UK Newswire Archive
21-09-2012 14:19Urgent request for support for innocent Mexican indigenous political prisoner.
CAN ANYONE DELIVER THIS LETTER TO THE MEXICAN EMBASSY ON MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER????
21-09-2012 14:15This innocent Mexican political prisoner has now spent over 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. It has now been revealed that he has lost his eyesight due to medical neglect.
A motion for his innocence is being presented on Wednesday.
He needs his freedom now.
21-09-2012 10:55this is a bristol indymedia story
Following two months of rolling strikes across the Department for Transport, the union's 8,500 DfT members will be joined by 3,500 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the walkout.
Among the issues under dispute in the DfT are plans to close almost half of the UK's coastguard stations; the closure of all 39 of the DVLA's local offices and 10 enforcement centres; and cuts and the threat of privatisation in the Driving Standards Agency.
There are similar concerns over job cuts and privatisation in Defra. And all of this comes on top of a pay freeze and the looming threat of the imposition of local or regional pay, which would drive living standards down even further.
DfT members will be on strike all day and Defra members will walk out for three hours from 1.30pm.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "Despite all the evidence pointing to the fact that austerity isn't working, this government is ploughing ahead with unnecessary and damaging cuts that will deprive our communities of vital public services."
This morning on the Today Programme, the CEO of Sodastream was interviewed and was able to extoll the benefits of SodaStream as an environmentally friendly product! The interviewer even mentioned the fact that the company is Israeli, a fact that the CEO (who sounded American to me) happily confirmed. And that was that - no mention that the company's main manufacturing plant is in the illegal settlement of Mishor Edomim in the West Bank. No mention that the company is subject to a boycott because of it's location on stolen Palestinian land. Then there's also the fact that the BBC is supported by the licence fee, and really shouldn't be doing a 5 minute infomercial for a private company that is quoted on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
United Nations scientists have made it very clear that climate change is being caused by global warming which is the result of the burning of fossil fuels, but although the newspapers and television channels have been reporting some of the news about the natural disasters they seem to be ignoring the real reasons why they are actually occurring.
20-09-2012 15:03Dear All
Cambridge for All, a group formed at the meeting last week about the CBbid hosted by Mill Road Society have asked us to circulate the following information
20-09-2012 13:39Charged with 'threatening and abusive language' for shouting "No More War!"
New anarchist webpage selecting all the UK news and reports for bad citizens everywhere. Plus all the anti-system, riotous and anti-social news you never hear about and more: Jesus gets his arm sawn off in Wakefield; Bins on fire in Bolton; Blackpool estate agent done over. From the boring cities to all the crappiest parts of England, Scotland and Wales, people are fighting back – “in this grey prison society the flame of revolt still burns”:
20-09-2012 11:51Criminal and anti-social vendetta against the police -
20-09-2012 11:03Anti-Islam film: Christian and Islamic fundamentalists leaning on each other
19-09-2012 19:49All criticism of Islam is seen as problematic. Yet Islam is also viewed as a religion justifiying violence. However, all Abrahamic religions have a violent aspect, which along with patriarchal forms of oppression need serious and sustained criticism. This article considers the contradictions in the concept of a higher power, however, conceptualised or personified.
19-09-2012 18:18Fare dodge tomorrow like the modern footballer
Recently the greek state raided an anarchist squat in Thessaloniki and beat up and dragged away the residents, one of which was a comrade who until recently had been supporting greek prisoner solidarity in Nottingham. The comrade has been trailed and given a 1 year suspended sentence and has been released, currently recovering from the beating and the nearly broken hand sustained during arrest. the following is an extract from an email sent to me by them. For those in Nottingham who know this comrade, please attempt to contact them for support and more info on what happened.
"i'm not sure what you know about all this, but I been caught up in all
this, I was one of the 10 people found in the squat at the time.
I don't know where to begin, it was surreal, we've all been
released just now, except for one, who is in touble because of his spanish
passport and is in an immigration concentration camp at the moment. I
alongside my Colombian comrade I just mentioned got the highest sentence,
1 year suspended sentence. Its all totally fucked up, the squat
depressingly has gone for sure, I wish you had seen it once before all
this happened. I wish i could explain in more details what happened,
but I'm exhausted, feel pain all over my body, the scum anti-terror police
beat us up in the raid, then we were forcibly made to give our finger
prints later at the police station, hand still hurts where they tried to
break it... just exhausted, going to go to sleep right now, please get
this out on indymedia uk some how"
19-09-2012 14:04This is an extract of an email sent to myself from an anarcho comrade in greece, one of the comrades arrested and brutalised by anti-terror pigs recently in Thessaloniki.
Sri Lanka: UK continues with mass deportation despite overwhelming evidence of torture on return
Activists mount blockade at detention centre