UK Newswire Archive
This is an urgent request for your consideration of action necessary in order to avoid a serious breach of human rights to a family well loved by many in Plymouth.
Helen Laolu-Balogun and her six children from Nigeria are currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC, with removal directions set for tomorrow Tuesday 13th January on British Airways Flight BA 075 from Heathrow Airport at 10:30hrs to Lagos.
12-01-2009 14:56Internet media activists will probably be aware that the UK Weblog Award is in danger of being won by Melanie Phillips of the Daily Mail who has said that the women and children of Palestine 'are especially good' at throwing themselves in front of incoming Israeli weaponry/firepower.
Please help support the boycott of Phillips/Israel by ensuring that she does not win this award.
12-01-2009 14:20The Israeli regime has bulldozed a zoo in Gaza, crushing the animals, has shot donkeys and dogs at checkpoints, allowed thousands of animals aboard embargoed ships to die of thirst, has bombed oil facilities
causing oil pollution which suffocated untold numbers of marine mammals, sea birds, and fishes,
has burned animals with bombs and missiles
12-01-2009 13:47THE NEW LABOUR GOVERNMENT WANTS TO STOP US ALL HAVING A GOOD TIME AS IF THINGS WERE NOT BAD ENOUGH
The U.S. shipment ordered on December 31 is of the order of 3000 tons, an unusually large and heavy cargo of "ammunition" pointing to the transfer of heavy weaponry to Israel.
The central question is whether the Gaza invasion is part of a broader military plan directed against Lebanon, Syria and Iran, in which heavier weaponry including US made bunker buster bombs will be used.
Held on 10th January 2009. 140 people attended and contributed to a variety of actions.
12-01-2009 11:33Mainstream media reports have revealed that the U.S. Navy is attempting to ship 325 20-foot containers of ammunition (over 3000 tons) from the private greek port of Astakos to Israel, in an emergency shipment of arms to aid the occupation in its ongoing war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza. Information as for when this shipment will be attempted is conflicting; possible dates are the 15th, 25th and 31st of January.
12-01-2009 11:31The 25th anniversary of the start of the Miners strike event is taking place with the 3rd North East Working Class Bookfair in North Shields - (Eastern) Newcastle. There will be meetings, a cafe, books, old and new, mags, and space to discuss relevant politics. This would be a good time to discuss left and @ responses (or not - fek the ultra left) to the situation in Gaza.
12-01-2009 11:18Rainbow Ark Animal Sanctuary in Crook, County Durham has finally had some good news after months of fighting and struggling for funds in order to save this wonderful place. Thanks to everyone who saw the appeals made in the news, on networking sites and, of course, the amount of people who read about the situation on indymedia who wanted to help.
12-01-2009 11:10Contract killer bullies ex-diplomat and a publisher craps their pants...
Come and join the vigil whenever you can, support Maria and let parliamentarians know how you feel about what is happening in Gaza.
12-01-2009 09:53This week the government is expected to give the go ahead for the third runway at Heathrow. The pressure group 'Climate Rush' have announced a sit-down 'dinner' at the Departures Gate of Terminal One in Heathrow Airport on Monday 12th. The Climate Rush dinner will begin at 7pm and is expected to last several hours. At the same time Manchester airports Domestic Departures (Terminal 3) will also be targeted. BAA has been preparing for the protests by sending threatening letters to people who've said they'll attend.
'The Climate Rush' held their first protest last October (13th October). Taking their inspiration from the Suffragettes they mounted a 'rush' on Parliament. Over 800 women, men and children, some in Edwardian costume, all with red climate sashes, rushed the Houses of Parliament. The doors were slammed shut, Parliament was forced to close for an hour and the shouts of 'Deeds not Words' was heard throughout the Palaces of Westminster.
Related articles: Climate Rush Media coverage | Parliament Rushed | Suffragettes interrupt the Energy Minister in preparation for the Climate Rush | Parliament statues get sashed | invitation to Ed Miliband | Klimax members storm a municipal city council | Third Runway Article, Telegraph | Party at Heathrow, Guardian | Heathrow Blockade, Times | Protesters Plot, Evening Standard | Caroline Lucas, Guardian | Protesters to close Heathrow |
12-01-2009 09:17Toussaint Losier gives a useful overview of the militant grassroots movements that are rejecting party politics in South Africa is favour of a strategy of building a network of communes and collectives.
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