UK Newswire Archive
08-05-2006 13:56Text of the letter delivered to Tony Blair by CASMII's high level delegation comprising scientists, politicians and the former Deputy Commander in Chief of British Land Forces, General Sir Hugh Beach
08-05-2006 13:46Jack Straw has been invited by CASMII to join a high-level delegation to Downing Street opposing war on Iran
08-05-2006 13:21Fresh from the presses of the English language version of the Bulgarian 'focus-news.net' (where else) is a most telling tale - President Ahmadinejad writes to President Bush, and, you guessed it, President Bush claims not to receive the letter. If anyone else can confirm this story, (Iranian, American, Swiss or other) then please post here.
08-05-2006 13:14brian haw, who has camped outside parliament for nearly five years as a reminder of their genocidal war-mongering, has been told today that he will have to seek police permission to hold any further demonstration, and that they are likely to impose conditions.
Contrary to national tabloid and broadsheet headlines, the real political action is taking place locally. But the events are not reported. Not even by the local press. The council elections of 4 May 2006 showed that serious political deficit exists in localities in England which has not bee covered by the mainstream. A new campaigning news service called the EAST LONDON PRESS has been launched today. The project is aimed at filling the news deficit initially in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. Hackney, Newham are include din the pilot being phased in…
with film and discussion about the trials that are still continuing to this day
08-05-2006 11:38Comes from Chile, lives here for 30 years, is threatened with deportation - to Jamaica!
08-05-2006 11:36National Peoples ‘March And Rally’
INCAPACITY BENEFIT CUTS!/NO SANCTIONS/
FOR A DECENT DISABILITY
08-05-2006 11:04West Midlands Anarchists calls for solidarity demonstrations on 13/05/2006 in solidarity with the Ryton workers. In Birmingham we will be demonstrating outside the George Heath (B12 0LW) dealership in Digbeth starting at 12pm.
SMASH EDO PRESS RELEASE
DATE: 7th May 2006
EMBARGO : FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Andrew Beckett or Sarah Johnson
WARMONGERS SURRENDER IN HIGH COURT
FINAL VICTORY FOR PEACE PROTESTERS AGAINST ARMS
COMPANY’S HIGH COURT HARASSMENT CLAIM.
The attempt by arms manufacturers EDO MBM to restrict
protest outside their Brighton factory has ended in
expensive failure. Their attempt to secure a
no-protest exclusion zone with an injunction under the
Protection from Harassment Act has ended in
unconditional surrender after a year-long High Court
battle. The case is estimated to have cost the
upwards of £1 million and this week US parent company
EDO Corp announced 2.7 million dollars losses this
year and citing losses from legal actions as a
contributing factor. EDO MBM will pay the protesters
costs, expected to be tens of thousands of pounds.
08-05-2006 09:01This last Thursday, three Native Hawaiian groups filed a Shadow Report detailing on-going human rights violations against native Hawaiians since the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
trial for a military train blockade in fall 2004. The public prosecutor
asks for a sentence of one year’s imprisonment, while the activist’s
lawyer pleads for acquittal. The trial has been postponed already two
times, the last one because of the absence of the witnesses (4 policemen)
for the prosecution without giving any reason.
07-05-2006 23:21brian haw will either be allowed to stay in parliament square or there will be a ruling against him in the morning.
07-05-2006 22:56*From the London area and thinking of going to the Climate Camp this summer?* London Rising Tide is hosting an open meeting at 7.30 PM on May 23rd for people who want to find out more about the camp, and discuss the idea of a London neighbourhood or barrio.
07-05-2006 22:09The Sheffield Univerity Debating Society will be holding a 'Big Debate' on Wednesday the 17th of May at 19:00 in Lecture Theatre 3 in the Arts Tower with the proposition: ‘This house believes that animal testing is detrimental to human health and should be abolished.’
07-05-2006 20:55Members of Amnesty International’s Central Birmingham group is calling on local people to get involved with Amnesty’s mass lobby at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 May and urge local MPs to support the call for tough controls on the global arms trade.
07-05-2006 18:27Dear Friends,
This is a new message please read, thanks. Urgent.
As you will no doubt be aware, Peugeot have announced the closure of the Ryton plant, Coventry UK.
This January a delegation from the London-based Venezuela Information centre went to the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. There were representatives from Student Unions, the Greater London Authority, the Green Party, Trade Unions, journalists and academics. The majority of the group came from the north of the UK.