UK Newswire Archive
26-07-2007 08:53"AIRPORT officials are attempting to legally block the heads of two campaign groups and their members from taking part in a week of protests against Heathrow.
26-07-2007 07:47Next planning meeting and demonstration
26-07-2007 07:16The chattering classes have expressed outrage about footage of the Queen being reversed on the BBC. They were strangely silent when it happened to striking miners in 1984. It's time to find out the truth about that disgraceful distortion
26-07-2007 06:06You can watch footage of mothers in the Philippines protesting to defend their rights on Chinese Television. Yup.
25-07-2007 23:58Robert Fisk is one of the greatest reporters of all time. He has written some of the most insightful, biting criticisms about U.S./Israeli/British foreign policy and provided readers, in vivid detail, a vision of of the plight of people living in war torn areas of the Middle East. I have nothing but sincere gratitude to him for putting his life on the line to give us these excellent stories. But, having said this, I think he is doing a disservice to his readers by claiming his contempt for the Internet and also by his refusal to look critically into the events of 9/11.
Today saw the first of a fresh round of industrial actions by postal workers as the CWU dispute with Royal Mail escalated on both industrial and political fronts. The now-familiar picket lines at Birmingham's main mail centre in Newtown were again mounted as workers walked out at 7pm. The CWU said today's 24-hour strike at mail centres and cash handling sites was "even more solid" than previous ones.
25-07-2007 21:37Last week’s decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to proceed with criminal charges in the cash-for-honours scandal has been the occasion for self-serving statements by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, his chief fundraiser Lord Levy and aides such as Ruth Turner. All have expressed a desire to “move on,” put the affair behind them and not engage in any criticism of the police investigation headed by Assistant Commissioner John Yates.
25-07-2007 21:33FIRST DRAFT OF PROGRAMME FOR THE 2007 ANTICIVILIZACION GATHERING
25-07-2007 20:10Gordon Brown announced today that the government arms promotion unit, DESO, is to close by the end of the year. BAE Systems and Defence Manufacturers Association pretty pissed off!
25-07-2007 20:01Several students were injured on Tuesday during clashes between students supportive of Hamas and those loyal to Fatah. The clashes took place on the campus of An Najah University near the West Bank city of Nablus; some of the students are said to be in a critical condition.
25-07-2007 19:21Yesterday was most interesting, in the City of Westminster Magistrates' Courts.
What happened after court was even more interesting...
25-07-2007 17:06Prisoners who are injured or killed while in custody will be covered by new corporate manslaughter laws, it emerged today. The government has caved in to criticism and agreed to extend the new legislation to prisoners and youth offenders.
25-07-2007 16:51The “war on terrorism” rests on the creation of one or more evil bogeymen, the terror leaders, Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, et al, whose names and photos are presented ad nauseam in daily news reports. Without Zarqawi and bin Laden, the “war on terrorism” would lose its raison d’être. The main casus belli is to wage a ” war on terrorism”.
Indeed, the latest neocon effort to frighten the public with yet another fallacious “advertising campaign” is a half-baked effort riddled with obvious holes.
25-07-2007 15:51Immigration Minister Liam Byrne today helped break the ground for a new removal centre at Gatwick. The Home Office also published the name of the new Prison: Brook House.
25-07-2007 15:50Gunmen numbering about 7 today (Wednesday, 25 July 2007) attacked the offices of Social Action in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The office also hosts National Point, an independent weekly newspaper published by activist journalists, and supported by Social Action. People injured, equipment taken....
25-07-2007 14:19Smash EDO Press Release - 25th July 2007
Lebanon War Blockaders Plan Appeal against Guilty Verdict
Tel. 07875708873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
25-07-2007 14:16Do you live in Cardiff or South Wales? Are you worried about climate change?
Are you interested in going to the Camp for Climate Action this August? Or do you just want to find out more about the Climate Camp?
Then come to an open meeting at the PAD Social Centre, 118 Clifton St, Adamsdown at 3pm on Sunday 28th July.