UK Newswire Archive
This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.IMEMC.org, for March 1st through to March 7th, 2008.
07-03-2008 18:38Winter Soldiers, veteran's discussion of actual action in both Afghanistan and Iraq, the reality, an open letter to the Anti-war movement.Opposition by veterans in the USA grows, this is not a remake of 1971.
Thomas Paine, to miracles, to the philosophy of morality and patriotism, northllaw comments, to a guided tour of Afghanistan by Frederick Engels.
07-03-2008 18:17Khoodeelaar! Campaign supporter, and Brick Lane London E1 ‘area’ Opposition councillor [on Tower Hamlets Council] Louise Alexander resigns on health grounds….
07-03-2008 17:27This, the first attempt to coordinate a national meeting for some time, was held in a beautiful old nursing home with extensive grounds at Headingley in Leeds. There was a good mixed turn out with squatters represented from many of the major towns in the uk, some protest sites and some travellers attending. All in all perhaps 30-40 people.
07-03-2008 17:24Find all the articles from the latest Shift magazine online at www.shiftmag.co.uk.
A call out for progressive groups to help defend our space on
the High Street - this Saturday and every Saturday at One.
radio show from the Rampart Social Centre in London featuring interviews,
radio plays, and music. Previously on the show we have had groups such
as No Borders, the AntiFa, and Bicycology. With International Women's
Day coming up on March 8th, the Dissident Island radio show will be
highlighting various new and established London-based feminist groups,
activities and actions.
07-03-2008 16:29Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines is an independently made documentary exposing the airline industry's dirtiest secret. It premiers at the Rich Mix Cinema in Bethnal Green, this Sunday at 1pm
07-03-2008 14:15A new web host for anonymous zines and comics has been set up, http://provisionalzine.blogspot.com.
07-03-2008 11:48In the aftermath of a confrontation between the crew of the whaling ship Nisshin Maru and the crew of the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin, the Japanese public relations flacks are working overtime to get the spin right. First, they admitted that warning shots were fired, then they corrected themselves and said that only flash grenades were fired at the crew of the Steve Irwin. Then they changed the story again and described the flash grenades as “warning balls.” By tomorrow morning, they may have it spun it again and may be describing them as “marshmallows.”
07-03-2008 11:09Jennette Arnold is chair of the Labour Group on the London Assembly. Whilst there might be a lot of people who read Indymedia that have little interest in what a Labour politician has to say, she sets out very convincingly an argument as to how voting in May's London Assembly elections for anyone but the BNP will decrease their chances of gaining any seats. The article is from the Guardian: http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/jennette_arnold/2008/03/why_i_fear_the_bnp.html
To summarise: Seats are awarded proportionally. The BNP need 5% of the vote to get a seat. The more people who vote for anyone other than the BNP, the more votes the BNP need to secure to win a seat. Simple as that!
07-03-2008 10:52Resumption of Removals to Zimbabwe!
Over the past few days many Zimbabwean's recently refused asylum, have received letters from the Boarder and Immigration Agency (BIA), saying that BIA, "is expecting shortly to be able to enforce returns to Zimbabwe". Most of the recipients of these letter are living in the North east/west of England. Also Zimbabweans with refugee status have received letters asking them if they would like to leave the UK voluntarily for a cash incentive.