UK Newswire Archive
08-10-2008 10:49Although not Zapatistas the 6 peasants murdered by the Mexican police were exercising their right to control over their territory in an area which has seen over 500 years of repression. Indigenous and peasant groups in Chiapas have faced a counterinsurgency war since the Zapatista uprising in 1994 resulting in massacres like that of 'Las Abejas' in Acteal in 1997 when 49 peasants were murdered.
08-10-2008 10:30The Paulson plan is desperate second bailout attempt by the US imperialists to get their economy functioning again as"normal" .It is a brilliant victory for the Third world peoples fighting protracted guerilla type wars to assert their rights to national independence .US militarism,its wars financed by deficit spending,has bought the imperialist economic system already running on credit to the point of economic meltdown.The UK partner in crime has a bank bailout too.But US imperialism plans to use this Crisis as oportunity to plunder the worlds weakend finance institution.
08-10-2008 09:33Regarding the current trillion-dollar “bailout bill” that has stricken the US and is threatening the EU countries - especially the UK - at present, there is an important fact to remember:
The main reason why the former communist system in Europe could exist while it existed: because the communist regimes and their banks were continuously rescued by a long series of “bailout bills”. They survived because they were kept alive by the global financial-political oligarchy; by the very same oligarchy that is at present regulating the global economy and which is ultimately responsible for the current crisis.
Ironically, the very same oligarchy that has been driving the world-economy toward a final collapse is at present blackmailing and threatening the world-economy with a final collapse, if it is not allowed to continue its course to drive world-economy into collapse.
08-10-2008 08:09The UK has no more money to borrow and even its existence is based on what it is worth in the financial industry, a made up thing where ordinary people fund the City on its potential. The City has been a parasite feeding off Londoners and the poor in the UK and the time has come for the fat bankers, lawyers and accountants to start paying for what they have done. RBS worked on leveraging but what was it actually worth, hardly anything but it bought off rail companies charging high prices for nothing, all the banks deserve nothing .... money is worthless
08-10-2008 07:13For the second time in as many weeks Sussex university students have demonstrated their determination to drive the University Royal Navy Unit (royal navy recruitment organisation on uni campuses) into the sea.
08-10-2008 01:27Just over a month till the next network-wide No Borders Gathering, to be held in Newcastle on 8 & 9 November. The Gathering will be a chance to discuss, network and plan, and to build on the discussions held at the last network-wide Gathering, held in Manchester earlier this year.
08-10-2008 00:58The Shut Down the Camp Initiative calls for a day of action against the Sandholm refugee camp in North Zealand, Denmark. To do this we need all the help we can get. On the 25. of October we are planning a massive civil disobedience action. Our aim is to dismantle the Sandholm camp, and thereby physically challenge the racism of the Danish refugee policy.
07-10-2008 22:31London Socialist Film Co-op screening and discussion at the Renoir on Sunday 12 October 2008 at 10.30am.
07-10-2008 18:45Amdani Juma is in immediate danger of deportation. Please come to the demonstration at 12.30pm in Market Square this Saturday (11th Oct) to show your support. The demonstration will insist that the Home Office remove the threat of deportation for Amdani.
07-10-2008 18:33Armed racist Ellis Hammond's police links 'kept from court'
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Tuesday October 07, 2008
07-10-2008 16:25A public meeting with Phil Booth, National Coordinator, and Matty Mitford, Local Groups Coordinator from NO2ID.
Everyone is welcome, newcomer or not, curious or committed. Help stop the rise of the database state.
07-10-2008 15:24The Government has been exposed as completely misquoting a couple of researchers whose report they have used to justify the new workfare proposals in the Green Paper — “No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility”, where the report based on a study of the effect on the labour market in Australia of the introduction of a workfare scheme there actually found that as a result, the very long term unemployed in fact grew by 68%!
07-10-2008 14:59The no news commuter paper the Evening Standard gives New Zealander Judith Mayhew centre stage. Mayhew was effectively knighted for her City Corporation dirty work which destroyed the rights of the poor, took masses of corporate welfare and began a programme of displacing ordinary people in London to realise the dreams of property developers. According to Evading Standards, Mayhew is against the sex shops. She might be but I have never heard this woman talk about the lap top clubs sited in poorer parts of London which sit there to feed the worse types of the City. Mayhew like her disgusting City friends wants Crossrail scheme to provide transport needs for bankers and property profits for developers is supported by both Mayor Livingstone and Mayor Johnson. Thankfully Mayhew who is an insult to women has no children as she continues to drive her "any cost" policies in London.
Instead of obtaining the vote one hundred years ago, it is now the environment and Kyoto II.