UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
13-09-2005 08:32Thames Magistrates’ Court, Bow Road E3, 9.30 am, Wednesday 14 September: Two activists who occupied the offices of Windrush Communications – the organizer of a string of Iraq-related business conferences – will challenge the legality of privatization measures imposed on Iraq by the US and UK at their trial next Wednesday.
They need clothes, food, cooks cooking equipment, and money to provide for thousands of hungry homeless people.
Veggies has sent $100 from it's 'Samosas for Social Change' project - please help us send more.
Come to a Conference with Nottingham World Development Movement to find out more........
Saturday October 15th 2005
10am-4pm, Central Methodist Mission, Parliament St, Nottingham
12-09-2005 09:46Companies in the south-east of England involved in the exhibiting at DESi, the world’s largest weapons fair, planned for 13th-16th September, have been targeted.
11-09-2005 23:42Here's the lowdown on the latest riot news from Northern Ireland.
11-09-2005 16:16This local news campaign group was set up around a year ago, to see what could be done about the threats to the quality and independence of the local news media, as well as the crisis affecting public service broadcasting. The article includes a report on the one-day media conference (see http://www.oxnuj.org.uk/story.php?storyID=126) also held in Oxford on March 19, as well as a draft agenda for this Tuesday's meeting.
AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the ranks of other progressive anti-Arroyo forces and luminaries of the Catholic church in a show of force to continue demanding for the ouster of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) a day after the House of Representatives voted down the impeachment complaint.
11-09-2005 01:11From bad to worse is the new sub-text slogan for Bush and his administration. Appearing on US media, flanked by Cheney, Rumsfeld and numerous other (wooden) neo-cons, Bush repeated his rehearsed lines – “we are problem solvers”. This statement met with numerous reporters clearing their throats; the problem is Bush and his inept administration. The emperor is not only without clothes but is also devoid of ability. The corporate driven Bush government is learning that managing a nation has little in common with running an oil company. [Those best suited for government are dedicated to the selfless service of others – a concept totally alien to conservative ideology.]
10-09-2005 16:14Land Roots:Open Meeting at the Polish Centre, Sherwood Rise, 8PM, on 15th September "just past the garage", Nottingham. Basiclly Land Roots is a group of Enviromentalist & Musicians looking to buy land on a kind of timeshare basis.
RAISING FUNDS & LOOKING TO BUY,LIVE,WORK & PLAY ON LAND ON A TIMESHARE BASIS NEAR NOTTINGHAM. SHARES ARE £250,LAST FOR LIFE & YOU GET A MONTH PER YEAR ON THE LAND PER SHARE. YOU CAN HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 13 SHARES.
for more info email Sharon; firstname.lastname@example.org
10-09-2005 14:05earth 2025- account from new orleans
reposted by request. see bellow
10-09-2005 13:43nano impacts conference..............october ------------19th;
Dates: October 19, 2005 Location: Alexandria, VA
Join leaders from funding agencies, public and private corporate executives, venture capital, licensing executives and leading technology providers and users.
10-09-2005 10:05The upcoming union conference season is upon us. This is an opportunity to set our collective stalls out and spread the word nationally and make some good contacts with fellow activists and other campaigning groups. The issue of finance is also good for collections and Gate Gourmet are at Brighton TUC from Saturday discussion on support motion Monday.
10-09-2005 09:50In Israel and occupied Palestine the colour orange is symbolic of opposition to the Gaza ‘disengagement’. It can be seen on banners; t-shirts; propaganda material; protesters storming the old city in Jerusalem or the young people with petitions gathering signatures in Israeli bus stations. Orange streamers are handed out at road junctions in Israel and attached to cars flying down the settler-only highways of the West Bank.
It therefore came as a surprise to hear that one of the orange streamers was seen attached to a tractor belonging to a Bedouin Palestinian living in the Jordan Valley. When questioned, the man replied, “If they are thrown out of Gaza, they will come here. They are dangerous. We don’t want them here.”
Caterpillar products will be exhibited at the DSEi 2005 (Defence Systems and Equipment International) arms fair held in London Docklands Excel Centre from 13th-16th September. The UK Ministry of Defence awarded two contracts to Caterpillar UK Ltd in 2001 and 2000, worth £20-£50 million.
Caterkiller not only manufacture D9 bulldozers but their wholly owned subsidiary, Perkins Engines based in Shrewsbury, make engines that power the global war machine.
'The British Army uses Perkins engines in its Challenger 2 main battle tanks and Warrior infantry fighting vehicles, while Caterpillar engines power the LAV III family of vehicles recently chosen by the US Army for its Brigade Combat Team requirement. Perkins and Caterpillar engines are in service in both combat and logistic vehicles with over fifty armies around the world.' [ Link ]
Caterkiller make and develop diesel engines for many of the vehicles of war exhibited at DSEi - from warships to tanks to submersibles. Caterkiller are a vital link in the global arms trade.Take action against Caterkiller the war profiteers at this years DSEi.
Caterkiller Shutdown - short film (format: mp4 10'34 mins)
Hi-res version - click to download
09-09-2005 16:05An organization capable of overthrowing the system of imperialist rule cannot be built on a foundation of sand. Only principled, transparent and long-term collaboration between serious activists can:
(1) organize a decisive break from the
confinement of liberal-imperialist politics,
(2) mobilize the masses in their millions and
(3) chart the couse forward to a world without
imperialist war or capitalist exploitation
09-09-2005 14:01"The political realm has largely uncoupled from the everyday life of people..The wheel of social development was turned back..The social state is degenerating into a security state. Governments have abandoned the existential proitection of citizens.."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Martin Luther King (1929-1968)
Babar Ahmad is a professional graduate born and raised in London. He was arrested by British authorities in December 2003. After intensive questioning and extensive searches of his property, he was released six days later without charge.
If substantial evidence against Babar Ahmad existed, he would have been charged