UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-05-2009 19:38The Coroners and Justice Bill is currently going through Parliament. Inquests into the deaths of prisoners are currently automatically heard before juries, yet the new Bill seeks to abolish this. Inquests concerning the deaths of all people held in custody or state detention should be held before juries.
Note: this is a repeat of the programme originally broadcasted on Thursday 7th of May.
15 -17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd)
From 7-9PM, we will screen films about the Visteon factory occupation and show images; workers from the Enfield factory will speak about the occupation and their ongoing dispute with Ford.
From 9PM-2AM, we will have an acoustic set, followed by DJs.
12-05-2009 15:07Since May 2007 award winning paediatrician and human rights activist, Binayak Sen has been held at Raipur Jail on false charges. Protest outside the High Commision of India, Aldwych.
12-05-2009 09:11Anti-deportation campaigners encase themselves in concrete and glass to stop mass deportation flight to Iraq
Campaigners from the Stop Deportation Network and the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees are blockading Colnbrook detention centre, near Heathrow airport, to stop 45 Iraqi refugees being forcibly deported to Iraqi Kurdistan on a specially chartered flight. Six protesters have encased their arms in glass and plastic tubes and concrete blocks, blocking the entrance to Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres. The coaches to carry deportees to the airport have not been able to leave.
12-05-2009 08:17An article that explores the political and social attitudes of working class young people. To see the article with active links please go to http://theleftluggage.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/thatcher%e2%80%99s-children/
12-05-2009 07:46Keep the BNP out
The special occasion? Closing down HLS!
11-05-2009 22:41Finkelstein Thompson LLP is currently investigating possible shareholder claims arising from potential breaches of fiduciary duty by certain executives and directors of Life Sciences Research, Inc. (NYSE: LSR) in connection with the proposal by Andrew Baker, LSR's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of LSR for a price of $7.50 per share pursuant to a letter dated March 3, 2009. See http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/423787.html
11-05-2009 14:30Is the "Face Hijackers" on Facebook anything to do with the real Space Hijackers? There is one [we need a tank] with what appears to be the REAL Spacehijacker people....Mayday and so on as the admins then there is another one run by other people including William Hudson from Housmans Bookshop which looks like a fake...they too are asking for donations for a tank! What is going on? Who is the real Spacehijackers? What is going on? will the real Spacehijackers please stand up?
10-05-2009 11:44Direct actions, demonstrations, appeals and events against the G8 summit in Italy
10-05-2009 09:22In 2006, Nottingham City Council commissioned a report by Hardmoor Associates into the way the council works. When the report was delivered it described the institution as "dysfunctional." The council made numerous attempts to prevent the release of the highly critical report. However, in February the Evening Post was able to obtain a leaked copy and now the document has made its way onto a publicly available filesharing site, so its criticisms can be seen by everybody in the city.
10-05-2009 07:44Employing myriad tactics and strategies, those of us pursuing empty cages will prevail, and, as another steadfast ally of mine, Dr. Steve Best, stated in a speech he gave at Oxford in 2005, "wipe vivisection off the map." I yearn for that day.
George Bernard Shaw