UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
05-12-2007 05:21A ballot of postal workers over the deal negotiated between Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Royal Mail recorded a 64 percent acceptance on a 64 percent turnout.
05-12-2007 01:00Exiled Baluch Patriot Herbiyar Marri has been arrested by British authorities, his house and the entire neigbourhood in London has been cordoned off. The property is being searched and his family has been evacuated. This incident has been prompted by the Pakistani authorities to pressurise and curb Baluch human rights workers
04-12-2007 21:36A LEAFLET HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY TOTAL AND HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL OF THEIR PETROL STATIONS IN THE UK FOR THE STAFF. THE LEAFLET TEXT IS BELOW -=(A)=-
04-12-2007 13:32Manchester Climate Action enjoy a day out at The Trafford Centre.
Sipson has always been considered to be the ultimate victim of this particular expansion, not least because the whole village is set to disappear under Terminal Six. The biggest displacement of people in the UK since - as local MP John McDonnell pointed out - the Scottish clearances.
03-12-2007 19:47Wor Diary (the D.I.Y, collectively made diary for 2008 made by people in Newcastle to draw inspiration and ideas from our city's fine heritage of protest, rebellion, dignity and mutual aid), is available to order from Friday 7th December (following the 'pub quiz' launch event at the Star and Shadow Cinema on 6th December at 9pm).
03-12-2007 18:06Civil liberties and privacy campaign NO2ID today launches The NO2ID Pledge. Following hard on the heels of the launch of its legal defence fund – which involved calling in donations pledged by over 11,000 ID refuseniks – the campaign is throwing a renewed pledge, taken by means of signing a certificate, open to all who oppose the government’s ID plans. The pledge is a means of publicly declaring their personal commitment to refuse to comply.
03-12-2007 10:57The Student Climate Project’s Launch Gathering leads to exciting plans for action.
02-12-2007 22:14Deriving from the Anglo-Saxon word 'oor', 'Wor' is the Geordie word for 'OUR'. Wor Diary 2008 is a practical, radical diary to cover your everyday needs and connect you to the North East's radical history!
To do a wash, their machines have to be filled by hand with water. Glasgow Housing Association know about the problem, and know how to fix it. But shockingly, GHA are stalling with the fixes.
02-12-2007 18:13The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, the oldest of the militant popular movements to emerge after apartheid, the key force behind the many vigorous struggles in Cape Town and probably the most engaged movement at the moment has written an open letter excoriating the Social Movements Indaba (SMI) and its European funders for attempting to take over popular struggles. The SMI began as a networking forum for popular movements a few years ago but soon degenerated into an extremely authoritarian project of a network of NGOs. Last year the Anti-Eviction Campaign and other movements that rejected NGO control of their struggles were publicly accused of being criminal and irrational by the NGOs. In this respect their paranoid response to democratic counter power has been indistinguishable from that of the state... But it is clear that even though the donors continue to support NGOs that assume a right to speak for movements the movements, largely unfunded and suffering serious state repression, will continue to reject NGO authoritarianism no matter how well funded and no matter how much these NGOs continue to be welcomed in spaces like the WSF at the expense of the movements on the ground.
02-12-2007 11:09Edinburgh-based animal rights group has launched a campaign to make Edinburgh fur-free and is organising demos against shops selling fur in Edinburgh on the 15th and the 22nd of December.