UK Newswire Archive
04-04-2012 15:36Following the recent Portsmouth Nazi Watch investigation into Havant U15s Youth Football Coach, Steve Clarke, he has been charged by the FA with improper conduct and of making comments deemed to be of a racist nature.
04-04-2012 15:26A squat in Brighton was illegally evicted by riot police and bailiffs yesterday morning.
Statement by the Save Leyton Marsh group
The ODA claim they have "no option" but to take legal action against this peaceful protest in order to fulfil their obligations "to provide practice facilities for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes". This is fundamentally untrue. Eleven questions were put to them in December by a number of local councillors and still remain unanswered, including why the ODA chose not to utilize one of several alternative sites that would not require destroying this much loved green space.
Statement from Leabridge Ward Hackney councillors, 4 April 2012 in relation to the Save Leyton Marsh campaign.
Cllrs Ian Rathbone and Deniz Oguzkanli say:
We are disappointed that the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has gone to such extraordinary and unnecessary lengths by going to the High Court, wasting public money and court time on a matter which could have been discussed in the usual way of talking with one another.
04-04-2012 13:03Update from John on attempts to sabotage his parole...
04-04-2012 11:39In September 2009, hundreds of Carabinieri stormed a school in the Magliana area of Rome and arrested dozens of people who were occupying it. The charges made against them were super harsh: organised crime, extortion, possession of weapons, theft, assaulting police officers, and more.
When Populism Is Dangerous For Democracy - To The Media Gallows With 'Controversial' George Galloway
George Galloway’s stunning victory in last week’s Bradford West by-election afforded a rare opportunity to witness naked imbalance, establishment scorn of any challenges, and blatant anti-Muslim propaganda in the corporate British media.
The excellent News Sniffer website exposed how the Guardian hurriedly fixed political editor Patrick Wintour’s ugly analysis of Galloway’s 10,140 majority win, with a staggering swing of 36 per cent from Labour to the Respect party. Wintour’s shoddy journalism had initially focused on how the constituency’s ‘Muslim immigrant community’ had largely abandoned Labour. The offensive trope of ‘immigrant’ Muslims appeared three times in his piece. And Galloway’s popular call for the immediate withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, and ‘a fightback against the job crisis’, was disparagingly cast as ‘fundamentalist’.
03-04-2012 22:55Trafalgar12 activists are due in Westminster Magistrates' Court, hoping to create a legal precedent that will confine the powers Section 12.5 of the POA.
03-04-2012 21:11On April 1 in Istanbul, Washington-led rogue leaders discussed ways to destabilize and topple Assad. They recognized the violent Syrian National Council (SNC) as the "sole representative of the Syrian people." Doing so assures continued conflict, not peaceful resolution. Killer gangs were promised generous funding. They've already gotten plenty, as well as weapons, munitions, and training. Now they'll get more. Washington and rogue NATO partners plan conflict, not peace. They want Assad replaced by someone they control. Violence rages to achieve it. Expect lots more followed by war if current efforts fail. In Istanbul, pretense dissolved. So did Annan's sham peace plan. Couched in diplomatic language, it was more theater than resolve to end conflict peacefully.
Two sets of legal papers have been served on the occupation at Leyton Marsh, where the Olympic Delivery Authority and Lea Valley Regional Park Authority are attempting to build a four storey temporary basketball training facility.
03-04-2012 18:20March was another good month for workfare campaigns, locally and nationally, with a great demonstration held in Birmingham as part of a national day of action on March 3rd http://birminghamagainstthecuts.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/boycott-workfare-demonstration-report-and-photos/ , and Kings Heath Against Workfare being formed http://www.facebook.com/KingsHeathAgainstWorkfare and holding a Workfare Walk Of Shame on Kings Heath high street – which provoked interesting reactions from store managers
Quakers in Nottingham have made a public declaration of support for the protestors.
As Nottingham City Council gives notice to the Occupy Nottingham activists to clear the Old Market Square by 4pm on Monday 5th March, Quakers in Nottingham have made a public declaration of support for the protestors.
A statement from Quakers says that they share the concern for global economic justice and sustainability expressed by the Occupy movement. And speaking from their long tradition of nonviolence, praise the peaceful nature of the Occupy movement.
Occupation Leyton Marsh camp served legal papers
03-04-2012 15:58I must say I'm really shocked to hear this. Not that a cop attacked a kid, but that he actually got done.
Dunno what a juvenille is.
03-04-2012 15:51Smash EDO presents
Stop the Attack on Afghanistan and the Prospect of Strikes on Iran
Thursday 5th April, 7pm, Friends Meeting House Ship Street, Brighton
Bristolians kick started a summer of resistance outside the 27th International Bristol Drone Conference. The protest began at around 9 am at the corner of Baldwin street and Telephone Avenue, by midday around 80 people were making a wall of sound including a performance from a live band