UK Newswire Archive
16-02-2011 14:59The Metro has published a letter from one of its readers calling squatters 'rats', 'scum' and 'subhumans' and suggests allowing property owners to electrify their property to keep squatters out. We know where the irresponsible promotion of this kind of language leads - to social cleansing, crackdowns and probably the Tories criminalising squatting.
16-02-2011 14:25Another mad corporate idea springs up it seems, this time nuclear power stations under the Channel!
16-02-2011 13:22In this latest phase of widespread political and economic crisis, the subject of sexuality has become crucial. In this context the role of women is once again determined and exploited by those in power, within an old traditional ideological perspective. We’ve surely needed a women’s mobilisation against the government and its PM for some time now, and not just because of the sexual scandals.
16-02-2011 13:00Report back meeting from CairoRising, February 22 at 7.30pm. The Cowley Club, 12
London Road, Brighton
16-02-2011 11:46PROTEST AGAINST THE 'Nuclear Rennaissance' event
This thurs 17th at Doncaster Racecourse 9am onwards
16-02-2011 11:33Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign SPEAKING TOUR. Thu 17 Feb – Thu 3 Mar 2011.
16-02-2011 10:47Japanese whalers have suspended their Antarctic hunt, citing harassment by environmentalists, and are considering ending their annual mission early, a fisheries agency official says.
16-02-2011 10:14Thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated against the government after a second protester died in clashes with police on Tuesday 15 February. The protests in a country, which saw deadly unrest in the 1990s, prompted Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to voice concern about next month's Grand Prix, which opens the new Formula One season.
The following is a self-written history by our movement. After a lot of deliberation with our members, we came up with this document as a way of explaining how we have come to say Kwanele! Please use this document in order to better understand our struggle…
A small demonstration was held on Monday the 14th of February 2011 on the issue of cyclists killed on the road.
The demonstration was attended by supporters of road safety charity Brake and friends and family of cyclists killed on the raod like Eilidh Cairns and Marie Vesco among others.
To raise media awareness about the issue of High Goods Vehicles, HGVs, and the campaign 'See Me Save Me', there was a truck parked at Hyde Park Corner from 11:30am. A drawing next to the lorry indicated the "blind spot" area. Police officers were instructing anyone who would listen to stay away from such area, especially at traffic lights, even if that meant to disobey the "highway code". They also reminded us that the markings on the road, some of which indicate cyclists to place themselves exactly where drivers can not see them, are not law and that one must put their own safety first.
16-02-2011 05:38Charnwood Campaign Against the Cuts is planning to escalate its protests in Loughborough through a series of meetings.
Protests in Egypt have ended nearly 30 years rule by President Hosni Mubarak. The movement has inspired people across the world, with solidarity protests held in many cities, including Nottingham.
On the newswire: Demo to celebrate resignation of Mubarak | Nottingham Anti-Mubarak Demo | Support Demo for People of Egypt | Nottingham Supports Egyptian Revolution!
According to the Post, on Tuesday 1st February, a silent protest was held at the University of Nottingham on Tuesday, attended by around 200 people who had relatives in Egypt.
On Friday 4th February, Nottingham Stop the War Coalition organised an “emergency protest” in support of anti-Mubarak demonstrators in Egypt in front of the Council House. This was attended by almost 100 people and protesters
On Sunday 6th February, the Notts UK Uncut group organised a demonstration against Vodafone as part of it’s ongoing campaign against tax dodging companies. More recently, Vodafone had closed down its network in Egypt at the behest of the authorities and allegedly sent out pro-regime text messages. Campaigners linked the demands that Vodafone pay its tax and that it stop supporting the Mubarak regime. This demonstration was covered by local BBC news (available to view on YouTube).
On Friday 18th, Nottingham Stop the War called another demonstration. This was initially called in response to Mubarak’s speech the previous evening when he had seemingly refused to stand down, but by the time protesters converged at 5pm Mubarak had left for Sharm El Sheikh and resigned as president. The protest became instead a celebration, although speakers were keen to point out that the revolution would not be successful until the apparatus of terror which had maintained Mubarak in power was removed. Simply changing the faces at the top wasn’t enough.
Published today, Fight Back! features reports, analysis, images, reflections and overviews on the UK's winter of protests, and the start of a movement against fees and cuts.
From a 15-year-old UK Uncut activist to a rebel Lib Dem peer, via kettled students and forward-thinking commentary - Fight Back! captures both the spirit and arguments of revolt, bringing together the best reportage and analysis of an extraordinary political moment.
Sections include: The Demonstrations, The Occupations, The Under-19s, The Universities, The Establishment, The Trade Unions, The Aesthetics, The Generations, and Overviews
Contributors: Guy Aitchison, Anthony Barnett, Rosemary Bechler, Tasha Bell, Joanna Biggs, Ben Braithwaite, Sophie Burge, James Butler, Felix Cohen, Tony Curzon Price, Jesse Darling, Siraj Datoo, Rowenna Davies, Genevieve Dawson, Keith Ewing, Alan Finlayson, Cailean Gallagher, Ryan Gallagher, Jeremy Gilbert, Asher Goldman, Tom Griffin, Dan Hancox, Johann Hari, Adam Harper, Gerry Hassan, Owen Hatherley, Oliver Huitson, Peter Johnson, Markus Malarkey, Ben Martin, Anna Mason, Maeve McKeown, Len McLuskey, Jonathan Moses, Anthony Painter, Nick Pearce, Laurie Penny, Aaron Peters, Rory Rowan, Paul Sagar, Trevor Smith, John Stuttle, Niki Seth-Smith, Daniel Trilling, Oliver Wainwright.
(it's available as scribd doc atm but full pdf will be up on the site tmrw). A print version will be available in March.
15-02-2011 20:19Tesco have been pushing their 'we don't use Genetically Modified ingredients, honest' line for years. With evidence mounting of the horrific impact of GM soya in South America, it seemed about time to start making some noise about the way GM has been creeping back onto the shelves, especially when we heard they'd gone so far as to make an in store display of GM oil.