UK Newswire Archive
25-10-2008 18:17The first West Africa Regional Conference of the African Socialist International (ASI), held in Freetown-Sierra Leone from October 20-22, 2008 was attended by over 500 people each day, with roughly 80% of its participants less than 30 years old. It was also attended by international observers, including the Ambassador from Iran, who delivered a solidarity statement from that country.
Mebonia was with EU monitorsat the time of the attack
Giorgi Mebonia, the governor of the Tsalenjikha district of Georgia, has been killed in an explosion close to the border with Abkhazia.A Georgian villager also died in the attack and a police officer was injured, in the village of Mujava on Saturday, according to officials.In the bordering village ... the situation started heating up last night when according to the residents of this village said that they heard a series on gun shots and artillary coming towards the village ... And according to them it was not just Abkhazians but also Russians soldiers patroling the area.
HEATING UP AGAIN ?
25-10-2008 17:03The Palestinian cause is the right of return for all refugees and nothing less.
There is nothing new about scapegoating migrants and blaming them for the various problems of our society and the system of which they, too, are victims. But the latest comments by the new Immigration Minister and the depressing media coverage they received were too much to swallow.
25-10-2008 15:19Mauritius is the 4th largest exporter of monkeys for "scientific" research, and the largest exporter of "wild-caught" monkeys (ie monkeys taken directly from nature and shipped to unimaginable horrors in laboratories). The use of wild-caught monkeys is considered so unconscionable that even the pro-vivisection British government has outlawed the practice, however regressive nations such as France, the USA and Japan still use them.
25-10-2008 13:56MORE DOG DEATHS AT "DANGEROUS" TRACK
Group renews call for end to greyhound racing at Peterborough
25-10-2008 13:06We are increasingly concerned about environmental and economic arguments being used to push through right-wing anti-immigration policies.
This is why we threw a pie at Phil Woolas, Minister for Borders and
Immigration yesterday (see here for picture and video http://nobordersmanchester.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-cant-do-this-hes-government.html).
25-10-2008 10:45'Minibar', on John Street, Bath has become the latest in a long string of Bath establishments to choose to remove foie gras from the menu after drawing attention from the local activist community.
25-10-2008 02:23After hearing Alan Greenspan's "testimony" before the Congressional hearing (made up of millionaires and multi-millionaires), I'm reminded of the police chief in Casablanca... "I am shocked, shocked to find gambling going on here..."
IN THE VIRTUAL REALITY OF THE CRACKDOWN ON ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTESTS
24-10-2008 22:53Eight people were found not guilty by Derby Magistrates Court today. They were arrested after blocking the main gates of Rolls Royce marine power operations limited with two quarter of a ton concrete blocks for several hours in April this year. Two other protestors who blocked a second gate were found guilty.
24-10-2008 20:29Beleaguered Minister for Borders and Immigration Phil Woolas took a cream pie to the face in Manchester this afternoon as he attended a debate at Manchester University. Woolas was also presented with the first annual 'eco-nationalist of the year' award.
24-10-2008 19:31Come and join Exeter Critical Mass, November 1st. First Saturday of every month, meet outside Exeter Cathedral
Sugar cane cutter in Colombia have been on strike for around 6 weeks against their conditions of work and service - described as an example of modern slavery. They earn half the Colombian minimum wage. The government has arrested six of the leaders