UK Newswire Archive
27-09-2007 22:57Reports Saddam offered to go into exile surfaced last year from the UAE.  The same report has just emerged from Spain, with the added information that Bush believed Saddam could be assasinated.
This confirms that the war wasn't about regime change in the slightest.
27-09-2007 22:19Around 30 activists blockaded a Total petrol station to protest against the company's heavy involvement with the military junta in Burma which is responsible for the deaths of several protesters in just the last few days.
27-09-2007 22:07Around 25 protesters blockaded a Total petrol station in Bradford today in solidarity with the Burmese people.
27-09-2007 18:58Large numbers of protesters rallied outside the Burmese embassy, before marching to the Chinese embassy to demand China's support for the pro-democracy uprising in Burma.
27-09-2007 18:36WMR has learned from U.S. and foreign intelligence sources that the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, were destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
27-09-2007 18:24The military in Burma (Myanmar) unleashed its troops yesterday on unarmed demonstrators in a bid to stamp out mounting protests against the junta’s stifling rule, and price rises that have made life for broad layers of working people unbearable.
27-09-2007 18:17while 'red' ken and his gla can offer no explanation for the continued 2-metre high fencing around parliament square, and while burmese demonstrators are hassled by inspector price of the met for not asking permission to protest about the sudden crackdown by the burmese military, we are still waiting for gordon brown to honour his 'promise' of repealing the SOCPA law banning 'unauthorised' protest near parliament.
27-09-2007 18:09Tony Woodley, leader of the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G), used a column in the Guardian this week to set out his union’s campaign over the plight of temporary agency workers.
27-09-2007 18:04Launch of online petition to pressure the Beijing government:
27-09-2007 16:10To show solidarity with Burmese there is a move to wear a red shirt tomorrow Friday 28th
27-09-2007 15:39Hands Off Iraqi Oil is a UK coalition opposing any foreign exploitation of Iraq's oil reserves that rips off the Iraqi people. Members include Corporate Watch, Iraq Occupation Focus, Jubilee Iraq, Naftana, PLATFORM, Voices UK, and War on Want.
Finally the Imperial Senate calls for Iraq's partition.
This time the Police had clearly had enough and were determined to get a conviction. In January Pauline was protesting at the death of Caroline Powell a mother of five who had been found dead in her cell. When Pauline did her usual action of blocking the Prison van trying to enter it took the local Police nearly an hour and a half to show up. When they arrived they came prepared with 3 vehicles 6 officers and an evidence gathering cameraman. It was very clear that this time they intended to get a conviction.
Sadly for the cops they could not be bothered (amongst other things) to check the local boundaries, i.e. where the highway finished and the crown property started. They also did not endear themselves to the court by changing the charge against Pauline midway through the process. Her acquittal is a victory for prisoner rights campaigners everywhere.
The photos below have not been published until now for legal reasons.
What a wanker!
27-09-2007 13:25Members of the Palestinian delegaton to Brighton went to the weekly noisy demonstration outside EDO MBM in Home Farm Road, Brighton, yesterday to express their anger at the manufacturers of components for weapons used on thier families by the Israeli military.