UK Newswire Archive
27-05-2008 14:00A survey, which was produced by the Institute of Public Health in Kosovska Mitrovica at the request of the representatives of the IDP camps in Northern Mitrovica confirmed previous allegations, according to which the lead level in the blood of Romani children living in these camps has remained at an alarmingly high level.
27-05-2008 13:49The company Blue NG has applied for planning permission to build the UK's first vegetable oil power plant in the UK, in Beckton, Newham. They plan a total of eight such plants overall. They specifically refer to burning palm oil, as well as rapeseed oil and jatropha oil in that plant. See below for details of forthcoming protests against those plans.
27-05-2008 13:09I have just finished reading INTERPOL's report on the computers that the government of Colombia says it found in an encampment of the FARC-EP on March 1. Reading the report I am once again fascinated with what experts can do with computers. But I am shocked that the world's best known detective agency cannot add three plus three.
27-05-2008 12:58In the ongoing row over attempts to force Library staff into uniforms,
library bosses appear to have made a concession toward allowing staff to
wear their own choice of clothes - but on the proviso that they are
based on the colour grey. Unsurprisingly, staff are still livid about
this. Gadfly investigates...
27-05-2008 12:32The Citex squat in Amsterdam has recently been illegally evicted.
27-05-2008 12:23Billion year contracts, physical labour, false imprisonment, and a mission to Clear the Planet. Welcome to the Sea Org.
27-05-2008 11:15Speakers include:
Mark Serwotka – General Secretary, PCS
Alan Walter – Secretary, Defend Council Housing
Heenal Rajani – Lambeth UNISON
Barbara Glosby – Lambeth Pensioners Association
27-05-2008 10:26Questioning and exposing the greenwashing activities of corporations, in particular, is something that the seasoned cynic makes light of; but sometimes our job is made more difficult, not so much by the quality of the greenwashing being used, but by the sheer weight of apparent “public” opinion supporting the views of the corporations.
27-05-2008 07:474th June, 12 Noon, The Level, Brighton
The Forward Intelligence Teams seem to really love anti arms trade campaigners. Having already made their presence felt through years of DSEi protests, they have also long been a fixture at EDO demos. More recently, they have been travelling further afield, and have been spotted at St Athans demos in Wales, and the Heckler and Koch protests in Nottingham.
26-05-2008 22:44The campaigners say the open cast mine will damage the environment
People who do not want a new opencast coal mine on land adjoining a country park in Derbyshire have held a protest.
26-05-2008 22:12Protest held on the Saturday 24th May 08.
26-05-2008 20:39Subject: EVANA Newsletter May 2008: Austrian activists in prison
26-05-2008 20:05Note the 'flat earth' perspective that Israel's Collective Punishment of Gaza was a response to the rockets this illegal policy - imposed to undermine the ELECTED Government of the Palestinians, divide the Palestinians, and stall the 'peace process' - actually provoked, which is repeated by nearly every mainstream media outlet.
26-05-2008 19:49Actually, International Law says the governments represented by the EU are colluding in a human rights/war crime.
26-05-2008 19:34The Met are as politically motivated as ever