UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
03-05-2005 16:2503 May 2005 Laura Bush showed the other side of the Sourthern Belle Saturday night (live) when she protrayed your Dear Leader, Pres. George W. Bush, as masturbating a male horse. What other kinds of animal husbandry do they practice down there on the farm?
03-05-2005 15:39Attempts to overturn the recent AUT boycott of Haifa University and Bar Ilan University, focus on the rights of Israelis at the cost of the rights of Palestinians. The ICj ruling on the Apartheid wall has come to nowt, now academics fight to ignore the Palestinian call for a boycott.
03-05-2005 12:58A family planning campaign that looks benign is marred by allegations of forced sterilisation on a wide scale.
By Malik Boboev, Galima Bukharbaeva and Yusuf Rasulov in Andijan and Tashkent.
03-05-2005 12:39Flames and smoke rose over Baghdad from a blazing building after an explosion that was aimed at a police patrol killed six and wounded seven passers-by instead.
03-05-2005 12:38The US Army reservist Lynndie England, who appeared in some of the most notorious photographs associated with the torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of abuse. The judge adjourned the proceedings, however, to consider whether to accept the plea after the 22-year-old from West Virginia said that at the time she did not believe her actions were wrong.
1st May Sun Arna's Children+short 8.00pm (1h 20m+9m)
2nd May Mon Hopefully for the Best 8.00pm (42m)
3rd May Tue In the 9th Month 8.00pm (1h 46m)
4th May Wed Ford Transit 8.45pm (1h 20m)
All the films will be screened at the Midlands Art Centre (mac)
The mac is in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B12 9QH. Tel: 0121 440 3838
Directions: From the city centre take one of the buses 45,45A,47,47A get off at Pershore Road / Edgbaston Road walk left through Edgbaston rd then turn right
03-05-2005 05:35Last Friday, two demonstrations were held in the occupied West Bank , just a few dozen kilometers apart. The shocking difference between the ways the two demonstrations were treated provides food for thought. An Israeli activist reports.
9 mins edited audio and short report from the traveller forum on the 27th April 2005, Cambridge.
The Police were taken completely by surprise by the action and had no choice but to let it go ahead. They were outnumbered by about 20-1. There were no arrests.
The international community could easily act to stop what is a totally preventable trajedy of biblical proportions. This would cost a fraction of the money spent murdering 100,000 civilians in Iraq. But there is no oil in Darfur is there?
02-05-2005 12:34Babar Ahmed, currently held in Belmarsh Prison without trial, is standing as a candidate for Brent North.
The demo was moved to London Fields were the party continued with the aid of the samba band.
There was more Police aggression resulting in more arrests and solidarity/resistance. Eventually the cops withdrew after an afternoon of unecessary provocation and bullying.
WELL DONE to everyone who turned out to protest, create, party and defy the intimidation.
01-05-2005 18:31The Bristolian is a radical scandal sheet which currently distributes 5,000 copies a week. We'd like there to be more papers like this round the country so we're taking four months off to help set some up.....with your help!
01-05-2005 18:07As the TUC rallied in Trafalgar Square, just 200 metres up the road, something sinister was brewing...
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