UK Newswire Archive
25-11-2011 16:35Death squads and social cleansing have been a large part of Colombia’s past. Unfortunately, they are still a part of Colombia’s present: the government is using police groups and parts of the military to exterminate people that are considered to be socially unwanted, such as the homeless.
25-11-2011 16:07One week left in which the decision to allow tar sands into Europe.
Crellin will perform two free back-to-back comedy shows for the
'Occupy' demonstrators at St Paul's Cathedral and the UBS building on
Nottingham Psc/jENIN Twinning Group in collaboration with Amnesty International present an illustrated talk:
Presumed Guilty: Israeli Violations Against Palestinian Political Prisoners
Gemma Houlden of Adameer, the Jerusalem based organization which supports Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails while campaigning internationally for their human rights, will be giving an illustrated talk with Q & A. She will be talking about how the Israeli legal and political system discriminates against Palestinian political prisoners and violates their human rights.
The talk will take place this Monday 28th November from 7-30 to 9-00pm at The International Community Centre
61b, Mansfield Road
(just up and across from the Victoria Centre)
Any queries : Chris 0785-4053426
25-11-2011 13:00Another victory of NAVA!
On Friday 25th November, the "Atos Two" were due in Nottingham Magistrates Court. Bailed for 9.45am a solidarity demo had been called outside at 9.30am.
Unfortunately, on arrival, the Atos Two discovered that their case was not actually listed until 11.30am, leaving them with more than 2.5 hours to kill.
Perhaps 35-40 demonstrators turned up to show their support, a mix of disbility rights campaigners, anti-cuts activists, occupiers, anarchists and even a Labour councillor. For a weekday morning, organised at less than a fortnight's notice, this was (as the defendants noted) an astonishing turnout.
There was an array of media outside the court, print and TV. It turned out, however, that they were not there in relation to the Atos Two, but rather for something far more important - some drunken footballer.
After a brief photo opportunity with the assembled masses, the defendants took the opportunity to thank people for coming before going into court to answer bail. At this juncture, many of the supporters marched off to visit Atos as a rejoinder to the state's attempt to intimidate protesters.
25-11-2011 11:36"WE HAVE now entered the era of naked force".
25-11-2011 10:27In the midst of rising unemployment
rates, extensive austerity measures and increased privatization, many
Spanish people are losing faith in electoral politics. The video shows
the issues behind protests and occupations surrounding the November
25-11-2011 10:23A beefed up City of London police presence & deployed armed police greeted approx 15 activists demanding the freedom of Bradley Manning on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral on "U.S. Thanksgiving Day". The U.S. Ambassador was attending the annual Thanksgiving service at the cathedral along with a sizeable number of U.S. ex-pats. Those demanding the freedom of Bradley Manning also included U.S. ex-pats living in London.
25-11-2011 08:30Nick Clegg is at Leeds college of building strutting around this morning.
25-11-2011 08:21Direct actions against modern totalitarianism
The gale winds in Leeds city have meant that the people occupying City Square have been working extra hard holding down their tents and any other objects that might blow away. See the other article about Leeds occupation for more info.
With strong winds and little to peg too the Occupiers have had a tough time. A call for sand bags has gone out. If anyone can support them please get down.
25-11-2011 02:38The occupation of Northgate house ends but the occupation of a new location begins tomorrow
Things are looking good for the free space. We’ve managed to get together a provisional programme of workshops and films that will be taking place (see below). We are also looking for people to help with cooking meals and staying in the space overnight. Please contact the squat phone (07758 867265) or our email (nsnATriseup.net) if you can help out.
There will also be bike maintenance skill shares going on all week.
Intro to Indymedia - An introduction to the values and practice of Indymedia, a global network of independent media sites that will make you think twice about giving away your media to corporate sites. The workshop will explain why Indymedia is necessary and how to publish your news and be the media.
Introduction to Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do - Covering primary theory & principles, stance, fundamental footwork, core strikes, stop hits, interceptions & sensitivity drills
JKD Kickboxing basic training.
Men against the patriarchy - Men are conditioned to reinforce patriarchal structures and behaviours. How can they reject and challenge this in their day to day lives? Nottingham based group "Men dealing with our shit" will facilitate this discussion to pick apart our behaviours, their root causes and collectively create solutions. All genders welcome.
Off-grid electrics - Theoretical and practical workshop on off-grid, solar panels and battery power.
Prisoner Solidarity - Those who participate in resistance against the state and capitalism run the risk of spending time imprisoned. This workshop aims to develop ideas and practices which mean that those who end up behind bars to not become isolated from the communities they were part of, as well as thinking through practical ideas to support imprisoned comrades.
Security for activists - From police infiltration to corporate smears and fascist attacks, any effective campaign against powerful enemies will have to deal with attempts to shut it down. This workshop will introduce participants to thinking about personal and campaign security and provide a space to share ideas about how to improve security within our movements.
Self defence foundation course pt.1 - Covering basic core strikes, personal space, defensive reinforcements, body
language, verbalisation, use of senses/awareness, basic footwork & stance, & grab releases.
Self defence foundation course pt.2 - Covering defences utilising use of opponents energy.
Self defence foundation course pt.3 - Covering ground & seated defence.
-A brief introduction on the origins of the campaign and past actions.
-A legal workshop in the form of QnA.
-A talk on direct action tactics.
-What we would like from the Summer of resistance.
In October 1993 Charlie Ryder took part in a violent protest to shut down the BNP headquarters in Welling South East London. Two months later he was featured on crime monthly a program which appealed for some of Britain's most wanted criminals. Arrested the next morning he waited nearly 2 years before he was sent to prison for 16 months.
Charlie has now developed his story into a feature film using shadow puppetry, marionette puppets, rod puppets, masks, visual art, poetry and dance to shine a light on his time inside. Charlie hopes that by painting a picture of his experience it will educate people and challenge perceptions of prison and prisoners.
In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.
Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale.
Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" house mates soon introduce him to Taqwacore- a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists out west. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Yusef is influenced by Taqwacore too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies. The Taqwacores deals with the complexities of being young and Muslim in modern-day America.
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. Tough Guise is the first educational video to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century.
In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that widespread violence in American society, including the tragic school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and elsewhere, needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity.
Earlier this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its much-trailed report ‘presenting new evidence’, said the BBC, ‘suggesting that Iran is secretly working to obtain a nuclear weapon.’
Relying on ‘evidence provided by more than 10 member states as well as its own information’, the IAEA said Iran had carried out activities ‘relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device’.
Having looked deeply into the claims, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh commented this week in an interview with Democracy Now!:
‘But you mentioned Iraq. It’s just this — almost the same sort of — I don’t know if you want to call it a "psychosis," but it’s some sort of a fantasy land being built up here, as it was with Iraq, the same sort of — no lessons learned, obviously.’