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Issues 451 - 500 (April 2004 - June 2005)
SchNEWS 500, 3rd June, 2005
GRRRrrr8 - IT AIN'T A rabble rousing reflection on the past
10 years of SchNEWS and the current state of the world. Also, 20th
anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield, local newsletters and
a closer look at the world of Public Relations.
SchNEWS 499, 27th May, 2005
APEAKALYPSE NOW Within the next 5 years we are expected to
reach Peak Oil - the point where demand for oil is greater than
it's supply. This is bad. Read all about it, you'll not hear about
it in the mainstream media. Also: water privitisation in Tanzania,
repression in Orissa, anti-road protests and more.
498, 20th May, 2005
LET THEM EAT LEAD Uzbekistan are on the American government's
favourites list despite their widely known use of torture and murder
against political opponents. Also lots of prisoner news, Greenpeace
-v- Land Rover, nettles, the Queens speech and the truth about Chilean
497, 13th May, 2005
PAIN IN THE GULAGS Dubya's freedom-touting rhetoric rings
false as the US prison population, and history of documented abuse
and torture of prisoners, steadily grows. Also Berkshire's new atomic
weapons facility (work in progress), Philip Carroll and Shell vs.
Greg Palast, and more...
496, 6th May, 2005
KURDS AND NO WAY Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
reckons there's 'no Kurdish problem'. SchNEWS begs to differ, with
an overview of the harassment and torture suffered by the Kurdish
people. Also anti-EDO demos, Eurovision in the Ukraine, the UK General
Election sham, and more...
495, 29th April, 2005
NUCLEAR PHYSICKS SchNEWS looks back at some of worst nuclear
power disasters in the former Soviet territories... as those same
states put nuclear power back on the agenda. Also anti-BP protests
continue, rainforests, and all the usual.
494, 22nd April, 2005
ROCKET ROULETTE Could it be... yet more US warmongering efforts
to reach into space? A shameless Star Wars tie-in, no doubt. Also
BP tries to whitewash the greenwash at their AGM, Belgian cops vs
Citizen Weapon Inspectors, and more.
493, 16th April, 2005
TESCOPOLY Tesco celebrate their record breaking while their
suppliers are squeezed and consumers are conned into thinking they're
getting a good deal. Also market under threat, Brian Haw latest,
road building, protests in China and more.
492, 8th April, 2005
INJUNCTIVITIS! Brighton police persuade local arms manufacturer
to get an injunction to stop pesky people protesting about their
harmless little business. Also Gas in Bolivia, ASBO's for being
sarcastic and slugs.
491, All Fools Day, 2005
ROCK THE CRADLE Pop stars offer to pay off third world debt
in an attempt to boost record sales. Gleneagles goes tropical. G8
almost totalitarian enough for China and free flights to Burma.
Things have gone so nuts we don't know what day it is.
490, 25th March, 2005
LUNATICS - HAVE TAKEN OVER ASYLUM Politicians and the press
froth at the mouth about asylum seekers spoiling everything for
everyone while the reality is that the asylum seekers are being
screwed. Also software patents, protests in Derby and Alistair Darling
489, 18th March, 2005
LOLLY ROGERED The war on terror rumbles on in the form or
the US army and vast amounts of spin. Iraq continues to be plundered
while the population continue to fight back. Also climate change,
share trading, road projects and more.
488, 11th March, 2005
BURN AND BREAD Brighton residents waste is going to
be transferred from landfill to the equally, or even more crap incinerator
option if we're not careful with the council planning to build one
in Newhaven. Also, TOTAL in Burma, squats in Brum, Coke clamped
487, 4th March, 2005
ICE BURKS! Iceland's government are hell bent on handing
over the country to corporate scum bags to destroy it in the name
of profit. Meanwhile in India, they're doing the same, and in Tasmania!
We're seeing a pattern here...
486, 25th February, 2005
FOX ME STOOPID! The hunting with dogs ban has not stopped
foxes being killed and has increased violence against hunt sabatours
and the police look away. Surprised? Also animal rights group bank
account frozen, courtroom madness, illegal logging and more.
485, 18th February, 2005
SLICK TALKING With the Kyoto treaty coming into force and
the McLibel 2 win another case greenwash is back on the corporate
agenda so dig some dirt on McDonalds and various oil companies.
Also strike victory in Haiti, Syngenta drop rice patent and more.
484, 11th February, 2005
SWEAT NOTHINGS!!! While Bliar and Brown talk of eradicating
poverty by free trade sweatshop workers experience capitalism at
the sharp end with long hours and poor pay. Also, the chemical stench
of the flower growing industry, the dodgy olympic bid and more...
483, 4th February, 2005
GOBBILISATION Round up of the rubbishness of the G8 and a
kick up the bum to do something about them having their summit in
Scotland in July. Also the clamp down on animal rights protesters,
RFID chips and more.
482, 28th January, 2005
Growing Dissent! The US expand its domination of the food
chain by making it illegal for Iraqi farmers to save their seed
for following years - making then dependent on agribusiness. Also
- the world social forum, an anarchist film festival, protests in
Russia and more...
481, 21st January, 2005
IT Go Home The government are introducing a new database
to the NHS to hold everyone's medical records to "improve the
patient experience". We're not convinced the private company
doing it won't cock it up and loose all our private info. Also,
water privitisation in Bolivia, anti road ptotests in Milton Keynes
and mercenaries in London.
480, 14th January, 2005
SETTLEMENTAL An eye witness account of life in Palestine
under Israeli occupation around the unremarkable recent elections.
Also, were the effects of the tsunami worsened by the destruction
of mangroves?, Dissent!, Guatemala blockade and more.
479, 7th January, 2005
A DROP IN THE OCEAN Governments and corporations are forced
to stump up for the Asian Tsunami victims by the public's generosity.
Even then their pledges of aid are miserly compared to what they
spend on the military etc. Also, climate change, legal lunacy and
478, 17th December, 2004
FAT CATS TAX LAX Why can't Britain, worlds 4th richest country,
afford descent pensions and hospitals? Is it A: the "benefits
cheats"? or B: corporations and the rich who don't pay any
tax? Check out the figures. Nano-science, asylum seeker slavery
477, 10th December, 2004
ZanON and ON and ON! Argentineans threaten the seemingly
relentless march of predatory corporate capitalism by taking over
their factories and striking for fair pay. Also Fairford case ruling,
Sherwood Forest evicted and much more...
476, 3rd December, 2004
UKRAINE GET IT, IF YOU REALLY WANT Western media paints the
street protests in Ukraine as East-v-West but the people on the
street are fighting against corruption and crap politicians. Plus
the Zimbabwean Social Forum, protest camps, Coca-Craper and more.
475, 25th November, 2004
CHILE CON CARNAGE Huge demonstrations in Chile great George
Bush and his cronies to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum
showing that even in the better off in South American country isn't
happy with the neo-liberalism agenda. And ID cards and more...
474, 19th November, 2004
INDIA FACE A look at the caring sharing face of Dow Chemicals,
Coca-Cola and Bayer in India and the resistance to them. Also "terrorist"
attacked by police and more.
473, 12th November, 2004
HOLY WAR, BATMAN US forces heroically flatten Fallujah, killing
hundreds of civillians. Now the Iraqi's are free from Saddam and
can do whatever they want, as long it's what the American's tell
them. And Brian Haw and more.
472, 5th November, 2004
Nightmare on Bush Street We at SchNEWS Towers join
the world in celebrating the victory of Dubya over his radically
different opponent (we've forgotten his name already) in the US
elections. And Diego Garcia and more...
471, 29th October, 2004
Harassment Life Sciences An animal rights activist
gets a bill for £205, 551.23 for not contesting an injunction
under the Protection From Harassment Act. The bill includes the
costs for 11 other people and groups. Also construction workers
on strike and more...
470, 22nd October, 2004
Endless Shit Flinging The ESF
goes off in London and everyone gets a lesson in openness and transparency
from the SWP (and it's front groups). Also Uzbekistan, Inter Milan,
capitalist conferences and more.
469, 15th October, 2004
INDY - STRUCTABLE! Indymedia's servers in the UK are confiscated
by the UK authorities because Swiss and Italian authorities asked
the US authorities to ask them to. Huh? Fortunately Indymedia have
been given no explaination whatsoever. And more.
468, 8th October, 2004
UNPOPULAR STORY A quick look at some of the people around
the world who are having just as bad a time as Kenneth Bigley. Also
SchNEWS birthday bash, European Social Forum events and more.
467, 24th September, 2004
VOCAL YOKEL DISCORD Forces of evil clash as the Countryside
Alliance descend on the Labour party conference. Also, Star Wars,
neo-Labour, and all the usual.
466, 3rd September, 2004
I.D.EAL CITIZEN I.D cards: a load of crap, everyone except
Blunkett agrees. SchNEWS offers him a load more reasons to see sense.
Also, Tufnell Park squat eviction, the SchNEWS ASBOmeter, and more
on hunt sab Michael Maynard.
465, 20th August, 2004
CHIT AND CHAVEZ Venezuela's Hugo Chavez continues to get
right up the US' nose with his "Communist", "terrorist"
policies. Elsewhere, good news abounds, as the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline
is called off, and the South Yorkshire bus drivers' strike is a
464, 5th August, 2004
FIRST FOR PROFIT South Yorkshire bus drivers are on strike
for better pay and conditions that would hardly dent the companies
£160 million profits. Meanwhile the government gear up for
huge "defence" budget increases, a mobile phone mast is
pulled down and you're all invited to meet the G8 in Scotland in
463, 23rd July, 2004
PAY AS YOU LEARN Neo Labour's plans for schools sound like
more choice for kids and parents but look more like privitisation
to us. Also, builders pull out of a contract to build an animal
testing lab, new protest camp in Weymouth and more...
462, 9th July, 2004
IRAQ-ING UP THE PROFITS The corporate carve-up of Iraq continues
while people are arrested and charged for trying to stop it. Also,
the last big GM company pulls out of Britain, Zimbabwean women fight
back and more...
461, 2nd July, 2004
SHUT YOUR CAKE HOLE The SchNEWS crew usually use any excuse
for a party but the 60th birthday of the IMF and World Bank is an
exception. While they're still screwing people and planet we'll
keep on trying to stop them!
SchNEWS 459/460, 18th June, 2004
G8 WAY TO HELL The G8 have another shindig, in the good old
US of A this time. Same old story really. Shell are also up to their
old tricks in Africa and everywhere else - environmental destruction
and stamping on anyone who complains...
SchNEWS 458, 11th June, 2004
SKYEWAY ROBBERY SchNEWS looks at how PFI went all Dick Turpin
with the Skye Bridge highway tolls, as well as other Hall of Shame
PFI entries like the Edinburgh and Cumberland Infirmaries. We also
bid a 'fond' farewell to Bush Jr. prototype, Ronald Raygun. He'll
be missed (or wounded)...
SchNEWS 456/7, 4th June, 2004
BITE THE BALLOT The BNP are threatening to gain seats at
forthcoming elections. SchNEWS takes a look at ways of dealing with
these fascists. Also Saudi oil and alternative fuels, Guadalajara,
the World Bank on oil, and all the usual gubbins.
455, 28th May, 2004
MONSKANKO! Nasty Canadian farmer found guilty of infringing
on nice friendly Monsanto's "intelellectual property rights"
by his rubbish convensional oil seed rape being contaminated by
their great new GM version. Fair enough?
454, 21stMay, 2004
IDENTENTACLE Big Brother Blunkett is crashing on with his
plans to introduce biometric ID cards. Prepare yourselves for the
project to run massively over budget and finish way behind schedule
453, 14th May, 2004
NORM RULES OK? United Nations plans to make international
law apply to multinational corporations are opposed by multinational
corporations like Shell. Surprised?
452, 7th May, 2004
BORN TO BE FILED! Big Brother reaches out a "helping
hand" to the youth of the nation... yeah right! Also SchNEWS
tour report, inside SchNEWS, and all the usual...
451, 30th April, 2004
BANKERS' CRAMP! SchNEWS takes a look at the European Investment
Bank and finds plenty of skeletons in its closet. Also anti-fascist
news, positive SchNEWS, and more...
Issues 401 - 450
April 2003 - April 2004
have not (yet?) been put together in a book but they're all still
April 2002 - April 2003
'As the Forces of Darkness gather for a new attack on Iraq, they're
shaken by an unexpected explosion of resistance. US airbases are
invaded; military convoys are blockaded; schoolkids stage mass walkouts
from Manchester to Melbourne; roads are occupied, embassies besieged,
and cities all over the world are brought to a standstill by the
biggest mass demonstrations ever seen. Read about the efforts to
sabotage the war machine that the corporate media ignored: not just
the mass demos, but Tornado-trashing in Scotland, riots across the
Middle East, and train blockades in Europe. Featuring SchNEWS 351-401,
this book also covers many of the past year's other stories from
the rebel frontlines, including GM crop-trashing, international
activists in Palestine, and the 10th anniversary of Castlemorton.
All that plus loads of new articles, photos, cartoons, subverts,
satire, a comprehensive contacts list, and more
PLUS INCLUDES FREE CD-ROM by BEYOND TV featuring footage of many of the actions
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April 2001 - April 2002
The temperature goes up a few notches as the earth's climate has its
hottest year on record - and the corporate carve-up lifts its tempo
in the paranoia and madness of September 11th. Behind the haze Argentina
goes into meltdown. Israel reoccupies Palestine causing a second
Intifada. Hundreds of thousands come out on the street in Genoa,
Quebec, Gothenburg, Barcelona, Brussels against globalised institutions.
Even larger numbers fight for their land and livelihood against
neo-liberalism in South Africa, India, South America and the rest
of the global south.
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SchNEWS Of The World .
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March 2000 - April 2001
The Zapatistas march into Mexico City, thousands disrupt the World
Bank meeting in Prague, Churchill gets an anarchist make-over: from
Bognor to Bogota, Dudley to Delhi, and Kilburn to Melbourne, resistance
has become as global as the institutions of capitalism. This was
a year full of stories of people at the frontline of struggles worldwide,
and creating sustainable solutions to the corporate carve-up of
the planet. These 50 issues of SchNEWS along with the best of Squall
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February 1999 - March 2000
Genetically modified crops get trashed, animal rights, freemasons,
June 18th '99 international day of action against capitalism, Exodus
Collective, Cuba, the November 30th '99 Battle for Seattle, climate
change, parties and festivals, indigenous peoples' resistance to
multinational corporations, the privatisation of everything in sight,
crap arrests of the week, prisoner support and much more
full lowdown on the direct action movement in Britain and abroad!
These 50 issues of SchNEWS plus the best of Squall magazine, top
photographs, cartoons, subverts and much more are available together
SchQUALL - SchNEWS and Squall Back To Back
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January 1998 - January 1999
Read all about it! Genetic crop sites get a good kicking; streets
reclaimed all over the world; docks occupied in protest of death
at work; protestors rude about multinational corporations' plans
for world domination...
SchNEWS gives you the news the mainstream media ignores. Tells you
where to party and protest. Tries not to get all po-faced about
what's going down in the world.
These 50 SchNEWS issues are together with a set of 'survival handbook'
stylee articles to help you survive into the new millenium... plus
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December 1996 - January 1998
"The McLibel trial ends, Manchester Airport second
runway protest camp goes mad, eviction at Fairmile, the GANDALF
Trial, anti-nuclear demos in Germany, the massive Reclaim The Streets
that took back Trafalgar Square... New Labour breaking each and
every promise they ever made.
These 50 issues are together with loads more pics, graphics and
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December 1995 - November 1996
Direct Action takes over England... M41 motorway gets occupied
in huge Reclaim The Streets party... The Third Battle Of Newbury...
plus the national SchLIVE Tour, the Liverpool Dockers go 'direct
action', resistance to Jobseekers Allowance, Exodus Collective,
Trident Ploughshares women go free after smashing Hawk Jet, Selar
Opencast Mine protest camp, Fairmile - A30 protest camp, Wandsworth
Eco-village, the Squatter's Estate Agency...SchNEWS publishes the
inside story from the activists themselves!
The 50 issues of SchNEWS featuring all this stuff, plus 60 extra
pages of photos, cartoons, more articles plus the 1996 activists
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November 1994 - November 1995
Where It All Began...
From the pilot edition edition right through the first year of SchNEWS
featuring the first of many Crap Arrest Of The Weeks, the Criminal
Justice Act 'Arrestometer', and a running commentary of resistance
as the sections of the Criminal Justice Act come in attacking Travellers,
Squatters, Hunt Sabs, Ravers, Protesters, Footie Fans and freedom
in general. In the news was... Shoreham Live Animal Export protests,
the end of the No-M11 Link Rd campaign, Pollok Free State anti-M77
protest in Glasgow, eviction of Stanworth Valley 'village in the
trees' near Blackburn against the building of the M65, opencast
mining protest camps in South Wales and much more...
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