UK Newswire Archive
26-01-2004 21:22This is a comprehensive overview of the ESF process in the UK so far, tracing events all the way back to the 2003 ESF in Paris and the lobbying for 2004 ESF to be in the UK. Note the same actors behind the scenes (big Trade-Unions, SWP) who lobbyied for the 2004 ESF to be in UK despite a lack of transparancy in the decision-making process that was employed were the very same actors who have been lobbyists for a change to a more hierachical organising structure for which a proposal has been given which they have quite sneekily managed to congregate around while existing working groups were cynically ignored, dirty tricks/sabotage tactics employed such as not providing working groups with key information (like quotes for venue hire by the GLA) and the abandoning of volunteer lists to organise the last UK Assembly employed - to purposefully create the appearance of a disorganised-vacuum to justify the installation of a new hierachical committee.
26-01-2004 21:13New ideas of thinking and organising are needed.There needs to be a break with labour and its trade union machine.
26-01-2004 21:08Police’s treatment of school students was outside the law.
26-01-2004 19:57The Government are reclassifying cannabis as a class C drug. Here is my opinion of this...
26-01-2004 19:34Why wont the left help tenants who are being oppressed by their housing association? Secure Housing is one of the most important issues to working class people?
26-01-2004 17:13Occupation of the exam schools now (5pm Monday 26th Jan) over the issue of tuition fees, try to come along and join in
26-01-2004 16:32Your Manchester comrade James Thorne is being tried on a trumped up assault charge after police violently dispersed a peaceful protest last June. All support on 29/30 January at Manc Magistrates Court warmly appreciated.
26-01-2004 15:34As of Monday afternoon (2pm), protestors are currently successfully resisting another eviction of the main building at the Ossory Road protest camp, where Asda/Walmart plan to build a supermarket, on the Old Kent Road. Having allowed bailiffs and security to enter the building this morning and lock up doors etc, protestors yet again managed to regain entry into the building and climbed on top of the roof.
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26-01-2004 14:20LAST February, Morgan Spurlock decided to become a gastronomical guinea pig.
His mission: To eat three meals a day for 30 days at McDonald's and document the impact on his health, He put on 25 pounds but his supersized shape was the least of his problems.
Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet, Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly Spurlock's entire body deteriorated..
26-01-2004 14:00Collected reports from WSF and WEF by Terra Vivi / IPS
Some very good articles here:
26-01-2004 11:52Hunt Master fell while attacking saboteurs + Saboteur seriously injured at hunt - huntsman arrested
26-01-2004 01:51Is it irresponsible to take kids to political protests? Are some protests safe and others not? How do you tell the difference? I interviewed 12 activists, 10 of whom are parents, 7 of whom are street medics on this topic.