UK Newswire Archive
07-06-2009 20:55news of an anarcha-feminist intervention at the anarchist movement conference
07-06-2009 20:27Just saw on Sky News that Nick Griffin was prevented from getting into Manchester Town Hall by anti fascists.
This will showcase community based sustainable methods of living such as vegetable growing, compost toilets. They in the process of setting up tents and are cleaning the site of rubbish.
07-06-2009 16:53Greece has many anarchists imprisoned, especially after the December 2008 revolt. Here is a partial list of six of the most well-known cases that have attracted the interest of those organising solidarity marches and other events, including direct action.
07-06-2009 11:59Natural causes of global warming are much more significant than manmade changes
07-06-2009 10:59Bagua, Peru (June 6, 2009) – In the early morning hours on Friday, Peruvian Special Forces staged a violent raid on a group of indigenous people at a peaceful blockade on a road outside of Bagua in a remote area of the northern Peruvian Amazon resulting in 25 civilians confirmed dead and over a hundred wounded. Over 600 police attacked several thousand unarmed Awajun and Wambis indigenous peoples including many women and children and forcibly dispersed them using tear gas and live ammunition.
07-06-2009 00:16ACT NOW DIRECTOR, A FORMER AID WORKER, ON HUNGER STRIKE IN LONDON
Tim Martin, a former aid worker and the Campaign Director of Act Now, is on an indefinite hunger strike outside Parliament, London since Monday 18th May. Tim is calling upon US President Obama to intervene in the crisis in Sri Lanka and has presented a clear list of demands to protect the civilian population from further devastation. Tim’s full letter to the American president was delivered to the American Embassy on the first day of his hunger strike.
06-06-2009 23:42This is a request for people to put pressure on Van Oord to help force them from Broadhaven Bay.Van Oord is the company contracted by Shell to carry out dredging work for the off-shore gas pipeline. Today (5/06/09), when activists from the Solidarity Camp occupied one of Van Oord’s two dredging machines, the “Razende Bol”, they were met by severe violence from Shell security aboard the ships. One protester was thrown overboard by two security guards. (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC7xrRQHQ6k and http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92596). Following this incident the Van Oord ships stopped working and left the area. Despite official statements from Van Oord claiming that they left due to bad weather, a Shell security guard told people that their departure was due to protester action and that Van Oord were unwilling to work with the reckless Shell security endangering protesters and compromising workers safety.
06-06-2009 20:0903 June 2009
JOHANNESBURG - Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs today handed down judgment in the Biowatch case. Calling the case "a matter of great interest to the legal profession, the general public, and bodies concerned with public interest litigation", Justice Sachs set aside the costs order awarded against Biowatch in favour of Monsanto and further awarded legal costs in the High Court hearings in favour of Biowatch and against the state. The bench of eleven judges was unanimous in its decision.
The last week has witnessed an escalation in confrontation between the
local community of Rossport, Co. Mayo, and the oil corporation shell.
CARS DESTROYED AT HOME OF NOVARTIS EXECUTIVE (Switzerland)
MEAT TRUCKS ATTACKED (Germany)
EFFIGY OF VIVISECTOR HUNG AT RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Uruguay)
WINDOWS SMASHED, PAINTED AT THREE FUR SHOPS (Finland)
ATTACKS ON POULTRY INDUSTRY (Colombia)
INCENDIARY DEVICE DAMAGES PAVING MACHINE (Mexico)
06-06-2009 16:41A letter by comrade Ilias Nikolaou from Amphissa Prison in Greece.