UK Newswire Archive
12-01-2009 22:32Daily protest from 5 to 7pm outside the Israeli Embassy against the brutal invasion of Gaza.
12-01-2009 22:28Israel's Tehran connection. Israel, while supposedly observing an ironclad boycott of all things Iranian, is happily buying Iranian oil
UPDATE - 3 hours into the journey, the boat appears to be turning back to Cyprus. According to the Jerusalem Post, "Karin Pally told The Associated Press that a generator blew three hours into the 24-hour trip, forcing the 66-foot (20-meter), Greek-flagged vessel to return to port in Larnaca.
The Free Gaza Movement's new boat the Spirit of Humanity, left Larnaca Port at 3pm (local time) this afternoon - bound for Gaza port, where it is due to arrive at 11am tomorrow. The boat has been acquired at short notice, to stand in for the Dignity, which was rammed three times and fired on in international waters on 29th December,2008. On board the Spirit are several tons of medical supplies, and a number of doctors, surgeons, parliamentarians, journalists and activists, all intent on showing solidarity with the people of Gaza in the face of the crippling siege that has been visited upon them for the past eighteen months.
On March 24, 1999, an emotional Tony Blair appealed to the House of Commons and to the people of Britain:
"We must act to save thousands of innocent men, women and children from humanitarian catastrophe."
12-01-2009 21:42BBC uses 3 year old 'Stock' story to bump Gaza off the Headlines
12-01-2009 21:33The Free Gaza boat 'Spirit of Humanity' has sailed from the Cypriot port of Larnaca carrying doctors, parliamentarians, human rights observers and journalists. Israeli press reports suggest that the Israeli Navy plans to attack the boat in International or Gaza waters (the former would legally be piracy). The previous Free Gaza boat, the 'Dignity,' was rammed and had to seek refuge in Lebanon.
12-01-2009 20:46I've been reading comments on the site for a few days and while you don't expect to find a lot of love for the Metropolitan Police on here the lack of objectivity is starting to border on the myopic. To suggest that the violence on Saturday was in some way planned or instigated by the police is to ignore both the facts and the truth. Quite sad really on a site that proclaims it's honesty and integrity as it's raison d'etra
I was there on Saturday and my colleagues and I were coming under attack for hours before the baton charges and mounted deployments that everyone seems to be solely focusing on. Police did not deploy in "riot" kit but normal everyday beat helmets and jackets. We sustained a constant barrage of shoes, sticks, placards, road cones, coins, the occasional firework and paint for several hours prior to kit being deployed.
Your own pictures posted on the site show this.
12-01-2009 19:37I know this reposting of articles is not allowed on IMC but in this case it is useful for many people to understand the background to what happened before the slaughter on Gaza happen. The fact that israel chose the night of Obama election victory to launch an attack on a "defensive tunnel" inside Gaza, as well as bringing large numbers of Palestinians to near starvation during the blockade.
12-01-2009 19:02Having just finished seven years as an undergraduate and PhD degree at Oxford University, where I was conspicuously in the minority, ethnically, I felt the urge to share the groundings for my motivation and attitude which has helped me along the way to my academic success.
12-01-2009 18:12Christians, including Christian Ecology Link, will be amongst those taking part in a 'Climate Rush' at Heathrow airport today. Climate Rush is inspired by the actions of the Suffragettes 100 years ago, who showed that peaceful civil disobedience could inspire positive change. It aims to raise awareness and challenge the Government over climate change.
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12-01-2009 17:54Recent interview of Leila Khaled, the iconic fighter of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
12-01-2009 17:53time to do and not just say
12-01-2009 17:27ARTPORT is working in collaboration with the Climate Rush for a Dinner at Domestic Departures, Heathrow, at 7pm on the 12th January 2009
A project set up to harness the power of art and imagination to help stabilise the climate.
We are looking to find individuals and artists who are passionate about producing ideas and actions focused on and directed at treating the enormous challenges of climate change.