UK Newswire Archive
14-12-2012 15:31petition in support of Palestinian detainees
14-12-2012 12:17Work on the Bexhill Hastings Link Road started this morning (Fri Dec 14), with contractors arriving to fell trees only hours after the county council had confirmed the compulsory purchase order on the land. Protesters arrived before they did and took to the trees, leading to a standoff
14-12-2012 11:35The Conservation Volunteers (formally BTCV) have been revealed as one of the UK's largest exploiters of forced labour. Tell them what you think today as part of the National Week of Action Against Workfare
14-12-2012 05:13Allied NATO Government is hiding millions of NON HIV AIDS cases (like mine) under the "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" ICD-code.
14-12-2012 00:40This is an urgent call for support by campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road. There is very strong evidence that contractors will attempt to begin tree felling on Friday December 14th. Please join us in the Combe Valley to resist this!
Reading about crimes of state over many years, it is tempting to try to fathom the mind-set of political leaders. What actually is going on in their heads when they order sanctions that kill hundreds of thousands of children? What is in their hearts when they wage needless wars that shatter literally millions of lives? Are they desperately cruel, mindlessly stupid? Do they imagine they are living in a kind of hell where monstrous acts have to be committed to avoid even worse outcomes? Are they indifferent, focused on what will bring them short-term political and economic gain? Are they morally resigned, perceiving themselves as essentially powerless in the face of invincible political and economic forces ('If I didn't do it, someone else would.')?
We held another drone information stall yesterday in Wrexham.
Travellers celebrate “step in the right direction” as Basildon approve planning application for a 15 pitch Traveller site
12-12-2012 08:05Yesterday evening Basildon Borough Council’s planning committee finally passed a planning application for 15 pitches to accommodate some of the most vulnerable homeless Gypsy and Traveller families in Basildon. This is the first site approved by the Council since official planning needs assessments in 2006 stated the need for between 157 and 163 pitches for Gypsy and Traveller families in Basildon by 2011.
12-12-2012 01:59In a remarkably inspiring book (A History of Democracy) Prof. Dunn (Cambridge) has called attention to two problems in democracy: it seems that one "equality" is that all ideas and arguments are equally doubtful and that equality of voting needs to be supplemented by regular referenda. But there are mathematical problems.