UK Newswire Archive
10-11-2004 19:33The self-fullfilling prophesy is one brought about by the prophet. Theo van Gogh castigated the multi-cultural society. He provoked the violence he brought down on his own head. The solidarity demonstration the evening of his death was a mono-cultural one, celebrating a Netherlands of tolerance that only in part existed and then only during the long boom. Time to move from outrage to reflection on the conditions that give rise to such.
10-11-2004 18:18The EU-ministers responsible for immigration and refugee policies are convening in Groningen, Netherlands from the 9th until the 11th of November to discuss integration. Integration is the latest part of their harsh immigration and refugee policy. Platform N10 wants to protest and give alternatives to this policy.
The immigration and refugee policy is mainly intended to keep refugees and migrants out of the borders of Fortress Europe. Those who do receive permission to stay will not get the same rights as an EU-citizen. By differentiating between two kinds of citizenship, the EU wants only to profit from the labour contribution of these new citizens. However, at the same time, the EU undermines the existence of this group of people by cutting back their social securities. N10 wants same rights for everybody!
10-11-2004 17:417am tomorrow, meet outside Cock Tavern, Phoenix Rd, Kings Cross/Euston for lively solidarity picket
7.30pm same day, strategy meeting inside the Cock Tavern, all welcome
10-11-2004 17:30Up date on changes at EOCC
10-11-2004 17:24Please will everyone posting reports name Fallujah with its twin Lidice. They should now be referred to together. Fallujah-Lidice until such time as the guilty politicians are brought to trial.
10-11-2004 16:59I have reproduced below an exchange I had yesterday with the editor of
BBC's Newsnight programme. I have sent this exchange to MediaLens, the
essential website which monitors the British media.
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10-11-2004 12:28"Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" will be shown at Oxford Brookes University this Thursday the 11th of November.
10-11-2004 11:00An open meeting, led by a panel of local speakers, to discuss the implications of Bush's re-election.
10-11-2004 10:54Even here in Amman, I can still feel the suffering of the Iraqi's. The slaughter of Fallujah is underway. I spent time there during April's offensive, I know the place and many of the people. While the 'insurgents' defend their positions with AK47's and Rocket Propelled Grenades, the Americans attack with Howitzers, Planes, Helicopters, Cluster bombs and Hellfire missiles. The weaponry sums up the situation, but one thing is certain - these coming days will be marked down in the pages of the history books.
Framing the FIT - Turning the Tables - Watching the Watchers
*FIT = Forward Intelligence Team (the political police unit with lots of nice cameras who specialise in filming, harassing and intimidating people at meetings, demonstrations and actions and who also scribble copious amounts of 'intelligence' in their notebooks and help compile 'watch lists' of activists).
10-11-2004 10:31Yannick Etienne, a prominent activist in the Batay Ouvriye (Workers' Fight) organisation in Haiti, participated in the European Social Forum in October 2004.