UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
26-02-2008 12:1011th & 12th April have been named as ‘international days of action on autonomous
spaces’. There will be things happening in Europe including squatted
buildings, parties, Reclaim the Streets, land occupations and more!
We have started an organising group to kick start ideas for action in Manchester. From reclaiming the streets to guerilla gardening..from a ceilidh to a
vegan cafe...free party to permaculture space...
26-02-2008 08:53Proposed protest march and rally against health care restrictions for certain refugees and migrants - Sat 5th April Manchester
26-02-2008 01:27The Lismullen Woods near the Hill of Tara in Ireland are now under threat from the M3 Motorway, which has now expanded to cover the woods and unexcavated archaeological structures there.
25-02-2008 19:46All very gloomy news from the various parts of the rampART. This morning there was a hearing to decide whether there would be an appeal against the granting of the possession order relating to Rampart Street. The judge decided there would be no appeal.
25-02-2008 18:58(if an administrator could remove the previous version of this article it would be much appreciated)
Today I was reading Ur-Fascism ( http://www.pegc.us/archive/Articles/eco_ur-fascism.pdf) by Umberto Eco. In it he addresses a common political problem: how to define fascism. The problem is the incoherence in fascism either as a philosophy or a movement. Anti-capitalist or pro-business, conservative yet revolutionary, contradictory both within and between movements which take the name. Eco identifies a number of characteristics which are common to fascist movements, while acknowledging that not all will be present in any one movement or philosophy, and that a number of perceived contradictions do not prevent movements being categorised together. These characteristics are described as Ur-Fascism, or Eternal Fascism, the base on which fascist traditions may be built.
25-02-2008 16:30Information about a protest taking place in Manchester on Thursday 28th February over new "Deaf and Dumb" bar.
The demonstration will be held on Thursday 28th February at 8:30pm, outside “Deaf and Dumb”, Grovesnor Street, Manchester
25-02-2008 12:08Dear comrades,
We are writing to introduce the Solidarity Without Borders Campaign, a
coordinated, sustained, three-pronged campaign in solidarity with
immigrant and indigenous struggles across North and Latin America.
25-02-2008 11:37“The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador CONAIE announces its objection, before the country, public opinion, international agencies, and the media, to the abduction, and psychological and verbal assault committed against Compañera Miriam Cisneros 28 years, spouse of President Marlon Santi.
25-02-2008 08:41Lurking behind tabloid interest in the mental health crises of artists like Britney Spears, Heath
Ledger and Amy Whitehouse is a vast unease around mental ill-health. The everyday
stigmatisation of the Mad affects everyone.
Mad Chicks fight this stigma by celebrating the creativity and eloquence of Mad women.
24-02-2008 23:50Upcoming events organised by Feminist Fightback.
24-02-2008 14:23We’ve been looking for a worthy adversery in the void ever since the Ukippers stopped biting and unfortunately Debra Bell is not one.
That said while she continues to spout unscientific drivel on her lame website (1) we’ll continue to expose her for the ignorant hypocrite she is.
23-02-2008 18:08Bhopal Survivors marching on Delhi to get Indian PM to honour pledges
23-02-2008 15:28Description of action taken for hands of Iraqi oil day in Coventry
This week saw a 50,000 leaflet doordrop, and today local campaigners were joined by Baroness von Reichardt, partner Mr Spunky and members of her World Famous Treatment Rooms.