UK Newswire Archive
27-10-2004 00:13wonder if VA will print it, and if dawn will respond...
26-10-2004 23:55The Cuntryside Alliance have got a FREEPOST address for donations. So if you would like to donate anything to them please think hard about what it's worth cos heavy
stuff will cost lots of postage.........
26-10-2004 23:25Israeli govt votes for Gaza withdrawal..
Is this valuable - or a smokescreen ?
How right is Israel to feel threatened ?
26-10-2004 21:24In recent years, particularly since the tragic events of September the 11th 2001, the United States have taken it upon themselves to follow a foreign policy without the sanction of the global community. The actions taken, especially in Iraq, are likely to have repercussions that affect any person on the planet. It is only right, therefore, that anyone ought to be allowed to vote for the person ultimately responsible for the policy; the President of the United States of America. Now you can express your views in a website namely www.voteinusa.com. Hope you may find this interesting!!
26-10-2004 20:50Eminems new video to his song 'Mosh', sees him join the black bloc and storm some grand building. once inside however, the bloc form an orderly queue to register to vote!
When Frankie Howerd died - I didn't cry.
Tonight - I'm crying buckets!!
Investigation into the Events of 9/11
View full statement: http://tinyurl.com/5o832
Donate for NY Times ad: http://rate.affero.net/911truth/
26-10-2004 18:54"Silencing Indymedia with a secret order is no different than censoring any other news website, whether it's USA Today or your local paper," said Kevin Bankston, EFF attorney and Equal Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow. "If the government is allowed to ignore the Constitution in this case, then every news publisher should be wondering, 'Will I be silenced next?'"
26-10-2004 15:53David Rovics is playing a gig at the Carlton Club in Whalley Range to raise money for
human rights work in Mexico. He also plays good music which he is happy for people to download for free.
26-10-2004 15:51Sheffield Labour council slammed in devastaing report: services for people with learning difficulties 'poor'
26-10-2004 15:24Report on Saturday's demonstration at HMP Forest Bank, Salford
No Borders/No one is illegal
26-10-2004 14:51Yawn... OK time to wake up!
26-10-2004 14:40Freed after almost 2 years for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army,
2 young Israelis speak out!
26-10-2004 14:33No Longer Unknowable: Falluja's April Civilian Toll is 600
Today the Iraq Body Count (IBC) website has published its analysis of the civilian dealth toll in the April 2004 siege of Falluja. This analysis leads to the conclusion that betweeen 572 and 616 of the approximately 800 reported deaths were of civilians, with over 300 of these being women and children.
26-10-2004 14:28Waverley council is pushing a pro-privatisation agenda for its council housing stock under the guise of advising the tenants of the options. Waverley chief executive claims their pro-privatisation propaganda is 'fair and balanced' because it 'has been scrutinised by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minster'!
26-10-2004 14:09The Contemporary Ideology Forum, a society at Oxford
Brookes University, is dedicated to setting up lecture series offering
a variety of perspectives on progressive political issues from ecology to
anti-globalisation. The format is for a 30 - 45 min talk, 30 min
discussion before heading on to a pub for further debate and chat. The
overarching theme of the series this time is 'Communication,
Miscommunication and Propaganda' and we are running the following
lectures this semester:
I just heard on radio 4 that John Peel has died while on holiday in Peru.
He was 65 but could have been 18 cause of the ground breaking music he played on his shows on BBC radio 1
He championed punk, hiphop and lots of relitively unknown music that mite never have made it into popular hearing.
26-10-2004 12:56The letter published in today’s Guardian shows how political parties involved in organising the ESF excluded women activists and women's groups which did not support them. These same parties similarly organise the Stop The War Coalition(and Respect), and used the STWC as cover for their ESF activities.
The Socialist Workers Party (An erstwhile Lenninist Sect), the Communist Party of Britain (ertswhile Stalinists, now a Social Democratic Sect controlling the Morning Star), and Socialist Action (erstwhile Leninist now Commercial/political Manegerial Sect) which is party of the Labour Party, its members in the GLC work for Ken Livingston.
These parties had some support from a few CND and Trade Unions bureaucrats who were either in the parties, or were promised promotion of their own organisations interests, and some few willing fools - sought to exclude grass roots, anarchist, and libertarian organisations which were considered opposed to party interests.
It is good to briefly refect on the organisation process. The Parites achied what they wanted by weight of numbers, bullying and well rehearsed disruptive tactics to get rid of other ESF orgainsers. Often though, the opposition on the organising committee were easily outmanouvred, or were easily duped, and lulled into traps, or seduced at various stages. Opposition could have been firmer and more united, and emphatic. There are many now who opposed the SWP and co. who once showed them at least tacit support, and too often gave them authority by engaging in their agenda.
When these groups sought to protest peacefully for democracy, and against exclusion, during the ESF, they were smeared as thuggish racist. Thankfully, the lies were self-evident to the rest of the left, and theconsequent backlash against Socilaist Action and the Socilaist Workers Party is well deserved.
On a positive note, the following Guardian Newspaper letter adds something substantial to the debate - which has been started in IM - of how the ESF can be turned round after London 2004, a low-point in its short history, and developed as catalyst for revolutionary change.