UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
19-01-2007 00:33Indian Maoists have been carrying out a dignified struggle against class oppression in India for some years - all leftists should support this struggle against class and caste oppression by millionaire, conservative, Hindu BJP supporters (like Shilpa Shetty).
18-01-2007 23:22Since the partial defeat of their cuts agenda last summer, Merseyside Fire Authority have been steadily stepping up provocations against the Fire Brigades Union. In November, letters were served to fourteen emergency crew members, calling them to hearings over incidents during the September walkout, including one for 'smiling aggressively'. Then a firefighter got in trouble for drinking a cup of tea. Now management have locked FBU members out of their own meeting at West Derby fire station, forcing them to hold the meeting in the rain!
18-01-2007 23:05Nestlé is boasting of its positive rating in a Global Accountability Report. But Nestlé has little reason to be proud when you read what the report actually says.
18-01-2007 17:45National marches were organised by many student associations in Athens and Thessaloniki, where more than 270 faculties are occupied by students, protesting against the revision of the constitutional article 16...
He has started a one mans campaign walking the streets of Coventry
highlighting evictions without access to legal representation
18-01-2007 09:30if you ever needed an excuse to get angry..............
18-01-2007 08:21The Labour government in Britain is preparing huge cuts in the workforce of the National Health Service. Excerpts from a leaked draft workforce strategy for 2008-11 by the Department of Health (DoH) were published in the Health Service Journal this month.
The draft proposals are part of the Treasury’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) from 2008-11, expected to be published later this year.
According to the report there is to be a “sharp reduction” in NHS staff numbers this year—a cut of 2.7 percent, or 37,000 jobs. Following the job cuts, the DoH proposes a recruitment drive in order to meet a December 2008 deadline to reduce maximum waiting times to 18 weeks, but it envisages “a clear dip” in “demand” for nurses and doctors after this deadline has passed.
18-01-2007 01:08Several dozen service members joined peace activists today to call for an end to the war in Iraq, part of a nationwide effort that links a growing group of active-duty protesters to the peace movement.
17-01-2007 23:13In flagrent contempt of best archaeological and ecological practice, a systematic campaign of tree felling, earth clearance and monument removal has begun at the Hill of Tara. This is even before the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the M3 Motorway, through the Tara / Skryne Valley, has even been signed. Daily protests are taking place, every 7am in the morning at the Hill of Tara car park.
17-01-2007 22:20ANOTHER WAR ON TERROR ATROCITY:
U.S. Bombing of Somalia
DEMONSTRATION: Saturday 20th January
1pm-3pm Churchill Square, Brighton
17-01-2007 12:30Press Release from IDAHO UK concerning the yearly event on May 17th...(Given the news about the EU far right MEP's we need more than a day, we need everyday....
10th January to 30th April 2007
16-01-2007 22:55I am recovering from being falsely accused of child abuse,but a whole host of Incompetent and ruthless gangs of social workers,health board officials,police and professional people have become my greatest accussers in their blind unfounded reason to destroy myself,my wife and my family.While my lying accussers are protected by the courts, I have to suffer from their right of anonymity while I have no right to challenge them or todefend myself.
16-01-2007 16:49Migrant and casual labour reside on the front lines of capitalism, and the IWW has a strong history of militant organising amongst these groups. They remain the two of the most exploited and vulnerable groups of workers today.
What can be done? How can casual and migrant workers help themselves? What are their connections and differences? How can other workers support them?