UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
02-10-2009 18:41Update from Kennedy Road by Abahlali_3 on Thu, 2009-10-01 in Kennedy Road
Friends and comrades, the movement is still under attack in Kennedy Road and the police are still failing to protect us. The settlement is now run by the chairperson of the local ANC branch, Jackson Gumede, and his armed mob. Gumede is asking people to show ANC cards. Senior people in the ANC and the police continue to offer open and public support for the attacks. None of the people that attacked us and destroyed our homes have been arrested. Many of us are still sleeping in the bush and in the streets. There has been another death in hospital. Our members from across 34 settlements in Durban, and some from other settlements as far away as Cape Town, will soon meet in a secret location. We will formulate a plan of action and draft and issue a full and official press statement.
02-10-2009 14:56Corporate murder, environmental crimes:
Vedanta plc, DfID and the Indian State
PUBLIC MEETING AND FILM SCREENING
Saturday 17th Oct 2-4pm LSE
02-10-2009 14:20If political parties are looking for painless cuts in public spending, New Deal fraudulent training courses should be their top priority.
02-10-2009 13:17As the next election looms, we debate what kind of government working-class people need.
Saying that the country needs to unite in order to confront and address the calamities brought about by typhoon Ondoy, Akbayan Party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Monday asked every Filipino here in the Philippines and those overseas to summon their Bayanihan spirit and help the victims in any way possible.
01-10-2009 22:40There is a protest on Saturday 3rd October 12 noon at the Houses of Parliament against mandatory Swine flu vaccinations.
01-10-2009 19:33The second issue of anarchist free-sheet The Leveller has been published.
MAX & CO. STORE VANDALIZED
September 28, 2009 - Mexico
ABUSED HORSES FREED
01-10-2009 13:59Free Western Sahara campaigners descended on Brighton for the Labour Party Conference and made sure that this forgotten conflict was at the forefront of people's minds
01-10-2009 11:21We would like to invite you to the talk
"Turning words into actions: The use of community organising methods in implementing the findings of the Independent Asylum Commission"
by Jonathan Cox, Citizens for Sanctuary which will take place on Monday 5th October from 4.00-5:30 pm in the Conference Suite, University Staff Club, University Park Campus.
The lecture is part of the 'Open Seminar Series' organised by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ). Everybody is welcome, join us for drinks afterwards!
01-10-2009 10:07The Lambeth Branch of UNISON - the second largest trade union in the UK - has voted to establish environmental reps in workplaces across the Borough. At a meeting of the Lambeth Branch Committee on 15th September, Branch activists agreed to encourage Lambeth UNISON members to elect environmental representatives within their places of work.
30-09-2009 20:41Unemployed Workers Union (UWU) started in Cambridge to fight for improved welfare conditions.
30-09-2009 15:36"Facusse’s proposal is in effect on behalf of The Third Coup, or at least a trial balloon toward its attempt. But beyond its whacky proposals above, The Third Coup has an even more fatal flaw: It was developed in a back room by rich and powerful magnates, without so much a consulting, much less dialoging with, a single worker, or farmer, or student, much less their organizations that represent the great mass of the mobilized Honduran people. For it is their power from below that has prevented both malicious coups this year from triumphing. No regime - not any more - can hold on to power in Honduras unless it sufficiently satisfies the amalgam of social movements that are now popularly referred to as The Resistance.
Furthermore, to attempt to reward Micheletti just two days after he bared his despotic teeth – in effect, betraying his other coup plotters in their lust for portraying this pustch as “not a coup” - with a lifetime unelected post in Congress, as Facusse’s proposal does, indicates a mindset so far removed from the realities demonstrated over the past summer, so profoundly out of touch with the overwhelming sentiment of the majority of his countrymen and women, that it offers a glass window into the mysterious mind of the oligarch, trying one more time to extract advantage over everybody else, even as his best made plans come crashing down all around him."
30-09-2009 08:51Fresh from the frontlines and hot off the press, the seventh issue of the rebellious and anarchic zine known as ‘325′ is out now. For 5 years this publishing project has existed and thanks are due to all those who have contributed a letter, article, report, stone, barricade, molotov and flame of insight.