UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
19-06-2007 12:22No life of luxury would be possible with the basic income. People in paid work would always be financially privileged by the promotion prospects. The protestant work ethic does not aim at persons only motivated by material reward. Rather this ethic consists in a strong inner drive, in a calling to work even without pay. A basic income would offer people a basic existential protection.
Protestors are refusing to climb down from trees on the route of the controversial high pressure methane gas (LNG) pipeline in Wales after being given a 10 minute warning this morning by bailiffs to leave the site or face being arrested.
18-06-2007 14:39The poverty level in London is concealed from wide view by a consistent ploy adopted by the mainstream media. As usual, the Guardian and the BBC are treating the poorer parts of London as legitimate targets for further attacks. Hence their blanket coverage of the spin by Livingstone...Whatever fantasy Livingstone says, the BBC gives it the treatment of undisputed fact...
17-06-2007 21:10// Common Ground Community Garden Eviction Resistance!
// FUCK THE EVICTION, SAVE THE GARDEN!
// WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE
// Meet at 9.30am, in Common Ground Garden, through the alleyway next to the Womens Information Centre, at the bottom of Silver Street, Reading.
17-06-2007 17:08This night of discussion in solidarity with women and workers in Iran is being organised as part of Ideas for Freedom, the weekend of socialist debate and discussion organised by Workers' Liberty.
17-06-2007 03:07This is a brand-new translation of a text from 1937 that has never been in English before.
16-06-2007 12:50Fatah fighters went on the rampage against Hamas targets in the West Bank on Saturday, stoking fears deadly factional violence could spread as the Islamists tightened their grip on power in the Gaza Strip.
15-06-2007 17:29LIVERPOOL City Council is to make 150 care workers redundant to help pay for Capital of Culture.
15-06-2007 16:02The BNP have been organising in Nottinghamshire, resulting in the recent election of Sadie Graham onto Broxtowe Council. In order to strengthen anti-fascist activity in Nottingham a meeting to discuss anti-fascist campaigning will take place on 20th June at the Sumac Centre.
15-06-2007 11:08Information about the direct action taken by a matriarchical, non-hierarchical indigenous group in Canada, that can serve as an inspiration for local struggles for land reclamation.
15-06-2007 10:50Since the removal of the socialist camp, neoliberalism has resolved to repossess important sources of raw materials. This appropriation process and its political protection can best be described as the re-colonization of the world.. Privatizations are the most important method for weakening the state.
15-06-2007 10:10The BBC Radio 4 Today programme broadcast a solemnly pronounced news item about Margaret Thatcher’s 'deputy Prime Minister' Michael Heseltine calling for a system of local government in Britain that can only be described as the mass mayorisation of big cities. Heseltine made a particular point of calling for British cities to ape the USA and get a mayor in every excusable place
15-06-2007 00:46Allegations of theft, lies and asbestosis gags from the far-right's Martin Webster
These images shot on good old fashioned film (hence the lateness) - digital pictures to follow soon.
14-06-2007 16:51In Brick Lane yesterday [Wednesday 13 June 2007] Khoodeelaar! the campaign against Crossrail hole Bill greeted UK Education Secretary Alan Johnson with a demand that he renounce his voting for Crossrail Bill. Johnson was in the Brick Lane 'curry district' touting for votes from ethnicity-linked members of the Blaired Party in Johnson’s bid to become deputy dummy. Khoodeelaar! loudly told the world that Johnson was a hypocrite for visiting Brick Lane the very area that he had repeatedly voted to have devastated by Crossrail hole