UK Newswire Archive
A humanitarian crisis is currently taking place in the Niger Delta as the army follows the examples of Israel and Sri Lanka and tries to flush out the militants from the swamps - killing and displacing civilians in the process. But then a humanitarian crisis has been taking place in the Niger Delta ever since oil production began there fifty years ago and oil companies began there slow dance with successive dictatorships. MEND are a rebel group who operate out of the Delta and have cut oil production in the area by as much as 20 percent in the last few years. Read there interview here:
27-05-2009 07:22Break out the masks and hoodies!
The Inuit have the shortest life expectancy in the world (discounting
famine, war, infant mortality and childhood diseases) because
of animal fat, heavy metal poisoning, amyloid plaque, intestinal
26-05-2009 23:50First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
26-05-2009 22:26people who were so brutally beaten and arrested had not committed any crime. They were repressed because they wanted to commemorate their international day, along with billions of other workers around the world
26-05-2009 21:53An analysis of the 2006 Oaxaca rebellion and its contradictions. Its diversity encompassed workers, indigenous groups, Stalinists, anarchists and others. Its weapons and tactics included general assemblies, strikes, barricades, mirrors and fireworks.
A pdf version of the text is available at;
- and the authors can be contacted there.
26-05-2009 21:49Essay on the Greek riots by the Collective Reinventions (US).
26-05-2009 20:28"Aid officials, human rights campaigners and politicians claim Tamils have been driven out of areas in the north-east of the country by killings and kidnappings carried out by pro-government militias. They say the government has simultaneously encouraged members of the Sinhalese majority in the south to relocate to the vacated villages," Telegraph, UK, said, adding that according to an aid worker the recent killings in Trincomalee "were part of a strategy to drive out Tamils."
Oil threat to woodland - Act now!
LATEST UPDATE – 14th MAY 2009
It is not too late to object!
Surrey County Council has extended the objection period to 24th June 2009 so if you have not yet objected there is still time. Please keep reading to find out how.
26-05-2009 14:19This debate on Ireland's Easter Rising, has been moved from this Thursday 28 May to Thursday 18 June.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Tuesday May 26th, 2009.
26-05-2009 12:37Another racist march against muslims similar to the one which took place in Luton recently is due to happen in Barking in East London on July the 4th. The march is being billed as a march in support of British troops and against muslim extremists. Though the march is being promoted as being not racist it will obviously attract many racist thugs like the recent one in Luton did. Not only that but it is also in support of British troops fighting imperialist wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan.