UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
28-09-2006 21:08The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has learned that an evangelical Christian politician will be seeking a private prosecution of members of the Gay Police Association (GPA) following the Crown Prosecution Service’s determination last week that the group would not be prosecuted.
28-09-2006 20:58The National Federation of Bus Users (Bus Users UK) brings together passengers and representatives from Bus Companies in an informal environment to discuss services and transport issues.
Israeli air forces struck a Palestinian house in Rafah, the army injures an old farmer north of Beit Lahia town in the Gaza Strip, and in the West Bank the army invades several cities and takes prisoners. These stories and more coming up stay tuned.
28-09-2006 13:26Award winning journo John Pilger, political commentator Tariq Ali, and Python's (and not friend of Bliar etc) Terry Jones are at this years Folkestone Lit Fest
28-09-2006 11:55Support asylum seekers in London
28-09-2006 11:34Hundreds of homeless people demonstrated in Baghdad on Monday in protest over being evicted from government buildings and schools they had been squatting in.
Young, naive but loud! A small band of Rhythms of Resistance Manchester sambistas walked right at the entrance of Midlands Hotel (where the labour conference delegates were staying) playing funky tunes and shouting antiwar chants.
One child was killed and at least fourteen residents were injured in an Israeli air strike and 20 residents were taken prisoner by the Israeli army during an invasion to areas east of Khan Younis, while the army continue to attack West Bank cities and taking prisoners. These stories and more coming up stay tuned.
27-09-2006 15:38Today in Manchester, a group of around 70 protesters gathered for the Rally of Resistance, an act of civil disobedience against Anti-Terror laws preventing protests close to the G-Mex conference venue of this year's Labour party conference. Manchester Police decided to act less than peacefully and several protesters were gratuitously shoved into a cordon.
27-09-2006 14:55In successfully challenging a Compulsory Purchase Order on her home a Liverpool resident may have dealt a fatal blow to the hated New Labour Pathfinder programme.
27-09-2006 14:17This is an urgent appeal from eco-activists in Indonesia. This appeal is about an environmentaly destructive development called 'Northern Coastal Reclamation Project'. Our campaign strategy will be to push the Dutch reclamation consultant to resign from this corporate-greed project, therefore we need solidarity from dutch activists (and also from all people everywhere else of course!)
The name of the consultant company is WitteveenBos. http://www.witteveenbos.co.id/ -- It is the only consultant in Indonesian for this kind of project. The plan is threatening the lives of many poor people, and will wreck an ecologically sensitive area.
27-09-2006 14:12Despite being asked, Indymedia editors has decided not to promote this story to the front page of the UK Indymedia. Considering IMC was originally borne out of RTS and the Anti-roads movement/ecological struggle, this is a poor show guys...
27-09-2006 10:01A 17 year old boy was shot in bright daylight yesterday, in the Bridgeway shopping area in the Meadows. After an arguement another youth approached the 17 year old and shot him in the chest.
Shooting in The Meadows, Nottingham (police press release)
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Forum on Sunday 1st October, venue - Limehouse Town Hall.
In the Main Open forum session will be the "LONDON CAMPAIGN ROUNDUP - COMMUNITIES IN RESISTANCE" with speakers from the Broadway Market campaign, the campaign to save Queens Market in Newham, people from the Dale farm travellers community, and activists from Dalston Theatre, chaired by Dave Morris from Haringey Solidarity Group. Start time, around around 4.30-5.
26-09-2006 10:11This is the sixth and final part of a series regarding my recent visit to Israel and Palestine. I went as part of an all female, religiously mixed group of 1 Jew, 4 Muslims and me, a little old nothingist (and occasional faux-Christian for balances sake).