UK Newswire Archive
27-01-2009 00:52Protest the fatal imprisonment of another woman at the notorious HMP Styal - Alison Colk was found hanging in a cell just one day into a 28 day sentence.
On a lighter note this appearance by Tony Benn on the beeb is fucking hilarious:
Sunday 25th January saw the national Animal Rights Coaliton meeting (ARC) take place at the Beesley Green Community Centre near Manchester. Attendees came from as far afield as Birmingham, Nottingham, North Wales, Leeds, Lancashire, London, Swansea, Coventry and of course Manchester. There was also a representative of the Mexican Animal Rights movement who attended to see how the process of Animal Rights activism in the UK was organised.
Notable absentees it would seem, refreshingly, were PC Plum and his camera wielding hordes, due to the heightened threat of terrorist activity in the town of Balamory perhaps?
Kicking at 10am with a chance to form and strengthen bonds between AR activists from across the country, the event drew in excess of 50 people, both human and canine. Far from presenting an image of a movement in fear, licking it's wounds following recent high profile trials, including the sentencing of a number of SHAC activists for conspiracy to blackmail and the start of Mel Broughton's retrial, the mood was on the whole upbeat, positive and imaginative.
26-01-2009 22:19Demonstration by refugees attacked by riot police in Tuscany.
16 women on hungerstrike in Lampedusa.
In Rome attacks of Eastern European by fascists.
26-01-2009 22:09Dear Friends,
Below is a new article written by Jeff, focusing on the need for alternative
energy in our communities. Please take a moment to read it and forward or share
In addition, we want to wish everyone a Happy 2009! Less than one year from
now, Jeff will be free again. In the meantime, we've got lots of work to do
making sure that Jeff's transition is as easy as possible. Please continue your
letters of support to Jeff, and donations to Jeff's education and release fund
are constantly needed and greatly appreciated.
Thank you again for all your support and solidarity.
-Friends of Jeffrey Free Luers
26-01-2009 22:08Extract from a recent Tehran Times interview with David Rovics.
In May David will be touring the UK with Attila the Stockbroker and Fiona Keanan, including Edinburgh, Bannermans, 18/05/09.
26-01-2009 18:53BBC reports that EU Humanitarian aid chief Louis Michel has said Hamas bore "overwhelming responsibility" for what has happened in Gaza. This helps them justify the decision not to support any appeals of aid to Gaza.
26-01-2009 18:34Don’t forget to watch Chickens, Hugh and Tesco Too in Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. This programme will reveal what happened when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attempted to change Tesco’s policies of selling intensively reared chicken.
Our 2009 online gallery - our sixth - is up and running, so
if you have something to submit, please send us a small-ish photo,
description or recording*.
26-01-2009 17:51More than 1200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since December 27th, more than 400 of which are children. They have deliberately targeted individuals in their homes, schools, hospitals as well as U.N compounds.
EDO MBM make vital components for the Paveway4 precision guided bomb, Hellfire missiles, and bomb release clips for F15 and F16 fighter aircraft.
26-01-2009 17:47Sir Nicholas Stern: market obsessed economist or environmental saviour? You could be excused for thinking the latter; so here's something that should make things a bit clearer.
26-01-2009 17:25The BBC’s Mike Fudge said “Some viewers think that when there is a major catastrophe, the BBC should help the Aid Agencies in their work to stop civilians suffering and dying – what we might call ‘being humane’.”
“But other viewers disagree, and think that babies with limbs torn off should go through lots and lots of pain, a nasty infection, and death – what we might call ‘being inhumane’ or ‘cruel’. It is not the BBC’s place to judge which of these positions is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.”
He explained: “It is often difficult for news networks to strike a balance between humanity and cruelty. By telling the Aid Agencies to get lost, we ensure that everyone thinks we’re being fair.”