UK Newswire Archive
20-09-2007 21:57A Preston councillor has asked questions about the democracy of decision making about key decisions affecting the future of Preston's Town Centre, and of the ecology of the River Ribble - but what does democracy really mean in Preston, when council officials, directly involved in the decisions affecting our future, are leaving our town like rats leaving a sinking ship?
20-09-2007 21:51Call it a rerun, so pathetically reminiscent of the transparent neocon one act plays conducted on the United Nations stage, primarily to lend a gleam of legitimacy to a series of war crimes. In fact, the neocons do not want sanctions against Iran—they want to flatten the country and kill as many Iranians as possible—and this time around they will not take their manufactured lies to the United Nations, as they ordered Colin Powell to present his ludicrous dog and pony show, complete with charts and test tubes.
In the waning hours of the Bush administration, they will simply attack Iran and leave the mess for Hillary to clean up.
20-09-2007 21:29Gordon Brown plans to build 3 million new homes in the coming years. It seems Cambridgeshire is going to be one of the first counties to be on the recieving end of these plans, but at what cost?
20-09-2007 19:54Craig Murray, the outspoken former British Ambassador in Uzbekistan has had his web site taken down by it's host, Fasthosts. This comes after an article by him attracted legal threats, "Alisher Usmanov, potential Arsenal chairman, is a Vicious Thug, Criminal, Racketeer, Heroin Trafficker and Accused Rapist":
20-09-2007 19:47“It's a war” explained the man from Oaxaca, “a real war”. Talking to people taking part in the first UK NoBorders camp near Gatwick today, our man from Oaxaca explained that the people are doing what they can to protect their own physical, economic and future security.
20-09-2007 18:25Don´t forget: Behind each game there is a company...
20-09-2007 17:30Report from action received at 5.45pm. People have arrived in Crawley centre from the camp, and are handing out leaflets and the Gatwick X-press, a free paper about the action to local people. Two Banners are being displayed with the slogans "NO BORDERS" and "Freedom of Movement for ALL People." Some locals are expressing an interest, although the fact that there are more police officers than campers may be putting some off.
20-09-2007 17:21There will be a weekend of action at Staverton airport (between Cheltenham and Gloucester) in October to protest against the planned expansion. See http://kevsclimatecolumn.blogspot.com/2007/09/your-invite-to-camp-hope.html
Campers at the No Border camp near Gatwick, spent the morning putting finishing touches to the campsite, and after lunch attended a variety of workshops. Topics included an overview of detention centres in the UK, activist trauma, FIT Watch, and a presentation by the Israeli Anarchists Against The Wall.
Police presence outside the camp has been fairly low key, and the new shift brought with it CO2558, Steve Discombe of the Met's Forward Intelligence Team, whose boredom has been relieved by various Fit Watch activities. Vehicles are being allowed in and out unimpeded, although the police are doing what they can to photograph all those who enter.
Since the workshops ended at 4pm, campers have been making their way to Crawley Town Centre, where they are engaged in meeting local people, handing out flyers and a free paper, the Gatwick X-press in order to publicise the action and the reasons behind it to local people.This may go some way to countering the disinformation printed in a front page article in the local paper, the Mid Sussex Times. Entitled "Safety fears as demonstrators camp in village", the article outlines the concerns of a local councillor, before going on to explain the issues behind the camp.
After meeting with local people, campers will move onto a gig near Crawley station to listen to bands and share food.
20-09-2007 16:26Using the UK Freedom of Information Act, War Resisters' International finally obtained the regulations governing the right to conscientious objection for the three branches of the British Armed Forces , in time to examine them for a counter-report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which will examine the United Kingdoms human rights record in its sessions in October 2007 and July 2008 .
20-09-2007 16:14Corporate globalization or "New World Order" as it is also called is the economic agenda of U.S. Protestant Dominionists.
20-09-2007 15:11An exciting new student activist project is being launched later this year. The “Student Climate Project” is being set up by students to contribute to the building of a mass student anti-climate change movement. What sort of action do you want to take on Climate Change? Is there any issue that is more important? Students have driven social change in the past. Now we must rise to the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.
6.30-9pm Weds 3 October 2007
at Garden Court Chambers, Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2 (Holborn tube station)
Chair: Frances Webber Garden Court Chambers
Nafeez Ahmed Institute for Policy Research & Development (IPRD)
Detective Superintendent (ret.) Des Thomas former Deputy Head, CID Constabulary, Hampshire
Les Levidow CAMPACC
Rachel North 7/7 survivor, author, Out of the Tunnel
James Oury Oury Clark Solicitors, representing the 7/7 Inquiry Group
20-09-2007 11:37Brendan O'Neill's dreadful article on the Guardian's "Comment is Free" site, In the other camp, ends with this conclusion:
So, are you a green or are you a supporter of completely free migration? Because it seems to me at least that you cannot be both. You're either in the Gatwick camp or the Heathrow camp. Make your choice.