UK Newswire Archive
09-06-2008 17:35The attempt of Bradford & Bingley (B&B), the UK’s largest buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage lender, to raise more capital has stoked fears about the health of Britain’s largest banks. It presages job losses and rent and mortgage repayment hikes for millions of families, as the banks seek to recoup their losses.
09-06-2008 17:24The new Conservative mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced sweeping measures to ramp up police powers. After a series of highly publicised knifings in central London last month, the mayor called for a policy of “zero tolerance” and “immediate operational response.” This announcement neatly dovetailed with the launch of a £3 million public relations campaign funded by the Home Office.
CHICKEN LIBERATION DEDICATED TO PRISONER SEAN KIRTLEY (UK)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE RAID (France)
HUNTING TOWER TORCHED (Italy)
HUNDREDS FREED (Sweden)
ACTION DEDICATED TO IMPRISONED AUSTRIAN ACTIVISTS (Mexico)
CIRCUS POSTERS DESTROYED (Ireland)
11 CHICKS LIBERATED (Italy)
MORE STOCKHOLM MADNESS (Sweden)
"FREE SEAN KIRTLEY"(UK)
- Dr Martin Balluch, Chairman of the Association against Animal Factories (VGT)
09-06-2008 16:16Statement of the War Resisters' International Executive Committee
London, 9 June 2008
War Resisters' International is very concerned about the death threats received by its Colombian affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin. Last week, Red Juvenil received death threats in the name of "Aguilas Negras" (Black Eagles) , a name widely used by groups of supposedly demobilised paramilitaries.
On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May 2008, Red Juvenil de Medellín received the following message from email@example.com: "Death to anarchists disguised as a pacifists. No more concerts of drugs and communists. No further notice." The threats were directed at eight named members and close friends of Red Juvenil , and signed Aguilas Negras.
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09-06-2008 13:23Rob McCartney has published several articles on Indymedia about fraud and corruption on MOD Equipment contracts. He posted links to one on the British Army Rumour Service website to promote discussion among members of the armed forces. The site admin supported attempts to intimidate him for raising the issue, even though it was a clear breech of their own rules.
protest against British government's treatment of asylum seekers and remembering those who died while
seeking asylum here due to self-harm, denial of medical treatment, destitution, hazardous working conditions
or racist attacks.
09-06-2008 10:49Here is an artcile from the local press in Kent about the forthcoming camp for climate action plannet for this August in the country.
09-06-2008 09:24An article in a local newspaper in canada this week reveals yet another groups planning to squat an abandoned-building to create some kind of radical community resource. The
09-06-2008 08:54Westminster bollocks and public order
09-06-2008 07:05parc aberporth,as good as EDO and MBM 25 -26 JUNE
09-06-2008 00:56For those who source of info is the western media, here is something youy may not have heard about recent events in Zimbawbwe.
09-06-2008 00:45THE actions confirmed it all. Soon after the BBC World Debate on "Political Transitions: Africa’s Achilles", that was conducted at the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa here last Friday, the representatives from the MDC showed who their true masters were.
The leader of the other MDC faction, Professor Arthur Mutambara, who was not part of the panellists to the debate, rushed to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms Jendayi Frazer, the way a little school boy would rush to his father to report some bullies at school.
08-06-2008 19:23"Mofaz's threat against Iran was the most explicit from a member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government, which has preferred to hint at a possible use of force.
Khazaee's letter said the Security Council's history of failing to act against Israel "has emboldened it to continue and even increase its unlawful behaviors and policies."