UK Newswire Archive
27-01-2004 12:19"Disruptive" children who won't bow down to the screws' authority in youth prisons are put in solitary confinement - thrown naked (because apparently clothing "threatens the child's safety"!) into illegal "strip cells" with no light, ventilation, furniture or sanitation, where they are forced to use the floor as a toilet. Over the last year more than 100 children were sent to these cells for periods of up to 5 days each. The Howard League for Penal Reform is investigating an allegation that two young offenders were kept in solitary confinement for more than a year.
[from Freedom, Anarchist News and Views newspaper]
27-01-2004 12:00The Zapatista Anniversary Screening
27-01-2004 11:58Student Action for Refugees are having a world music night in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh, from 9pm onwards on Saturday the 31st of January.
27-01-2004 11:35We, the Coalition against BAYER-dangers, Germanwatch and the Global March against Child Labour, are writing to express our deepest concern at the intense employment of
children in the planting of cottonseeds in India. Your Bayer affiliate, ProAgro, is one of the beneficiaries of this process. To prevent ongoing harm to children we urge you to
take immediate steps against this practise.
27-01-2004 11:11Bush's "State of the Nation" speech was not in praise of "America" as he claimed - it was about fascism at home and imperialism abroad.
27-01-2004 11:03The decision by Cambridge University to withdraw plans to build Europe’s largest primate research centre heralds a great victory for the SPEAC (Stop Primate Experiments at Cambridge) campaign, but most importantly, a victory on behalf of the primates destined to suffer there.
27-01-2004 10:38Students in Germany are on strike against fees, budget cuts and the commodification of education. A solidarity for the Oxford occupiers...
27-01-2004 06:48R4 'Today' Programme
Presenter: "The protesters have won, it's as simple as that?"
Pallab Ghosh: "Yes."
27-01-2004 04:41PETITION LAUNCHED TO PARDON AND RELEASE FROM PRISON 3 ANTI-NUKE NUNS ARDETH PLATTE, CAROL GILBERT AND JACKIE HUDSON.
27-01-2004 02:11Occupation is staying over night, especially after Tony Benn visited!
Students Opposing the Governments plans to impose Topup fees on higher education have Occupied Oxford University Exam Schools.
The doors are open, all solidarity would be lovely.
27-01-2004 01:14Cllr Simon Darby asks our members to look out for our native wildlife.
their idea about what is of most fundamental importance
and may therefore ultimately be worth a war.
-- Evan Luard, author International War
26-01-2004 23:43Former Dutch PM and Foreign Minister forced to give evidence in court on NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
26-01-2004 23:32The Human Rights Center Bartolome de las Casas transmits this denuncia received yesterday, 22nd of January, 2004, regarding the burning of houses and the detention of the citizen Joshué Jiménez Cruz in the community Nuevo San Rafael, located in the Montes Azules Biosphere reserve.
Human Rights Center Bartolome de las Casas 23rd January, 2004
26-01-2004 23:26Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian militant, presents a side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that cold blooded killers like Arafat, Yassin and Rantissi don't want people to hear.
26-01-2004 23:11Why some men and women refuse:
26-01-2004 23:07Someone (not me!) was told *at the meeting last Saturday* that the next ESF UK meeting would be this Thursday, 6.30pm at the GLA or Natfhe building - BE PREPARED!
26-01-2004 21:45George Galloway is now the Respect MP for Glasgow Kelvin. Respect is the Unity Coalition to give electoral and mainstream expression to the overwhelming antiwar feeling in the country. It will articulate a broad, radical left agenda and seeks to include as many progressive forces as possible. I report from the meeting that began it all...