UK Newswire Archive
17-11-2009 17:55Read the article at http://www.lasthours.org.uk/articles/preparing-for-a-warm-winter-in-copenhagen-a-guide-to-the-cop15-protests/ for links and image
This December the United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP15 will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Those organising the conference claim it aims to be a step towards the building of a ‘new global climate treaty’ in an attempt to tackle climate change.
17-11-2009 16:50Manchester’s social housing waiting list is mounting as the local council struggles to halt the current increase. Official statistics show an estimated 13,000 homes are currently unoccupied in Manchester. Meanwhile, the waiting list published in June details more than 23,000 people waiting to be re-housed – an increase of 1,768 in 12 months.
17-11-2009 15:18If 1989 saw the birth of democracy and 1999 its coming-out party, then 2009 in Copenhagen will see its coming of age.
17-11-2009 14:55Following a successful launch at this year's London Anarchist Bookfair, the Black Flag collective is releasing its previous issue, 229, online as a PDF download and is also offering a teaser to the new magazine.
17-11-2009 14:44New information about a lost chapter of County Durham and working class history is coming to light. Here, a press release which describes the search for relatives of Percy Fisher and further research which is being carried out in South Africa.
At 9am the Federal Court will hear Mr Smallman’s final appeal in the case against the State of Geneva. Unusually, this will be heard in public.
17-11-2009 12:41Three indigenous women from Canada are visiting Manchester as part of a 10-day UK tour to raise awareness about the Alberta Tar Sands. Dubbed ‘the most destructive project on earth’, the Tar Sands are devastating indigenous communities and driving global climate change.
17-11-2009 09:09Not content with mass murder through its arms manufacturing business (including EDO MBM in Brighton), ITT Corp.apparently found other ways to kill people with its civilian water pump division which till 1985 used asbestos gaskets in its products.
Unusually for ITT, this time profits have been hit hard rather than increased by sales of life destroying technology.
17-11-2009 08:06Last week a passenger protest saved Rose-Jane and baby Natale from deportation, when some passengers on the Nairobi-bound flight refused to fasten their safety belts after receiving leaflets at Heathrow. But now the Home Office is trying again. Another deportation attempt is set for Wednesday 18th November. Please help.
17-11-2009 03:28With the EU guarantee to the Czech president, that the Czech State should not be exposed to property claims of expelled Germans after World War II, the EU not only implicitly consents with ethnical cleansings, it is also highly hypocritical, since the EU regularly points a finger to human rights violating countries like Sudan, Myanmar and Iran
It is high time the EU should look in its own mirror, among else with regard to police abuse, racism and violation of the rights of migrants and real or alleged terrorsuspects
17-11-2009 00:59CONTACT BRADFORD UNI ABOUT THEIR VIVISECTION
17-11-2009 00:52With constant encouragement from the Australian Victorian Animal Slaughterhouse Governments The Melbourne Cup of congealed Horse Blood will be much bigger next year. Most importantly horse-death trainers from the UK will be given the horse-blood dyed carpet if they enter their soon-to-be-dog-meat thoroughbreds in cruelling two-mile race in Melbourne in 2010. It's up to UK defenders of animal rights to stop them going
17-11-2009 00:44Cesare Battisti is on hunger strike since friday, november 13th, in a brazilian prison he is being kept for more than two years, even after he was granted a political refugee status by brazilian government.
16-11-2009 23:19Day of workshops, debates, talks and more!
16-11-2009 22:39the horrors faced by migrants coming from afghanistan into the EU.
16-11-2009 19:43The EDL are planning to demonstrate in Nottingham city centre on Sat 5th Dec. Autonomous antifascists will be there on the day to stop them. What follows is some practical information, gathered from experience resisting previous EDL mobilisations, for those who are planning to take action on the day.
16-11-2009 19:36"This, then, is the future that you can see just as well as I can. When the Obama administration decides to up the ante on drone use in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as it's soon likely to do, it will be ensuring not the end of al-Qaeda or the Taliban, but the long life of robot war within the US's ever-more militarized society. And by the time this set of robotic dreams fails to pan out, it won't matter. Yet another mini-sector of the military-industrial complex will be etched into the American grain.
Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell.
Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. "