UK Newswire Archive
23-10-2009 13:03The first trial of Carmel Agrexco campaigners since 2006 will commence on Monday 26th October. The protesters were arrested in february 2009 during the week of action preceding Valentine's Day.
23-10-2009 12:52What entertainment! What a fascinating and gruesome TV spectacle! Griffin the fool on the box! What a ratings boost for ‘Mentorn’ (the private company that runs question time, that’s been begging the BBC for years to have the Griffo freakshow). Yes it was great to see Nick Griffin look ridiculous on TV. He really is an unctuous buffoon. But it was still a bad idea to give him a platform on Question Time. The only mitigating factor was being able to see a huge, angry demonstration by anti-fascists outside the BBC TV centre to show how we all feel. (The woman seen being dragged along the floor still wagging her finger at a copper is my especial hero).
23-10-2009 10:52Two great looking events on Saturday in London:
The Anarchist Bookfair with tons of stalls, workshops and entertainments at Queen Mary College in the east end 10am-7pm: http://www.anarchistbookfair.org/whatson.html
The Bigger Picture: 'Festival of Interdependence' at the Bargehouse, South Bank 10.30am-7.30pm: http://thebiggerpicture2009.org/festival
23-10-2009 10:50Over the last 20 years, the anti-vivisection movement in the
UK has had a string of incredible successes, closing facilities
across the country one after another; Consort Beagle Kennels,
Darley Oaks Guinea Pig Farm, Hillgrove Cat Farm, Hylyne
Rabbits, Oxford University Park Farm, Regal Rabbits, Shamrock
Monkey Farm, Sky Commercial Rabbit Farm, Alverstoke Goat
Laboratory, Firgrove Farm, Stamford Lodge, Girton Monkey
23-10-2009 10:30As Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems lay into Nick Griffin on Question Time yesterday, the mainstream of society could present itself as anti-fascist and anti-racist (despite the tough rhetoric on immigration that all three adopted). This interview with anti-fascists from Germany recalls a similar situation there.
(originally published by Shift Magazine at http://shiftmag.co.uk/?p=321).
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23-10-2009 09:42Yesterday, Thursday the 23rd October saw unprecedented protests outside BBC television centres across the country over the planned appearance of the fascist BNP party leader Nick Griffin on the current affairs programme Question Time. Numbers eclipsed even the protests sparked by the BBC's refusal to air a Gaza aid appeal last January. Crowds gathered to hear the usual speeches and chant the usual slogans, but after a car entered the television centre a large crowd surged forward towards the main gates to be met by police. Soon enough the cops were overpowered and pushed aside with officers climbing over the gates to escape. The gates were forced open, officers on the other side struggling to hold them shut. Seconds later the crowd stormed the gates and headed towards the BBC entrance with dozens of activists entering the building. Protestors were seen being dragged outside by security. As the evening wore on the scene became moody with reports of police using CS gas. Inside the television studio the scene was not much calmer.
I saw a rather succinct review of Question Time: "Griffin came across as a blithering idiot while the other three politicians acted like a bunch of kids fighting over a bag of sweets, Jack Straw seemed to drop most of his sweets on the floor when asked about immigration. Bonnie Greer was hilarious". This about sums up what happened, but here follows a more in depth analysis.
23-10-2009 09:37The anti-capitalist block will assemble at Speakers Corner at 12noon for the national demonstration against the war in Afghanistan. We need to get as many anarchists and anti-capitalists to march together in a big block. We don't want the SWP to dominate with everyone holding SWP placards.
23-10-2009 03:44A masked man was wearing a BNP armband, a swastika, a Griffin mask in whjat was made to look like an "ironic" attack on the BNp...however when thsi guy took off his maks we were told that he is Fascist Dave Gardener...is this true? He was also setting fire to things.
FOUR MINK FARMS RAIDED IN ONE NIGHT! (Spain)
MINK FARMER RUINED AFTER RAID (France)
OPEN SEASON ON HUNTER'S CARS (Italy)
FUR SHOP OWNER GETS A HOME VISIT (UK)
BURNING BURGER KING LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT SKY (Mexico)
SIGN TEMPTS BEE LIBERATOR (USA)
HUNT CLUB ADVERTISEMENTS PAINTBOMBED (Ireland)
DOGS ABUSED BY HUNTERS RESCUED (Spain)
SUSANNE FUR SHOP PAINTED (Spain)
10 CHICKENS RESCUED FROM MEANINGLESS SUFFERING (Czech Republic)
BIRD LIBERATED, CAGE DESTROYED (Spain)
MAGPIE FREED FROM HUNTER'S CAGE (Spain)
22-10-2009 22:05The BNP will be holding their annual fundraising dinner at the Chase Hotel* in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, this Saturday evening.
* PLEASE CALL THE CHASE ON 01989 763161 AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
* Email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
22-10-2009 21:10The Western Animal Rights Network is calling on its supporters to help stop the nazi BNP meeting in Hereford. NO PARASAN!
Hopefully, the thousands of people who voiced their objections on paper will do so in person. The following poster should be dotted around nrthern towns in legal places!
22-10-2009 20:31Upon the first global recession influenced by the peaking of oil extraction and record high prices, the question for "peak oilers" arises: does peak oil and energy decline mean great profits for modernizing industry, or is peak oil the beginning of huge changes in lifestyle toward sustainability after societal collapse?
22-10-2009 20:26A petition in support of the six people who broke into and decommissioned EDO during the Gaza massacre in January 2009 was today handed into the Foreign Office.
22-10-2009 20:05New Fur Target: Second Hand Rose (Worcester)