UK Newswire Archive
01-07-2009 00:40The joint charter flight that was meant to carry rejected Nigerian refugees to Lagos via Dublin this afternoon has been delayed for several hours due to deportees' refusing to board the plane. As of 11pm, the flight, which was scheduled for 17:15, had still not left Stansted airport.
Thousands of people from the No Border camp descended on Calais town, France, to get their point across about the situation facing increasing numbers of desperate asylum seekers stuck in the Calais area. Many asylum seekers face destitution in Calais as they struggle to complete their journey- for the most part away from war torn countries such as Afghanistan.
30-06-2009 22:11The mass unrest in the garment industry continued on Monday (29 June) for a third day...
30-06-2009 21:50Nick Griffin of the BNP 'represents' the North-West. What now?
30-06-2009 21:18Starbucks win appeal and can continue to trade in St. James St. Brighton. Demo this Saturday.
30-06-2009 19:23During the past three years, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service have launched a new campaign against anti-corporate animal rights campaigns across the country. The crackdown has lead to the imprisonment of activists linked to Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) for a total of 50 years and the jailing of Sean Kirtley, who was linked to the Stop Sequani Animal Torture Campaign (SSAT), for four and a half years. The sentences, the charges and the nature of the prosecutions have all been political. Public opposition to the crackdown has been confounded by a media smokescreen thrown up by the press releases churned out by the National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit (NETCU), portraying activists as ‘extremists’ and disseminating misinformation. Many of those jailed have not committed any conventional crime but have been targeted by new legislation intended to counter the threat posed to the pharmaceutical industry by effective direct action.
30-06-2009 17:17This morning, around 9.30, a security agency stormed Squat Milada in Prague, started to break the windows and all the inner equipment....
30-06-2009 17:15Wednesday July 1st
The History of ITT: 4pm outside EDO MBM/ITT
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Tuesday June 30th 2009.
30-06-2009 16:22Climate Campers have launched a Judicial Review against the Metropolitan Police, challenging the policing of the G20 Climate Camp in the City protest on 1st April and marking the start of a David and Goliath legal battle.
30-06-2009 15:42Numerous Iranians beaten and injured by security forces as they tried to stage peaceful demonstrations have been arrested and detained when they sought medical treatment in hospitals.
30-06-2009 14:12The latest update from: http://freegaza.org/live
(Look in the left hand column, which has live updates).
30-06-2009 13:30Anti-deportation campaigners are currently demonstrating outside Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire in an attempt to stop the mass deportation of families and children to Nigeria.
Campaigners from the Stop Deportation Network have staged a sit-in outside the centre's gates, preventing coaches carrying families due to be forcibly deported on a specially charted flight today from leaving.
Earlier this morning, another group of protesters staged a short demonstration outside WH Tours offices in Crowley, near Gatwick, before being removed by police. WH Tours is a private coach company contracted to carry deportees from detention centres to the airport.