UK Newswire Archive
09-05-2007 17:34There will be an organising meeting on 12 May 2007 after the campaign stall at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, from 2pm to 4pm . All individuals and organisations are invited to this meeting to organise the national day of action called by TCAR. There will be sister activities taking place in Glasgow, Newcastle and London. NWASDG will be supporting this call. Everyone is welcome. Bring ideas and a willingness to take an active part.
09-05-2007 17:25What if everything you thought you knew about the world was wrong? And there was an invisible far-right government, a parallel government, operating behind the scenes with almost no scrutiny by the world's press....
09-05-2007 17:01In what appears to be a throw back to the black-and-white minstrel shows, where playing the "natives", people would blacken their faces and dance around on stage to "entertain" their audience, it appears that the British station Channel Four may be following suite.
09-05-2007 16:49Anti-racist activists from NWASDG and Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! will be holding another anti-deportation protest and stall on Saturday 12 May from 12pm on Market Street in Manchester city centre. You are invited to attend and take an active part. Actions speak louder than words. Say no to the racist Labour government's policies of starvation, isolation, detention and deportation of refugees and asylum seekers, where it matters: on the streets.
Defend all asylum seekers! No to deportations! No to British state racism!
09-05-2007 16:48On Tuesday 8 May 2007, barely five days after a hunger strike by the women at Yarl's Wood gaol, in Bedfordshire, another hunger strike began at about 11.00am this morning. According to detainees held inside the prison, over 100 people including children are refusing food. The detainees are refusing to enter their rooms and are staying out in the gardens. The racist authorities are ignoring them as usual, hoping the protest dies down. the protest is against the conditions of the detention: 'we are not criminals, we have not killed anybody, yet we are being held here... this place is a prison really... the kids are scared of the police when they come in... no one can sleep, we are all stressed...' said one of the detainees.
STOP THE HARRASSMENT
Demo outside The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Friday May 25th 2.00pm
09-05-2007 16:02[No apologies for the title, as it applies to everyone.] In today’s world far too many killers and murderers are utilising religion as a method of social manipulation, control and (believe it if you would face the reality of your ‘religion’) to JUSTIFY MURDER, THEFT and WAR! If that in itself doesn’t sound an alarm in the heads of all devotees of the ONE nameless, peerless, INFINITE God of ALL, then please go for a walk or entertain yourself with something else, this paper is NOT for you!
This morning (Wednesday May 9th) police raided about 40 buildings in Germany, including several social centres and private homes in Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the alternative web provider so36.net . Police forces searched the "Rote Flora" in Hamburg as well as parts of the "Bethanien" in Berlin. Both places are planning to be decentralised convergence centres for the G8 protests of early June.
We want to show solidarity with the German movement and express our right to protest against the upcoming G8 in June. We want to defy police repression and show we are not intimidated by it!
Friday May 11, 6pm
Kempinski Courthouse Hotel
19-21 Great Marlborough St, London, W1F 7HT
Since then a couple of articles that go into these events in more detail have been posted on http://freepress.org/ and they are reproduce below.
09-05-2007 13:49UPDATE, 9 May 2007: Mothers join hunger strike.
Today 91 families, mainly single mothers with their children, some of whom have been detained for over three months, have joined the protest.
09-05-2007 13:23War crimes in Iraq highlighted at retrial of peace activists, Bristol Crown Court Monday 14 May 2007
Philip Pritchard and Toby Olditch, two Oxford peace activists known at the 'B52 Two', will be retried on the morning of Monday 14 May 2007, not before 10 am, at Bristol Crown Court.. They are accused of conspiring to cause criminal damage at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire on 18 March 2003 when they tried to safely disable B52 bombers to prevent them from bombing Iraq. The two men say they acted to prevent damage to life and property in Iraq, and war crimes by the aggressors.
09-05-2007 12:49wave of repression against anti-G8 structures*
* police raid against 40 houses and projects in Hamburg, Berlin, and Bremen*
* communication structure of anti-G8 movement targeted*
Wave of Repression against anti-G8 structures in Germany
09-05-2007 12:42Hosting the Eurovision 2007 song contest gives Finland an opportunity to market itself to the rest of the world with empty phrases and images that cover the gloomy reality. By doing so Finland wants cover up such facts as the poor legal protection people in Finland have against the missuse of power by members of the judicial system and various authorities. These practices have the silent approval of those in power.
09-05-2007 12:33Paris Hilton has launched a petition for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to pardon her 45 day custodial sentence for drunk driving.
She argues she deserves a pardon "for enlivening mundane lives".
Send her to Jail.
This is your "chance card" This is your "community Chest". use it.
09-05-2007 12:33A Kurdish TCAR family from Turkey is being deported today DESPITE the fact that their solicitor has put in an application for judicial review. The judge ruled that the application is not enough to stop the deportation. Tyneside Community Action for Refugees is making an urgent request requesting that you phone the duty officer at the airport to log concerns.