UK Newswire Archive
05-11-2010 14:42British Reaper Drones have fired Hellfire missiles or laser guided bombs in 120 attacks over the past 30 months according to newly released information. In addition that UK government plans to purchase five more Reaper drones over the next five years to double the size of the UK Reaper drone force.
05-11-2010 14:22Our first full project meeting
FreeBus aims to provide a community owned, non-profit and free bus service for Bristol.
We've now broken the 400 member mark but we all need to act together to make FreeBus a reality.
The Operations Meeting will break into 3 smaller groups
1) Promotion / Media / Web
2) Promotion / Volunteers / Outreach
3) Funding / Research / Planning
Please check the website or get in touch for details.
We need You!
Please come down, get involved and we'll make FreeBus a reality!
FreeBus Operations Meeting
Wednesday 17th November @ 7:30pm
Hamilton House, Stokes Croft (above the Canteen)
05-11-2010 14:07Water Pumping Station at Axford in Berkshire Sabotaged to protect River Kennet SSSI.
*Beyond the Tipping Point?*
05-11-2010 13:21Report on last night's public meeting in stroud. Old Town Hall full, angry and determined. Speeches from Green Party, Socialist Party, ex-Labour MP and points raised by Union reps and members of the public. Mood - A Snowball of Resistance is Starting to Roll... (we remember the Poll-Tax and we can defeat these cuts as well...)
Interview with Donnacha DeLong, NUJ vice-president, on the eve of the BBC strike.
The BBC is out on strike for 48 hours over issues of pay, working hours, and pensions.
We caught up with NUJ vice-president Donnacha DeLong on the eve of the strike to talk tactics, solidarity, cuts, and the relationship of the NUJ strike to all of the other strike actions that have happened this week.
Film Screening at The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud, 7.30pm Thursday 11th November, till 10.30pm. Cost: £5 or S£3 (Three Stroud Pounds)
Film discusses development of Indymedia Argentina, Occupied Factories, Economic / Financial Crisis
The BBC is out on strike for 48 hours over issues of pay, working hours, and pensions. We caught up with NUJ vice-president Donnacha DeLong last night to find out about the strike.
05-11-2010 11:22Seize the Day, Ceilidh Minogue, DJ Krakpotkin
THURSDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
The Boneyard Bar, Bridewell St, Bristol
doors @ 7pm
Seize The Day headline with beautiful radical frontline folk, celebrating the release of their new album 'Standing Strong'
Ceilidh Minogue support with stomping folk, including banjo, accordion and beautiful harmonies...
Raffle, Puppet Show and Cake
Last April a group of individuals who met through Bristol & Bath Rising Tide, in a series of bold blockades stopped a coal train from leaving Ffos-y-Fran open cast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil on its way to nearby Aberthaw power station. The result was thousands of pounds of economic damage to Miller Argent who own the mine and the arrest and subsequent trial of the activists. Although the charges against those involved were eventually scaled down, 13 were still convicted of Section 36 of the malicious damages act 1861 and ordered to pay court costs and in some cases damages to Miller Argent. The activists are also still fighting a restraining order imposed upon them indefinitely banning them from entering a large area encompassing Ffos-y-Fran, Aberthaw and the adjoining railway.
This month also sees the start of the month long trial of 20 of the 114 activists arrested in a school in Nottingham, April 2009, on suspicion of conspiring to shut down Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station. The activists are pleading Not Guilty on the grounds of necessity. This means they are admitting they planned to shut the power station down in order to prevent loss of life and serious injury caused through climate change.
They have been through an 18 month mentally, emotionally, and financially grueling experience in the lead up to this month's trial. Any support people can give will be enormously appreciated.
Check out the campaign support group's website http://ratcliffeontrial.org/ for the background story and full details of how you can get involved in supporting them.
Come and show your support on the night and have a good old jig too!
05-11-2010 10:22Project Prevention, an American charity targeting child damage through parental drug intake, is offering £200 to drug addicts in 5 locations across the UK, one of which is Bristol, in return for which they must volunteer for a sterilisation operation.
Eve writes Project Prevention, an American charity targeting child damage through parental drug intake, is offering £200 to drug addicts in 5 locations across the UK, one of which is Bristol, in return for which they must volunteer for a sterilisation operation.
While substance abuse causes all kinds of problems, particularly for children, it is obvious (to me at least) that this measure exploits vulnerability to drive a savage eugenics agenda. It bribes vulnerable people into handing over their fertility in return for a quick fix, promotes a ring-fence of prejudice and sin-construction around drug users, and simplifies human beings into "addicts" and "normals".
Project Prevention's website states that its primary aim is awareness-raising (couldn't they just hand out some fliers or something), and its secondary aim is to "reduce the burden of this social problem on taxpayers". Sterilisation programmes are clearly not publicity-driven, so it is fair to assume that one of the main drives behind this project, once society has been divided up into "addicts" and "normals", is to remove the "addicts" from society and the gene pool, and leave the "normals" a bit more well off. Isn't that nice.
What can we do to make sure this foul stench blows well clear of Bristol?
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05-11-2010 09:39President Obama arrives in India tomorrow 6 November.
The people of Bhopal are asking that the President meets with them to discuss on the ongoing contamination in Bhopal, 26 years after, the Bhopal disaster took place.
People are still being poisoned TODAY. Obama held BP accountable, now hold Dow accountable.
05-11-2010 08:22Songs, Sketches and Suprises - Inspired by the science of Gaia Theory
.......discover how the world really works with the startling, strangely attractive world view through Gaia's Eye...
*Make friends with the Mighty Mitochondria
*Thrill to the unexpected delights of the Human Circus
*Lose yourself in the self-organising wonder of the Do-Be-Do Chorus!
Monday 8th November
£5 on the door
05-11-2010 01:51SUSSEX MURDER WITNESS MAKES A STAND OVER SUSSEX POLICE CORRUPTION
04-11-2010 23:00Story reposted from anarchistnews.org about a UK Counter-Terror 'Security Consultant' exposed in Kanada. The British man was overheard in a cafe talking to another man, by an individual who subsequently videoed his personal exchange and posted the footage online.
04-11-2010 22:22plus Bristol evangelists Simon Farris and Bridget White
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TIMES ON THE MP3 FILE
00:00 - Introduction
01:00 - Jack Phillips from Bristol FreeBus project http://www.freebus.org.uk/
11:00 - Retired journalist John Jackson part 2 of this interview - he was a sub editor of the Daily Mirror
17:30 - Bristol evangelists Simon Farris and Bridget White talk about bullying, penance, repentance, their work and their message.
27:00 - Kerry McLoud editor of Bishopston Matters community newsletter for Bishopston, Ashley Down, Horfield & St. Andrews.
33:30 - Life story of Nick Payne part 3
45:30 - Trevor Carter - Rooney poetry.
49:00 - Jeff Sparkes' What's On guide
53:00 - Credits
Presenter: Tony Gosling
Reporters: Michaela Dennis & Anthea Page
Studio Engineer: Michael Noyce
Producer: Michaela Dennis
ps. General Ivashov: “International terrorism does not exist”
04-11-2010 21:10Repression and social control gets stronger and stronger.
We face all the time arrests, accusations of various kind, restrictive measures, people getting fired, administrative sanctions while our living conditions get more and more precarious.