UK Newswire Archive
21-05-2012 01:39Amid a series of anti-NATO protests taking place this week to coincide with NATO's summit in Chicago, three anarchists who were arrested on Wednesday have reportedly been charged with terrorism
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21-05-2012 00:08A group of protesters visited the Barnados shop on Cowley Rd in Oxford this weekend to
challenge them about the charity's involvement in locking up children and families.
Sorry for the corporate-press-release style and tone.... didn't have time to write a more down-to-earth report as well as a press release! A video of the action is being edited and will be up in the next few days.
Thousands of political prisoners been killed as a 'enemy of God ' under ' Islamic Law'
“Iran Tribunal” aims to raise the awareness of the international community and the civil societies by exposing the horrific magnitude of this human tragedy.
20-05-2012 12:56Comments on the recent article on DHL 'investment' in a distribution centre for Jaguar Land Rover have been deleted without any justification.
Fracking is Dead - Hurrah! Long Live Radioactive Fracking with Bells On? While the Forests Sell Off and the Fracking campaigns recieved really sympathetic , whipping in, and at times almost blanket media coverage, the media support for the campaign to stop the dumping of high level wastes under Cumbria has been low key to say the very least.
Only now when the plan is entrenched with £millions spent and the CONsultation over has the national media allowed a bit of the truth about this diabolic plan to be given a glimpse of the light of day. The reporting in national and local press takes its cue directly from the government quango 'Managing Radioactive Wastes Safely' spindoctors, by spreading the lie that Cumbrians are nothing more than turkeys voting for Christmas with "A consultation led by three Cumbrian councils is also expected to show local people are in favour of the dump" There is no mention here of the 75% of Parish Councils voting NO.
This is nasty spin, cherrypicking one out of 8 CONsultation questions from a CONsultation that should not be taking place at all in an area whose geology is too leaky for a geological nuclear dump. It is highly suspect that all those people who have said NO to the previous 7 questions of this dodgy CONsultation would say YES to proceeding with the plan for a geological nuclear dump which would uplift the land with radioactive gases, irreversibly contaminate water supplies and condem the Forests to transpiring radioactive carbon. But Hey - 'We' stopped the Fracking and the Forests Sell Off!! Two out of three ain't bad.
The news that Shepway council in Kent wants to explore a geological nuclear dump smacks of some dodgy sales technique ‘some one else is interested.’ Will this timely news from Kent galvanise and warm the cockles of what must be increasingly cold feet amongst Cumbria’s ‘Decision Making Bodies’ here in Cumbria? The contrast between the reaction of Kent County Council’s vow to “use every tool in the box to oppose a nuclear dump” and the pathetic ‘don’t worry everything is OK’ of the Cumbrian elite is embarrassing.
Cumbrians are being stitched up like a turkey for Christmas and this is to continue at the next Partnership meeting on Tues 22nd from 9.30am in Whitehaven’s Civic Hall where the Partnership Patsys will be deciding on the ‘Decision to Participate.’ Join Radiation Free Lakeland and other Lakelanders in showing that Cumbrians are not turkeys and that we do not want a nukiller dump.
Radiation Free Lakeland previously provided a Quick Guide to the CONsultation
THE LIE that Cumbria Supports the Dump is being reported in national and local press on the back of the suspect CONsultation question 8
20-05-2012 06:40Critical Legal Thinkings operatives have been in Frankfurt to blog the astonishing police crackdown that has been going on. Read our liveblog of the events, and see our photos and links at our website.
19-05-2012 09:14Quebec's provincial government has passed an emergency law restricting demonstrations and shutting some universities as the government seeks to end three months of protests against tuition fee increases. Outraged students reacted by calling it an act of war
Amazing You Tube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH0tfvSZkcc
Sunday 27th May, Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts.
Stop the open-air release of GM Wheat that contains genes ‘most similar to that of a cow’
19-05-2012 07:37Portsmouth Green Fair TODAY in Victoria Park 11 to 17.00 Free!
18-05-2012 16:59An act of solidarity and resistance will soon implant itself in the heart of the capital. From June 2nd Palestine Place will engulf one of London's great wasted spaces and transform it into a base for workshops and actions in support of Palestine.
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18-05-2012 14:02Reflections on the Lagos state government’s onslaught on doctors
A recent crackdown on doctors in Nigeria is symptomatic of a wider state attack on the working class.
18-05-2012 12:53Edinburgh Criminal Justice Services, or what used to be know as the plain Social Work Deptartment, has seriously compromised its professional integrity by defending a member of its staff who deliberately told lies in a report to the Parole Board in an attempt to sabotage my chances of release from prison. Behaving like corrupt policemen instead of traditional social workers seems now to be acceptable practice at Edinburgh Social Services.
18-05-2012 12:31Long-term prison militant John Bowden, imprisoned since 1980, is once more facing harassment at the hands of the prison authorities – and all because of another idiot social worker.
Previous articles at http://leedsabc.org/another-attempt-to-sabotage-john-bowdens-parole-by-prison-hired-social-worker/ , http://leedsabc.org/update-from-john-bowden-about-lies-written-by-prison-hired-social -worker-2/, and http://leedsabc.org/support-for-john-bowden/