UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
24-07-2006 02:50With apartments in the refurbished Rotunda selling for between £150,00 and half a million, many old disused and abandoned buildings are set to be sold off to the highest bidder also -- ignoring the homeless and poor who struggle to live below them, and who are most in need of them.
If he reaches his target of €2,000, his hair will be publicly cut on Grafton Street in Dublin on July 29th. People can donate money at pledgebank www.pledgebank.com/cutthedreadsoff (€10) or http://www.pledgebank.com/cutthedreads (€25)
23-07-2006 12:53despite 'news' on bbc radio in london that this later 'unofficial' solidarity vigil had been cancelled, about 120 people gathered at Stockwell Tube last night, with Caporeira and an open mike.
22-07-2006 22:28A letter to Palestinian and Lebanese filmmakers to coincide with the opening of the Arab Film Biennial in Paris July 22nd
21-07-2006 22:52Meeting Postponed...
21-07-2006 16:27First of regular protests against the loss of the NHS.
Protest on Saturday 5th August 11-2pm. It will be held in the gardens at the end of Mazil Way, Cowley Road.
In June 2005, a corporation called Crnotravac cut down all the trees in Peti Park, a small park in Belgrade, with the aim to build a five storage high commercial centre. The neighbourhood doesn't accept this, and has started an impressive struggle to safe the park.
On July 15, the neighbours of Peti Park organised a street event to show their determination to keep defending their park. The event was supported by the Art and Activism Caravan. Dragan Djurosinovic, Jasmina Dobric and Mirjana Zupunski, neighbours of the park, explain about the fight for the park.
21-07-2006 11:38IS JUSTICE POSSIBLE IN THE WAR ON TERROR?
21-07-2006 09:41We all know the BBC is strictly impartial! How do we know that? Because that's what they keep saying on the telly! But in reality most are not 'journalists' but warmongering propagandists. The BBC the last 2 decades has given just 2% to broadcasting anti-war dissent! They have shown to be worse than FOX, CNN etc
20-07-2006 22:47While awareness continues to spread among the general public that something is horribly wrong with the Yorkshire Ripper case, the region's representatives in the European Parliament remain strangely bashful and reticent on this vital life-or-death issue.
20-07-2006 16:14Latvia has banned this weekends' gay Pride parade etc in Riga. Peter Tatchell of Outrage etc to attend a parade despite the ban and threats of violence..
As the Westminster House of Commons Crossrail Select Committee practically winds down the main business of going through the motions of hearing objections to the Bill, concern is rising about the very shabby way that the Committee has treated the main opponents.
It is expected that the Select Committee will back the Government Crossrail Bill. Thousands of families will suffer across the East End as a result.
To prevent this becoming inevitable, a London wide democracy pressure group has today extended its support to the Khoodeelaar! Campaign against Crossrail attacks on the Brick Lane and Whitechapel Area in East London
This announcement follows a day long campaign against Crossrail hole attacks programme conference held in the Brick Lane and Whitechapel London E1 area today.
The Srebrenica massacre was the July 1995 killing of up to an estimated 8,106 Bosniak males, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, in the region of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina by a Serb Army of Republika Srpska under general Ratko Mladić including Serbian state special forces "Scorpions". The Srebrenica massacre is the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II and considered by many as one of the most horrific events in recent European history. It is also the first legally established case of genocide in Europe after the Holocaust. (source: Wikipedia).
11 years on, a large crowd gathered in the city centre of Belgrade to remember the victims killed in the Srebrenica massacre. Last year the same vigil was attacked by nationalist groups, some of who trew teargas in the crowd. The police guarded the protest heavily this time. We took some photos...
Links: Wikipedia on the Srebrenica massacre | Preliminary list of 8106 Bosniaks killed in Srebrenica - (PDF version) - Issued by Federal Commission for Missing Persons on June 5, 2005 | The Association Women of Srebrenica - Official Website | Srebrenica Genocide Blog - Independent Blog Regarding Srebrenica Massacre | "Cry from the Grave" documentary film detailing the account of the massacre | Chemical Warfare in Bosnia? The Strange Experiences of the Srebrenica Survivors (a Human Rights Watch report) | BOSFAM - Non-Governmental group supporting displaced women in Bosnia
detailing Birmingham, Manchester & London Demos.