UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
23-06-2008 02:59where is the media now?
'Cries of fraud stained the reputation of one of Washington's closest African allies, to whom, according to U.S. defense department figures, the Bush administration sold $6 million worth of weapons to in 2006, more armaments than went to any other African country. The weapons are used in part to aid Ethiopia in its war against Islamic militants based in neighboring Somalia, which Ethiopia invaded in late 2006 and where it remains involved in active combat to this day.'
22-06-2008 23:07The university league tables media frenzy tells us a little bit more about the deep interrelations of interests amongst academia and students, as well as a little bit more on the state of the democratic environment of the universities in the UK and finally refers us to the many associations which should keep an eye on standards and academic freedom in the UK.
22-06-2008 14:34The Church of Scientology is an international cult founded by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard. Hubbard was an authoritarian with delusions of power, who sought to have his movement conquer the world and have his teachings form the basis of the new society.
But every utopia has its dissidents, every Eden its snake. And Hubbard was ready for them.
22-06-2008 05:34In its Chapter 13 of its election platform of 2007, The Australian Labor Party promised to uphold the ICCPR and adhere to its obligations. Under John Howard many including myself had to have recourse to the UNHRC to uphold our rights. It should now be a relatively simple matter to get those decisions implemented......however
21-06-2008 15:55'I refuse to be bribed and blackmailed into silence. My struggle for justice continues' - Gordon McNeill
21-06-2008 15:37Unauthorised* 24-hour "Tent City" in Parliament Square to Protest Against Ongoing Deportations to Iraq. There are some 15 tents and a Gazebo now pitched on the grass.
21-06-2008 08:55Canada's neo-con bushpuppet Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently 'apologized' to Indigenous peoples or did he...? Sorry for Genocide...? Apology 'NOT ACCEPTED'
20-06-2008 15:49Radical History Discussion
Resistance in the UK's Detention Centres in the Last Decade
Time: 7 pm, Tuesday 24 June 2008
Venue: T&G, Transport House, 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8TN
20-06-2008 10:49Experiences in Guyana, in Kenya and in Zimbabwe have taught us that it is a mistake to adopt western standards of victory as our own, write Horace Campbell and Eusi Kwayana. Victory for us must mean reconciliation of divided populations. Reconciliation will fail utterly if it is imposed; or allows free rein to corruption, militarism or if it ignores the choices of the people in valid elections. We have responsibility as progressives and Pan-Africanists to Zimbabwe.
Wednesday, 16th July, 8.15 AM, London
N/W Neighbourhood social event
July 2nd from 7pm
Next To Nowhere, 96 Bold Street
19-06-2008 13:59Four immigration detainees who are currently being hunted by police were part of "planned escape", a senior police officer has said.
The conference will take place from 10.30am at Northumbria Student Union (near Haymarket), and at the Trade Union Education Centre next door.
19-06-2008 00:06Over the past week and a half, an unprecedented political crackdown has been enacted in advance of a series of economic summits around the country. Despite this, the brave workers of Kamagasaki stood up against the stiff security environment in riots against the brutal beating of a day laborer over the past five days. The twin situations of repression and revolt deserve to be examined in more detail.