UK Newswire Archive
13-01-2004 05:29John Rhys-Davies, British-born star of Lord of the Rings, in which he both plays Gimli the dwarf and provides the voice of Treebeard, says the movie is a metaphor for a cutural 'battle' that will soon take place in Europe.
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The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) hereby announces its participation in the Global Day of Action and calls on all its more than 250 member-organizations throughout the world and all other organizations and people within their reach to initiate or join protest mass actions on March 20, 2004, the first anniversary of the US-UK invasion of Iraq.
12-01-2004 22:18No Borders Night - Saturday 17th Jan -
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12-01-2004 22:16It was originally written as a response to the views of opponents to the war in Iraq that Arab States 'loathe' the West and my piece referred to 'Arab States' rather than 'Arabs'.
Out of that context, it has obviously caused great distress and offence and I can only reiterate that I very deeply regret that."
On the basis of that pitiful claim, a number of neophytic defenders of free speech have emerged to claim that Kilroy is being subject to a politically correct pogrom. Here is what Kilroy wrote:
“We're told that the Arabs loathe us. Really?… What do they think we feel about them? That we adore them for the way they murdered more than 3,000 civilians on September 11… That we admire them for the cold-blooded killings in Mombasa, Yemen and elsewhere? That we admire them for being suicide bombers, limb-amputators, women-repressors?”
Does that say "Arab states" or "Arabs"? Oh, you read it right. Apart from anything else, claiming that "Arab states" "murdered more than 3,000 civilians on September 11", or were responsible for the bombings in Mombasa and Yemen makes absolutely no sense at all. Unless Kilroy-Silk knows more about the planning behind the 9/11 attacks than we would hitherto have assumed, I suggest he's trying to pull one over on us.
12-01-2004 20:26International Peace activist Ciaron O’reilly speaking in London on Jan.
20th @7.30 PM. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Riverside Ploughshares Activist and Catholic Worker Sr. Susan Clarkson speaking in London on Jan. 27th. 2004 @7.30 PM. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
12-01-2004 18:23I know its academic but an intresting conference taking place see below
12-01-2004 18:13A fundraising appeal from the folks who bring you Infoshop.org. The website celebrates its ninth anniversary this week. In 2004 we hope to expand the project and create a more solid base for the project's future.
12-01-2004 17:50A US fighter-bomber dropped a dummy bomb on an industrial estate in East Yorkshire, the US Air Force admitted today.
12-01-2004 15:57Three days after a bomb was found next to my office and I had to go down the bunker an NGO guard box was blown up with a hand grenade near my guesthouse and i ended up in a bunker again. These are the first incidents of targeting internationals in the north of Afghanistan for about two years.
12-01-2004 15:20I am from Oxford and working for the UN in nothern Afghanistan. I here British polititians are talking about how democracy is being supported and security is maintained in Afghanistan. There is no democracy and the security situation is deteriorating. A bomb was found outside my office a few days ago.
12-01-2004 15:17A US F-15 jet based at the "Royal Air Force" base at Lakenheath (really a U.S. Air Force base in disguise) accidentally dropped an inert practice bomb in Suffolk UK at 1715 GMT on 8 January 2004.
12-01-2004 14:56Three day riots in Amara follow unemployed riots in Basra organised by ex-army veterans. Riots persisted today in Amarra after Brits admitted killing one protester and Iraqi cops killed 5. Today protestors vowed to kill the mayor and avenge the deaths of their bretheren
Lingua Romanica Commun Unificata
12-01-2004 13:50BBC reports Warwickshire council's eviction of Travellers has been suspended.
An evening to report back from the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva and the We Seize initiative - and to discuss further participation / interventions / activities in the field of communication rights.
12 January 2004
'KIDNAPPED' PROTESTORS CHALLENGE POLICE CONTAINMENT TACTICS
"If you only see one case this year make it this one!" Mark Thomas