UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
26-06-2008 02:43What the western press is not reporting:
MDC-T senator-elect for Siyakobvu in Kariba John Malaba has been arrested in connection with violence that left scores of Zanu-PF supporters injured.
Another online scandal has been gathering pace recently. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, deleted an article by a Russian researcher, who wrote about the USA’s losses in the Great Depression of 1932-1933.
26-06-2008 00:08including a history of Zimbabwe
Zanu PF's hold on power, necessarily steadfast because of their foremost role in the independence struggle, subsequently led to their own concentration of political power. The brutal represssion of the MDC opposition over the last couple of months has led to near universal condemnation. The western media has neglected to mention that there has also been violence from the MDC (under extreme provocation - this is after all a class war between Zanu PF's black bourgeois, their tribal support base and the military versus the trade union working class/impoverished middle class and rural poor of the MDC). Meanwhile doubts continue to surface as to the MDC's privatisation agenda.
In an article titled A State of Emergency, on The Oil Drum, Euan Mearns outlines the trends for fossil fuel production, imports and price for the UK and paints a bleak picture, following are a couple of graphs from his article and some extracts, emphasis added.
25-06-2008 15:17Local government workers have voted 55% in favour of strike action, making strikes by over 600,000 workers a near certainty over the summer, from 16th-17th July.
25-06-2008 14:16Non-governmental organisations express concern about what may be a case of state repression of social activism
24-06-2008 17:257PM @ Bowl Court
[[An informal report and discussion on the Rog Social Centre in Ljubljana]]
European Social Center's meeting report tonight at Bowl Court >>>
ROG, 20-21-22 June
More information at:
24-06-2008 16:08The Lesbian Association of India has established a fund-raising café in Cambridge and is looking for creative people, performers and ethical businesses to collaborate.
24-06-2008 12:18Squatters of Helsinki invite you to Helsinki for five days lasting
actiondays for autonomous freespaces, culture and freedom.
24-06-2008 00:08Feeding Frenzy – a Discussion on Food, Fuel and Finance
23-06-2008 19:37The Crawley and Horsham hunt is taking an injunction out against monitors stopping them from documenting any evidence of law breaking.
23-06-2008 17:47Struggles around free space and squats continue abounds in Copenhagen, Denmark. Not only are there still weekly demos still for the campaign to have a new Youthhouse (Ungdomshuset) but a new extension to the famous squatted Christiania has been occupied with great success. It also looks like the council has given in to pressure from the squatters movement and agreed a new Youth House for the kids!!
23-06-2008 12:25Organized stalking and electronic harassment is the common name of the current-day COINTELPRO crimes. One OS/EH target has compiled "operations manuals" describing the perpetrator organization.