UK Newswire Archive
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11-09-2007 21:58Following is a message from the Friends of Pegah, for background information about her case see: "Save Pegah Emambakhsh from British Prison and Iranian Lashes" http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2007/08/379602.html
We have some good news at last! Pegah was granted bail this morning, is now out of Yarls Wood Detention Centre and back with people who will love and care for her. The Court of Appeal have also agreed to hear her case. It will be listed within the next couple of weeks and will be heard sometime in the next few months, we believe.
11-09-2007 21:40General enthusiasm for this event is very high. A feeling of frustration, and therefore energy for exploring activist options, is strong on campus. This is the joint result of the ongoing managerialism that afflicts the ‘teaching factory’ at all levels, alongside the wider malaise of neo-liberal war-mongering imperialism/Border-ism evident in the current conjuncture, everywhere. The role of the university in relation to borders between people and knowledge, between different knowledges, between peoples, between students, between students who pay ‘overseas’ fees and those who pay too much (‘training’ for industrial gain, paid for by the student??) and the ever extended morale crush that afflicts staff… linked to the obsolescence of older ideas of ‘education’ in favour of opportunism and productivity… Exclusions and …racism, murder-death-kill… there is much good reason to explore these concerns in our workshop.
11-09-2007 20:41This was the session two at the UK Defence System conference in Mayfair
SESSION 2: Protecting Freedom of the Seas, Littorals and Choke Points if Globalisation breaks down
11-09-2007 19:5611 September 2007
Arms fair opens in London to wave of protest
An international arms fair opening in London today was met with a wave of protest from local residents, community leaders, politicians and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). The comedian and writer Mark Thomas addressed a peaceful demonstration organised by CAAT outside the event. The fair, Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi), will run from today until Friday at the Excel Centre in Newham, east London.
11-09-2007 18:29Five female detainees from Zimbabwe in Yarl's Wood detention centre have gone on hunger strike yesterday (Monday, 10 September). They are demanding to be released from detention.
11-09-2007 17:47Our speaker is an IndyOaxaca activist, indigenous to the mixed territory of oaxaca and an avid community radio, video and print and independent media activist.
11-09-2007 17:37LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ATTEMPTING TO SELL OFF 40% OF CARDIFF BUS - ONE OF THE FEW BUS SERVICES STILL OWNED BY A LOCAL COUNCIL.
CONTACT: Respect_Yourself_Cardiff@hotmail.co.uk to get involved in the campaign to stop this!
11-09-2007 16:05Are you a recently released ex-con and want to both help CAPS and be on prime-time TV news?
11-09-2007 15:45The City backed Crossrail scheme which is reported in the corporate press and by Government department's as costing £10-15 billion will in fact cost more than £30 billion and taxpayers will also be expected to underwrite the scheme, service the debt interest and Mr Livingstone has also kindly offered to raise fares so the poorest people of London and commuters can subsidise a rail scheme that will primarily benefit the City and Canary Wharf - yes you guessed it the richest part of London. Write down the names of any MPs who say Crossrail is a good idea. Name and shame is about to arrive in Westminster.
Tuesday 11th September
Oxford Town Hall, 7.15 - 9.30
The UK has Europe's most privatised criminal justice system. It is second only to the United States in terms of the number of private prisons, which currently hold around 10% of the prisoner population. In addition to private prisons, the country has privately operated 'secure training centres' for young offenders, prisoner escort services, electronic monitoring programmes, a wide range of non-custodial services in publicly run prisons, as well as privately financed, built and operated court complexes, police complexes and probation hostels. In short, the UK currently represents the second-largest private prison market in the world. And immigration prisons are no exception.. except that they are not called prisons any more.