UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
More than five months after the EU summit in Thessaloniki, 7 people incarcerated within the Greek prison system - Simon Chapman (English), Fernando Perez Gorraiz (Spanish), Carlos Martin Martinez (Spanish), Souleiman "Kastro" Dakduk (Syrian), Spyros Tsitsas (Greek) and two Greek juveniles - have finally been released pending trial. Despite overwhelming evidence that they have been framed and despite solidarity protests around the world, this only occurred after approximately 2 months of hunger strikes by 5 of the prisoners.
30-11-2003 17:34summary of strikes in the uk of the last weeks... starting point for an autonomous circulation of class struggles reports...
29-11-2003 20:17Considering how it's buy nothing day, the irony of this story seemed superb.
Walmart has apologised to a woman knocked unconscious as shoppers rushed for a sale of DVD players.
29-11-2003 18:19a report of today's demo for the closure of Campsfield
28-11-2003 12:40Yesterday morning the Dutch consulate in Birmingham was occupied for 5 hours by Dutch and English activists, because of eviction of a squatted community centre in Utrecht, Holland.
27-11-2003 16:19Was people power in Georgia in reality a CIA coup? An example of the desire of George W Bush to bring 'democracy' to the world?
27-11-2003 12:08An invitation to the palace to accept an New Year honour... you must be joking. Benjamin Zephaniah won't be going. Here he explains why
27-11-2003 02:45Latest news about actions and stikes of students in germany and France against the commercialisation of education. Students are calling for an international day of action in December 2003
26-11-2003 22:45Jobs With Justice have just announce their festive elections for American National Employment Grinch of the Year. But due to globalisation, and that "special relationship", these aren't really American only Grinch Candidates...
26-11-2003 19:23The notorious plea bargain system that plagues the American "justice" and jail systems, is now moving to the United Nations' war crimes tribunal. The new plea bargaining going on at the U.N. tribunal is a response to the Bush Administration...
26-11-2003 15:14All 7 of the tessalonika prisoners to be released
26-11-2003 15:08From 16.00 this afternoon all of the prisoners of the EU summit are FREE without bail.
26-11-2003 10:28Under new legislation, the home office will able to remove children from parents who do not leave the country when told to.
26-11-2003 04:34On a mayday tip:
The Government has outlines the key priorities of the Irish Presidency as being the enlargement of the EU, which will be marked by a ceremony in Dublin on 1 May 2004, and the advancement of the EU's Lisbon competitiveness strategy.