UK Newswire Archive
18-11-2008 20:18A call out for a national day of action to demonstrate against BMI Airlines' participation in the forced removal if migrants from the UK
//some personal experiences at the Castor blockades, plus summary of actions
18-11-2008 18:42A truck load of horse manure was left at the front gate of the premises to symbolise growing discontent with the company’s intimate connection to violence against Palestinians living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
18-11-2008 18:24While expectations may be high that the incoming Obama administration will
reverse many of the worst features of the Bush regime--from warrantless
wiretapping, illegal detention, torture, "targeted assassinations" and
preemptive war--now that the cheering has stopped, expect more of the same.
According to The Wall Street Journal , "President-elect Barack Obama is
unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration
intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to
create tension within the Democratic Party."
18-11-2008 18:06The full BNP Membership List has been leaked online to an anonymous blog.
Why Human Rights?
Wednesday 10th December, 6pm
New Theatre, LSE Houghton St WC2 (nearest tube Holborn/Temple)
18-11-2008 15:40Takes place in Swansea this Saturday November 22
18-11-2008 15:07UK pilots consider possibility of industrial action over ID cards
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Tuesday November 18 2008
The fishermen and the human right's observers were transferred from 3 separate boats to the Israeli warships. Other Palestinian fishermen reported that the 3 boats were seen being taken north by the Israeli Navy.
The three internationals are Andrew Muncie from Scotland, Darlene Wallach from the United States and Victor Arrigoni from Italy. The U.K., U.S. and Italian embassies in Tel Aviv have been contacted and know about the abductions.
Please call the Israeli Ministry of Justice at +972 26 46 66 66 and register your outrage over these illegal actions by the Israeli Navy. Then call the Embassies in Jerusalem and make sure they know that many of us are appalled by Israel's illegal search and seizure.
Stephen Brown, UK Consulate +972 25 41 41 00
U.S. Consulate General + 972-2-6227230
Luigi MATTIOLO, Italian Ambassador +972 3 5104004
Caoimhe (Gaza) + 972 598 273 960
Donna (Gaza) + 972 598 836 420
Fida (Gaza - Arabic) – + 972 599 681 669
ISM Media Office - + 972 2-2971824
18-11-2008 12:54In an interview with the Guardian, Border and Immigration minister Phil Woolas has accused the many volunteers, NGO workers and human rights lawyers who work for asylum charities as "an industry with a vested interest". He even asserts that immigration lawyers are undermining the law and are "playing the system".
18-11-2008 12:35Anti-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof charged $100,000 to go to Melbourne and give a speech about world suffering. Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis, at a Crown casino function on Thursday night.
18-11-2008 12:13...But the flight will still go ahead this evening for the Afghanis detained in UK, currently held in Colnbrook deportation centre.
18-11-2008 11:46Biometric ID cards will come into force for non-EU students and spouses from 25th November and will be issued from offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, London(Croydon), Glasgow, Liverpool, and Sheffield.
18-11-2008 10:14Photos/Reports - N16 U.S. Embassy Dublin/Ireland "Shut Down the S.O.A.", Colombia Report, Arrests at Ft. Huachuca, U.S.A
*Photos N16 "Shut Down the SOA" Vigil U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland
18-11-2008 10:1419th to 20th November 2008 there will be a Country Guidance case aiming to show that 'failed' asylum seekers who are returned to the DRC are at serious risk of ill-treatment, imprisonment, torture and forced disappearance. Strong evidence of this is already lodged with the Home Office. We therefore urge the Home Office to HALT all deportations of failed asylum seekers to a deadly regime of the DR Congo.
18-11-2008 09:02Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, in which nearly a thousand people died in the People's Temple compound in Guyana. Jonestown was a double tragedy. The first is the massacre. The second is that it was so utterly, utterly preventable.