UK Newswire Archive
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Monday April 13th, 2009.
13-04-2009 13:55It may be only speculation that "Officers said they believed those arrested were planning to protest at nearby Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station."
Whilst awaiting clarification, read earlier reports which might inform any questions as to why Ratcliffe MIGHT be considered a target of such concern and motivated action.
13-04-2009 12:31This report is published on 'Its me fuming rights innit' blog, as the 17th of April looms.
The 17th of April is the annual remembrance day when Palestinians honour their political prisoners held inside Israeli gaols.
Palestinian trade union organiser M, returns to the prison where he was held periodically from the age of 13 until the age of 25 for participating in student protests against the Israeli occupation of the West bank during the 1980's.
In this report he takes Penelope Constantinople on a tour of the rehabilitated AlFarah Prison now operating as a residential youth centre in the northern West bank.
In the report M describes being tortured for long periods during his detentions at Al Farah prison.
Click on the link below to read the full report and view images of what was Al Farah juvenile prison.
On May 4th Smash EDO are holding a mas s street party against war, greed and militarism. Here's a handy map of war profiteers in Brighton and Hove.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
Over the years Mayday has been a time to celebrate ordinary people's struggle against global capitalism. The growing anti-militarist movement is a part of that struggle. On May 4th people from across the UK and beyond will come to Brighton in a show of force against EDO MBM/ITT, who profit from the suffering of ordinary people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.
EDO MBM/ITT do not operate in a vacuum. The weapons they manufacture couldn't be produced without the support of other corporations; investors, business partners and companies providing services to them. This map plots the network of companies complicit in ITT's crimes in Brighton.
13-04-2009 10:38A look at how the Global Agreement on Trade and Services has begun to influence the UK education system and might continue to affect it in future with, for example, the encroachment of businesses into schools and continued enforcement of testing, tables and targets, as well as how it might affect traditional qualifications.
13-04-2009 07:40More than 80 people (over 100 according to BBC Today programme) arrested in Nottingham on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass and criminal damage at a power industry facility.
10.30am, 16.4.09 **
Oil goliath BP, already forced to postpone its centenary party at the
British Museum on April 1st, (also known as Fossil Fools Day), has
rescheduled the event for May 6th. Art Not Oil, the group behind the
original demonstration against its ‘tarnished centenary’, will be throwing
‘A Wake for BP’ as guests arrive at the British Museum between 6pm and 7pm
on the new date.
"Though [short-term detention facilities] hold detainees only for short periods, they do so at a time of maximum anxiety and uncertainty, outside the public gaze." - HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers, August 2005
12-04-2009 22:10This Tuesday, Unite union and the American based Visteon Corporation will negotiate the futures of the 600 sacked workers from Ford-Visteon sites at Belfast, Enfield and Basildon- the sacked wokers urgently need our immediate practical support.
Following Reel News' event at the Spotted Dog earlier this year with a
very enjoyable screening and discussion (see photos below), they are returning
30th April with the latest films from protests and direct actions.
12-04-2009 20:41put people first - g20 meltdown protest demonstration london
12-04-2009 18:31A national demo has been called in Redditch on Sat 18 April
12-04-2009 17:40Between 100,000 - 200,000 protestors attended the Stop Genocide of Tamils demonstration in central London on Saturday 11 April.
Art Not Oil is making a 2010 desk diary, featuring some of the best work from across our galleries. (We've added the blurb again after this, in case you'd like to know more.)
We're working with Central Books to make sure it's on sale in all the UK's
key art-related bookshops, as well as via mail order to anyone across the
12-04-2009 15:54Well, before 2 days I was discriminated again, so I decided to spread information about institutional racism and fascism in Scandinavia. Discrimination became so wide in society that you should always ask Danish for his/her opinion about East Europeans in Denmark before you gives them place for sleeping or anything in your country.