UK Newswire Archive
15-10-2007 16:46By means of legal threats and with the connivance of the trade union bureaucracy, Royal Mail hopes to end the postal dispute and achieve its aim of overturning working conditions and pension rights, and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs.
This speech was delivered on September 13 in Wahington at the Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS) by the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, ahead of his diplomatic visit to Ankara the following week.
15-10-2007 14:12A group of activists leafletted the Royal Bank of Scotland in Broomhill, Sheffield as part of a National Day of Action. Over 20 actions have taken place all around the country including banks being locked up in Norwich and polar bears blockading in Bristol. This is all part of a campaign against the Royal Bank of Scotland which invests heavily in oil and gas, which is accelerating climate change.
15-10-2007 13:55Full report with photos to hopefully follow soon, but here's a quick summary!
15-10-2007 13:2317 activists arrested, denied bail. 300+ Police raid houses across the country
15 Oct 2007 (Updated)
This was on ceefax briefly, just read the latest at the enclosed link
Guess they needed some terrorists to terrorise, sorry arrest.
15-10-2007 12:25The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don’t know how to handle victory.
This might seem an odd thing to say because of a lot of us haven’t been feeling particularly victorious of late. Most anarchists today feel the global justice movement was kind of a blip: inspiring, certainly, while it lasted, but not a movement that succeeded either in putting down lasting organizational roots or transforming the contours of power in the world. The anti-war movement was even more frustrating, since anarchists and anarchist tactics were largely marginalized. The war will end, of course, but that’s just because wars always do. No one is feeling they contributed much to it.
15-10-2007 11:56Captain Codeye the result of a failed genetic experiment involving quasimodos sister & a crazy austrian half pint with 1 ball is in Nottingham tuesday,
details on transport & protest.
15-10-2007 10:50People in Manchester are outside the RBS regional HQ.
15-10-2007 10:22OBJECT (AGAIN!) - SAY NO TO MORE INCINERATION!
Yes, you've heard about these plans before, and yes, you objected so much they were thrown out by the Council.
But WRG have ignored this democratic decision and re-submmitted their plans to expand Nottingham's dirty Eastcroft Incinerator. Time for us to shout even louder...
15-10-2007 06:52Ahmed Belbacha has been held in Guantánamo Bay for nearly six years. In February this year, he was cleared for releases and deemed to pose no threat at all but has remained there as he cannot return to Algeria where his life will be in danger and the Foreign Secretary did not include him on the list of British residents whose return he sought in a letter to the American government in August.