UK Newswire Archive
29-07-2011 19:30With the eviction of Dale Farm looming, the local papers around Essex seem to be filled with anti-gypsy stories right now. Not to be left behind in the racism stakes, Colchester Council are getting in on the act to...
29-07-2011 14:08A scientist working for the US government who identified the link between polar bear deaths by drowning and climate change, has been suspended after a complaint from an unidentified source. This is thought to be a politically motivated suspension as oil companies are currently lobbying to drill in the Arctic next year.
The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.
The NATO led war, however, is back firing. The Libyan people have united to save their country and Tripoli is exploring its strategic options.
29-07-2011 09:57Nazi band Steelcapped Strength invited to play a gig in Wakefield.
This prejudged notion of Muslim involvement lasted right up until the shocked exclamations that the gunman was blonde and of Norwegian appearance. The Daily Express still couldn’t resist putting in a section about Jihadists and cartoons of the prophet Muhammed the next day despite contrary evidence, and The Sun went with the even crasser “Al-Qaeda Massacre, Norway’s 9/11.” This coverage is merely a manifestation of a wider arching problem created by an amalgamation of factors created by politicians, the media and the far right all pursuing their own particular agendas which happen to have a convergence of mutual interest.
28-07-2011 22:46Namaste encourages and supports local volunteers to offer a spare room to an asylum seeker who would otherwise be destitute. People may choose to host a guest for a few weeks, or a few months, or in some cases longer. Throughout, Namaste offers support to both the host and the guest.
28-07-2011 20:19Nice romantic video of what's been going on in Greece recently:
28-07-2011 19:23-- Campaigners blockading heavy vehicles prevent construction of Shell’s onshore pipeline -- Press release from earlier today - more details from today plus photos to follow as soon as the folk involved catch their breath!
28-07-2011 17:2539 ways to cool down the earth in summer and warm it in winter... please multipost
28-07-2011 16:50This year's North London Punx Picnic is a benefit for S.H.A.C. prisoner Jason Mullan (JJ) and the recently imprisoned Anti-Fascists
The date for eviction looms heavy. Dale Farm family homes are liable to bulldozing from midnight on 31st August. Dale Farm residents are devastated. Meantime, Saturday activity days at Dale Farm are growing in strength each week. Supporters from across the UK are visiting Dale Farm each Saturday, spending time with residents, taking part in legal observer training sessions, helping with practical logistics for the site, meeting with experts from Essex University Human Rights Clinic, and joining a growing network of committed solidarity workers preparing for resistance through civil disobedience. There’s a huge amount of work to be done, but each week brings new faces, ingenuity, thoughtfulness, energy, and hope.
Actions for supporters:
1. Attend the next solidarity activity day at Dale Farm on Saturday, 30th July
Come to Dale Farm this Saturday, 30th July, 11am. Another briefing for later arrivals at 1pm. See http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/activity for details. We're only 30 mins from London Liverpool St. and can pick you up from the station http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/contact
2. Sign up to join ‘Camp Constant’, opening 27th August
To sign up to a txt alert in case of eviction, or to spend a night at Dale Farm so that we have a constant presence there, visit https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/ . Please send this link to your friends and share it on social networking sites.
3. Dale Farm Solidarity Demo – demo callout, Saturday, 10th Sept:
Dale Farm Solidarity together with numerous other groups (including No One is Illegal, London No Borders, Unite Against Fascism) has called a demonstration starting at 1pm on Saturday, Sept 10th or earlier if the eviction starts before then. Join us at Wickford Train Station, just 30 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street Station. The march will then proceed to Dale Farm and Camp Constant, a base at Dale Farm for human rights monitors and those who will engage in civil disobedience to stop the bulldozing. Buses will also be available. Please share the link http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/demo/ or use this callout to spread the word. Please invite your friends to the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245406565483199
4. Sign and send a letter to Kenneth Clarke, Secretary of State for Justice expressing your concern that the Legal Aid Bill as currently formulated which will disproportionately impact on Travellers and Gypsies. This Bill threatens to remove Gypsies and Travellers access to legal support, and as a consequence seriously undermines the protection under the law of their rights. Here’s a letter written by members of the Essex Human Rights Clinic, which can be printed out and signed; just add your name and address, and put it in the post, or you can email a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also sign the petition here: http://www.petitiononline.co.uk/petition/no-mad-laws/3062
5. Oppose the Localism Bill. See previous post here.