UK Newswire Archive
18-10-2007 20:09The political situation in Poland before the parliamentary elections (scheduled for 21 October), is dominated by competition between two parties of the right. These are Law and Justice (PiS) (now in power) and Civic Platform (PO). Both represent right populist politics, but of different kinds.
18-10-2007 19:09Police raid houses across Aotearoa under anti-terrorism legislation, at least a dozen arrests.
18-10-2007 18:52There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ‘08 elections.
18-10-2007 18:48There will be a protest and campaign stall at Church Street, Liverpool, from 12pm. All campaigns, organisations and anti-racists are invited. Defend all asylum seekers! No to deportations!
18-10-2007 18:42On October 10, the BBC’s Ten O’Clock News led with the story that a High Court Judge had found nine “errors” in Al Gore’s climate film, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, which the UK government has been sending to schools around the country. As a result, by way of “balance”, the government will now be required to include “guidance notes” with the film. (BBC news online, ‘Gore climate film's “nine errors”,’ October 11, 2007; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7037671.stm)
18-10-2007 17:56Sons of Paradise is new play about the fictional last surviver of WW1. He is offered a state funeral but feels his body is to used, as it was 90 years previously, for political ends.
18-10-2007 17:34No Borders Nottingham presents an evening to discuss
the idea of a world without borders and how we might
get there. We hope to make you angry & inspired!
Vigil calling for his immediate, safe return. Bring Lovinsky Home!
Friday 19 Oct 5.30-6.30pm, Edith Cavell Statue, Trafalgar Square More details: http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/Haiti/BringLovinskyHome.htm
Sign the petition! http://www.petitiononline.com/august/petition.html
18-10-2007 16:10Paul Hills is the Managing director of EDO MBM - a Brighton based arms company
See the pdf here: https://lists.riseup.net/www/d_read/gagged/gagged20.pdf
18-10-2007 15:43Sell out deal is a stab in the back for striking postal workers and threatens to derail the strike - for a rank and file conference of postal workers to campaign for a no vote and fight to restart the strikes!
18-10-2007 14:45In the US the homeland security complex has expanded enormously thanks to the Bush-Cheney mafia. Here in Britain its growth has been less obvious since only the Conservatives have spoken openly of the need for a formal Homeland Security Department to take over from the MoD. What I would like to know is are the foot soldiers of private security companies little more than extras from Dads Amy?
18-10-2007 14:40Protestors from No Agrofuels UK blockaded DI oils refinery and offices this morning to raise awareness of the detrimental impact of agrofuels. The protest was timed to coincide with the national Biofuels Conference in Newark.
18-10-2007 13:42At the beginning of October, the Labour government “activated” part three of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) granting various branches of the state wide powers to access telephone records without recourse to a judge.
18-10-2007 13:35"Such constant rhetoric and legislation concerning conscription, in addition to warmongering with Iran and the continuation of the "war on terror" mantra has led some, including Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration Paul Craig Roberts , to warn that absent any real threat or attack, the Bush administration could stage false flag events and terror attacks in order to reinstate the draft, enhance military presence in the middle east and ultimately attack Iran."