UK Newswire Archive
18-05-2012 02:18Jyoti of Take the Flour Back defends the role of direct action in defending farmers and our food system.... and cuts through all that GM 2.0 nonsense.
17-05-2012 20:09Deborah's Census case was heard in Reading Magistrates Court on Monday 14 May. She was found guilty, fined and is minded not to pay the fine.
17-05-2012 16:30The Ministry of Defence has announced spending of £5 billion at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.
Yesterday morning the community at Kensal Rise library in Brent to blocked the front dooors of the library, preventing the council from removing the books. Around fifty local residents heard that Brent council planned to take the books away after they lost their legal battle earlier in the year, they amassed in solidarity at the entrance and formed a human barracade to keep the removers inside while the police arrived on the scene at midday.
The local campaign group Save Kensal Rise Library had offered to run the building as a community building for free but the council continues to enforce its agenda. The library itself was given to the community by Mark Twain over a 100 years ago and its campaign to not be cut in the current austerity purge has been supported by Alan Bennet, Jacqueline Wilson and other writers.
With a new labour leader now in charge of the council, after the local elections, the group calls for fresh talks hoping there will be a change of heart by the council and common sense prevail.
17-05-2012 13:20A nuclear waste storage proposal has been suggested for Romney Marsh, Kent
On Tuesday night there was a meeting of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Lea Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and local residents at a small nursery on Riverside Close, Hackney to discuss the 'reinstatement works' for the marsh.
To attend the meeting, residents were told they must submit their names, addresses and contact details to the ODA. However after most people had already done so, the ODA then said people could attend the session without doing so (they still tried to take peoples names on entry).
Shortly after the drop-in session began, Caroline tried to record the meeting with a sound recorder. She was told that she needed to give her name and could not record the meeting. However, residents and Save Leyton Marsh group put up a united front and demanded that anything that was said on an individual basis should be said to the whole group and be a matter of public record.
The ODA did not know how to respond. They took ten minutes to liaise privately and decide whether to be recorded. In the end, they came back into the meeting and said there would be a statements from the ODA spokespeople until 7.30pm and then the meeting would resume for individual discussions. The meeting unanimously refused saying everything that was said should be said publicly and with accountability so there should be an open public meeting for the whole session. Some of the ODA refused to give their names until Barry Buitekant and Ian Rathbone challenged this; they said they were councillors acting for the public and anyone acting in this capacity should provide their names.
The LVRPA refused to answer any questions after it was agreed the meeting could be recorded. Residents were absolutely outraged. What does this body have to hide?
There was a lengthy discussion with Mark Sorrell, who claimed that the group has harrassed him, evidencing the postings on Facebook which had been added by Mark Walsh who had later identified himself as a PC and had added a series of fake aliases to the site in order to get information.
Residents were not satisfied with the inadequate answers given to a series of questions related to both reinstatement and to the way the facility gained planning permission and was constructed.
Full unedited sound recording of the meeting available here http://soundcloud.com/saveleytonmarsh/oda-meeting
17-05-2012 10:48The homophobic racist EDL will be in town during Bristol Pride to spread their hate and bullshit
17-05-2012 03:53I just hope this can even show 1% for the love I feel for those who supportted me, I'll never forget you and love you always. NO PASARAN!
16-05-2012 21:03Thursday the 17th, 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.
Public meeting with Chris Cole from Drone Wars UK.
16-05-2012 20:17May 15-22 “Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Alberto
Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López,”
16-05-2012 18:46Palestinians have had enough and now saying enough is enough: Peace is a mirage, peace-making is a failure, peace process is a sham, peace mediators are a fake, and if all the parties involved can enjoy the luxury of “addiction” to the status quo, Palestinians cannot; their survival is at stake.
16-05-2012 14:55this is a bristol indymedia story
…well it wasn’t too late fortunately… heh. heh.
This Show. WHOOP.
Interview with Special guests- Ken and Boris discussing May day Action week, Bristol votes for mayor (snore), and ANARCHY (now you’re talkin’)
Interview with Emma from Rockin Bee Hive Collective in the US. She chats about the Bees and the rad art work they get up to.
Students from Montreal give their take on the student uprising in the Maple Spring.....
TO LISTEN- click the link below
16-05-2012 09:27We had 'Pop sociology', well now we've got punk criminology! This could be an early contender for the pamphlet of the year award?
“Policing the Crisis Today”, 44 pages, printed in A5 and A4 sizes
Published by Cl@ss War Classix; Mayday 2012, £1, ISSN 2042-048X