UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
07-03-2008 06:49Worldwide, already around 80 million people have been displaced from their living space by dams.
The hydroelectric installation “Xalalá” in the state Quiché in Guatemala is one of the next large projects that will be realized within the Plan Puebla-Panamá (PPP) and will have negative impacts on around 6000-8000 people.
06-03-2008 18:36As the threat of all out war hangs over the Gaza strip and an Israeli Minister threatens a holocaust against the people living there, we publish interviews with people in the Gaza strip, conducted by journalists and political activists from the Bells of Return website, which campaigns for a secular one state solution for Palestine
06-03-2008 14:48On Thursday 5th March, The University College London Students’ Union (UCLU) voted overwhelmingly to twin UCL Union with the Unions of Al-Quds and Al-Azhar Secular Secular Universities in the West Bank and Gaza respectively with immediate effect.
06-03-2008 13:28The UK Action Medics are running a 2 1/2 day street medic training in Leeds at the end of this month. This is a 20 hour course that will teach you the basics of general First Aid, as well as skills to deal with medical situations specific to direct action, such as dealing with chemical weapons and the police. The course will involve scenarios and hands-on practice and, although we cannot offer you any official accreditation, the 2 1/2 day training is the minimum standard for membership of the Action Medics, and will equip you for a wide range of situations, from hypothermia to baton wounds.
05-03-2008 23:43Israeli Ambassador cancels visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, in face of planned protests.
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05-03-2008 17:59Following the March 1st attack by a Colombian military operation that resulted in the death of 20 FARC forces including rebel leader Raul Reyes. Interview with slain FARC leader from July 2007.
05-03-2008 17:24Roma NGOs ask for improvements of the draft proposed by the constitutional commission.
05-03-2008 16:19Having given Narconon the once over, a few of our less devout priests decided to take a moment away from tending to our Dark Lord Xenu (his Thetan be praised) to look into Scientology's other most prominent social project, the Volunteer Ministers. They can be seen at most major disasters, from terrorism and university shootings to earthquakes and hurricanes. They even get priviledged information from the Metropolitan Police. Just what are they up to?
05-03-2008 13:35One common response to criticism of the Church of Scientology is to point to its social action projects (less charitably referred to as front groups.) Crime rehabilitation, emergency relief, drug treatment - whatever problems the Church may have internally, they are going out and helping people. Right?
International solidarity against global oppression!
Friends of Palestine, friends of Palestinian people’s fight:
04-03-2008 15:37Hot on the heels of the wildcat strikes over pay in 2007, Royal Mail faces the threat of a new round of industrial action.Unions have rejected the postal group's plan to overhaul its pensions scheme and are poised to ballot nearly 150,000 members over whether they back the plan or not.
04-03-2008 12:35Socialist Student Movement (SSM) has released the following press statement in solidarity with a group of engineering students who are instituting legal action against the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The Institution has filed opposing papers, and the matter will be coming before the Durban High Court in a few days. The students, who we believe have a very strong case, are in dire need of financial support towards legal fees. And anyone who is in a position to assist with whatever amount can deposit the funds into following account:
Account Number: 62015762322
Bank: First National Bank