UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
26-01-2010 17:18Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar
by Amanda Huerta
"In 1986, Duvalier Jr. was toppled by a popular uprising, that watched the continuance of the dictatorship for two more years until in 1988 Leslie Manigat was elected to the presidency of the Republic, a noble government that was toppled by General Henri Namphy who was replaced that same September by General Prosper Avril. Avril, in power until 1990, had to contend with new revolts. His resignation opened the path to elections under international control and an apparent normalization of political life.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a Catholic priest who had advocated for the poor, obtained a brilliant victory in December of 1990. Coups d’etat, forced exile and return to power were all part of the first Aristide term, who was succeeded by René Preval. Aristide returned to power democratically, and in 2004 a coup d’etat organized and covered by the US obligated him to resign.
In this brief summary of the history of Haiti I omitted “small details” like the economic embargos, assassinations, persecutions, etcetera. Since 2004 the Haitian people have lived, anew, under old and new military occupations at the hands of the US, a country that to this day remains in military control with the collaboration (by omission or commission) of the UN and allied countries.
This same North American occupation force is that which today controls the airport, impeding and/or delaying the arrival of aid for Haiti, as has been denounced by the government of France and an infinity of journalists and reporters in Port au Prince."
24-01-2010 22:21The OFT is "puerile and childish" in comparison with the german VZBV, who took ryanair to court last year and banned ryanair from extra charges on creditcards.
24-01-2010 17:31Protocol is a temp Agency used up and down the county by public sector employers to provide temp staff- primarily to avoid staff accruing pension rights- it is therefore especially insidious that they are allowed to discriminate on the basis of age.
24-01-2010 11:41The Anarchist / Indymedia reaction to the EDL is not working
Report and Pics in IMC-London:
23-01-2010 17:57Here's a funny text:
23-01-2010 15:22The continued incarceration of the Belgrade Six and fears over Serbia's willingness to maintain the human rights of its citizens has prompted mutterings both inside and outside the country - particularly as the process for country's EU membership application speeds up.
23-01-2010 13:36Why we should be mobilising against the elections
22-01-2010 22:46The trial of the Greek Cop who shot dead a 15-year-old boy in Athens has now started. The BBC has attempted to report on it, but the article is a disgrace, full of lies and inaccuracies. Read the actual facts here, in short, as found on Athens Indymedia (in Greek) and as reported from comrades who are there and are witnessing what is happening.
Please join for an evening of presentations and discussions on some of the prominent struggles against the State-Corporate nexus in India
Tuesday 26 January 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room G2, SOAS, London
21-01-2010 08:11Taking Back the Initiative from the Human Rights Spoilers
The 20th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in 80 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2009 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.