UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
19-05-2004 12:50'From being a fight over the fate of a river valley, the struggle against big dams in the Narmada Valley has begun to raise doubts about an entire political system. What is at issue now is the very nature of India's democracy.
18-05-2004 15:03On 15/5/04 Kebba Jobe 42 was killed at approximately 2 pm by police using excessive force.
18-05-2004 14:23Fascist historian David Irving was no platformed on Saturday!
A protestor managed to lock on to the gates despite struggling with security guards that Marshalls now have to employ, due to previous actions against them over their plans to quarry at the Nine Ladies and rip the heart out of the Peak District
18-05-2004 10:42REPOST - LEAVING OUT PROMOTION OF INDIVIDUAL PARTIES, CONTINUE THE DEBATE BUT DON'T PROMOTE A PARTY, YOUR PARTY, A BIRTHDAY PARTY, OR EVEN A HIERARCHICAL 'RAVE' PARTY... (-;
17-05-2004 17:39In a TV Interview EU Commission's Ambassador proposed to separate Romani children from their parents to submit them to "the system values of the dominant society". Almost no reaction from the EU Commission. Join the Roma organisations in their protest! Spread this message!
today’s demonstration in London to support the human rights of the
people of Palestine. But they also urged the Palestinian Authority to
halt the arrest, torture and murder of homosexuals.
16-05-2004 12:00Several days ago, approximately 4000 indigenous guaranis occupied oil-bearing lands of international businesses in the area of Camiri (Tarija, Bolivia).
(bolivia.indymedia.org, 29/04/2004 17:21)
Translated to English by Sevvie
15-05-2004 17:00So someone mentions the local elections in Liverpool article on "ALTERNATIVE VOTES", and we inform one another of who's standing where ie the non-mainstream parties, ie the ones without megabucks or media/press backing. Yes so now I know there is a Communist standing, people know there are 6 not 5 SLPers standing, then of course we know there is Democratic Socialist Alliance, then we know there is a party called 'Liverpool Labour Community Party', OK so it's taken off the main page, which I disagree with, then it's taken off the Liverpool Newswire as if it didn't exist, so tell me something what makes Indymedia any better than the capitalist/establishment media/press who deny working class people coverage of our daily lives and struggles, like Thomas McKay who's facing eviction, who deny working class organisations fair and balanced coverage.
The article "Alternative votes", so tell me what makes Liverpool Indymedia any better than the Liverpool Echo / Daily Post, or the BBC or ITV? One of the fundemental UN human rights is the right to freedom of speech, providing it doesn't encroach on the rights of others, ie racist propaganda, anti-muslim, anti-catholic or anti-protestant, sexist, homophobic, ageist, or even that one our wonderful bourgeois (middle class) society chooses to overlook "CLASS PREJUDICE", so tell me Liverpool Indymedia, you block, censor and deny freedom of speech to parties who aren't part of the capitalist system, sure they're hierarchical, just like the family is heirarchical, ie a mother and a father, head of the household. Just like Indymedia is heirarchical, at least I can complain to the press complaint commission if I'm bothered, I can complain to the Liverpool Echo's editor, or I could organise a protest and encourage the press/media to give a issue coverage. So tell me Liverpool Indymedia who are the shadows in the dark deciding what postings get censored, and which one don't get censored??? Who do I appeal to, what's his/her name, etc...
‘Development Flows from the Barrel of a Gun’
(Vikas Bandook Ki Nall Se)
India, 2003 (54 min)
This film presents and examines orchestrated state violence against indigenous and local peoples when they rally and protest against development projects on their lands.
14-05-2004 11:51On Wednesday 19th of May the DAF electricians will have been on strike for a year.
For the last 52 weeks they have continued their struggle against DAF electrics and the collusion of UNISON with their employer at the expense of their so called members! There will be a meeting at the Friends Meeting House 19th May at 7.30 in support of them.