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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive

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fashwatch is back .. and better ;)

20-12-2009 20:40

some excellent news. fashwatch has returned and has done some good thinking, thinking a few more need to do. so we now have had AFA, elements of Antifa and activists like Durruti02 all arguing that Anti-fascism has failed. seriously people if we don't get stuck into the community we are beat

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Anticapitalist Revolutionary rock band Rage Against the Machine make Xmas No 1

20-12-2009 20:04

As the UK financial meltdown has deepened, yet another symptom of discontent has broken through into the mainstream. A grassroots Facebook campaign to get the revolutionary song "Killing in the Name Of" to the corporately-coveted Xmas No 1 spot has succeded.

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Coca Cola in India (by Latuff)

20-12-2009 19:48

Coca Cola in India
Led by the communities impacted by Coca-Cola in India, the International Campaign to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable works to apply pressure on the Coca-Cola company as well as the Indian government to meet the demands of the communities impacted by Coca-Cola's operations.


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Magical Abolitionism: Francione Admits Defeat and Irrelevance As He Degenerates

20-12-2009 18:45

“The World is Vegan If You Want It.” This the most delusional campaign in recent history; it is symptomatic of a vegan history which has, in fact, degenerated into a satire of itself and reinforces the worst stereotypes of vegans as elitist, privileged puppy-hugging whites indifferent to the nightmare of oppressed races and classes amidst the collapse of the industrial-capitalist world order. This last campaign shows, more clearly than ever, that Francione is throwing in the towel, admitting defeat, acknowledging his utter impotence and complete irrelevance in a time of planetary crisis. Nothing could be more disabling that this campaign at this time.

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Chávez: Netherlands and U.S. Planning Military Aggression Against Venezuela from

20-12-2009 03:35

"Socialism, the other spectre Karl Marx spoke about, which walks here too, rather it is like a counter-spectre. Socialism, this is the direction, this is the path to save the planet, I don’t have the least doubt. Capitalism is the road to hell, to the destruction of the world. We say this from Venezuela, which because of socialism faces threats from the U.S. Empire.
From the countries that comprise ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance, we call, and I want to, with respect, but from my soul, call in the name of many on this planet, we say to governments and peoples of the Earth, to paraphrase Simón Bolívar, the Liberator: If the destructive nature of capitalism opposes us, let’s fight against it and make it obey us, let’s not wait idly by for the death of humanity."

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ARM tampering, slaughterhouse trucks sabotaged

19-12-2009 22:24


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Vetelca: The story of the first ever Bolivarian maquila factory

19-12-2009 18:44

* This report originally appears in issue #57 of Venezuelan anarchist newspaper El Libertario [website in Spanish, English & other languages]. It is a detailed examination of the events behind the mobile telephone manufacturer Vetelca, in which the notion of a socialist industrial production model in Venezuela is unmasked.

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Solidarity with Swedish ELF anarchist Jonatan‏

19-12-2009 14:28

ELP has received the following e-mail from supporters of Swedish eco-prisoner Jonatan Strandberg. ELP encourages everyone to support Jonatan. He reads and writes English and as the below e-mail shows, he welcomes all letters of support.

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Naxalite rebels hit back at oppressors

19-12-2009 13:07

NAXALITE rebels in India have hit back at reactionary state communists involved in brutal attempts to crush their peasant uprising.

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Jury Find Police Restraint Killed Mikey Powell

19-12-2009 12:38

Damning narrative verdict returned at inquest.

The jury at the inquest into the controversial death in police custody in 2003 of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey) today returned a damning narrative verdict and found that the way that he was restrained resulted in his death from positional asphyxia (see below).

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Nanny State gives parents nightmares

18-12-2009 20:08

A new Bill threatens to undermine the rights and responsibilities of parents

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Around the Campaigns Friday 18th December 2009

18-12-2009 13:48

[Correction to previous message, fifth line should have read, 'From now through to the end of the first week of 2010 there will be extra police checks on cars.']

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This Festive Season? / Stay out of cars / stay out of detention

18-12-2009 11:49

The next fortnight, supposed season of good cheer, it probalyl is if you are a UK national, not if you are a 'foreign national' with out secure status.

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Free Amadeu Casellas, Anarchist Political Prisoner

18-12-2009 10:37

Llibertat Amadeu Casellas! Solidarity with Anarchist Political Prisoners!

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Never ending horror of child immigration detention

18-12-2009 09:32

Report on an unannounced short follow-up inspection of Tinsley House IRC 13-15 July 2009 by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (Full report attached)

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The REAL Puppy Farmers

17-12-2009 23:58

Puppy Farming is a tag thrown by the real puppy farmers who operate with the full consent of the KC

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DE: Grassroot Union FAU Berlin - Prohibited!

17-12-2009 20:19

On December 11, 2009, the Berlin District Court decided that the Free Workers' Union Berlin (FAU-B) could no longer call itself a union or grassroots union. This is the culmination of a series of attempts by the Neue Babylon Berlin GmbH to legally hogtie the strongest and most active form of workers' representation in the company.

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Jailing of 4 in continuing criminalising of protest in Ireland

17-12-2009 17:59

The plight of a community's struggle, to ensure their own safety against an experimental raw gas pipeline project, in Ireland, took another dark turn this week with the jailing of 4 people for their opposition to the Shell led project.

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Bookies Windows Destroyed, Claimed for ALF and ELF

17-12-2009 17:35

BetFred Bookies Attacked!
17th Dec 2009

Today, at around 4pm in the city centre of Nottingham, England, a bookies windows were targeted by an anarchist, with the tactical solidarity of the ALF and the ELF around the world.

This strike in the heart of a busy shopping centre, famous for the rebellious figure that was robin hood, was during shopping hours with hundreds of shoppers passing by.

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