UK Newswire Archive
31-10-2006 06:46Pride's Community Forum at City
Hall on Wednesday 15 November at 6pm
31-10-2006 06:01An Anti-Deportation Campaign involves organizing resistance to restrictive immigration legislation, and simply means making the government change their minds regarding an individual case.
31-10-2006 02:45At 5pm protestors gathered at the Mexican Embassy on Hanover Square in London.
31-10-2006 00:51The North West Development Agency has agreed 'in principle' to allocate £18m to a project to barrage the River Ribble and build over 4000 new houses in its floodplain.
Local people are livid, they have never been consulted on this project and are appalled at the disregard shown by Preston City Council for the environment and for local people.
31-10-2006 00:17What anybody does in their spare time is their own business, but for an openly homophobic party who encourages violence towards gay and lesbian people, acccusing such people of being "promiscious", does smack of double-standards.
30-10-2006 21:51On Saturday 21 October, the Feminist Fightback conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London attracted over 230 people. On Tuesday 31 October, activists involved with Fightback will be protesting outside the Conservatives' "Shoes, shopping and politics" event to make clear that rich women discussing shoes and how to become Tory MPs is not our idea of women's liberation!
Come and join us!
At 5pm this evening, Indymedia and solidarity activists and friends of Brad turned up outside the Mexican Embassy in London to show solidarity with the uprising in Oaxaca and the state murder of Indymedia journalist Brad Will, 36, of New York City. Initially, there around 30 people, but this quickly swelled to a mass of 60-70 or more people. The initial presence was marked with banners and a small noise demonstration, before the Indymedia Tricycle turned up, followed thereafter by a samba band and audiovisual equipment.
30-10-2006 18:54The 5 min video shows several arrests for holding a placard and refusing to give a name and address.
30-10-2006 18:44It's the final morning of the weekend-long Parliament Square peace camp and protestor Brian Haw seems tired enough to swing at somebody: the police probably, but maybe a journalist if it comes to it.
'It's called sleep deprivation!' he screams, trying to get a moment to himself in his blue chair by the traffic. 'It was the bastard police, being their usual bastard selves.'
30-10-2006 18:43The 5 min video shows several arrests for holding a placard and refusing to give a name and address.
30-10-2006 18:20One’s opinion of the United Nations reveals a lot about political consciousness; and because perception is usually based on experience, it’s only natural that people from different countries have opposing views about the UN and its pillar institutions— the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the United States, familiarity of the UN is limited to vague notions of ‘international democracy’ and ‘peacekeeping’, words that inspire the noblest of intentions; the World Bank and IMF on the other hand are institutions that invoke little reaction among the US public. How and by whom the UN was formed, whose interests it serves, and the actual history of its ‘peacekeeping’ missions are all things rarely examined. It is the purpose of this essay to look at the formation and development of the UN, and in so doing, attempt to show the evolution of the capitalistic system itself, which was ‘reborn’ upon the back of these hardly-neutral organizations.
30-10-2006 18:18Leslie Gelb in Time Magazine writes that admission of a defeat in Iraq is not the worst thing but rather serves to minimize the extent..According to La Republica, Since president Bush kindled the fire, he now has to put it out. The pyromaniac is forced to become the firefighter.
30-10-2006 18:00Protest Israeli football team
Following the occupation of the Mexican City of Oaxaca by the army, an international appeal has been made to demonstrate against the repression to the OAXACA workers and its population.
Demonstration in London: 30th October, at 5pm in front of the Mexican Embassy in London, 16 St. George Street, Hanover Sq., London W1S 1LX. Indymedia London is planning a screening of Brad Will's last footage right there.