UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
02-10-2008 20:22Finnish metals group Outokumpu Oyj said Friday it will close a stainless steel plant in Sheffield, England - laying off all 230 workers - because of oversupply. Its stock surged 14 percent.
02-10-2008 19:23University and College Union (UCU) members at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have voted in favour of strike action on Tuesday 21 October following attacks on campus unions.
02-10-2008 12:54We stand at a crossroads. The facts are clear. Global climate change, caused
by human activities, is happening, threatening the lives and livelihoods of
billions of people and the existence of millions of species. Social movements,
environmental groups, and scientists from all over the world are calling for
urgent and radical action on climate change.
02-10-2008 10:15...time for Stage Two
02-10-2008 09:21Our angry protest forced British Gas on to the defensive, with their PR team going into overdrive phoning, faxing, emailing and visiting local media. They claimed that they were doing everything possible to help poorer customers - except giving up on obscene profits by reducing bills, of course...
02-10-2008 07:35CrisisWatch N°62, 1 October 2008
Ten actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in September 2008 and two improved, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch.
02-10-2008 03:05To hear the American and European corporate media tell it, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is the worst villain since Hitler. These same corporate organs - and their governments and ruling classes - love the opposition Movement for Democratic Change more than they ever did the liberation movements that fought colonialism and imperialism on the continent. The author methodically confronts the torrent of propaganda that demonizes Mugabe while hailing Africans that are funded by and do service to rich European and American corporations.
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01-10-2008 20:50The capitalists are frantically trying to save their system. The ideological war is intense, "there will be catastrophe" if the working class doesn't agree to take on more debt. But the working class doesn't want to bail out the swindlers. The first vote failed as no one wants to be blamed. They'll add a few crumbs and likely get it passed with help from the Labor leaders who are wedded to capitalism and refusing to offer an alternative. But this shock has already had a significant effect on consciousness.
01-10-2008 09:44The Scottish Executive recently announced that a consultative process was currently under way to consider passing all responsibility for health care facilities and treatment in Scottish prisons to the NHS. Inevitably the announcement was met by hostile opposition from medical staff presently employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service, although their argument against allowing prisoners access to NHS standards of care and treatment in fact makes a compelling case for the proposed reform.
30-09-2008 20:45More than 700 members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) working for the conciliation service ACAS took part in a one hour strike on Friday (26 Sep) in a dispute over pay.
30-09-2008 19:49We are constantly told Labour are doomed and the BNP are doing well on some bulletin boards by wadicals, but here is an election result which fucks that point of view right over.
30-09-2008 16:30Calling all anarchists, radicals, greens and assorted troublemakers in the Bath area