UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
28-10-2006 11:17The verdict of President Saddam Hussein’s first trial and that of seven former Iraqi leaders- the Al Dujail case- due on October 16th has been postponed till November 5 in order "to complete verifications", writes Gilles Munier.
28-10-2006 05:57news about mexico, a photograper of indymedia was killed
Body: from narco news: http://narconews.com/Issue43/article2223.html
Repost of an article from Mexican Activists.
Terence Wheelock was one of the latter. His death and how the Gardaí treated the incident and also the bereaved family thereafter triggered an ongoing and expanding family campaign.
In the UK, official figures amount to 493 deaths in police custody since 1996. In all of these cases, no officer EVER had to face a court. Today, families and friends of the victims march in London.
27-10-2006 19:33Overwhelming majority of world’s governments vote to start work on an international Arms Trade Treaty
27 October , 2006
For immediate release
Control Arms Campaign: Oxfam International, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA).
27-10-2006 18:01Bundle in the playground
including Silent procession along Whitehall
Saturday 8th October 2006
Meet at Trafalgar Square, Central London
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross
27-10-2006 10:52The true mentality of former Home Secretary David Blunket and his political supporters within the government was chillingly revealed in October of this year with the revelation that he had ordered an ex-Director General of the prison system to sanction the machine gunning of rioting prisoners at Lincoln jail four years ago.
27-10-2006 03:17Another explosives case that's lipped under the radar...
26-10-2006 19:18Home Office Minister Liam Byrne came to Glasgow today and received a warm welcome. Kind of.
26-10-2006 18:43The McDonaldization of Society ( or would I say McDonaldization of
'NeuroDiversity', 'Difference', DisAbility.)......
I wonder if the creators of 'The-Borg', within StarTrek; The Next Generation based their ideas on 'The-Borg' (The-Collective), from the ideas of Ritzer and 'McDonalisation', or was it reallly that 'the-truth' is that these ideas came from the 'Ivory-Towers' within East Riding of Yorkshire Council..."Resistance is Futile"..... that's how I feel living 'with' this Oppressive lot here....
26-10-2006 18:20Think YouTube and MySpace meet the global fight for human rights. WITNESS' Human Rights Video Hub Pilot is the first step in an initiative to create a human rights-focused participatory media site.
26-10-2006 16:10An online petition asking for Intersex people not to be patholigised by the medical profession.
26-10-2006 12:59Alongside the otherwise successful evolution of the Free/Libre Open Source Software, there is a range of commentators on the digital economy, or the socalled knowledge economy, who help sustain the conventional, capitalist mode of production. Business as usual, the heart of the problem concerns the sanctity and the universal application of private property. This leads from an angry impulse reading today's Guardian - and a quick rant - into a more theoretical territory :)
26-10-2006 10:56South African Foreign Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, was ambushed by 10 black Zimbabwean human rights activists in London last tonight (Wednesday 25 October 2006).
25-10-2006 21:05The term Green Scare refers to the Red Scares of the early twentieth century, made famous by the McCarthy hearings and the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Green Scare demonstrates a similar systematic criminalization of dissent as the U.S. government is using all its tactics (e.g., grand juries, specialized legislation, paid agents provacateurs) to target the radical environmental and animal rights movements, those who publicly support them, and others who struggle for a healthy, diverse eco-system and the rights of animals.
25-10-2006 18:42Outlines and gives background on the October 23, 2006 protests in Budapest, Hungary from the front lines, which is a very different picture than that which is posed by the international media. Protests involved tens of thousands of people around the country who have been demonstrating since September 18th in response to discovering major lies from the majority party.