UK Newswire Archive
06-09-2009 13:46An Optional Protocol is due to be signed by States which, because of its exclusion of the core minimum obligations of the State, will allow States to systematically discriminate against the poor. In addition, it allows for the creation of a far more dependent people unable to help themselves.
06-09-2009 08:32a collective of environmental activists in london is looking for a site to use as a long term support base for the protest sites in britain.
06-09-2009 07:17Boycott Ahava Beauty Products: Boycott Israeli Goods
On Saturday 26th September
@ 2pm to 4.30pm
Outside the Mailbox in Birmingham City Centre
Leaflet and Picket the ‘Sunday Times Style in the City’ fashion and beauty event
06-09-2009 07:08At 9pm this Monday, campaigners will gather at Camden Lock to set adrift six floating candles, one for each of the Western Saharan students arrested and beaten by Moroccan police whilst on their way to a peace conference in Oxford.
06-09-2009 06:36Around 50,000 people demonstrated against nuclear power in Berlin on Saturday as a poll projected the pro-nuclear conservatives of Chancellor Angela Merkel convincingly winning an election on 27 September, although a majority of Germans want nuclear electricity production stopped.
A highlight of the powerful protest on a rainy day in the downtown area of the capital were more than 350 farm tractors rumbling through, some of which had been driven in convoy hundreds of kilometres around nuclear dump sites in northern Germany. At one location during the trek, the collapsing Morsleben underground nuclear dump, they were savagely attacked without cause by police using batons, tear gas, pepper spray and biting Alsatians. The police minister has apologised.
06-09-2009 04:45The Fascist British National Party´s leader Nick Griffin may be asked to appear on Question Time, the BBC has said. A spokesman for the broadcaster said it was bound by rules to treat all political parties with "due impartiality".
The BBC has a duty to treat all political parties equally, so it could be said that they are not at fault here, but Griffin´s appearance would pose problems for the Labour Party: they have a long-standing policy of not sharing platforms with Fascists. Will they do a U-Turn here and lend the BNP more legitimacy?
06-09-2009 03:44On September, 4th 2009 District Court in Belgrade decided that arrested members of ASI will be held for thirty days in detention. Our comrades are accused of an act of international terrorism.
06-09-2009 02:06She must be upset at being convicted of hare coursing, she has now decided to make up lies against the RSPCA.
06-09-2009 00:08Thursday 10th September
Jabezz Clegg (Dover Street, off Oxford Road)
Find out what happened at this summer's camps in the UK, plus plans for a mass action at Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal fired power station on October 17th. All this in the lead up to the Copenhagen talks in December.
05-09-2009 22:52"Women protesters can face worse. On Aug. 14, a young mother was grabbed by police while participating nonviolently in a large protest. They separated her from male detainees and drove her out of town, where four officers of the National Police raped her and then raped her again with a baton.
Rapes while in custody, assassinations and disappearances that are terrorizing Hondurans remain largely unreported in the U.S. press. On July 11, for example, Roger Ivan Bados, a longtime trade unionist and activist in the opposition party Union Democrática, was forcibly removed from his home and killed. Others who participate in demonstrations or other activities have been kidnapped, then found dead."
05-09-2009 22:49Great to hear him weigh in on the issue.
He also said any attack on Iran would be "an act of Madness" that would enflame the entire region, if not the world.
"Western nations and others worry Iran is moving toward development of nuclear warheads."
No they don't. Their own intelligence services have said there is no such program in existence, nor does Iran show a desire to move towards weaponization.
The ONLY people claiming otherwise, entirely without evidence, are the Israeli, American, and British Extremists who plotted to attack the oil-rich regional rival, long before Ahmadinejad or the atomic energy program were issues.
These are the same people who lied to us about the threat posed by Iraq's non-existent arsenal of WMD, in order to scare us all into a nightmare of a war and occupation.