UK Newswire Archive
11-04-2010 12:42Gentrification in Berlin: some months after the Free Shop Brunnenstr. eviction, there is a new Free Shop in Kreuzberg.
11-04-2010 12:39Pics at http://corporateoccupation.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/western-union-accepting-the-occupation-2/
11-04-2010 07:02Britain will be hit by waves of “Greek-style unrest” if a Tory or Labour government narrowly wins the election and then tries to push through draconian spending cuts, Nick Clegg warns today. In an interview with the Observer, the Liberal Democrat leader says he fears “serious social strife” would break out on the streets if a government with limited support at the election on 6 May then raised taxes, laid off public-sector workers and froze wages.
10-04-2010 23:15Activists hailed the day as a major success, stating that the protests would send a strong message to BP and its investors. Sheila Laughlin of the UK Tar Sands Network said:
10-04-2010 20:07To kick off the Week of Action Against Vivisection in Universities, activists gained access to a number of buildings at the University of Bradford and split up for maximum effect. No security staff were in sight, so we could effectively swamp the campus without hinder.
10-04-2010 17:45"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."
10-04-2010 17:41An opportunity to forge new links between critical theory and contemporary activism...tune in to a live broadcast of the panel discussion happening from 6pm to 10pm - available for download after...
10-04-2010 17:00Scotland imports 75% of the coal burned in its coal-fired power stations, mostly from Colombia, Russia and South Africa. At Hunterston, the UK’s largest coal port on Scotland’s West Coast, huge ships transport coal from Colombia’s open cast mines to the Clydeport facility. If Ayrshire Power and Peel get their way, soon a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston will be fed on this coal too. Making the links between communities affected by coal in Scotland and Colombia, these two events will feature a speaker involved in solidarity work with communities in Colombia driven off their land to make way for the mines.
10-04-2010 16:51Most mass media have done an abysmal, unprofessional job reporting on the Armenian Genocide resolution in the U.S. Congress.
10-04-2010 16:37An alternative proposal to Chavez's "5th international"
10-04-2010 14:41Most mass media have done an abysmal, unprofessional job.
10-04-2010 13:51Cambridge students and residents unite to make the IMF unwelcome and offer the anti-capitalist answer to high-profile economic conference.
10-04-2010 12:33It may be the most important election in our lifetimes; it certainly looks to be the closest. Many are disillusioned, many are apathetic, many believe it's a contest between clowns for the lesser of a few feebles. Whatever you believe, we can all agree that the election could do with being a hell of a lot more FUN.
RECLAIM THE SEATS aims to turn the election into a festival, and bring the people together instead of dividing them.