UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
10-06-2008 12:05PROTEST BUSH VIST - Parliament Square, Sunday 15th June, 5pm.
George Bush is coming to London and a protest site has been announced by Stop The War Coalition. Although not a thrilling action, possible momentum from the great demo at Edo in Brighton last week could make something more direct happen on the streets of London.
09-06-2008 16:16Statement of the War Resisters' International Executive Committee
London, 9 June 2008
War Resisters' International is very concerned about the death threats received by its Colombian affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin. Last week, Red Juvenil received death threats in the name of "Aguilas Negras" (Black Eagles) , a name widely used by groups of supposedly demobilised paramilitaries.
On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May 2008, Red Juvenil de Medellín received the following message from email@example.com: "Death to anarchists disguised as a pacifists. No more concerts of drugs and communists. No further notice." The threats were directed at eight named members and close friends of Red Juvenil , and signed Aguilas Negras.
09-06-2008 00:56For those who source of info is the western media, here is something youy may not have heard about recent events in Zimbawbwe.
09-06-2008 00:45THE actions confirmed it all. Soon after the BBC World Debate on "Political Transitions: Africa’s Achilles", that was conducted at the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa here last Friday, the representatives from the MDC showed who their true masters were.
The leader of the other MDC faction, Professor Arthur Mutambara, who was not part of the panellists to the debate, rushed to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms Jendayi Frazer, the way a little school boy would rush to his father to report some bullies at school.
08-06-2008 16:12Anarchists and anti-racists in Trento, North-East Italy got fed up with the racist crap representives of the local Lega Nord (Northern League) spout in the local town centre. The video shows how.
08-06-2008 15:41Life in the shacks is lived amidst shit and fire...but it is from here that the most vigorous challenge to the managerial state comes...But the fires are relentless....
08-06-2008 15:14On Thursday the 5th June 50 students forced access into their universities administration building at the University of Manchester. Although the Vice-president was on holiday in Austria (paid for with students fee's) a clear message was sent that action will continue next year.
08-06-2008 04:15Good article with some perceptive observations.
'The government of Zimbabwe could very easily abandon its militant policies aimed at protecting Zimbabwe’s independence and building its collective wealth – no doubt its ministers would be rewarded amply by the likes of the World Bank and the IMF. Indeed, this is exactly what the likes Tsvangirai are aching to do.
However, Mugabe and Zanu-PF have remained true to their principles and to the people of Zimbabwe. They will not depart from their famous slogan: “Zimbabwe will never be a colony again”. '
07-06-2008 22:42On the 4th June, a well known American eco-activist, Tre Arrow, pleaded guilty to two counts of arson. In exchange for his Guilty plea Tre is expected to be sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment. However the court will also acknowledge the four years he has already served on remand, in Canada, fighting his extradition to the USA.
07-06-2008 20:58Tabi Rounin, better known as 'Rebel_Jill' has been detained by police on minor charges in the run-up to the G8 in Japan, as the police attempt to investigate his international connections and disrupt his revolutionary activities. This is a known tactic of the Japanese political police, see the 325 magazine website for a similar case (Interview with Comrade 'M') and also see the interview with Tabi/Rebel Jill.
07-06-2008 19:57Marie Vesco, a French activist involved with the London direct action
groups Whitechapel Food Not Bombs and Brixton Reclaim Our Food
(amongst others) was killed whilst cycling to the Carnival Against the Arms
Trade on Wednesday.
07-06-2008 02:44A video of today's protest against the deportation of leading TCAR member Mako is online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcCB-qbafBA , together with some other background footage that was hurriedly put together. A further protest will take place at the Government Offices (opposite St James's Park Metro) in Newcastle on Monday from 9.30-11am, please come along if you can.
07-06-2008 02:15Consider this: Venezuelan and cuban diplomats meet at the hous of a US parties house...a party in an election bid...WHAT would the US govt and police do? Would they look at this as an illegal act aimed at influencing elections?
07-06-2008 01:51This just in. the MDC has threatened to unleash war IF they dont win the elections...So desperate are they to get into power, they are prepared to destroy the country.
Lest we forget:
'Arthur Mutambara, the leader of one faction of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the MDC, and one of the principals in the Save Zimbabwe Campaign that's at the centre of a storm of controversy over the Mugabe government's crackdown on opposition, boasted a year ago that he was "going to remove Robert Mugabe, I promise you, with every tool at my disposal." (1)
Educated at Oxford, the former management consultant with McKinsey & Co. was asked in early 2006 whether "his plans might include a Ukrainian-style mass mobilization of opponents of Mugabe's regime." (2)
"We're going to use every tool we can get to dislodge this regime," he replied. "We're not going to rule out or in anything the sky's the limit." (3)