UK Newswire Archive
10-12-2004 15:39Jurassic Park-author and climate change-denier Michael Crichton is in London signing copies of his new novel State of Fear, about Eco-Terroists who use machines to fake environmental disasters
10-12-2004 15:01On November 24, a peaceful march of over 1,000 community members in Mehdiganj rallying against Coca-Cola's crimes in India was violently attacked by police and the army. In a disturbing trend, we are witnessing more and more violence directed against communities who have organized themselves against Coca-Cola's crimes in India.
10-12-2004 14:56Tribal peoples are appealing to the British
government on UN Human Rights Day (December 10)
to stop following the USA in opposing their
rights. The UK and the USA are together blocking
an historic UN declaration on indigenous rights,
claiming that collective human rights do not
exist. Collective rights are essential for the
survival of tribal peoples.
10-12-2004 12:24reportback on the successful meeting on disability benefits cuts/changes and new meeting
10-12-2004 12:00Portrait of war: one girl, ten years of conflict in Chechnya AFP
December 9, 2004
10-12-2004 11:53Calling all artists, culture jammers, anarchists, activists, nihilists, punks, and other radicals to...
10-12-2004 11:36Small group blocked the entry to Charing Cross, London, Army Recruitment Centre this morning with banner and fliers to amuse the commuters.
10-12-2004 10:48One third of Chechnya is- according to Russian military assessments- an ecological disaster zone. The soil is soaked through with oil several meters deep. In mountainous regions- rivers of oil.
10-12-2004 10:45INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY - DECEMBER 10TH
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was approved by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Yet 56 years later, and despite the ratification by Colombia of all the International Covenants that followed the UDHR, the Colombian people continue to suffer gross violations of their civil and political rights, but also of economic, social and cultural rights.
10-12-2004 09:42All the talk about "disengagement" has masked more than it has revealed. That becomes clear from emerging revelations on the implementation of Sharon's plan to establish two "closed areas": the Gaza Strip and the northern half of the West Bank, which will be cut off from each other, severed from Jerusalem and from the southern half of the West Bank.
10-12-2004 06:52Tony Blair rejected a call Wednesday for an independent inquiry into the civilian death toll in the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
10-12-2004 02:45News about the visas granted by Canadian immigration officers to foreign stripteasers, called "exotic dancers", made headlines across Canada. According to the Immigration Minister and the spokepersons of this ministry, "Canadian women do not want to work any more in this profession ".
10-12-2004 02:31In an unprecedented gesture, around thirty personalities known for their social and political commitment asks the government of Canada to reject the decriminalization of prostitution claimed by certain groups and to take immediate measures to to put an end to the harassing of prostitutes and to the sexual trafficking which is practised in Canada.
10-12-2004 02:24Two weeks ago someone was allowed into Fallujah by the military to help
bury bodies. They were allowed to take photographs of 75 bodies, in
order to show pictures to relatives so that they might be identified
before they were buried.
These pictures are from a book of photos. They are being circulated
publicly around small villages near Fallujah where many refugees are
10-12-2004 00:17A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.
09-12-2004 22:07The epic documentary 'The Corporation' is out now showing at cinemas around the UK.
If you can't be arsed to visit the cinema you can listen to rampART radio everyday at 4am or 4pm GMT....
09-12-2004 20:42This is a short film of Monday's underhanded eviction attempt by Birmingham City Council to evict the Nursery Social Centre in Selly Oak. This is Brum's first autonomous social centre and it's been occupied since late August 2004. There is a homeless project upstairs housing three homeless people who will be out on the streets if the Council get their way just before Christmas. The Nursery Social Centre resist attempts to evict them on Monday Dec 6th, but the Council will try again on Fri 10th December. Help us RESIST!
09-12-2004 20:19The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change is taking place in Argentina from 6 to 17 December 2004.
Over 6,000 participants are gathering in Buenos Aires to decide on the fate
of the global climate. After Russia´s ratification of the Kyoto Protocol,
it is now coming into effect on 16 February 2005. Following are the comments of a participant at the conference.