UK Newswire Archive
12-02-2005 04:58The Taku River Tlingit First Nation in British Columbia and the Douglas Indian Association in Juneau issued a joint statement against the proposed Tulsequah Chief mine on Thursday.
This drawn maked Nico - cartoonist and illustrator.
He live in Rio de Janeiro.
12-02-2005 01:27How do americans look at themselves in the mirror? The are such disgusting greedy pigs that can support the constant murder of innocent people as if it doesn't really matter...
12-02-2005 00:42There exists an integrated global network to extract information and intelligence illicitly from all electronically transmitted messages.It’s coverage can be assumed to be total. British intelligence benefits greatly from being is a minor partner to the United States in this system, by having limited access to the collected data - this is what puts the ‘special’ in Britain's relationship with the US. None of our European neighbours have access to this mighty all encompassing system: they have their own far more limited systems.
11-02-2005 21:26James Welch, Legal Director of Amnesty, spoke on current threats to civil liberties at a meeting in Oxford Town Hall on 10 February, called by OSTWC (Oxford Stop the War Coalition).
11-02-2005 19:56Sandra Bakutz, an Austrian citizen, was arrested at Istanbul Airport on the way to join a delegation observing a trial. She has been charged with belonging to a banned organisation and has gone on hunger strike. Below is a statement dated February 11, 2005:
11-02-2005 19:26Residents of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire have opened a temporary "Pitt Street Social Centre", offering tea, cake, videos, workshops, a Free Shop, and a chance for residents to discuss how to stop council sell-offs and the "gentrification" of the former mill-town.
11-02-2005 18:40Police could deploy water cannon in Scotland during the G8 summit of world leaders at Gleneagles in July.
11-02-2005 18:37The territories occupied by Israel that should constitute a future Palestinian state (the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem) are just that - under military occupation. It is currently the longest military occupation in the world, dating back to 1967. In the run up to this past 9th of January, the Palestinians here did everything they could to run an election as professionally as possible under harsh constraints from the Israeli state. Contrary to the racist picture painted every day in the western media, the Palestinian people understand what democracy is and how to get it. And they understand that the primary thing preventing democracy is the Israeli military occupation. Democracy under occupation is an oxymoron. Since the first intifada in the late 80’s it has been crystal clear that the vast majority of Palestinians recognise the fact that Israel exists and is not going to go away. Even before this, the “rejectionist Arabs” of Palestine had in reality been trying to find ways to live alongside Israel. At every turn, these moves are blocked by the US government, which -beyond the rhetoric- has been rejectionist in practice for a long time, supporting Israeli state terrorism no matter which political party is in government in either country.
11-02-2005 18:23After my first stint in Hebron over election day, I went back to Jerusalem to gather my thoughts, do some laundry and decide on my next move. After a few days, I decided that I would go back to Hebron for the last week of my trip as the limits of spending a day here and a day there had become clear to me. As luck would have it, the Hebron ISM group came to Jerusalem to spend the night because they had been to a nearby meeting in the afternoon, so we had a mini reunion. Far too early the next morning (the 14th of January) we headed back down to Hebron. We met one of the ISM coordinator’s downtown and headed off to Idhna - yet another area soon to be devastated by the Wall. A demonstration had been planned there and our coordinator had arranged for us to meet with some local families too.
11-02-2005 18:00As US civil rights lawyer is facing up to 35 years in prison after being found guilty on 5 counts of conspiring to aid terrorists.
11-02-2005 17:14About 50 people gathered at Manchester Students Union last night to discuss working together against the G8 Summit, to be held at Gleneagles, Scotland, from 4th – 6th July.
11-02-2005 15:31Tony Blair plans to hold an election on May 5, a Russian lawmaker said yesterday after the British prime minister turned down an invitation to Russia's Second World War Victory Day celebrations."British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there will be elections in his country on May 5, and that is understandable," Konstantin Kosachyov, chairman of the State Duma foreign affairs committee, was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.
11-02-2005 14:37Ineternet Action NOW and this weekend to coincide with Labour's Spring Party Conference.
11-02-2005 14:09G8 Alternatives are publicising a petition in response to some of the alarming reports about policing plans for the G8 summit protests this coming July is Scotland. The petition demands that riot police equipped with rubber bullets are not used for policing, that venues be provided for protest meetings and accomodation, and that protestors creating their own spaces should be allowed to do so.
11-02-2005 13:35Armed inmates have taken control of a top-security jail in the central Argentine city of Cordoba. Local reports suggest the violence was prompted by grievances over conditions in the San Martin jail.
11-02-2005 13:04Lots of squatting stories in the news and it's not all bad. positive stories from the independent and in Camden New Journal and Ham and High recently... though a big boo to the wankers at the Twickenham and Richmond newspaper for their continued biased scare stories e.g. Fears people may use empty building. Norwich Evening News also seem to have developed an obsession.