UK Newswire Archive
17-04-2008 13:30DISABLED PEOPLES' DIRECT ACTION NETWORK - PRESS RELEASE
DISABLED CAMPAIGNERS - RESISTING POLITICAL INCAPACITY AND DEMANDING AN END
ACTION: Disabled Campaigners are planning to protest against the DWP
(Adelphi House, 1 to 10 John Adams Street, WC2) at lunchtime today (17th
We will be delivering a letter for James Purnell (Work and Pensions
Secretary) and will be requesting a meeting with him.
17-04-2008 13:13People campaigning against the Govt's draconian welfare reforms have occupied a major DWP office in London
17-04-2008 13:03This morning thirty activist of "agrocrisis" blocked the gates of the Cargill factory in Ghent (Belgium). Several activist are chained to the main gate blocking entrance to trucks.
17-04-2008 12:23Five members of the Edinburgh Clown Army (1) were detained and charged after a peaceful and humorous biofuels protest in Bruntsfield (2). They were charged with a breach of the peace on Wed 16th, despite eye witness accounts stating that they were peaceful and friendly. The Clowns were all treated badly, and one woman was singled out and intimidated by the police while she was in custody.
17-04-2008 11:48It should be very fluffy and fun and it's next to the beach!
Critical Mass and Demo at Sizewell Nuclear Power Station
Mayday Mayday: Invasion of the Climate Snatchers
17-04-2008 09:40‘They rose above their status as prisoners, and became, for a few days …what rebels in Attica had demanded a generation before them: men. As such, they did not betray each other; they did not dishonour each other; they reached beyond their prison “tribes” to reach commonality.’ Mumia Abu-Jamal
17-04-2008 07:52A fundraiser for Keep Our NHS Public is being held in Brighton this weekend.
17-04-2008 07:43The Times just published a Freedom of Information request about the location of the 15 British sailors 'kidnapped' by Iran last March. The Defence Secretary told parliament that they were in Iraqi waters when he already knew that this was a lie. The Iraqi brigadier in charge of these waters immediately rubbished UK claims but was ignored in the mainstream media.
We encountered some Iraqi refugee's and a large number of police officers.
16-04-2008 23:24Workers at homelessness charity Shelter will be striking on 24 April alongside tens of thousands of other workers against attacks on pay and conditions.
16-04-2008 21:23Download for free a Zip file containing 283 high-resolution artworks (cartoons, photomontages, comics) produced by me from 2002 to March, 2008. All the artworks can be freely reproduced, without my formal permission.
16-04-2008 19:45As night falls across the US, the sun will rise in Paris, where the largest polluters in the world will address the problem of global warming cause by carbon emmisions.
On April 24, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will hold the first national teachers strike in more than twenty years. Angry at a below inflation pay award, NUT members across the country have voted for industrial action at a ratio of four to one.
With real terms pay cuts being the in thing in the public sector right now, civil servants in the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and further education lecturers in the University and College Union (UCU) have also voted to strike on the same day.
In Nottingham there will be a march from The Forest Recreation Ground at 10am, with a rally at the Congregation Hall, Castle Gate at 11am. Speakers will include Martin Sleath (Unison - who aren't striking), Mary Pope (PCS), Helen Bowler (UCU) and Liam Conway (NUT).
To give some insight into why teachers are striking, I interviewed Liam Conway, the Joint Secretary of Notts NUT and began by asking him what his impressive sounding title actually entails.