UK Newswire Archive
"Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?"
– Television address by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, April 30, 2011
01-09-2011 17:41Today in the Swiss "WOZ" online, there is an article with a Swiss former undercover cop, who was sent to spy at the German G8. The article mentions also UK agent Mark Kennedy who was there, as well as other spies, from France amongst other places.
01-09-2011 15:50A letter from an anarchist prisoner.
The following communiqué is not the opinion of any group or organisation, but that of the signed person only.
01-09-2011 07:44Police forces, prisons and youth detention centres face prosecution for corporate homicide from this week if an individual dies in their custody.
In the 10 years between 1999 and 2009, 333 people died in or following police custody, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Ministry of Justice figures show that last year there were 58 self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales.
Why no reports?
On TV news yesterday there was a short coverage of the fact that the long-standing tents there had been removed by police but this seems to have been overlooked by the rest of the media, which is surprising.
01-09-2011 01:05The Advisory Service for Squatters releases its first newsletter... and wants your help!
31-08-2011 23:44Wednesday 7 September at 7.30 pm
Butetown History & Arts Centre
BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris
For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.
Notts ABC put on another great fundraiser last night. A night of radical feminist DIY music, spoken word and zines featured the ReSistas from Vienna as well as locals Hectic Egg and El Dia. There was a great turnout and atmosphere and some really amazing performances and all proceeds will go towards prisoner support.
First up was El Dia who blew us away with a set of passionate and conscious anti-imperialist, feminist poetry and hip hop. El Dia is one half of the Sisters of Resistance, an 'international group of revolutionary young women'. Check them out! Next up were the hilarious duo Hectic Egg whose punk songs about robbing bras from British Home Stores and giving the vicar's wife cunnilingus had the crowd roaring along with each chorus. Last but not least, the ReSistas bitter sweet acoustic songs about love and loss brought another more contemplative mood again.
Big up to the performers and the organisers for putting on a great night!
31-08-2011 20:49...a possible plan B for Saturday...
31-08-2011 19:54On Tuesday 23 August, youth workers in Oxfordshire went on strike over the County Council's plans to off-load its 26 youth centres in favour of “community hubs”, putting 80 professional youth worker jobs at risk and devastating services.
31-08-2011 16:26This is a brief perspective from a UK-based visitor to the Rossport Solidarity Camp, Mayo, Ireland. It gives those who have not yet visited the camp an idea of what to expect, and ways to support the campaign.
31-08-2011 14:59Urgently needed at Dale Farm
Protest against Parliament Square's closure by attaching a padlock to one of the fences.
Large grey fences have obstructed Parliament Square for well over a year now.
It is not clear for how much longer Londoners will be denied access to one of the capital's much used and enjoyed public spaces.
The authorities have not been transparent in stating the circumstances that the square will come back into public use: as any visitor can see, it clearly has nothing to do with the grass growing back...
In protest at its indefinite closure, I've attached a padlock to one of the fences in mockery of the London authorities. I hope others will do the same, and adorn the fence panels surrounding the square with padlocks.
Free the square!
(Inspired by the phenomenon of Love Padlocks: http://s.coop/50n8)
Follow @PadlockMeme on Twitter for pics and updates.
Email Fences.Are.Ugly@gmail.com to send pics anonymously.
31-08-2011 14:43This time it's in the South Kordofan mountainous region where the Sudanese air force is bombing defenceless civilians