UK Newswire Archive
29-01-2009 12:36The Home Office has said today that Manchester is being considered as a 'beacon area' for the introduction of ID cards, ie. it is to be one of the first places where mandatory ID cards will be introduced for British citizens.
29-01-2009 09:42"Sow stalls are like battery cages - intolerable cruelty to produce our food," says Joanna Lumley, patron of farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming.
The family were previously detained and threatened with forcible removal as recently as August after their claim for asylum was refused. On that occasion they were released and the flight stopped when their lawyer successfully applied to the High Court for a judicial review of the decision to remove them.
Rashida and her sons arrived in the UK in 2007 after fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan. As Ahmadiyya Muslims, they were subject to death threats and were attacked at home by the extremist group Khadam-e-Nabuad, during which Mahmood was stabbed and Rashida's husband fled.
29-01-2009 02:00A proposal for everyone concerned by climate change and who wants to
make a difference... Please discuss, and forward widely!
Here goes...possibly what will be my last photo report from inside the occupation, given recent events.
Mind you, it's not over yet!
29-01-2009 01:07This is the statement issued by the general assembly of the Cambridge law school occupation about their imminent threat of eviction.
29-01-2009 00:51At about 9pm the university closed the doors of the occupation not
allowing anyone to go in any more. A statement from the university was
distributed inside stating that the occupiers were trespassing (but of
course no injunction -- therefore not making it an actual legal issue
yet.) A group of about 50 people were outside to show their
solidarity, including lots of people who had left the occupation to be
present at the CUSU (student union) meeting where motions relating to
the occupation were discussed.
28-01-2009 22:05The following is from the Cambridge Gaza Solidarity Occupation at the Law Faculty...
28-01-2009 21:56Mumia Abu-Jamal on Prison Radio:
Denis Brutus Freedom Fighter of Global Apartheid
In support of the Day of Action against Bayer, activists visited their offices in Building 230, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WB.
28-01-2009 20:40Students of Sheffield this evening occupied an upper floor lecture theater in Sheffield Hallam University after a meeting on the conflict in Gaza.
28-01-2009 20:07This is a continuation of an earlier report:
Teh courtcase is postponed to April, apparently, and there was a supporting demo in Sevilla. Here are infos in spanish, maybe someone could translate or summarise them in English, pleeeze?
Video (Interviews, demo):
Messages of support:
28-01-2009 20:02The proposed measures threaten the safety and incomes of sex workers at a time when economic conditions are worsening. It is likely to make sex workers more, not less, vulnerable, making it more difficult for workers to denounce cases of exploitation, abuse or assault at work.