UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
17-09-2009 12:15The English Defence League are planning a protest in the Welsh city of Newport on the 24th October.
FIRES AT HOMES OF HLS LENDERS (Luxembourg)
EXPLOSIVE ATTACK AT MAXMARA STORE (Mexico)
PHEASANT PENS TRASHED (UK)
GRAFFITI AND PAINT AGAINST ANIMAL EXHIBIT (Uruguay)
CROW RELEASED FROM LARSEN TRAP (UK)
PROTESTS AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL LAB HEAT UP HANNOVER (Germany)
TRACTOR BURNED AT PHEASANT FARM (Italy)
CONSTRUCTION SITE SABOTAGED (UK)
PHEASANT FARM PAINT BOMBED, CROW LIBERATED (Italy)
15-09-2009 13:53Forestry Commission workers this morning re-started clear-felling large areas of plantation in preparation for a new open cast coal mine. When the clear-felling started in June, Mainshill solidarity camp was set up to stop work on the site and occupy it, preventing any further felling and preventing any of the wood being removed from the site. Support is needed to prevent this destruction.
15-09-2009 12:07A group of activists from the Workers' Fightback group amongst others are currently picketing strike-breakers Assist Streetcare at their depot in Aintree, Liverpool, and they need your help!
15-09-2009 10:48‘Was Karl Marx Right? Understanding the Credit Crunch’ is the title of a new Workers' Educational Association (WEA) course starting on Tuesday 15 September 2009 at the Unitarian Church hall, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, over 10 weeks from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm.
15-09-2009 08:39Wednesday 23rd September, 19:00, St. Brides Centre, Douglas, South Lanarkshire
with Dr. Dick Van Steenis & unveiling the results of the Coal Health Study
Since the Camp for Climate Action in Mainshill Wood, community activists have been working hard to expose the real and devastating health impacts to local communities of open cast coal mining. Since a vastly inadequate amount of research has been done into these impacts, the campaign has done it itself.
14-09-2009 22:29Dean Cain was remanded today and has gone to HMP Preston in Lancashire. We don't know how long he will be there for yet, he may well move again soon - more details to come.
14-09-2009 20:40Having publicised their situation throughout and beyond Glasgow, Hamiltonhill Action Group have now gained the support of the Scottish Tenants Organisation as well as neighbouring estates giving further signs of solidarity and support. The Action Group are holding a weekly stall immediately outside GHA headquarters and have made contact with several other resident’s groups in Glasgow. There have also been a large number of unaffiliated social housing residents coming up to the stall to share stories and generally showing GHA that Glasgow is supporting the campaign for better social housing, whether it is in Possil, Parkhead or Pollokshields.
14-09-2009 18:38To kick start Bristol co-mutiny three vehicles were sabotaged at a Somerset site constructing unaffordable housing (urban sprawl for the middle class).
14-09-2009 17:10"So, in effect, since the earliest days of the coup regime in Honduras, the U.S. has done little more than repackage and rebroadcast the same aid cuts to appease the media and to compliment its rhetorical position of being against the coup. But behind the scenes, the economic effect of the aid cuts has been little more than symbolic posturing."
"Henry Kissinger was brutally honest about the U.S. diplomatic reality in Latin America, when commenting decades ago on the government of democratically elected President Salvador Allende of Chile — who was overthrown in a 1973 U.S.-backed coup that led to Allende’s assassination and a subsequent reign of terror by the dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon
Under Secretary of State Clinton, that fundamentally anti-democratic foreign policy appears to continue to be the status quo for Latin America — absent a much more hands-on effort to change that course by the president of the United States.
13-09-2009 23:36We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system!
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!
13-09-2009 10:16Today, once again, the English Defence League (EDL) has declared its intention to hold a "peaceful protest" against "militant Islam." However, their choice of target once again demonstrates that they are either unwilling or unable to differentiate militant Islam from ordinary Muslims and Arabs struggling against very real oppression.