UK Newswire Archive
19-03-2009 17:25Ban Ki-moon makes a thinly-veiled demand that the Haitian authorities prioritise free trade zones for garment assembly operations as the main thrust of its development strategy. Such a strategy is completely at odds with the country's progressive civil society organisations and the main bloc in the Chamber of Deputies - the anti-neo-liberal Concertation des Parliamentaires Progressistes (CPP).
19-03-2009 16:58Borough Solicitor at the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor has got her knickers in a twist over a leaflet distributed in Farnborough highly critical of the council.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,
www.imemc.org, for Thursday, March 19th, 2009.
19-03-2009 16:17A long term squatted warehouse in Hackney due for eviction on 3rd April invites you to get involved in the events being run there until it's demise...
It has been occupied for 4 years with the agreement of the owner only to suddenly be told the baliffs are due on 3rd April despite not having been informed or invited to attend any court preceedings....
19-03-2009 13:44In May 2008 Hicham Yezza, an IT technician at the University of Nottingham, was arrested, together with student Rizwaan Sabir, in a well-publicised anti-terrorist swoop. They had downloaded al-Qaida material from the US Department of Defense website as part of Sabir's academic work on terrorism.
19-03-2009 12:03On March 19, 2009 Americans in cities nationwide will hold demonstrations at the offices of major banks and other corporations to demand more responsible corporate behavior and call on Congress to enact the change that will make it happen: employee free choice and healthcare reform.
19-03-2009 11:59As if to prove what lying self serving bastards the cops are, the assistant chief constable of Kent Police wrote the following letter which was published in the Guardian. In the face of this kind of blatant spin it is not hard to understand why trust in the police is at such a low ebb. It barely contains a single word of a truth...
19-03-2009 11:53Friday 20th March, 2009.
University College London
19-03-2009 11:26Posting to let people know about a vigil in Cambridge at 5pm-7.30pm tonight, Thursday, 19th March, outside the Guildhall, Market Square
19-03-2009 11:23If you're looking for a career as a fiction writer, why not write for medical journals and drug companies! The financial rewards are far greater and the fiction is even more outrageous!
19-03-2009 10:55Royal Dutch Shell have ended their investment in renewable energy in favour of fossil and biofuels
19-03-2009 09:33This is a news alert sent out to local and national media offices to inform them of Tristan Anderson's injury and of the deaths in Ni'lin of Palestinian demonstrators, including children, killed in the last 6 months by the Israeli military. This also contains some links to footage of the incident (which is really horrible but important and is documents the lack of crowd's or stone throwing at the time of the shooting). Also Gabrielle Silverman, Tristan's girlfriend speaks really powerfully on Democracy Now and would be good to get a link to this up on Indymedia.
19-03-2009 08:42There will be an all night demo outside EDO on Home Farm Road in Brighton tonight to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq.
It will start at 4pm this afternoon and end at 10am tomorrow morning.
When I got to Kensington High Street at about 3.30, BS 280 was hassling the handful of attendees to cross the road to the 'designated area'. "Perhaps you can help me out," I said. "For years I've been trying to find out what law you use to dictate where we can practice our freedom of expression, and now you're about to tell me". Strangely enough, he couldn't. BS were very appropriate letters for his epaulettes. It wasn't very plausible -the side of the road he was trying to send us to has a narrower pavement and lots of shop doorways. Where we were, there was a railing behind our backs. He tried for a bit longer and then gave up.
Having got over the habitual hassle from cops, I reflected that irritating as the nursery school teacher persona that British bobbies habitually don at political events can be, they pale into insignificance when compared to the hassle that demonstrators face in other parts of the world. Like Ni'lin with its weekly protests against the wall, which has had four of its young people killed since July 2008, and where fellow IMCista and ISMer Tristan Anderson was hit in the face with a gas cannister on Friday March 13th. Tristan is now in a critical condition in an Israeli hospital, and it was in solidarity with him and the people of Palestine that we were stood around the corner from the Israeli Embassy.