Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

Underground Updates

Reports, updates, and bulletins


PARLIAMENT SQUARE PROTESTER WINS LATEST BATTLE
Brian Haw thwarts latest attempt to rid him from outside parliament - 11-May-05

SOFTWARE REVOLUTION
Defiance of software corporations, and the rise of Free/Open Source software - 12-Dec-2004

POLICE BREACH THE PEACE
Parliament Square peace campaigner Brian Haw snatched in midnight police operation - 10-May-2004

REBUKE THE NUKES
CND-led peace campaigners march from Trafalgar Square to Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment - 28-April-2004

BUSH GETS BOMBED
President GW Bush gets 'Google bombed' - 12-Dec-2003

BIG BROTHER SCHEME GO AHEAD
Trials of biometric data could be prelude to compulsory ID cards - 07-Dec-2003

THESSALONIKI 7 ARE RELEASED!
Anti-capitalist activists freed after two-month hunger strike in Greek prison following EU Summit protest in June 2003 - 27-Nov-2003

CANNABIS FEST UNDER ATTACK
Licensee taken to court on spurious charges in effort to stop Cannabis Festival - 25-Nov-2003

LAKENHEATH INTRUDERS ON TRIAL
Peace activists who broke in RAF Lakenheath airbase facing trial - 06-Nov-2003

LENIENCY FOR CORPORATE COMPLACENCY
Workplace health and safety takes a slide as fines for H&S convictions drops - 05-Nov-2003

JO WILDING RETURNS TO IRAQ
British activist in Iraq during invasion makes return journey - 01-Nov-2003

LIFE AND LIMB IN EVIAN
British activist Martin Shaw severely injured due to police action at G8 Summit in Evian, Switzerland - 06-Jun-2003

PEACE SHOT IN THE HEAD
British peace activist and photographer Tom Hurndall in coma after being shot by Israeli army - 29-May-2003

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MURDERED BY ISRAELI SOLDIER
US international solidarity activist Rachel Corrie is murdered by Israeli army - 17-Mar-2003

US WAR MONGERS EYE UP ALASKA
Alaskan wilderness under threat from oil corporations - 11-Mar-2003

CYBER-GRAFFITI ARTISTS TAG NASA
NASA hacked by anti-war cyber-pranksters - 09-Feb-2003

NUKE SECURITY SACKED
Security firm are sacked after peace campaigners break into Plymouth nuclear submarine base - 27-Jan-2003

NUCLEAR NONCHALANCE
Trident Ploughshares activists Petter Joelson and Eliza Sivenionen break into Devonport, Plymouth nuclear submarine base - 19-Nov-2002

BRAZILIAN LANDSLIDE
Lula becomes first ever left-wing president in Brazil - 28-Oct-2002

RADICAL BRAZIL
Working-class socialist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva AKA 'Lula' on the brink of becoming Brazilian president - 08-Oct-2002

BLOBBIES ON THE BEAT
Birmingham police to be issued McDonald's vouchers - 20-Sep-2002

SUB PLOTS
Peace campaigners fined after demo at Devonport nuclear submarine base - 14-Aug-2002

BRANDED BRAINS
Psychologists study the impact of corporate brands on the human brain - 13-Aug-2002

SQUALL'S UP FOR MEDIA AWARD
Squall nominatd for European Online Journalism award - 04-Jul-2002

BUSH CLANGER
George W adds to his staggering string of verbals gaffs - 14-Jun-2002

JUBILEE GRAFFITI
Banksy to have street art show for Queen's Golden Jubilee - 25-May-2002

JAYDAY JIVES
Large numbers for Cannabis Festival, Brixton - 20-May-2002

CANNABIS FEZ A GO GO
The 4th annual Cannabis Festival to take place on May 4th at Brockwell Park, Brixton - 03-May-2002

TRUMPING THE CENSORS
'Injustice', the film about deaths in UK police custody to be publicly screened - 25-Apr-2002

ART ATTACK
Graffiti artists create massive artwork in response to Greater London Authority's (anti)graffiti commitee meeting - 16-Jan-2002

DEPLETED URANIUM COMIC ATTRACTS HEAT
Sinister mail and computer tampering of comic artist Davy Garland's work about depleted uranium - 01-Sep-2001

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
Vote Nobody campaign has first election victory in Easton, Bristol - 26-May-2001

BASTA BLASTER!
Italian protest movement 'Ya Basta' declare 'war against western capitalism ahead of G8 Summit in Genoa - 26-May-2001

WHAT WOMEN WANT
Global Women's Strike on March 8th see demonstrations in Britain and across the world - 08-Mar-2002

LEGALISE IT!
Cannabis legalisation demo at Downing St - 31-Mar-2001

'TERRORISTS' ATTACK T.A.
The Terrorism Act comes into force, with demonstrations to highlight draconian measures in new law - 15-Mar-2001

NIKE PUTS ITS FOOT IN IT (AGAIN!)
Nike and the sweatshop labour used to make their shoes - 07-Mar-2001

GAP GETS SHAGGED IN SHEFFIELD
Use of sweatshop labour by clothes brand 'Gap' highlighted in protest - 04-Feb-2001

K-CHING! K-CHING! That's The Sound Of The Police!
The privatisation of public security and policing begins as private security firms sign contracts - Feb-2001

EU WANNA MAKE SUMMIT OF IT?!
European meeting of international movement 'Peoples' Global Action' to take place in Milan, March 3-4 - 17-Jan-2001

BOAT ROCKERS PUT DOCK CO IN DOCK AT LAST
Shoreham dock company responsible for workplace death of Simon Jones to be finally prosecuted for manslaughter - 08-Jan-2001

DESTROY BARNSLEY'S DIRTY DOZEN
Protest in Sheffield against prisoner Mark Barnley's extraordinary and unjustifiably long sentence - 08-Jan-2001

BBC SELECTIVELY CUTS LOACH'S SELECT CUTS
Film maker Ken Loach is censored on BBC Radio - 01-Jan-2001

BIG BROTHER BOTHER BIGGER
Intelligence Services and Police seek greater telephone and internet surveillance powers - 08-Dec-2000

CIA's SICK CHILE CONCOCTION
Declassified documents show CIA involvement in Chile, and the 1973 coup by General Pinochet - 28-Nov-2000

ANIMAL ACTS
New law bans farming for fur in Britain, but the right-wing landowners' lobby the Countryside Alliance claim it is an '...assault on civil rights' - 28-Nov-2000

TERRIBLE TERROR BILL LAW NEXT YEAR
The draconian new Terrorism Act about to come into force - 18-Nov-2000

TRILATERAL FRICTION AT TRILATERAL COMMISSION
Anti-globalisation protesters clash with neo-nazis outside summit of Trilateral Commission in Milan - 18-Nov-2000

THEY MUST BE KRAKERS
Battle zone as Kalenderpanden - the large community squat in Amsterdam - is evicted - 18-Nov-2000

POLE HOLE IS WARMING'S TOLL
Record hole in ozone layer as North Pole melts - 07-Mar-2002

DOUNREAY CLEAN UP COSTS THE EARTH
Mammoth task to clean up Dounreay Nuclear Plant, Scotland, when it closes in 2004 - 25-Oct-2000

UNEASY NET AS FC NO LONGER IN THE PINK
Reclaim The Street's spoof of The Financial Times has website closed by FT's lawyers - 25-Oct-2000

PAIN & PUNISHMENT FOR PRAGUE PROTESTORS
Reports of police brutality against those arrested during S26 demonstration in Prague against World Bank/IMF - 02-Oct-2000

SUB SAB VERDICT FAB
Court victory for Trident Ploughshares anti-nuclear activists who damaged submarine at Barrow in Furness - 28-Sep-2000

KNOW FC? KNOW COMMENT
Spoof paper 'Financial Crimes' circulates in Britain as protesters descend on Prague for World Bank/IMF Summit - 28-Sep-2000

VODKA AD NOT IN SOCIALIST SPIRIT
Photographer of iconic image of Che Guevera contests its commercial misappropriation - 28-Sep-2000

LEGAL AND GREAT
Success for Exodus Collective as they hold their first legal outdoor rave - 07-Mar-2002

DEATH BY TRUNCHEON
Commemoration and demonstration at Home Office for Roger Sylvester, killed in police custody - 17-Aug-2000

LEGAL BUT LATE
Exodus Collective's 'Free The Spirit Festival' has date moved to October - 14-Aug-2000

TOKER TROUBLE
Police, sniffer dogs and toupes at Smokey Bears Picnic in Portmouth, the longest-running annual protest against the prohibition of cannabis - 13-Aug-2000

3 'DEATHS' IN CELLS AFTER GM PROTEST
A trial crop of Genetically Modified maize in Dorest is trashed - 05-Aug-2000

WHAT THE PAPERS WON''T LET NUJ SAY
Local newspaper giant threatens workers against using new union powers - 05-Aug-2000

GM: SURGE IN PUBLIC INTEREST
Legal challenge could force consultation on future Genetically Modified crops - 05-Aug-2000

POTENT MIXTURE BREWING IN PRAGUE
Protests against the World Bank/IMF in September could be the biggest in Prague since the fall of communism - 05-Aug-2000

TWO FREE FOR NOW
Cambridge Two - both charity workers jailed for supposedly allowing drug dealing in a homeless centre where they worked are free on bail - 24-Jul-2000

DRUG RELATED SHOOTING OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT
Marijuana seedlings sprout at Parliament Square following the Mayday Guerilla Gardening - 24-Jul-2000

WORLD BANK: CZECH SET TO BOUNCE
Anti-capitalists plan for September action in Prague against World Bank/IMF - 15-Jun-2000

LEGAL HIGH BOOSTS EXODUS SPIRIT
Exodus Collective successfully negotiate with police and landowner to hold legal raves - 15-Jun-2000

BANKSY BUFFS BAG BARGAINS
Graffiti artist Banksy has clandestine gallery in London street - 15-Jun-2000

FAT CAT FRAT SHACK AT CHATEAU DU LAC
The Bilderberg Group hold summit in Belguim, under the secrecy of a media-blackout - 15-Jun-2000

SATURATED ROAD-STOPPERS UNDEFLATED BY SHOW-STOPPER
First ever Irish Reclaim The Streets action is held in Dublin - 15-Jun-2000

CRACK DISPLAY TEAM WANT ROYAL REVIEW
Demonstrators 'moon the monarchy' outside Buckingham Palace - 15-Jun-2000

MEDIA BLOODLUST - UEFA PUTS THE BOOT IN
Media sensationalise violence after Cup Final for their own purposes - 20-May-2000

PAINT MAN PAYS BUT HAS HIS SAY
Out-of-proportion prison sentence for ex-soldier, just for daubing paint on Winston Churchill's statue on Mayday - 05-May-2000

WE ALL PAY FOR POLLUTING WAYS
UK report warns of massive economic implications of climate change - 05-May-2000

COPS PAY FOR MORE THAN A GRAZE
Animal rights protester Bryce Wilby gets out-of-court settlement from Essex Police after being beaten up by them in 1995 - 05-May-2000

NO-ONE PAYS FOR HAPPY HAZE
Thousands gather in Brixton park for Jayday Cannabis Festival and march - 06-May-2000

VATICANCER FM
Vatican attempts to thwart cancer investigation into its communications transmitters in northern Rome - 05-May-2000

MI6 MAN OILS WHEELS OF INDUSTRY
BP-Amoco Vice-President appointment highlights revolving door between intelligence services and oil and arms corporations - 05-May-2000

PARK PEPPERED WITH SERGEANTS AS 'TERROR' HITS ISLINGTON
Sgt Pepper's album cover re-inacted by activists to protest against upcoming Terrorism Bill - 01-May-2000

FLOWER POWER DIGS AT ROOTS OF CAPITALISM
Guerilla Gardening takes over Parliament Square on Mayday in Reclaim-The-Streets inspired mass action - 01-May-2000

40,000 FURTIVE FUMERS FIND FREE FUN ON THE GRASS
Cannabis Festival 2000 at Brockwell Park, Brixton is an overwhelming success - 06-May-2000

LAST OF THE MOHICANS BLOODIED BY THE UNKOWN SOLDIER
Ex-soldier who served in Bosnia admits to daubing statue of Churchill with red paint on Mayday - 01-May-2000

PROTESTING GIVES YOU CANCER
Tear gas used by Seattle Police against anti-WTO protesters last November is found to contain carcinogen - 17-Apr-2000

COLONEL SMACK TO BE BANGED UP?
US army colonel admits to involvement in heroin smuggling from Colombia - 06-Apr-2000

WOE ZONE
International scientists record massive decrease in the Ozone layer over the Arctic - 06-Apr-2000

WEB FREEDOM - RIP?
Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Bill - the forthcoming law which will allow highly intrusive new surveillance powers - 06-Apr-2000

EXPENSIVE BRIEFS ARE PANTS! SAY EXODUS
Exodus Collective successfully defend themselves against attempts by council to extract money from them following millenium party - 06-Apr-2000

EDDIE GILFOYLE IS INNOCENT
British 'miscarriages of justice' website closed down due to pressure from the Police Federation - 28-Mar-2000

U'WA TWO TELL OF GORE'S OXY MORONS
Two members of Colombia's U'wa tribe to tour US and Europe raising awareness about oil drilling on their ancestral land - 28-Mar-2000

THAWS FOR THOUGHT
Global warming produces record-breaking iceberg in Antarctica - 28-Mar-2000

NO COMFORT FOR CAMBRIDGE TWO
Two social workers still in jail for not 'grassing up' their homeless clients to police - 28-Mar-2000

DRESS UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Protest march in Newcastle against the Terrorist Bill - 23-Mar-2000

PESTICIDE PESTS & AGRI AGGRO
Government scientific advisers are riddled with corporate connections - 23-Mar-2000

NESTLÉ SPOONFEED MAKES CAMPAIGNERS SICK
Childcare conference to accept sponsorship from Nestlé - 16-Mar-2000

DOWNLOAD THIS & YOU COULD BE A TERRORIST
The new Terrorist Bill is currently rushing through parliament - with little public opposition other than grass roots activists and socially-aware legal professionals - 16-Mar-2000

WHY DON'T YOU...?
Adam Smith Institute report claims young people are 'turned off' by politics - 07-Mar-2000

WHO OWNS THE CLONES?
US Bio-tech company 'Human Genome Sciences' take out patents on human DNA - 07-Mar-2000

OLD MEASURES LEAD TO NEW BARS
The UK prison population is rising rapidly - 07-Mar-2000

BROTHERHOOD WITH ALMS BASHED BY BROTHERS WITH PSALMS
Bedfordshire Freemasons publicly embarrassed by the Exodus Collective - 07-Mar-2000

GREENPEACE IN DOCK AS BEAN FLEET IS BLOCKED
Greenpeace stop US shipment of GM soya from docking at Liverpool - 01-Mar-2000

STAND UP FOR YER RIGHTS
Comedians Mark Thomas and Rob Newman to perform at two major benefit events - 01-Mar-2000

Squall Download #3, March/April 2000

Chips Are Down For GM Corps
Protests are spreading in the US against genetically modified crops - 01-Mar-2000

New Blood For Art Attack Subversives
New site for subvertised post-corporate graphics launched - 01-Mar-2000

Two Jags Knocks Back Tenants With New Landlords
New plans to raise council housing rents, and move public housing stock over to Housing Associations and private companies - 18-Feb-2000

Drug Company Tests On Left-Wingers
French pharma company using surveillance to vet potential employees for left-wing tendencies - 18-Feb-2000

Fresh Food, Rotten Prices
British supermarkets cash in on the booming market for organic food - 18-Feb-2000

Thin Blue Line's Big Fat Lies Shielded By Red Tape
Jack Straw censors damning European report on police malpractice and accountability in the UK - 07-Feb-2000

Top Pot Trio Were Not Brass Banned
Shane Collins, co-organiser of last years Cannabis Festival, is found 'not guilty' of trumpeted up charge relating to the event - 30-Jan-2000

GM Cows
- Protest at Canadian consulate as countries meet over regulating the global trade of genetically modified organisms (GMO) - 24-Jan-2000

More Botched MOX Boxes Scotched?
Shipment of British MOX nuclear fuel units rejected by intended destination, Japan, due to falsified safety documents, to be returned here - 17-Jan-2000

Cuba
Protest outside US Embassy in London against America's refusal to return a Cuban boy found at sea in the Florida Straits - Jan-2000

Squatted Mansions
Oval Mansions, a group of tenement blocks squatted since the 1970s is being evicted - Jan-2000

Get Ye Behind Us Celera
Fresh from providing an alternative take on the Seattle WTO talks for Channel Four News, comedian Rob Newman returned to the UK with something else on his mind - Jan-2000

Reefer Gladness
The UK now has the highest incidence of cannabis use in Europe, here's a taster of some of the recent flurry of comment and revelation - March-2000

Unfair For The Common Man
Festival organiser Shane Collins taken to court following the Mayday Cannabis Festival at Clapham Common - 17-Jan-2000

Squall Download #2, Dec-1999/Jan-2000

Rentamob Invade City
Pro-hunt group threatens J18-type violence

Is This Your Card Sir?
New driving licenses form first step to ID cards

Night Mayor Kept Neighbours Awake
Noise pollution squal collars Mayor and committee chairman

Portillo Cruise Give Chelsea Blues
Council estate gets spring clean for Portillo's electioneering visit

Codpiece Could Be Dangerous
Warning from dietary body over contaminated UK fish

Bowing To The Brotherhood
Government back-down on Freemasons

McTwo Sue Man In Blue
McLibel Two sue Met Commissioner

Drug Czar Rebuffed As Dutch Call Bluff
US drugs czar chased out of London college

Trust Goes Greener To Make Farms Cleaner
National Trust insists on more organic approcah to farming

All 'Beef' Patties Make Brits Euro Fatties
National Audit Office reveal record UK obesity

TP Three Go Scot Free
Ploughshares women force another extraordinary court precedent

Uncivil Verdict Favours Monsanto
Appeal judges overule right to full trial for injuncted activists

Half Steppers Sayeed Step With Doorstep
Exodus Collective defeat last minute attempt to evict farm

Squall Download #1, Oct/Nov 1999

Straw Jacks Up Smack Facts
Jack Straw 'off his head' on heroin

MP Amiss As PC's Take The Piss
Ex-Tory minister fails new drug test

More Protest Looming Where Business Is Kabooming
Activist block government-backed arms fair

Exodus In Talks With Bedfordshire Landowner
For possible raves on aristrcrat's land.

Western Waste Fuels East Explosion
Japan receives UK nuclear fuel a week before worst nuclear power accident

Have You Been Fframed
Police photo database of protesters following J18

Copper Chopper Helps Hunt Stoppers
Hunt sabs prevent first Essex Mink Hunt

Aorta Attack
Ministerial confusion as Britain heads fast-food guzzler league

Guidelines On Herb Haile Controversial
Judge ye not the rasta and the herb

Tarmac Dissenters Attack Hack 'Inventors' - Reclaim The Truth
Reclaim The Streets submit a complaint to the Press Complaints' Commission about the outrageous and false claims published in The Sunday Times that they were amassing weapons - 21-Oct-1999

Select Commitee Slams Secret Society
Freemasons criticised by Home Affairs Select Committee for failing to declare membership and influence in public institutions like the police - Oct-1999

Tzar Still Favours Rushing Roulette
New intiatives to test the contents of Ecstasy tablets - 1999

Stonehenge Summer Solstice
Still no free access to Stonehenge over the summer solstice this year, despite the lifting of the police exclusion zone for first time since 1985 - 21-June-1999

Cannabis Mayday Festival Triumphs
Hugely successful Mayday Cannabis Festival marching from Brixton to gather in the sunshine at Clapham Common - May 1999


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