UK Newswire Archive
03-04-2005 13:33Location details, updated practical information, the workshop timetable and details of new parking arrangements are now available at http://www.dissent.org.uk
03-04-2005 11:59Following the European call for action on April 2nd, a wide coalition of anti-racist groups joined up for a local demo from Clarkenwell to Haggerston Park. About 1000 people marched through Hackney in bright sunlight, led by the Rhythms of Resistance Samba band, greeted by locals and swapping agitprop.
A letter was delivered to Communication House, one of the immigration holding prisons, where people must report regularly and are often detained for immediate deportation completely unprepared.
[Guido's Picture Report| Pics 1| 2]
The demo in London was part of the first UK-wide, decentralised, but synchronised action day for a radical and uncompromising "no" to immigration controls: People in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Oxford and Canterbury were out in the streets simultaneously and made clear that they don't think what the Tories think. For the first time, people with very different political cultures had mobilised together: the national coalition of anti-deportation campaigns and the campaigns against detention centers along with committees to defend asylum seekers, direct action groups, trade unions, political and community migrant groups, noborder activists.
In Europe, demos and actions were announced in 41 cities and 11 countries. Check the audio reports for background interviews.
03-04-2005 10:4815 April sees a massive all night anti-poverty and environmental Trade Justice protest in Westminster and Whitehall - organisers have now released full programme and a call for mass participation (ahead of the G8 Summit).
03-04-2005 10:41Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the Archbishop of Havana is the strongest contender for the osition as Pope.
Marching from Cheetham Hill, North Manchester to Albert Square, city centre
02-04-2005 23:10“The savage exploitation of capitalism is the kernel of truth in Marxism….Supporters of capitalism should recognize e the good things in communism: care for the poor, everyone have a job, and health care… Blind Capitalism can crush the human spirit… Neoliberalism make the rich richer and the poor poorer,.,,
… A monstroud crime of the US is the economic blockade of Cuba…”
02-04-2005 21:27Within the framework of the second European Day of Action for Free Movement and the Right to stay, Queers Without Borders did a pirating action against Sodexho on the river Thames in London.
Several hundred turned out on this bright sunny afternoon.
Here are the pictures
02-04-2005 18:11About 50 people gathered together in the centre of Birmingham to mark the E.S.F. day of action in support of refugees and migrants. This protest was organised in a matter of weeks after Birminghams A.R.C. (Anti-Racist Campaign) conference in support of migrant worker’s rights and forging links with the trade union movement.
led by the Samba band
Letter recieved from Bliar on Kyoto Traety and the G8