UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
30-01-2007 12:06Greek universities are paralyzed. More than half of faculties nation wide (Universities and Colleges) are occupied by the students who refuse the privatization of Greek education system .Every day General Assemblies are organized and new faculties are added to the list. At side of the students we find also the university lecturer, primary and secondary education teachers and several trade-unions.
30-01-2007 10:50Last year cyclist Daniel Cadden was stopped by police for cycling in the road. They said he should have been cycling in the gutter. The case went to trial, and a celebrity loony juge ruled that Daniel should have been cycling on an off-road path, and fined him for obstructing traffic. Daniel recently appealed and won the re-trial.
Speaking outside court, Daniel Cadden said: “I am overjoyed that the ludicrous decision to prosecute me has been overturned. The recognition in this case must go to the real heroes, all those people who have supported it either financially by giving to the Cyclists Defence Fund, by joining CTC or by sending messages of support to myself and my family. Without the support of these people this fight would not have been possible. The overwhelming sum donated to the Cyclists Defence Fund has been testament to the solidarity shown by the cycling community on this issue. This success serves to reaffirm cyclists’ right to decide when to use cycle facilities and when they are inappropriate or dangerous. The first judgement was unreasonable in denying this.”
30-01-2007 03:29Tory supporter Jan Berry (head of Police Federation) attacked the Labour government yesterday in a piece of blatant right-wing propaganda.
29-01-2007 22:57A Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! (FRFI) forum on Latin America, with video showing.
29-01-2007 22:47Anti-deportation/anti-racist protest and stall on Saturday 10 February 2007, 11.30am-1.30pm.
29-01-2007 18:19But what if we look at the G8 protest not as an end, but as a beginning? If we believe in the success of our plans and activities, it could inspire people to take action long afterwards. We could develop new tactics and new ways of working together. And with this knowledge and inspiration, we don’t go back to our old life, but let resistance bloom all over Europe and whole world next summer and afterwards. United in our belief that we really are “more powerful than they can imagine”.
29-01-2007 13:58Sawit Watch, an organisation which represents communities and workers affected by oil palm plantations in Indonesia, has written an open letter to politicians and citizens in Europe against plans to increase the use of palm oil for biofuels. They warn that palm oil expansion for biofuels will lead to more global warming, social conflicts and human rights abuses.
Saturday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. An event marked widely. Here in Nottingham
With this demonstration, the Madrid Antofascist Coordinating Comitee, with some women collectives, denounciates this situation and the fact that the Spanish State denies the right to abortion, wich forces the women to turn to this private clinics.
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26-01-2007 21:04"Global poll condemns Bush administration on Iraq war and global militarism
By: Kate Randall on: 26.01.2007 [17:13 ] (72 reads)
Big Anti-War Rallies in DC, Elsewhere Tomorrow
Speakers to Include Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon
Major anti-war rallies are slated for tomorrow across the United States, with the biggest gathering expected at the National Mall in Washington."