UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
02-04-2009 23:47Ludlam and the Greens asked to clarify Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Judicial System, the Role of Judges and Access to Justice
(Submission) also seeks that the Parliament strengthen the legal intruments that have served to strengthen western democracy and John Howard's Australian way of life, nanmely Mandamus and Habeas Corpeus, the rule of law. Should that way of life be under the White Australia policy then the Australian Parliament must clarify that ! A judicial void is now created by the appointment of Chief Justice French, and the decisions of Hayne, Gummow and Crennan JJ.
PDF of a leaflet issued in support of the occupiers is included. Please circulate by hand and by lists.
02-04-2009 15:01There have been ominous signs ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/feb/23/police-civil-unrest-recession) of it coming for some time but it seemed protesters were still unprepared for the level of police violence ( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/04/426091.html) that was unleashed in London yesterday. The infamous kettling tactics of the British police have claimed their first life
( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/04/426078.html) and there are numerous reports of head wounds, crushing and unprovoked attack. Today the convergence centre and Ramparts have been raided ( http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1002) by riot cops and there are reports of further arrests. When we attack capital the defenders of capital will hit back, viciously.
02-04-2009 14:50t appears that soon a Statement from the G-20 will be released; It will be presumably nothing more than tinkering with the Economic system. If the current global situation is to be changed, there must be more than measures to prop up the current capitalist system.
02-04-2009 13:29As Met and City police continue to overreact to yesterday's demos, at 12.30 this afternoon, both places were raided at the same time.
02-04-2009 13:22BROADCAST LIVE FROM MOBILES AND LAPTOPS! Broadcasts archived.
02-04-2009 13:18There are plans to build a high level virus containment facility and animal testing lab in Kings Cross alongside St Pancras Eurostar. The lab could be a level 3 lab which means that it could contain deadly pathogens such as anthrax and bird flu. The lab has been criticised at govt level, by MI5, MPS, councillors, residents, local businesses, charities and animal rights activists. We are holding a meeting next week at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1.
02-04-2009 12:23This video report form Al-Jazeera is a great and objective piece, makes a nice change from the other news sources. Perfect example of the police tactics all day yesterday.
02-04-2009 09:34Over 500 migrants are likely to have drowned crossing the mediterranean from Libya as two boats sank and a third is still missing . The true circumstances are unknown except to the migrants themselves .
The Libyan authorities put responsibility on strong winds rather than on the border regime they are implementing on behalf of Italy and European governments and paid for by the taxpayers of Italy and of the European Union.
02-04-2009 07:54Yesterday evening, a protester died during demonstrations against the G20 outside the Bank of England in London. The circumstances are currently unclear, but he died inside a police cordon (or kettle) where police had crushed and baton charged protesters. The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. A solidarity demonstration will be held today, assembling at 1pm at the Bank. [Demo info]
Anyone with information they believe may help clarify the circumstances surrounding his death should, as soon as possible, write a full statement and contact the legal team at Bindmans Solicitors on 020 7833 4433 and the Legal Monitoring groups present at the demonstrations. Information can also be sent to Indymedia London: email@example.com (this is a private email address).
02-04-2009 05:22Nine conflict situations around the world deteriorated and two improved in March 2009, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch
02-04-2009 04:45A minor contribution to today’s general strike in Greece and the action taken Internationally to resist the G20 Lions ..
02-04-2009 01:44Just a few photos and some short videos from this afternoon around Bank of England and Threadneedle street
01-04-2009 20:57three (3) out of total four (4) jurors, are employees of the National Bank of Greece who is in fact the Bank that was attacked and is the prosecutor...
01-04-2009 19:41There are plans to build a high level virus containment facility and animal testing lab alongside St Pancras Eurostar. Foot and mouth disease was leaked from a similar govt faciltiy Pirbright in Surrey. Stop Camden Animal Lab is an inclusive campaign made from local people who are against the lab. Many are against it due to the very real threat of virus leak. Many people in Camden are against animal testing. We need a FREE meeting space that we can use.