UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
14-06-2005 10:15Two films about detention centres for refugees, and
inspiring actions that have taken place outside and inside them across the world and in Oxford
The event bought together a number of families and artists including the world renowned poet Benjamin Zephaniah, (who famously refused the OBE), in Birmingham on 27th May 2005 to help launch a major new campaign, and to shine a spotlight on the cases of many other families affected by deaths in police and institutional custody.
14-06-2005 01:16Raising awareness.
It is about how the news should report the issue of trade and society using unbiased terms - for example, unregulated trade instead of Free Trade - 'Free' is a powerful word - powerful enough that it selected to be used all around - buy one get one free - etc. I would hope that this campaign could be sucessful in two different main ways:
1) change media reporting - a victory for commonsense as the masses become less influence by these influential pro-business slogans.
2) those who argue against unregulated trade will tend to call it unregulated trade - rather than saying, "I AM AGAINST FREE TRADE" because people who may not have fully looked into the issues may think from the slogan, that we must be against an aspect of freedom! because is free is such a powerful and postive word - it should not be used to describe something of considered by many to not be so wonderful.
13-06-2005 20:15New Labour council in Neath to eliminate school bus service!
13-06-2005 15:38Ex-MI5 and self-styled whistleblower David Shayler is to debate his career with arch critic Larry O'Hara At Conway Hall on Tuesday 21st June 2005 7pm
13-06-2005 13:44The demand for a basic income attacks one of the basic pillars of the capitalist society: the notion that only persons who work may eat. Every person on this earth has a right to share in social life and wealth only because he or she exists as a person.
13-06-2005 09:34The British government has stepped up efforts to deport war-zone escapees back to their countries of origin, leading to unprecedented criticism from the UNHCR.
12-06-2005 23:33Juan Carlos Galvis, one of the Coca-Cola workers named
in a civil action against the corporation and its
bottling companies in Colombia charging collaboration
with paramilitary death squads, is currently on a
speaking tour of Europe. Juan Carlos has had several
close relatives murdered, and has survived death
threats and actual assassination attempts. He is
President of the CUT union federation in
Barrancabermeja and the Secretary of Organisation of
his own union SINALTRAINAL - the National Food and
Drink Workers Union. He has already spoken in
Birmingham, Oxford and Paris where he has received
12-06-2005 19:46A candle-lit vigil was held last night for actor Corin Redgrave following his collapse at a council meeting held to decide the fate of Britain's largest Traveller community
12-06-2005 15:29On saturday the 12th June, a 3,000 strong demonstration in Warsaw, Poland, for equality for gay people and culture in Poland was marred by threats and aggression from right wing opponants.
11-06-2005 17:51Today's Gay Pride event in Canterbury, Kent was an unmitigated success.
11-06-2005 16:04Check this exclusive track: http://www.soundclick.com/mrmanageftsyanyde recorded this week to coincide with the resistG8 movement against the G8 summit. This track is an exclusive. pass it on. support the movement.