UK Newswire Archive
08-04-2009 17:24Victory for protesters in E.ON PR battle
08-04-2009 16:05From the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, in Kenya:
On Friday 27 February, the Great British Circus began its 2009 season in Nottingham, England, and this year has seen them include three elephants in their act.
It has been 10 years since an elephant performed in a circus in Britain; then it was Anne, an Asian elephant, who was put through a routine of tricks at the Bobby Roberts Super Circus.
It is failures and weakness on the part of DEFRA that has allowed this use of animals in circuses to continue. With Defra's report 'Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses' concluding that there is no scientific evidence to demonstrate that travelling circuses are not able to meet the welfare needs of any type of non-domestic animals presently being used in the United Kingdom. It is worth knowing that in reaching this conclusion Defra chose to ignore evidence relating to either animal performance or training!
The extreme right has a long-time contacts OVERSEAS
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Wednesday April 8th, 2009.
08-04-2009 14:36A delegation of native Alaskans and commercial fishermen will head to London next week to confront mining industry giant Anglo American PLC about the controversial Pebble mine project.
Trident Ploughshares Press Release
Saturday, 4 April, 2009
Six British members and supporters of anti-nuclear campaign group Trident Ploughshares joined over two hundred protesters from a dozen countries in the five-hour NATO-ZU / Shut down NATO nonviolent blockade of NATO's 60th anniversary conference this morning [see note 1]. The activists blocked a main road into the red security zone around the conference centre where NATO is meeting. There were no arrests. At the same time, other groups of five hundred and seven hundred activists blocked other main roads into the red zone. They are joining tens of thousands of protesters from across Europe.
08-04-2009 12:42A former commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission lays bare its failings
08-04-2009 12:15Tuesday April 14th 7pm at The Britons Protection (show starts 7.30)
A night of ace music, short films, comedy ranting and miscellaneous shenanigans about public space, civil liberties, the database state and more. Prepare to laugh, cry, sigh and get angry...
08-04-2009 12:10Ravens island eco conference centre direct action the next stages come and help.
08-04-2009 11:09If the policing concerned you at G20, have a look at what our American friends have to put up with and us before not too long.
Glass Bead Collective, Twin Cities Indymedia, and other independent media activists have released a new film, 'Terrorizing Dissent', an exposé of events at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Featuring first-person accounts and footage from more than forty cameras on the streets, 'Terrorizing Dissent' focuses on the story of dissent suppressed. People charged with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism" speak out against the government's campaign to manipulate media coverage and label civil disobedience and community organizing as terrorism.
08-04-2009 11:06at about 19:45, riot police attacked the south end of the bishopsgate climate camp. as a result of my film ( http://london.indymedia.org.uk/videos/993) i've had a lot of emails, and i'm trying to put together an official complaint with the help of other journalists.
These blockades were done under the "Block-NATO" umbrella ; one of those, the north blockade organized by "NATO-ZU", was strictly nonviolent.
08-04-2009 10:14With the recent hype of Ian Tomlinson's death and the dangerous tactics used by the police on the G20 protesters we might have forgotten what happened during protests against Israel's attacks on the population of Gaza last January.
08-04-2009 09:55Petition to sign seeking that the Prime Minister disallow the use of kettles, batons and other aggressive police tactics at entirely peaceful protests. Please sign and circulate widely. We need 27,000+ signatures to get it to the top of the e-petitions list.
08-04-2009 08:53APRIL 3RD 2009 SAW TOM,LUKE AND DEAN TAKE A GUILTY PLEA TO 'INTERFERRING WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS SO AS TO HARM AN ANIMAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION - SOCPA LEGISLATION
08-04-2009 08:42147 groups from 44 countries have signed an international declaration urging caution over proposals for large-scale biochar use, and opposing the inclusion of biochar and agricultural soils in general into carbon trading. The declaration with updated signatures can be found at http://www.regenwald.org/international/englisch/news.php?id=1226 .