UK Newswire Archive
05-11-2009 22:03On Sunday 8th November Edinburgh's Support Worker's Action Network (SWAN) will hold its first open organising meeting as it begins its fight back against the budget cuts and competitive tendering it says threatens social care services in the Capital.
05-11-2009 20:53There was an interesting discussion at the Anarchist Bookfair this year by Morris Beckman, veteran anti-fascist of the 43 Group and Paul Stott on anti-fascism past, present, and where we go in the future.
The full text of Paul Stott’s part of the discussion is posted below and on his blog.
Hopefully many who attended the Bookfair and further afield will be able to access this piece of writing and take serious stock of what it says, and, in my opinion, it would be a shame not to see an especially large public national anti-fascist conference come out of it sometime next year…..it’s certainly well overdue.
If your country has been under a brutal occupation for eight years, would you consider working in the service of the occupation forces?
Wouldn’t that be the ultimate betrayal against your fellow countrymen who have been subjected to genocide?
Well, the colonial mentality of the British press would have us believe this is precisely what we should expect from the people of Afghanistan...
05-11-2009 20:24Press release concerning the planned protests of the G20 in St Andrews this weekend.
5th November 2009, 7pm
* Arora Management Services Ltd plans to turn its four-star Mercure Gatwick hotel into an immigration detention centre.
* Campaigners vow to target Arora and Mercure until the plans are dropped.
Anti-detention campaigners are currently holding a peaceful protest at the Mercure London City Bankside Hotel (71-79 Southwark Street SE1 0JA) against what they describe as the hotel company's "cynical, profit-driven opportunism." They are distributing leaflets to staff and guests, demanding that Mercure/Arora drops its plans to turn one of its hotels into an immigration prison.
05-11-2009 18:16A manager at the Chelsea Building Society has told staff they are not allowed a union.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Thursday November 5th, 2009.
05-11-2009 15:42Peter Tatchell Gags the voices of Lesbian Muslims
05-11-2009 14:58Appeal for help to find a vulnerable homeless man who has been missing for over 3 weeks.
05-11-2009 13:16apex drilling @ bridgend sabotaged by anti opencast activists.
05-11-2009 13:09Rumours that one of George Bush's diaries had been 'lost' by his publisher have been floating in publishing circles and on the Internet for several months. Yesterday an extract of the diary was published on an African website - Afrik.com. The genuine article or hilarious parody? You decide.
05-11-2009 10:37Target Brimar and the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium will be demonstrating outside Brimar's factory near Manchester on Friday 6th November.
Following is an article by George Monbiot on the rise of climate change denial which starkly contrasts this with the increasingly dire warnings from scientists about where we are heading, perhaps 4+°C by 2050. The denial has been stoked up by a massive disinformation campaign as the scientists at realclimate.org have documented. "Denial" and "maladaptive coping strategies" have also been recently considered in an article by Clive Hamilton, how to deal with climate change grief.
05-11-2009 04:07This is the Fuck the War Coalition and we are bringing the war home to those who profit from imperialism. This morning we broke 10 windows on the Selex Galileo building.
05-11-2009 02:35The Guardian and other British media have hailed Boris Johnson the London mayor in the past 24 hours. His achievement? The reported rescue of a London film director named as Ms Franny Armstrong.