UK Newswire Archive
08-09-2003 10:12While the world will be remembering the dead of September 11th the delegaqtes at the Dsei arms fair will be enjoying a slap up meal at the Royal Lancaster Hotel overlooking Hyde Park in Bayswater, where they will discuss further arms deals many secret and illegal. Come along to a mass picket of their dinner.
08-09-2003 09:36Lord Hutton’s inquiry into the death of the government scientist David Kelly has generated more headlines than any inquest since the death of Princess Diana. Yet many basic facts about the story are still murky – even to its protagonists.
Stalls, including crafts, plants, local produce etc. also information stalls on sustainability etc. Family entertainment, live music, food stalls.
Weather stayed ok, and a good day, had by all.
08-09-2003 06:24Repressive regimes will be stocking up again at this week's arms fair - and we're footing the bill
08-09-2003 05:28Palestinians consider anyone who is willing to work with Israel and the United States towards a peaceful two-state solution a "traitor." Abu Mazen, realizing the rest of the Palestinian "leadership" is insane, has quit.
Some women in Jordan are regarded as their family's property
Parliament in Jordan has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law imposing harsher punishments for men who kill female relatives in what are known as "honour killings".
07-09-2003 22:59Civilised humanity has slowly moved towards the equal treatment of women and the recognition of women's equal rights. Religions are one of the oldest and the most persistent obstacles on the way of women's equality and freedom. Indeed, religion is women's enemy and it is the nature of all religions particularly Islam to look backwards to past ancient times and antiquated values. Women will be universally equal someday, when that day comes, it will arrive in spite of all religions and as a result of a just and powerful fight against them.
07-09-2003 22:51o U.K: Conference, “Pathways to Reconciliation”
o Nigeria: Islamic Ruling on Lawal's appeal postponed to 25th September
o Iran: Row over the UN Convention to Ban Discrimination against Women
o Iraq: More than 400 women kidnapped & raped in post-war chaos
o Jordan: Divorce Blow for Women
o ICAS: Against stoning of Amina Lawal and Execution Of Shahnaz in Iran
o Egypt: FGM Under Attack at a Conference
o Kuwait: Amending the Law barring women from Voting
o Malaysia: Divorce by Mobile Phone Text Message and the Sharia
o Jordan: Another Women Victim of Fathers’ ‘Honour’
o Bahrain: A Call for Freedom of Expression & Women’s Rights
o Pakistan: Five Cases of 'Bride-burning' per Week
o Afghanistan: RAWA Demands Secularism & Freedom
07-09-2003 22:37When the leaders of Europe and the UN meet to discuss sending troops to Iraq they must remember that the hands of the clock have been turned back to Munich 1938. It is understood that behind the scenes the leaders of Europe are facing extreme pressure and are being offered incredible bribes to comply with the request. However, they must realize they are dealing with a madman and a regime full of lunatics that are willing to risk nuclear war for their own personal gain.
07-09-2003 22:27The struggle that you have been carrying forward against all society's rulers since April 2001 is an example for us and for all the exploited.
07-09-2003 19:59Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose government has been renowned and reviled for its concentration on its image, planned to announce an overhaul of media operations on Wednesday, government officials said.
DSEI attempted to sail 4 warships along the river Thames, through Gallions Reach Lock and into the Royal Victoria Dock near the Excel exhibition centre. 30 activists in three affinity groups succeeded in disrupting the manoeuvre, and the last 2 ships in the convoy aborted their mission and had to stop 7km down stream.
07-09-2003 15:48If you are going to be making video at the DSEI actions over the next week there will be a series of informal meetings during and after the main days of action where you can exchange footage, share information and make plans for covering future days and actions.