UK Newswire Archive
23-02-2009 11:28For most of the past century, Britain's secret state bugged, blacklisted and spied on leftists, trade unionists and peace campaigners, as well as Irish republicans and anyone else regarded as a "subversive" threat to the established order.
23-02-2009 09:55According to the FT, the Government has decided to extend more credit to Northern Wreck as a way of propping up the falling housing market. The bank is also to be broken up into a good bank and a bad bank with taxpayers left to cover the losses on the toxic waste, whilst the private sector will no doubt be allowed to pick up the healthy part on the cheap.
23-02-2009 03:21There are plans to build a deadly virus containment facility and animal testing lab on a Camden Council house estate, alongside St Pancras International behind the British Library. The threat of virus leak is very real, Foot & Mouth disease was leaked form govt facility Pirbright in Surrey into the water supply. Camden needs council homes and community facilites not a deadly lab.
This is part 6 of a series, for parts 1-5 see:
23-02-2009 00:28You may wish to come on Tuesday 24th February at 11.00 am to the High Court of Justice to show your support for Gaza and protest against the British Government's failure to stop supporting the Israeli aggressor.
22-02-2009 23:58In November 2008 a gathering of reflection and planning for a new anti-militarist movement took place in Edinburgh. Having taken a critical look at the current state of the anti-militarist/anti-war/peace movement in the UK whilst celebrating the movement's successes and analysing its shortcomings, the Anti- Militarist Network (AMN) was formed.
Join us for the second gathering to further discuss how we can build an anti-militarist movement capable of resisting and stopping current and future militarism and aggressive state violence.
This gathering will also continue to bring together a broad-based network of groups and individuals to begin mobilising for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly that will take place 13th-17th November 2009.
Friday, 20th February - Another nine HLS customers are demoed
'Our mission is clear, our demands simple and straight forward, our motivation indestructible. We will not sit idly by or look the other way whilst animals pine away and suffer inside HLS!'
In response to questions by Dr. Kaveh Afrasiabi, the IAEA spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, has issued a statement clarifying the IAEA's position regarding the misleading articles in the US and European press concerning Iran's production of low-enriched uranium.
22-02-2009 21:44You are invited to the second Palestine Cafe Happening in Southampton
22-02-2009 20:58For Immediate Release
February 22, 2009
Federal Authorities Arrest Peaceful Protesters
Animal Liberation Front, Other Clandestine Groups Prosper as Result
The Washington Post broke the news on Friday that Binyam Mohamed, British resident, Guantánamo prisoner, victim of “extraordinary rendition” and torture, and the subject of high-profile court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, will be returning to the UK “early next week,” according to “a source involved in the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the subject.”
22-02-2009 19:07A new issue of Dark Nights is available for download as a PDF file, it is an anarchist freesheet covering recent repression and resistance news (4 pages, folded A3).
22-02-2009 17:32"While legal perils swirl around George W Bush's White House lawyers for their role in empowering torturers, Bush will cross an international border--possibly for the first time--as a free and private citizen." Bush should be arrested for war crimes, in Canada, March 17
22-02-2009 14:57Urgent ELP! Bulletin (21st February 2009)
ELP has just heard that two Swedish boys/young men have been remanded into custody today accused of an arson against a fur/leathershop in Orebro.
22-02-2009 14:04ISM Gaza Strip
Israeli Military Shoot Gaza Farmer - 18th February 2009 Israeli forces shot a twenty year-old Palestinian farmer as he worked his land in the village of Al-Faraheen, east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. International Human Rights Activists were accompanying the group of farmers
22-02-2009 13:34Free Markets. That’s what we are supposed to have: free markets. Free markets are where one person can exchange something of value with another person, all without any encumbrances by the government. We have never had free markets, nor will we ever. Worse, you wouldn’t want a truly free market.