UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
19-11-2009 19:56On November 7, 2009 (Nestor Makhno's birthday anniversary) a new
anarchist newspaper, Bez Granits ("without borders" / "no limits")
published its debut issue - 12 black and red pages which were prepared
by the collective which was at the moment spread between St.
Petersburg, Russia, and Riga, Latvia.
19-11-2009 11:21The council is set to sell the wasted yet wonderful earth centre, this can't happen we can't let them make this mistake, lining their greedy pockets again while destroying another beautiful community resource.
19-11-2009 02:01The speech Adam Price, the MP for Dinefwr and East Carmarthenshire, presented to the Institute of Welsh Politics on Monday night.
Institute of Welsh Politics, Annual Address, Aberystwyth, 16th November 2009
19-11-2009 01:53This is a first posting on the developing situation in Athens where the 36th anniversary of the Polytechnic Uprising against the colonels' junta has been marked by long and sustained battles with the police during which hundreds of people have been detained. At the time of writing all central Athens is off bounds.
OFFICE OF HUNTING ORGANIZATION VANDALIZED (Italy)
RESEARCH BUILDING GRAFFITIED (Mexico)
HOME MAKEOVER FOR MARAMOTTI FAMILY, OWNERS OF MAX MARA (Italy)
HUNTER'S CARS DAMAGED WITH STONES (Italy)
MOTOR OIL DUMPED AT ENTRANCE TO PET SHOP (Italy)
DOZENS OF MINK FREED (DELAYED REPORT) (USA)
Old Truman Brewery,
Shop 14, Brick Lane,
Opening Times: Weekends 10-9pm, Weekdays 12-9pm
18-11-2009 18:34Appeal For Witnesses
18-11-2009 17:19Prison officers at Risley Prison in Warrington and at two prisons in Lancaster took part in wildcat strikes today in solidarity with staff in Liverpool, who walked out on Tuesday. The strike by hundreds of officers forced the governor of HMP Liverpool to bow to the pressure and agree to talks with the Prison Officers’ Association (POA).
18-11-2009 15:51Originally published by at http://www.lasthours.org.uk/news/two-jailed-for-contempt-of-court-in-usa/
Two people, Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth have been jailed for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury in Iowa, USA. The two were found to be in contempt of court this Tuesday. Both will be held until they agree to testify or for the duration of the grand jury (another 11 months). By law the longest they could be held is 18 months.
17-11-2009 20:13280 arrested, many after being 'kettled' pre-emptively, in groups of up to 50
Central Athens occupied, by cops
Report of shoppers being dragged out of supermarket and arrested
17-11-2009 17:55Read the article at http://www.lasthours.org.uk/articles/preparing-for-a-warm-winter-in-copenhagen-a-guide-to-the-cop15-protests/ for links and image
This December the United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP15 will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Those organising the conference claim it aims to be a step towards the building of a ‘new global climate treaty’ in an attempt to tackle climate change.
17-11-2009 15:18If 1989 saw the birth of democracy and 1999 its coming-out party, then 2009 in Copenhagen will see its coming of age.
17-11-2009 14:55Following a successful launch at this year's London Anarchist Bookfair, the Black Flag collective is releasing its previous issue, 229, online as a PDF download and is also offering a teaser to the new magazine.
16-11-2009 14:18The destruction of Farnborough town centre by property developer KPI/St Modwen is now entering its final phase.
15-11-2009 22:232 days before the government sponsored window-dressing exercise to demonstrate tenants have a stake in a new national debate on housing - the 'National Tenant Engagement Conference' this Tuesday 17th in London organised by those lovely people from Capita (details & the crass housing association-swindling, housing-policy-con-trickery, representation-smoke & mirrors and upper-middle class dominated social engineering agenda revealed therein pasted further down), thought these 2 articles about the so-called new 'National Tenant Voice' and resulting 'National Tenant Council' would be a timely reminder of the actual situation:
15-11-2009 02:45As with most forms of nonhuman animal exploitation and slaughter, it comes down to human monetary gain, “tradition,” comfort, pleasure or convenience—with an utter disregard for sentience and for the growing body of cognitive ethology studies showing that the individuals that people like you and hunters wantonly massacre lead relatively rich intellectual, emotional, and social lives. It takes a souless person, Tony, to reify or objectify thinking, feeling individuals to the extent that you can eradicate them like a flea infestation, murdering them, tearing apart families, and leaving fawns motherless before they’re self-sufficient.
14-11-2009 20:14I have written a manifesto for a radical abolitionism, which the vegan/animal rights movement desperately needs. Francione is over, just another distraction and dead-end. This approach incorporates – not condemns – militant direct action and links – not separates -- veganism and animal liberation with social and environmental cause to create a radical alliance politics and global resistance movement. Please read the manifesto, join our new Facebook group, and help us build a dynamic total liberation movement for humans, animals, and the earth.
14-11-2009 17:28Citing a “serious deterioration of human rights since the coup,” Schakowsky reflected on the executive decree PCM-M-016-2009 (declaring a state of siege) published on Sep. 27 which was set in place to supposedly defend national security and public order but that “seems to be defined as anything that is said against the coup.”
14-11-2009 11:46Statement of the Anarchist Federation regarding the recent state collaboration of UAF members.