UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
21-03-2006 00:08Tuesday 28th March 2006 will see 1.5 Million workers strike to defend pensions. On the same day there will be a General Strike in France as part of the uprising against the CPE.
20-03-2006 22:26Sainsbury’s store in Oswestry, Shropshire, UK has taken the decision to put a blanket ban on all children wearing The Marches School uniform.
20-03-2006 22:14French unions and student bodies have today official called for a general strike and massive protests throughout France on 28th March 28 to pressure the government to withdraw the new CPE law that removes existing rights from young workers.
20-03-2006 19:56Associated Press reported that eight-year-old Akbar Zayed was on her way to a clinic to have stitches removed from her chin when she was gunned down by a barrage of Israeli 'defence' forces. The IDF raid left behind demolished homes, damaged cars, three hospitalised and a family devastated by the death of a little girl. It was meant to be a raid to arrest 'fugitives' the army claimed were holed up in a house. However the people to end up being shoot in the West Bank village of Yamoun were those in a taxi going to the clinic in the adjacent street.
20-03-2006 17:24On the 31st of March, the support group for the prisoners from the 4th of February (the 3 south american squatters arrested, beaten, and now being charged with the attempted murder of a copper here in barcelona) are asking everyone who can to pay a visit to your friendly local spanish embassy or consolate....
20-03-2006 16:19The Judicial Review into British government ministers’ responsibility towards 3 former-British residents held at the US base in Guantanamo Bay will be held at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, from tomorrow (Tues 22nd) to Thursday 24th March, starts at 9.30am each day. Supporters are gathering outside from tommorrow morning. Please come to show your solidarity.
20-03-2006 07:34Bush, Cheney, Rice. Rummy gets alot of the limelite, so we'll have a go without him, just this once. We start out with a bit from prime time TV. ABC's Boston Legal of all places. Next Bush's bold face lie about
Iran IED's followed by a few of our favorite lies of old from Dick. New lies fresh from Condies visit to Australia thanks to Martin at Nim FM down under.
Translated statements from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, that have initiated a country-wide uprising "for life and self-determination".
19-03-2006 16:31When the explanation was given that: "When one easily fires working people, it's resulting in more jobs." - all human beings with common sense first shook their heads in disbelief, and now shake their fists at those French ministerial crooks advocating this nefarious nonsense.
19-03-2006 13:04should’ve known, I really should. I mean when it comes to cynical, piss taking of this merry band of useless marching muppets I’m the worst offender… but somehow, well the glorious events taking place in France, the line of mounted riot cops I saw leaving Islington nick on my way there, well it got my blood running, got my hopes up that this day would be more than the usual impotent trot through London, that perhaps, just perhaps this would be the day that something might happen.
19-03-2006 11:46Personal account of the anti-war rally at Trafalgar Square in London and comment on the Stop the War movement.
Safety groups are concerned that drivers can be distracted by the illegal signs. Cyclists have expressed particular concern about Countryside Properties PLC advertising its Mayfield housing development.
18-03-2006 18:14Back in January the Assembly of the Social Movements, and the World Social Forum being held in Venezuela, issued the following call to action...
18-03-2006 17:23First major estimate's of today's massive french protests put the figure above one million. Le Figaro is reporting that unions believe well over a million are now demonstrating against the CPE labour reform on the streets of France.
The Agency France Presses is now quoting organisers as giving a figure of 1,145,000 people...