UK Newswire Archive
09-05-2007 11:17Taxes are the corrective to the furious free market. They safeguard the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services.. For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direct cause of the organized debility of communities.
09-05-2007 11:12"I never used to feel strongly about this, but 100,000 Scots have just had their votes stolen by being misinterpreted as 'spoiled ballots' while voting against BlaIraq. No fucking way is that true. Maybe four of five thousand deliberate spoils, but I'm also guessing the 100,000 figure is being rounded down by that amount."
Whilst German television channels reported live from the razzias in the big cities, according to the populist press farms in Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Niedersachsen were also affected.
Several reasons were given so far for the raids, which nevertheless seemed to centre on and affect mainly infrastructure and logistics around the protests against the G8 summit.
I contacted the Coventry Peace House recently who said that they are planning to hold a demo on this date, travelling from Coventry to Solihull, several groups are involved....it'd be good to meet No Borders and other orgs that support refugees/ assylum seekers/ anti-racists and anti-authoritarians there!
Amongst them a social centre in Hamburg, which will open in three weeks as the first convergence centre in Germany.
09-05-2007 08:53A music festival in celebration of diversity is to be staged at Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22.
In hamburg 4 flats, one office and the the Rote Flora, where the Convergence Center begins in 3 weeks are being raided.
In Berlin it is the Mehringhof, mad, bethanien project (libertad office and Glocal anti g8 office) , fusion, kanalb (radio and media project), so36.net (tech collective and alternative internet hoster) ect ect ect.
09-05-2007 08:03How many of us put any credence into this stuff, let alone pay attention? “Federal authorities announced Tuesday that they had foiled a terrorist plot to attack Fort Dix. Six men were charged with planning to kill as many soldiers as they could,” the Associated Press would have us believe. “One of the suspects, Serdar Tatar, had delivered pizza on the base and said he knew it like the back of his hand,” according to the government, never mind the “post has had especially tight security since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”
09-05-2007 07:18Urgent appeal to send protest letters to the prison of Aachen against the continuing isolation of Gabriel Pombo da Silva
09-05-2007 00:42Families from Newcastle are on hunger strike today as they await deportation in Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre. 200 women who began a protest last Thursday against new punitive measures – including confiscation of mobile phones and lock-in from 7pm-7am – were joined on Tuesday by another 100 families, including members of Tyneside Community Action for Refugees.
09-05-2007 00:18John Bowden villified before parole hearing (25/04/07)
08-05-2007 23:02There was a meeting last week. Here are some notes from it.
08-05-2007 22:48Come to the next G8 2007 UK-Mobilisation meeting!
THURSDAY 17th MAY 7pm-9pm (ish)
@ RAMPARTS SOCIAL CENTRE - EAST LONDON
08-05-2007 21:54Iraq's largest oil workers' trade union will strike this Thursday, in protest at the controversial oil law currently being considered by the Iraqi parliament. The move threatens to stop all exports from the oil-rich country.
An IndyOaxaca compañero who is indigenous to the mixe territory of Oaxaca and an avid community radio, video and print and independent media activist with Indymedia Oaxaca is coming to talk and show films in Liverpool on Thursday 17th May @ Friends Meeting House, School Lane from 7pm.
Read more about the Oaxaca Uprising pages on Indymedia UK
08-05-2007 19:51Ottawa's deal this week with Kabul for inspection of NDS prisoners is a sham.
The KhAD had the same empty "agreement" with human rights groups in the 1980s.
Now Ottawa is hand in glove with the Communist Party's veteran torturers.