UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
03-03-2009 04:06The Iraqi Resistance have released a comprehensive statement in response to US President Obama's recent announcement of troop withdrawals from Iraq.
03-03-2009 01:55athens &patras imc's still down..................
02-03-2009 17:15- Caroline Lucas MEP demands recognition for Palestinian unity government and an end to the blockade, as illegal Israeli settlement building continues
02-03-2009 13:37There are plans to build a deadly "super virus" lab in Kings Cross, alongside St Pancras International behind the British Library. this has been opposed by MI5, MPs and councillors on Health and Safety grounds. Foot and Mouth disease was leaked into the water supply from Pirbright in Surrey. Local people want community / education facilities and council homes here with realistic employment opportunites rather than this ill thought out lab project. Please also see the online petition.
01-03-2009 21:29Call to Action: The London Coalition Against Poverty, Disabled People’s Direct Action
Network and Feminist Fightback are calling on all groups and individuals
concerned with the eroding of our welfare rights to take part in a week of
action against the ‘Welfare Abolition Bill’ .
01-03-2009 14:50NO words needed !
01-03-2009 14:47Mandelson, Labour's most neo-liberal minister says to keep the Royal Mail public, it must be (partially) privatised (!). He today also accused the unions of "fighting an ideological battle" - now, remember everyone, we all decided ages ago capitalism is great.
01-03-2009 11:30"On Tuesday night, 100 billionaires will gather at London's sumptuous Dorchester hotel, to watch Mr Ted Turner in conversation with Ms Carol Vorderman. Ms Joss Stone will sing, and some model or other will be in attendance."
28-02-2009 21:59n a commentary, three years ago, explaining Marxist 'crisis theory', I predicted scientifically the current American crash!
28-02-2009 21:50On the day of the SHAC City Shakedown march in London anarchists hung a banner from a bridge crossing over the A358, the town center inroad for Taunton, Somerset.
24th: DAY TWO OF CHILEAN ACTION DAYS
27th: BARCLAYS PROTEST IN CAMBRIDGE
27th: POLISH PROTEST AGAINST NOVARTIS
Part 1: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/02/422831.html
See newswire posts for photos and videos of London march
28-02-2009 08:12Demonstration against Judicial Corruption, Unlawful Imprisonments, Convention Rights Violations, Institutional Failures and unaccountability in the UK; weekly every Saturday outside HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Du Cane Road, London W12 0AE; commencing from 12pm until 3pm.
The following is an extract from their blog.
27-02-2009 11:21There's a couple of classic cop tales in the post today. The first concerns a Notts cop who accused a mechanic of stealing his sunglasses from the car he was working on and arrested and searched the poor guy before his mate found them still in the car. The other concerns two Notts police arrested over misappropriation of union funds.
27-02-2009 09:57The liberal argument that internal prison justice and the equitable resolution of prisoners' grievances is a critically important factor in maintaining the equilibrium and legitimacy of prison regimes, while also preventing the widespread embitterment of a group of people already significantly in conflict with the system, is obviously true in a particular sense. In the closed and hidden world of prison where the guards and system they enforce wield an omnipotent degree of power over prisoners the manner in which prisoners' complaints and grievances are dealt with will inevitably determine whether that power is frequently abused or mediated with at least some semblance of fairness and lawfulness.
27-02-2009 05:59We do not advocate violence as a tactic so much as we argue that there are strong justifications for the use of violence, such as in a “just war,” to intervene on behalf of genocide victims, or in self-defense. And we advance the concept of “extensional self-defense” to say that humans can be legitimate proxy agents for animals who rarely can defend themselves against their tormentors.