UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
09-06-2009 11:04Report on yesterday's impromptu anti-fascist demo in Lancaster
09-06-2009 01:57July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change
The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY invites you to join us in July for a 10-day trip to Venezuela examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change.
08-06-2009 23:29Below is the statement that was handed out by the group of anarcha-feminists who took the stage at the anarchist conference to talk about sexism in the movement and in capitalist society.
08-06-2009 22:13Yes, our rolling free film programme continues this month with 56a presentation of a recently made fil about Lucio, an anarchist bankrobber, kidnapper and bricklayer. Full Unemployment Cinema also present Pitfall, a marvellous 1960's Japanese classic.
08-06-2009 21:52An analysis of the rise of the British National Party in the UK as a result of the mainstream political elite ignoring the working class. Argues that this has happened across Europe, resulting in the rise of the far Right as a direct consequence of the failure of neo-liberal economic individualism. Suggests that a new class-based analysis is required to challenge the breakdown of politics.
08-06-2009 18:27A call to resistance!
08-06-2009 14:23After Labour defeat and BNP gains Taking Soundings invites to a discussion on the perspective of radical left politics with the Red Pepper editor Hillary Wainwright.
Monday 22nd June 6pm, Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds Metropolitan University
08-06-2009 06:42[removed] is a national of Somalia and was resident in Hillingdon, Uxbridge until August 2008, after which she was moved to NASS Section 4 accommodation in Ilford, East London. It was a real struggle to keep her in London and close to her community, but we achieved it because she is in therapy at the Helen Bamber Foundation for PTSD.
This will showcase community based sustainable methods of living such as vegetable growing, compost toilets. They in the process of setting up tents and are cleaning the site of rubbish.
07-06-2009 10:59Bagua, Peru (June 6, 2009) – In the early morning hours on Friday, Peruvian Special Forces staged a violent raid on a group of indigenous people at a peaceful blockade on a road outside of Bagua in a remote area of the northern Peruvian Amazon resulting in 25 civilians confirmed dead and over a hundred wounded. Over 600 police attacked several thousand unarmed Awajun and Wambis indigenous peoples including many women and children and forcibly dispersed them using tear gas and live ammunition.
07-06-2009 00:16ACT NOW DIRECTOR, A FORMER AID WORKER, ON HUNGER STRIKE IN LONDON
Tim Martin, a former aid worker and the Campaign Director of Act Now, is on an indefinite hunger strike outside Parliament, London since Monday 18th May. Tim is calling upon US President Obama to intervene in the crisis in Sri Lanka and has presented a clear list of demands to protect the civilian population from further devastation. Tim’s full letter to the American president was delivered to the American Embassy on the first day of his hunger strike.
The last week has witnessed an escalation in confrontation between the
local community of Rossport, Co. Mayo, and the oil corporation shell.
CARS DESTROYED AT HOME OF NOVARTIS EXECUTIVE (Switzerland)
MEAT TRUCKS ATTACKED (Germany)
EFFIGY OF VIVISECTOR HUNG AT RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Uruguay)
WINDOWS SMASHED, PAINTED AT THREE FUR SHOPS (Finland)
ATTACKS ON POULTRY INDUSTRY (Colombia)
INCENDIARY DEVICE DAMAGES PAVING MACHINE (Mexico)
06-06-2009 10:05OXFORD PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN AND VIVA PALESTINA
INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC MEETING
AID TO GAZA
7.30pm, Tuesday 9 June
Oxford Town Hall
Drivers who participated in the Viva Palestina aid convoy to Gaza will be telling us about their experience of travelling to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid in the aftermath of the Israeli onslaught earlier this year.
We will also hear about the ongoing importance of this work in the face of the continuing blockade of Gaza and the long term effects of the war.
05-06-2009 17:47With every passing day, a new article about the recent death of a comrade in France appears in the bourgeois press. The story uncoils piece by piece. We will keep on following the events, therefore keep an eye on our website, as soon as any updates are available, they will be published there. For the ones, who speak French, are not in prison and have access to Internet, we recommend the website for the anarchist publication “Cette Semaine”, www.cettesemaine.free.fr (which is always worth reading). These words were written around the 15th of May.