UK Newswire Archive
26-02-2014 08:03A new blog to inform about the situation of exiles in Calais, at the English Border, has been launched since the beginning of January, Passeurs d'hopitalités http://passeursdhospitalites.wordpress.com/
26-02-2014 00:08(London) CAGE is outraged by the arrest of our Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, he has been campaigning for due process and the human rights of victims, despite suffering over three years of torture and abuse by the US government with the complicity of the British security services.
25-02-2014 19:27Starting at 1pm in Trafalgar Square and moving on to the Ecuadorian embassy to rally in support of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden and eventually heading to Parliament Square for a 5pm rally. Please feel free to bring gifts for the homeless and make any banners and leaflets that you believe will help promote our cause. Can any trouble makers please leave your trouble at home or don't bother attending. We look forward to seeing you there.
Calais, North of France, 25/2/2014. Addressing antifascists, hacktivists, and all concerned people. After the arson by fascists of the occupied farmhouse in Coulogne, we urgently need your support to see off a surge in neonazi violence.
25-02-2014 15:57Free Workshop for Service Users, Carers, and ‘Frontline’ Workers
12.00pm - 3:15pm, Saturday 8th March 2014,
West Oxford Community Centre
25-02-2014 15:44Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has voiced its support for pensioner Sylvia Boyes, 71, who was fined £100, plus £340 in costs, by Stratford Magistrates Court. Sylvia was convicted for obstructing the highway as part of the mass demonstrations against the DSEi arms fair in 2014.
25-02-2014 13:30Update 25/02 12pm: Police broke in to arrest two people on suspicion of Section 144 LASPO.
Update 24/02 5pm: Police have showed up and said “Oh it’s a protest, happy days” and within two minutes all four cop cars left.
25-02-2014 11:48Read this article to see how GCHG indymedia/internet trolls operate, and watch out for them
25-02-2014 11:46On 9th/10th April, the biggest corporates in the European biomass industry will be meeting for a conference in London. On the evening of the 9th, they will be treating themselves to a gala dinner and awards ceremony. Join us in showing contempt for this celebration of the profits of a few at the expense of many, by participating in our Alternative Awards Ceremony - and vote for the Biggest Biomass Baddie beforehand.
25-02-2014 08:59A freedom of information request by GMB union has revealed that Castle-dwelling aristocrats and some particualrly wealthy Tory MPs are raking in the lion’s share of the £23billion of taxpayers’ cash that goes towards subsidising the rent for 1.65 million private properties in Britain via their feudal property empires.
Story is Front-Page in today's Morning Star newspaper (BTW, The Morning Star headline is incorrect. The article itself explains that the rich are getting the lions' share of the £23 Billion housing benefiit budget - not all of it.)
24-02-2014 13:56Just back from Kiev, Gabriel Levy will be speaking about the 'revolution' in Ukraine
Call-out from anti-racist residents of Calais.
Gathering with music and dance, words and food.
Saturday 1 March 2.30 PM. Place d'Armes, Calais.
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, jailed for 35 yrs, receives a family visit to prison + the Sam Adams Award
Responsible for probably the most significant information leak in military history, Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years in a US military jail.
The Private Manning Family Fund was set up to support Manning's Welsh-Irish family with the cost of prison visits to Leavenworth, Kansas. The family has previously self-funded four trips to the US but this time all flights were paid for by PMFF. We feel this is one practical way we can show our solidarity with Manning here in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England.
Last week, Manning was awarded in absentia the Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence at the Oxford Union. Report here. Photos in this article are mainly from this event and solidarity on the streets of Oxford beforehand.