Skip to content or view screen version

UK Newswire Archive

Full article

This Week In Palestine – Week 28 2008

11-07-2008 18:03


This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 5th, through July, 11th, 2008.

Full article

ALF/ELF Direct Action; Sweden, Australia, UK, Spain & Mexico

11-07-2008 17:28

6th-8th June


Full article

Abuse of Process Bollocks...

11-07-2008 17:03

Is it within article 10 of the Human Rights Act to say bollocks in public?

To Parliament?

Full article

Help Save Wensley Hillside Peak District National Park

11-07-2008 16:05

From this
Glebe Mines, owned by INEOS (the multi-billion pound company that owns Runcorn chemical works) have put in an application to the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) to build an open pit quarry on Wensley Hillside. The site, which is 6 miles from Bakewell, is within the Peak Park and is 2 miles away from the scene of the well-known Stanton Moor quarrying disputes.

Full article

"About forced labour and other rights" by Gabriel Pombo da Silva

11-07-2008 13:57

... This is Gabriel's call to the hungerstrike which will take place in the first week of August (1-7th) against the conditions of detention in the German jails. He explains himself the context and the objectives he sees in this hungerstrike.

Full article | 5 additions | 18 comments

An Open Letter to the Camp for Climate Action

11-07-2008 11:50

Dear Camp for Climate Action,

Firstly thank you for contacting me. I'm hopping mad about what I've
heard, but I may not have been told the whole story. I can tell you too
the mining community whats left of us feel utterly betrayed by rumours
about you swinging all your efforts to close down what remains of the coal
industry. There are debates about counter-demonstrations etc and press
statements from the power workers and miners. So its vital we do not take
up cudgels over this unless and until and at least that we know where each
other stand. I was a matter of interest with the National General
secretary of the NUM and the Yorkshire Area Leadership last weekend and
they are spitting feathers about the Drax demonstration. The slogans on
the demonstration and the statements made to the press by the protestsrs
demonstrated no concern for the miners, railway workers or power workers.
There was no consultation with us, no debate with us, no seeing what we
wanted or how we see the world or how we can see if there is anything is
common. 'Leave It In The Ground' was the banner which was unfurled at
Drax, 'it' being the coal, and the miners ? where do we leave them ? that
bit wasn't answered. We know where John Major and Maggie Thatcher and
Harold Wilson left us, on the dung heap, and most of us are still there.

Full article | 2 comments

Theses on the Basic Income Discussion

11-07-2008 11:14

Poverty can only be overcome globally. A change of perspective is necessary so social assistance is seen as positive and not as negative. Without a committment to human dignity and a human future, barbarism seems inevitable given the vast numbers of economic refugees. Radical redistribution, nationally and internationally, is the command of the hour. More articles are available at

Full article

Reminder: Noise demo UK Coal this Monday 14th July

11-07-2008 11:12

Keep up the pressure on UK Coal to stop their profiteering from climate destruction. Tell them we can’t live with their new open cast sites.

Full article

Around the Campaigns Friday 11 July 2008

11-07-2008 10:52

Another airline may be backing off carrying deportees

Full article

A wave of school students' strikes hits Germany

10-07-2008 23:38

students' protest in Berlin
On 22 May, about 8,000 students in Berlin demonstrated through the inner city. On 12June, there were students' strikes in at least eight different cities, from Tübingen in the south-west to Bad Doberan in the north-east, with a total of 15,000 participants. On 16 June, another 3,000 Berlin students protested in front of the city hall.

Full article | 1 comment

Another Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons manufacturers HQ in Nottingham

10-07-2008 22:35

On Tuesday 8th July, people had initially met on the corner of Abbey Bridge and the road leading to Lenton Lane. Then, arriving together, people gathered at the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch, based within the Easter Park Industrial Estate on Lenton Lane, Nottingham.

Full article | 8 comments

First, the "extremists", then the "radicals", then the world

10-07-2008 18:27

The ACPO recently released a strategy with which to tackle "extremism". This was circulated among local authorities and strategic partnerships in order to co-opt their help in delivering it. The strategy seeks to identify, isolate, muffle and divert any protest and concern that is not channelled through the "official" and "normative" streams, and to establish these "extremists" as enemies of democracy. First, they came for the "extremists" ...

Full article | 1 comment

Cologne (Germany): Call against international racists conference in September

10-07-2008 16:56

From the 19th to the 21st of September, racists and neofascists from Austria (FPÖ), Belgium (Vlaams Belang), Italy (Lega Nord), the USA (Robert Taft Group), Great Britain (British National Party), Spane and Hungary are planning to hold a so called „Anti-Islamization-Congress“, invited by the self constituted citizens' initiative „pro Köln“ (pro Cologne), to spread their propagandha against people with other origin ore religion under the smokescreen of a pretended critique on Islam.

We will not tolerate such a international racist gathering, so we are calling to impede this conference! With the tool of civil disobedience we will defy „pro Köln“ and their entourage...

Get participated on the mass-blockades in Cologne!!!

Full article

Memories of the Camp for Climate Action UK 2007

10-07-2008 16:32

Want to know about what the camp for climate action is like? What to expect when you get there or what would it be like to bring your kid along?

Full article

Boris cuts wages of London’s poorest!

10-07-2008 15:50

The Guardian reveal their true colours today with a story claiming that Boris Johnson is to raise the minimum wage for ten of thousands of Londoners to £7.40 an hour. (1)

Full article

Palestine Today 071008

10-07-2008 15:01

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Thursday July 10th, 2008.

Full article

News International threatens Media Lens with legal and police action

10-07-2008 14:44

Following on from the news that News International threatened Media Lens with legal and police action, Media Lens has posted a new alert about the repression. This was in connection with their critical commentary on the bias of the Times over Iran and the nuclear issue. Media Lens, for those who have not encountered their work, are a small (three person) web-based team who analyse British media output, especially at the "liberal" end of the spectrum. Since 2001 they have been publishing free email 'alerts' about mainstream distortion and bias based on Chomsky and Herman's "Propaganda Model" in their book "Manufacturing Consent".

Related Indymedia article:

Posted from:

Will be soon archived here:

Full article

Lambeth residents and workers confront council over privatisation

10-07-2008 14:08

Save Our Services Campaigners Outside Lambeth Town Hall
A group of local trade unions and community groups fighting against plans to privatise local services yesterday confronted the Labour-run Council behind them. Under the banner of "Save Our Services in Lambeth", the group, including local teachers, lecturers, local government workers, tenants and leaseholders packed the public gallery at Lambeth Town Hall and quizzed the Cabinet Members responsible for widespread cuts and privatisation.

Full article | 1 comment

Class struggle, not the market, to save the planet

10-07-2008 13:31

A political economist and activist who directs the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, Patrick Bond was a featured guest speaker at the Green Left Weekly Social Change — Climate Change conference ( ) held in Sydney in April.

Author of a range of books, including Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society, Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation, and Walk left, Talk Right: South Africa’s Frustrated Global Reforms, Bond is a long-time advocate for radical solutions to the climate and social catastrophe wraught by global capitalism.

Lauren Carroll Harris spoke to Bond at the conference about responses to climate change.

Full article

Wembley Tent City Occupation: Press Release, 30/06/2008

10-07-2008 13:13

The Latest Press Release from the Wembley Tent City Occupation: Smash School Privatisation, dated 30 June 2008.