UK Newswire Archive
19-06-2009 08:36It has been reported on Portland IMC that Justin Solondz, one of the alledged Earth Liberation Front arsonists who went underground after FBI raids, has been arrested.
PHILIPPINES. It is quite common these days to read from the newspapers violence being perpetrated by the communist New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) that most Filipinos no longer care as long they are not the poor victims.
18-06-2009 23:54Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York based media watchdog, in a special reported published Wednesday, said Sri Lanka topped the list of countries that drove the largest number of journalists into exile. "At least 11 Sri Lankan journalists were driven into exile in the past 12 months amid an intensive government crackdown on critical reporters and editors," the report said...
18-06-2009 21:30The London FreeSchool began occupying 161 Commercial Street. There will be various workshops and discussions held there over this weekend on 'Squatting, Housing & Gentrification'. The event begins at 10am Friday 19th June so feel free to pop in anytime from then onwards. For more information see the website http://londonfreeschool.wordpress.com.
Mapping the use of detention in response to growing global migration.
18-06-2009 19:57Workers from Iran Khodro have come out on strike against repression.
The Angel Group, the UK's biggest private asylum accommodation provider, has apparently pulled out of sponsoring this year's Celebrating Sanctuary, Corporate Watch has learnt. The 'festival' is Birmingham's version of the national Refugee Week, which is celebrated between 14th and 20th June. Since 2001, Angel had been one of the main sponsors of the event until campaigners started to protest about Celebrating Sanctuary being funded by 'such dodgy asylum profiteers'.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Thursday June 18th, 2009.
18-06-2009 14:05We call to Corfu, 27-28 June 2009, all people who resist and rise up against fortress Europe.
In another move designed to increase fear amongst Calaisiens, the local préfet Pierre de Bousquet has prohibited the local sale of petrol and gas canisters for the duration of the Camp. Clearly he thinks No Borders is a terrorist organisation. If so, then why isn't he arresting the camp organisers under the catch-all French Anti-Terrorist law of “criminal association in relation to a terrorist undertaking"? More likely he thinks that by denying campers gas to cook with he will starve them out of town. But then again, if they have no petrol to put in the vehicles they arrived in, how will they get away?
18-06-2009 14:01The location for the Calais No Border Camp and the Camp programme have both been released. This is against the backdrop of a concerted media campaign to demonise No Borders activists as baby-eating monsters who, as one Daily Mail journalist fantasied, have "pledged to help illegal migrants 'tear down border controls and make for Britain'."
18-06-2009 13:56First trial without jury approved
"The Court of Appeal has ruled that a criminal trial can take place at Crown Court without a jury for the first time in England and Wales."
The UK Legal system needs some serious reform. Its old, the methods are slow, outdated and more thought needs to be put into managing cases like this. Surely with modern technology, the jury could sit in complete anonimity in another part of the country, instead of the case being handled by one judge?
Newspaper Ignites Hope, Announces "Civil Disobedience Database"
In a front-page ad in today's International Herald Tribune, the leaders
of the European Union thank the European public for having engaged in
months of civil disobedience leading up to the Copenhagen climate
conference that will be held this December. "It was only thanks to your
massive pressure over the past six months that we could so dramatically
shift our climate-change policies.... To those who were arrested, we
18-06-2009 10:13Reports are coming in of a wildcat demonstration outside Ratcliffe power station causing delays on the A453. The Independent says that West Burton power plant is also affected. The strikers are supporting fellow workers at the Lindsey refinery in Lincs where over 50 were laid off a week ago.
18-06-2009 09:37On 28th June Transition Nottingham is organising its first Midsummer Energy festival.
Nottingham communities and energy producers will be coming together to explore the world of energy in its many forms: from electricity to dance, wind power to wonderful live music.