UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-08-2007 23:22* Llamado en busca del respaldo que necesita esta conocida publicación anarquista venezolana para proseguir su labor como vocero libertario de ideas y acción.
This weekend local residents of Harmondsworth and Sipson, villages both threatened by the proposed third runway at Heathrow, joined artists and climate change activists in a celebration of their homes and local history.
12-08-2007 21:48The Catalan four arrested and imprisoned in Oaxaca have asked that no one makes protest for them, as they were not doing anything political.
First in Spanish, then the English translation.
12-08-2007 18:42FIT Watch will have an active presence at Climate Camp from Tuesday morning both at Staines Station and the camp itself.
We are also hoping to form a rota of people to stand outside camp trying to prevent FIT from taking photos, and adding to our own database of police photos.
Please help us and get involved – let’s show we will not accept their repressive policing.
We will have a workshop on Tuesday at 4:30pm at the camp to set up a rota. This workshop will also deal with the legalities of dealing with FIT Teams and will discuss how we can resist them in the future.
11-08-2007 16:03It’s been a tough two weeks. From election coverage, police monitoring to murder for timber.
But now, as I should be on a bus out of this hellhole masquerading as a happy tourist resort, but a zone of paranoia for an undercover journalist, I am compelled to get all this down. For one thing, purely to document the situation should I not make it out of here.
11-08-2007 10:05Benefit night for the Break the Siege - Free Gaza campaign to highlight the crippling effects of the Israeli government's blockade on the economy, politics, education, healthcare and environment of Gaza.
11-08-2007 04:31An open letter to the current Taoiseach of Ireland regarding the M-3 motorway scheme.
all credits: BBC News - www.bbc.co.uk/
10-08-2007 09:57On Tuesday 7th Aug, the UK Foreign Office finally agreed it was prepared to request the release of FIVE British residents from Guantanamo Bay, after 5 and a half years of lobbying by their families, friends and campaigners. They include Jamil El-Banna, Shaker Aamer, Binyam Mohamed, Abdennour Sameur and Omar Deghayes.
09-08-2007 19:07The Haifa university has penelised students for holding an anti-racist demo against coments made by the student union.
09-08-2007 18:36Following a meeting held today between Royal Mail and CWU a Joint Statement has been agreed that means detailed discussions will take place on all the relevant issues between the two parties.
09-08-2007 18:09Social inequality in Britain is at its greatest in 40 years, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The polarisation of wealth between a very rich elite and the (generally working) poor will see the disappearance of the middle class in the near future, the authors warn. One quarter of the British population now suffer from relative poverty in a country with the world’s fifth biggest economy.
09-08-2007 17:27Metronet has been put into administration with debts of at least £2 billion. It had two of the three 30-year, £17 billion contracts under the Labour government’s hugely unpopular Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme to maintain and renew the London Underground rail network. Metronet’s owners, five international corporations, refused to put in another penny beyond their original £350 million commitment under the terms of the contract.