UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
07-06-2005 02:52Tony Blair recently said "it would be very odd if people came to protest against this G8... I don’t quite know what they’ll be protesting against" - a comment that underlies the way that the UK Government has been working to paint the G8 as a progressive force for good when it comes to tackling Climate Change, Poverty and Debt.
07-06-2005 01:49Copy of 50 years is Enough G8 Briefing pre 2004 Summit:
06-06-2005 17:20Bob Geldof has called for a modern-day Dunkirk, sailors to sail to France and bring across protestors for Edinburgh.
06-06-2005 15:55gay & lesbian people are under 'siege' as homophobic attacks (seen as a 'respectable prejudice' in the province) soar.
06-06-2005 15:51Major firms- incl' Smithklineglaxo , are hitting back at BA's ban on animal testing flights...
06-06-2005 15:47Supermarket chain Waitrose says it will pay it's supplier famers in South Africa more out of profits and not increase the cost to shoppers here.
06-06-2005 14:56Bob Geldof has come in for a lot of criticism for launching Live 8 to coincide with the G8 Summit at Gleneagles in Scotland. Is the criticism justified or fair?
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05-06-2005 14:30It's all happening!
Very quick update on recent protest news re 1st day of the G8 Summit.
Amidst the frenzy around Ure and Geldof the other protests are lacking media coverage, not least the calls by groups to blockade the G8 Summit itself.
For the eve of the Cowley Road Carnival, Brazil Solidarity presents a full-on Brazilian festa.
East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Road and Princes St
Saturday June 11th - 8pm-1am
04-06-2005 15:27Does Geldof want to make poverty History or,
Does Geldof want to make poverty His story?
03-06-2005 21:39Benefit event at the rampART this saturday 4.6.'05 for the one year anniversary of the arrests in Guadalajara in mexico by the London Zapatista Support group with Live music food and drink.
03-06-2005 20:37london rising tide presents a night of free films about G8 mobilisations past and present
03-06-2005 19:14An anti-G8 benefit gig featuring live bands, Beyond TV, TrolleyD Soundsystem. All money made will go towards anti-G8 actions in Sheffield and Scotland.
03-06-2005 16:04"No matter how many times I see it, this video remains one of the most powerful pieces of film-making I've ever seen" Libby Brooks, The Guardian
03-06-2005 12:32Hamas and Islamic Jihad murder queers
Palestinian Authority jails and tortures LGBTs
Gay Palestinians appeal for international solidarity
03-06-2005 12:298 people were arrested as police displayed vicious brutality at the first demo since the waterdown injuction was passed ouside the EDO arms factory in Brighton. EDO produces bomb releases mechanisms for fighter jets used to bomb Iraq.