UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
23-08-2006 03:40In Oaxaca now as many possibly already know, the climate is of total ungovernability, the city has been completely taken, there are pickets and occupations of many government offices where already nobody works, whole streets are barricades with the participation of busand taxis drivers who have put their units into the blockades.
22-08-2006 15:45lgbt rights group OutRage! calls for much greater co-operation between the rich 'North' to help the South defeat HIV.
22-08-2006 15:32...and a BNP member misses the bus!
22-08-2006 13:24The occupation of the Sparkbrook social centre known as the Cottage of Content is ongoing, yet while court proceedings and legalities are set in place against the occupation, the renovation and revival of the community asset is continuing unabated.
22-08-2006 13:19The Sparkbrook community centre neglected by Birmingham council, known as the "Cottage of Content", is approaching its seventh week of occupation, with encouraging progress and community participation increasing.
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22-08-2006 03:25Is the Hague court a joke or have we just lost our sense of perspective? The latest indiscriminate slaughter of children and innocent civilians in Lebanon by ‘God’s chosen’ seems not to warrant the attention of the Hague court. Carla Del Ponte’s latest remonstration against the Serbian leadership for not delivering war criminals to her court seems ‘slightly’ dissociative in view of recent events. Her obsession with Serbs now borders on the pathological. Would the civilian death toll in Iraq warrant her attention? Iraq now approaches one hundred thousand innocent civilian deaths – eighty percent directly attributable to the forces of occupation!
21-08-2006 18:45Firefighters on Merseyside have overwhelmingly voted to strike against plans to make 120 workers redundant and reduce night-time cover to just one engine for the whole of Liverpool city centre. The cuts are planned because the government ordered £3 million of savings.
21-08-2006 15:55Feminist Fightback, a one day activist conference for feminist activists, will take place in London on 21 October. Please add your or your group's name to the statement of support for the conference.
20-08-2006 17:04Jordanian banks in Gaza and the West Bank on Saturday came under attack for the second time in three months as Palestinian military personnel and civil servants vented their anger at having loan repayments deducted from partial salary payments.
20-08-2006 14:50In unity with other local and national groups of disabled people acting
against the Government's proposed incapacity benefit cuts, members of the
disabled people's Direct Action Network are discussing and planning to bring
our skills to a demonstration which will coincide with the Labour Party
20-08-2006 13:47"Bove was a master at detecting hidden phone networks. Recently, at the direction of Milan prosecutors, he'd used mobile phone records to trace how a "Special Removal Unit" composed of CIA and SISMI (the Italian CIA) agents abducted Abu Omar, an Egyptian cleric, and flew him to Cairo where he was tortured. The Omar kidnapping and the alleged involvement of 26 CIA agents, whom prosecutors seek to arrest and extradite, electrified Italian media. U.S. media noted the story, then dropped it."