Raytheon, the US Arms/Defence giant with offices in Frenchay, Bristol, is bidding to build a ‘wall’ on the Saudi/Iraq border.
Since August, Raytheon has been the subject of protests at it’s Bristol offices because of it’s US weapons links, especially over the Israeli onslaught on Lebanon. See previous stories - http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25275 & http://bristol.indymedia.org.uk/newswire.php?story_id=25266 read full story / add a comment
Talk by Alex Kaufman, Director of Operations (Asia) for Global Standards (www.global-standards.com) on Participatory Approaches to Monitoring Voluntary Labour Standards (email firstname.lastname@example.org for Alex's bio and abstract of talk).
This talk will be informative to those with interest in Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour Standardsa around the world. read full story / add a comment
no2id - no to database state! read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 09, 2006 13:23 by William Morris 1 comment (last - thursday august 10, 2006 19:59)
Here for public shaming for co-opting independant journalism for profit... I present to you... Andrew McAllister of PRM Design Consultants read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / announcement Wednesday July 12, 2006 16:35 by Trevor Johnson 6 comments (last - sunday october 29, 2006 21:01)
It appears that Tesco have another application in. I've contacted Tescopoly and will be checking out the West Street site when I get a moment. read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / news report Monday July 10, 2006 11:55 by worker 2 comments (last - monday july 10, 2006 16:51)
This morning on my way to work I noticed one more billboard has been "liberated" on Muller Road. No pics i'm afraid read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / press release Thursday June 29, 2006 18:34 by TIM BURton 29 comments (last - monday july 24, 2006 18:22) 7 images
Last night six billboards were "liberated" in Bristol. read full story / add a comment
A new report should give ammo for the campaign to stop a supermarket in Gloucester Rd. read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / announcement Thursday April 20, 2006 19:24 by The Anarchist Prince of the Plantronics 3 comments (last - sunday july 08, 2007 18:47)
No one likes us we dont care. Its time for call centre workers to get their dignity back. read full story / add a comment
south west / corporations / opinion/analysis Thursday March 30, 2006 04:47 by Crash 1 comment (last - wednesday april 12, 2006 18:34)
An occasional series charting the one-way flow of money from public purse to private pockets. read full story / add a comment
somerset / corporations / news report Thursday March 16, 2006 15:02 by boris minor 4 comments (last - wednesday march 22, 2006 17:49) 7 images
Baliffs, entered the site of a new tesco, at around 0600 wednesday morning, but unlike the previous eviction the baliffs and police met serious resistance. read full story / add a comment
Irritated by the annoying Gary Lineker in his attempt to shift more crisps to children? Well someone in Burnham-on-Sea has got their own back by adding text to a billboard... read full story / add a comment
The evening post runs a story today about Nigel Watson-Clark, the 'Saltford oil worker taken hostage in Nigeria'.
However, the BBC run a slightly different version of the story: he was a former marine and member of an "elite security team who guard the country's oil rigs", i.e. a mercenary. Watson-Clark was taken hostage ten days ago after an assault on a Shell oil platform in Nigeria by armed ethnic Ijaw militia. He has been threatened with death if the demands of his captors are not met. read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / news report Monday January 09, 2006 14:28 by No Coke Here! 2 comments (last - tuesday january 10, 2006 16:26)
Ten universities in the USA and Europe ban Coca-Cola due to alleged links with paramilitaries - I post this here as Bristol has see lots of Colombia related activity, such as protests against Colombian Vice President when he came to Bristol and the case of Lina & Miguel, seeking sanctuary in the city from their homelands violence. read full story / add a comment
With Worst Bus in the news again with more price rises, passengers might be interested in the letter below.
The letter from the Public Transport Group is in response to my request to my councillor to do something about First Group's price rises. Since I received the letter, prices have risen again, on 11 December.
The council states, "First certainly do not have any public service obligations". So forget that old fashioned idea about it being a public transport service, then. But what obligations do they have? Simple, stupid: "their principal 'driving' obligation is to return a level of profit to meet the expectations of their shareholders".
With First's chief exec. Moir Lockhead earning a tidy £575,000 and pre-tax profit of £166m, what are our elected representatives and their officers going to do about the price hikes? The council "regret to advise that is not an issue on which First are susceptible to any form of local political pressure". So why bother even trying, eh? read full story / add a comment
Come along 1pm to Broadmead, meeting outside Vodafone shop in centre to sing some more anti-consumerist carols following on from recent singing at Buy nothing day and critical mass, more planned for next saturday... work those vocals read full story / add a comment
Anti-Consumerist Carol words. read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / opinion/analysis Sunday December 04, 2005 22:01 by Jol 2 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2005 00:05) 1 attached file
With a mere 20 days of shopping until Christmas, the tension is mounting. The shops are full of xmas decs, the xmas lights are doing their bit for global warming, and the media is full of promos for this or that product or xmas-related event â€“ especially aimed at our kids, and our egos, of course. read full story / add a comment
bristol / corporations / news report Thursday December 01, 2005 10:51 by Green 1 comment (last - saturday december 03, 2005 19:45) 3 images
To me the images of broadmead shopping centre seem to epitomize identi-kit shopping developments. read full story / add a comment