UK Newswire Archive
01-04-2009 11:06Gathering of the disillusioned, Primrose Hill, London, 13:30, today
01-04-2009 10:56LONDON - Students for a Free Tibet UK have published an open letter to world leaders attending the G20 Summit in London on April 2nd, asking 'What is the exchange rate between Chinese Yuan and Tibetan lives?' The letter, framed in economic language, seeks to highlight the fact that trade itself funds state oppression, resulting in the Chinese regime's 'extraordinary growth in human rights abuses' and states directly to world leaders: 'The choice is yours; the G20 summit is an opportunity to invest in a portfolio of Chinese human rights abuses. It is also an opportunity to seek an ethical alternative. People of conscience, the world over, are asking you to put human rights before trade.'
"There is another crisis, aside from global economics, which the world expects the Chinese government to take action on, and that is the human rights crisis in Tibet." said Terry Bettger, spokesperson for Students for a Free Tibet UK, "Despite de facto martial law existing in the region Tibetans continue to strive to call for their rights and justice. World leaders must listen to this cry for help and press Hu Jintao to allow an independent investigation into Tibet to monitor the human rights situation immediately."
Tibetans and supporters will be protesting against Hu Jintao's during his visit to the G-20 Summit, demanding that action is taken towards a peaceful solution for the Tibetan people.
The full text of the open letter is as follows:
01-04-2009 10:41Today, as the international bourgeoisie comes together at the G20 conference, we can inform our readers with happiness of a great coming together of the international proletariat, because as a result of deep discussions held with patience over the past two years the libcom group have been integrated into the International Communist Current and formed the online editorial section of the ICC internationally.
01-04-2009 10:35according to BBC news police have agreements with protest groups.
a police spokesman is reported to have said
"Direct action is part of the plan for them. When I spoke to some of the demonstrators last night, they said their strategy was to sit down if anyone starts throwing stones, so that those who are violent can be quickly isolated."
01-04-2009 10:08Trident Ploughshares Press Release - 1 April, 2009 - For immediate release
Campaigners to join in nonviolent civil disobedience against NATO in Strasbourg
01-04-2009 09:48Trade unionists and activists are taking part in the National Day of Action against the Subway sandwich chain on Saturday 4th April, in protest with their firing of pregnant worker Natalia Szymanska.
01-04-2009 06:48Mobile kitchen Le Sabot was stooped and refused entrance at the French border, on their way to the protest camp in Strasbourg Ganzau.
01-04-2009 04:00Here`s some news from today`s Independant that will surprise and open the eyes of many people. Please forward this important news to your friends and family.
01-04-2009 02:48As part of an ongoing experiment you can get indymedia on your mobile web browser. It's still a little unpredicable but should work following the links below:
01-04-2009 01:12A project funded by American Department of Defense has finally reached completion.
01-04-2009 00:19Following the announcement from UEL that they were cancelling the alt summit, the alt summit website has issued a statement saying they intend to occupy the university at 4pm April 1st and go ahead with the alternative summit anyway.