UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
30-06-2008 22:59Dozens of city binmen called a wildcat strike in Peterborough this morning (30 June) and are refusing to work until a pay dispute has been resolved.
30-06-2008 15:02A once viable town centre has been destroyed by the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor.
30-06-2008 13:39A book about Stoke Newington aka "Cokey Stokey" and Haringey Drugs Squad has arrived. Having found a flyer on becoming a cop in the bin, Harry Keeble joins Cokey Stokey drugs squad and then Haringey drugs squad. He describes them as "drug dealers" and "naughty lazy coppers". They give him a cardboard desk, a box for a chair, a huge 80's phone, steal his answerphone & give him a decrepit purple car.
30-06-2008 02:16CAN the BBC tell the truth about Zimbabwe when its senior managers are appointed by the United Kingdom government and will they be fired if they step out of line and become realistic about Zimbabwe?
Along with others like the New York Times, Sky News and CNN, the broadcaster is notably egregious, given its reputation that's now decidedly undeserved.
The BBC has muted its criticism of Zimbabwe and framed it in the continuing “cycle of violence and impunity that has plagued the Southern African country for so many years.”
However, the agenda of the BBC, New York Times and ‘their friends’ is clear: ignore realpolitik, press for Mugabe’s exit, and in the process, disenchant members and supporters of his Zanu PF party.
30-06-2008 00:12On 19th and 20th July Espacio Bristol-Colombia are holding our second training weekend for people interested in accompanying social organizations as a volunteer in Colombia.
Solidarity accompaniment involves both providing an international presence to deter the army or paramilitaries from interfering with social activists and working with Colombian organisations building solidarity links.
Also included are images of the Palestinian / Student counter demonstrations.
29-06-2008 20:11A number of activists disrupted the zionist salute israel parade and rally in London today.
29-06-2008 17:52Learning exchange event on trans and intersex issues and their relationship to feminism
Following the killing of Marie Vesco on the A23 her friends, rampART and Food Not Bombs asked people to ride to Brixton, where she served free food every Sunday afternoon with Brixton Food Not Bombs.
27-06-2008 22:34On June 26, 2008, the one year anniversary of indigenous warrior John Graham's imprisonment in Vancouver and the 33 year anniversary of the Incident at Oglala, about 20 people, Native and non-Native, picketed and gave out leaflets in solidarity outside of the Ocean Plaza office tower in downtown Vancouver where, at least until recently, the Cash Minerals uranium mining company had its operations office.
27-06-2008 16:46On June 23, the Sun newspaper ran a column by Associate Editor Trevor Kavanagh, “Tories must break strikes or strikes will break them.”
This is a war between revolutionaries and counter-revolutionaries; between nationalists and quislings; between Zimbabwean patriots and the US and Britain.
Should an election be carried out when a country is under sanctions and it is has been made clear to the electorate that the sanctions will be lifted only if the opposition party is elected? Should a political party which is the creation of, and is funded by, hostile foreign forces, and whose program is to unlatch the door from within to provide free entry to foreign powers to establish a neo-colonial rule, be allowed to freely operate? Should the leaders of an opposition movement that takes money from hostile foreign powers and who have made plain their intention to unseat the government by any means available, be charged with treason? These are the questions that now face (have long faced) the embattled government of Zimbabwe, and which it has answered in its own way, and which other governments, at other times, and have answered in theirs.
26-06-2008 16:51t## THURSDAY 26TH JUNE
8PM @ Bowl Court
[[ 'the battle of tolmers square' and discussion ]]
26-06-2008 14:25Press Release June 25th 2008
- “Race against time”: Court rule against the police in July is now in question
- Protests in Italy and Berlin
26-06-2008 11:01CIVIL LIBERTY IS ABOUT BUILDING A GOOD, JUST SOCIETY
In the context of the coming campaign 4th - 10th July
Haltemprice and Howden, Yorkshire, England