UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
18-12-2006 11:33In another setback for workers on Merseyside, the Transport and General Workers Union has negotiated a defeat for its taxi driving members and taxi users at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
18-12-2006 02:50Riots broke out in copenhagen as court decide to shut down Ungdomshuset youth', cultural and social center.
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Towards a Worldwide Mobilisation for Oaxaca, 22nd December:
See below a list of actions being planned for the 22nd of December in solidarity with Oaxaca, as part of the Worldwide Mobilisation for Oaxaca called by the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation)
Rumbo a la movilización mundial por Oaxaca del 22 de diciembre:
Algunas acciones programadas para el 22 de diciembre en solidaridad con Oaxaca, como parte de la Movilización Mundial por Oaxaca convocada por el EZLN.Algunas acciones programadas para el 22 de diciembre en solidaridad con Oaxaca, como parte de la Movilización Mundial por Oaxaca convocada por el EZLN.
17-12-2006 10:09This call to action comes from a number of different organizations and individuals involved in the anti-war movement. Our organizing experiences have left us feeling disappointed in ourselves and in the movement as a whole. Organizing against the war in Iraq has led us to believe that marching and chanting has not made enough of an impact nor done enough to end the brutal realities of the occupation. This has got to change.
16-12-2006 19:31This is an account of a week long visit made to Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank) in November 2006. The visit was organised by the olive co-op in Manchester and had an agricultural/ economic development theme. I wrote this piece descibing our visit upon my return in order to give a picture of life in Palestine and to convey the strong impression the visit made on me.
16-12-2006 19:07Earlier this month it emerged that the FBI had been remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The surveillance technique, which "functioned whether the phone was powered on or off." came to light as a result of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on the legality of the "roving bug". It had been approved by U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping. Cell phones owned by two alleged mobsters, John Ardito and his attorney Peter Peluso, were used by the FBI to listen in on nearby conversations.
The news that the FBI had been remotely activating mobile phones as eaves dropping devices confirms what many activists have been saying for years.
16-12-2006 18:57At Rampart Social Centre
15-17 Rampart St, London E1
nearest tube Whitechapel
16-12-2006 18:13Israeli television broadcast footage that appeared to show Ehud Olmert coaching his Italian counterpart
16-12-2006 15:57Raping and lynching in exotic Greece
16-12-2006 12:12A comment I posted on the Guardian website underneath an article on the recent allegations of corruption towards the BAE arms manufacturer. I understood the debate to be centred on a choice, "Morality/Legality or Jobs". Some people saying... "We need to insist our government sticks to law" others saying "fuck that it will disrupt the economy and many, many people will be unemployed." Both reasonable arguments, no one seemed to be asking why that choice was necessary.
16-12-2006 08:12U.S. Vice-President, Dick Cheney, today praised the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, for his contribution in spreading ‘democracy and liberty’ to the Middle East; Cheney also claimed that Rumsfeld was the “best” Secretary of Defence in U.S. history – additional evidence that the U.S. administration is INSANE is no longer required!
15-12-2006 01:02BNP vote going, going...almost gone...
14-12-2006 21:34Coverage of Thursday’s events. The most recent news first.
14-12-2006 21:26Another example of moral inversion, largely used by those who support the State of Israel and its crimes.
14-12-2006 18:56After the bodies of 5 sex workers have been found murdered within 10 days of each other and the police advising women to stay at home concerned citizens of Ipswich call you to:-
14-12-2006 16:17Blog post on the struggle of Toxteth residents to keep hold of their homes - in the Granby Triangle renewal zone. I'm a freelance journalist and spent an evening with people from Cairns Street, who fear a private developer will profit by buying all homes in the area - whether they are down for demolition or a facelift - and selling them back at inflated prices. To my surprise and disappointment, no media outlet was interested.