UK Newswire Archive
09-07-2010 12:59CarerWatch are thinking how to take this ESA campaign on (as part of our larger disability benefit campaign).
They intend to hit the politicians on 6th September when they come back from recess. Please support them.
09-07-2010 12:38This is an invitation to participate in a land reclaim project in south east London, pre swoop date 10TH JULY. If you would like to be involved then our pre swoop meeting point will be at WOOLWICH ARSENAL TUBE STATION 10TH JULY MIDDAY we will wait till 12:15. If you dont make it on time and want to get involved contact us through our details. peas love hugs and freedom x
09-07-2010 12:23This is interesting given the frequent attempt by some to portray the EDL as a benign force detached from the rest of the fascist and nazi movement in England. The massed ranks of the Aryan Strike Force (ASF) and the British Freedom Force (BFF) have suffered a body blow as Mike Heaton and Trevor Hannington [...]
09-07-2010 11:21The Conservative-Liberal Democrat government is to implement legislation slashing the redundancy pay of civil servants by as much as 85 percent. The aim is to pave the way for the 600,000 public sector job losses required by its savage cuts package to government departments of between 25 and 40 percent in the next four years.
09-07-2010 09:22“Hussain Must Stay! “
“Stop The War – Troops Out Of Afghanistan Now”
Date: Wednesday 21st July
Venue: Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol BS5 6AW
Speakers: Hussain Ali, Carol Turner (Stop The War Coalition), Glen Burrows (Bristol RMT – personal capacity)
Hussain Ali came to Britain aged 14 after all his family were killed in Afghanistan. He is now 17 and is threatened with deportation back to Afghanistan because our government has decided it is a 'safe place'. But Afghans and British soldiers die there every day. British soldiers are being withdrawn from the area of the country where casualties have been highest in recent months. The entire US and British strategy for the war is being called into question.
Hear Hussain tell his story and others explain how and why Afghanistan is not a 'safe place'.
This meeting is part of the campaign to raise funds for Hussain's appeal.
See Evening Post article: http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/family-shot-8211-fe....html
A flyer for the event can be downloaded from http://bristol.indymedia.org/attachments/jul2010/afghan...y.gif
Jointly organised by Bristol Stop The War Coalition – firstname.lastname@example.org and Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers Campaign – email@example.com
09-07-2010 08:13At a stroke the Academies Bill could take hundreds of the most successful schools out of local authority control. This would leave local authorities managing the schools with the most difficulties, with diminishing budgets.
In reality this means the end of the state education system as we know it.
In every city and town we need to start to resist these proposals.
No privatisation, No cuts: Defend State Education.
09-07-2010 00:22plus award winning flm maker Ken Loach at Easton Community Centre
Dialect Radio is a Bristol (UK) podcast produced by volunteers. Our main activity is our weekly current affairs and arts magazine programme Dialect, which is recorded at our Queen's Square studios and posted for download every week on Friday morning. Want to volunteer? Volunteering Bristol, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol. BS1 4GB Tel: 0117 989 7733. Listen on air: 93.2 FM (BCFM), Sundays at 12 noon. Or listen live on the internet at http://www.bcfm.org.uk/
TIMES ON THE MP3 FILE
00:00 - Introduction
01:00 - Julian Parry has a new system for recycling household waste
13::00 - Bristol Whistler Don Townshend
27:00 - Film director Ken Loach discusses the Gaza Aid flotilla story
35:00 - No Borders for Disabled man - Tony Giles from Weston travels the world Can Do Attitude - world traveller Tony Giles from Weston Super Mare - http://www.tonythetraveller.com
44:00 - Secrets and Lies by David Southwell read by Malcolm Grieves - drugs and pharmeceuticals
50:18 - Poet Tim Burroughs reads - The Moment - Poem for John Cabot written in the Nova Scotia pub
54:30 - Jeff's What's On guide
58:00 - Credits
Presenter: John Peters-Coleman
Reporters: Anthea Page and Tony Gosling
Studio Engineer Jonny Roydon
Producer: Tony Gosling
08-07-2010 23:52'This is Big Brother', says corporate insider
08-07-2010 23:17The newest edition of Bath's monthly radical tabloid rag is now ready for hungry eyes: featuring rants about cuts, privatisation, the budget, lions, vegan fayres, climate camps, and nefarious plotting...
Five years on from the London tube bombings, we remain no closer to a full, complete and impartial understanding of the terrible events of that day. Today, the coalition government has demonstrated that it has largely fallen in line with the steps of its predecessor.
08-07-2010 22:36So Piss Off!
Robert Fisk wrote last week in the Independent of how an unnamed friend of his, "a Very Senior Correspondent of the BBC", responded to a recent challenge. Fisk could no longer recall whether it "was about the BBC's grovelling coverage of Israel or its refusal to show a film seeking help for wounded Palestinian children after the 2008-09 Gaza slaughter (on the grounds that this would damage the BBC's 'neutrality')". But the BBC correspondent was blandly dismissive:
"I recognise this is an issue."
Sunday 11th June - IWW
Sunday 18th June - Anarchists and Friends
- North Kelvinside Meadow
Tuesday 13th June - Glasgow Solidarity Network
17th July - Pride Glasgow
21st-22nd August - Sonic Soak - Govanhill pool campaign event
ONGOING - Visit Faslane Peace Camp
Every Sunday - Glasgow AF meeting
08-07-2010 17:24The next Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a discussion on Anarcho-Syndicalism.
Photo and video material from the Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla expose the use of European and US produced war material. The attack on the relief boats was executed by Israeli navy special forces Unit 13 (Shayetet 13). Several large and small navy ships, as well as helicopters, were used, armed with US and European weapons.
Involved in the attack was a Sa'ar V corvette named Lahav built by US company Northrop-Grumman. The Sa'ar V is fitted with mostly US and Israeli weapon systems, but according to Jane's Fighting Ships it has an Italian OTO Melara 76mm canon, which is interchangeable with a Swedish Bofors 57 mm canon. The OTO Melara canon were also used for bombarding the coast of Gaza during the January 2009 war.
Other weapon systems on the Sa'ar V are surface-surface missiles (SSM) from McDonnell Douglas, and Barak surface-air missiles (SAM) from Israeli Industries. It also has US-made Honeywell torpedoes. Command systems and weapon control are from Elbit and ElOp respectively, both Israeli companies.
No names of the other big ships involved are known but there was at least one Sa’ar 4.5 class involved. Ships of this class are armed– amongst other weapons – with 2 Austrian Oerlikon 20mm guns