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Over four hundred homes in Liverpool face demolition, as part of the government's plans to raise house prices in the North and Midlands of England. This is another project within the 'Pathfinder' housing market renewal scheme, and is also linked to the preparation for Liverpool's term as 'City of Culture 2008'. To the residents of Liverpool's Edge Lane West, however, the scheme looks very much more like part of a culture of total disrespect for local residents on the part of politicians and corporations.
Read more: http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=1950
A VIEW FROM INSIDE THE GATE GOURMET DISPUTE
Corporate Watch presents an interview with Mrs Kaur, one of the striking workers at airline catering company Gate Gourmet. Mrs Kaur has worked at Gate Gourmet for over six and a half years.
Read more: http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=1947
REED ELSEVIER -- MAKING THE DEATH FAIR RUN SMOOTHLY
Next week -- 13-16th September 2005, Europe's biggest arms fair will be held at the ExCel Centre, in London's Docklands area. Protestors are planning a week of events to oppose it, from 9-16th September. While the main dealers of death involved are the arms dealers themselves, the companies that host DSEI must also take a large share of the blame for any injuries, death or torture, that result from the use of the 'defence systems' on show at DSEI (aka 'Defense Systems and Equipment International).
Read more: http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=2008