UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
18-03-2006 03:34We've been covering events in France for the best part of a week:
Riots, occupations, its all been building up to today massive demonstrations that are set to take place across France.
68% of the population is now against Villepins labour liberalisation measures and he refuses to back down.
18-03-2006 00:11french struggle
17-03-2006 21:49at the East Oxford Community Centre, 10am til 2am! Featuring:
The Bedouin Cafe... breakfast served 10am+ Family Atmosphere, Acoustic Music, Poetry, Stories, Face Painting, Food & Bar
THE G's, Ned & Jerry (The Egg), Cornelius from 9.30pm (upstairs) Baraka (psy-trance).. £5 adv/conc £8 door Under 12's FREE
17-03-2006 19:53This is a summary of the verdict in Preston Crown court earlier today: Guilty of disruption and obstruction £3600 costs to be paid, and conditional discharge for 18 months.
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17-03-2006 17:07The Peace Cycle began as a completely new initiative in 2004, and the inaugural ride that year proved to be a great success, making national headlines in almost every country it passed through. Whilst numbers fluctuated across the whole route, some 25 cyclists from around the globe reached Jerusalem together, in solidarity with one another and with all those working for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.
The group of cyclists included people whose ages ranged from 12 to 60, whose faiths included Muslim, Jewish, Christian and none, and whose nationalities included British, Irish, Swiss, German, American, Australian, Italian, Swedish, Greek, Palestinian and Israeli –
what united them all was their belief in a just peace.
One cyclist, Rebecca Tyrer (who has stayed on to work in the West Bank) proudly quoted, “There were so many times when I thought I wouldn’t make it, but we did it! More to the point people are still talking about us and everything we still represent. I think one of the most powerful aspects of The Peace Cycle for me was our reception in Palestine.”
Another cyclist, Khurram Yaqoob recalls The Peace Cycle 2004 as being, “… a great journey of adventure, self-realisation and tears. Be prepared for a fantastic challenge as you pass through a variety of countries on your bike! I mean, you are actually using your own energy and a metal contraption to travel to the other side of the globe!”This feature length film, narrated by acclaimed actress Julie Christie, follows their amazing physical and emotional journey - a journey which is to be repeated by more cyclists in 2006!
17-03-2006 15:58Report on the launch of the London Guantanamo Campaign & the National Coalition Against Guantanamo at the 1st Public Meeting in support of British residents detained in Guantanamo
venue: Gladstone Park Primary School, Sherrick Green Road
Dollis Hill, N.W. London - Thursday 16th March 2006
17-03-2006 15:54Farnborough Airport Consultation Committee met on Thursday 16 March 2006 at BAE Systems Airport alongside Farnborough Airport.
17-03-2006 15:24The 'hybrid' Crossrail Bill [House of Commons, London] has been so discredited in the community in London's East End over the past months due to the uncontrolled lies told for it by the controlling clique on East London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council that a full scale examination of those lies as well as of the fundamental flaws of the Crossrail Bill is being undertaken at a Khoopdeelaar! Manifesto 2006 Seminar on Sunday.
17-03-2006 14:52Vegan pie night benefit to raise cash for bradford and spanish squatters.
17-03-2006 02:04On the 16th of march, 64 french universities, out of 84, were on strike.
This huge movement has started in january. Why ?
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16-03-2006 19:50Is the UK Government in charge of Sellafield, or is the Nuclear Industry calling the shots in Downing Street?
16-03-2006 15:43The Whitechapel Community Library has been set up by a group of independent voluntary organisations - not receiving any funding from any public source of any kind – to continue to facilitate public access to and use of the books and materials that used to be in the now-closed Tower Hamlets Council-controlled Whitechapel Library. The site is soon to be taken over by another body, not a library. The Tower Hamlets Council has been accused today of destroying the library resources in the area. A new community, alternative, library is being set up and will be opened to the community in the very near future