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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive

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Bond of hate: The BNP and the British Freedom Fighters

26-09-2009 16:53

What’s on under the suit? Two faces of Shaun Grimsley.
The BNP has shunned the old image of the “boots and braces” skinhead, instead favouring cheap suits, old school shoes and tacky gold jewellery. Simon Cressy proves that the neo-nazi bootboys in the BNP haven’t gone away.

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Copenhagen Mass action against Coal Plant today

26-09-2009 16:19

Today in Copenhagen is a large mass action against a Coal Power Station near to the city. Breaking news is of one mass 'preventative' arrest of activists from one of the two blocks (green / purple) and the cops attacking another group with truncheons. A hole has been cut in the fence of the plant at the rear. The action is continuing...

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Honduran President Zelaya: Israeli mercenaries are planning to assassinate me

26-09-2009 14:07

Zelaya accuses the junta government of injecting toxic gas into the embassy
Three months since the US-instigated coup in Honduras, ousted president Manuel Zelaya claims being subjected to mind-altering gas and radiation. Furthermore, he fears being assassinated by Israeli mercenaries.

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Promoting Corporate Welfare

26-09-2009 11:55

Unemployment Benefits give Businesses a 90% wage bill reduction. While Unemployment is at high, benefits rates are at an all time, historical low. This is resulting in a nett transfer of wealth from private individuals to shareholders.

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Honduras coup resistance (by Latuff)

25-09-2009 19:41

Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Nationalist campaign by Unite union bureaucracy over Vauxhall-Opel takeover

25-09-2009 18:57

The sell-off of General Motors’ European operations, Opel and Vauxhall, to the Canadian-Russian consortium Magna has elicited a poisonous “us first” response by the trade unions involved, that stomps all over any notion of class solidarity.

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Stop the ID Card Con - Don't be a Guinea Pig

25-09-2009 06:19

Why pick on Manchester and the North West? The government thought it could force people working at Manchester Airport to be guinea-pigs for the national ID card. It was wrong. The airlines and unions saw no benefits and said 'NO'. The government backed down. It is now spending your tax money trying to get people in the region to 'volunteer' instead.

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Mass Action to shut down coal plant, Copenhagen, this Sat

24-09-2009 23:12

Green block and purple block
Success critera for Shut It Down Saturday 26th September, Copenhagen

1. enter a power plant and to shut down the production
2. confront politicians and energy companies with direct action, challenging the existing system
3. to evoke international recognition of the intentness of climate movements
4. mobilise people for climate activism by participating in an creative, colourful and integrating action
5. and finally to raise awareness about the conflict between coal power and climate change

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G20 Pittsburgh Today: Black Bloc, Tear Gas, Cops Etc

24-09-2009 22:44

PITTSBURGH — Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world's major economies.

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Protest at Border Agency offices in Derby

24-09-2009 07:22

As part of a growing number of solidarity actions with the oppression of migrants in Calais there will be a demonstration on Monday morning at the Border Agency offices in Derby.

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We are stopping IMF and the World Bank!

23-09-2009 21:45

Our call to anarchist and anti-authoritarian comrades

Global capitalist elites will be welcomed by insurgent and resistance fires on the streets when they come to Istanbul to deliberate their neo-exploitation plans.

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Protest in Cardiff Against the destruction of the Jungle

23-09-2009 19:08

Freedom of movement and Equality for all!
Protest outside the UK Border Agency offices in Cardiff in solidarity with people in Calais who have recently had their homes bulldozed.

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Butane bomb left at Novartis & MaxMara painted

23-09-2009 19:03

September 23, 2009 - Mexico

September 22, 2009 - Italy

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Pittsburg G20 protests beset by cop hassle before main events

23-09-2009 16:43

Pittsburgh plays host this week to the G-20 summit, a gathering of leaders of the world's largest national economies and the European Union. And, as with many past international summits, protest groups are embroiled in legal battles over their ability to voice opposition to international political and corporate elites.

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Stop Camden Bio Hazard Lab - letter from UCL provost Malcom Grant regarding lab.

23-09-2009 13:05

There are plans to build a deadly virus containment facility and animal testing lab in Camden on a Camden council house estate, Somers Town. The lab could be level 3 facility which means that it could contain deadly pathogens such as anthrax and bird flu. Foot and Mouth disease was leaked from govt facility Pirbright in Surrey. We wrote to Malcom Grant provost for the UCL and asked that the UCL provide education services for vulnerable young people in place of a lab.

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Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?

23-09-2009 07:48

Protesting Vancouver Peace Summit and Spiritual Dream Team

Will the Dalai Lama Speak Out against the Alberta Tar Sands in Calgary?

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Filipino workers say "Never Again"

23-09-2009 02:59

Filipino workers say "Never Again"
Workers belonging to the Coalition Against Contractualization (KONTRA) today marched to Mendiola to mark the anniversary of the signing of Proclamation 1081 that imposed Martial Law 37 years ago and to reaffirm their vows to never again let the country slip into darkness.

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End torture in Western Sahara campaigners demand

22-09-2009 22:48

Western Sahara Campaigners mark International Peace Day with a demand for the immediate end to torture

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fotos and report from titnore woods picnic

22-09-2009 22:25

the gates of hell
The family picnic was a very sociable day, blessed by amazing weather. Here's a report from the action bit...
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