UK Newswire Archive
09-04-2009 11:40A response from a Fitwatch blogger to the death of Ian Tomlinson and the policing of the G20.
09-04-2009 10:59British Tamils staged a civil disobedience protest on Monday night on Westminster Bridge. The protest was a spontaneous response, organised by text message, to the news that the Sri Lankan government had used chemical weapons on Tamil civilians at Bhuthukudiyrup in Mulaithivu, killing one and a half thousand people. The NGO War Without Witness has confirmed that mustard gas was used in the attack. Journalists, aid agencies, human rights monitoring groups and the United Nations are all barred by the Sri Lankan government from entering the conflict zone. The mainstream media did, for the first time, provide some coverage of the protest, but has not mentioned the reason for it. Many hundreds of Tamil families, having been moved forcibly from Westminster Bridge by the Metropolitan Police, are now camped out on Parliament Square in an illegal protest, which they are determined to continue until the British Government takes its supposed support for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to the United Nations Security Council.
09-04-2009 10:30The anti-militarist network invites all who are prepared to take action against global militarism for a two day conference at the Cowley Club Social Centre in Brighton on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2009.
bbc article with commentary
09-04-2009 07:26Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Kagame Dictatorship's War Crimes Victory in Rwanda - Human Rights Watch, Alison Des Forges and Disinformation on Central Africa
09-04-2009 00:46We need donations of writing paper, envelopes, pens, photocopy / computer paper, stamps, Virgin mobile top up cards etc. We also need donations made payable to Stop Camden Animal Lab. We understand that many people are reluctant to donate money so we will be grateful for practical donations. Please bring donations to c/o 102 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1.
08-04-2009 23:22the electrohippies are calling upon people around the globe to celebrate World Intellectual Privateers Day on April 26th 2009. In a concerted action across the Internet, we call upon people to select a piece of information or other creative work which should be in the public domain, but which is chained by the rules of intellectual privateering rights (IPRs), and to re-appropriate it for the people of the world to share in common by publishing it as widely as possible on-line.
Having engaged in a "charm offensive" during a two-day visit to Turkey this week, did President Obama really have a different agenda than his predecessor Bush?
08-04-2009 22:53Boris Johston has cancelled the annual Rise Festival, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Londoners every year.
I would have also commented on the shallow input the major unions afford these kinds of initiatives (regardless of party fronts or hijacks) But I’d be here till Christmas so take it as read
08-04-2009 22:12Britain was once famous for its unarmed and relatively restrained police force, but the death of a man at last week's G20 protests in London has brought into focus serious concerns with a new aggressive form of policing. Former police chief Andy Hayman today warned  that "If left unchecked, we have a more violent crowd in uniform than the one demonstrating."
Here I give my account of the protests and the police tactics used. This article was written several days prior to the release of the video  showing Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at the protests, being beaten and pushed by a baton-wielding policeman shortly before his death.
08-04-2009 21:20Full site dump from Blood and Honour. People who really do "sieg heil" each other at the end of their conversations.
08-04-2009 20:10Mapping the use of detention in reponse to growing global migration
08-04-2009 19:54Unknown source obtains leaked email from shamed RBS boss regarding G20 protests.
08-04-2009 19:51Press Statement
Tamil National Alliance member and former Sri Lankan MP Mr. M. K. Eelaventhan, is embarking on a hunger strike, demanding that the international community take immediate action to stop the war against Tamils in Sri Lanka. Mr Eelaventhan has been in politics for sixty years, fighting for recognition of the political aspirations of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.