UK Newswire Archive
Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK was recently deported from Bahrain. She travelled there with Witness bahrain, an international solidarity movement that was set up to monitor and report on human rights abuses, collective punishment and suppression of Arab Spring democracy activists in the Kingdom, as the struggle approached its first anniversary.
In this interview she discusses the 'samud' (steadfastness) of the women she met, the arming of the Kingdom by Western Imperialists, and the need to take action against the companies who sponsor and promote the F1 Grand Prix which is set to take place in Bahrain in April. Also worthy of note is her account of how policing is undertaken by foreigners, who are loyal to the king and not the people.
Today hundreds of BP signs across London were targeted by activists protesting against the company’s role as ‘Sustainability Partner’ of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Around the capital, protesters hit petrol stations, advertising hoardings, and BP-sponsored cultural institutions, disfiguring hundreds of the famous BP ‘sunflower’ logo. Advertisements with the company’s Olympic strapline ‘fuelling the future’ were altered with the addition of three asterisks to make ‘f***ing the future’.
Daily Hate Mail reports that the government have ordered the police to crackdown on anti workfare protests.
This is in the wake of trotskyist political parties such as the socialist party & SWP jumping on the populist bandwagon as usual & apparently hijacking the fantastic work Boycott Workfare have been doing this past year, informing people of the Mandatory Work Activity, Work Expirence & other work for your benefits schemes. These protests have been non violent direct action on multi million pound profit making companies mandating people to work for free. It seems that the only threat of violence, once again comes from the state & it`s apparatus, the police. It is hoped that the rank & file Police Federation will see sense & refuse to allow it`s members to be stormtroopers for the government & it`s right wing pogrom against vulnerable members of our society. The right to work, a front for the socialist party have jumped on this bandwagon. They also have a front; Defend the right to protest, who have been putting political prisoners safety at risk by publishing names, prisons where held & prison numbers, without prior consent of prisoners. These front organisations, which has been proved many times in the past, jump from one popular protest subject to the next. Not bothering about any damage caused in their wake, all in the intrest of bolstering membership & selling papers.
As far as I`m aware, Boycott Workfare is a grassroots non political campaign without any political mandate or hidden agenda. See www.boycottworkfare.org
26-02-2012 12:20MILITANT CAMP @ ARCADIA MISSA
As part of the survival series artist Tom Bresolin will initiate a militant camp at arcadia missa.A week long social experimental performance camp. Involving physical and mental training to prepare for the inevitable apocalypse and collapse of capitalism
26-02-2012 10:35The following article discusses the current approach of the British Government in dealing with terror suspects.
Translated by B.pd for http://actforfree.nostate.net
25-02-2012 18:33SDL/EDL chanted and went home.
25-02-2012 18:04Investigators discovered appaling conditions at Jessops Farm in Sussex.
25-02-2012 08:11From Bristol with Love is a showcase for local music, local news and new forms of local thinking.
Provoked by the film Tierra y Libertad on working-class militancy 1936/37and Nin's party POUM, we decided to make available this revealing letter to English, French and Russian readers.
24-02-2012 22:11The first Reclaim the Fields Gathering of the year will be taking place this March 9th- 11th at the Wilderness Centre in the Forest of Dean.