UK Newswire Archive
23-08-2007 15:22The Arctic ice is melting at an accelerating pace, with this year already showing record retreat. There is still a month or so left of summer heating, but the record minimum ice melt has already been reached. "It is therefore almost certain that the previous 2005 record will be annihilated by the final 2007 annual minima closer to the end of this summer."(1)
Guardian Environment Editor Lambasts the Heathrow Climate Camp’s “Media Mismanagement”
Last week’s peaceful protests at the Heathrow Camp for Climate Action (http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/) were a heartening sign of sanity in response to the huge climate threat facing us. Activists drew attention to the role of aviation in global warming, conducted seminars on climate science and undertook a series of nonviolent demonstrations. A mass siege even temporarily shut down the national headquarters of British Airports Authority (BAA), owners of Heathrow airport.
23-08-2007 14:46A High Court judge has order a halt to deportations of failed asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
23-08-2007 14:02The 24 hours of direct action against climate change which began on Sunday 19th August at noon has culminated in a flurry of direct actions throughout England. As previously stated, none of the actions were intended to disrupt passengers, but instead, targeted the corporations who profit from climate chaos. Meanwhile, the mass siege of BAA national headquarters has forced its closure for the day.
During the week there have been over 71 arrests and a dozen actions, covering a broad range of issues.
Find below details of all the actions throughout the week...
23-08-2007 13:34Open calls by Democratic Party leaders this week for the removal of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, combined with ongoing expressions of frustration by Bush administration officials, indicate that the Iraqi government’s days are numbered. Moves are underway in Washington and Baghdad to remove Maliki when the Iraqi parliament returns from a summer break on September 4.
23-08-2007 13:33commentary about a few strange logic jumps in the recent middle east coverage
22nd + today, aug 07
23-08-2007 12:51The High Court this morning heard the application for judicial review of decisions to deport asylum seekers on a charter flight to the un(Democratic) Republic of the Congo. At the time of writing the evidence has been heard and the judgment will be given this afternoon.
23-08-2007 12:31An American peace delegation which visited Iran recently has described a striking friendly encounter with some three hundred members of the Revolutionary Guards. In a statement, the head of the delegation has strongly debunked the US administration's decision to label these soldiers as terrorist and has called on Americans to oppose a new war of aggression.
23-08-2007 11:57Law and Disorder News From the Gagged! Collective...
23-08-2007 11:06“Brandishing shields, hurling missiles at riot police and knocking an officer off his horse – anarchists provoke skirmishes at BAA protest.”
This is what we read in all the mainstream newspapers on Monday.
23-08-2007 11:02it turned out that some anti-G8 activists contracted
lyme disease after being bitten by ticks on their way to blockades around
heiligendamm and rostock.
23-08-2007 08:17The US is using a hoary imperial tactic dating back to the Romans to dominate Iraq and to justify a long-term military presence in the country