UK Newswire Archive
16-03-2009 16:42Efforts continue to bar George W. Bush from entering Canada, or to indict him, because he is credibly accused of torture and other offences constituting war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.
16-03-2009 16:31On 18 March 2009, a new immigration removal centre, Brook House, near Gatwick airport will open, close to Tinsley House IRC
16-03-2009 16:23Protests and hunger strike by migrants detained, who are calling for help.
'Outlawing human beings is not only brutally humiliating, it undermines the core values and the basic rights that any civilized society is held to respect'.
16-03-2009 16:01PHIL Booth, national co-ordinator of No2ID, will talk on the latest developments in the battle against the police state database in Worthing, West Sussex, on Thursday night, March 19.
16-03-2009 15:41The Landless People's Movement in South Africa has suffered years of ongoing state repression. Jo'burg activist Maureen Mnisis has been particularly targeted for intimidation and was tortured in a Soweto police station in 2006.
As the election approaches in South Africa repression of radical movements is being stepped up and there are fears for Maureen's life. Solidarity is urgently required.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,
www.imemc.org, for Monday, March 16th, 2009.
16-03-2009 12:24There are approximately 12,000 foreign nationals in the UK prison system
It is a fundamental principle of UK law that a person cannot be punished twice for the same offence. If you have committed an offence that society deems a crime and sentenced to a term of imprisonment by a magistrate, judge or judge and jury, once you have completed your sentence, you are released from prison as it is deemed you have repaid your debt to society and that is the end of the matter - and for the great majority of people in the UK, it is: you can only get punished once.
16-03-2009 12:17Scargill slams past union leaders' 'treachery'
16-03-2009 10:24A leader for the protesters said Canada should not welcome a "war criminal" on its soil. he said Canadian police should put Bush in handcuffs for the alleged torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. "The guy is supposed to be in jail on the 17th, he is under our jurisdiction."
16-03-2009 06:00As many of you will already be aware, the Nepalese Parliament recently decided to outlaw the export of monkeys for vivisection.
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16-03-2009 02:53Therefore, we can once again look to the holy trinity of science, technology, and capitalism for our salvation. Interspecies chimeras, laboratory-created genetic crosses between two unique animal species, can rain “meat” down upon us like manna from heaven. Since 2003, researchers have successfully formed chimeric embryos by fusing human animals with three different nonhuman animals: rabbits, sheep, and cows.
* Is this a simple 'financial crisis' caused by a few criminal bankers?
* Are we experiencing a complex 'world economic crisis'? Eventually will we solve all problems and capitalism will live happily after?
* At last, are we facing the end of the American Empire, that is, the total collapse of global capitalism?
* Is this the end of the world?
15-03-2009 23:31Vigil for US activist shot by Israeli army outside Israeli Embassy London on Wednesday 18th March from 3.00 - 7.00. Please show your support!
The video documents the global struggle against Europe's largest and most exposed vivisection lab, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) in 2007-2009. SHAC info & merch stalls will be included - See you there!
15-03-2009 20:28As the summer of 2009 approaches, the village of Kala Dera in north India is bracing itself for yet another season of acute water shortages – thanks largely to Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola should never have located its bottling plant in a drought prone area which had already been declared as overexploited by the government. It was malfeasance on the part of Coca-Cola to locate its plant in such a water-deficit area, and it was a grave mistake on the part of the Indian government to allow the plant to be located in Kala Dera.
15-03-2009 16:40I passed the north end of Hyde Park on a bus at around 3pm today and there were police checking everyone entering the park.
15-03-2009 16:14On 19 December 2008, approximately 150 undocumented migrants and solidarity activists occupied the Prediger Church in Zurich (Switzerland) for more than two weeks. The squatters demanded a just implementation of the hardship provision, the abolition of the prohibition of work and the legalization of the status of all undocumented migrants. Now, a 30-minute documentary about the action was published.