UK Newswire Archive
17-06-2008 19:26Britain’s political establishment was thrown into turmoil by the unexpected resignation of the Conservatives’ Shadow Home Secretary David Davis on Thursday.
17-06-2008 18:50High drama, suspense and political intrigue drew audiences from the four corners of the nation for the World Premiere of “Washington, You’re Fired” at this year’s 28th annual Breckenridge Festival of Film.
17-06-2008 18:29Self-Harm in Immigration Detention 1st Quarter 2008 Jan/Feb/Mar
There were 48 incidents of Self-Harm requiring medical treatment in Jan/Feb/Mar 2008 this is an increase of 54% on the last quarter of 2007 Oct/Nov/Dec during which time there were 31 incidents.
17-06-2008 17:52CALL OUT: European CARAVAN to CHIAPAS in SOLIDARITY WITH ZAPATISTA AUTONOMY AND THE OTHER CAMPAIGN
27th July - 12th August 2008
17-06-2008 17:46This years punkathon SCUMFEST helded last weekend in a squatted car showrooms at EAST HILL, WANDSWORTH LONDON SW18 went brilliantly. Loads of bands from all over the place played and cops and the dim owners left it alone (more or less).
17-06-2008 17:32Excellent chance of it all hitting the fan at Unison conference today: the four left-leaning union activists that the union bureaucracy is presently trying to expel are holding a special protest meeting. It’s a meeting which anybody who is anybody in Unison has a substantial stake in.
The union bureaucracy’s witchhunt of these four respected officers is easily the biggest issue at conference this year. There are those who think that the union’s future is written in this battle. Either left or the right in the union must win.
17-06-2008 17:14Free Film show: FINALLY GOT THE NEWS - Revolutionary black unions in Detroit, 1970s
Saturday 28th JUNE, 8pm Pullens Centre, 184 Crampton St, London SE17
Followed by discussion and chat. With speaker Brian Ashton, an ex-car industry shop steward.
Hosted by 56a Infoshop and Mute Magazine
17-06-2008 17:10We've changed our address.
London Against Camden Danger Lab
17-06-2008 17:08Earlier this year, a petition was submitted to the British government calling for an investigation into links between UK Police and the Church of Scientology, a notorious international cult with an array of front groups at its disposal. The petition was dismissed out of hand, with a quote from a representative not even involved with the forces in question.
More recently, a second petition was submitted, this one calling for the British government to refrain from granting the Church of Scientology religious (and therefore tax-exempt) status. Today Number 10 issued its response. Take a guess what it was.
17-06-2008 17:04Highlights from NOAA's latest report of 6/13/08:
HUNTING TOWER DESTROYED (Germany)
UNILEVER, DHL PAINTED IN SUPPORT OF PRISONERS (Mexico)
TRUCK VANDALIZED AT FISH COMPANY (Sweden)
FUR SHOP LOCKS GLUED IN SUPPORT OF JEFF LUERS (Spain)
FELIX SAYS "FREE SEAN KIRTLEY" (UK)
BULLFIGHTING ARENA TARGETED (Spain)
HUNTING TOWER OUT OF SERVICE (Germany)
TOWN CLEANED OF CIRCUS POSTERS (Sweden)
SLOGANS PAINTED AT HOME OF BIRD BREEDER (Mexico)
SOLIDARITY IS OUR STRENGHT!!!
THE STATE IS OUR ENEMY!!!
17-06-2008 15:42On 3 and 4 of May, 2006, more than 2,500 state and federal Mexican police arrived at the small town of San Salvador Atenco, Mexico State, to repress members of a social movement (People´s Front in Defence of Land, FPDT) protesting in support of local flower sellers who had been displaced from their traditional place of work because the government was planning to build there a Wall Mart.
17-06-2008 15:40Sussex Police PSU's (Public Support Units) are the equivalent of the Met TSG (Tactical Support Groups), and are used in public order situations demos, matches, etc in teams of around 25 officers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_Support_Unit_(UK)
Recent FOI disclosure gives a glimpse at Sussex PSU fitness and numbers and its commitment to the Home Office to provide nine PSU's in Sussex who are on call to respond to 'outbreaks of disorder' . 225 officers trained to at least level 2 fitness standards.
This spectacle, created by anti-aviation group Plane Stupid Scotland, is a huge visual reminder that aviation remains a massive elephant in the room as long as emissions from aviation continue to be ignored in the Climate Change Bill.
17-06-2008 13:16A new Hunt Saboteurs group has been launched in West Yorkshire to combat local bloodsports using non-violent direct action to save the lives of animals.
17-06-2008 13:08Having been arrested under Sec 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 for "intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise" towards the FIT team, 3 of the 4 arrestees have now been charged with the less obscure charge of Obstruct Police.