Skip to content or view mobile version

Home | Mobile | Editorial | Mission | Privacy | About | Contact | Help | Security | Support

A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues.

UK Newswire Archive

Full article

Protest at Yarl's Wood in solidarity with detainee hunger strikers

21-02-2010 20:09

Yarl's Wood protest, 21 Feb 2010
Anti-detention campaigners today held a protest at Yarl's Wood immigration prison in Bedfordshire in solidarity with women detainees who have been on hunger strike since 5th February. Activists from No Borders London, Campaign Against Immigration Controls and Feminist Fightback managed to get past the prison's security barriers and walk around the barbed-wire fence with banners, shouting solidarity slogans via loudspeakers and making noise with pots and whistles for well over an hour.

The protesters were repeatedly cheered by detainees inside, who waved their hands through half-open windows. Some also displayed hand-written placards summerising their suffering and shouted 'freedom' and 'shame on Serco', the private security company that runs Yarl's Wood on behalf of the UK Border Agency.

Full article | 9 comments

EDL Leadership Arrested -Bradford Demo Off

21-02-2010 19:18


Full article | 3 comments

“Knife arch” for Piccadilly Gardens

21-02-2010 17:32

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have today erected a temporary “knife arch”, consisting of a metal detector and sniffer dogs, in Piccadilly Gardens for pedestrians to walk through.

Full article

Talking About Cannabis Resort To Threats Of Violence

21-02-2010 17:17

Bonkers group Talking About Cannabis (1) appear to have resorted to obscure, threatening messages.

Full article

Killing them with kindness

21-02-2010 14:58

Poem based on actual recent news events from Afghanistan

Full article | 1 comment

Square Go wi the SDL in Edinburger

21-02-2010 12:43

Awrite mah wee muckers? Here's the Glesgie style lowdoon oan the demo opposin' the SDL oan the 20th ay February.

Full article | 4 comments

end childslavery by the Dutch!

21-02-2010 12:37

Childslavery by the Dutch. Children as young as 6 are taken from their parents without any reason and rented out to work in France and Germany and European ministers do NOTHING! Children work up to 18 hours a day or they will get no food.

Full article

BP workers on strike in Colombia

21-02-2010 05:25

Workers for BP in the department of Casanare, Colombia have been protesting, demanding that the oil multinational improves labour conditions, since 23 January.

“We earn $30,000 (£9), this is what we were paid in 2004. Everything has gone up in price. Our salary is the only thing that hasn't increased. After paying food and bills we are left with nothing in the pocket while BP earms millions from Casanare oil. Us poor people need respect too as we are humans, just the same as rich people. And a dignified salary is part of this respect.”

Full article

Blockade of Golden Ears Bridge, Unceded Katzie Coast Salish territory, "Canada"

20-02-2010 22:54

As part of the No 2010 Olympics Convergence, members of Katzie First Nation and supporters took part in blocking the Golden Ears Bridge spanning the Frazer River between Pitt Meadows and Langley B.C. - Coast Salish Territories.

Full article

Anti fur demonstration with a difference at Cashe Nottingham

20-02-2010 22:05

Protesters from the Campaign for a Fur Free Nottingham gathered outside Cashe today for a demonstration with a difference aimed at Cashe and their policy regarding fur.

Full article | 8 comments

Apppeal to anti-war organizations to oppose the increasing threats against Iran

20-02-2010 20:32

A storm of developments is dramatically increasing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. In response, the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) is issuing this appeal to the anti-war movements in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries to raise the demands of “No war, no sanctions, no internal interference in Iran!”

Full article | 2 comments

The End of Obama’s Vision of a Nuke-Free World

20-02-2010 17:58

To secure America, a president must have the courage to dismantle what, in the past, has been proclaimed as the foundation of our survival, but in reality presents us with the seeds of our destruction—nuclear weapons.

Back in April 2009, in a speech delivered in Prague, US President Barack Obama articulated his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Since that time, however, the Obama administration has offered very little of substance to push this vision forward.

Full article | 11 comments

Scottish Defence League in Edinburgh

20-02-2010 17:33

Glorious success for the defenders of freedom and all that is good in this land

Full article | 2 comments

Further Unjust Sentences for Gaza Protestors - Friday 19th February

20-02-2010 14:58

All the young men sentenced at Isleworth County Court yesterday afternoon for Violent Disorder during Gaza protests started harsh stints behind bars last night...

Full article

Bath Black Cat social centre - New address

20-02-2010 14:29

Bath's only occupied social centre has a great new home. Volunteers, get yerselves down here!

Full article

Cardiff Million Green Jobs Campaign Launch

20-02-2010 14:19

Environmentalists and Trade Unions unite for Climate & Social Justice:
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:30pm
O'Neills (Upstairs function room) 20, Trinity St, Central Cardiff
(near the Indoor Market)
With short fillms, speakers and discussion
Upcoming Coverage
View and post events
Upcoming Events UK
24th October, London: 2015 London Anarchist Bookfair
2nd - 8th November: Wrexham, Wales, UK & Everywhere: Week of Action Against the North Wales Prison & the Prison Industrial Complex. Cymraeg: Wythnos o Weithredu yn Erbyn Carchar Gogledd Cymru

Ongoing UK
Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Yorkshire: Demo/vigil at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill US Spy Base More info: CAAB.

Every Tuesday, UK & worldwide: Counter Terror Tuesdays. Call the US Embassy nearest to you to protest Obama's Terror Tuesdays. More info here

Every day, London: Vigil for Julian Assange outside Ecuadorian Embassy

Parliament Sq Protest: see topic page
Ongoing Global
Rossport, Ireland: see topic page
Israel-Palestine: Israel Indymedia | Palestine Indymedia
Oaxaca: Chiapas Indymedia
All Regions
South Coast
Other Local IMCs
Bristol/South West
Social Media
You can follow @ukindymedia on and Twitter. We are working on a Twitter policy. We do not use Facebook, and advise you not to either.
Support Us
We need help paying the bills for hosting this site, please consider supporting us financially.
Other Media Projects
Dissident Island Radio
Corporate Watch
Media Lens
Earth First! Action Update
Earth First! Action Reports
All Topics
Animal Liberation
Climate Chaos
Energy Crisis
Free Spaces
Ocean Defence
Other Press
Public sector cuts
Social Struggles
Terror War
Workers' Movements
Major Reports
NATO 2014
G8 2013
2011 Census Resistance
Occupy Everywhere
August Riots
Dale Farm
J30 Strike
Flotilla to Gaza
Mayday 2010
Tar Sands
G20 London Summit
University Occupations for Gaza
Indymedia Server Seizure
COP15 Climate Summit 2009
Carmel Agrexco
G8 Japan 2008
Stop Sequani
Stop RWB
Climate Camp 2008
Oaxaca Uprising
Rossport Solidarity
Smash EDO
Past Major Reports
Encrypted Page
You are viewing this page using an encrypted connection. If you bookmark this page or send its address in an email you might want to use the un-encrypted address of this page.
If you recieved a warning about an untrusted root certificate please install the CAcert root certificate, for more information see the security page.