UK Newswire Archive
12-08-2005 20:01BBC TV North West Tonight investigates the controversial Spodden Valley planning application.
Were Councillors and the BBC misled over asbestos test results?
Jayne Barrett of BBC North West Tonight reports that residents in Rochdale are today calling on the office of Deputy Prime Minister to for a Public Inquiry because they suggest that developers have seriously misled town councillors and the BBC over important facts about asbestos contamination.
This concerns the former Turner and Newall site in Spodden Valley, Rochdale where there are controversial plans by a consortium, headed by Countryside Properties, to build over 600 homes and a children’s nursery on the site of the world’s largest asbestos textile factory
Please find below the link to an article by Mijal Grinberg,an Israeli jewish anti-occupation activist. Mijal has taken part in anti-occupation anti-wall protests on a regular basis, and writes about them.
12-08-2005 19:33I am currently in Ramallah, Palestine, and having been writing a blog for War on Want. If you want to check it out, go to
12-08-2005 15:52As the blame for the Heathrow snarl up gets laid on the shoulders of so called wild-cat strikers it's worth taking a look at the record of Gate Gourmet, the airline catering business whose loudspeaker sackings started the whole thing.
12-08-2005 15:08The Iraqi Community Council for the North of England wishes to express its most sincere and grave sympathy with the victims of the 7th of July bombings, their families, and the people of London and condemn all terrorist act perpetrated by those enemies of humanity.
12-08-2005 14:59The seizure by police in Bristol of an IndyMedia server is a worrying example of the growing gap between the so-called establishment and the ordinary citizen, or as was more widely known to many, "them and us".
Its the 10th Anniversary. Come and suport this amazing event in Leeds' sunny sunshine.
Music, stalls, and more....
12-08-2005 13:24Trained professional intelligence analyst David Shayler has some serious problems with the mainstream media's interpretation of the London bombings and the War on Terror. With his anti-war hat on he suggests some ways forward.
Last weekend was the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - and what better way for the world to commemorate than by ignoring global treaties and building more weapons of mass destruction.
12-08-2005 11:42OutRage's demo 11 Aug Iranian Embassy
12-08-2005 11:34Another troubling aspect of the whole Mike Ruppert travelling show is the fact that he enjoys a level of exposure that is denied most other 9-11 researchers. He seems to have few problems in securing speaking appointments in places like Washington University or the Commonwealth club and having his book "requested by more than 120 press agencies from
12-08-2005 06:12It is not often that semantics attracts our attention, but the recent media saturation with the latest word-fad has prompted this response. The latest word that is ‘sweeping’ through the vocabularies of all right-wing speech writers is (you got it) “sweeping”! Have you noticed that there’s a ‘whole lot of sweeping going on’? “Sweeping new terrorist laws; sweeping new security measures; sweeping new changes”, etc. It is a shame that Bush, Blair and Howard haven’t been swept out of office. But it’s a bigger shame that we are being swept back into a quasi-feudal world of Lords and slaves – no need to guess what your status will be, but more on that later – for now, “the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Disregard it at your own peril!
12-08-2005 03:27As international showdown approaches with Iran, this article explores US techniques used to overthrow undesirable governments, typified by the notorious 'Swiftboat Veterans' who undermined John Kerry's bid for US President in 2004
11-08-2005 22:58A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Russia, and Cuba.
11-08-2005 21:38According to BBC news, the murderer of Tom Hurndall is jailed.
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In these fearful, suspicious times, we invite people all around the world to transform military bases into gardens of peace in which beauty and life shall flourish. The Vine and Fig Tree Planters
11-08-2005 20:21This morning (thursday, 11.8.) a house in the Wendland region (Germany) was searched for alleged call for criminal offences on the website prekaer-camp.org. This is not "only" about the precarity camp, because in the house are the offices of the "anti atom aktuell" , a monthly anti nuclear magazine for grassroot activism.