UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
03-12-2006 19:31Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) is in complete solidarity with the detention centre protesters at Harmondsworth and Yarl's wood. We have called an action this saturday (9th Decemeber) 12 noon- Monument, Newcastle city centre to show our support and raise the profile of the brave action these asylum seekers have taken and their success in releasing 150 detainees across the UK. End detention! End deportation! Together we are stronger!
03-12-2006 18:22The port of Liverpool could be shut down by a series of tug strikes, bringing back memories of the dockers’ dispute in the 1990s. Workers are angry that they are currently registered in the Channel Islands, and therefore lose their 12.5% National Insurance payments.
02-12-2006 20:39dvd's of films about the occupation of a cafe in broadway market, hackney are available now. the occupation of tony's cafe and the ongoing campaign in support of Spirit's Nutritious Food Gallery was an international cause celebre this time last year (ie 2005), and continues...
Here's a personal account of the session.
02-12-2006 09:59The Western media, which often downplays the size of public rallies and anti-war demonstrations, confirms that "hundreds of thousands" of people from all sectors of Lebanese society gathered in Beirut in anti-government demonstrations, demanding the resignation of the US-Israeli supported government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.
Many of the adults detained in Yarl's Wood have refused food this morning (1 Dec 2006) in protest at conditions in the centre. There has been an outbreak of diarrhea amongst the children under 5 and many of the children are not eating as they find the food unpalatable. 70 adults and 40 children are currently detained in the family unit of Yarl's Wood IRC.
01-12-2006 14:29SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2006
10.00 to 17.00
Venue: London Metropolitan University, Libeskind Building (Graduate School), 166-220 Holloway Road N7, (tube Holloway Road).
01-12-2006 12:57Protesters have pledged to take direct action to sabotage genetically modified crop trials that the government has today given the go ahead for. These trials will be the first GM trials to take place in this country for several years after a sucessful campaign of resistance. The new trial is widely regarded as a test of public resolve before further attempts to introduce genetically modified organisms on a commercial scale to a unwilling public...
01-12-2006 12:31Yesterday four hunt saboteurs were arrested under section 5 of the Public Order Act, as they followed a beagle pack near Chipping Sodbury, just outside Bristol.
01-12-2006 09:33Here is a little snippet of what life is like for a destitute refugee. (see below for definition *)
3 Destitute men have been seeking shelter in some empty council flats. The council are seeking to sell the land on which the flats are built to
122 Burngreave Road
Phone: 0114 228 8100
Fax: 0114 228 8150
The council began legal proceedings to regain possession of the flats (court date set for 7th of December). Arches Housing have employed Red Wall construction (Building Contractor) to demolish the flats when they are emptied. On the 28th November 2006 (according to reports via Arches Housing) Red wall construction workers found all the front doors of the occupied flats open and apparently abandoned.
01-12-2006 00:37Pre-opening day assembly at Everything4everyone "new" occupied building
30-11-2006 19:32Following the partial defeat of their cuts agenda this summer, Merseyside Fire Authority is trying to get its own back, and weaken the morale of victorious firefighters. Three weeks ago, letters were served to fourteen emergency crew members, calling them to hearings over incidents during the walkout, including one for 'smiling aggressively'. Now a firefighter is in trouble for drinking a cup of tea!
30-11-2006 19:12In a few days time, Olympia plays host the Counter Terror World, an exhibition at which companies and countries from around the world will share with each other lessons learned in the war on terror, a war on their own populations. Israel will be a prominent attendee, eager - no doubt - to share the lessons they've learned from the recent campaign in Lebanon and the ongoing repression in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
London Class War have called a picket of Olympia at 1pm on Tuesday 5 December, the first day of the sordid exhibition. Further details are available on the website, www.classwar.org