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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive

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Forget Zimbabwe, vote fraud in americas ally Ethiopia

23-06-2008 02:59

where 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.'

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Blonde ambitions

22-06-2008 23:07

The 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.

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NaziRock, a film about Italian fascism, June 26, London

22-06-2008 18:28

A film by Claudio lazzaro about Italian fascism

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All diamonds are still blood diamonds

22-06-2008 16:58

Diamond diggers in Sierra Leone
The movie, the celebrities and the publicity have come and gone. Now the conditions for the people of Sierra Leone are worse than ever. The popular Africanist Movement is struggling to change that.

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Quietly and without sorrow: purging the undesireable in a Scientologist world

22-06-2008 14:34

The 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.

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Australia and the ICCPR

22-06-2008 05:34

In 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

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Sacked airport shop steward rejects union compensation 'offer'

21-06-2008 15:55

'I refuse to be bribed and blackmailed into silence. My struggle for justice continues' - Gordon McNeill

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Tent City Parliament Square.

21-06-2008 15:37

Unauthorised* 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.

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Canada's apology to Native Peoples: 'NOT ACCEPTED'!

21-06-2008 08:55

Canada's neo-con bushpuppet Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently 'apologized' to Indigenous peoples or did he...? Sorry for Genocide...? Apology 'NOT ACCEPTED'

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Radical History Discussion - Resistance in the UK's Detention Centres in the La

20-06-2008 15:49

Radical 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

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Our Collective Duty to Zimbabwe

20-06-2008 10:49

Experiences 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.

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Tracey and Ericka Belong to Glasgow!

20-06-2008 09:25

Tracy and Erika
Tracy and Erika Andrew were taken from Dungavel detention centre at four o'clock on Tuesday morning and driven to Glasgow airport for a BA flight to Gatwick and removal to Nigeria. On the plane at Gatwick Tracy broke down and started crying and begging for her daughter not to be taken to Nigeria because she would be killed.

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Shell tanker drivers’ strike foreshadows summer of discontent

20-06-2008 05:43

Last weekend’s strike by 641 Shell oil tanker drivers foreshadows a summer of discontent over low pay rises and soaring food and fuel bills.

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Resources for London E.ON Demo, 16.07.08

19-06-2008 16:32

Join the Greenwash Guerrillas to show that E.ON’S greenwash won’t wash!
Wednesday, 16th July, 8.15 AM, London

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Camp For Climate Action N/W Social Event: Wed 2nd July

19-06-2008 14:37

Camp For Climate Action
N/W Neighbourhood social event
July 2nd from 7pm
Next To Nowhere, 96 Bold Street

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Campsfield Detention Centre Breakout - 4 humans escape!!

19-06-2008 13:59

Four immigration detainees who are currently being hunted by police were part of "planned escape", a senior police officer has said.

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Programme for Northern Conference Against Racism THIS SATURDAY, Newcastle

19-06-2008 11:49

The programme for this Saturday's Northern Conference Against Racism has now been published. The conference's own media team will be covering the conference live online.

The conference will take place from 10.30am at Northumbria Student Union (near Haymarket), and at the Trade Union Education Centre next door.

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Beat the G8 system, Enter Fortress Europe!

19-06-2008 10:34

Saturday 5 July 2008, is the global day of action against the G8. A few days later, the G8 summit in Japan will start. In the Netherlands, you will also be able to help beat the system on that day, by participating in the collective game 'Enter Fortress Europe'. People abroad can also join in...

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Repression and Revolt in the run up to G8 Japan

19-06-2008 00:06

Over 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.
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