UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
18-06-2009 14:05We call to Corfu, 27-28 June 2009, all people who resist and rise up against fortress Europe.
Ten years ago today and a global Carnival Against Capital was erupting across the world with co-ordinated protests taking place in over 40 countries on June 18th 1999.
Directly targeting financial centres the J18 day of International Action was stunning in its scale and ran alongside the G7/G8 meeting in Koln Germany. It followed the Global Street Party that had been held alongside the G7/G8 meeting in Birmingham in 1998 and co-ordinated through Reclaim The Streets.
To remember it, here's a set of 23 pictures from London J18 courtesy of a photographer who was there for the morning and the party, but who missed the ensuing riot as police fought to regain control of the City of London.
The reasons for struggle are greater now than then, and climate change and economic meltdowns threaten the lives and livelihoods of us all.
17-06-2009 22:53Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader and icon of Burmese people and also hope for Burma.19 June is her 64th Birthday and people around the world celebrate the day for her.
17-06-2009 21:33Call for ALL non-Tamil activists & Autonomous Block in London to come out and support this demo!
Mass Protest March This Saturday starts at 1pm from Hyde Park Corner.
March to save the Tamils in Sri Lanka, in the face of naked Sinhalese fascism
- a conservative estimate of 50,000 Tamils, mainly civilians , have been killed this year
- Mass cover-up of war-crimes, use of chemical weapons, mass graves
- 280,000+ civilians who have been displaced by the military offensive against the Tamil Tigers are living in appalling conditions where disease is rife and where there are insufficient medical supplies. Young girls being abducted from the camps, dissenters are disappeared
- Ship carrying medical aid refused entry on June 4th and turned away from Sri Lanka
- Continued ongoing repression of independent media & of government critics
FASCISM IS ALIVE & WELL IN THE 21st CENTURY IN SRI LANKA, while the world stands idly by.
17-06-2009 17:52Gunmen have shot dead a policeman in an early morning attack in the Greek capital, Athens.
BOMB THREAT AT WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY (Netherlands)
ELF SABOTAGE DIGGER (Italy)
ARSON ATTACK AGAINST POLICE VEHICLE IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE IN PERU (Mexico)
DOZENS OF TELMEX PHONES SABOTAGED (Mexico)
17-06-2009 13:27An event to discuss ideas and plan for action to tackle racism and work for a society where no one is illegal
17-06-2009 10:52Once again there is unrest in a UK Immigration Removal Centre
16-06-2009 15:10Get there and get noisy!
15-06-2009 22:58Hundreds of BNP fascists will be gathering at the Kimberley Hotel in Blackpool on Saturday June 20th, you celebrate the fact that they are now a mainstream political party.
15-06-2009 21:50On Sunday, June 7th a group of anarcha-feminists took the Stage at the Anarchist Conference 09 to protest about sexist oppression within the movement. They projected a film and read out a statement.