UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
18-04-2010 18:36It was previously announced that the debate charade would be held at the Mercure Hotel at 4pm. It has now emerged that Mercure is in fact the meet point for the hand-picked audience to be taken to a secret location which we won't know until the day. However planned road closures, police activities and inside information suggest strongly that the actual venue will be the Arnolfini, just round the corner.
18-04-2010 00:19"My people are dying, and we believe British companies are responsible. My community, Fort Chipewyan in Alberta, Canada, is situated at the heart of the vast toxic moonscape that is the tar sands development. We live in a beautiful area, but unfortunately, we find ourselves upstream from the largest fossil fuel development on earth.
17-04-2010 14:32*EMERGENCY DEMO MONDAY 19th April 2010 assemble Home Office, Marsham Street, London @ 10am. Demo to continue until deportation flight takes place at 7PM the following Tuesday. Bita is now on full hunger strike...no food, no water!
17-04-2010 09:49Gil Scott Heron was part of the United Artists Against Apartheid in the early 80's.He sang against Apartheid and against artists playing at Sun City (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joYTCwNMdq8). Shockingly he has a concert date booked in Tel Aviv on 25th May 2010.
We must get the concert cancelled!
15-04-2010 21:55Key Guest: Bruno Federico.
Bruno is part of COSPACC*, a Colombian collective that works with
communities in the region where BP operate for oil.
He will explore questions around energy sovereignty, control of natural
resources and what this might look like practically for the environmental
movement in the North-West, in the context of global climate change.
15-04-2010 18:35With the election frenzy of the media in the past week, just where do you stand?
15-04-2010 11:09envisoning a physical space where one can learn about fixing the world
(1st article from my blog)
15-04-2010 08:53At 9 o clock, the newscast in central creta channel was occupied by 70 anarchists in solidarity with the 6 arrested and persecuted comrades accused of involvement in the revolutionary struggle. Following is the text read during the course of action
14-04-2010 14:21"A judge should not get a cosier cell just because of her socio-economic class."
"In his April 3rd article for the New York Times, Romero manipulated and distorted the facts about Afiuni’s case to fit the Times’s agenda of impeding honest news and discussion about Venezuela, driving forward the informational sabotage against the Chavez government that is widespread in the mainstream international media.
Romero asserted that Judge Afiuni and Eligio Cedeño were political prisoners. This is clearly inaccurate, especially since no evidence was presented that they were politically active. His piece also implied, by omission of sufficient context, that the Chavez government is the primary cause of the problems in the judicial system. This is also inaccurate and disingenuous. Romero even went so far as to implicitly compare Afiuni to the Dalai Lama at the end of his article, confirming the Times’s lack of seriousness when addressing these issues.
Romero’s article is an insult to the real political prisoners of Latin America – past and present – who have been tortured, murdered, and disappeared by dictators and neo-liberal regimes that used the justice system as a repressive tool to eliminate opponents. And, Romero’s article distracts his international audience from any constructive discourse about the problems in Venezuela’s justice system and how to overcome them, in the context of this gruesome history."
13-04-2010 23:39The anarcha-feminist conference in Manchester, organised over the weekend of the 10th to 11th April was nothing like my preconceptions.
13-04-2010 15:18Everyday 100 animal and plant species become extinct,1,000 acres of peat bogs are excavated,150,000 acres of tropical rainforest are destroyed,22 million tons of oil are consumed...