UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
10-02-2006 09:26No Sweat, the national campaign against sweatshop Labour, is holding a week of action from 11-18 February. Activist in Sheffield have organised a series of events.
Free food will be served to homeless people and anyone else who wants to come along, or even get involved.
Featuring the stories of refugee cleaners in London¹s Canary Wharf, Chinese cockle-pickers in Morecambe Bay, Iranian asylum seekers and Irish, African/Caribbean and South Asian immigrant communities
Wild Geese is a video ballad interweaving interviews, documentary film and animation with live music and song. It features the musical styles of Africa, America, Asia and Europe from reggae, rap and rock to folk, flamenco and klezmer with strong messages about the human costs of globalisation.
CLARENDON COMMUNITY THEATRE,
NEW COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM,
PELHAM AVENUE (off Mansfield Road)
THURSDAY 9TH MARCH @ 7:30PM
£5 WAGED / £2 LOW WAGED / FREE TO UNWAGED, STUDENTS, REFUGEES & ASYLUM
(All proceeds will go to the Destitution Fund)
For more information contact Stuart on 07891 701133
08-02-2006 22:48Ever get annoyed when you're stuck in a phone tree?
08-02-2006 03:21An Invitation for the Creation of an Autonomous Space During the 4th European Social Forum (Spring, 2006, Athens) This spring, the 4th ESF will take place in Athens. Thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of people from all around Europe, from an entire galaxy of social and political movements, organizations and collectives, will meet in our city to get to know each other, to exchange views and practices, to strengthen and extend the networks of resistance and creation, or even build new ones.
08-02-2006 00:21We start out with some sound from a small anti-immigrant rally in Vista, Ca. if less than 20 people constitutes a rally. A poem called True Lies performed by Taalam Acey, Jody Paluson with Bush v.s. Nixon and Gore Vidal's take on the State of the Union 2006 with a Raymond Lafferty music bed.
07-02-2006 18:22As part of the first Students Against Sweatshops campus-wide week of Action, Jose Julian Pununari from the occupied Argentinean Zanon factory is visiting the UK on a speaker tour. He is coming to Cambridge on Wednesday February 15 -- 12.30pm
solidarity night for KASHMIR EARTHQUAKE DISASTER
Friday 10th Feb 7pm-2am
@Occupied Social Centre 21 Russel square
07-02-2006 16:53The ill-conceived and seriously flawed Crossrail Bill, now before a UK House of Commons Select committee, has been exposed as a sham by the chief executive of Canary Wharf, no less. No wonder the Crossrail Bill is not popular with the rest of the community in Tower Hamlets. They are demonstrating outside the Council building AM Wed 8 Feb 2006. The Council has been shown to have colluded with the hype for Crossrail plan without telling the community which now faces devastation unless the Bill is fundamentally altered or even scrapped in its present form.
07-02-2006 10:20Support the Tehran bus workers strike. Defend the right of Iranian workers to form labour unions.
07-02-2006 05:51US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, recently announced the ‘war on terror’ would be re-named “the long war”; this announcement has not surprised analysts who are aware that neo-con ideologues and strategists follow the Straussian (and perverted Trotskyist) doctrine of permanent war. Some interpret this as nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ of the Cold War in which a clearly defined enemy (communist bogeymen) kept the nation on permanent alert and amenable to the powers of the time.
06-02-2006 23:17* In Caracas, Venezuela between the 23rd and 29th of January 2006, 10 local socio-political organizations offered an alternative forum and critique of national politics in response to the World Social Forum. The result was a smaller-scale event but self-directed and reflective of current self-organizing capacity. The alternative forum was independent, self-managed and borne out of years of experience of organizing in the Venezuelan context.