UK Newswire Archive
01-07-2007 09:42For those not familiar with the acronym ‘KISS’, it expands to, “Keep It Simple Stupid”! The KISS (K) principle was/is the most invaluable teaching/training aid in the IT industry, especially in the early days when people actually feared the ‘complexity’ of computers. Anyone who is confronted by an overwhelming amount of ‘information’ tends to lose themselves in a sea of confusion. Fortunately, a very bright and creative mind developed the ‘K’ principle for dealing with these situations.
01-07-2007 01:47Members of an organization set up to fight for justice for women abducted and murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, and lawyers working with them, have been threatened and harassed, apparently because of their work.
Over 95% of postal workers were taken part in strike action across the UK.
CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes said
“The strength of support today has proven that postal workers are resolutely determined to fight against cuts in the public service, against job cuts and for decent basic pay”.
The Union has again today reiterated their call on Royal Mail to negotiate seriously with the union on pay and dealing with major change and modernisation.
“We have seven days with no strikes and this is a window of opportunity for the company to come and negotiate seriously. We urge them to take it”, said Dave Ward, Deputy General Secretary
The Unions Executive is meeting Tuesday to consider the next steps. If Royal Mail continue to refuse to negotiate, this is likely to see the announcement of further strike action.
30-06-2007 20:37As Tony Blair left Downing Street, leaving Britain 's Prime Ministership to his long time rival and co-leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown, the protesters outside Blair's office were greeted with the news that Blair had just been appointed as the new "Middle East Envoy" for the Quartet. (US/EU/UN/Russia)
30-06-2007 20:01Six Nottingham students have been arrested following blockades at the North and South entrances of Faslane nuclear base.
This is a very serious and dangerous thing!!!!!!
"We appeal to our religious and cultural leaders -- in addition to school matrons and teachers -- to enhance the fight against the immoral agenda espoused by gay activists who are in and outside Uganda. Their orientation must not be allowed to take root in our society as is the case in some countries. The custodians of our laws; the police and the courts of law should therefore be vigilant."
30-06-2007 19:11Serious Fraud Office Detectives suspect North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb’s Westminster office ‘could be bugged’.
30-06-2007 15:58Are there people out there fed up with Indymedia being used as a platform for ill-informed and dangerous climate change denial? Can we do anything about it?
30-06-2007 15:57Cities that do not have public policy of popular habitation do push devoid populations for non buiding areas as fertile valleys of the rivers. The result is periodic flooding, with all the ominous and known consequences for local inhabitants, other populations and for the environment.
30-06-2007 15:21More of a Pop than a Bang from so called Car Bombs.
30-06-2007 13:31The postal strike yesterday shut down Royal Mail from top to bottom of the country in a terrific show of postal workers’ power. The CWU postal union has claimed that over 95 per cent of its 130,000 members in the post took part in strike action. The strike ended at 3am Saturday 30 June but could cripple postal deliveries for days
30-06-2007 09:54Three children under eleven suffer early morning raid in Swansea
30-06-2007 06:35People today seem perplexed as civilisation as we know it plummets into the abyss. Yet, in the broad sense, the future is entirely predicable. The much lauded system of economic rationalism has resulted in huge disparities in wealth comparable to ancient societies; the wealth of Pharaoh-God-Kings of the past was staggering and in stark contrast to the wealth of their subjects. The peoples’ living standards were maintained at ‘adequate‘ levels to ensure a fit work/slave force for their rulers – remind you of anything, are you able to draw any comparisons today? In fact ancient Egypt (utilising modern poverty statistics) would have fared better in the social sense than most of today’s societies. So much for economic rationalism and laissez-faire capitalism! The inequity of today’s economic reality is far from mysterious; however, one mystery remains, the masses of today tolerate far greater inequities than the masses of yesterday.
30-06-2007 06:23In recent months London Critical Mass sound systems have been banned from playing within the SOCPA zone but drivers are allowed to continue playing theirs.
30-06-2007 00:28Of course, you need evidence to claim “al-Qaeda” is behind the sloppy and wholly amateurish work in London today, but that has not stopped the corporate media or the fear-monger hacks with an agenda—i.e., slaughtering Muslims and divvying up the Middle East—from leading to conclusions and thus subjecting the public to non-stop propaganda.