UK Newswire Archive
08-12-2009 14:18Tell Alistair Darling you support a tax on bank bonuses: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/bank-bonus-tax
08-12-2009 14:17Figures on self-harm in immigration detention between July and September 2009 inclusive under the following headings:
show the corrupt politicians that NGO's, the people, are serious
regarding the climate matter!
08-12-2009 07:44Celebrate Human Rights Day In Sheffield
Thursday 10th December
12.30 Barkers Pool. Rally with speakers and street theatre. Bring your banners.
16.30.-18.00 Candle lit vigil outside Sheffield Railway Station
08-12-2009 07:37The level of represion seen in Athens and other Greek cities these days has reached unheard peaks of brutality and remind us the situation in any 70's South American dictatorship.
08-12-2009 07:21Belgian Paratroopers to crush rising Congo rebellion?
08-12-2009 00:53...take direct action..
07-12-2009 21:25EDL trolls may be boasting about their exploits on Saturday but the truth is they Nottingham was more than they could cope with.
07-12-2009 20:23COP OUT CAMP OUT ongoing until 18th December!
07-12-2009 20:00As dozens of people access this indymedia function to address their ideas and concerns, some of them have argued about discussing tactics for the future, particularly to do with the EDL marches around the UK. The following text is a sample of how Animal Liberationists have faired when they have taken the fight underground. Please Enjoy.
07-12-2009 17:59"In Congress, a senate maneuver that only a few years ago was so rare that the response to it was nicknamed "the nuclear option" - needing a 60-vote majority to pass anything of significance - has, almost without comment, become a commonplace for the passage of just about anything. This means Congress is eternally in a state of gridlock. And that's just for starters when it comes to ways in which the US government, so ready to surge its military and its civilian employees into Afghanistan in the name of good governance, is in need of repair, if not nation-building itself."
and if this was not bad enough:
"Think of this as Obama's anti-MacArthur moment. In April 1951, in the midst of the Korean War, president Harry Truman relieved Douglas MacArthur of command of the American forces. He did so because the general, a far grander public figure than either McChrystal or Central Command (CENTCOM) commander General Petraeus (and with dreams of his own about a possible presidential run), had publicly disagreed with, and interfered with, Truman's plans to "limit" the war after the Chinese intervened.
Obama, too, has faced what Robert Dreyfuss in Rolling Stone calls a "generals' revolt" - amid fears that his Republican opposition would line up behind the insubordinate field commanders and make hay in the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns. Obama, too, has faced a general, Petraeus, who has played a far subtler game than MacArthur ever did. After more than two months of what right-wing critics termed "dithering" and supporters called "thorough deliberations", Obama dealt with the problem quite differently to Truman. He essentially agreed to subordinate himself to the publicly stated wishes of his field commanders. (Not that his Republican critics will give him much credit for doing so, of course.) This is called "politics" in our country and, for a Democratic president in our era, Tuesday night's end result was remarkably predictable.
When Obama bowed to the Japanese emperor on his recent Asian tour, there was a media uproar in this country. Even though the speech last Tuesday night should be thought of as bowing to the American military, there is likely to be little complaint on that score. Similarly, despite the significance of symbolism in Washington, there has been surprisingly little discussion about the president's decision to address the American people not from the Oval Office but from the US Military Academy at West Point."
07-12-2009 17:07Videos of the climate emergency rally held in Hyde Park by the Campaign against Climate Change, before joining The Wave to march to Parliament Square.
07-12-2009 16:52one the tenth of december activists will be out to show there respect to the dead animals though factory farming and vivisection and other vile trades