UK Newswire Archive
22-04-2009 14:49The Sri Lankan military has launched an offensive to capture the remaining small patch of land held by the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the country’s north. Aid agencies have warned of a humanitarian disaster as the fighting engulfs an estimated 100,000 civilians still trapped in the government-proclaimed “no-fire” zone.
The government has rejected appeals by the UN, major powers and international organisations for a halt to the fighting, and cynically described the offensive as the world’s “biggest rescue operation” to free civilians. In fact, what is taking place is a war crime that has already cost the lives of hundreds of civilians over the past two days alone.
22-04-2009 13:57Around midnight on 21st April three people from the Lappersfort forest occupation in Brugge, Belgium were arrested.
thousands of people across Leeds, in a format that mimics the city's
Yorkshire Evening Post – albeit with articles on the collapse of the
city centre, climate change, the role of public transport and the
financial turmoil at Elland Road.
22-04-2009 12:08It has been reported that the 12 terror suspects detained without charge on suspicion of terrorism have been released. Yet this is a strange use of the word since they have now been transferred into the custody of the UK Borders Agency to await deportation.
22-04-2009 11:29Wednesday 22nd April
For More info contact Chloe Marsh or Andrew Beckett on 07754135290
22-04-2009 11:22Leaked onto Wikileaks: http://file.sunshinepress.org:54445/london-territorial-support-group-2009.jpg
22-04-2009 11:21The 2nd and 3rd of may will see hopefully hundreds of anti war activists coming together for a conference to take forwarded the recently formed uk Anti-militarist network. The provisional timetable is below. Attendence is free of charge and there will be food, accomodation and a kids space available. Open to all!
22-04-2009 11:12With little press coverage, let alone investigatory journalism, it was reported in February that a new police intelligence operation, the Confidential Intelligence Unit (CIU), had been established in Britain. According to the only information that is available on the CIU, its remit is to spy on and organise surveillance of “domestic extremists”.
22-04-2009 10:20'review' to take place, but exports to continue despite clear war crimes
@ 100 Flowers Social Centre, 2a Belgrade Rd, N16, London. From 7pm.
£5/3 suggested donation.
22-04-2009 09:40(Greece) Attack against British educational institute, Thessaloníki (15/4)
22-04-2009 08:34Last December government minister Ed Miliband said that 'popular mobilisation' was needed to create the pressure to reduce carbon emissions. He linked it to previous campaigns that had involved direct action.
"When you think about all the big historic movements, from the suffragettes, to anti-apartheid, to sexual equality in the 1960s, all the big political movements had popular mobilisation"
It sounds great doesn't it? And, when climate activists are essentially only asking for what science demands and what the government claims to want too, what could be the problem?
Someone should pass that thought on to other branches of government and state apparatus, as they appear to think differently on the issue.
22-04-2009 02:49We need bands to play London venues to raise funds for Animal Liberation / Animal Rescue. We particularly want SKA bands [Stop Killing Animals!] for benefit nights...can anyone play in Brixton on the 16th May? Please contact Miss Ska Ska on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. This will be an ongoing venture for new, up and coming bands - and you get to help the animals.
22-04-2009 01:00a text on the anniversary of Greece's military junta
21-04-2009 23:01Wolverhampton's 15th Annual May Day Festival!
All free except the bar - all welcome
21-04-2009 22:482 fascists in Gloucestershire apparently woke up to a nice birthday present on Monday
The National March in London to mark World Day is this saturday, with thousands of campaigners planning to travel from across the UK and the Europe - http://wdail.org
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