UK Newswire Archive
02-06-2010 13:28Four actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and none improved in May 2010, according to the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch 82, released today.
Deteriorated Situations: India (non-Kashmir), Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories, North Korea, Thailand
Tomorrow morning Activists from Democracy Village, the protest camp against the war in Afghanistan will be appearing in court. Come and show solidarity at the The Strand High Court, 10am 3rd of June. Please show support against this repression of our right to peaceful assembly and protest.
10 am Royal Courts of Justice - the High Court
Strand, London WC1
02-06-2010 13:09This extremely important view about the abominable Israeli aggression against the Gaza flotilla explains the significant private disagreements developing inside NATO as a result. It is written by ex British ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who since he was dismissed for opposing British complicity with torture, has become an outspoken critic of murderous British and US-centric foreign policy.
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02-06-2010 11:41Since Gaza all quiet on the German alternative media front. There are obvious signs that de.indymedia.org has been overtaken by the Antideutsche sect
02-06-2010 11:19Support the decommissioners!
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02-06-2010 10:52Meet outside Nottingham Council House, Market Square at 5:00PM on Friday 4th of June 2010. Bring banners, lots of noise, friends and family.
Two years ago, a group of London activists cycled to a "Smash Edo" demonstration against the arms trade in Brighton. With them was Marie Vesco, who was part of the Food not Bombs group which regularly handed out food outside Brixton McDonalds. On the way, she was killed by a careless driver on the road. Tomorrow, her friends are holding a remembrance ride from Brixton to Brighton.
The Smash Edo demonstration held a minute's silence in her honour.
Her death lead to discussions on the socio-political implications of the predominance of cars over cyclists on several forums.
A year later, friends and family placed a white ghost bike by the side of the A23, where she was killed.
Tomorrow, there will be another remembrance ride to Brighton starting from Brixton.
court documents attached
02-06-2010 06:38“It depends on what you mean by Zionism. I was a Zionist activist in my youth. For me, Zionism meant opposition to a Jewish state. The Zionist movement did not come out officially in favor of a Jewish state until 1942. Before this it was merely the intent of the Zionist leadership. The Zionist movement for a long time stood against the establishment of a Jewish state because such a state would be discriminatory and racist.”
~ Noam Chomsky
‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.’
With summer finally here, come to Sneinton Marketplace on the 12th June to experience Nottingham's' taste of summer at the Transition Market.
02-06-2010 03:51Keep 19th June free! Make your way to the Plough in Bristol for an evening of open mic, upbeat bands and DJs playing til late. Cheap entry, a well-stocked bar and all sorts of unexpected goodies await.
01-06-2010 22:26Why targetting Marks and Spencers plays into the hands of those who say that any "anti israeli" protest are anti-semitism in disguise
Yes, marks and spencers sell israeli produce. However, for many people the assumption people will make is that you are tagetting them is for their jewish immigrant founders - who as far as i know never even visited Israel. Moreover, those who seek to portray critics of Israeli persecution can easily (if deliberatley misleadingly) portray it as anti-semitism. There are loads of better targets... even Tescos (despite there Jewish origins are not as clearly asociated by the British Public as Jewish)) sell far more products of all kinds (including israeli) than M & S.
Starbucks are also a weak target, their CEO is Jewish but they have currently have no direct business links with the State of Israel.