UK Newswire Archive
29-03-2007 20:04In the windy isthmus of Oaxaca, the Spanish Company Iberdrola, together with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), is mid-way through a massive construction project of thousands of windmills on the lands of poor peasants. The company is clearly not only taking advantage of the winds of the region, but also of the poverty, lack of organization and the stronghold control of the PRI in that area.
29-03-2007 18:11Last minute legal action prevented the removal of
three Darfurians due to be removed yesterday. The
three are now back in Oakington IRC with another
Darfurian who didn't fly on Tuesday night due to
failure of escorts to get him to the airport on
29-03-2007 17:20The now infamous Donald Rumsfeld has avoided legal responsibility for the extremely controversial ruling he made in December 2002, which effectively allowed the U.S. military to utilise torture methods against their perceived or imagined enemies. An American court ruled that Rumsfeld had no case to answer due principally to the fact that as Secretary of Defence he was IMMUNE from the charges! One Law for you and another for me! If the public ever wondered why Bush, Blair and Howard appear unconcerned over the prospect of war crimes charges, perhaps the Rumsfeld decision sheds some light on the matter.
29-03-2007 16:27Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. Saturday, March 24, 2007
4 anarkopunk comrades arrested and beaten*
29-03-2007 15:54This week Jack Straw, leader of the Commons, announced that he is to run the campaign of Chancellor Gordon Brown to become leader of the Labour Party and the new prime minister of Britain.
29-03-2007 15:54The BIG news, for the uk - for the world, in fact, is the under reporting of the "gritty miracle" of the N.I. peace process -far from as "grubby" as the "Indy" (29/4/7) paints it . . . . but if you are in that minderbinder, war racketeer-spiv industry, perhaps the threat of a good example. The intriguing "LITTLE" gaps or odd spasms in the Shatt al-arab tale are luminous, though. Very "con venient" for warbux, less for people. . . .
29-03-2007 15:50The Blair government, backed by the Bush administration, yesterday stepped up diplomatic pressure for the release of 15 British sailors and marines detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) last Friday. In an already tense situation in the Persian Gulf, US aircraft carrier battle groups have held a major military exercise over the past two days, while British ministers in London called for Iran to be further diplomatically isolated.
29-03-2007 15:29Investigation into US coercion of IAEA members during votes on Iran puts State Department under pressure
29-03-2007 13:07Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border
29-03-2007 12:05Flanked by international and regional non-Arab dignitaries representing the UN, EU, OIC, NAM and the leaders of Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan as well as the foreign minister of Iran, the leaders of the 22-member League of Arab States on Wednesday re-launched in Riyadh their five-year old Arab Peace Initiative, determined to reactivate it with mechanisms and a follow-up diplomatic campaign.
29-03-2007 11:18Called by members of the West Yorkshire Congolese community and supported by Leeds No Borders around 80 people protested outside Waterside court reporting centre on Wednesday.
29-03-2007 11:07A hypothesis that Microsoft's Windows XP is a complex variation of a bugging device.
29-03-2007 10:42Largest bailiff firm taking on contracts around the uk
29-03-2007 10:13We are launching an urgent appeal for donations to the Uddhav Bhandari Appeal to return his body to Nepal so that his family can grieve properly and organise his funeral arrangements according to Nepalese culture.