UK Newswire Archive
What better way could one of us spend our birthday than standing up for the animals and naming and shaming animal abusers? We were feeling so generous we thought we'd even give Barclays a few presents of our own - so we headed there with our placards, leaflets, banner and megaphone we made sure they wouldn't feel left out as we know from previous demos they truly appreciate being exposed of their unethical investments in HLS.
18-02-2009 18:07Take it to the limit
normblog 18/02/2009 15:52 Norm
The problem with describing a view as 'extreme' and the person who holds it as an 'extremist' is that it assumes some nearby point relative to which the putative extreme and putative extremist are thus distantly situated; and it assumes that it's the very distance that matters. Take the idea that people are to be considered extremists if they 'fail to condemn the killing of British soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan'. Not even if they approve of or condone it; if they merely fail to condemn it.
A lot of the time, I quote other people simply because they’ve said what I wanted to but never got around to it. I frequently get criticised on here for taking a hardline stance on environmental issues, especially on supporting groups like Plane Stupid, because they’re seen as too alienating. Because Middle England won’t agree, the argument goes, these people are a danger to the cause. I always disagree.
18-02-2009 17:45Unable to attend the Viva Palestina convoy send-off in London, I watched video footage of the occasion with tears in my eyes.
Here at last were people of courage and moral backbone... a dying breed in Britain, I had thought. How easily they put our leaders to shame.
18-02-2009 17:13A place for those interested in the anti-nuke movement.
18-02-2009 16:39This informational event brings together documentaries showing
different examples of activism on precarious labour and aims at opening up a
debate on what comes next in the struggle against insecurity and
casualisation in the workplace.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,
www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, February 18th, 2009.
18-02-2009 16:12The Confidential Intelligence Unit was formally set up by ACPO in 1999, as part of the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, it existed informally as part of Special Branch long before that, as detailed below.
Note for admins: yes this comes from mainstream newspaper, but it's not all available online.
18-02-2009 15:20On March 14th the BNP are planning to hold their first ever mass rally in a UK city.
18-02-2009 15:12The popular international anarchist discussion forum anarchistblackcat.org has now added a forum specific for anarchists and those interested in anarchism in Britain.
Like the other forums there a high level of discussion will be maintained through post-posting moderation according to a set of transparent rules. You can read and post to the forum at http://www.anarchistblackcat.org/viewforum.php?f=63
18-02-2009 14:15After several doctor's reports of unusual wounds and over 500 amputations in the recent war in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of using and testing new, horrific weapons, including DIME bombs, and has urged the International Criminal Court in The Hague to try Israel for the use of these weapons as war crimes.
18-02-2009 10:56Being anti-Israel is not always anti-Semitic. However Howard Jacobson argues today in 'The Independent', to see 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is. Is the 'European disease' really making a return in Britain today or is this just paranoia?
18-02-2009 10:50Draft Notice of Constitutional Matter: Why Judges should NEVER be allowed control of the Bill of Rights
You will note an International Criminal Court no. OTP-CR-415_09
The court documents are itemised so are easy to read, and self-explanatory
18-02-2009 07:58The London Guantánamo Campaign and Brighton Against Guantánamo held a demonstration on Tuesday (17 February) lunchtime to call on the US president to release British resident Binyam Mohamed who has been held at Guantánamo Bay without trial for over four and a half years. Free Binyam now!
18-02-2009 02:55Just some of the Israeli officials wanted for war-crimes:
18-02-2009 01:46The Terrorist Organization known as “alQaeda” has not mainly attacked oppressors or westerners, at least, not in Iraq. Instead of fighting the brutal US Occupation and enjoying the Safety guaranteed by the Iraqis who welcomed them first (when they thought they would help them), they seriously damaged the Iraqi Resistance and it’s image in the world.
18-02-2009 01:39Speech delivered by Nadine Rosa-Rosso* at the The Beirut International Forum for Resistance, Anti-Imperialism, Solidarity between Peoples and Alternatives, held from January 16 to 18, 2009.
All of the issue's contents will be available here on 20.2, please check back then!
Come celebrate the launch of #4 with us this Saturday 21.2, at Freedom Bookshop from 6.30 onward. Tons of copies of the new issue, a screening of a brand new documentary on the revolt and the latest news from Greece.
Freedom is in Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX