UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
06-01-2004 10:37(en) Italy, Letter Bombs Attributed to Anarchists Raise Questions
Date Mon, 5 Jan 2004 23:42:18 +0100 (CET)
A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
News about and of interest to anarchists
06-01-2004 02:57Just in time to ring in the New Year, new local union leadership has been elected in Philadelphia, USA, the “Cradle of Liberty”. On December 13, members of Local 36 of the 1.6 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest in the AFL-CIO, elected a new president, secretary-treasurer and 23 Executive Board members. This came in the 18th month of a national SEIU trusteeship over Local 36, which represents over 4,300 janitors, building maintenance workers, technicians and professionals in Philadelphia and its suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
06-01-2004 02:49January 9th thru 13th marks the 40th Day of the Martyrs, since the national anti-imperialist revolts that swept the country in 1964. Celebrate in solidarity with a publicly-burned flag or effigy.
06-01-2004 00:30Here is a translation of a press release from the communications committee of the Italian Anarchist Federation (whose acronym is FAI from the Italian: FEDERAZIONE ANARCHICA ITALIANA). The press release pertains to the hostile media campaign and repression targeted against the anarchist movement in Italy.
05-01-2004 01:22A lot of reports of the situation within Palestine and Israel are coming out currently, either from people working in Palestine, or in the mainstream press from outside. As a Jewish person myself I found this report from inside Israel extremely important and reassuring, as it gives information about the strength of feeling by many Israelis in the country against what is going on. This is not a race issue, and most people who are upset by the army's behaviour and the governments policy in the occupied territories are reacting in humanitarian and political dimensions, including all those Jewish people outside of Israel who are campaigning against this system and this regime. So for the inspiration of others like myself, for the consideration of those who have seen only reports of Israelis as army members, and for those who argue aggressively and often hotheadedly that all criticism of Israel is somehow anti-semitic (themselves the only ones aplying this race-label), here is a report I received a couple of days ago from the Israeli Peace Group Gush Shalom, who do fantastic work in the midst of an increasingly fraught and in many areas degenerating society.
to capitalism and the state.
04-01-2004 20:38An open invitation to a Gathering to discuss building resistance to the G8 Summit coming to the UK in 2005.
03-01-2004 11:42Support needed
The offices of a women's rights group in Iraq are coming under attack from the forces of the "Ruling Council." Heavies from The PUK are threatening to closedown them down. People are urged to send letters of protest.
02-01-2004 00:06It is time to take back your Power People!!!
The participation of the World Bank and the World Economic Forum in the political decisions of Poland is little known about. But when the WEF comes to Warsaw (28-30/04/2004) it is highly likely there will be an 'alternative economic' forum and militant action to open the grounds for debate.
31-12-2003 17:48The details of this story are still very sketchy but it appears that part of a 20 month cross border drug smuggling investigation
led Victoria city police to stage a Sunday afternoon raid on Finance and Transportation Ministries at the BC Legislature.
:: A MOVEMENT OF MOVEMENTS : CALLING ALL ANTI CAPITALISTS ::
Since 1999 Mayday has re-established itself as a focus for anti-capitalists to gather and to celebrate our collective visions and mark our past struggles.
31-12-2003 01:51VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A 20-month investigation into organized crime led to a raid on the offices of two British Columbia government ministers, although neither is implicated in the probe, Canadian police said on Monday.
28-12-2003 10:06Israeli surgeon Shmuel Yurfest once reattached the severed hand of a Palestinian bomb-maker who had a "work accident." But sadly, Dr. Yurfest won't be saving any more "militants."
About a year after he saved the bomb-maker's hand, he was blinded and partially deafened when a 19-year old girl exploded next to him at a shopping mall: Surgeon Blinded by Bomb After Healing Militants. This article is unusually sympathetic for a Reuters release.
28-12-2003 03:50The THOUGHT CONTROL plolice are on the rise..
check out http://houston.indymedia.org
center columb. Piec on freedom of speech.. then note
the coments when you click on the link. They don't
just hide what they may not like - they delete the commenst in the hidden area as well.
Lot of people upset.
Join the Boycott.. don't be a SCAB
25-12-2003 16:05To organise a Front of NO has become a task of high-priority for the anti-globalization movement and all the European anti-capitalist forces, in particular with the prospect of referendums to be held in each state next year. These consultations offer a magnificent opportunity to call on youth, workers and oppressed nationalities to show a massive rejection to this reactionary Europe.
25-12-2003 15:54Although we, along with our fathers and grandfathers, have paid a high price for the Christian socialism, woolly pacifism, wordy radicalism and Fabian reformism that came into the Labour Party from the capitalist class and dominated its leadership, the real history of the Labour Party and the lessons from it are vital for workers today.