UK Newswire Archive
15-12-2009 14:44Research undertaken at the University of Manchester has concluded that loyalty bonuses are a more effective way of motivating customers to re-use plastic bags than to charge for them. However, the independence of this research has been thrown into doubt, raising questions over the £25 million donation received from Tesco by the Sustainable Consumption Institute.
15-12-2009 13:57- "The forced return to Kosovo of people who have found shelter in European states should be halted", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights publishing today a letter to the Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. He notes that Kosovo lacks infrastructures allowing refugees' sustainable reintegration.
15-12-2009 13:44Earlier this month, a London Coroner’s Court heard that on June 13 this year, Christelle Pardo leapt from the sixth-floor balcony of her sister’s flat in Hackney, east London, holding her five-month-old son Kayjah in her arms. She did so after months of dire poverty. Both mother and son were killed.
15-12-2009 13:42Tens of thousands of demonstrators who assembled in Copenhagen on Saturday to peacefully demand serious measures by the United Nations Climate Conference (COP15) to address the global warming crisis were confronted by masses of riot police, who cordoned off a section of the march and arbitrarily arrested nearly 1,000 people.
15-12-2009 13:40An extended version of the article published in the Guardian yesterday http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/dec/14/hunger-strike-aminatou-haidar
15-12-2009 13:19BNP Freepost closed
Casini disputes that: "No to illiberal measures, laws are already there"
Maroni: "New rules on marches and sites" The proposals under consideration Thursday of the CDM
ROME - On Thursday, the Council of Ministers will consider new, stricter rules on demonstrations and on the Internet. This was announced by Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, speaking of "the most appropriate and urgent measures" to which it is conceivable that the government act by decree. The holder of the Interior Ministry has also informed that the Executive is considering the possibility of extending the rules to public demonstrations against the violence in stadiums.
15-12-2009 12:39Last Sunday we (two members of the Inetrnational Solidarity Movement London) obtained tickets to the JNF conference, which Israeli war criminal Tzipi Livni was due to address. She didnt show up and we heckled the Israeli ambassador instead but in the meantime gained a rare insight into the inner workings of the zionist machine. here is what we saw
15-12-2009 12:30There will be a mass demonstration outside the Danish Embassy in London in solidarity with those unlawfully arrested and detained in Copenhagen during the Climate Summit protests. On Thursdat the 17 December at 4pm. The address of the embassy is :- 5 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SR. Nearest tube Knightsbridge.
15-12-2009 11:39Please take action to stop a Birmingham man being deported to Afghanistan TODAY!
15-12-2009 11:06FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15/12/09
Photo and video opportunity from 8am: The Canadian High Commission, 1Grosvenor Square CLIMATE PROTESTORS SCALE CANADIAN EMBASSY AND DEFACE FLAG
15-12-2009 09:37The signs up all over the airport and various places elsewhere in town are calling it Hopenhagen, but everybody I know is calling it Cop-enhagen, which seems far more appropriate. The international media has been giving this lots of coverage, and rightly so. Of course much of the media is unable to walk and chew gum at the same time, so other things, such as the reason the protests are happening in the first place, can get lost.
“Leaked memo shows regime intent on building atomic bomb”
“It looks like the smoking gun. This is smoking uranium.”
“Israel must decide within months on military strike.”
With the December 14th issue of ‘The Times’, the British media’s four-year-long propaganda campaign against Iran enters its final stage.
In fact, the tone and scope of this latest coverage is almost identical to those we were bombarded with in the months preceding the invasion of Iraq.
15-12-2009 00:31The Royal Society for the Arts (the RSA, correctly title 'The Royal Society for the encouragment of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce') fosters 'resilient communities'. The Lancashire Resilience Forum is a private body, does not come under Freedom of Information, yet is chaired by the Superintendent of Police.