UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
20-01-2009 06:11This was published by Herbivore Magazine in one of their mini-books a while back. I realized I hadn't posted it here, and it's not available anywhere else online. Hope you enjoy it.
20-01-2009 03:31PFLP statement on the so-called ''ceasefire'', 18/01/09.
19-01-2009 23:52In the great revolutionary struggles of human history, direct action – that is, empowered people taking steps to bring about social change – has played a crucial role. In its nonviolent form, direct action encourages the kind of constructive tension necessary for growth and progress in society. A catalyst for change, it opens the door to negotiation.
Over forty students started the occupation in solidarity with Palestine last Thursday afternoon demanding that the LSE condemns Israeli aggression, divests from BAE, a firm that arms Israel, and provides material support for Palestinians. The students are demanding that the LSE waivers application fees and provides more scholarships for Palestinian students, sends surplus computers and books to Palestine and facilitates a cross-campus collection for Medical Aid for Palestine.
Democrat Northampton Borough Council (NBC). A petition has already got over 7,000 signatures from local people who are afraid they will lose their market. The market is used by a diverse multi-cultural community of the working population of the town centre and its surrounding estates, some of which are deprived areas.
19-01-2009 10:34Hermine Mofor, Still here, Campaign prepared to fight on
"We heard from Hermine's solicitor late Friday evening that her removal order was cancelled. Her story isn't over yet though, as we are not clear exactly what is happening. However we are so relieved that she has got this reprieve for now at least. The Boaz team have been to Yarl's Wood to meet with Hermine, we passed on everyone's support. Watch this space for more details in the coming days."
Friends of Hermine, thank you all for the support, actions over the past few days.
Background: Act now to support our friend Hermine Mofor
18-01-2009 20:58About 40 students have occupied a lecture theatre in the London School of Economics on Thursday 15th January. Since then, our numbers have doubled. They have six demands for the school and are in discussion with the administration now.
Millions of working people will seek to fight back against a system of endless war and greater and greater divide of enormous wealth for a handful and poverty for the overwhelming majority. Increasingly they will identify with and take heart from the many forms of resistance they see around them.
18-01-2009 00:11The standard Housing benefit notification letter used by Nottingham City Council misses vital information required by law.
17-01-2009 12:15[London,Sat 17] Midday today, five hundred people flashmobed Heathrows Terminal 5 in protest at the governments decision to give the go-ahead on building a third runway and yet another terminal. Among the mob were four naked women, lots of red 'no expansion' t-shirts, umbrellas and Heathrows largest conga dance. It was all finished
within an hour.