UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
21-11-2003 19:49Spanish and English version
En estado crítico los dos jóvenes españoles presos en Grecia y en huelga de hambre
In critical state the two youths Spanish prisoners in Greece and in strike of hunger
21-11-2003 18:12South east Labour Party Conference Dates 2004.
21-11-2003 16:32Tonight the weekly slowsmall peasants radio show on Resonance FM (104.4fm) in London is about grassroots mobilisations.
21-11-2003 00:12Summary of independent and commercial news reports on convergence and demonstrations surrounding George Bush's visit to UK. Reprinted from http://ftaaimc.org.
20-11-2003 16:25+++====+===TIMES REPORTER Laura Peek at it BEFORE!!!+++====+===
20-11-2003 16:03Congratulations to Laura Peek, reporter to The Times, who managed to infiltrate an open training on non-violent direct action and win a frontpage article. The "hardcore of the protest movement", as well as Indymedia London is happy that Laura survived her adventure "at the headquarters of an organisation calling itself Larc" and lived to tell this tale of stunning investigative journalism to the British public. We also congratulate her on the millions of pounds her article will generate for the honorable mister Rupert Murdoch - defender of the common man and self-styled anti-establishment representative.
20-11-2003 14:00The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) summit has started in Miami, Florida, US. Huge protests will try to interrupt the negotiations, which involve the leaders of all 34 countries of the American continents. The FTAA, if signed, will allow corporations to sue local or national governments in special courts for enacting any regulation that can be seen as a "barrier to trade" - labour, environmental, or health regulations, for example.
Indymedia is reporting from the streets on FTAA Indymedia and broadcasting live web radio streams.
Update 3.30 pm: For users in Britain, please use this stream location:
to connect to the stream.
In the run-up of this summit, repression of protests and protesters by criminalizing dissent.
The local media takes a biased view against the protesters. The Miami Herald has already taken up an offer of the new police initiative to "embed journalists" in the police riot squads.
Thursday Nov 20:
10.30 am first protesters tried to attack fence, police attacked, protests declared illegal, downtown closed, buses blocked off, rubber bullets used, multiple reports of teargas and pepper spray, protesters attacked by bycycle police, protest circa about a 1000 protester, first arrests, lots of reports of police violence.
For Breaking News and timelines, please visit FTAA Imc.
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19-11-2003 23:52Details of Todays Stop Bu$h protest in Canterbury
19-11-2003 23:11Around a thousand protesters - mainly students - marched through Edinburgh against the visit of George Bush this afternoon, while an estimated 5000 or so also marched against the visit in the evening.
19-11-2003 04:19What is One Global Community all about... In-Short ?
Creating... One Global Community
A World Network Of... Community Centers And People.
Also FUCK Chrles the arse licker!
19-11-2003 00:49Seven people arrested last June during the anti-EU Summit demonstrations in Thessaloniki, Greece, are still in prison awaiting trial. Five on them have been on hunger strike for over 41 days and are currently hospitalized in critical condition. A solidarity action has been taking place in Edinburgh since Monday 17th November
18-11-2003 19:54An ancient and idigenous language of the Canary Islands based on whistles is undergoing something of a revival/ Tha canan aosta duthchail sna h-Eileanan Canaraidh a' dol am feabhas