UK Newswire Archive
30-11-2011 16:34Solidarity demo tonight after 30 arrested in Dalston.
See report from Occupy SLX below.
The Syrian Arab Republic now faces the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) as a threat. R2P is being prepped to be wielded as a weapon by Washington and NATO. It is a neo-imperialist device under the cover of sheep’s skin that appropriates the language of humanitarianism. The plan is to oust President Bashar Al-Assad from power and install a new client government in Damascus.
30-11-2011 15:02There will be two info tours in the UK over the coming month: one series of talks in the North and two talks in London. We will provide an update on the current situation with No Borders in Calais and discussion about the future of the project.
30-11-2011 14:55Bristol sees huge turnout for N30 rally.
Reports are that over 20,000 have turned out to the Bristol strike demo (source twitter) - the images of the demo do show huge numbers! (Image from BADACA, twitpic) Bristol Indymedia is following events on the site and via our tiwtter account (@bindymedia) - we're using the hashtag #n30bristol (twitter link).
Related News: University of the West of England Cracks Down on Student Democracy | Not stupid, not wrong, just angry. All out on strike | A message for the Chancellor on N30 | N30 Video: Hear the truth (http://bristolsocialism.blogspot.com) |
30-11-2011 14:27Around the UK, an estimated two million public sector workers are striking for a day against pension cuts which would make them work longer, contribute more and receive less when they eventually retire. The strikes are both entirely justified and a great illustration of working class power, yet industrial action must be greatly expanded if the ruling class attacks are to be overturned.
30-11-2011 13:37Students Occupy Senior Management Corridor
30-11-2011 13:23New Anti-EDL Poster Exposes Groups Nazi Face
Portsmouth Nazi Watch launches new poster campaign...
After starting at Liverpool street station the 'shut down the city' protest toured several picket lines, marching through the streets and meeting up with some of the sparks.
At around 10am the "All Power To The 99%" banner was hung off the Millennium bridge over the river, in between the tate and occupylsx at St Paul's
This morning starting at 7am people gathered at Liverpool st station for the Shut Down the City protest. Complete with a samba band and a massive banner reading All Power ToThe 99%" they set of at around 7.45am, taking the streets marching through the city to the Bank of England. Police repeatedly tried pushing people out of the road, but people just kept on marching.
They eventualy met up with the group of sparks and the electricians supporters at Southwark bridge, with big cheers and shouts of "General Strike!". There was a picket outside the Health and Safety Executive offices and announcements of support from NUJ union at the offices of the Financial Times building opposite. Next up on the picket tour was a Unison line at the London Councils before moving off to Guys hospital next to the shard construction site, and on the the PCS picket at the Tate, before dropping the massive banner of the Millenium Bridge. Loads of support from passing cars etc
Public sector workers meeting up at Windrush Square this morning before heading off to the main N30 strike at Victoria Embankment.
More pictures to follow
None of the council or government buildings were closed today, but all were running with drastically reduced staff and most had pickets outside.
There were pickets outside Henshaw House (local council offices) near the bus station, Oldham County Court, the council car park at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the central library. The county court stayed open, as it has done during previous industrial disputes, because the judges had turned up to run hearings. Also the security staff and court ushers, although they are members of PCS, are not in a public pension scheme as they are employed by Mitie, a private company.
At the job centre, the person on the desk told me that 120 out of 150 staff were on strike. Like the county court, their security staff are employed by a private company, in this case G4S, so they were not taking part in the strike.
At the library, only the management had turned in. All the ordinary staff, members of GMB, were on strike.
Longer report and more pictures at www.owlsotherblog.blogspot.com
30-11-2011 11:44Police repression as part of n30 policing.
30-11-2011 10:06Report from the Great Cardiff Tax Invasion.
Reposted from Radical Wales website:
30-11-2011 09:35The unelected local government of the City of London are the defenders of the capitalist elite - the corporations and banks which are wrecking the world and destroying peoples lives. They are also planning to evict an anti-capitalist camp for the "crime" of exposing just how corrupt and evil the international banking and finance system is!
Strikes and Pickets started early this morning at their workplaces. In City of London there has been a banner drop in Liverpool street station stating "All power to the 99%", accompanied by a band and the Electricians have started picketing their work places. Dave Prentis of UNISON said earlier that it..."should be the richest people (bankers) not the poorest workers bailing out the economy" which sums up the anger felt today in schools, college, Universities and all public workers across the country. The biggest strike held in the UK for decades means that 2.5 million are on strike along with 200,000 workers in Northern Ireland and 300,000 in Scotland.
More to come as we interview and document the London end of the strike.