UK Newswire Archive
15-02-2005 18:40Socialist Worker publishes the first evidence of
a massacre of civilians by US troops in Fallujah
LONDON, 15 FEBRUARY 2005 -- In November of last year, US forces
in Iraq launched an all-out assault on the city of Fallujah. They claimed they were hunting down terrorists.
Tomorrow Socialist Worker carries the first hard evidence that the attack on Fallujah involved the systematic and deliberate murder of hundreds of civilians. We print at length the testimony of Dr Salam Ismael, who visited Fallujah last month with humanitarian aid from Britain...
15-02-2005 18:25The Iraqi elections have seemingly gone rather well and the anti-war lobby is taking a bit of a bashing from Michael Gove et al. In my experience, it was opposition to the invasion that re-politicised my generation. Is their re-awakening based on false premise?
15-02-2005 18:04On the 26th and 27th January 2005, The Iraq Solidarity Campaign - in both Manchester and Liverpool, organised two public meetings called Paying the Price - Saving the Children of Iraq! to initiate a campaign to dedicate the 30th January - as a day for humanity and to honour those, alive, or no longer with us, who at often great risk to themselves, have strived to bring normality to Iraq over the years.
At both events, Felicity Arbuthnot spoke about her experiances of having been to Iraq over thirty times and about what she found there in light of the UN imposed sanctions regime and also about the people whom she had the honour of meeting. Below you can read the speech that Felcity Arbuthnot gave at the meetings.
15-02-2005 16:39Campaign group OutRage! lists its response to Ken's Dossier on fundamentalist muslim cleric al-Qaradawi
A national demo has also been called for Saturday 19 March by the STWC, see details at http://www.stopwar.org.uk/
15-02-2005 16:35Reply received from Exxon in response to stopEsso/Greenpeace campaign Email.
The usual bullshit..
15-02-2005 15:06SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY: EXPLORING THE SAN FRANCISCO MODEL
NVDA workshop with the Seeds for Change training co-op in the run-up to George Bush's European tour. 11am – 5pm, London School of Economics, Clement House (NOT the Student Union as previously advertised), Room D202.
15-02-2005 14:15Two campaigners found guilty of libelling McDonald's have won a ruling that they should have been given legal aid by the British Government.
Helen Steel and David Morris were dubbed the McLibel Two during a landmark 314-day trial - the longest civil or criminal action in English legal history.
15-02-2005 13:49An email circulating in the community and arts worlds in liverpool calls for accountability from those responsible for liverpool 08 developments
15-02-2005 12:57The second day of conscious fashion week looked at the environmental impact of the clothing industry, be it from the use of chemicals in production, growing, and the waste inherent in the fashion industry.
Those who have attended other events at the rampART will know that the hall can change quite a bit but the make over for monday was quite a shock with the hall almost devided in half with a packing case cat walk, an industrial sewing machine as an info-table covered in leaflets from No Sweat and the like and a models changing room.
15-02-2005 12:30The first day of conscious fashion week was themed on the exploitation of labour with slave camps, sweat shops, child
labour, reclaiming labour and the economy of fashion.
Saddly it didn't go off quite to plan with no-shows from a patchwork head and the Friends Of Falun Gong who were going to be talking about labour camps in China. A couple of the films never materialised either but the show must go on, and it did...
15-02-2005 11:54Protestors NOT evicted at Linslade. The protestors retreated under the cover of darkness as a surprise tactic against the Council. The fight goes on....
15-02-2005 11:52Saturday saw the successful launch of a week of protest which ends with a public demonstration in Meridian Square, Stratford Station on the 19th February at 1pm. 20 traditional narrowboats travelled the canals and gathered at the site of the proposed Olympic Stadium.
15-02-2005 11:18This morning (15th February) the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg declared that the notorious and long running McLibel case was in breach of the right to a fair trial and right to freedom of expression. The McLibel 2 (Helen Steel, 39 & Dave Morris, 50) had launched legal proceedings against the UK government arguing that the marathon 'McLibel trial' which lasted 313 days - the longest trial of any kind in English legal history - and UK libel laws, breached the European Convention on Human Rights Article 6 (right to a fair trial) and Article 10 (right to freedom of expression).
15-02-2005 11:16An excellent, well-researched overview of current intellectual property laws as they relate to agriculture in Scotland and India. Farmers in both countries are coming under attack from huge agricultural multinationals that are trying to make it illegal to follow the normal farming practice of saving seed for next year's crop.