UK Newswire Archive
It is time to take not only Obama to task, but faux progressives to task as well. They are the Obamites who claimed they would hold his feet to the fire if we would just shut up and let him get elected. It is time to protest against them too and call them out for being the hypocrites they are.
12-02-2009 20:59Plane Stupid Brighton Activists have interrupted a public meeting during a speech by Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, unveiling a banner highlighting the hypocritical actions of the government in relation to aviation and climate change. The action exposes the contradiction between the government's stated aim to cut 80% of CO2 emissions by 2050 and their plans to massively expand the aviation sector in the UK. The banner accuses the government of becoming a "Hypocracy" - a democracy governed by hypocrites.
12-02-2009 20:50We've upload video clips covering our activities over the last few months
12-02-2009 19:39THE sorry tale of seafarers onboard the Orient Steamship capesize bulker Silver Constellation being left unpaid and running out of food exposes an ugly underside of the global shipping industry.
12-02-2009 19:02The students occupying one section of the Arts building on campus have peacefully ended their action, having seen their demands addressed by the University. This action was provisionally a success. Thankyou to everyone involved for their support.
This has been an extraordinary week for British resident, torture victim and Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed. Last Thursday, his lawyers’ ten-month campaign to secure the disclosure of documents in the possession of the British government, which apparently confirm details of his “extraordinary rendition” and torture, sparked a crisis when the High Court judges in his case, Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Lloyd Jones, bowed to pressure from the foreign secretary, David Miliband, not to make public a summary of the evidence because the US government had threatened to re-evaluate its intelligence sharing relationship with the UK, which “could inflict on the citizens of the United Kingdom a very considerable increase in the dangers they face at a time when a serious terrorist threat still pertains.”
06/02/09: Administrative building of the police attacked with butyric acid
05/02/09: Attack against the CDU offices
01/02/09: „Car-Lofts“ attacked with stones and color
01/02/09: Several buildings spraypainted
31/01/09: Again two arsons against upperclass cars
30/01/09: CDU offices trashed
30/01/09: Porsche torched
28/01/09: Action against DHL: letter boxes painted olive green
28/01/09: BMW burned
27/01/09: Again a car burned in Berlin: state security investigates
Keeping up the pressure against Barclays, today SHAC Birmingham protested once again outside 2 of their branches in the city centre.
Bad weather as well as bad mannered Barclays staff during the protests were not to deter us in the slightest, as we begun out first demo against this unethical bank with unethical investments, trying to make money from puppy killing.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,
www.imemc.org, for Thursday, February 12th, 2009.
12-02-2009 13:33Brighton Voices in Exile Press Release
12th February 2009 - For Immediate Release
For more details call Brighton Voices In Exile on 01273 328598/07825536489 or email email@example.com
Photos of the family and interviews are available on request
There are disturbing signs that business as usual is planned, more witch-hunt cases will follow, and "war on terror" efforts will persist for another four years. It's not change to believe in, in fact, none at all at a time the need is greater than ever.
12-02-2009 12:23On 3 and 4 April the heads of state and government of NATO will meet in Baden-Baden and Strasbourg to celebrate NATOs 60th birthday. We think: 60 years of NATO are not a reason to celebrate, but a reason to resist nonviolently!
12-02-2009 10:55Journalists at the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds Weekly News are balloting for strike action to defend their jobs.
12-02-2009 10:31In South African's shack settlements activists are increasingly using music to oppose government policies that violate the rights of the poor. Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM), a grassroots movement of shack dwellers and War on Want partner, has been at the forefront of this powerful form of resistance.
12-02-2009 10:19A copy of the motion of censure that Green Party councilors tried to table at 29 Jan 09 full city council meeting, is now available at the www.wikileaks.org website.
Convenors of the council meeting blocked the motion on 16th January 2009 just hours before EDO MBM was decomissioned by six peace activists.
The document was leaked because the Green Party said they would press release the refusal (see handwritten note) but never did.