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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
Oladipo Victor Aiyegbayo a Nigerian national and resident of Nottingham; is currently detained in Colnbrook IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK today Friday 7th November @ 22.20 on Virgin Nigeria Airways flight VS651 from London Heathrow to Nigeria.
*** THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF OUR UNDERFUNDED JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT NEEDS...C*H*A*N*G*E.......
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Regional East Anglia demonstration against fees, for grants and proper education funding.
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Shelter has accepted one hundred thousand pounds of government money to promote eco-towns.
The article announces a meeting on the the above topic by Richard Greeman, a wellknown US Radical and Humorist
The Destroyed Reputation of The United States Federal Government (Part Two)
I lived in Seattle Washington for 15 years. I worked on computer automated design and drafting for twenty years. My life "fell apart" (yes; - there was mushrooms, a woman, and a brother involved - to add some drama for you!) . I ended up living in my truck and couch surfing with friends for about ten months. Then I got a low rent transitional housing apartment in downtown Seattle - at the Glenn Hotel.
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About a hundred very colourful students marched through the centre of Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon, proclaiming they're sick of being in debt under the Blairite Brown regime.
A successful collective in Derby have inspired a call for a more creative winter period, as an antidote to the sickening and frantic consumption annually pushed around the time of some religious festival.
Why Human Rights & Where Do We Stand?
On International Human Rights Day 2008, After 60 Years..
Wednesday 10th December, 6pm
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What has Obama wrought? In the euphoria, can reality reclaim its rightful place? The parameters of rhetorical change are boundless, propelled into the nether-reaches of nonsensicality by hyper-speak and super-wishfullness that can never supplant the real world of entrenched class and race rule. Celebrate good times...COME ON! But at some soon point in time, we must return to the ground. And the need for struggle. Better start as soon as the cold breeze hits you. Like now.
ACTIVISTS RESCUE 12 PULLETS FOR WORLD VEGAN DAY (New Zealand)
ALF HIT STAPLES (UK)
BULLFIGHTING SPONSOR SABOTAGED (Mexico)
HLS COLLABORATOR FOLLOWED HOME (UK)
3000 MINK RELEASED INTO THE WILD (Canada)
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A protest camp named after Councillor John Lines who’s responsible for the city’s housing, was established last Thursday on derelict land owned by Birmingham City Council. Cllr. Lines has denied there is a homeless problem in Birmingham and also denies there is money available to build new ‘social housing’. The occupied land has been unused for around seven years whilst there are over 30,000 people in the city waiting for housing. The protest is against the Council holding on to land that could be sold at a ‘friendly’ price to Housing associations thereby allowing Housing Associations to draw up to £100m of grants to provide ‘social housing’. “At a cost of £50,000 per unit, the £100m could provide around 2,000 homes” said one of the protesters. They claim the Council’s approach is speculative - by holding onto unused land and buildings with a view to selling them off to the highest commercial bidder.
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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Wednesday November 05.2008
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I wonder what the future implications of this will be for activists and equality of access to 'justice' (a basic human right enshrined in law). No doubt staff shortages will be blamed for delays in processing Legal Aid applications, and perhaps the means and merits tests will become tougher.
"The GMB national officer Rehana Azam said: "This is very disappointing news for the Legal Services Commission staff and for people seeking legal aid." "
Sussex University students' support statement for the Chagos Islanders' campaign in response to the House of Lords ruling against the right of the UK Chagossian population to return to their homeland.
Hampshire police have taken one of the activists arrested at the first edo demo on june 4th into custody for further questioning they arrived at the house on behalf of sussex police and arrested the activist for violent disorder, the activist was arrested at the first edo demo and has been on bail since for conspiracy to commit criminal damage, conspiracy to commit aggrevated tresspass and breach of s14.
Forget Guy Fawkes, on this day in 1881 Maori dissidents were attacked by British led troops at the culmination of possibly the first campaign of non-violent resistance.
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The NUT will reveal this week whether it will stage a series of one-day strikes which would trigger widespread school closures in the run-up to Christmas.