UK Newswire Archive
23-03-2005 15:24We wonder why the English media didn't make the fuss over the murder of Pat Finucane, that they currentlty are over that of Robert McCartney.
Nearly four years later, the High Court has rejected compensation claims by Lois Austin and Geoffrey Saxby who claimed they had been ilegally imprisoned and that their "right to liberty" under the European Convention on Human Rights had been breached when they were held for over seven hours along with thousands of other people.
There are around 150 other claims by people held by the police operation which are depending on the test case outcome.
The pair have been given leave to appeal and say they will do so.
The full judgement will soon be available here:
03/TLQ/0350 Austin v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis
03/TLQ/0411 Saxby v Same
23-03-2005 14:20Getting carefull with election looming...
23-03-2005 13:29Mr. Justice TUGENDHAT tugged his forelocks in a judgement that will please the police immensely. He dismissed both protestors claims, although he has granted leave to appeal.
23-03-2005 11:42This is one of the most important UK elctions ever this coming May. And much more difficult to fix than the US ones were. Lets make sure it's not a Blair / Howerd Punch and Judy show and that we use our votes - and access to voting record of our MP's - intelligently for promoting peace and sending the gullible and warmongering MP's down into the dustbin of history. If you agree with my three point voting plan please promote it amongst your UK friends and neighbours. The hopes and fears of countless millions around the world are riding on this one.
23-03-2005 10:49Tariq Ali writes "Punish the warmongers: vote Lib Dem" in Red Pepper. It appears next to an article with a title he'd have done well to remember: "The government always gets in"
23-03-2005 09:01GM protesters deliver 3 tonne donation of safe animal feed to Sainsbury's HQ
23-03-2005 08:17newsletter on recent class struggles from perpective of auto-organisation
Editorial: Why such a project now?
Wildcat strike at GM/Opel in Bochum, Germany
GM/Saab policies in Sweden
New wage-model at VW, Germany
Last note on VW
Protests against welfare-reform in Germany
Update on Hartz IV/welfare-reform
Struggles of migrant workers in Paris, France
Travel report: More struggles in France
Aviation: Two struggles in Britain and Belgium
Construction: Struggle at Laing O’Rourke/Britain
23-03-2005 06:37Sisyphe website delivers cutting edge analysis of women's condition and of other important issues, notably prostitution.
Eric David Stein critiques Scott Ritters latest comments on the neocons
and the possibility of a terrorist attack in the US, suggesting that
Ritter's views carry serious political liabilities.
22-03-2005 21:55RESIST G8 // 3rd South-East Assembly
Date: Sunday 3rd April
Venue: RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, Berks.
22-03-2005 21:35As part of the annual EYFA Wintermeeting, www.eyfa.org, ‘Gluaiseacht - Irish Movement for Global Social Justice’ and ‘EYFA - European Youth For Action’ would like to invite you to take part in a special Anti-War meeting taking place over 4 days at
The Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, Co Clare, Ireland,
from 7th - 10th April 2005.
22-03-2005 21:25During Mayday 2001, police trapped protestors in Oxford Circus for 7 hours without access toilets, food or water. Nearly four years later, we have a finally got a High Court judgement.
22-03-2005 20:03Video footage of Warsaw Anti-War demo from March 19th