UK Newswire Archive
20-06-2008 15:44OpenSpace's second planning meeting will be on Tuesday 1 July 2008 – 7 pm
At NoID Gallery, 26 Calvert Avenue, E2
20-06-2008 15:14Following a series of successful events in recent months (June 19th: McLibel
Trial Anniversary, June 3rd: Day of Action on Food and Climate Change, May
15th: McLibel Human Rights Anniversary) activists are interested in
organising future events along similar lines.
20-06-2008 15:04A benefit gig for green scare prisoner Eric McDavid, recently
sentenced to 20 years in prison for 'conspiracy to commit arson' on a
genetics lab in the USA (more info at www.supporteric.org), and,
depending on how far the proceeds go, also for the vegan prisoners
support group (www.vpsg.org).
ADMISSION FREE, to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org
LUX 28, 28 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EZ www.lux28.org.uk (train: Dalston Kingsland overground,?bus: 236, 242, 243, 149, 76, 67)
20-06-2008 13:30The farm house on the prospective open cast coal site that was squatted this week has receieved its papers.
20-06-2008 13:22Physicians for Human Rights, based in Washington, D.C., has just published a report entitled Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture and its Impact. It presents a very detailed and exhaustive study of the medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel and its impact on the victimized detainees. The group has effectively documented the systematic use of torture during interrogations at Abu Graib, Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere and they call for an immediate end to the use these illegal and immoral practices.
20-06-2008 12:43The financial cost of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is crippling the Israeli economy. But the price exacted by 40 years of occupation goes beyond a mere monetary debit – no more so than in Hebron.
20-06-2008 10:49Experiences in Guyana, in Kenya and in Zimbabwe have taught us that it is a mistake to adopt western standards of victory as our own, write Horace Campbell and Eusi Kwayana. Victory for us must mean reconciliation of divided populations. Reconciliation will fail utterly if it is imposed; or allows free rein to corruption, militarism or if it ignores the choices of the people in valid elections. We have responsibility as progressives and Pan-Africanists to Zimbabwe.
Despite the fact that Israel killed 58 Palestinian children since the start of 2008 (Palestinian Centre for Human Rights) EU foreign ministers on Wednesday agreed to strengthen ties with Israel. The EU policy of rewarding Israel, the aggressor, has caused the Irish electorate to loose confidence in the EU's competence to espouse a foreign policy which represents the views of most Irish people, especially in regard to the Israel/Palestine conflict.
20-06-2008 00:44Now read that carefully before you wet your underwear. The EU has decided to lift sanctions on Cuba despite opposition by the USA, which will now continue as the only state sanctioning Cuba. As the BBC European editor Mark Marsdell put it very pithily on his blog "The foreign ministers' dinner finished about half an hour ago. They've decided to lift sanctions against Cuba". Meanwhile the Spanish language press has produced pages and pages of this and that spinning the decision any which way just in case tomorrow's first editions don't have a decent terror or escaped human story.
PRESS RELEASE EMBARGO: IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANTI ARMS PROTESTERS GRANTED LEGAL AID AFTER HIGH COURT THREAT
Contact: Andrew Beckett or Chloe Marsh
Anti-War Protestors Back In Court
Wednesday, 16th July, 8.15 AM, London
19-06-2008 13:59Four immigration detainees who are currently being hunted by police were part of "planned escape", a senior police officer has said.