UK Newswire Archive
The occupation of a Shell garage in South London has hit it's 24th hour. Activists are calling for people to head down to a Party at the Pumps this evening!
Activists originally occupied the flyover of the Shell garage at 122-156 Walworth Road, Camberwell, London SE17 1, United Kingdom, around 3pm on 25/09/10. They have now been there for a full 24 hours. The occupation is in solidarity with the people of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland, who are resisting Shell's destructive influence, and all those experiencing repression at the hands of this brutal multinational oil company. It is also meant as a warm up action for the Crude Awakening event coming up in london on the 16th October (www.crudeawakening.org.uk)
Initially, staff refused to close the garage and continued to serve customers despite the danger. Eventually, activists took matters into their own hands. The entrance and exit to the forecourt where blockaded, and some naughty pixie poured red paint all over one of the pumps, then left smartish. Eventually the Police arrived and forced the re-opening of the site, and ordered ground based support not to block any cars from entering. So, several hours later, another pixie arrived and hit the "emergency pump shutoff" button. Since then, staff and Police have not attempted to re-open the site, which has now been closed for 15 hours.
The Activists have experienced a warm response from the local community and activist groups, and they call for continued support. Anyone is welcome to head down and join the occupation. All is peaceful and enjoyable. There is currently no Police presence.
Later this evening, there will be a Party at the Pumps in the forecourt of the now-closed garage. Come down and have a right laugh and a good old dance at Shell's expense!
26-09-2010 15:32As many of us have gone or are going to the No Border camp in Brussels we are going to be low in numbers on the ground for a few days...
26-09-2010 14:48McDonald's targeted in US health ad
Unhappy meals: American doctors' TV ad features a corpse holding a hamburger and the line 'I was lovin' it'. McDonald's, which has thrived in the recession, isn't laughing
26-09-2010 14:46BENEFIT GIG FOR MOSCOW ANTIFA
WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER @ THE WINCHESTER ARMS, TAUNTON
BRAINDEAD (Pumpkin Records) ---- 3-piece skacore from Hamburg, Germany
COMPLY OR DIE ---- York based ska punk
THE VEXED ---- Hardcore punk from York
51ST STATE ---- Somerset based 2-piece psycho-punk
PO-LICE ---- Fast and furious south-west skacore
A share of the door takings will go to Russian antifascists.
Free & tasty vegan food as per usual!
26-09-2010 14:04Iran today poses a five-pronged threat, warned the man who first blew the whistle on the Islamic republic's nuclear program. Iran is "a very, very serious threat to the free world," said Alireza Jafarzadeh, who outlines the dangers posed by the Islamic republic, as he sees them, in his new book, "The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the coming nuclear crisis."
"Iran wants to extend its influence beyond its borders," said Jafarzadeh.
Falkirk Council Cultural Services are delighted to announce a very special event, one of the Alan Davie at 90 activities associated with the 5* rated exhibition at Callendar House.
"Feminist Soapbox" - a weekend of workshops, discussion and entertainment......
....... is taking place THIS weekend the 25th/26th of September!
Join us for an action packed weekend of participatory workshops, skill-sharing, book readings, food, music, arts and crafts, networking and loads more!
The Commonwealth Games were in crisis last night with fears over security, health and safety putting the event in doubt.
But questioned about the cleanliness issue, Delhi’s organising committee spokesman, Lalit Bhanot, said: “It is not such a big issue that we should be ashamed of. This will not affect the Games. For us it is clean.
Hospital apologises after Public Service Ombudsman issues report into handling of elderly patient.
Medical staff have apologised after injecting a
Scotland for Animals recently applied to the UK Home Office for the release of the most recent animal experiment data specifically relating to Scotland.
26-09-2010 11:07at the emporium 26th-30th oct open 1-7pm daily
37 stokes crodt
bristol bs1 3py
open daily 1-7pm
about 15 photos exhibited. These images are largely about the people rather than the artwork/graffiti as the exhibition at Amnesty was a combination of artwork from Pictures on Walls and other shots, seeking to present the 'human' cost of the wall's route.
the photographer will be holding a discussion on october 20th at 6pm
all welcome, free entry, donations appreciated.
The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged "Wiped Off the Map" statement by Iran's president was never made.
The rumor was fabricated by the American media with a view to discrediting Iran's head of state and providing a justification for waging an all out war on Iran. the article provides of media manipulation and "propaganda in action".
26-09-2010 07:54Tuesday 28 September • 5-6pm outside Communications House Immigration Reporting Centre
London, EC1V 9BR