UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
'Direct action news' is an attempt to cover, publicise and translate any reported direct action from Germany apart from the mass-media mediation game. It aims to provide an open database and resource system about any confrontative, direct action against State and Capital, as against its various agents.
The blog has been online since December 2007 and follows in the footsteps of Direct Action News from Greece, which was launched in August 2007, see http://directactiongr.blogspot.com.
13-08-2008 02:15An anarchist group, in an e-mail sent to various media outlets, took responsibility for a bomb attack on a high tension electrical tower on the road at Farellones, where one of the major ski centers of the Metropolitan Region is located.
The result confirmed that the majority of voters support the project of both Morales and Garcia Linera whislt also confirming the polarisation of anti-Evo sentiments in the east of the Bolivian state.
12-08-2008 18:54During the next 2 weeks, the Solitaire (the biggest pipe laying ship in the world) is set to begin illegally constructing the offshore section of the pipeline. It is believed that the Solitaire is on a pretty tight schedule & booked up for the next 2 years, so ANY disruption provides us with a real opportunity to delay the project significantly.
"Riots started when more than 150 persons gathered at the work site of the XYTA ("hygienic" disposal center). As the residents claim, they went there to dig water channels at their fields, that are tresspassed by the XYTA works, and the riot police repelled them with batons, bang-light grenades and tear gas. Residents state the policemen were beating and insulting women and children as well. The police claims they were attacked with molotovs, stones and metal screws."
This simple questionaire is based in two earlier reports and links to
the Ban Ki-Moon campaign on gender and violence:
And of course to the issue of marginalisation of women's political voice by National Governments.
12-08-2008 12:12Tuesday, August 19th 7:30 pm
Pogo Café, 76 Clarence Rd, Hackney E5 8HB
Rossport Recruitment Night – Shell to Sea Needs You!
Information, Cake, Films & Fundraiser
12-08-2008 11:49How Venezuela is leading the revolutionary integration of South America
12-08-2008 08:22Pro-mining lawmakers have reversed a citizen-led prohibition of open-pit gold mining enacted in 2007. Citizens vow to continue their struggle to resist transnational open-pit mining operations in the Famatina range of La Rioja, Argentina
With over a month to go until Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair, we are already fully booked up with stalls & workshops.
As the current crisis of capital deepens and yet another war (Georgia/Russia) breaks out over land and energy resources, we need more than ever a serious alternative to the chaos of the present world order and the suffering it inflicts upon us. And we need to take the time to properly sit down & chat about it – as equals.
11-08-2008 11:11Wednesday 13 August 7pm: discussion on 'The Britain-Colombia Connection', at Housmans Bookshop 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1
10-08-2008 15:50To the poor of the world, to all people of good will who work for progressive change
We, the landless and homeless people and associated activists of South Africa, decry the secret campaign by the so-called Workers' Party (PT) government of the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul to criminalise, outlaw and otherwise illegitimately harass our landless comrades of the MST.
09-08-2008 16:05The Children's Revolution joined together with the Orange march to Kingsnorth power station on the day of mass action and combined with the children of local residents to help form a huge blockade which attracted the attention of all the international news media.
09-08-2008 12:34US billionaire Dan Duncan who operates canned hunts (in which animals
are confined behind enclosures while trophy seeking hunters shoot at them
like fish in a barrel or 'sitting ducks') has violated Russian law in aerial hunting there.
09-08-2008 11:57"Sheriff Van and Police Cruiser Firebombed, August 6th, 2008, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver), Kanada.