UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-08-2009 22:58Media Release
International Action Day Against Uranium Mining:
Ranua Rescue Action Day With Actions In Several Countries
Helsinki/Magdeburg Activists of the 'Nuclear Heritage Network', a
international network of anti-nuclear activists, call for tomorrow's
international action day against Uranium mining. Following a call for
help of residents of the Finnish community Ranua, activists of the
growing anti-nuclear movement of Finland decided to initiate
solidarity actions. On Thursday in several countries events will take
The arguments used for the installation of seven air and naval US bases in Colombia are an insult to intelligence.
The Yankee forces could promote a dirty war as they did in Nicaragua, and even recruit soldiers of foreign nationalities who are trained by them and attack any country. But the combative, brave and patriotic people of Colombia would hardly let itself be dragged into a war against a people from a sister nation like Venezuela.
12-08-2009 15:01Since the G20 protest in London this year the policing methods used over April 1st and 2nd have been dissected and discussed regularly in the media and in parliament. Reports have been produced and protests condemning police violence have been organised. Thousands of words have been published both in mainstream and independent media sources discussing civil liberties and issues around the right to protest. But has anything actually changed?
Beyond the basic questions of who really did it, and all the hows and whys that go with it, diving into 9/11 truth for many becomes a personal and even spiritual process. It stirs us to ask deep and profound questions:
Who am I and what do I really believe? How do I know what I know? How would it change my life if I admit that “Dad” or any authority figure is really capable of the unthinkable? What does it mean to wake up and tell the truth every day -- to myself, first, and then to those around me who may ridicule me for what I say?
11-08-2009 06:56Self-Harm in Immigration detention April/May/June 2009
10-08-2009 23:506th-10th August
HUNTING/FISHING SHOP PAINTED AND GLUED (Ireland)
CANARIES FLY TO FREEDOM (Mexico)
ANGLER'S VEHICLE REDECORATED (UK)
FUR SHOP STAINED WITH RED PAINT (Mexico)
HUNTING TOWERS TOPPLED (Sweden)
By the Left Lion in Nottingham Market Square
10-08-2009 14:07"The coup d'état that rocked Honduras in late June and removed democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya from office, sending him into exile in Costa Rica, was preceded by a multi-million dollar build-up of foreign aid from a U.S. agency that includes on its board of directors the president of the International Republican Institute as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
That taxpayer-funded agency, called the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), oversees a multi-billion dollar foreign-aid fund called the Millennium Challenge Account. It was established in 2004 under the Bush administration as means of combating terrorism by funding development in poor nations under a strict neo-conservative free-trade model."
(written after the NATO summit in Strasbourg, France, April 2009)
"I'm afraid we lost the Berzi family. Thanks to the many people who sent faxes and messages of encouragement the family felt people cared about them. There was both local and national support for Samia and her family, their MP Gwyn Prosser intervened but was unsuccessful in persuading the Immigration Minister to stay the removal."
Berzi Family Belong to Dover
Kent News: Campaign for family facing deportation
We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders!
We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!
09-08-2009 21:46The Free West Papua Campaign announce…
14th August 2009 – DAY OF THE BROKEN PROMISE
Demonstration at the Dutch and Indonesian Embassies
LONDON: Friday 14th August 2009
Starting at 13.00 outside the Netherlands Embassy, 38 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DP
To mark the 47th anniversary of the signing of the New York Agreement in which all Papuans were promised the right to participate in an act of self-determination we invite you to a demonstration at the Dutch and Indonesian embassies. We will be demanding that the governments of the Netherlands and Indonesia put right the broken promise they made to the people of West Papua.
09-08-2009 21:31Saharawi students due to attend a course in the UK have been prevented from travelling, interrogated and violently assaulted by the Moroccan police. Please contact the Moroccan Ministry of Justice and the British Ambassador to Morocco to help ensure their safety.