UK Newswire Archive
18-01-2011 12:40Did the CPS act unlawfully in authorising criminal acts by NPOIU's undercover cops?
Do the police have the power to authorise officers to commit crime?
18-01-2011 10:467pm Wednesday 19th January
at Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1 8TN
Dale Farm is the last major surviving Traveller site in Essex, following a series of brutal evictions elsewhere over the years. There are around 1000 residents altogether. Those now facing eviction (yet again) since they took over a scrap yard next door to a long established legal site. The local Council is determined to drive all the Travellers out of the area. This is what they did recently when they evicted Hovefield, hounding families relentlessly until they were gone. They have promised to clear Dale Farm before the next Council elections.
18-01-2011 07:10Over the past few weeks, I was privileged enough to hitch a ride on an email list that organised this January 17th solidarity demonstration with Bradley Manning. demanding his ongoing torture at Quantico U.S. Marine Corps Base cease and his immediate release! It reminded me how much I miss that "sure can do" American activist energy since my deportation following resistance there to Gulf War 1.
Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements.
please flag up any mistakes and we will up date in 24 hours or so. We still need more factual information about their activities. The purpose of this post/thread is to create as clear a picture of the infiltrators as possible for activists worldwide.
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Trees are being felled, despite minimal public consultation and local residents' very visible opposition, and yet we are supposed to believe this is Cambridge City Council acting democractically.
17-01-2011 20:06Background - Seven Australian Rising Tide activists are being pursued by Port Waratah Coal Services, which is made up of Rio Tinto and Xstrata, for US$525,000 in "victim's compensation" as a result of a non-violent blockade of the world's largest coal port on September 26 last year. For full details visit - http://risingtide7.wordpress.com/
17-01-2011 18:24Teachers at Rawmarsh Community School (RCS) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, started a three-day strike January 12, in protest over proposed job cuts. A one day stoppage took place the previous week, shutting the school.
17-01-2011 16:32With just one week to go until the second National Day of Action Against Benefit Cuts on the 24th January, please take time to invite your friends to the events below - share on your profile, blog, tweet, email and let's spread the word.
17-01-2011 16:28This morning , Monday 17th January, a small group of us held a surprise noise demo at EDO MBM to tell the arms dealers what we think of them.
Many of them were university academics, who symbolically turned up in their black robes to represent the wider body of higher education tutors, whom are affected by the government's cuts to higher education funding.
17-01-2011 13:19We are not being allowed to get anyone in or out of our occupation please ring one of these two numbers to voice your complaint: 01214144536 or 0121 4143344
17-01-2011 13:14This was published as comment on 15th jan
We republish here and will follow with a reply
17-01-2011 12:28"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.” This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration.
The current expansion of American imperialism globally has been rapidly accelerated since Obama became President, and seems intent on starting and expanding wars all over the world. When Obama became President, America and its Western allies were engaged in a number of wars, occupations and covert destabilizations, from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, to the Congo, and Obama took office in the midst of Israel’s brutal assault against Gaza. From the beginning of his presidency, Obama immediately justified Israel’s vicious attack against innocent Palestinians, rapidly accelerated the war and occupation of Afghanistan, expanded the war into Pakistan, started a new war in Yemen, and supported a military coup in Honduras, which removed a popular democratic government in favour of a brutal dictatorship. Obama’s administration has expanded covert special operations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa, and is paving the way for a war against Iran. In fact, the Obama administration has expanded Special Operations forces into 75 countries around the world (compared with a height of 60 during the Bush regime). Among the many countries with expanded operations are Yemen, Colombia, the Philippines, Somalia, Pakistan, among many others. Further, in recent months, the Obama administration has been saber rattling with North Korea, potentially starting a war on the Korean Peninsula. With the creation of the Pentagon’s Africa Command (AFRICOM), American foreign policy on the continent has become increasingly militarized."