UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
01-04-2008 22:02UK postal workers are currently voting on pension reforms demanded by Royal Mail. Both the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite, which represents postal managers, are balloting their members following the end of the company’s consultation period.
01-04-2008 21:59Members of the National Union of Teachers are set to take part in the first national teachers strike in 21 years in response to the government's failure to keep pay-rises in-line with the rate of inflation.
01-04-2008 20:23Demonstration against gentrification and for free, autonomous social space in Birmingham - meet outside the Council House, Victoria Square at 2pm, Friday 11th April. This is an event for spontaneous protest around these issues. Please bring your banners, whistles and drums!
01-04-2008 20:05As part of the Europe-wide call for decentralised action for squats and autonomous spaces (see http://april2008.squat.net/ ), there will be a temporary free space and weekend of workshops and events in Birmingham on the 11th to 13th of April.
01-04-2008 18:22As part of the global days of action for squats and autonomous spaces (see http://april2008.squat.net or http://www.indymedia.org.uk "upcoming coverage" in top left corner of home page) two (maybe three!) events will take place in Reading, Berks.
01-04-2008 10:05How vile is the BNP? Very.
31-03-2008 16:16On the First of May in Aachen / Aken / Aix-la-Chapelle / Aquisgrana / Aquisgrán / Akwizgran / Ahan, ancient carolignian city, Nicolas Sarkozy will present Angela Merkel with the EU Oscar, the Prix Charlemagne. Irony of the calendar, syndicalist MayDay this year coincides with catholic Ascension Day, when the Eurocracy Awards are traditionally handed out.
31-03-2008 15:36AntiSemitism and other forms of racism:
(and some conspiracies….)
31-03-2008 14:58"Fears of violent clashes on London's streets grow as flame becomes symbol of protest over Tibet".
Its a crap article from the The Observer, Sunday March 30 2008, but it highlights some interesting informational material for those who wish to join in actions against the Olympics in China, the 2012 London Olympics and the historical part Olympic Games in general have in repression and gentrification in host cities. Affinity group action opportunity!! Spread the word!!
31-03-2008 06:44The Kerala tourism events last week can be considered as an important milestone in the Third World tourism debate as an alliance of local civic organizations and activists vigorously pointed out to participants of the Second International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Kochi the vast difference between theory and practice of `responsible tourism'. The Declaration of the official conference is posted at http://www.responsibletourism2008.org/keraladeclaration.php.
This is the Declaration of the People's Declaration on Tourism adopted by the civil societygroups in parellel convension on Irresponsible Tourism
31-03-2008 05:46Video http://www.archive.org/details/cml28-3-08
30-03-2008 22:50A newspaper has reported today that 12 members of the right-wing religious charity CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education) are operating inside the House of Commons.
"We can no longer remain silent. There is a climate of hate and fear in the Netherlands," said Rene Danen, a spokesman from anti-racism organisation Nederland Bekent Kleur (The Netherlands Shows its Colours), which organised a protest against the film.
threatened with closure. Residents protested outside the threatened post offices, and Wood Green library and Post Office. These photos show the protest at West Green Road, and march from there to Wood Green.
30-03-2008 00:35RMT station staff and train operator members voted Thursday by a margin of five to one for strike action in defence of safety on the London Underground.
29-03-2008 23:15Planning meeting: Thursday 3 April - 7pm. To prepare for a protest outside the US Embassy at 1pm on Saturday 19 April to coincide with other international protests.