UK Newswire Archive
02-11-2009 18:56There has been a new rash of subvetising of poppy appeal billboards in London. The slogan "for his sake buy a poppy" below a picture of a solider in the battlefield has been changed to "for his sake stop the war in Afghanistan".
02-11-2009 18:25We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system!
We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders!
We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!
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02-11-2009 16:4725th October - 1st November
DOZENS OF DEER RETURNED TO FREEDOM, IN MEMORY OF BARRY HORNE (Spain)
HALLOWEEN BEGINS EARLY AT HOME OF ASTRAZENECA EMPLOYEE (UK)
SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR COMPANY NOT KEEPING ITS PROMISES (Italy)
PET SHOP DOORS SUPERGLUED (Italy)
ANOTHER MAX&CO. STORE CLEANING UP GLASS (Italy)
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Monday November 2nd, 2009.
02-11-2009 15:31probation office attacked in brighton with stones and paint.
Up until 2pm the day before we were not even sure that the demonstration would be able to take place, as Novartis had attempted to get an interim injunction. Novartis were seeking to prevent banners on the demonstration from bearing the words "Novartis", or carry posters showing images of animal suffering. They didn't want protesters to be able to wear masks or costumes; in particular blood stained lab coats. They did also mention something about fireworks!
02-11-2009 15:23A week on from his infamous performance on Question Time, MULE columnist Ragnor Ironpants weighs up the impact of the Northwest’s favourite Euro-MP’s TV appearance.
02-11-2009 15:21Over the August bank holiday many lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) activists headed to Manchester for gay pride. However, not all came to enjoy the festival, some came to confront what they see as a corporate, anti-political and business-driven machine.
02-11-2009 14:36lock-on stops work all morning
"Funny that the Guardian is doing the police's work for them": Tweet
On the evening of Sunday October 25th, a number of activists were angry to discover that the Guardian had published the full DSEi 2005 spotter card on it's website. Next day it appeared on the front page of the print edition. The anger resulted from discussions that several of those featured had had with Guardian Journo Rob Evans,several weeks before, after they became aware that the Guardian had the card and was planning to run a story on it. They contacted Rob Evans and informed him that several people on the card did not want their images published. Several of those who were prepared to comment on the story made it clear that they were only prepared to do so, if the Guardian agreed to pixellate the pictures of those who did not wish to be involved.
As an article in The Register noted:
"According to sources within the activist community, many of them are hopping mad. Some of those who are still active feel that this is every bit as intrusive as the police action: others, who have not been active politically for many years, point out that displaying their pictures prominently in the national press, alongside copy that highlights the police description of such activists as "domestic extremists", could have serious implications for their jobs and livelihoods."
The call by NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear comes in the wake of specific email threats against photojournalist and investigative reporter Marc Vallée, and video journalist Jason N. Parkinson.
The emails follow verbal threats and intimidation aimed at photographers covering a march by the English Defence League in Leeds at the weekend and other EDL protests this year.
Professional journalists covering the events have filed reports with the NUJ detailing physical violence, including one being punched in the head, verbal threats, and attempts to seize cameras and smash equipment. The union is to file complaints to the police.
Mohammad Abu Eid, from the occupied West Bank, was 14 years old when he was detained by the Israeli forces in February 2008 and accused of throwing stones at the Wall. Mohammad was beaten, interrogated in the absence of a lawyer and family member, deceived into signing a confession, prosecuted in a military court and sentenced to four months imprisonment inside Israel. Whilst in prison, he received no education and no family visits.
Mohammad, in the company of his mother, Somaya, will share their experiences with the audience to foster a better understanding of the situation facing Palestinian children.
02-11-2009 11:56A week of workshops from 2-6 November promoting radical social change through education and direct action.
02-11-2009 11:54On Saturday 31 October the fascist English Defence League held another racist rally against Muslims with hundreds of EDL supporters causing havoc in the gay district of Leeds. They did so despite over a 1,000 anti-fascists holding a rally nearby – a clear majority of whom wanted to march against the EDL and stop their rally. So, what went wrong?
02-11-2009 09:26very moving interview at the Occupied London blog
02-11-2009 04:42There are two construction companies bidding for the building contract for the lab. Laing O'Rourke and Bam construction. Other building firms have ruled themselves out. The consortium put in a scoping report earlier this year and intend to apply for planning permission. Details around the construction plans can be found at www.ukcmri.ac.uk and at UKCMRI construction.