UK Newswire Archive
21-07-2001 17:09Speaking on BBC radio Tony Blair, owner of many major UK media sources seemed to turn his anger on it's head, "It's their (the media's) fault, they're turning the world upside down, all the focus is on the protests, we don't want to meet like this locked away but would prefer to be in the taverna down the road talking to the people". I know a nice little italian Tony, when can you make it?
21-07-2001 17:06Unconfirmed reports have David Blunkett, notorious loony Methodist Minister, masquerading as a blues singer and national politician thereatening to bring new legislation to forbid the wearing of masks on demonstrations, with those found guilty subject to massive fines £1000. (The fines wil of course be passed onto Clare Short to use as part of her support fund for International development in developing countries.
21-07-2001 16:03GSF Pressrelease about yesterdays actions
21-07-2001 15:40The Vote Nobody campaign from the general election gets ripped of by a bunch of students.
21-07-2001 15:16An eyewitness account from a young Uraguyuan woman who saw police seperate the cdemonstration and repeatedly charge and tear gas thousands of peaceful protesters.
21-07-2001 14:36Todays unified march containing over a hundred thousand people of all the groups here in Genoa was attacked and broken up by police at the Corso Marconi. This legal march was prevented from reaching it's destination Piazza G.Ferraris.
21-07-2001 13:26commentary on capitalism, murder and why capitalism needs to go
21-07-2001 12:20MIAMI (Reuters) - The United Steelworkers of America and an international
rights group sued Coca-Cola Co. on Friday, alleging trade unionists at
plants that bottle the company's soft drinks in Colombia are systematically
intimidated, kidnapped and killed.
21-07-2001 10:51Known war criminal and hard right neoliberalist Clare Short disses us in her latest hilarious outburst. This is good - if scum like her are pissed off it means we're making progress.
21-07-2001 10:15An anarchist from Poland, now living in Dublin, is seeking for G8 solidarity demo in Dublin.
21-07-2001 09:34A very small minority of violent protesters have been given free rein to disrupt the demonstration.
eye witnesses report.
21-07-2001 06:51As the summit began the world's leaders professed their determination not to be intimidated but to carry on meeting. Mr Blair insisted that "the issues we are discussing are, in fact, the very issues that some of those people say they are protesting about". But that was before the news arrived of the death, after which the Prime Minister's spokesman adopted a different tone, arguing that it is "always a source of regret if anyone loses their life. We have always defended people's right to legitimate and peaceful protest, but when there is violent protest people can get hurt."
21-07-2001 06:16Quoted on BBC News former world leader said "It is important that the actual things we are trying to do here, the initiatives we are taking, should get as much publicity as what demonstrators are prepared to do in order to get TV pictures," said British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
He urged people to remember that it was the leaders, not the protestors, who had been democratically elected.(<25%)
The BBC's Barney Mason says the death has darkened the mood of the summit and has reawoken questions about whether such meetings can go on being held inside a virtual fortress amid serious violence.
21-07-2001 04:57In reports in The Blairian, Clare Short maintains that rather than protesting, Protesters should redirect the money they spend organising and getting to global summits on donations to the developing world. Another nail in the coffin of credibility for the UK government.
(We could start an air miles donation programme ;-)
21-07-2001 04:54Cientos de manifestantes repudiamos el asesinato y represion en Genova pintando de rojo las paredes de la Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, al grito de asesinos...