UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
26-05-2005 15:38Whose Rules Rule? African Answers
A free public conference on Africa in the making of global justice
Saturday 18 June 2005
14:00-17:30 Aston University, central Birmingham
26-05-2005 14:12"Producing more with less labor, distributing the fruits of technical progress better, creating a new balance between required work and freely disposable time and giving every-one the possibility for a more relzed life and more varied jobs are the new goals woth fighting for.."
26-05-2005 13:20free G8 film screening, food and discussion.
The Home Office and YMCA are pledging that this scheme will be under section 10 of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1999.
The demonstration was small but effective. The 8 protestors stood their ground outside Millennium House (Liverpool City Council building) and were joined in solidarity by those invited to the meeting on their way in and out of the meeting and by those few who ’gate crashed’ - Councillors!
The human rights protesters representing asylum seekers, symbolically chained together with the initials Y.M.C.A. branded on their backs, cleaned up the residence, removing dirt and grime from various points on the outside of the building.
25-05-2005 15:22The costs of an ID card is now reckoned to be about £93
each revealled in The Guardian May 25th. So, presumably those on low incomes of whatever sort will
be 'helped' to pay? I think not.
25-05-2005 13:42An event in London to Launch Iraq Freedom Congress on 5th June 2005
25-05-2005 13:10In an unprecedented move, asbestos victims and asbestos environmental concerns have just been made the subject of a Maiden Speech in Parliament.
The controversial planning application for 600 houses at the former Turner & Newall Asbestos factory in the Spodden Valley was addressed in the maiden speech of Rochdale’s new MP Paul Rowen.
Here are some of the excerpts: (as reported at: http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/News/news.asp?ID=624 )
24-05-2005 11:55Say no to Asylum Slavery
Demonstrate Tuesday 24th May 2005
12.15pm to 2.00pm
Called by Merseyside Asylum Rights Campaign
Liverpool Council Building
60 Victoria Street
There will be a demonstration outside Millenium House against the Home Office consultation on Section 10 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 2004 (minimum support for compulsory 'community service'). The consultation is taking place regarding the YMCA agreement to participate in this dreadful 'practice' and sadly Liverpool YMCA has agreed to run a pilot scheme. We must all let the YMCA know that they should now say NO.
24-05-2005 11:36There will be a Public meeting about the G8 in Carlisle this Friday
Sheffield Company A4e recently won a contract with Israel which breaks international law because it involves working in the illegally occupied area of East Jerusalem. The article below explains in more detail.
A4e Head Office, Bessemer Rd, Attercliffe, Sheffield, S9 3XN. Tel: 0114 2203040. Fax: 0114 2812929.
23-05-2005 22:44A group of left-wing acedemics is campaigning against the proposed AUT boycott of israeli universities, there's a whole host of articles and events on the links-not-boycott website
23-05-2005 20:43Proposing laws to elected officials and being critical of police and the courts in Connecticut USA can cause you to be threatened by officials, arrested, and then sent to prison on questionable charges.
23-05-2005 16:13Gay rights group OutRage! attended the Palestinian demo on May 21st to draw attention to the plight of gay Palestinians
and to support the wider Palestinian struggle.
See the email address at the end of the posting to make your views known to the Palestinian UK rep...
As world leaders prepare for their G8 summit photo op, a new network of art activists are touring the UK (19 May - 6 July), inspiring resistance with an exploding caravan, a free feast, prayers to products, a clown army and creative civil disobedience trainings.