UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
03-05-2007 12:41as the bill becomes law, questions need to be asked about the lack of support from progressives, etc
03-05-2007 09:15The following is the English translation of the Interventionist Left's (IL) call to action against this year's G8 Summit in Heiligendamm. The IL are a German-wide network of groups (including: AKU Wiesbaden; Antifaschistische Linke Berlin (ALB); Antifaschistische Linke International (A.L.I.) Göttingen; AVANTI – Projekt undogmatische Linke; Für eine linke Strömung – FelS (Berlin); gruppe d.i.s.s.i.d.e.n.t.; the Federal Coordination, "Krieg ist Frieden" (KIF); the German-wide campaign Libertad!; Organisierte Autonomie (Nürnberg); radikale linke (rl) Nürnberg - Projekt für revolutionäre Organisierung; Rote Aktion Kornstraße (Hannover)), publishing projects (ak - analyse und kritik; Fantomas; arranca!; and so oder so) and a number of individuals. More information is available via the IL website, here: www.g8-2007.de
03-05-2007 05:20Los Angeles police officers brutally assaulted peaceful marchers and supporters at a rally in Los Angeles creating outrage and anger from millions nationwide. Many of the people that were present in the park were mother, children and babies. The cops were seen beating many with sticks on television; people and children that were offering no resistance. Also there were members of the press that were brutally assaulted.
03-05-2007 00:51I wrote a short post recycling the mainstream story that the MoD were planning to move Faslane if the SNP got in power +in case+ they won independence. Hurrah. The Scotland on Sunday speculated where Trident would move to. Something just occurred to me though - where could Coulport move to ?
The University and College Union (UCU) did a stall in Birmingham city centre on Mayday to protest against government plans to cut free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for asylum seekers and refugees. Lots of leaflets were handed out and many signatures were gathered on the "Save ESOL" petition. The event was part of a massive campaign supported by many unions and groups.
They were also joined by members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), who were protesting against plans to close local blood processing and testing sites around the country and merge them into three "supercentres" in Bristol, Manchester and Colindale. The National Blood Service staff have been in industrial dispute with the management for about a year over these "unworkable reconfiguration plans".
02-05-2007 21:06the newest edo mbm court case starts thursday 3/5/7 at brighton magistrates court...where poor marcus stands accused of calling slimy sean muckdonald of police uninteligence fame,,ie the protesters friendly informer..a coward well it seems poor marcus isnt allowed any legal aid/solicitors ect and has to defend himself against claims- by the aformentioned claimer and his" friends" that ..one ..poor marcus is a coward....two...poor marcus is stalking poor sean...and 3...poor sean is scared of the cowardly stalker ..dont dial 999 for sean!!!!right....??? so the edo mbm saga now continues with the battle of the cowards case...seats are selling fast...it will be good...so turn up thursday at 9.30 and lend your support...even to poor old marcus....you know him..he likes the girls....he never gets any!! yet he still doesnt stalk any!!! apparantly though he,s been stalking sean.....!!
2008 is the year Liverpool welcomes people worldwide to our city for The European City Of Culture 'celebrations'. That means you!
Vericrap Vs BNP - the cutting edge of democracy
02-05-2007 18:00Trace Moberly, Tony Pletts and Mark Thomas launch McDemos, your one-stop demo shop.
02-05-2007 16:39A report by the Halifax building society provides a glimpse of the desperate situation facing millions of workers and their families in Britain today in their search for affordable housing.
02-05-2007 16:29Shell has been steering the agenda for de-facto oil privatization in Iraq. Shell has been active in shaping Iraqi oil policy throughout the occupation, including influencing the controversial oil law. Shell saw the draft law in July 2006 - more than 7 months before most Iraqi MPs. Most Iraqis want a say in how their oil is developed. Most are rejecting the occupation pushed agendas of de-facto oil privatisation which exploit the situation of every-day terror and violence in Iraq.
02-05-2007 14:52I am a care worker in Liverpool.
I work hard looking after the elderly people I care for. We all do.
The council are going to cut my wages by almost 30% in July for me to do the same job as I am doing now.
02-05-2007 09:50A HATE-mail investigation has been launched after a letter containing a razor blade was posted to a candidate standing in tomorrow's Bolton Council elections.