UK Newswire Archive
20-07-2009 16:00Forget Shorter Showers
Why personal change does not equal political change
by Derrick Jensen
WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?
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20-07-2009 14:43WHO - Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 2
The thirteen WHO sages have authorized the “production and use of vaccines formulated with oil-in-water adjuvants and live attenuated influenza viruses”. In other words, ]the sages declared it to be safe to use SQUALENE and/or INSECT DNA in the vaccines.
20-07-2009 13:13Solidarity attack against estate agents
20-07-2009 12:58The latest issue of Bath's monthly radical rantfest hits the streets.
20-07-2009 12:49Demonstration to save Vestas Wind Turbine factory
Wednesday 22nd July , 6.00 pm
Outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change, No 3 Whitehall Place
(off Whitehall, Charing Cross tube)
20-07-2009 12:28Press statement from the Shut Down Sizewell Campaign about the 22 July Special Meeting of Sizewell A & B Stakeholders Group to investigate the Cooling Pond Leak at Sizewell A nuclear reactor on 7 January 2007.
20-07-2009 10:51A new report ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ released today by detainee rights charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) reveals the unacceptable human cost of indefinite immigration detention in the UK and calls on the government to halt its plans to increase detention capacity.
20-07-2009 10:24Sorry for the repost but thought people might be interested in this article. We would also like to open debate on this so leave a comment on the Last Hours site.
Earlier in the year it seemed to be accepted almost as fact that this summer would see waves of unrest and street riots. But half way through summer none have happened. Peter Hogan takes a brief overview of the reasons why people haven’t come out onto the street in any great numbers.
20-07-2009 09:48Es el futuro de los trabajadores, de los pueblos de Centroamérica y América Latina el que se encuentra en juego en esta batalla decisiva en Honduras.
20-07-2009 09:01Demo against EDO and other arms companies that profit from the production of military weaponry.
UV Europe Conference, Celtic Manor, Newport, 9am onwards
Wednesday 22nd July, 9am onwards!
Bring friends and banners, and lots of things to make lots of noise.
From behind the 20ft walls of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre, there is not much view of the outside world. For the Iloba family who, after five years in the UK, were bundled into the back of a van to be deported, there is also little to view for the future. Betty Iloba and her children, Toby (18), Saskia (17), and Emmanuel (14), spoke of how they were sent to the UK by their policeman father, who feared for their lives, just months before he himself was killed.
20-07-2009 03:24There are plans to build a deadly high level virus containment facility and animal testing lab in Kings Cross. The lab could be level 3 facility which means that it could contain deadly pathogens such as anthrax and bird flu. The lab has been criticised by MI5, MPs, councillors, business and local resdients. Now scientists have admitted that the deadly Swine Flu was leaked from a lab 3 decades ago.
20-07-2009 01:08The family of Honduran public prosecutor Jari Dixon Herrera were attacked by police on Tuesday shortly after he made statements to CNN en Español and other international media in Washington denouncing the recent military coup in Honduras.