UK Newswire Archive
22-08-2008 12:18A personal opinion on what limits the numbers of everyday people getting involved.
In a week that saw a conservative estimate of 115million put on the number of animals abused and killed each year worldwide in so-called scientific research, SPEAK campaign supporters met twice in Oxford to demonstrate their opposition to Oxford University's contribution to this shameful and disgusting statistic.
22-08-2008 11:32Campaign for Better Transport reveals the spiralling cost of environmentally damaging new roads.
22-08-2008 10:23Ken Livingstone tried to do over water usage in London, he blamed ordinary people and lectured them that they should stop leaving the tap on while brushing or having a long shower meanwhile Thames was losing 915 million litres a day, the regulator, the idiots paid to tell us what they are doing and then do nothing said - enough to fill 366 Olympic-sized swimming pools. He did not do anything about Thames Water and what he did do is a scandal, in London, most of the Victorian pipes in central and East London were bone dry and the problems were with North London, which cannot be fixed with plastic pipes. Thames Water replaced perfectly good cast iron pipes with plastic pipes and they do not even know their shelf life, some people predict 30 years. So you take out something that is perfectly OK, why? apparently
22-08-2008 10:06Demonstration at Edinburgh Airport against repression in Zapatistas Autonomous Communities in Chiapas, Mexico, Going On Now, 10:58 AM
22-08-2008 09:42Yorkshire NO2ID condems latest data loss scandel
22-08-2008 08:53Stop the War meeting, GEORGIA, NATO & THE SPREAD OF WAR.
Held at Friend's Meeting House on 14 August 2008.
22-08-2008 06:58Four years on from his reported acquittal, British activist Simon Chapman has allegedly been sentenced in absentia to over five years in prison for taking part in protests against the Thessaloniki EU summit in Greece in 2003. He was the target of a high-profile activist defence campaign after widespread coverage of police corruption in the case - videos show riot police planting a bag of Molotov cocktails on him which formed the basis of the case against him.
Picture shows the Khan of Kalat Beglar Begi [Prince among the Princes] Suleman Daud Ahmedzai with international human rights activist Peter Tachell protesting Pakistan's forced annexation of Baluchistan.
22-08-2008 00:04A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.