UK Newswire Archive
15-05-2009 12:05"Europe’s workers are getting ever more riled about the slumping economies and job losses around the continent. There were big rallies in Madrid and Bucharest on thursday. Today it is Brussels’ turn, and on Saturday it will be Berlin."
15-05-2009 11:19Barclays Global Investors, Barclays Plc, Hartford Investment Management Company, Rice Hall James and Associates LLC and BNY Mellon have all sold their shares in Huntingdon Life Sciences.
15-05-2009 11:06Handed down a Life sentence (originally with a whole-life tariff, itself highly unusual given the circumstances of his case), Ronnie held one of the longest dirty protests in the British prison system and undertook a 60 day hunger strike 10 years ago to try to force the authorities to review his case. At 78 years old and after 20 years fighting the system, this hunger strike was to be his final act of resistance to the unfair trial and unjust treatment he had received.
A videoreport with undercover images is now online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj0_keejtDo
15-05-2009 10:26Staff and students at the University of Nottingham have condemned the government "policy of auto-deportation" in light of the recent botched terror arrests in the North West and vowed to continue fighting for former staff member Hicham Yezza's right to remain in the UK.
15-05-2009 10:08there will be a no border camp in lesvos this summer - 25th -30th of August.
15-05-2009 09:53''The local aid workers in Vanni Region estimated 1700 civilians have been killed and over 3000 injured in the last 48 hours due to the persistent use of heavy artillery and mortars by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The catastrophic situation has been made worse by the acute shortage of food and medicine.''
''The ICRC ship carrying emergency supply of food provided by the World Food Organization (WFO) has been prevented from delivering its consignments due to refusal of the Sri Lankan Government to provide security guarantees, even though LTTE has given all clearance and guarantees . And another ship working on medical evacuations also prevented from reaching shores with the same reason''.
15-05-2009 09:35Announcement of www.thestraightchoice.org for people to scan and upload election leaflets and monitor them live as they come through the door.
leafletting for Hope not hate derby today & midlans region in next few days then other areas, check the website. Nottingham leafletting 11am meeting up contact hope not hate for further details & try 07866100951
15-05-2009 08:24Proposal for solidarity action/media stunt for Nottingham 114
15-05-2009 06:16Call out for tomorrow (Sat 16th). Protest against Cambridgeshire constabulary's plans to charge daft amounts for the policing of free, community organised events. If not opposed this could be a serious threat to events like Strawberry fair in Cambridge and set a precedent for forces around the country...
15-05-2009 00:50Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, got a Green Energy and Economy Act on Thursday (14 May 09). A Green Energy Act Alliance says the legislation outlines an ambitious and globally significant strategy to improve conservation, increase renewable energy generation and create green jobs.
15-05-2009 00:36Co-ordinating solidarity and exchanging information on independent, rank and file working class resistance to the profit system. The revolution will be social networked...
We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system!
We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders!
We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!
HOME VISITS FOR NOVARTIS SCUM, AND DEER RUNNING FREE (Switzerland)
LAMBS LIBERATED, BIRD FREED (UK)
SLOGANS PAINTED AT HOME OF FURRIER (France)
MCDONALDS ATTACKED IN GUADALAJARA (Mexico)
BUTCHERS WINDOW AND CCTV SMASHED (UK)
CIRCUS SIGNS VANDALIZED (UK)
ALF TARGETS MEAT EXPORTER (Australia)
MCDONALDS SET ON FIRE (Mexico)
WINDOW SMASHED AT BARCLAYS BANK (UK)
ARSON ATTACK ON SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY ASSOC. HEADQUARTERS (Chile)
PHEASANT PENS DESTROYED (UK)
30 TELMEX PHONES SABOTAGED (Mexico)
HUNTING CENTER SMASHED INTO PIECES (Italy)
PIGLET SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER (UK)
MORE TELMEX PHONES SABOTAGED (Mexico)
EARTH-DESTROYING MACHINE CLEANSED BY FIRE (Mexico)
TELMEX PHONE LINES SABOTAGED (Mexico)
14-05-2009 21:06Police resort to the seizure of young children and physical attacks on women and children to break the blockade of Westminster Bridge, eyewitnesses report.
14-05-2009 20:25A Smashing update about what to do next.
On Tuesday 12th around 100 people demonstrated outside the London Metropolitan University's Commercial Road campus, following a call to support the student occupation of the university. Those demonstrating included a continget from the IWW and UCU unions, students and staff from the university, as well as campaigners against the privatisation of education. People demonstrated for about one and a half hours, during which speeches were made by students and unions staff. See video.
The management of the university has hired private security to prevent people from joining the occupation. They prevented the demonstrators from visiting en mass the occupied area, although, for some very strange reason, people were allowed into the occupied rooms in small groups, so many of those demonstrating eventually did so in order to show support to the students in occupation.
See below some pics of the demo: