UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
The blockade was originally planned for Wednesday. Then it come to light that Mr Bush will by flying in a day early so plans are hastily rearranged. Laage is a military airport and it the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival cops stop the coach and we are told that all demos are banned around the airport for the duration of the G8. However the Police have made an exception as there are thousands of people converging on the area so they offer to escort us to the designated protest area. How considerate of them…
10-06-2007 14:00Gordoin Broiwn this lunchtime ahs been quoted as saying that the formerr Labour Party has "to consult, involve and engage the members of the party as we make our policies".
10-06-2007 00:32* The Collective of “El Libertario”, Venezuelan anarchist newspaper, makes public its reasoned out position in the debate generated by the case of RCTV, in where the current government imposes a solution where we pass from the meanness that the capitalistic private oligopoly of TV to the dreadful that could be the monopoly of a bureaucratic and authoritarian state.
09-06-2007 18:59The UK government is trying to "force" people back into work with a number of programmes notably the New Deal. However, mandatory courses can be put in place in which poor people could loose all their benefits, and become homeless.
09-06-2007 12:03Workers in the CWU across the different sectors of the postal industry have given a massive vote in favour of strike action in a national ballot. The results, announced at the CWU conference in Bournemouth on Thursday 7 June, were a victory for activists, militants and the leadership. If Royal Mail does not change course then picket lines could go up within as little as ten days, on the first national postal strike in eleven years.
09-06-2007 11:57These are the headlines on the website of the prestigious German news magazine Der Spiegel. Reuters likewise reported “Thousands of protesters successfully blocked delegates from accessing the G-8 venue at Heiligendamm on Wednesday.”
08-06-2007 18:04Some of the comments are a bit of a laugh. No prizes to be won though...
08-06-2007 17:26Demolition of Farnborough town centre is putting at risk both the on-site workforce and the public.
08-06-2007 15:33Films and feedback from the G8 in Germany, followed by benefit for the Gatwick No Borders Camp (Sept 07), feat. Headjam, Innocent Kidd and DubNeg
08-06-2007 12:34KEIN.TV is a virtual, temporary, three day film and video program that will be published during the days of the G-8 meeting in Heiligendamm near Rostock (DE). It consists of breaking news, newly and on-site produced shows, recently recorded footage, a selection of documentaries edited at or brought to our studio as well as movies found in peer-to-peer networks. A snapshot of the current state of programming the schedule is displayed below. Please note that this program is under permanent construction even beyond its scheduled date. Each item is linked to the sources where the video can be downloaded, watched and re-distributed. Every file is encoded with the open source video codec ogg theora.
By this time police had already brought in water canons and were ready to protect the road. Even though several groups of people managed to cross the police lines and do sit down protests as well as building some barricades. The stand off lasted for most of the day, effectively blocking the road 200 meters away from the gate for the whole day. Later in the afternoon, whilst the main group of people that by that time had ground to more than 3000 people were keeping their ground in front of the police lines, several smaller affinity groups spread around the fence trying to stretch police resources whilst others carrying on with smaller actions in different parts of the road.
Later in the evening police eventually dispersed those still on the blockade, injuring several people.
07-06-2007 17:12On May 31, at 7:00 am, 150 police armed to the teeth invaded Cipla, a factory controlled by the workers, and "installed" an administrator appointed by the federal judge at the request of the INSS (Social Security). The management elected by the workers along with other selected workers were expelled or prevented from entering the plant. Armed terror has been imposed in the factory. One of the first measures taken by the administrator was to cover with a black canvas the plaque at the entrance of the factory which said: "CIPLA, company controlled by the workers."
A marvelous national and international compaign demanding the end of the intervention at Cipla was launched just a few hours after the Federal Police carried out their war operations. Messages began to arrive to the Lula government and the Minister of Justice, Tarso Genro, who is responsible for the Federal Police and Luis Marinho, Minister of Social Security, from whose ministry the request for the intervention in Cipla came. Messages were also sent to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Carlos Lupi. This strong and immediate reaction gave us the strength and energy to organize the resistance against these riduculous events.
07-06-2007 13:17A DAD who brutally attacked his next-door neighbours after they asked his teenage son to leave a barbecue is today exposed as a convicted gang rapist.
Bennett, 64, a former BNP activist, was convicted of the gang rape of two 17-year-old girls in 1976 and jailed for five years.