UK Newswire Archive
09-06-2009 11:04Report on yesterday's impromptu anti-fascist demo in Lancaster
09-06-2009 08:46A pleasant cycle ride to Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice
09-06-2009 01:57July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change
The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY invites you to join us in July for a 10-day trip to Venezuela examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change.
Cartoon Korea - Filtered to Fit
How much do you know about the increased political tensions on the Korean peninsula? The answer, even for diligent readers of the mainstream press, is likely to be 'not much'. In place of serious, penetrating analysis the public has been sold a cartoon version of events based on a well-worn propaganda template. It is a tale spun by journalists who appear to know little of the real issues and who have internalised the key rules of 'balanced' reporting: do not point the finger of blame at your own government (or its allies), and do not question your government's demonisation of official enemies (learn nothing from the past).
In a leak that seems designed to gauge public opinion - and that of lawyers and other relevant parties around the world - anonymous officials in the Obama administration have told the New York Times about a proposal, in draft legislation to be submitted to Congress, which, as the Times put it, "would clear the way for detainees facing the death penalty [in Guantánamo] to plead guilty without a full trial."
08-06-2009 23:29Below is the statement that was handed out by the group of anarcha-feminists who took the stage at the anarchist conference to talk about sexism in the movement and in capitalist society.
08-06-2009 22:13Yes, our rolling free film programme continues this month with 56a presentation of a recently made fil about Lucio, an anarchist bankrobber, kidnapper and bricklayer. Full Unemployment Cinema also present Pitfall, a marvellous 1960's Japanese classic.
08-06-2009 21:52An analysis of the rise of the British National Party in the UK as a result of the mainstream political elite ignoring the working class. Argues that this has happened across Europe, resulting in the rise of the far Right as a direct consequence of the failure of neo-liberal economic individualism. Suggests that a new class-based analysis is required to challenge the breakdown of politics.
08-06-2009 20:45North Korea on Monday sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor in a case widely seen as a test of how far the socialist state was willing to take its confrontational stance toward the United States. The Central Court, the highest court of North Korea, held the trial of the two Americans, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, from Thursday to Monday and convicted them of “committing hostilities against the Korean nation and illegal entry....
08-06-2009 18:27A call to resistance!