UK Newswire Archive
13-08-2004 00:14campaign - send them back (freepost) and let them know what you think of it
12-08-2004 21:31All offences could prompt arrest under Home Office proposals
Police in England and Wales could be given powers to arrest people for minor offences such as graffiti or litter.
Police can currently arrest people only for crimes with sentences of at least five years, meaning breach of the peace is often used as a "catch all" offence.
12-08-2004 21:14A British journalist has been detained since Wednesday at Ben-Gurion International Airport after security forces denied her entry into the country on the grounds that she is a left-wing activist who could not be objective in her portrayal of local events and who could unknowingly assist violent organizations.
12-08-2004 21:00On Sunday, August 15th from 4:00 - 6:00pm PST,
that is 1:00 - 3:00 am BST of the following day,
KPFK will broadcast a special program on the Venezuelan Recall Referendum with exit polls, election results, interviews with Venezuelan government officials, opposition representatives,journalists, and activists, with live simultaneous translation when necessary.
12-08-2004 20:27European parliament discusses a resolution against Venezuela - 08.03.2004
12-08-2004 18:40A man was hospitalised late on Saturday night last after he was beaten around the head with rifle butts by members of a British Army/PSNI patrol.
12-08-2004 18:03The G8 (Group of eight most industrialised nations) Summit will be held at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, about 40 miles/70 kilometres away from Edinburgh, in Scotland from 6-8th of July 2005.
12-08-2004 17:41The International Republican Institute:
Implementing the Nicaragua Plan in Venezuela
International Republican Institute (“IRI”): A U.S. based non-governmental entity founded upon suggestion by former President Ronald Reagan, the IRI is a major recipient of NED funds for various projects around the world. In March 2002, just one month before the April 2002 coup d’etat, IRI received an impressive $300,000 grant from the NED for “Strengthening Political Parties” in Venezuela. IRI received an additional $116,000 in February 2003, at the culmination of the 64-day opposition imposed lockout that devastated the Venezuelan economy. One of the main political parties participating in both the coup and the lockout, Primero Justicia, is a major benefactor of IRI funds. IRI’s massive financing for its Venezuelan projects has almost exclusively been funneled into developing and strengthening political parties to oppose the Chávez Administration. IRI also maintains close contact with the U.S. Embassy, which has also been a backer of the opposition’s undemocratic tactics.
12-08-2004 17:34The NED awarded a significant $53,400 grant to the Venezuelan group, Súmate, in September 2003, for the sole purpose of promoting a campaign for a recall referendum on President Chávez’s mandate. Súmate was established solely with the objective of removing President Chávez from office prematurely through a recall referendum, and has no credentials or history to evidence its accomplishments or democratic ideals. Nevertheless, the NED willingly handed Súmate the $53,400 needed to fund the entire referendum campaign and to develop propaganda encourage Venezuelans to vote against Chávez.
(repost of article on Indymedia 20.07.2004 )
12-08-2004 17:21An argument that the CIA is involved in Haiti and Venezuela and the techniques and criteria they use in overthrowing governments.
repost from 03.03.2004,
12-08-2004 15:25Peace camp in Brighton against local arms dealers EDO/MBM from Sunday 29 August-Thursday 2 September
12-08-2004 15:23on german indymedia, i found an article about an introduction to the current situation in venezuela at the pga meeting. this just a brief summery, you can read the whole article in german on http://germany.indymedia.org/2004/08/89055.shtml.
12-08-2004 15:0424 hour letter-writing vigil in support of Palestine in Brighton.
12-08-2004 14:48I'm a hopeless liar. Not to say I do it a lot, but the opposite. I'm so
hopeless at the game of lying I have to avoid it. Unless I have a moral
reason to lie ('No commandant, Anne Frank is not hiding in my attic' or less
seriously, 'Yes, you look fantastic!') I find it much easier not to. Just in
practical terms, lies require a lot more maintenance than truth. If pressed,
you can't rely on actuality to fill in the detail. You have to produce other
supporting lies and these may not cohere with other aspects of reality,
causing you to generate even more lies of increasing feebleness, with
increasing dry-mouth - ugh!
12-08-2004 14:10The Surrey-Hampshire border, southwest of London, is one of the most affluent areas in the country. It is currently facing a crisis in affordable housing.
12-08-2004 14:08The Nazi National Front are planning to visit Oakington detention
centre this Saturday, August 14th at 1pm, to protest against the presence of
asylum seekers. They then plan to visit Cambridge city centre to hand
out their filthy propaganda.