UK Newswire Archive
Not specifically a Nottingham issue, but relevant to people all over the country, is the upcoming UK government census. Aside from all of the usual arguments against state intelligence gathering, this time the census is being administered by US arms dealers Lockheed-Martin. This is a repost of some information that might be useful to those considering non-participation.
with the controversy over lockheed martin's involvement with the uk 2011 census, many people are considering non-participation - here are some useful facts to bear in mind
number of people estimated to have avoided the 2001 census: more than 3 million
number of people successfully prosecuted for refusal: less than 60
therefore odds of being prosecuted: 50,000 to 1 against
process to prosecute: authorities have to send extra letters, official legal warnings, extra visits. they have to talk to you in person and interview you "under caution" during which if you refuse, they finally have enough evidence to launch a prosecution.
it is refusing that is unlawful. if you happen to be busy, on your way out, just visiting, promise to do it later, etc etc then that is not unlawful.
stand up and be counted! don't let lockheed martin snoop on you.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Bahrain three days before the launch of the Saudi military intervention. The U.S. Fifth Fleet, one of six used by Washington to patrol the world's seas and oceans, is headquartered near Manama, where between 4,000-6,000 American military personnel are stationed. Unlike Tunisia and Egypt, U.S. military partners but not hosts of American bases, Bahrain is vital to U.S. international military and energy strategy.
1. In 2007 the fuel pond leaked at Sizewell A and it was only accidentally detected by some contractors since the workers ignored the various alarms.
2. Sizewell B was forced to shut for 7 months last year due to problems with its primary cooling system. During the closure a fire broke out in some graphite filters but was eventually put out by 12 fire crews and site fire workers.
3. In February this year Sizewell B was forced to shut again due to another problem with its primary cooling system
Having seen this item on the newswire:
"Nat West Bank attacked" http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/1045
... just got back from photographing this damage at the Hucknell Road branch of the Natwest Bank.
This is the latest in a number of actions referencing the cuts to public services while on the other hand many say corporations and banks are evading their tax liabilities.
Nat West Bank attacked
Nottingham Natwest Bank shut by anti-cuts protesters
Notts Uncut campaigners shut Natwest Bank [Feature]
some may remember earlier cuts-related damage here:
Smashed Windows & Graffiti @ Conservative Offices
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
16-03-2011 23:45The Secret Pact: its complete text, here presented as obtained by the European Deputy Patrick Le Hyaric.
Commonwealth Games Village Human Rights Neglect
On Tuesday the 15th of March, Margaret Jaconelli a home-owner in the way of development for the Commonwealth Games Village will make a second appeal to the court of session to request that she is adequately compensated for the home she owns on Ardenlea street which Glasgow City Council is
16-03-2011 22:39A short article on the practical and ethical failings of the modern nuclear industry provoked by redent events in Japan.
16-03-2011 22:07The mother of all wars, Nuclear War, is upon us.
16-03-2011 21:02in the last week there were two presentations in Germany about Mark Kennedy, and undercover cops, including those uncovered recently in Germany+Austria
16-03-2011 20:40Public Meeting
Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Benefits System
Tuesday 22nd March, 8pm, The Free Hetherington
16-03-2011 20:03From time to time people are going to have to challenge racist behaviour in pretty much any movement, and the animal rights movement is no different. The same can be said for any other sort of discrimination.
On March 17th, Nottingham City Council met to agree a budget which slashed millions of pounds from vital services. Campaigners disrupted the meeting, forcing it to be halted for almost an hour. Later on they were also able to confront council leader Jon Collins.
Apart from making various excuses about why he was passing on central government cuts, Collins claimed that he would be attending the anti-cuts march in London on March 26th.
This poster (which can be adapted to a flyer or poster as required) should make it easier to recognise Collins should anybody want to have a friendly chat with him about the council's budget.
Census forms are dropping through letterboxes in Scotland. Some vital information is missing from them.
16-03-2011 15:47There should be a mass demonstration against the intrusive nature of the questions on the census forms at the rally in London on 26 March.