UK Newswire Archive
17-05-2005 10:47Two women arrested for chaining themselves to a digger in protest at the start of work on the controversial Linslade bypass have been acquitted.
17-05-2005 10:02London May 15th: In beautiful sunshine, a 'cannabis education march' hit central London Sunday May 15th, as over 2000 people marched, danced and even floated their way through crowded streets to a rally of up to 5000 in Trafalgar Square.
17-05-2005 10:00Yesterday Immigration tried to deport Joao Paulo Cassongo back to Angola.
17-05-2005 07:45Some pictures:
16-05-2005 20:52West bar gearing up for security ministers?
Whilst in the European public everybody is paying attention to the EU constitution and fear or hope its rejection, networks of the radical left and anarchists in Luxembourg have initiated protests against a Europe of capitalism.
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16-05-2005 16:11A Genoa judge has ordered police, prison guards and medical workers to stand trial on charges of abusing anti-globalization protestors being held during the Genoa G8 summit in 2001
16-05-2005 14:30The system rules of the economy are not natural laws. The village square in the Middle Ages was framed by the church, the town hall, the school and the hospital and no market could have occurred without these social institutions.
Now the solidarity group B.A.S.T.A. Reports on Indymedia Germany that Inter Milan would have accepted the challenge, however, not yet detemining the time and location of the match.
16-05-2005 13:38Newsweek magazine admits it error
The theme this year was ‘The Media as a Political Weapon’, and we had excellent speeches from people such as Greg Philo of the Glasgow Media Group, Anna Wagstaff of the Oxford NUJ and Judith Brown from Arab Media Watch.
The afternoon’s entertainment was astonishingly varied, including Geoff Berner and his friends from Canada, Attila the Stockbroker with both poems and songs, and many more (see www.levellers.org.uk). Delicious Indian vegetarian food was available all day.
We Indy types managed to get in a 2-minute plug for Oxford Indymedia, immediately after Anna Wagstaff’s speech, but there was no other mention of Indymedia and, as far as I could gather, just a nod in the direction of alternative media sources on the part of Greg Philo. This was disappointing for us as we consider that Indymedia, though still fairly small and immature, has great potential on several counts: by providing self-publishing facilities for all, it can in principle greatly extend the range of news available to people, so bypassing many of the problems associated with the corporate media. It can also have an empowering effect on those contributors who have hitherto felt themselves to be ‘voiceless’, and thereby reinforce democracy (etc., etc!!).
16-05-2005 11:27IWPR reporter's eyewitness account of scenes of panic as armoured cars spray gunfire randomly into crowds of demonstrators.
16-05-2005 11:26Fleeing Andijan residents say "only death" now awaits them back in Uzbekistan.
16-05-2005 10:41The Power of Performance
"There is too much to learn from Acting, to keep it the sole reserve of Actors"
The link between Psychology and Drama is a barely visible, hugely underestimated and very powerful human resource. Augusto Boal knew this and developed exercises with this link in mind. Though they were still firmly rooted in the theatre, the psychological benefits cannot be ignored.