UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
23-07-2009 16:27that NB and similar campaigns do nothing for migrants and do a dis-service to the rest of us
22-07-2009 22:55Cambridge activists sabotage machinery in a bid to slow down the building work of a new Tescos's on Mill Road
22-07-2009 12:07"So why are these free speech crusaders so soft on the coup regime in Honduras?
Probably because IAPA representatives in Honduras have been central to the coup.
For instance, Roberto Micheletti, who was installed by the coup as de facto president, is the owner of various companies, including the newspaper La Tribuna.
One of his associates at the newspaper is Edgardo Dumas Rodriguez, a Honduran representative to the IAPA. "
22-07-2009 07:38UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan July 2009
Who Will Read This Report? It has an anodyne sounding name but reveals more about Afghanistan than all the spin put out by military strategists and refugee haters.
21-07-2009 23:52Winter 1980-81 in France saw the French Communist Party (PCF) use its municipal power to attack immigrants in Paris, with the Vitry-sur-Seine council organising bulldozers to stop the construction of a hostel for 300 workers from Mali (therefore leaving them homeless) and leading member Robert Hue, mayor of Montigny-lès-Cormeilles, leading a march against immigrants he had labelled “drug traffickers”. Now again in 2009 the chauvinism of France’s institutional left has reared its ugly head.
21-07-2009 20:36Here are some reports of today's activities at the occupied wind-turbine blade factroy in Newport on the Isle of Wight. There has been an amazing amount of quick and dynamic solidarity shown with those in occupation but more is always needed. Today the cops entered the site and also stopped food from being delivered to the occupiers.
20-07-2009 21:15LORD JUSTICE THOMAS instructed the prison authorities holding Mr. Grant not to produce him for his Habeas Corpus application hearing before him tomorrow morning.
20-07-2009 18:59“If, as now appears not impossible, the Honduran Coup can be defeated by the large majority of ordinary people largely independently of the actions of the governments, that would be a greater victory for popular struggles than any other sequence of events.”
That is the authentic story from Honduras: the story written by its own people, from below.
And that’s why the “talks” in Costa Rica were a circus sideshow.
From here on out, it’s all about “Citizen Power,” the immediate history of the steps the people of Honduras take to organize their own freedom and a more authentic democracy. That’s been our focus here for the past month. And it will continue to be the central thrust of our reporting.
Update: Here's an important development in international solidarity with the popular movements of Honduras:
The International Transport Workers Federation has called upon its four-and-a-half million members in 656 labor unions worldwide (it includes Longshoremen, Teamsters and Seafarers among other union sectors in the US and throughout the world) to refuse to load or unload products from the 650 merchant ships that are registered under the Honduran flag for as long as the coup regime is in place."
40 HENS LIBERATED (Netherlands)
HUNTING CLUB BURNT TO THE GROUND (Sweden)
NEW STRIKE AGAINST DUFFY'S CIRCUS (Ireland)
LEATHER SHOPS SET ON FIRE (Mexico)
FUR SHOP & OWNER'S HOME SPRAY-PAINTED (Sweden)
MEAT EXPORTER VANDALIZED (Australia)
LOCKS GLUED AT MEAT MARKETS (Mexico)
ANGLERS LOCKED OUT OF THEIR VEHICLES (Ireland)
A LITTLE SQUIRT OF GLUE (Mexico)
20-07-2009 10:51A new report ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ released today by detainee rights charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) reveals the unacceptable human cost of indefinite immigration detention in the UK and calls on the government to halt its plans to increase detention capacity.
20-07-2009 10:24Sorry for the repost but thought people might be interested in this article. We would also like to open debate on this so leave a comment on the Last Hours site.
Earlier in the year it seemed to be accepted almost as fact that this summer would see waves of unrest and street riots. But half way through summer none have happened. Peter Hogan takes a brief overview of the reasons why people haven’t come out onto the street in any great numbers.
20-07-2009 09:48Es el futuro de los trabajadores, de los pueblos de Centroamérica y América Latina el que se encuentra en juego en esta batalla decisiva en Honduras.
From behind the 20ft walls of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre, there is not much view of the outside world. For the Iloba family who, after five years in the UK, were bundled into the back of a van to be deported, there is also little to view for the future. Betty Iloba and her children, Toby (18), Saskia (17), and Emmanuel (14), spoke of how they were sent to the UK by their policeman father, who feared for their lives, just months before he himself was killed.