UK Newswire Archive
15-05-2010 23:0212 Activists today held a noisy demonstration at the University of Bradford’s Alumni Weekend opening, letting everybody know about the horrific suffering ongoing inside their laboratories. The event was held at the School of Management, Emm Lane.
the shell garage on upper street in islington was closed for several hours this afternoon by more than a hundred protestors
at lunchtime around 50 people gathered at oxford circus, watched by quite a large police presence with several van-loads on stand-by. the station was briefly closed 'due to sheer weight of numbers' but re-opened after ten minutes, and they set off for highbury and islington.
meanwhile, around 40 cyclists met at marble arch and, followed by a couple of police vans, they took a circuitous route through hyde park, down past buck house, and then for a triumphal lap round parliament square, shouting out support over the mobile sound system to the democracy village and to the decade-long protest by brian haw.
the mass then carried on up to angel, and then along upper street to the shell garage, which had already been well and truly closed down by the foot-soldiers and by the rhythms of resistance samba band (mostly deputised by soas members).
the shell garage looked great! several people held a huge "danger - keep out" banner across one access. a simple "closed" banner was strung across the other. above, another banner declared "stop shell's tar sands hell", and some activists found a route up to the roof to drop another "stop tar sands" banner from there.
a head-count numbered 125 at one point. an excellent turn-out on a day with when there were several other protests in town, and most encouraging, there were many new faces, keeping the fit team and police photographer, neil, busy.
police-wise, there were about a dozen officers around making notes, and one FIT team. down the road were another serial waiting in a van, and another van of TSG further out of sight.
activists handed out hundreds of fliers, and public response was overwhelmingly positive.
before the end of the protest, i left to cover events in parliament square, but i spoke to others who arrived there later and as far as i know the protest finished peacefully without arrests.
15-05-2010 20:58Team of writers and left-wing political activists have come together to make this new website for the new Tory government.
15-05-2010 20:49The Freedom Flotilla has set sail into the eye of the storm.
15-05-2010 19:00Open meeting hosted by London School of Economics (LSE) Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! society. Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 7-9pm, Room H103, LSE, Connaught House, Aldwych (Nearest tube, HOLBORN)
Speakers: * LSE FRFI Society * Ihtisham Ul Haq – Gaza Demonstrators Support Campaign * Hicham Yezza – criminalised former Nottingham University student,
The huge demo was at the range of 50.000 - 70.000 people and managed to occupy the total center of the city for more then three hours . Also special KKE members took position in front of the parliament to avoid provocations
Today was a day of POWER SHOW of the KKE
Rattansi & Ridley show clip with exclusive footage from inside Aprils Clarion Counter Terror Exhibition in West london Olympia Centre.
This being a true and accurate account of the counter-demonstration before and during the talk given by Ron Prossor Ambassador of Israel.
15-05-2010 12:04In late April 2010, Middlesex University decided to close down Philosophy, its highest research-rated subject; ever since, Middlesex students and staff, and many thousands of their supporters in the UK and around the world, have been battling to save it.
In early May, Middlesex Philosophy students took matters into their own hands. On the morning of Tuesday 4 May; when the management cancelled this meeting at short notice, more than 60 students converged on the Dean’s office in the ‘Mansion’ building at Trent Park to demand an explanation. The Dean refused to meet with them. The students decided to occupy.
15-05-2010 12:03In the last decade Denmark have had a right-wing extremist government, in the first seven years headed by the present NATO general secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and presently headed by PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen, whom also “chaired” the COP 15 with so devastating little success, his chair ship will enter the history books for poor re-sults etc.
15-05-2010 12:00London CAAT on Twitter/forthcoming events