UK Newswire Archive
03-05-2011 21:04In the world of police intelligence analysis the use of the social sciences of network analysis has been digitalised with powerful software such as i2 Analyst Notebook.
This is not a promotional article for this software. You can't afford to buy it.But you should know how it works.
03-05-2011 20:53Policy Exchange UK published a You Tube video of a symposium in which policing experts and former police infiltrators offer frank assessments of government responses to the threat they face from anti-cuts protests. These experts advise that the protests can succeed, and their primary advice to the government is to "kettle the political debate as efficiently as the Met kettles rioters". What strategies can protestors adopt to make sure that doesn't happen?
03-05-2011 19:12Supporters of Workers Fund Iran will be pounding the streets in the Hamburg marathon on May 22. They will be getting their running shoes on to raise sponsorship money for the important and unique work of this charity – can you support them?
Highlighting 9/11, he painstakingly discussed everything but the truth. America's media repeated it. Celebratory crowds in front of the White House, in Times Square, and at "ground zero" cheered it past midnight, mindlessly believing a lie.
Clear evidence showed bin Laden died years ago, likely in December 2001. However, reporting it was concealed to pursue America's "war on terror."
As a result, "Enemy Number One" was used to stoke fear as pretext for imperial wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, perhaps others now planned, and numerous proxy ones in Somalia, Yemen, Bahrain, Palestine, Central Africa, Colombia, and elsewhere.
03-05-2011 16:30Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org, for Tuesday May 3rd, 2011
03-05-2011 15:05The Inquest Jury's verdict is just out.
03-05-2011 13:04If you had any doubts whether the police have too much time on their hands and are only there to protect big business, then I urge you to hear the story of John Catt. If you have reason to believe that the cops have information on you, demand it back!
03-05-2011 13:00I won't do a corporate repost as we all know that isn't permitted here but The Grauniad has on the face of it, a useful guide here to help you find out what information might be held about you in police intelligence files with a handy pro forma letter:
03-05-2011 12:26Last night a group of activists sabotaged three banks on the High Street in Harborne, Birmingham.
03-05-2011 10:58Ian Tomlinson was murdered by a copper during the g20 protests a couple of years ago - the jusy at the inquest into his death are right now considering their verdict....please follow the news today and wait for their answer. thank you.
On Monday May 2nd, Chesterfield held its annual Mayday demonstration.
Traditionally, Chesterfield was a Labour stronghold and was represented in Parliament by Tony Benn. The town's Mayday celebrations were renowned and relatively large. Today its reputation remains, but it is no longer able to turnout massive numbers. This year there were - at a push - 1,000 people on the demonstration. This isn't a chronic number compared to many lefty demos and Maydays elsewhere. Nevertheless, there were a number of banners from elsewhere including Mansfield and Sheffield and I met several people from Nottingham, so it is clear that people had travelled from some distance.
As I noted in my report from Nottingham's Mayday, there appears to be a general problem with low turnout at events this year, which is perhaps surprising given the apparent upswing in political activity around cuts and fees. Why this is or what it indicates I am not sure, but I think it is something we should think about carefully.
The march formed up in front of Chesterfield town hall and started off unusually punctually for a lefty demo at almost exactly 11am. Trade unions were better represented than they had been at Nottingham's Mayday, with UCATT, Unison, GMB, UCU and a few others around. There was a sizeable contingent from the Communist Party of Britain, obvious with their large red flags. Probably the largest single group was the Labour Party who inexplicably seemed proud to wear their red rosettes and carried a banner proclaiming "Peace and Socialism" despite 13 years of Labour government moving us further away from both.
The march was led by a brass band and entertainment was also provided by the Urban Gypsies who belly danced their way along the route. The music was a welcome break from the inevitable chanting. At one point, a group around the SWP banner began chanting, "What do we want? General Strike. When do we want it? Now." Apparently, they hadn't realised it was a bank holiday.
The march took a strange spiral route which eventually took us into the market square. Here marchers were addressed by speakers including Matt Wrack from the FBU and Wassim Wagdy, an Egyptian democracy activist. While this was going on, it was possible to peruse stalls from a number of political organisations, campaigns and gardening clubs. The rally was rounded off by music from various artists.