UK Newswire Archive
19-01-2009 16:47Say NO to Extraordinary Rendition, Shut Down Guantánamo
Tuesday 20 January, 2009, from 6-8pm
U.S. Embassy, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London. W1A 1AE
(nearest tube: Bond Street or Marble Arch)
19-01-2009 15:54COME AND HEAR FORMER GUANTAMO BAY PRISONERS SPEAKING ALONGSIDE A FORMER AMERICAN GUARD FROM THE CAMP!
Wednesday 4 February at 7 pm
The Great Hall, Cardiff Student Union, Park Place
www.imemc.org, for Monday, January 19th 2009.
19-01-2009 14:43South Wales Anarchists are targetting Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh finance company which invests in some of the world's worst corporate polluters.
19-01-2009 12:1878 year old Ronnie Easterbrook is in the 4 weeks of his hunger strike. He is still determined and in good spirits, despite his very weak condition but needs your help in his efforts to gain a retrial now before its too late.
19-01-2009 12:14A chance for people to learn about the role which women are taking against Iraqs occupation. Men and Women Welcome!
19-01-2009 11:51The story of Al Samouni’s family of Gaza is tragic and appalling. According to Al Haq’s field research members, the story began on Saturday, 3 January 2009, with Israeli incursion into and firing at the Al Zaytoun neighborhood.
The following day, on 4 January 2009, Israeli occupying forces bombed the same area killing one Palestinian.
19-01-2009 11:39The planes are still buzzing overhead, but there have been no explosions near me today. However this supposed ceasefire from Israeli’s side since 2am does not seem to have extended to Beit Hanoun, where there was shelling this morning and F16s were attacking.
You can see 4 video clips I took during the attacks on the Al Quds hospital and local people, at on the ISM website here, including my medic mates rescuing Jasmeen after she’d seen her sister and dad shot.
19-01-2009 11:29[apologies for repost - IMC moderators haven't replied to repeated requests to promote date to top left of front page as per other gatherings]
The Earth First! Winter moot is an opportunity for people who feel affiliation with the ideas behind Earth First! to network, discuss and reflect on the ecological direct action movement and to plan for the future.
Democrat Northampton Borough Council (NBC). A petition has already got over 7,000 signatures from local people who are afraid they will lose their market. The market is used by a diverse multi-cultural community of the working population of the town centre and its surrounding estates, some of which are deprived areas.
19-01-2009 10:34Hermine Mofor, Still here, Campaign prepared to fight on
"We heard from Hermine's solicitor late Friday evening that her removal order was cancelled. Her story isn't over yet though, as we are not clear exactly what is happening. However we are so relieved that she has got this reprieve for now at least. The Boaz team have been to Yarl's Wood to meet with Hermine, we passed on everyone's support. Watch this space for more details in the coming days."
Friends of Hermine, thank you all for the support, actions over the past few days.
Background: Act now to support our friend Hermine Mofor
19-01-2009 10:31John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, co-author of the paper (available online) and subsequent book (with Stephen Walt) _The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy_, presents a concise timeline description and absolutely the clearest account of the true reason behind Israel's wanton atrocities in Gaza.
Mearsheimer argues that diminishing Hamas or stopping their rockets are subsidiary goals for Israel, to Israel's more central goal of controlling all of historical Palestine via an "Iron Wall" policy that would permanently subjugate the Palestinian people and ensure Israeli control of all Palestinian land, air, water, borders/sea, and economy.
Mearsheimer points out that this goal cannot be achieved, and certainly not by the brutal method of a total war on the Palestinian people. The likely outcome even in the case of relative Israeli success is a permanent Apartheid, which itself will [thankfully] doom Israel as a chauvinistically and exclusionary "Jewish State"[and its racist state ideology of Zionism].