UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
28-03-2007 17:42Taken from Left Turn magazine in the USA www.leftturn.org this is an advoacy piece about the non-heirarchical Kenyan social movement Bunge La Mwananchi (Peoples Parliament) . Bunge shot to prominance at the Nairobi WSF after organising a free paralell conference and daily get-in-free actions at the WSF. They also inspired a food reclaimation/re-distribution action at a restaurant owned by the Kenyan internal security minister at the wsf itself, described below
28-03-2007 12:09On March 14th, 15 people were killed and many more injured when the police opened fire on peasants trying to protect their land from being acquired for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). On Monday the 2nd of April, there will be a demo outside the Indian High Commission to protest the tragic loss of human life caused by the violent expansion of neo-liberal economic forces.
28-03-2007 10:38Stockport Law Centre faces closure if Lord Carter's reforms of Legal Aid go ahead unchallenged. As a not for profit charity, Stockport Law Centre is heavily reliant on funding from the Legal Services Commission and this is set to change from an hourly rate to a fixed fee. This reform means more quantity, less quality advice.
28-03-2007 07:33From the onset let me say that given the sources of information most people are basing there opinions on, I am not surprised by nor am I opposed to people criticizing President Robert Mugabe or anyone else for that matter. It seems that, for the most part, many of Mugabe's critics resist any other views than the sordid ones they are presented with and that is what they share. I receive hate-filled emails from them and from the tone of the emails most are from a White point of view.
27-03-2007 21:10solidarity with the french youth rioters
27-03-2007 20:11° Abolitionist text about the facts of three Venezuelan prisons: Uribana, Guanare and Sabaneta. Traslated from El Libertario (# 49, 2007), the voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas www.nodo50.org/ellibertario.
In an extra ordinary art performance artist Mark McGowan and the comedian Aaron Barschak are to burn an effigy of Liam Byrne the Minister of State for Immigration and MP for Hodge Hill, Birmingham, in a protest against the deportation of asylum seekers to area's such as the Congo, Zimbabwe, Darfur, Iran and Afghanistan, to name but a few. The event is to take place this Saturday 31st March at 12.30am in Birmingham New Street at the junction with Needless Alley, just outside Starbucks.
27-03-2007 13:07What a difference a name makes - one at all
27-03-2007 12:57In circumstances that could only be described as ‘railroading’ and coercive, the Aussie battler, David Hicks has pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to terrorists. Few Australians, including leading legal advocates accept the ‘trial’ of Hicks as legally legitimate. The flagrantly rogue court convened under the most biased and unfair conditions also disqualified Hicks’ civilian lawyers at the last minute. Hicks’ (now) disqualified lawyers accused the presiding judge, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Coleman of making up the rules as he went along – there is nothing new in the ‘legal’ proceedings at Guantanamo Bay!
The Drum in association with South Asian Alliance and Sampad presents Seminar & Screening:
The Rising (12A)
On Sunday 25th March at 3 - 5pm in the St, Marys Churchyard, the Re-dedication of George Africanus grave. This event marked, was part of the celebrations of the bicentenary of the End of the Slave Trade. 'Abolition 200'.
26-03-2007 16:19Across the country, fortnightly collection of rubbish has proved to be an unmitigated disaster.
26-03-2007 12:4031st of March 1st of April -Cowley Club- bighton
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