UK Newswire Archive
11-01-2010 12:53This story is about my return to Norway after 7 years of living in South korea. I returned in September 2009 to find part time work and study possibilities, however it took a very wrong turn in October. What I have experienced in Oslo since I returned is the same I experienced in Tromsoe in 2000 to 2002
11-01-2010 12:22bono wrote an op-ed in the new york times in which, among other things, he said "I’ll place my hopes on the possibility — however remote at the moment — that...people in places filled with rage and despair, places like the Palestinian territories, will in the days ahead find among them their Gandhi, their King, their Aung San Suu Kyi." send him this excellent rebuttal.
11-01-2010 12:14There's still time to book a place at this month's Peace News Winter Gathering in Nottingham (15 - 17 January): http://www.peacenewsgathering.info.
11-01-2010 12:07Peace Supper with Peace News co-editor Milan Rai.
7.30pm, Thursday 14 January
Friends Meeting House Clarendon Street Nottingham NG1 5JD
11-01-2010 10:55We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to halt the installment of body scanners in airports.
11-01-2010 08:37A round up of news and events happening today in the UK to mark the eighth anniversary of Guantánamo Bay...why is it still open?!
10-01-2010 21:21We are organising a peaceful protest and wassailling event for sunday 17th January at 2pm on shirehampton green with a peaceful march to the daisy field a green field under threat of building (yet another) the council are stripping away green areas and selling them off but not going ahead with building because they 'have no money'. We have lost the allotments, the horse field and now they are starting on the daisy field. The decision about this field which is next to the station has been moved forward to june which co incides with the local elections. We want the community to use it as a community open space or develop it into a community orchard or field site or apply to the countryside agency and make it into a doorstep green. Peaceful protesters are welcome to the event.
10-01-2010 20:12An open letter to the radical left regarding Islam4UK
10-01-2010 15:14Cyclists and environmentalists will be blockading one of the gates, at a crucial time for the future of Trident.
10-01-2010 12:22Pubs and bars in the centre of Edinburgh are being called upon by anti-fascist campaigners to ban the bigoted "Scottish" Defence League, before their racist demonstration on the 20th of February.
10-01-2010 01:21This information was introduced in a "newsletter for users" but it provides food for thought for all.
The United Kingdom's current winter is the coldest one since December 1981, with sustained temperatures between 0 ° and -15 ° Celsius (5 ° to 32 ° Fahrenheit). These low temperatures pushed gas demand up to 463 million cubic meters (MCM) on 8 January 2010. This level was higher than the previous record of 449 MCM reached in 2003, and more than 100 MCM above normal seasonal demand.
09-01-2010 21:02Public Meeting
BLOODY SUNDAY - VIDEO SHOW & DISCCUSSION
WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY 2010 7.30pm
Please be prompt as the Film is an hour long
BIRMINGHAM COUNCIL HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE B1 1BB
09-01-2010 20:51Dysophia and Shift Magazine have joined forces to put together a Climate Camp Reader, “Criticism without Critique”, published in January 2010. This reader hopes to encourage and faciliate debates at the next climate camp gatherings. To download it follow this link:
The editorial is posted below:
09-01-2010 20:25"That doesn't square" Ranstorp elaborated, "because the American Department for Homeland Security has pretty stringent data-mining capability. I don't understand how he had a valid visa if he was known on the terror watch list."
Good question, Dr. Ranstorp. Perhaps because someone wanted him on that plane. The question is, who?
One would have thought, given the "special treatment" afforded antiwar activists by TSA at airports, that a warning about Abdul Mutallab's possible involvement with terrorists, by his own father no less, a former top official in a government friendly to Washington, numerous NSA intercepts, a CIA dossier and MI5 reports would have raised at least one red flag!
In the suspect's case, there were so many red flags flying you'd have thought the Red Army was parading through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport!
Then again, perhaps Abdul Mutallab was on that plane because, as journalist Daniel Hopsicker was told by a former aviation executive during his investigation of the 9/11 attacks: "Sometimes when things don't make business sense ... its because they do make sense...just in some other way."