UK Newswire Archive
08-08-2006 16:39Ambulance workers across Merseyside and Cheshire are preparing for 48 hour stoppage this weekend, in a dispute over pay. Technicians - who assist paramedics in ambulances - began a series of walkouts a month ago, after the collapse of talks with their bosses.
08-08-2006 16:21Tonight's Liverpool Echo article - 'Cops on Red Alert' - is whipping up controversy where there was none before, over plans by Merseyside TUC, Stop The War Coalition and Liverpool Friends of Palestine to protest at Liverpool FC's Champions League match with Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.
08-08-2006 15:51This RAF base is being used to refuel American transport aircraft taking weapons to Israel for use in Lebanon. This is active military support for Israel by the British government, three protests and a peace camp are already planned in response.
On Saturday night July 30th 2006, in the Lebanese village of Qana, 64 Lebanese civilians, comprising the members of two extended families were sleeping in an unfinished building. The families were seeking shelter from Israeli air raids in the ground floor of the building. In the early hours of Sunday morning, as the men women and many children slept, an Israeli jet hit the building with two US-made 'bunker buster' bombs. The choice of munitions seems appropriate because, after all, these people were taking refuge in a bunker of sorts. Unfortunately, these were not enemy soldiers but rather innocent civilians, 56 of whom were killed as the building collapsed on them, including 30 children, all under 12 years old. Among the dead was a one day old baby, whose mother was also killed.
08-08-2006 15:27Northern Animal Rights Network has now reached Myspace!
Film Nights at the Common Place Cinema
Join us for a fortnightly film and discussion night
At the Common Place, Wharf Street (off Kirkgate) Leeds City Centre
16th August: Balatacamp.net short films and Oscar nominated "Paradise Now".
08-08-2006 13:48Cardiff Stop the War Coalition
Tuesday 15 August at 7 pm, Riverside Community Centre,
Brunel Street (off Ninian Park Road), Cardiff
08-08-2006 12:51The massive human rights violations of the Arroyo regime in the Philippines have been universally condemned by Amnesty International. UN Human Rights Committee, Asian Human Rights Commission, US National Lawyers Guild, International Association of People's Lawyers, Reporters Without Borders, and other civil-society groups. UK citizens should demand that their government halt any aid or assistance to the Arroyo regime unless it releases all political prisoners and halt the warrantless arrests, abductions, enforced "disappearances," and extrajudicial killings of its citizens.
STOP ARROYO STATE TERRORISM!
08-08-2006 12:20A powerful indictment of commercial nuclear power and why its use must end.
08-08-2006 12:18A close analysis of the American-French draft - the fingerprints of John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, were almost smudging the paragraphs - showed just who is running Washington's Middle East policy: Israel.
I've lost count of the Days. And the Bombs. And the Dead
Beirut, first weekend of August
I am so sorry for not being able to respond earlier to your letters. I was hoping that you won't be worried, and that you would think about the electricity and internet problems as potential reasons for the delay.
Because of the Israeli siege the authorities are increasing the outages and rationing our electricity so it can last for the coming 15 days. As you might know, we were supposed to receive gasoline and fuel but of course Israel changed its mind and the ships carrying the fuel are now waiting in Cyprus.
And I am very grateful for your amazing efforts and courage and the work you are carrying out, all this you are doing, and your words and love are encouraging me really to survive - thus I wrote today to you despite my tiredness of writing about the war... the injured children, the sick and scared displaced children…the massacres of yesterday. And the new ones today…
The alternative media are doing everything possible to break the censorship of images that was enforced by the Corporate and authoritarian State media which only show a sanitized war, disinfected images of material destruction.
The smuggling and widespread dissemination of images from The Realm of The Real that are coming out out of Lebanon and Gaza now make all of us uncomfortable. For those of us who do editing and publishing work, they bring up the awful worry of "is this appropriate?"
08-08-2006 09:51Lebanon is not business as usual. This is not just about Israel repressing its neighbors by expanding its boarders—this is not 1982. For that matter, nor is this Vietnam, or the countless other ‘skirmishes’ the U.S. has been involved in over the last century. The ante has been raised.
Starting with Afghanistan, the current war in Lebanon can be counted as the third aggressively-waged war led by the United States— since Israel can not act unilaterally over such a large issue, and American diplomacy has shown the world who is actually pulling the strings.
08-08-2006 08:30Once again George has lambasted Sky News and other media outlets on their dreadful bias in favour of Israel bloody attack on Lebanon.