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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
"Bosses are waiting with bagful of money to give a way to workers – but the bloody union leaders are standing in between because they don't want to loose their powers".
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The parade started at the Irish embassy, and moved along early in the streets of Edinburgh. It was a colorful and relaxed protest despite the police taking photographs.
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Help is needed urgently to defend a large residential squat against eviction this morning. Squat is at the aldgate end of commercial road not far from rampART.
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What happened on the streets of Edinburgh. Coporate Media has been blaming Anti-capitalists for disruption in Edinburgh on Monday. But after penning in many people, Police made the mistake of penning in some locals. They reacted, some got arrested and many retaliated.
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During the 'Make Poverty History' demonstration in Edinburgh on July 2nd the Police blockade the Black Block into a narrow street.
The Rebel Clown Alliance hear of their allies plight and attempt a rescue......
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Highlights of the blockade of Faslane on the 4th July.
A Highly talented Dutch news team bring reportage from an action in the build up to the G8 summit at Gleneagles.
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On the evening of June 25, several hundred people took to the streets of downtown Palo Alto to march against war, empire and capitalism.
Video is 15:31 minutes
The mass media hype about “a new deal between rich and poor”, in response to the powerful Group of Eight industrialised countries’ plan to cancel multilateral debts owed by 18 mainly African countries, has led many people to believe that a new era of international social justice has dawned. [.. reinforced by] uncritical endorsement [.. by Bob Geldof, Bono, and] Oxfam, the driving force behind the Make Poverty History (MPH) coalition [..].
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Gay rights group OutRage! demands the Government stop deporting gay Asylum Seekers to face further persecution and death.
To symbolise existing injustices, a grinning Blair fed crumbs from the rich nations' table while Bush on stilts whipped the developing nations in the run-up to the G8 meeting at Gleneagles July 2005.
LONDON — The front page of the June 12 Observer announced, “$55bn Africa debt deal ‘a victory for millions'”. The “victory for millions” is a quotation of Bob Geldof, who said, “Tomorrow 280 million Africans will wake up for the first time in their lives without owing you or me a penny...” The nonsense of this would be breathtaking if the reader's breath had not already been extracted by the unrelenting sophistry of Bob Geldof, Bono, Prime Minister Tony Blair, British treasurer Gordon Brown, the Observer et. al.
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Direct action against the oil industry and the G8 started early today in Edinburgh....
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Passe Livre, or Free Passing, is a movement struggling against the ever increasing public transportation fares in Brazil, for free transportation for students and against the prevalent concept of transportation as a commodity, which implies the extension of the successes gained by students to the rest of the social spectrum.
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INDYMEDIA G8 2005 NEWSBLAST
SATURDAY 2nd JULY #v1.0
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