UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
25-10-2009 19:31We 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!
25-10-2009 18:49Brilliantly edited by Paola Mandato, featuring footage from Ramattan News Agency Gaza, Al Jazeera, International Solidarity Movement activists and Spanish film maker Alberto Arce.
25-10-2009 14:04Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBoS) have just changed their current account charges. I realise that sounds a topic more suited to Radio 4's 'Money Box' but in many cases it will drive poor people from manageable poverty into crime.
25-10-2009 11:45The International School for Bottom-Up Organizing (ISBO) received news this week that one of our comrades and youth Organisers in Colombia was sent an email death threat by an alleged paramilitary group for organinising in his local community, & involvement with our International School. We have been mobilising & sending out word far and wide this week believing that the best protection for our comrade is raising as much hell as possible!!
23-10-2009 23:04The first coverage of the postal workers strike from Manchester.
23-10-2009 18:14"The coup was held on June 28 precisely to stop a non-binding referendum – one that asked if Hondurans wanted the right to vote for or against a new Constitution – but the regime’s own insistence on holding faux “elections” on November 29 inadvertently provides the people with the opportunity to do the very thing the coup was intended to stop: To put up ballot boxes outside of every “official” polling place and survey the people on that original question.
Now that the Honduran civil resistance and its diverse social movements are so much better organized in every town and city than ever before, the little bird asked, why not utilize the November 29 date of the regime’s sham “elections” to hold a real referendum?"
23-10-2009 03:44A masked man was wearing a BNP armband, a swastika, a Griffin mask in whjat was made to look like an "ironic" attack on the BNp...however when thsi guy took off his maks we were told that he is Fascist Dave Gardener...is this true? He was also setting fire to things.
FOUR MINK FARMS RAIDED IN ONE NIGHT! (Spain)
MINK FARMER RUINED AFTER RAID (France)
OPEN SEASON ON HUNTER'S CARS (Italy)
FUR SHOP OWNER GETS A HOME VISIT (UK)
BURNING BURGER KING LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT SKY (Mexico)
SIGN TEMPTS BEE LIBERATOR (USA)
HUNT CLUB ADVERTISEMENTS PAINTBOMBED (Ireland)
DOGS ABUSED BY HUNTERS RESCUED (Spain)
SUSANNE FUR SHOP PAINTED (Spain)
10 CHICKENS RESCUED FROM MEANINGLESS SUFFERING (Czech Republic)
BIRD LIBERATED, CAGE DESTROYED (Spain)
MAGPIE FREED FROM HUNTER'S CAGE (Spain)
22-10-2009 21:10The Western Animal Rights Network is calling on its supporters to help stop the nazi BNP meeting in Hereford. NO PARASAN!
22-10-2009 15:06Shell's high-profile annual recruitment event at Oxford's Randolph Hotel was disrupted last night when members of the audience invaded the stage and took over the event. Around 20 campaigners from Thames Valley Climate Action  targeted the 6.30pm event in protest at the company's major involvement in Canada's Tar Sands, as well as their collusion in human rights abuses in Nigeria and Ireland, their destructive drilling in the Arctic, and their contribution to climate change.
22-10-2009 14:00When Islam for the UK, a front for the Islamist militant group Al-Muhajiroun, announced their intention to "March for Shariah," I put out a plea on Indymedia that the march "must be met with opposition, not from the fascists of the far-right, but from those whose resistance is grounded in working-class unity, anti-fascism, and anti-capitalism." There have been several small, but hopeful, developments since then...
22-10-2009 13:29The postal workers’ struggle is as vital for democracy as any national event in recent years. The campaign against them is part of a historic shift from the last vestiges of political democracy in Britain to a corporate world of insecurity and war. If the privateers running the Post Office are allowed to win, the regression that now touches all lives bar the wealthy will quicken its pace. A third of British children now live in low-income or impoverished families. One in five young people is denied hope of a decent job or education.
21-10-2009 23:53Nazi Nick Griffin of the BNP has been invited by the BBC to go on Question Time. The BBC want to defend his democratic right. It was this type of platform that led to Nazi Germany slaughter. The BBc has said that they are so afriad of protesters having all entrances into the BBC at Wood Lane covered that they intend to film at a secret location. BBC London is near Great Portland St and at Portland Place.
21-10-2009 21:24Terrorism Act injunction application against Blacklisted Trade Unionist thrown out in the High Court