UK Newswire Archive
07-08-2009 06:30According to the Washington Times, the Whitehouse have now 'declared' the War on Terror to be over.
07-08-2009 00:50Some activists think it's a good thing that mainstream media outlets like The Guardian carry news about protests. They should think again, as this example of on-line advertising illustrates.
06-08-2009 23:23Dear Friends,
On behalf of the coordination Committee of the JAI/ATG of Palestine we hope that the PSC is able to publicise this years Olive Harvest event on your web pages and e mail listings. We are hoping for a greater turn out this year from Britain and further afield.
Details can be found via the web link http://www.freewebs.com/visitpalestine/oliveharvestoctober2009.htm
and on the PSC web site http://www.palestinecampaign.org/index9b.asp?m_id=1&l1_id=3&l2_id=62&Content_ID=758
06-08-2009 22:21Earlier today we published a piec about six Western Saharan students on way to Oxford for a workshop who were taken off their plane and staged a hungerstrike protest in the airport terminal. We have just found out that earlier this evening they were beaten and arrested by police and driven to an as yet unkonw destination. Please help us to help them - www.freesahara.ning.com
06-08-2009 21:37Monthly demo outside the US Embassy in Mayfair calling for the closure of all illegal jails under the "war on terror" and freedom and justice for the prisoners, most of whom have faced no charges and no trial in nearly 8 years. Going strong since early 2007, if they close Guantánamo Bay, we'll go away...
06-08-2009 18:37Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports
06-08-2009 17:41There is one thing that can be counted on with absolute certainly in this relativistic world: there is a protected species which no one even dares to cross, certainly not in the mainstream media. This group can now get away with anything, and the MSM refuses to offer a contrary point of view.
We've already forced the company into negotiations with the union, which are taking place this Friday (7th August) in Washington DC
Students in the UK and USA are calling for a Transatlantic Day of Action to show support for workers getting their income and human rights back.
06-08-2009 17:13Update from the Camp for Climate Action Scotland
06-08-2009 15:21EVICTION OF VESTAS SCHEDULED FOR MIDDAY TOMORROW (Friday)
06-08-2009 13:10Lots of coverage appearing online and on tv news of the latest IPCC report into G20 policing, this one in relation to police tactics in dealing with the Climate Camp on Bishopgate and the specific experiences of one woman mostly at the hands of TSG.
The report is available here:
and reprinted below for information purposes.
HMIC has made three immediate recommendations:
- No surprises – Protestors and public should be made aware of
likely police action in order to make informed decisions.
- A release plan to allow vulnerable or distressed persons or those
inadvertently caught up in the police containment to exit.
- A review of current public order training.
06-08-2009 12:41One of the great dividing lines of politics in the 21st century will be between those who advocate the extension of the principle of free, universally available public services into new areas and those who wish to see public provision rolled-back, pared down and targeted on the ‘means-tested’ poor.