UK Newswire Archive
22-03-2009 20:29Only a few years ago, some companies were saying climate change wasn’t a problem. Now, as its impacts become apparent, many of the same corporations are suddenly scrambling to claim leadership on the issue. Desperate to avoid regulation that may hit their profits, they present a dizzying array of “false solutions,” quick fixes that perpetuate inequalities in our society while they can cash in on the crisis. Upon closer examination, many of these technologies and policies are merely dangerous detours on the road to a just, livable planet, distracting us from the root causes of the crisis.
Rising Tide North America is pleased to announce the release of the first short yet comprehensive survey of these bogus climate change solutions.
22-03-2009 19:33Prime Minister Gordon Brown has proclaimed a "national crusade" to encourage upward social mobility from the working class into the middle class. Former Minister Alan Milburn is to head a governmental commission on the issue, with a view to push ideas and policies they believe will encourage upwards mobility.
22-03-2009 19:30Unemployment in the United Kingdom rose by a record amount last month. The numbers claiming unemployment benefit increased by 138,400 in February, the largest monthly increase since records began in 1971 and far higher than had been predicted. The previous record high was 118,000, reached in the recession of 1991.
22-03-2009 13:53The Home Office's new counter-terrorism document called 'Contest Two' - to be published on Tuesday - will increase the focus on challenging individuals and groups who undermine the UK's "shared values" - even if they are not actually breaking any law.
22-03-2009 13:45More than six years after an invasion that the experts said would take only a few weeks, Iraq is in turmoil. Sectarian differences are the rule and there is no program to stop these actions that once were unheard of in Iraq.
22-03-2009 11:34underreported causes of sucide
22-03-2009 10:20Check this out:
The Guardian's bigging up the G20 protests, with a fair amount of scare-mongering for good measure. Still, they say that there's no such thing as bad publicity...
22-03-2009 09:14I was arrested yesturday under section 69 of the Crminal Justice Act for aggravated trespass
36 people have been in immigration detention for more than two years, 72 more than 18 months, 128 more than one year.
To mark this occasion, tables, chairs and stalls were set up in front of the old Wilco premises and a street party took place, replete with music.
21-03-2009 21:49A huge police presence greeted more than 70 of us at Manchester airport today. GMP mobilised a helicopter, motorbikes and had dogs and horses on standby as we highlighted the whereabouts of the immigration prison Pennine House inside Terminal 2. The entrance to Terminal 2 was closed temporarily as we were stopped and searched and prevented from getting into the terminal.
21-03-2009 21:26Respect MP George Galloway has been barred from entering Canada to address a forum of Canada's Peace Movement. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration cites "national security concerns...