UK Newswire Archive
22-05-2008 18:55On a recent trip to Belfast/Northern Ireland I wanted to find out who is really to be accepted as being a progressive force up there. The Left has generally supported those pro-catholics, who are working for a united Ireland as a part of a national liberation struggle from London rule. I decided to interview representatives of progressive parties on either side on the issues that socialists should really care about -- social issues -- to see how different they really are in their day-to-day politics in these current times of peace.
22-05-2008 18:24First English translation of piece showing the influence of the Situationist International on the homosexual rights movement in France in the 1970s.
22-05-2008 18:02Local newspaper journalists go on 5 day strike in York over below-inflation pay rises.
22-05-2008 17:58UNISON members in local government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will vote on strike action to begin in July, while teachers discuss co-ordinated action.
Without warning the Icelandic government authorized Icelandic whalers to begin their killing on May 20th in direct defiance of the global moratorium on commercial whaling. Iceland has rejoined the trinity of whale killing nations along with Japan and Norway. The three rogue whale killing nations have thumbed their noses at the international community to continue a criminal barbaric practice that has been outlawed under international law.
Also on the newswire: Norway Starts Whale Hunting Season
Previous features: Armed Canadian Coast Guard Storms Conservation Vessel | Nottingham Activist Returns From Whale Saving Mission In Antartica | Injured Among Sea Shepherd Crew As Japanese Military Open Fire | Activists Held Hostage By Japanese Whalers In Southern Ocean
More articles: Ocean Defence topic page
22-05-2008 15:21Mon 2nd June, 8pm - first in a series of Feminist Educationals, short talk followed by discussion.
22-05-2008 14:15Between the 14th and 15thof May, Roma camps in the Napoli area had to be evacuated and one camp was burned to the ground by mobs with links with the Camorra (Napoli's equivalent of Mafia). Police did not even try to stop the violence but helped the Roma evacuate. Mobs were threatening to lynch them.
In the same week police made nearly 400 arrests of suspected 'illegal' immigrants in raids across the country.
22-05-2008 13:46This is a summary of other legislations being now used to repress free assembly and political protest in the UK, apart from the one contained under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Sections 128-138 and 145-149)
22-05-2008 13:15There are places that will not listen to reason, continue to support an industry illegal in the UK, and cause massive suffering to geese and ducks, and for a 'delicacy'.
It is clear that there are places that have no limits to what they will place on the menu.
They will not listen to protesters and campaigners, now they are having to deal with the Animal Liberation Front, as they are realising to their increasing cost.
22-05-2008 11:13FBI agents who witnessed the torture of detainees at the US prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba created what they called a “war crimes” file documenting what they had seen, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
22-05-2008 09:43The BNP may not be standing, but nationally the greens are definetley part of the cure for fascism. This is not a an advocation of party politics or the current heirarchical political system or even the green party, voting can be part of changing things, on its on yes if it did "they" would try to ban it & BNP would unless we do something. Robert Smith is standing for greens in crewe today.
22-05-2008 07:50The cause of mass bee deaths has been established: pesticide products from chemical companies Bayer and Syngenta. They have been removed from sale in Germany. We should now pressure Bayer and regulators to remove them from sale elsewhere...
22-05-2008 07:45University of Sussex Student Union has backed the five Sussex students that have been denied legal aid by Brighton magistrates court. The five, part of a group of seven on trial, were denied legal aid on the basis that as students they are "intelligent enough to represent themselves".
What do they want besides spair body parts?. This bill has not gone fully through parliament so write to your MP,regional minister & MEP,+ Brown & Lord Darzi"health minister"+ Lord Drayson "gm corporate boss science minister.
Do we need a clone or a tortured vivisected chimera army?or spair bodies grown for rich people done by politically correct experimenting,sorry"helping" sick children?
22-05-2008 02:21As predicted: Unfortunately, anything ElBaradei says will be discarded or belittled by the US and Israel.
They may even try the same slimy tactics they used on his predecessor Hans Blix, where they attempted to smear him to discredit what he had to say professionally about Iraq not having WMDS.
Hans Blix was absolutely telling the truth; ElBaradei is doing the same with Iran.
But for the US and Israel, it is a very iinconvenient truth.
22-05-2008 02:20"The guideline of our policy has always been the idea that a permanent situation of no peace and a latent war is the best situation for us, and that it must be maintained at all costs. ... we are becoming stronger year by year in a situation of impending conflict where it is possible that actual fighting may break out from time to time. SUch wars will usually be short and the results guaranteed in advance, since the gap between us and the Arabs is increasing. In this way we shall move on from occupation to further occupation. ... this criminally mischievous policy has led us into the crisis we are living through today"
(Yeshayahu Leibowitz, 30 November 1973)
"We have not been seeking peace for twenty-five years -- all declarations to that effect have been no more than coloured statements or deliberate lies. There is of course no assurance that we could have made peace with the Arabs if we had wanted to. However, it has to be heavily emphasized that we have not only made no attempts to seek peace, but have deliberately and with premeditation, sabotaged every possibility of doing so."
(Yeshayahu Leibowitz, 30 November 1973)