UK Newswire Archive
“It’s absolute nonsense. There’s no truth in it at all,“ a Council street cleaner said. “Everybody I spoke to today at work was of the same opinion.”
21-10-2009 22:56Six members of Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group are now in the West Bank. They have been visiting communities in the Jordan Valley and Bil'in, and have a lot of plans for the next few weeks. Read their blog at www.brightonpalestine.org to keep up to date with what is happening.
The Brighton Tubas Region Friendship and Solidarity Group is a network aiming at fostering links between community organisations in Tubas, occupied Palestine and Brighton. The Tubas Region, which includes the Northern Jordan Valley, is an area Israel wants to ethnically cleanse and annex. Israel is doing this by making life impossible for the people of the valley.
21-10-2009 22:50Corporate Watch on Veolia
main rally 4 - 6pm
picket 12-2pm (both outside the Foreign Office (Whitehall)
21-10-2009 22:00The BBC has invited Nick Griffin of the British National Party on to its flagship debating show, Question Time where he will share the platform with the Labour Party representative Jack Straw and others.
21-10-2009 21:24Terrorism Act injunction application against Blacklisted Trade Unionist thrown out in the High Court
21-10-2009 20:45Shell's annual graduate recruitment event aimed at schmoozing Oxford University students was disrupted by local activists tonight who heckled, switched off displays and audio equipment, gave an alternative speech and chatted to the students.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday October 21st, 2009.
21-10-2009 20:02An anonymous communique was received after two machines used for drilling and testing for coal on site were sabotaged in the early hours of Tuesday morning... The communique reads:
21-10-2009 18:33Despite last minute talks through ACAS and a Communication Workers' Union peace offer last tuesday (13th) October, CWU are going ahead with a National Strike tomorrow (thursday 22nd) and friday (23rd). Union leaders blamed the fact that Mandy, Crozier, Higson are singing from the same hymn sheet (even if they're songwriting talents are far removed from those of Holland, Dozier, Holland). Mandy is the devil incarnate, imho, while Crozier & Higson are on massive salaries and bonuses - Crozier's pakage last year = 180 times that of the average postie. For what? Doing down the postal service in a run up to privatisation and attacking union strength is what...
21-10-2009 15:56A number of state sponsored paramilitaries responsible for the killing of Zapatista supporters have recently been given early release or will soon be released. The people in power who gave the orders for the massacre have never been brought to justice. There will be a vigil protesting at the lack of justice outside the Mexican Embassy on Monday 2nd November, the
Mexican Day of the Dead.
21-10-2009 14:29Are you ready for Saturday??!!!
The biggest annual vegan festival in the UK (outside of London & Bristol) returns to Wolverhampton and looks set to knock the spots off last year`s event!! http://www.midlandsveganfestival.org.uk
21-10-2009 14:05"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan.
It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation.
In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."
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