UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
08-08-2007 21:33Acoustic sounds plus DJs, at The Cross Kings (near Kings Cross) from 7pm....
08-08-2007 12:02What is the message being sent out by the various ‘workers’ doing the factional ‘canvassing’ for their respective factional ‘candidate’ at the inner city, ‘deprived’ East London council ward of Shadwell [London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council] where polling is due to take place at the enforced by-election on Thursday 9 August 2007 ?
Repeated offenses against constitutionnal rights and police’s violence against civil society 4 months before the general elections in december 2007.
07-08-2007 19:11Philip Hollobone, Conservative MP for Kettering wants the system extended. Why not tell him what you think of that idea on his blog?:
07-08-2007 15:14Four internationals were arrested on the evening of the election, 5 August, by Federal Police for the crime of watching a video of last year's riots on a television screen set up in the in Zocalo.
06-08-2007 21:42Monday 6 August 2007: The election is over and the result found Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) back in power, but only through a coalition with la Alianza con el Verde Ecologista. But those who refused to vote across Oaxaca were nearly 80 percent.
06-08-2007 20:01The worst fears of any nation are being built here, as a secondary thought on Housing policy the `Choice Agenda` will result in nothing other than a social engineered underclass driven from the city and rural retreats of middle England.
06-08-2007 15:00New PM Brown gathering pace for a General Election is putting the Spin out Thick and Fast, will this skid mark on his journey stick?
06-08-2007 13:38Starbucks in an anti-union company that exploits its coffee shop workers as well as the people who grow the coffee beans it uses. That's why on Saturday 18 August, No Sweat and the Industrial Workers of the World union will be holding a national day of action to expose Starbucks' abuses and support Starbucks workers fight to get organised.
04-08-2007 20:15Iraqi police found a young boy, crying but unharmed, next to the bodies of his five brothers on Thursday after they were kidnapped by gunmen.
04-08-2007 18:12On Thursday, 02.08.07 along with other posties throughout the country Birkenhead sorting office mounted a picket some 20 strong from 05.30 to 09.00. At approx 07.30 a lorry full of mail from the Chester hub came to deliver.(this would mean that mail would be waiting to be sorted from 5.30 the next day) After consultation with the picket and to the furious dismay of a manager the driver turned his truck around, unloaded back to the hub at Chester.
04-08-2007 17:22For some weeks we have had Polish casual workers in Liverpool m/c, the mail centre manager has been trying to beat us over the head with them, threatening to train them to operate the machines and such, if we go on strike.
04-08-2007 16:48* Interview by the Russian newspaper SITUATION from libertarian collective Autonomous Action www.avtonom.org regarding the current political picture in the island. A Spanish translation was published in El Libertario #50, Venezuela, 2007. For more info go to: www.mlc.contrapoder.org.ve -cuban anarchist website- and www.nodo50.org/ellibertario
04-08-2007 16:44* The newspaper Tierra y Libertad, mouthpiece of the Iberian Anarchist Federation, published in edition 227 of June 2007 this manifesto of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA; www.iaf-ifa.org) in support of those who in Venezuela today confront the bureaucratic capitalist project of the Chavez government as well as their social democrat and right wing opponents.
04-08-2007 11:02More extreme weather events are being reported around the globe, killing many thousands and making millions homeless. Simon Hardy argues that capitalism, a root cause of climate change, cannot even handle the misery and suffering which results.
It was one of those things that the City Council wouldn't want to kick up a fuss about. After all, it was a bit of a controversial decision to merge the city's welfare rights department into the management of the housing benefit service back in September 2006. Employees were only told about the decision 2 or 3 days before it was implemented and were told in an email to 'keep quiet' about the issue. You can imagine people getting concerned over 'conflicts of interest' when you're supposed to get impartial and independent advice on welfare rights from people in the very same office as those authorizing the actual applications.
03-08-2007 19:46In our America, being antiwar has little correlation with being pro-peace. It seems that much of the antiwar sentiment is more an anti “how the war is being conducted” with little or no moral basis or consideration to the universal concept of peace. It was true during the Vietnam War years and it is true today, as America resolutely pursues its imperial destiny.