UK Newswire Archive
12-11-2008 16:35One astute observation made by a friend surrounding the US elections is that not voting for/being excited about Obama would be like not celebrating/being excited about Christmas. The analogy was actually more profound than intended, since not only are both events extravaganzas that bring people together, happen rarely, and make people feel good, they are also events whose founding principles have zero fundamental substance.
12-11-2008 15:54the local press have picked up on the campaign , launched by Bath Activist Network against bank bailouts/recession.
the first action of this campaign will be a protest in Bath city centre on saturday the 22nd of Nov. Assemble at 12.30pm infront of Bath Abbey, Bath.
the campaign is picking up momentum, and we are hoping for the largest turnout possible - so get yerself down to the demo!
For more info, to get involved, or to order some flyers and posters, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
12-11-2008 14:58If you can, get yerself up/down to Manc where Clarion Events, new owners of bomb pimping show Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi), will be at Manchester Central (to us locals it will always be the GMEX) 14 - 16th Nov.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Wednesday November 12 2008
12-11-2008 13:25** Solidarity demo with migrants in Calais, outside the French Tourist
Board, 300 High Holborn, London - this Friday Nov 14th 1-2pm **
12-11-2008 13:10The inhabitants of 87 Ashley Road woke up this morning to a garden full of cops and bailliffs here to evict them from the house that is a home to around 15 people, and make them homeless.
Rooftop occupation happening right now!
12-11-2008 11:11one of the 2 girls was released yesterday from prision
12-11-2008 11:00This is part of a series of blogs from a delegation of eight people from Brighton who have just arrived back from the Tubas region of occupied Palestine. The delegation is part of the project by the Brighton-Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group. The group's aims are to highlight Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in the region, raise awareness about life under occupation and create practical solidarity links between grassroots organisations in Brighton and the Tubas region.
This is an excerpt from Therezia's blog
12-11-2008 10:33Lex Wotton
Townsville Correctional Centre
PO Box 5574 , Townsville
Qld 4810, AUSTRALIA
11-11-2008 23:32More than 5.000 prisoners in hungerstrike, another 6.500 boycotting prison meals.
11-11-2008 22:06The financial crisis which really began in the summer 2007 with the first bankruptcies of funds specializing in the famous American subprimes, has inexorably increased its sheer magnitude before entering its acute phase commencing at the end of this summer.
For a year the highest ranking financial and political officials in the world, as faithfully reported by all the international media, constantly minimized its extension, being mightily pleased, after each attack of the speculative fever, with the promptitude of the central banks and governments to administer the adequate remedy for the financial system, and regularly announcing the end of the crisis and the pursuit of economic growth.
11-11-2008 21:58Despite the aura of hope that Obama's presidency has brought, the fact remains that the "war on terror" is as entrenched as ever. It continues to claim lives, curtail civil liberties and fuel Islamophobia - all with the complicity of much of the British media.
11-11-2008 20:23Two former Scottish banking executives, Sir Peter Burt and Sir George Mathewson, have announced a bid to take control of the failed bank HBOS to stop the government-brokered takeover by Lloyds TSB and keep it “independent”. This independence is to be paid for with billions in government cash taken out of the pockets of working people.
11-11-2008 19:14Friday 6th of November saw Gateway to Hell activists in Belgium publicly launch a new initiative to stop all experiments on Non-Human Primates, (NHPs), in Belgium...and thus make Belgium the first country to entirely ban invasive primate research.
Please support their campaign.....