UK Newswire Archive
31-03-2010 15:04On Tuesday 30th March, in line with the Palestinian called International Day of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, approximately 50 activists from a variety of Palestine solidarity groups, inclusive of War on Want, International Solidarity Movement, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and numerous others, entered Waitrose in the Barbican, Central London, to protest the sale of Settlement and Israeli produce.
31-03-2010 14:10"The path is not to fly a plane into a building. It’s to create consciousness. And then the rest will come on its own. I’d like to take this moment to say hello to people of the United States. And us here in the South, we have a lot of faith. And the people in the North are going to wake up. Just like you have woken. Just like many have had an awakening. You can do great changes in the United States, and in a peaceful way, I hope. Because, what happens in the United States, those changes in the United States depend a lot...the future of the world depends on that a lot."
A new CSIS report released in March 2010 makes exactly the same point.
31-03-2010 13:40The Centre for Civil Society Website an excellent resource
for activists unionists & academics!
31-03-2010 13:20The battle against the fur trade in the UK is on the verge of victory, but in this industry where are the weak points and where is our focus best made effective?
31-03-2010 12:56A month long celebration of the bicycle with workshops, bike rides, film screenings and much more
31-03-2010 12:42The Rachel Corrie is set to sail soon from Ireland loaded with cement to reconstruct Gaza after Israel's masacre in January 2009.
The acquisition of the cargo ship takes Free Gaza's fleet to four ships including three passenger ships.
31-03-2010 10:26NZ jury accept 'greater good' defence
31-03-2010 08:57For four years Lindis Percy (Coordinator of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases – CAAB) has tried to bring Frank Macdonald (US First Class Airman based at the USAF base at Croughton, Northamptonshire) to court.
31-03-2010 08:44April 8, 2010: The Day of Atonement
31-03-2010 08:1320 years ago today, on March 31st 1990, I was part of this huge crowd of hundreds of thousands people protesting against Maggie Thatchers Poll Tax. This became known as the ‘Battle of Trafalgar Square’, after police attacks on the protest provoked the largest act of civil unrest in London for a century. This great protest was the culmination of a country wide uprising, where in every town and city in the land, angry crowds of thousands of people marched on their Town Halls. Everywhere, people ripped up and burned their poll tax forms, and millions refused to pay this unjust and anti-working class tax, defying the law in one of the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in that century. All this lead to a crisis in the government, and Thatchers hated regime fell within months, taking her hated poll tax with it.
31-03-2010 00:37«Total chaos!» At midnight on 30th March, this text message was sent from one of the detainees inside Ponte Galeria, the immigration prison in Rome, Italy. An hour prior to the text, a riot inside the detention centre had started: mattresses were burnt and two huge fires reached the infirmary. Some of the detainees were on the roof, while others broke three or four doors and reached the outer fence. The detention centre was soon full of riot police. Gunshots were heard around 1.20am.
30-03-2010 22:19Mel Broughton Gets Bail Ahead of Trial
30-03-2010 17:46Council decision against planning permission unfortunately was not the final chapter in Titnore story. Amended housing development plan is to be presented tomorrow at 6.30 in Worthing Town Hall, attendance is needed to show a firm resistance to the development.