UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
28-08-2006 19:02WHAT FIDEL CASTRO HAS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA
27-08-2006 16:42Report on the events of Monday 21 August 2006
What was to be a civilised cocktail party became a bloody mess as four clowns
from the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army became injured and started
dying whilst serving drinks outside the Foreign Office.
Bizarre goings-on in Birmingham this week as pensioner Fred Grove stepped up his campaign against eviction.
Fred has been served with a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on his canalside cottage in the Vauxhall area of the city, because he stands in the way of “progress.”
Body: We will be in the westbourne rd - kensal road area - - grab some chalk if you can find some from your local shop and join us
you can call - 0799492455 to find us
26-08-2006 15:44Birmingham City Council have auctioned and sold community buildings all over the city, while the number of newly built community and social buildings has dropped to a shameful zero.
26-08-2006 12:02The Icelandic highlands are the last great expanse of true wilderness left in Western Europe. Now the country's hydroelectric potential has been targeted by multinational corporations, who intend to establish large-scale heavy industry in these hitherto pristine hinterlands. These multinational vandals - willingly helped by the Icelandic government - are about to produce an environmental catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.
25-08-2006 13:33The Icelandic highlands are the last great expanse of true wilderness left in Western Europe. Now the country's hydroelectric potential has been targeted by multinational corporations, who intend to establish large-scale heavy industry in these hitherto pristine hinterlands. These multinational vandals - willingly helped by the Icelandic government - are about to produce an environmental catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.
25-08-2006 01:35The Icelandic highlands are the last great expanse of true wilderness left in Western Europe. Now the country's hydroelectric potential has been targeted by multinational corporations, who intend to establish large-scale heavy industry in these hitherto pristine hinterlands. These multinational vandals - willingly helped by the Icelandic government - are about to produce an environmental catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.
24-08-2006 16:20Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority - whose 3 million pounds worth of cuts to services provoked the forthcoming strike - have found enough money to offer time and a half for strikebreakers! Firefighters must resist this attempt to divide and conquer!
24-08-2006 13:15Cambridge activist Genevieve Passamonte was in Israel at the height of the war against Lebanon and Gaza I spoke to her recently about what she saw of the movement against the war and the wall.
23-08-2006 17:44Thousands of protesters calling for Oaxaca Gov. Ulises Ruiz's resignation have occupied the southern city's center, taking over buses, setting up barricades and taking over radio and television stations to broadcast revolutionary messages. A group of masked men Monday fired on a government television station that the protesters have occupied since Aug. 1, injuring one man. Protesters responded by taking over 12 private stations and blocking the city's four main entrances with buses.
23-08-2006 17:15Mersey Waste Holdings began dumping Merseyside's waste in Wales today, at Hafod Quarry, Johnstown, near Wrexham. The entrance to the site was blockaded for a while this morning until police removed the protesters. More support needed from Wrexham and Merseyside people to stop this happening.
23-08-2006 12:23I think the title pretty much says it all. When all the world deplores, hates - whatever word you use to describe the venom, most parents feel towards these subhuman creatures - a child molester and every man and his dog knows they cannot be rehabilitated... what inhumane bastard would set them free? Is that not a breech of duty of care? Has the world gone mad? Does no one care about the kids in our own country who are consistently being placed at risk by SETTING CHILD MOLESTERS FREE?
23 July, 2006
The Cottage of Content, a community and youth centre in Sparkbrook closed by Birmingham City Council last year, was occupied on 9 July, 2006, by a group of activists, who, along with local people, aim to put the building back into community use.
Since the start of the occupation, the collective who organised the take-over have been issued with various letters from Birmingham City Council demanding they vacate the premises. The latest letter received was a court summons, scheduled for Thursday, 24 August. Members of the Collective are planning to defend their actions and the occupation of the Cottage at the hearing, which is taking place at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre (33 Bull Street, Birmingham) at 11:20am.
The first public meeting of the Cottage Occupied Social Centre took place on 10th July, 2006, where the occupiers and members of the neighbourhood expressed their common desire for the place to be returned to public social use. A petition to "save our community centre from property developers" was drawn up and circulated in the neighbourhood. This was followed by a general public meeting on 21 August, where local residents expressed their anger at the loss of a valuable community resource without being consulted by the Council, and their desire to have it back. There will be another general meeting on 29 August, where representatives from the Council, local Councillors and the local MP will be invited to face the local people.
Whilst building up a campaign to compel the Council to re-instate this valuable community resource, the space is being used for a wide range of activities, from DIY and educational workshops, screenings and socials, a community library and Internet café, to a meeting place for various grassroots groups, including Birmingham Food Not Bombs, Birmingham NoBorders, Indymedia Birmingham, Women Fight Back, Birmingham Solidarity Federation and the West Midlands Anarchists. A local playgroup is also using the building to meet up regularly, and a local dominoes team is going to meet up there soon. Regular, open meetings are held every Monday at 7:30pm.
23-08-2006 11:38I am absolutely sick and tired of being treated like a mushroom... kept in the dark and fed shit by the politicians who are ruining this wonderful nation of England. It's not a conspiracy folks... it's a pattern. Simple maths taught me to recognise the patterns from learning the two times tables to advanced calculus. The bastards dumn down the education system, gag the media and then its a free for all where corruption is concerned. Who will question when the children are not taught to reason and read? Who can do the maths of how many billions of pounds these arseholes have stolen from the English public? How many children have been slaughtered at their hands, paid for and funded by our tax dollars? It's time to wake up folks and smell the coffee - CORRUPTION has a stank all of its own.