UK Newswire Archive
03-03-2009 19:13After almost six hours the Plane Stupid Scotland's action at Aberdeen airport ended with the protesters voluntarily unlocking themselves from their blockade. The eleven people, including local residents that this morning breached the airport fence have now been arrested. The protesters were told by police to dismantle their peaceful protest because the taxiway they were secured to was needed by an emergency helicopter. A baby apparently required urgent treatment, and any other approach would cause delays. Obviously the safety of the public was of paramount concern to the activists and so they duly removed themselves....
Protecting common law rules of ultra vires and natural justice, against deprivation of rights under color of law, what is the due process of law, that judges apply the law as passed by the parliament.
What safeguards does the Senate have to protect the integrity and application of the rule of law, of Commonwealth of Australia laws, and Australian judicial system within the Commonwealth, and the separation of powers of the Executive and the Judiciary? Are Mandamus and Habeas Corpus and other instruments of rule of law made redundant by any Commonwealth of Australia laws, and/or the Constitution;
NB. The Writ of Mandamus against High Court Australia French, Hayne, Gummow and Crennan JJ are NOT online at the moment.
03-03-2009 16:58An Anti-authoritarian call-out for resistance to the London G20 Summit
G20 SUMMIT IS COMING TO LONDON
...to attempt to re-build confidence in global financial markets.
03-03-2009 16:50Thousands of demonstrators braved icy winds and snow to march on the US capitol's coal-fired power plant on Monday to demand a more sane approach to energy policy. Organized by Capitol Climate Action thousand blockade the five main gates to the Capitol Power Plant in southeast Washington, not far from Capitol Hill.
03-03-2009 16:02Institute of Animal Technicians IAT accredited Courses now available from Agenda Security Services-2009 Dates released. www.agenda-security.co.uk
03-03-2009 15:47Europeans "doubtful" about true extent of global financial crisis
03-03-2009 15:38Recently I was asked to attend a 'meeting for coffee' with a police officer going be the name of 'Kev' from Community Intelligence or C.I.U, a new department of N.E.T.C.U, based at Scotland Yard. So I have decided to write the following article to let others, that have been approached, know that they are not alone an to hopefully put there minds at rest.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,
www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March 3ed, 2009.
03-03-2009 15:12...he might shoot you!!!
Though government intelligence is widely known to be an oxymoron, this could lend some insight into their thinking and methodology, acting as a guide to activist counter-intelligence for the animal & earth liberation movement. The document studies the successful methods in which the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth Liberation Front (ELF), Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), Earth First! and anarchist groups evade and/or thwart law enforcement methods to gather intelligence.
03-03-2009 14:48We need to fight the huge cuts in Adult Education currently being made by the government. Those who have a degree cannot now take a subsidised course at that level or lower. John Denham (government minister) says Spanish for Holidays is a waste of time. Money which goes to war should be used for making all education free.
03-03-2009 14:46A few of us are off to both sites in the next 2 days.
27th: NYSE AND TWO BARCLAYS DEMOS IN FRANCE
27th: MORE ITALIAN BARCLAYS PROTESTS
27th: IN BOLOGNA THE STRUGGLE AGAINST HLS GOES ON!
Part 1 http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/02/422831.html
Part 2 http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/02/423188.html
March feature http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/423255.html
03-03-2009 13:06'The History and Politics of the Credit Crunch’ is the title of a new course led by Dr Trevor Bark and starting on March 11th 2009 at the Workers Educational Association building at 21 Portland Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle.
03-03-2009 12:52Kevin Smith, a participant in last years Camp for Climate action responded to the Guardians police propaganda piece on the so-called 'Summer of Rage'. Other papers have been churning out the same spin. Kevin says that senior police officers are trying to frighten people off protesting about climate change but the climate camp have been fighting back. The media team initiated a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about the article, "Anarchists plan City
riots for G20 leaders' arrival in London" by Robert Mendick and Niger Rosser, which appeared in the Evening Standard and Daily Mail on 20th February. The complaint has already resulted in the headline and content of the article being changed on the papers websites. Last year complaints such as these solicited retractions and apologies from several papers.
As the diplomatic efforts around the war of Gaza show, peace has also become a sort of a "civilisational imperative" that the Palestinians are asked to abide by, while abandoning their resistance to the ongoing occupation. Peacemaking, in Palestine, and in other places in the world, is our contemporary civilising mission, and it is deadly.
03-03-2009 12:24Falling demand for energy and tighter margins has started to bite into the record gains made by energy companies over the last couple of years. The papers are today reporting that the Drax group shares are trading near a record low on the announcement of a small drop in profits between 2007 and 2008 while demand for electricity in the UK apparently fell 4.3% in the last quarter of 2008 and looks set to continue to fall as the recession deepens.