UK Newswire Archive
14-06-2006 11:34“ . . . While Rome burns – The question of performance at the end of the world ?” is a Series of workshops on art activism in the face of climate change and social collapse. 14th – 18th June
As Part of this years Performance Studies International gathering, exploring Performance and human-rights at Queen Mary, University of London – Workshops held in MANIFESTO ROOM – 6pm to 8pm each day 14th – 18th June – see http://www.psi12.qmul.ac.uk/ for details.
14-06-2006 10:45People who argue that Israel is an apartheid state say that the system of apartheid is much more subtle than the old South African model of "whites only" beach signs. But sometimes it really is just like South Africa...
14-06-2006 09:33Another event in the COIN Speaker Series on Climate Change will take place on 22nd June - 'women and climate change, is the female of the species more deadly than the male?'
14-06-2006 09:21The Matilda Social Centre in Sheffield, http://www.matilda.aktivix.org/ is being evicted today, Wednesday 14th June and a request for people to come down to resist this has been made to the matilda email list.
14-06-2006 08:52In the second part of this article I considered the first of four ways in which the reduction in consumption, greenhouse gases and environmental damage can be achieved; by using the power of research for good. This time I am going to look at the use of politics as a means for positive change.
Oxford and Cambridge are
Emory, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Univ of Wisconsin
Sunday 25 June 2006
Meet 2pm on Camberwell Green, corner of Camberwell Church St
14-06-2006 08:24Performance Studies international (PSi) 12: PERFORMING RIGHTS
PROGRAMME OF MANIFESTATIONS
Thursday 15 – Sunday June 18 2006
Venue: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London.
14-06-2006 08:19YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN COLLIDE/COLLABO A WEEK LONG EVENT DEALING THE NOTION OF HOW TO BRIDGE ART AND ACTIVISM CHALLENGING TRADITIONAL ART WORLD VALUES TO ENCOURAGE COLLABORATIVE ART PRACTICE.
14-06-2006 08:14Book Launch:
The Class of the New by Richard Barbrook
Friday, 16 June 2006, 6-9pm
Ground floor, The Whitechapel Centre, 85 Myrdle Street London E1 1HQ
14-06-2006 08:03Class War have organised a discussion about changing class composition in the north east, with relevant participants in major class struggles. Come and join the debate and get the class war moving in the north east.
14-06-2006 00:05Last month it was revealed that nearly 3,000 soldiers have deserted the British Army each year since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Of these, more than 1,000 are still reported to be missing. Official Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures record that 2,825 soldiers went “absent without leave” in 2003, rising to 3,050 in 2004 before falling slightly to 2,725 in 2005.
The MoD has attempted to play down the figures. An official commented, “We regard that figure as fairly constant. It often happens for family reasons and there is no evidence to suggest operational commitments contribute significantly to the figures.”
In reality, the figures must reflect in some fashion the opposition of soldiers being asked to serve in an illegal war. The number of those deserting or going “absent without leave” has more than trebled since 2001.
13-06-2006 20:48Gordon Brown's hype of 'Islamic banking' and his claim that he is Islamic-banking-friendly, should be seen in context: Most of today’s inner city poor need not be in poverty. They are being pushed into poverty by Labour councils in the main. Most of the poor in East London are Muslim. So is there a problem of connection here?