UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-03-2010 20:55Solidarity is still a Weapon! An account of the Global Action Day on March 2nd 2010
A weekend of workshops, discussions and socialising for everyone with an interest in radical autonomous social centres.
Former Guantamamo Bay inmate Omar Deghayes is to speak at an event at University of Canterbury 5pm Thurs 18 March.
12-03-2010 01:11In the first of a series of interviews, Elaine Bigelow of the Iraq Solidarity Campaign speaks to Sasha Crow, who as director of the Collateral Repair Project is currently in the Kingdom of Jordan, where the CRP is providing assistance to many of Iraq’s displaced people.
11-03-2010 22:24This is best viewed at http://www.lasthours.org.uk/blogs/the-situation-in-greece/ and will be updated from there.
Tensions rise once again in the streets of Greece’s major cities. Radicals and Anarchists join workers from around the country in voicing dissent. Airports, hospitals and other public services have shut down for the day as the Greek Government attempt to impose harsh new austerity measures.
11-03-2010 21:50Begins with a song by germany's most influential "polit" Rockband Ton Steine Scherben "My name is human being", that was published in greek to honor the anarchist Lampros Fountas assassinated by cops yesterday in Athens. After the updates comes a flier spread in Athens. If it sounds too familiar to you scroll a bit down to learn more about the current situation in Greece.
11-03-2010 20:50London Underground (LU) is to axe up to 800 jobs under plans to make savings of £16m a year, the company has announced.
11-03-2010 17:03A 15 year old Kurdish girl Berivan Sayaca has been jailed for 8 years for allegedly throwing stones at police, she is just one of hundreds of children singled out and arrested indiscriminately and jailed unjustly in Turkey. We want to highlight this scandal and free the children. Join us!
11-03-2010 12:29Download the latest Dissident Island Radio show...
11-03-2010 11:58Coal mining has never been more important around the world than it is today, and it looks set to expand further on a global scale. In this context energy debates, coal mining communities and associated issues and so on, need further examination.
11-03-2010 09:51originally posted at http://www.lasthours.org.uk/articles/greek-uprising-is-truly-going-european/
It is early in the morning of Tuesday, March 9th. Bemused audiences tuned in to an Athens news station to listen to an evidently uncomfortable police spokesperson. How could he not be? He must explain a rather embarrassing incident: days earlier, on March 5th, the police had tear-gassed Manolis Glezos in the face for trying to prevent a youth’s brutal arrest [photo at http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1139832]. Glezos is 88 years old today; it was almost 70 years ago, on May 30 1941, in Nazi-occupied Athens that he and Apostolos Santas climbed up the Acropolis and tore down the Swastika – an action for which he was arrested and tortured the following year.
10-03-2010 21:56Standing up for our local communities and our interests - how best to organise and take action?
All radical, community-orientated local groups and individuals throughout the country are invited to a UK-wide Community Action Gathering in Nottingham on Saturday 27th March.