UK Newswire Archive
01-07-2008 19:15WEDNESDAY 2nd JULY
Screening of G8 shorts and the film 'Public Blue', about the eviction of the
homeless/squatter communities in Japan. There will info about Saturday's
protest and discussion.
at Bowl Court Social Centre ( http://bowlcourt.wordpress.com/ )
01-07-2008 18:24The UK Action Medics are running a 2 1/2 day street medic training in Leeds during the run-up to Climate Camp. It will be a 20 hour course that will teach you the basics of general First Aid, as well as skills to deal with medical situations specific to direct action, such as dealing with chemical weapons and the police. We will also be offering sections specifically tailored to situations likely to arise at this year’s Climate Camp, such as water safety and public health. The course will involve scenarios and hands-on practice and, although we cannot offer you any official accreditation, the 2 1/2 day training is the minimum standard for membership of the Action Medics, and will equip you for a wide range of situations, from hypothermia to baton wounds.
01-07-2008 16:54Starbucks marketing presents them as a trendy, ethical corporation. However, when it comes to their own workers they are ruthless union-busters determined to stop their employees from organising.
01-07-2008 16:53Uhuru Movement leaders were arrested last night in Alabama. On the way to the airport they stopped for gas near their home, which is in the vicinity of the Alabama A&M University, where the Black Arts Festival had just concluded.
Pictures (C) 2008, Peter Marshall. All rights reserved.
01-07-2008 16:03FROM THEIR NAME, ENGLISH NATURE WOULD SOUND LIKE AN ORGANISATION WHO PROTECT WILDLIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT FROM THOSE WANTING TO DESTROY IT. HOWEVER, THE SAD REALITY IS THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GIVING AUTHORISATION FOR GROUSE SHOOTING INCLUDING THE NEW PROPOSALS TO RETURN THE BLOODSPORT TO ILKLEY MOOR.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday July 1st, 2008.
ALF CHICKIN' NICKIN' (UK)
TOILETS PLUGGED AT STAPLES (USA)
VIVISECTION SUPPLIER'S OFFICES REDECORATED (Switzerland)
STOCKHOLM ACTIVISTS CONTINUE WAR AGAINST FUR (Sweden)
PET SHOP HIT TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW (Mexico)
PIGLET FREED (UK)
TWO MORE STOCKHOLM FUR SHOPS GIVE UP (Sweden)
WINDOWS SMASHED AT LEATHER SHOP (Sweden)
FREEDOM FOR BOAR (Spain)
20 PHEASANTS FREED FROM BREEDER (Sweden)
FUR SHOP LOCKS GLUED (Sweden)
01-07-2008 13:37Last night (June 27), three Hong Kong citizen journalists who have
been registered with the Citizens' Media Center (Sapporo) were
detained by Immigration, and were on the verge of being deported.
This morning, Susan George (ATTAC France) was stopped and questioned
at the airport. Ms George is 74 years old, and her detention
demonstrates a lack of humanity on the part of authorities.
[japanese edition: g8medianetwork.org/ja/node/183]
01-07-2008 12:19This story has been running in the mainstream media, both local and national press, since mother of five Natalie Bracht, left her home in Sunderland on 17th May this year and went on the run. With joint British and German nationality, Natalie settled in Sunderland with her five daughters in 2006. She told local papers and social services that she had fled her home city of Dusseldorf to escape a dangerous husband involved in a religious cult. She was provided with housing and benefits etc but whether the authorities believed this story or not is unclear. What we do know is that Childrens Services were involved in the case from the beginning.
For Freedom of Movement and Freedom To Protest!
On the 5th of July 2008, people all around the world will protest
against the G8 summit 2008 in Japan. Globalisation has created huge
movements of people to the centres of capitalism. However whilst capital
- money and commodities - has been granted ever-expanding
freedom of movement, the movement of workers as migrants is subject to
increasingly complex and brutal systems of control.
We are calling for a protest against the UK Border Agency.
It is time to join forces, for freedom of movement, the freedom to
protest and equal rights for all !
01-07-2008 11:37After losing the case on 12th June there is no news of bailiffs or eviction as yet so events are still going down. Last week saw post critical mass ping-pong raising a bit of money for london social centres and a discussion about ROG social centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia....
01-07-2008 11:08Meeting: The attack on labour rights today: Iraqi, US and UK union solidarity
against war, occupation and enforced privatisation
US trade union activist and convener of US Labor Against War, Gene Bruskin will be speaking in London this Monday. His home is currently at risk of repossession under mafia legislation being used to try and break the United Food and Commerical Services Union which he works for - see the story here http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/18/business/main3379852.shtml
Alongside him will be Iraqi oil expert Kamil Mahdi, who was in Basra last year for an anti-privatisation conference organised by the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions.