UK Newswire Archive
12-01-2005 19:27Military intimidation of relief workers escalate in Amparai, Batticaloa - TRO
on the roof and hung banners. They are charged with aggravated trespass. It's been an interesting day in court - circular logic from the judge and a distinct lack of evidence from the prosecution.
12-01-2005 17:51A comparison of US government spending on wars and on aid to victims of natural disasters and the reasons for the difference.
12-01-2005 17:48As we remember the 60th aniversary of the liberation of Aushwitz it is worth noting that Mahmoud Abbas the new Palestinian leader is a known Holocaust denier
12-01-2005 17:25Australian Prime Minister John HOWARD said on Wednesday (12 January) that the Indonesian government's decision to send military personnel with international aid workers "makes perfect sense".
12-01-2005 17:04>UNITED STATES SEEKS TO TAKE CONTROL OVER RUSSIA'S NUCLEAR STOCKPILES
>Nikolai POROSKOV [from RIA Novosti's digest of the Russian press]
& SoldierVote get Left Behind?
A Pivotal, Hotly contested 'election of a lifetime' spurring
Worldwide interest saw OverSeas Voters registration increase
fourfold as these Americans are the Country's spokespeople, and
best face forward. Recalcitrant insistence on conflict creating
perpetual war, was on the table for We Decide, you saw the
BillBoards reminding US whose Will was to be measured- The People's! RiP van
Winkle Voters came out of the woodwork, contributing herculean
volunteer efforts & enthusiasm were unprecendented and
encouraging. NEVER in U.S. Presidential politics have MASSIVE
crowds shown up to endorse an incumbent. But to throw out, Reject
malfeasence and Get Rid of incompetence!
The proposal was to set up “mini-cinemas” in official and autonomous spaces during the ESF, showing short, punchy activist films. The technology would be re-cycled computers which would be of sufficiently low value to be left unattended, placed in a box and with a continuously running playlist programmed at the beginning of the day. The screen would therefore be a computer monitor. The aim was also to enable people to “DIY” encode their own films for them to be added to an ever-expanding playlist.
Politically it would be an anarchic, upbeat intervention in the more hidebound conventions of the political conference. Practically it would provide the opportunity for the showing of activist shorts which conventional cinema screenings can be reluctant to programme. It would also enable screening spontaneity and last-minute, urgent, campaign-based screenings. Potentially it would be very transferable to other venues and events.
It would also offer campaigning film makers an opportunity for “copyleft” distribution via “Ruffcuts” CDs, and had the wider remit of helping to build an effective network of radical film makers.
12-01-2005 14:53On the day UK Chancellor Gordon Brown visits a shanty town in Kenya, here is the collection of expert opinion from last month's Africa Social Forum which he should be listening to as he embarks on this tour to convince himself that, at best, the system as it currently stands is ok and only needs reforms and tweaking at the edges, and at worst, is institutional neocolonialism.
12-01-2005 14:26This should be of interest to anyone concerned about the state of the media today, and the connection between independent media, free speech and democracy. Please note also that a group of concerned Oxford citizens, led by Oxford NUJ members, will shortly be opening a campaign on the local media with a public meeting, probably on Saturday March 5. Details will appear soon.
12-01-2005 14:11Unite Against Fascism call on all those who can, to join us to stop the fascist National Front from marching in Woolwich this Saturday 13th January 2005.
12-01-2005 11:43First UK showing of two recent award winning Brazilian documentary films
12-01-2005 10:05The Oxford Branch of the United Nations Association (UNA) are holding a lunchtime lecture on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict on Tuesday 18th January 2005.
On the 11th of february 2005 for the first time the conference of finance concerning the region of North Africa and Middle East takes place in the "Dorint Sofitel Hotel Bayerpost", Bayerstr. 12 in Munich. The conference will be organized by the association of the German industry (BDI) and the association of the German banks (BdB) incorporated in the initiative of the German economy (NMI). The worldbank group and the bank of european investments (EIB) are coorganizers of the conference. Up to 250 important participants from politics and economy will take part in the conference.
11-01-2005 23:02Indymedia Italy Article on ReteLilliput offering alternative internet service.
11-01-2005 22:35A vigil in memory of Tom Hurndall, a British peace activist murdered by the Israeli Army will be held outside No 10 Downing Street on Thursday 13th January at 7:00pm.
11-01-2005 20:19The influential Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq has met a senior US embassy official and offered to call off an election boycott in return for a US timetable for troop withdrawal
Have a look at a Video of the Victory to the Intifada picket and the Manchester Samba raising money for victims of the Tsunami