UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
First the police released the activist, but he got then rearrested in the evening. Thursday monring he was found dead in a field.
Patra Sindane, Coalition against Water Privatisation said, that as long as an investigation would not prove the contrary, the police is responsible for the death of the comrade. The police has no scruples in using live ammunition against the protests either. A death caused by the police in prison only means a further logical step of the same tactics used by the police already against the protests in Sebokeng.
09-05-2008 23:15The Joint Committee on Human Rights has put out a call for evidence in relation to UK policing and protest. They specifically cite SOCPA and the prosecution of Maya Evans as an example of 'concerns' that have been 'borne out'. It's a chance to show them what we already know. The deadline for submissions is Monday 9 June 2008.
09-05-2008 13:47A one day conference for student activists to discuss the way forward for building a campaigning student movement.
08-05-2008 18:12Infoshop.org and the Alternative Media Project are pleased to announce the availability of two new digital publications. The first issue of our
bi-monthly newsletter titled "Revolution" is available as a PDF file that can be read online or printed out.
08-05-2008 17:58Palestinian intifada and civil war with Israel on the outside bombing in. Fatah to hold onto what little power it has left through guns and tyranny. Israel's 60th anniversary exploited for popular support of militarism.
08-05-2008 13:17The prospects of $200 a barrel oil in the near future is making oil prospecting in Sussex and Hampshire look ever more likely. Residents nearby the proposed Northern petroleum sites at Hedge End, Hampshire and Forestside, West Sussex are anxiously awaiting the decisions of council planning officers. The sites are believed to contain several hundred million barrels of oil.
07-05-2008 19:36The Spike Surplus Scheme in Peckham is under threat from Southwark Council which has threatened to sell off the land. Please sign the petition and help to save the only free creative space in Peckham.
07-05-2008 16:07at Amnesty International UK's Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London
07-05-2008 14:31Lambeth Council has been forced to back down from their plan to ban the Trade Union UNISON from their staff conference for workers in the Regeneration and Housing department, which takes place on 6 and 8 May 2008 at the Oval Conference Centre.
Several concerned organisations, including Nottinghamshire Stop the BNP, lodged objections to this application, making a point of keeping to the limited terms imposed by licensing legislation. These objections, however, have been rejected, ostensibly because the organisations are not located within the affected area. Even where groups have been able to point to members living within the Amber Valley area, there objections have been rejected on the same basis. Notts Stop the BNP are currently investigating the possibility of appealing the council's decision. In the meantime, the objection they made is being placed in the public domain so that people can make their own judgements about the case it makes.
Regardless of the outcome of any appeals, the licence application will have to be considered by the council. Although the date of this meeting is currently unknown, the Stop the Red White and Blue campaign are already mobilising for a picket and encouraging those opposed to the BNP to join us.
06-05-2008 11:51Are You Dancing? DISCO on Saturday 31st May at The Yard Theatre, Old Birley Street, Hulme. Free Popcorn! Great Music, beautifully decorated venue, reasonably priced drinks and all proceeds to go to Peace Brigades International - Guatemala (www.pbi-guatemala.org)
Starts @ 8.30pm and costs £3 (concession) or £4 to get in.