UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
14-01-2005 02:02Preceeding the indian activist film festival at the rampART this week, an unrelated yet related incident ...
13-01-2005 10:22UNISON's Greater London Regional Committee today agreed to support Westminster UNISON proposals for an amnesty for 'illegal' workers. The committee wants the proposals to go forward to UNISON's National Conference and will support this at the upcoming Regional Council AGM.
12-01-2005 21:03Todd Gitlin, Paul Berman and assorted intellectuals of the "decent left" have earned their keep arguing that anti-imperialism is nothing but an echo chamber of nihilism, oedipal rage and tacit support for whomever the governing class declares the enemy. Once upon a time their kind derided the Communist left as window dressing for the gulag; now they argue with parallel duplicity that anti-imperialists are shills for "Islamo-fascist" death cults and suicide bombers. As the gate-keepers of acceptable dissent, that is to say "none," they rarely take time to note what it is, this America, they've declared their loyalty to and what it is exactly the "anti-Americans" oppose.
& SoldierVote get Left Behind?
A Pivotal, Hotly contested 'election of a lifetime' spurring
Worldwide interest saw OverSeas Voters registration increase
fourfold as these Americans are the Country's spokespeople, and
best face forward. Recalcitrant insistence on conflict creating
perpetual war, was on the table for We Decide, you saw the
BillBoards reminding US whose Will was to be measured- The People's! RiP van
Winkle Voters came out of the woodwork, contributing herculean
volunteer efforts & enthusiasm were unprecendented and
encouraging. NEVER in U.S. Presidential politics have MASSIVE
crowds shown up to endorse an incumbent. But to throw out, Reject
malfeasence and Get Rid of incompetence!
12-01-2005 11:43First UK showing of two recent award winning Brazilian documentary films
12-01-2005 10:05The Oxford Branch of the United Nations Association (UNA) are holding a lunchtime lecture on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict on Tuesday 18th January 2005.
Have a look at a Video of the Victory to the Intifada picket and the Manchester Samba raising money for victims of the Tsunami
Thursday - 13th of January
The gig will happen at Arbour Square (East London, E1, off Commercial Road, nearest Tube: Stepney and Shadwell – 5 min.)
11-01-2005 08:31A retired research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia died of multiple stab wounds before firefighters found in his body in the trunk of a burning car Friday.
this follows the exclusive death of Dr kelly and 19 other microbiologists....
10-01-2005 17:09Calling All Anti-Capitalists…
An Invite to an International Networking and Co-ordination Meeting (26th -27th February in Tuebingen, Southern Germany) for Those Wanting to Build Radical Resistance to the 2005 G8 Summit to be Held in the UK
10-01-2005 01:16Source: The Hindu ( http://www.hinduonnet.com/2005/01/10/stories/2005011000991200.htm)
Threat to disrupt Asian film festival
JAN. 9. - By Hasan Suroor
09-01-2005 11:14AnotherDem claims shutdown the Spanish governmental website on the European constitutional Treaty
08-01-2005 11:08In Romania, centred on the village of Rosia Montana, locals are fighting against the development of the largest gold mine in Europe, a development which has received inter-national condemnation: the gold will be mined using cyanide technology, a procedure which has caused catastrophical environmental damage in the past. Local people, with interational support, have resisted this strongly. This is one of the most vociferous movements in Romania!
08-01-2005 11:07After a long and sometimes boring legal battle with the Starbucks Corporation over the domain name http://www.starbuckscoffee.co.uk, the latter will be transferred to the evil and ubiquitous coffee chain on the 14/01/05 (approx)
07-01-2005 22:44MOVEMENTS IN MOTION: 10th – 16th January 2005
A FESTIVAL OF INDIAN ACTIVIST FILMS
15-17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA
The rampART Creative Centre in East London is hosting a week long festival of contemporary documentary films from India. Grouped around themes of social and political issues, made by accomplished and dedicated filmmakers, this festival brings to London audiences documentaries that are rarely seen, inside or outside India, with the intention of creating spaces for debate. Disturbing, impassioned, humorous, inspiring and controversial, these films provide a glimpse into some of the most difficult challenges facing Indian society.
The festival runs over 6 days, from Monday 10th January to Saturday 16th January.
You will have heard nothing about this (beyond ridicule) from the mass media. Very worrying. Read from the bottom up.