UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
09-08-2009 08:52A second parliamentary report in a week criticises the government over its involvement in torture and rendition, at the end of last month, a legal charity brought a court case against the government over its involvement in rendering foreign nationals through British territory, on Friday the High Court revealed further MI5 involvement in torture in Morocco and today Miliband and Johnson write in the Telegraph in support of it...
08-08-2009 17:10With the threat of eviction getting ever closer,
we're planning a demonstration outside
Basildon council offices to back the
presentation of a LEGAL MEMORANDUM which
argues that under international law if Basildon
evict Dale Farm by force they are obliged to re-settle
the community together on another location.
07-08-2009 22:19Around ten Iranian exiles have been on hunger strike outside the US embassy in London for the past eleven days in protest at alleged brutality by Iraqi forces against Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, at least twelve of whom have been killed, 500 injured and 26 taken hostage according to the protesters.
There will be a rally outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair on Saturday, 8 August, from 7pm.
06-08-2009 22:21Earlier today we published a piec about six Western Saharan students on way to Oxford for a workshop who were taken off their plane and staged a hungerstrike protest in the airport terminal. We have just found out that earlier this evening they were beaten and arrested by police and driven to an as yet unkonw destination. Please help us to help them - www.freesahara.ning.com
06-08-2009 18:37Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports
06-08-2009 17:41There is one thing that can be counted on with absolute certainly in this relativistic world: there is a protected species which no one even dares to cross, certainly not in the mainstream media. This group can now get away with anything, and the MSM refuses to offer a contrary point of view.
06-08-2009 15:21EVICTION OF VESTAS SCHEDULED FOR MIDDAY TOMORROW (Friday)
06-08-2009 12:48Reports coming through of strike action by postal workers from tomorrow (Friday) through to Tuesday & beyond: Coventry, Birmingham, and Stoke-on-Trent.
Call for solidarity.
06-08-2009 12:41One of the great dividing lines of politics in the 21st century will be between those who advocate the extension of the principle of free, universally available public services into new areas and those who wish to see public provision rolled-back, pared down and targeted on the ‘means-tested’ poor.
06-08-2009 11:02A reminder of the need this Saturday to oppose fascists marching in Birmingham, with meet-up advert.
06-08-2009 10:17Shawn Hatting reflects on the rebellions sweeping South Africa. Abahlali baseMjondolo, a mass movement entirely independent of political party or NGO control, emerged out of the last series of local revolts in 2004. What will come out of this series of local rebellions?
06-08-2009 08:38Blog now up for 31st Oct/1st Nov anarchist/autonomous anti-prison event in Brighton.
President Suleiman asked for the full and unconditional implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1701, for the preservation of Lebanon’s "right to defend itself and liberate its land by all legitimate and available means”.
NOVARTIS CEO'S HUNTING LODGE DESTROYED
August 4, 2009 - UK
WARNING PAINTED AT NOVARTIS SUBSIDIARY
05-08-2009 14:56"This morning’s televised threat by coup General Romeo Vásquez Velásquez to “go after them” – the leaders of the civil resistance to the coup – also included broadcasters and journalists.
Radio Globo, after its first shutdown at the hands of military soldiers, won a court order to reopen and has broadcasted constantly since June 29. If not for its news team and conductors and the thousands of calls they have received live on the air from Honduran citizens, the nationwide public would not know the real facts about what has been happening to their country."