UK Newswire Archive
10-07-2013 19:14Photo:"Hands off" Syria and Iran! Demo outside Houses of Parliament UK, Wed 10th July'13
Tomorrow, UK government backbenchers debate the right to vote on any decision on arming Syrian Rebels.
Demo tomorrow 12 noon outside the Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster SW1A OAA
10-07-2013 15:48Despite the fact that international exprerience shows that water privatization is harmful to the interests of citizens, the Greek government is pushing ahead with privatizing water supply and sewerage companies. In this report for UNFOLLOW magazine, Christos Avramidis and Antonis Galanopoulos present several sides of the issue, including a much debated attempt to claim the Thessaloniki water supply company for the people of the city.
10-07-2013 13:21This press release reveals why certain communities across the UK are not jumping up and down with joy over the rescue of UK Coal. They are now threatened with the prospect of more opencast mining, just when the UK Coal's consumption is due to drop significantly
10-07-2013 10:20July 13th join us for rally against UK road building schemes.
EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 HOURS ON MONDAY 8 JULY, 2013
Briefing – Housing impacts of welfare reform – Survey of councils
09-07-2013 15:30A man being deported to Angola on a British Airways flight was unlawfully killed by guards who were restraining him, an inquest jury has found.
The launch of Nottingham Fixers was heralded as a success, after volunteers helped fix lamps, radios, irons, door locks & more.
Nottingham Fixers is a new voluntary group, partnering with Nottingham Hackspack, the Skills Exchange Timebank and Co-oproduct to run a Fix-it space, at Sneinton Market on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
This repair space aims to help people fix items, by not only fixing them, but by teaching them how to fix, so in future they can fix items instead of buying new.
The person behind the idea, Greg Hewitt, said: “I set up Nottingham Fixers because we have a major problem with consumption, and we are in a society where people are very happy to buy new things when they break, instead of fixing them, simply because it is easier & cheaper.”
"We are in a tough economic situation and at a time where people can’t afford to buy many new things, so by fixing items for them, we can not only save them money, but save these items from going to landfill”
Just as when people take their car to a mechanic, people often fear that when they take their broken gadgets to a repair shop they will be overcharged or bamboozled by jargon.
The idea with Nottingham Fixers is to overcome that fear by getting people involved with the repair process themselves.
Matt Little, one of the first fixers, said:
“I joined Nottingham Fixers as I would like to empower people to take control of the technology they use every day - this will enable people to be more self-sufficient and reduce the amount of resource-intensive equipment being thrown away”
“People will be surprised about how easy it is to pick up the skills and how simple it is. And how it can have a fundamental impact on your outlook on life, becoming more confident and self-sufficient.”
All volunteer fixers are part of the Skills Exchange timebank, which means if they spend an hour helping someone, they then bank an hour and can claim it back when they themselves need help. Anyone is welcome to join to become a fixer.
An appeal from Newcastle SolFed, though there is nothing stopping you from picketing your local poundland, no need to run down to Newcastle, there's bound to be one of these sweatshops near you. Some photos from Glasgow SolFed HERE;
08-07-2013 18:38Representatives from groups from around the UK delivered a letter to the Mexican Embassy in London yesterday protesting against the assassination of Juan Vázquez Guzmán and the continued harassment of indigenous peoples in San Sebastián Bachajón in Chiapas, South East Mexico.
08-07-2013 15:54An article, in essence, asking autonomists to consider, as and when possible in their local area, to be a part of, what is in effect there's already - from the Zapatistas, to Los Indignados, to those in Greece, Istanbul, Iceland and Brazil - the People's Assembly movement is alive and we could make it something incredible here in the UK.
08-07-2013 13:59The BBC's NEWSWATCH is supposed to be about getting the truth and the ethics into the output of the Corporation. But does the slot deliver what moral and ethical viewers expect it to?
Jimmy Saville is only the tip of the iceb erg of unaccountability on the BBC
08-07-2013 08:53The toppling of Morsi by the combined efforts of millions aided by the military have introduced new factors into the volatile situation in Egypt. This article considers a number of them both positive and negative.
07-07-2013 21:03The BBC Sunday Politics programme broadcast today 07 July 2013, fronted by Andrew Neill had its London segment carry a piece on Tower Hamlets Council featuring John Wright, the Shadwell resident who had been stopped from filing the Council on Wednesday 26 June 2013. But the BBC Report was incoherent and lacked any clear or contextual info even from John Wright himself whom they showed. KHOODEELAAR! scoops the BBC in their view report posted on youtube tonight [Sunday 07 July 2013]
07-07-2013 17:32If you have £225 to spare you can attend a conference from the "Ethical Fashion Forum" at the Chrystal Conference Centre this Friday in London's Docklands. The event will brief deligates in how to appear "Ethical" without mentioning the UK governments' call for more transparency in Bangladesh or the EU parliaments' motion urging tariff rises if Bangladeshi human rights don't improve.
• Information obtained by Frack Off Scotland reveals plans to release 7000 times more of the potent greenhouse gas than previously claimed.
• Over 2500 residents have now signed up to support the Falkirk Against Unconventional Gas campaign.
07-07-2013 10:02Coal miners and local residents left in the lurch.
Failing coal company UK Coal have been taken over by the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF)in order to prevent miners at the Daw Mill Colliery loosing all of their pensions.
The deal will see miners from Daw Mill loose 20% of their pensions1presumably the bosses wont be loosing their investments.