UK Newswire Archive
26-05-2010 21:35Murad Akincilar is a Turkish trade unionist and human rights activist, who is currently in prison in Istanbul awaiting trial on 3 June.
DEMONSTRATE ON THE EVE OF MURAD’S TRIAL
OUTSIDE THE TURKISH EMBASSY, 43 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PA
Wednesday 2 June 5-6pm - Called by FRFI and Gikder
Called by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! and Gikder
David Rovics singing in the heart of London his song 'Crashing Down', filmed for The Rattansi & Ridley Show
26-05-2010 20:11The neoliberal plan needs the people to be frightened in order to succeed. Starting from the current situation in Greece, this article is about the background of neoliberalism and its blows on societies. The article was written by S. Seferiades, professor of politics at the Panteion University and was published (in Greek) with minor modifications at the weekly newspaper "Epohi" on 9/05/10
Mexican Community Besieged By Paramilitaries Calls For Second International Humanitarian Caravan June 8th
26-05-2010 19:00The Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala in South East Mexico has been under siege for several months by paramilitaries backed by the ruling PRI party in Oaxaca. Electricity and water supplies have been cut, schools shut and there are no doctors.
Culture and Sport Glasgow workers from unions Unison, Unite, BECTU and GMB will be striking on Friday 28 May and Monday 31 May. This is a continuation of the fight from the strikes on the April 30 and May 6.
brian haw and barbara tucker are back in the square after a night in the cells and a morning at westminster magistrates court
brian haw and barbara tucker were held for slightly longer than the full 24 hours allowed by law before being transferred to horseferry road magistrates court this morning.
there, they were held for several more hours in the cells, until a brief appearance around midday. brian refused to enter the courtroom in protest at his detention.
the magistrate gave them both unconditional bail to return in july.
it appears the police did not have a warrant to search brian and barbara's tents, and so it is difficult to see the legal case for the charges of "obstructing a police officer in the course of their duty" if indeed they were performing an unlawful search.
there is film of brian's arrest and pics (in the comments section) posted on indymedia uk, along with the usual mixture of comments from people that weren't there and only want to see whichever particular side of the story that suits them.
Given the recent Israeli threats and the fate of the Spirit of Humanity, when in June 2009 the Israeli navy terrorised and kidnapped all on boards, there will be worldwide protests at Israeli embassies: London: Thu 27 May, 12-2pm
We will be joined by the mother of Alex Harrison, who last year was kidnapped from Spirit of Humanity, but is not giving up and is now on the flotilla.
Brighton Anarchist Black Cross present a film plus talk by an Italian activist about the infamous 1969 death in custody of Italian anarchist and ABC activist Giuseppe “Pino” Pinelli.
In his very first press conference following the election, President Obama was asked his response to Iranian leader Ahmadinejad’s congratulatory letter. He replied, changing the subject: “Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon, I believe, is unacceptable. And we have to mount an international effort to prevent that from happening.”
It was a clear signal to the outgoing administration and its neocon masters of the Big Lie that he would persevere in their crusade to topple the Tehran government, using the convenient ploy of nuclear fear-mongering.
26-05-2010 14:58The National Anti-Vivisection Alliance (NAVA) has been formed as a united grassroots coalition of groups fighting to end animal experimentation in the UK. NAVA is made up of groups who campaign against a broad range of animal experimentation, including university and academic facilities, contract research organisations, commercial organisations and cosmetics testing.
Come and show solidarity with students and staff suspended after the Middlesex University occupation. Rally tomorrow, Thursday, 27th May, from 4pm onwards at the Uni's Hendon Campus. There will be another rally the following day, Friday, 28th May, from 10am to 1pm while the hearings take place. NB. For those who came to the occupation, both rallies are at the Hendon campus (address below) and not at the campus where the occupation took place.
26-05-2010 13:44Youtube footage of Brian Hawe being arrested by police on 25 May during police search of Democracy Village camp.
26-05-2010 13:21The Greek judiciary will set free Epaminondas Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexis
democracy village activists have scaled big ben and dropped another peace banner this morning
this morning, despite supposed alert security, activists from the parliament square democracy village managed to enter parliament grounds and scale big ben to drop a peace banner. more details later
pic by 'peaceful warrior' - copyleft - non-commercial use
26-05-2010 11:14A flotilla of 4 cargo and 4 passenger ships is preparing to converge in the mediterranean this weekend to break Israel's blockade on Gaza.
26-05-2010 10:09In the new summer edition of the EF! Action Update, read about coal trains blockaded, peat bogs defended, and gas terminals shut down. Find out about the dangers of nanotech, current state of nuclear GM trials in the UK, Tesco uprisings, golf course trashing, tar sands action and much more.