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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive

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We're in danger: save our souls if you don't speak english

09-06-2006 16:07

Because Landless Brazilian farm workers invade a Congress building in Brasilia, smashing furniture and windows, the state wants to criminalize social movements and to kill us.

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Crossrail - the facts

09-06-2006 16:01

Crossrail is a an East West rail scheme promoted as being London wide but it primarily benefits only City-based interests. The company behind it is Cross London Rail Links (CLRL). Crossrail is a publicly funded 50/50 joint venture company formed by 'Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT)...
tasked with promoting and developing two new routes through London...
Crossrail was allocated a budget of £154m in 2001...'

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Liverpool Housing Disaster

09-06-2006 15:53

John Prescott's plans to demolish hundreds of houses in working class areas of Liverpool will be as disastrous as similar programmes in the 1950s and 1960s, a public inquiry was told yesterday.

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Greg Palast speaks on his new book in London

09-06-2006 15:07

Campaigning journalist Greg Palast will be in London at the start of July to discuss his new book, "Armed Madhouse".

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09-06-2006 15:02

Edinburgh Stop the War announce a public meeting in Edinburgh on Saturday June 17th. The venue is the Augustine Church on George 4th Bridge (near the Central Library). The `HANDS OFF IRAN` event starts at 2.00pm.

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This Weeks SchNEWS - Pricks and Mortar

09-06-2006 14:56

“I think this housebuilding thing started because Tescos came sniffing around and that’s where the big money is.” - a local resident speaking to SchNEWS at the Titnore Woods protest camp.

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English Cat Gets Gassed in Athens

09-06-2006 11:14

A Diary of Events of the Student Protest 8/6/6 Athens, against iminent privatisation laws

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Europe’s Biggest Corporate Responsibility Summit London: A Family's Plea For Help

09-06-2006 06:36

Novohotel Europe's Biggest Corpororate Responsibility Event Venue 2006
One week ago Ethical Corporation’s* 5th annual flagship European event, held at the Hammersmith Novohotel came to an end. During the two days summit, 31st May -1st June 2006, one Family-man also candidly petitioned Ethical Corporations for help, both at the summit and elsewhere, at the very heart of the City of London.

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RFID to track ACT prisoners

09-06-2006 03:52

(RFID) bracelets or anklets
Inmates at Canberra's first prison will wear radio frequency identification (RFID) bracelets or anklets to track their location, under plans by government.

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08-06-2006 20:36

Muslims in east London should withdraw co-operation with the police in the wake of last week's terror raid in which a man was shot, a Respect party activist has said. Yvonne Ridley said the community was being "terrorised" by the Metropolitan Police and should end all contact with the force.

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Photos from the 15.000 strong student demonstration in Athens

08-06-2006 20:01

Today over 15.000 students demonstrated in Athens against the proposed reforms in the education laws in Greece.

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London mayor Ken Livingstone's Crossrail stunt is misguided

08-06-2006 16:04

London mayor Ken Livingstone staged his latest Crossrail stunt on Tuesday 6 June 2006 as we [Khoodeelaar! No to Crossrail hole Bill campaign] were advising Blair, in a letter delivered at No 10 Downing street, of a still dignified retreat on the very unwise Crossrail adventure that has already wasted nearly half a £Billion of public money.

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Greece: Students attacked by police

08-06-2006 15:24

The huge student demonstration that took place in Athens, Greece this morning was violently attacked by the police.

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More than 25.000 students demonstrated today in Greece. Police attacked the demo

08-06-2006 14:38

The police attacked the demo with chemical bombs

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Palestine Today

08-06-2006 14:21

Palestine Today a service of the international Middle East media centre for Thursday June 8th, 2006

Army invades Kofer Ra'e and Fahma villages west of Jenin, Army arrests one resident from Tulkarem, and invades Balata Al Balad village near Nablus also arresting one . The Israeli Army hands out military order to demolish four houses in Al Kader village near Bethlehem

Those stores and more coming up stay tuned.

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Wirral NHS Cuts Boost Private Sector

08-06-2006 13:48

Following yesterday's publication of the NHS deficit figures (, Wirral Hospital Trust has announced it will slash its budget by £21.5 million over the next five years.

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Rewarding failure

08-06-2006 13:38

Cocked up? Don't worry New Labour looks after its own

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Benefit Reggae Dance for ‘Save the Spirit of Broadway Market’ Campaign

08-06-2006 11:39

Friday 16th June 2006 8pm – til Late
@ The Square Occupied Social Centre, Russell Square, London WC1
Music by ‘Jah Youth Roots Ambassador’
Food prepared by Jah SPIRIT

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Iceland Benifit Meal

08-06-2006 10:02

there were lots of people
A benifit meal for the campaign against the Karahnjukar dam was held at Matilda on June 2nd, 50 people were expected in the end 62 were fed delicious vegan food by the cafe collective. A fantastic success.
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