UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
04-08-2005 19:53activists invaded construction site and scaled huge cranes in protest against illegal construction of Alcoa smelter in pristine fjord
04-08-2005 15:40The lastest (Aug4th) Press/News Release from OutRage! regarding the 11 August demo at the Iranian Embassy and update on the info.
Let's see how long this posting remains before some IMC overly PC type deletes it without an explanation.
04-08-2005 14:12The US gov't continues to deal with the old President of Mauritania: the oncoming clash is another guerilla war in Africa. Which has been 'robbed blind', but is blamed for not being able to see.
04-08-2005 13:06Saturday, August 13th, 1 pm, Dale Farm near Basildon in Essex
Basildon council will shortly attempt to demolish homes at Dale farm,
where over 1000 travellers live. The council have budgeted between two and
three million pounds for this. Travellers and their supporters plan to
defend the homes there. For many, this is their last stand. On August
13th, we will be holding a public workshop in defense techniques and
strategy meeting at Dale farm.
04-08-2005 11:35as far as we can work out as to what is happening;
04-08-2005 02:20TESCO PICKETS IN SUPPORT OF SACKED CASUAL WORKERS
Anti-neoliberal struggles in Europe are emphasised.
03-08-2005 22:06Mass Lobby of Parliament in support of the Right to
Assemble 12 noon, Sunday 7th August, Parliament Square.
If you are concerned about the introduction of the new law that has effectively banned all demonstrations in the area around Parliament (up to 1 km away as far as the London Eye, Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square) then please join the mass lobby outside parliament to call on our representatives to reconsider and over turn this undemocratic and draconian legislation.
03-08-2005 22:01A private forum has been created for those who were arrested at the G8 and wish to share information and possibly co-ordinate transport.
Monday August 1st appears to mark the beginning of a public relations operation designed to refute claims by local people and whistle blowing Council employees that Birmingham City Council poorly handled its emergency response to the tornado.
Unannounced to local residents, David Maxted Strategic Director of Local Services from Birmingham City Council gave a live interview overlooking the decimated row of terraced houses on Birchwood road, Balsall Heath.
03-08-2005 15:04The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Articles 6.3.b and 6.3.c
03-08-2005 14:57The lengthy trial in Aachen is coming to an end...
The men have appeared in Court several times since that date and have been asked whether or not they wish to purge their contempt and agree to obeying the injunction,a request the have flatly refused on each occasion.
A Nationwide campaign of Boycotts,Blockades,Pickets,Fundraisers,Large -Scale Demos,Occupations and sit-ins,Solidarity gatherings as well as a permanent activist camp and blockade at the remote site of the proposed pipeline has exploded in Ireland since the men's jailing.
'They built a fake hypermarket. They fooled thousands of people. Why did they do it?'
This funny and provocative analysis of the world of media manipulation is based on a hoax perpetrated by two film students on an unsuspecting public. In May 2003, several thousand Prague residents showed up at a meadow on the city's outskirts to attend the opening of Czech Dream, a hypermarket much touted in a clever advertising campaign which said 'Don't Come' and 'Don't Spend'. But the store front turned out to be a façade.
Friday nights screening, which starts at 8:30pm, will be followed by a post-screening discussion, hosted by Indymedia, focusing on the issues that the film raises.
This is wrong. The article refers to the Bellwin scheme under which
the national government makes grants to local authorities in the case of severe weather incidents such as Boscastle and Birmingham (see http://www.local.odpm.gov.uk/finance/bellwin/bell0506.htm for terms of the scheme.)
This scheme provides money for the Local Authority ONLY for clearing up fallen trees (but not replanting them), mending any roads and pavements and street furniture damaged by the event, providing emergency accommodation and employing extra contractors i.e. like the people with the hydraulic platforms etc.
Roger Godsiff on film (attached below) also stated at a public meeting on Saturday 30th July that this is the case and that it doesn't translate into money for hard hit individuals.