UK Newswire Archive
16-03-2004 01:22Last Friday, work on the Sirhowy Enterprise Way (aka Blackwood Bypass) was completely stopped by protesters when their numbers were boosted by a group of about 14 activists from Oxford who had travelled down for the day.
16-03-2004 00:27Report of a very mixed day in the struggle to stop the Blackwood Bypass.
16-03-2004 00:1516th March 2004
Just another day in the Occupied Territories
The West Bank, 13 March 2004
15-03-2004 23:22Zaytoun.co.uk is Uk's first volunteer non-profit project to import fair trade palestinian organic olive oil to the UK.
15-03-2004 22:22Indymedia Cinema presents: 'Article 17 - Doctors In Palestine'
15-03-2004 22:05Just two days after Madrid the sickening images are once again coming
from closer to home, with the news of a suicide bombing at the Israeli port
of Ashdod. Once again the cycle of bloodshed is rolling on.
15-03-2004 21:37No Blood for Oil!
Every day blood is spilt in the constant drive to satisfy our lust for "black gold"- oil.
WE are the end users, we are the consumers, this is not being done "in our name" but to satisfy OUR demand. Read on, and ACT.
15-03-2004 20:31Canadian Gold Mininng Company postpones submission of environmental study.
15-03-2004 19:51Eyewitnes report from Madrid on the crucial Saturday before the Spanish Elections
15-03-2004 19:31London Anarchist Youth is having it's second meeting!
documentary film festival, Le Festival du Cinיma du Rיel (4 to 14
March 2004), held annually at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, have
cancelled one of the screenings of the film Route 181 –
Fragments of a Journey to Palestine-Israel, which is co-directed
by the Palestinian Michel Khleifi and the Israeli Eyal Sivan.
15-03-2004 17:58Reports suggest that there will be an eviction at Blackwood on Wednesday 17th March (see reports 1, 2). UPDATE - no eviction attempt occured on wednesday.
The protest at Blackwood has been fought all through the planning stages for the last 12 years, it didnt happen yesterday or last month. This Welsh community are true fighters and have taken this fight to the High Court twice, they have done surveys, they have had a 4,800 signitured petition from local residents, they have done more than most other communities would in the circumstances. And although the local planning department of Caerphilly council is involved with processing this project, it has been sold the idea cos it involves outside money (outside of Wales). This is primarly for an MOD contractors factory that has been constructed in the centre of a civilian area, that now requires a dual carriage road access to make it viable (and to stop peeping toms, in the local community, seeing what they are up too 24/7). This road was going to cost £16 million, its now gonna cost £97million and its only 2 miles long... so its going to be the most expensive road in Wales soon!
15-03-2004 16:35How interesting that terminology changes (vis a vis "terrorists," rather than "militants,") when the victims of a terrorist atrocity are neither Americans nor Jews