UK Newswire Archive
I was appalled to see that an article about the successful gaining of an important funding bid for further development of renewable energy sources was accompanied by a picture with the caption: 'Cutting Edge Technology: Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station', in last weeks edition of the Evening Post's 'Business Post'.
05-10-2007 08:08The ECONOMIST website has 'let slip' in the last 20 hours that Gordon Brown's now trumpeted decision to 'give the go-ahead' to the CRASSrail scam was, indeed, a scam.
05-10-2007 00:41CIRCUS MONDEO ARE DUE TO PITCH UP THEIR ANIMAL CIRCUS ON LAND BELONGING TO CASTLEFORD TIGERS RFLG FROM SUNDAY FOR A WEEK.
05-10-2007 00:17`We've been conditioned to think that education must be expensive, that it is too complex for ordinary people and must be left to experts, and that it is so vital it is best organised by large and powerful institutions, like the local education authority or the state. Like most things we are taught to believe, this is a lie.' - The Nihilst
04-10-2007 23:15Hospital workers in Leicestershire were shocked and outraged by the news that interim Chief Executive for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Derek Smith, will be paid £100,000 for three months work. Meanwhile, Wolverhampton healthworkers face a pay cut.
04-10-2007 23:09Royal Mail workers have started the first of two 48-hour walkouts over pay and conditions since the suspension of strike action for talks in August.
04-10-2007 22:34Everyone likes surprises, and the brutal military regime that has ruled Burma since 1990 are no exception. Back in September 2005 people were dumbfounded to hear that the generals had moved the capital 400 miles to the north; almost two years later they woke up to find the cost of diesel – the country’s main fuel - had doubled, while that of gas – much used by private bus companies following orders from a greenwashing junta – increased by five times.
04-10-2007 20:52Insiders report that the Atomic Weapons Establishment has already commenced work on a successor warhead to Trident, despite there having been no parliamentary debate or vote on the matter.
04-10-2007 18:49burma demo saturday 6th 11am at the tate, going to trafalgar sq.Theres also a constant vigil at Parliment Sq & demos happening at Burmese embassy near greene park.
There will petals thrown from westminster bridge & stuff tied to downing street during the march.
transport form nottingham to London
04-10-2007 18:11There will be an anti-racism march in Manchester on 3 November 2007, in defence of all asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants and all victims of racism.
04-10-2007 16:20As the United States is the sole superpower and empire in the world today, most commentators focus primarily just on relations between America and Iran to explain the current situation developing between the two countries, usually not going further back than just a few years, and as far back as the mainstream media will tell the story is to 1979, when Iran had a revolution, in which they threw out the Shah of Iran, who was backed by the Americans and British, and replaced that form of secular government with a religious one. However, as important as this event was between Iranian and American relations, it is important to go further back to truly understand the dynamic relations that the United Kingdom, and later, the United States (the Anglo-American alliance) have had with Iran.
04-10-2007 14:35The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has announced further strike action by 130,000 postal workers to pressure Royal Mail to increase its paltry wage offer. But behind the scenes the union is working to sell the company’s Business Plan and the “total flexibility” it demands to its members.
04-10-2007 14:18Prayer flags and march for Burma's future
Birmingham city centre
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
04-10-2007 13:33DO SOMETHING ABOUT BURMA IN CARDIFF - SPREAD THE WORD!
French oil company Total is one of the biggest foreign investors in Burma. It has been propping up the violent and oppressive regime there for years. It has even used army-imposed forced labour to construct a gas pipeline accross the country.
04-10-2007 13:26I feel like an eco-fraud. There’s me thinking that we should be protecting the land, the sea and the atmosphere from the profit motives of large corporations, and then a big group of like-minded people come along with a signed document saying the opposite and repeatedly hit you round the face with it.
04-10-2007 13:20One very effective way of removing power from a despotic regime is by taking over the tools of control. You can bring down the 'master' using the master's tools - you just have to be clever about it - and persistent.
04-10-2007 12:51Impressive police operation target an action planned on the 3r of October ,
International Day for the Right to Housing and against property speculation
04-10-2007 11:12A cross-party group of MP's last night unanimously condemned the British media for a lack of objectivity when reporting on Iran.
04-10-2007 11:11People are still dying in the 'Banana Republics' for the fruit served in Tescos, Sainsbury's and so on...