UK Newswire Archive
As Afghan War Approaches Second Decade, Activists Organize October Anti-War Protest
Interview with David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, conducted by Scott Harris
When President Obama announced his decision to deploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan in December 2009, he also pledged to begin a withdrawal of those troops beginning in July 2011.
Or: Our Problem With Mainstream Dissidents
Working on Media Lens has given us ten years of first-hand experience of just how tightly discussion can be controlled in an ostensibly democratic society. No matter how carefully we have formulated our questions, no matter how politely we have delivered them, we have been branded angry, irrational, unworthy of attention.
09-06-2011 14:13The relentless bombardment of Tripoli over the past 48 hours represents a new stage in one of the most naked acts of imperialist aggression since the wars of conquest launched by Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s.
09-06-2011 14:12Workfare, the government’s forced labour scheme, could be the latest policy to unravel as encouraging momentum builds against the proposed reform of the welfare system.
09-06-2011 12:24Awareness of continued US political oppression against Black Panthers
08-06-2011 21:53NO TO NAZI BANDS IN ISLINGTON!
08-06-2011 21:12Europe just witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history with the raid of the popular movie streaming portal Kino.to. More than a dozen people connected to the site were arrested after police officers in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands raided several residential addresses and data centers. Kino.to hosted no illicit content itself, but indexed material stored on file-hosters and other streaming services.
Here's a chat I had with the "renowned" director Emily James and the activist and editor of the film James Leadbitter.
08-06-2011 17:47We have grave concerns about the recent Ncafc conference – both how it was organised and the outcome of the conference, which imposed a new set of structures that undermine the unity and inclusivity of the national organisation.
08-06-2011 17:0124 Iraqi refugees held in a detention centre in Oxford have started a hunger
strike to protest against the government's plans to deport them to Baghdad.
08-06-2011 15:23Many student activists will be wondering why we did not stand for, or vote, in the elections for a steering committee at the recent “reinvigoration” meeting of the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on 5 June. Here's why