UK Newswire Archive
New book re-opens the case:
"The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened At Béal na mBláth?" by SM Sigerson (Kindle / Create Space 2013)
20-12-2013 08:10This is the month when new names are added to the so-called honours list in Britain.
But it is deeply biased in favour of known crooks who get honours or buy those through donations to Parties
20-12-2013 03:21195 Mare Street was a squatted social centre in the heart of Hackney. The building, a Grade II* listed Georgian villa remains the second oldest surviving building in Hackney.
19-12-2013 21:29Parents on State Benefits shouldn't have to pay a percentage to the government from money meant for children
19-12-2013 13:35‘An immediate consequence of the fact that man is estranged from the product of his labor, from his life activity, from his species-being, is the estrangement of man from man.’ Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844.
19-12-2013 08:55Demonstrators opposing workfare and sanctions blockaded a large Salvation Army charity shop in central Edinburgh on 7th December. The approximately 40 protestors included some unemployed people who had themselves been press-ganged to work for nothing in Salvation Army charity shops.
19-12-2013 06:16It is increasingly looking as though the metal workers' union, with a history of militancy going back to the '80s, is going to spearhead a new left party rooted in trade unions and social movements. At the same time the pressure for Jacob Zuma to resign the presidency is gathering momentum in and out of the ANC. The Marikana chickens seem to be coming home to roost for the ANC.
18-12-2013 23:15Climate scientist Paul Beckwith explains weather distortion & spurt of Arctic methane. NOAA's Dr. Richard Feely on threat of ocean acidification. Radio Ecoshock 131218
18-12-2013 16:22We are delighted to learn that today two fake press releases were diffused in the news wire, spreading the rumour about a large accounting scandal, negatively impacting the course of the Deutsche Bank's share.
Obstacles for contemporary social struggles, how they connect with the “immaterial” dimension of capitalism, and the need to overcome them.
Communication and hacking techniques: experiments to overcome the repression and new tools for social struggles.
Why these tactics can be useful in our fight against contemporary capitalism.
Proposals for basic experiments.
Earlier this year a sperm whale was found dead with 59 different bits of plastic inside its stomach, which amounted to 17kg of waste. It made the news when it was discovered that the majority of the plastic was sheeting used for greenhouses by supermarket suppliers to grow tomatoes. Instead of recycling the waste, the plastic was dumped into the ocean. Amongst the supermarkets using the supplier were UK retailers Tesco and ALDI.
Kristy Guest, concerned resident from Nottingham, said:
"This story left me sad and angry because the death was completely avoidable. I signed the online petition set up by Sum of Us to hold the supermarkets accountable but it wasn't enough; I needed to do more."
After talking to people who felt the same, Kristy has decided to arrange a protest march to raise awareness about what happened and to emphasise why these acts cannot happen again. To do this, the group have been making a whale out of plastic sheeting and filling it with plastic found on the streets. This Saturday 21st December, the whale will take to swim the streets of Nottingham before symbolically ‘taking its final breath' outside a Tesco store.
Kristy went on to say:
"We want to use the event as a way of raising awareness but also to get a conversation going with the public.
We want people to understand that things like this happen regularly; we believe that much more pressure should be put on companies to make sure their procedures are responsible. "
The plan for the day is to collect people's thoughts from the day and put together a letter to send to the CEO of Tesco to see where the company stands on this issue.
The group plan to meet at 11am at the Brian Clough Statue, this Saturday 21st December.
17-12-2013 18:56Argentina is expected to appeal to the US Supreme Court by mid-February in response to a US 2nd Circuit Court ruling ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to predatory hedge funds. The precedent the case sets will hurt poor countries in financial distress and could allow a small group of hedge funds to target assets that benefit vulnerable populations.