UK Newswire Archive
11-06-2008 23:44…nearly 4 million displaced…more than 2000 trade unionists killed in the last two decades…40,000 citizens killed overall since 1998…more than 15,000 disappeared…
11-06-2008 23:41WARN Press Release: Serious Implications for Freedom of the Net and Civil Rights as Activist Jailed for 4 ½ Years
For immediate release: June 11th 2008
11-06-2008 22:07Now is the time for ALL activists to either get off facebook or to be very careful about the information they put up.
The Police are officially, openly, using facebook.
11-06-2008 21:18Criminal irresponsibility by the Economists and Government Authorities are stoking the fires of inflation
11-06-2008 20:00This December 1997 essay by the editor of Le Monde diplomatique kindlede the global justice movement Attac.
11-06-2008 18:17On Sunday the 29th of June thousands of pro-Israel supportters will hold a rally and festival in Trafalgar Square from 2pm to celebrate 60 years since the founding of Israel by the theft of Palestinian land and the forced expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians. See this : http://www.salutetoisrael.org We must be there to stop them!
11-06-2008 18:15Britain has secured a permanent right to opt out from the EU’s mandatory 48-hour working week
11-06-2008 17:25Demonstrate at 12 noon on Monday 16th June outside the London office of the European Commission at 8 Storey’s Gate, SW1P 3AT. See MAP overleaf [only on attachment: Storey's Gate runs North off Victoria St just before Parliament Square]. A letter of protest will be handed in. Bring placards, banners.
11-06-2008 17:11After their hunger strike was called off yesterday afternoon, the Soetwater Refugee Leadership Committee (RLC) met this morning and both the lower and upper camps have agreed to work together to end all intimidation in the Soetwater camp. They want all volunteers to be allowed back into the camp in order to restore camp stability. They would like to make it clear that they speak with one united voice when they call on the government to open negotiations with their elected body, in order to swiftly find a solution to the Soetwater crisis.
Capital, Culture, Power: Criminalisation and Resistance
2-4 July, 2008
Refugee Week programme docs (in various forms) are attached.
The week actually starts on Friday 13th June with a public meeting, food and live music at the SUMAC Centre on the evening of Friday 13th.
The official launch of the week takes place on Saturday 14th June: See Flyer for other events
President, on the nomination of Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's
Presidential Candidate in 2008
attended the recent Bilderberg conference in Virginia. This speculation arose
when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sneaked off for a secretive meeting
while in Virginia. As the AP reported, "Reporters traveling with Obama sensed
something might be happening between the pair when they arrived at Dulles
International Airport after an event in Northern Virginia and Obama was not
aboard the airplane. Asked at the time about the Illinois senator's
whereabouts, [Obama spokesman Robert] Gibbs smiled and declined to comment."
11-06-2008 13:49What Israel wants from the Americans, Israel gets - and in spades from Barack Obama. Along with Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Obama bent his knees to the breaking point in pleasing to please the annual conference of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC represents the rightwing politics of a small nation, but the fawning behavior of America's top politicians gave the impression of an Israeli empire, demanding tribute. Obama was generous with the U.S. treasury. "As president I will implement a Memorandum of Understanding that provides $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade," he vowed, earning thirteen rounds of sustained applause.