UK Newswire Archive
23-04-2001 13:19The fact that NTV is a mouthpiece for neo-liberalism is hardly arguable; it is glaringly obvious. Today, with so much press on free speech in Russia, it is fitting that we ask ourselves once again: exactly what kind of "freedom of speech" (and what kind of freedom in general--or whose freedom) does NTV stand for?
23-04-2001 10:49Open letter to all mainstream news papers-
As members of Britain’s growing alternative and independent media network, we are saddened to see press releases issued by Scotland Yard being regurgitated in the national press without question
23-04-2001 06:13Protesters today closed the main West coast border crossing between the U.S. and Canada for over 6 hours. Eight Canadians were arrested for blocking the highway and the Deputy Minister for British Columbia was clipped by a banana cream pie!
22-04-2001 23:45Mayday arrests after Wombles public meeting (or "harassment and propaganda"):
Around 30 people gathered at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park today for a Wombles public workshop. Police were there in significant numbers (about 15). People discussed confrontational but non-violent solidarity tactics while police surveillance took photographs of those attending - this comes after a large number of corporate media articles demonising the Wombles and accusing them of planning Mayday violence. Police intensified their surveillance when people began to leave, harrassing people, and later made arrests - text report to follow.
22-04-2001 13:52Specialist firearms teams are being drafted in to police this year's May Day demonstrations in the City of London over fears that rioters armed with samurai swords and machetes will infiltrate the protests.
22-04-2001 13:00On the 7th of April, protests and rallies were held in Moscow (and a number of other cities, both in Russia and neighboring countries) in support of the journalistic collective of the TV channel NTV, which considers itself the leader of the free Russian media
22-04-2001 12:36The world is entering a time of unparalleled opportunity.
22-04-2001 04:12Friday (April 20) and Saturday (April 21), spectacular peaceful demonstrations took place in Quebec City with the same central political opinion: “No to the FTAA” or “NON à la ZLÉA” as Quebecers say. Unfortunately, from my observations, these two impressive actions have been largely ignored by independent media as much as commercial media. Therefore, here is an independent coverage based on my involvement in OQP 2001 and my participation in these demonstrations.
22-04-2001 02:03Westernmost U.S./Canada border crossing blocked for over two hours by FTAA protesters from both sides of the border.
22-04-2001 01:25This is a link to pictures of the brutal police attacks against Ethiopian students.
21-04-2001 22:17Activists attempt to pull down a section of the Wall of Shame in Quebec City on Saturday, A21.
21-04-2001 21:28This is nicked from The Times. Confirmation that democracy in this country is alive and well (particullarly the good ol' US of A is the model we're emulating