UK Newswire Archive
10-05-2006 14:21Greater Manchester CND and Greater Manchester Stop the War were disappointed to hear that George Bush Senior has pulled out of a trip to Manchester because of a lack of interest. Ironically, the Stop the War Coalition were definitely interested and were planning to give Bush a warm welcome as he arrived for his keynote motivational speech at the Manchester International Convention Centre on June 8th.
10-05-2006 13:48Politicians and bureaucrats celebrated at VATpayers expense, free Food and Wine for invitees.
10-05-2006 10:33*BENEFIT CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS IN DETENTION*
*Saturday May 13th , 8pm (doors open 7.30)*
*St.Michael's Church, Camden Road, Camden Town (next to Sainsbury's)*
nearest tube Camden Town, buses 253, 254, 29
10-05-2006 10:30Tuesday 16th May, at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, Forest Fields, Nottingham. For directions see http://www.sumac.org.uk
10-05-2006 09:19Update on Colnbrook Hunger Strike - 10th May 2006
Many individuals continue the hunger strike despite racial and sexual abuse, torture, solitary confinement and beatings at the hands of Home Office/ SERCO officers at Colnbrook.
10-05-2006 08:20A mass demonstration took place last Saturday 6 of may
10-05-2006 01:55Person with a Fig and Vine Planter conviction returns to Court for a ‘mercy hearing’ (see 4).
Shakespeare wrote: “The quality of mercy is not strain'd”.
(I’ve wondered about the meaning of this phrase and the way I see it, it means it’s stretchy but never breaks/snaps. Wow! Now I see sadly, it can be also blocked).
10-05-2006 00:14the government won their appeal on monday morning and are now in a stronger position to force brian haw's embarrassing anti-war protest out of parliament square. there are regular updates on the situation at the square, on police moves, and on any planned demonstrations.
09-05-2006 22:52Conference Call
ICAD has been struggling against disappearances of the opposition by the government or governments for the last 10 years. As part of this Struggle 4 conferences (Turkey 1996, Colombia 1997, Philippines 1999 and Germany 2002) have been organised. ICAD demands the ones responsible to be punished, it does this by organising events, demonstrations, publishing materials, organising meetings, it also points out to the problems of the relatives of the disappeared. ICAD argues about the breaches of the human rights although there is the United Nations International Law Courts at its conferences with the delegates from many different countries. ICAD also raises the solidarity with local Human Rights groups.
09-05-2006 19:08Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush is the first direct contact between Iranian and US diplomatic hierarchies for about 30 years - in the letter, Ahmadinejad points out Bush and Western hypocrisies (inconsistent attitude towards nuclear weapons, invasion of Iraq, refusal to accept democratic choice of Palestinians for Hamas government), laments death of US troops in Iraq, protests lack of full enquiry into Sep 11 attacks, wasting of US taxpayers' money, and appeals to religious unity in favour of human rights.
09-05-2006 18:57TO PROTEST AGAINST THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PRISONER