UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
16-12-2005 14:40During December and at the peak of the shopping season, The Common Place will be hosting a number of events for the city’s homeless. We invite you to an evening of films and discussion around homelessness in Britain.
16-12-2005 13:25Carlos Ortega, one of the top opposition leaders in Venezuela, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for inciting civil unrest during a strike. Following a military coup d'etat in 2002, the two-month strike battered the country's oil industry in a effort ot oust the elected president Hugo Chavez.
16-12-2005 10:38Solidarity Cafe Night in support of the occupation of Tony's Cafe in Hackney.
16-12-2005 10:19See http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GFTNSL.php for How globalisation links UK’s Tesco supermarket chain to colonial-style farming in South Africa that exploits farm-workers especially women and perpetrates poverty.
Grassroots tenants groups have celebrated today the "no" vote against transfering Council Houses in Edinburgh to a newly founded Housing Association.
The City of Edinburgh Council publicised the outcome of the ballot.
53% of eligable tenants voted "No" in the ballot which had a turnout of about 60%.
The grassroot groups took on a battle against an estimated £21 million PR campaign funded by the Scottish executive - and won!
The ballot was brought forward from Spring 2006 to November 2005 to avoid unpleasant findings by Audit Scotland, which researches the effects of council housing stock transfer at the moment, and then furthermore brought the vote forward another six days to make a possible legal challenge by the Scottish Tenants Organisation impossible.
[Tenants Auction Housing Leader's House! | Edinburgh tenants 'Doormat' City Chambers | Edinburgh NO to Housing Sell Off: feature | Edinburgh NO to Housing Sell Off: article | Demolition Threat in Glasgow: feature | Demolition Threat in Glasgow: article]
15-12-2005 15:38HONGKONG-- A proposal of rich countries to open the markets of less developed nations to their non-agricultural products like fish, the Philippines' 1.8 million small fishermen-and Southeast Asia's 12 million-could drown in a sea of imports from the likes of China and Japan.
15-12-2005 01:39Informed sources in Washington report that when Dick Cheney flew to Poland for the 60th anniversary ceremonies marking the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp last January, his three day visit also included a clandestine visit to a secret CIA camp in Poland where suspected "Al Qaeda" prisoners were being subjected to torture.
14-12-2005 21:01The Crossrail hole Bill must be defeated and the local community defended. the most important ay to do so is by throwing out the unrepresentative councillors who form the clique on Tower Hamlets Council now. That clique has colluded to bring about the Crossrail hole attack upon the community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area
14-12-2005 20:17Solidarity Cafe Night - Friday 16th Dec
*Support the occupation of Tony's Cafe
*Against the gentrification of Hackney
Hot food & drink, all welcome
14-12-2005 18:21If George W. Bush's policies on Iraq are mystifying, fret not -- there's a method to his organized chaos after all.
14-12-2005 16:03As I recall the Turkish writer and dissident is due in court on December 16th over his comments about the 'massacre' of Armenians and Kurds during the 1st world war.
Here's the article in the ObserverOctober 23nd.
14-12-2005 15:17Soldiers have big weapons. Human Righst Observers fight them with their cameras. Then the soldiers erase the tapes
14-12-2005 14:37please come to sing
with Sea Green Singers and others
in support of Palestinians
on TUESDAY, 20 DEC.
at 5.15pm (for5.30-6.30pm)
in Cornmarket St.
(outside St. Michael in the Northgate Church),
Words provided - see you there!
14-12-2005 11:24Prof Bill Bowring - founder and academic coordinator of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) at the London Metropolitan University - was detained and deported without warning or any explanation from Russia on November 15th 2005.