UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-01-2010 00:05Bus campaign group We Want Our Buses Back will be busy this year fighting fare rises and service cuts, and pressurising the Council to implement its policy of regulation whilst campaigning for a return to public ownership.
11-01-2010 23:08This is a callout for people to take part in setting up an Unemployed Workers and Claimants Union in Oxford.
11-01-2010 20:07The Gloucester Arms Pub on Leighton Road Camden has been the subject of protests following the decision by landlord John Coyne to let neo nazi group the Jobbik party hold meetings there. The Jobbik Party are closely linked to the BNP and have armed members and ties to Serbian paramilitaries and UDA. Locals have complained of hardcore porn and skinhead music played until 6 - 7am.
11-01-2010 12:53This story is about my return to Norway after 7 years of living in South korea. I returned in September 2009 to find part time work and study possibilities, however it took a very wrong turn in October. What I have experienced in Oslo since I returned is the same I experienced in Tromsoe in 2000 to 2002
10-01-2010 15:02The Pink Tide team invite you to a workshop at Sumac at 6-8pm to be facilitated by Leroy Moore and Lisa 'tiny' Gray-Garcia of The PeopleSkool at Poor Magazine, US. The workshop
will be entitled: The Revolution Begins With "I" a revolutionary media production seminar.
They are over in Nottingham as part of a three day conference, >'The Pink Tide: reconfiguring politics, power and political economy in the Americas?' organised by the Centre for the Study of Global and Social Justice, University of Nottingham.
10-01-2010 12:22Pubs and bars in the centre of Edinburgh are being called upon by anti-fascist campaigners to ban the bigoted "Scottish" Defence League, before their racist demonstration on the 20th of February.
09-01-2010 19:12The Sumac Skill Share is back, and this time it’s three times a week.
In collaboration with the Nottingham Free School and the Sumac Skill Share collective is taking Skill Shares to the Square Centre, and adding a weekly idea share into the mix.
08-01-2010 16:15Cambridge Anarchists will be showing the film "On the Verge" about Smash EDO on Sunday 10th Jan. at the Cafe Project, Jesus Lane.
08-01-2010 15:09Mother earth sabotage capitalism. Time for us to help to our mother earth. Climate summit is over, it is time to act.
08-01-2010 12:45"The relation between past imperial successes in securing harmonious hegemonic collaborating rulers in the 1990’s and the profound political changes resulting from the crises of and breakdown of neo-liberalism, led Washington to totally misread the new realities. The resulting policy failures (for example Latin America’s rejection of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) and isolation and defeat of US policy toward Venezuela, Cuba and Honduras reflects what we conceptualize as “romantic reaction”, a failure of political realism: nostalgia for the imperial “golden age” of hegemony and pillage of the 1990’s. The repeated failure by both the Bush and Obama regime to recognize regime changes, ideological shifts and the new development models and trade patterns has lead to mindless threats and diplomatic incapacity to develop any new bridges to the centrist regimes in the key countries of South America, especially toward Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay).
The gap between past (1975 – 2000) dominance and present declining hegemony, in Latin America establishes the parameters for understanding US-Venezuelan relations and in particular the ten years of political confrontation and the incapacity of Washington to restore its client elites to power, despite repeated efforts. Likewise despite Venezuela’s dependence on single product exports (petrol) and bureaucratic inefficiencies and corruption, its external policies have gotten around selected US boycotts and hostile diplomatic moves, while expanding regional ties and forging new trade and investment networks."
07-01-2010 16:12In 2005 the first Freedom To Protest Conference was held. It brought together around 230 people from 80 varied campaign groups, updating them on changes in the law and providing insight and inspiration on how people were successfully defending their interests and resisting repression - whether on the streets, in court, or elsewhere. Most importantly it promoted co-operation and solidarity among all of us at the sharp end! See www.freedomtoprotest.org.uk for more details.
07-01-2010 08:42Do you think, those seeking/refused asylum, those without papers and those destitute in the UK, have 'Equality & Human Rights' comparable with UK Nationals?
06-01-2010 23:29As the protest against job cuts grows at the University of Gloucestershire a new Student Information page is launched.
05-01-2010 07:16Six actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and none improved in December 2009, according to CrisisWatch
Deteriorated Situations: Guinea, Iran, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Yemen
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04-01-2010 13:33The first of a series of gatherings on Fat Studies and Health At Every Size is about to take place in Durham. This radical meeting of critical scholars is free to attend, and bursaries are available for people on low incomes.