UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
This time the Police had clearly had enough and were determined to get a conviction. In January Pauline was protesting at the death of Caroline Powell a mother of five who had been found dead in her cell. When Pauline did her usual action of blocking the Prison van trying to enter it took the local Police nearly an hour and a half to show up. When they arrived they came prepared with 3 vehicles 6 officers and an evidence gathering cameraman. It was very clear that this time they intended to get a conviction.
Sadly for the cops they could not be bothered (amongst other things) to check the local boundaries, i.e. where the highway finished and the crown property started. They also did not endear themselves to the court by changing the charge against Pauline midway through the process. Her acquittal is a victory for prisoner rights campaigners everywhere.
The photos below have not been published until now for legal reasons.
What a wanker!
27-09-2007 09:59Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation.
27-09-2007 08:26Around 15 protesters demonstrated in the morning to support Pauline Cambell and protest at the attempts to criminalise her for highlighting deaths at the hand of the State. The case finally concluded in the early evening with a not guilty verdict. The attempt to criminalise a grieving mother had failed.
26-09-2007 11:42At the end of August, two Indigenous Leaders in Puyo, Ecuador, were
attacked after months of receiving death threats for their efforts to
protect the territory of the Zapara people in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
25-09-2007 20:02FROM TODAY'S HULL DAILY MAIL
25-09-2007 10:12The Guardian reported on Monday [24.09.2007] as follows:-
'Unions and charities are furious that Mr Hain has handed over the lion's share of the first tranche of privatised services to the Ingeus group under a deal which will not include union recognition and will not safeguard jobs on the same conditions as in Whitehall...'
25-09-2007 09:56Film and video activist screenings in Caracas, Jan 2008
25-09-2007 09:33Come along to the London No Borders on Thursday!
24-09-2007 19:38Taking part in the NoBorders camp near Gatwick, this short piece reflects on two assaults, one robbery and a security alert all witnessed within the space of two short, but exciting hours as a trainee Legal Observer for the camp's action in Crawley town centre, raising awareness. Forget being a special copper, try legal observing. It's far better, and you get to choose your own notebook.
24-09-2007 17:04Reports from two public sector meetings, September 2007: Leeds Public Sector Pay Campaign rally (Tues. 18 Sept) and Public Services not Private Profit (Thurs 20 Sept), Leeds Council Chambers - by Leeds Workers Power.
The next Leeds Public Sector Pay Campaign organising meeting is in the Unison Offices 3rd October at 19:30
23-09-2007 11:51By©Muhammad Haque
London Sunday 23 September 2007
Last Friday's edition of the BBC2 programme 'NEWSNIGHT' promoted the voters-rejected candidate Oona King as if she had just come back from climbing Mount Everest! As had the Andrew Neill-fronted 'THIS WEEK' slot the previous night shown on BBC1. There is such an acceptance of this token of 'multiple ethnicities and affiliations' being flaunted on all the mainstream media channels that the ordinary people face a serious risk of being almost told that defeat at an election in Britain no longer means that.
23-09-2007 11:21Captain May, the Internet intelligence writer, compars the kid glove treatment that General Petraeus has gotten from the media and Congress with the brass knuckles approach That the Bush League took to Cindy Sheehan back in the days of the original Camp Casey, where he was part of the antiwar forces assembled.
23-09-2007 09:16Today, September 22, the offices of the Zapara organization were broken into. Computers, files and more were stolen. This break-in comes just as investigations are underway on two recent attacks on the Zapara.
23-09-2007 08:27As Evo Morales said, "right from the start Bolivia's right wing said this little Indian is only going to be president for three or four months. That day passed and now they say this little Indian is going to be here for a long time, we have to do something about it; and that means encouraging confusion or destabilisation." That is why today a resurgent right wing is determined to destabilise the country and government — even if it means plunging the country into civil war or provoking a violent military coup...