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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive

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Victory in France?

10-04-2006 19:51

The hated CPE law was scrapped this morning after weeks of protests, strikes and occupations.

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A Personal Account of the No Borders Demo at Harmondsworth Detention Centre

10-04-2006 12:43

Here there is my personal account of Saturday's demonstration outside the Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres. Some photos will follow afterwards.

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Don't expand Styal Prison - Close it down

10-04-2006 12:06

Within 3 month of its establishment No More Prison organised its first direct action - a demonstration outside styal prison on April 8th 2006. The Demostration was in opposition to plans to expand the failed prison to make it Europe's largest prison for women. No More Prison called instead for the prison to be closed.

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10-04-2006 09:51

Report of the Harmondsworth and Colnbrook demonstrations, an update about the urgent situation in Colnbrook & info about visiting and future meetings

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Rossport Solidarity Camp June Bank Holiday Gathering

09-04-2006 22:00

Rossport Solidarity Camp host a June bank holiday weekend gathering to celebrate our first year of resistance to Shell, Statoil, Marathon and the Irish state

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09-04-2006 21:15

This is a request for anyone who bought a white wristband to return it to Make Poverty History charities as an act of protest for being made by Chinese sweatshop workers contrary to even Chinese law and the Ethical Trading Initiative. Return your wristbands to cronies at the charities and donate money to campaigns such as Campesina and demand real change.

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The War on Immigrants

09-04-2006 21:01

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” Once that was true, but no longer. Emma Lazarus’ beautiful and memorable words we’ve all heard many times and know well are fading into memory.

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Bus protest pics...

09-04-2006 19:41

Clown Army
A head turning Spectacle in Sheffield City cnetre

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No Borders Radio Reports 8th April

08-04-2006 15:50

On Saturday 8th April 2006, rampART radio broadcast five hours of live coverage of the No Borders Day Of Action consisting of the demonstration at Harmondworth detention centre near Heathrow airport and the solidarity demo organised by UNITY in Glasgow...

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latest edition of Liverpool’s ‘Nerve’ launched

08-04-2006 13:49

On Friday 7th April, Catalyst Media launched the latest edition of ‘Nerve’ – their local arts and social issues magazine.

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noborders demo4

08-04-2006 12:21

large police presence. Someone has locked themselves to the fence and they trying to release him or her. The cops have imposed restrictions on the deme, not allowing us to leave as a group and move to the field, where inmates can see us.

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pic from no borders demo

08-04-2006 12:14

crowd gathering outside detention centre

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Stench of hypocrisy

08-04-2006 12:13

Farnborough - empty streets, boarded-up shops
It is difficult to know which is the strongest, the all pervading stench of dead and decaying town centres, or the stench of hypocrisy emanating from local councillors.

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Activists target golf courses for wasting water

08-04-2006 12:09

Eco-warriors having successfully trashed GM crops, are now turning their attentions to the profligate waste of natural resources by golf courses.

Golf courses are being told to cut their use of water, return part of their courses to wildlife, else direct action will be taken. One golf course has already experienced direct action.

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Tsunami aid money in World Bank while people live in rotting tents

08-04-2006 12:08

250,000 people died in the Tsunami but millions of Tsunami victims have received little aid and much of it is being held by the World Bank, UN bodies and charities. Agencies like Red Cross were critical of other charities vying for money and Britain is asking for a return policy. Personally I note that Medicins San Frontiere refused to take money for the Tsunami after a while but charities like Oxfam, Save The Children and others continued.

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noborders demo 3

08-04-2006 12:06

detainees talking to us thru mobile and megaphone

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noborders demo2

08-04-2006 11:54

the crowd still listening to talks of former detainees and calls from inside detention.

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08-04-2006 11:49

The Make Poverty History white wristbands which were sold at the event in 2005 for £1 with 70p going to charities were made by Chinese sweatshop workers contrary to even Chinese law and the so-called Ethical Trading Initiative. Send your wristbands to cronies at the charities and donate money for real change.
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