UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
01-04-2009 15:44With the theme of “One Africa, One Nation: Separated by Colonial Slavery, Reunited by Revolutionary Resistance!” African Liberation Day events will be held simultaneously in Washington, DC and in Manchester, UK on May 22-24 by the African People’s Socialist Party, which leads the Uhuru Movement. The goal of the events is to build the African Socialist International, the organization working to unite and liberate Africa and African people everywhere.
01-04-2009 11:14Civil liberties campaigners have condemned as “chilling” UK government plans to replace the term “citizen” with “suspect” on all passports and driving licenses from July 1st.
01-04-2009 11:13At 0900 hrs on Tuesday 31 March, members of 'Justice Not Crisis' occupied the Beechcourt Hotel, 201 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UB.
01-04-2009 11:06Gathering of the disillusioned, Primrose Hill, London, 13:30, today
01-04-2009 10:56LONDON - Students for a Free Tibet UK have published an open letter to world leaders attending the G20 Summit in London on April 2nd, asking 'What is the exchange rate between Chinese Yuan and Tibetan lives?' The letter, framed in economic language, seeks to highlight the fact that trade itself funds state oppression, resulting in the Chinese regime's 'extraordinary growth in human rights abuses' and states directly to world leaders: 'The choice is yours; the G20 summit is an opportunity to invest in a portfolio of Chinese human rights abuses. It is also an opportunity to seek an ethical alternative. People of conscience, the world over, are asking you to put human rights before trade.'
"There is another crisis, aside from global economics, which the world expects the Chinese government to take action on, and that is the human rights crisis in Tibet." said Terry Bettger, spokesperson for Students for a Free Tibet UK, "Despite de facto martial law existing in the region Tibetans continue to strive to call for their rights and justice. World leaders must listen to this cry for help and press Hu Jintao to allow an independent investigation into Tibet to monitor the human rights situation immediately."
Tibetans and supporters will be protesting against Hu Jintao's during his visit to the G-20 Summit, demanding that action is taken towards a peaceful solution for the Tibetan people.
The full text of the open letter is as follows:
01-04-2009 10:35according to BBC news police have agreements with protest groups.
a police spokesman is reported to have said
"Direct action is part of the plan for them. When I spoke to some of the demonstrators last night, they said their strategy was to sit down if anyone starts throwing stones, so that those who are violent can be quickly isolated."
Thanks to Helen for taking and typing up minutes; a version with links is at http://manchester.no2id.net/story/minutes-manchester-no2id-meeting-march-2009
31-03-2009 22:27This next 2nd of April will continue the trial of those accused of the supposed mutiny that occurred inside the prison of Caxias, in 1996, in Portugal.
26/03/2009 - Two Thor Steinar shops attacked simultaneously (Berlin)
21-22/03/2009 - Attacks against Siemens and a cleaning company (Berlin)
20/03/2009 - Car burned on the worker's parking place of the JSA Plötzensee (prison) (Berlin)
18/03/2009 - Autonome storm the stand of the German-Nationalists (Freiburg)
18/03/2009 - Three vans of DHL torched (Karlsruhe)
31-03-2009 15:32bbc london at rampart
31-03-2009 13:19Socialist strategy site addresses some of the criticisms posted on discussion boards.
31-03-2009 11:57g2 convergence space- payne house, earl street ec2a 2al
31-03-2009 08:57Dear friends
the University of East London (UEL) was supposed to host an alternative summit on April 1st in the context of the upcoming G20 meeting on April 2nd. Following the media and police hype about possible disruptions to the city, the University withdrew its support for the alternative summit.