UK Newswire Archive
IN THIS ISSUE: Trade union strikes, John Reid new Home Secretary, Armchair cops, Left-wing in South America, Russia G8, ASDA depot action, Jerry Springer Opera, General Strike 1926, plus the usual activist's events diary, industrial frontline news. Read too PDF: http://www.libcom.org/hosted/af/res/
25-07-2006 11:31Labour's ID scheme is supposedly on the rocks, but let’s not be overly comforted by this news. There are good reasons to continue to build up the pressure. In particular, passport developments in the UK Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and the European Union could result in alternative identity databases, and since the Act is on the statute books, compulsory ID could start at any future date.
25-07-2006 10:49¿Participar o no de la disputa electoral? ¿Estado y asamblea? ¿Entrar al estado o disolverlo? ¿Gobernar o Cogobernar? ¿Democracia o Autogobierno?
25-07-2006 09:40CALL OUT TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CENTRES:
SOCIAL CENTRES NETWORK MEETING AT THE CLIMATE CAMP 28TH AUGUST (DATE TBC - might be tuesday)
25-07-2006 09:29Yesterday, the welfare reform bill had its second reading,this is a brutal vindictive bill which
should and will be challenged
25-07-2006 08:29The joint 'Keep Our NHS Public' meeting last week was a very well-attended and positive one, with campaigners present from across London.
25-07-2006 07:41As the Trident Replacement decision looms ever larger, activists once again disrupted the current Trident Nuclear Weapons System as they blockaded the entrance to RNAD Coulport. Five activists, calling themselves The Shrubbery, chained themselves together across the entrance way shortly after 7am this morning, stopping workers from entering the base.
EDO Corporation were there with their new Israeli-designed weapons systems, but a distinct lack of protest on the public days of the fair.
25-07-2006 06:34The other foot has dropped. Former CIA officer Jean Edwards has her resume -- including stints at the CIA and Valerie Plame's Brewster Jennings -- published on Cryptome.org, and purported whistleblower Wayne Madsen writes a column (last week) saying the resume was a forgery. Now, comes lawyer Robert Ellmann, whose resume also appeared on Cryptome.org, with his own version of cover. Ellmann says he had a friend post it on the Internet as hoax!
25-07-2006 01:07i went to cover the gently amusing 'multiple lone demonstrations' (15 of them) organised by mark thomas in parliament square this evening ( http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/07/345974.html), but one story or action after another left me disgusted by the end of the evening.
25-07-2006 00:56AP: Israel Using Chemical Weapons & Targetting Ambulances in Lebanon
Lebanese Doctor Says 'Phosphorus Weapons' Cause Suffering - CNN Int'l -Video
Israel bans reporting of use of "unique" weapons in Lebanon
We discussed our progress since our last meeting. Since then, we have had our first Manchester Day of ID Register Opposition, and started our fortnightly evening flyering campaign. We've seen more people subscribing to our e-mail list and attending our meetings, as well as stopping to ask us about the National Identity Register. This is the kind of awareness raising which we really need to do, and we seem to be doing pretty weill at it.
24-07-2006 23:35radical comedy activist mark thomas and the others notified charing cross last week of their intention to hold a range of individual demonstrations requiring authorisation to be held this evening at 5.30 in parliament square. charing cross photocopier worked overtime to process most of the applications and tie up the met in bureaucratic bollocks.
24-07-2006 22:59In the face of the official "no-comment," come and raise your voice and lend your
body in response to the killings in the Middle East. See also urgent appeal for financial support below.