UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
29-04-2010 13:01The downgrading of Greece’s credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s has sent shockwaves around the world’s financial markets, with stock exchanges seeing significant falls yesterday. The fear is that Greece could default and drag the rest of the eurozone into a severe crisis, putting immense pressure on the euro.
29-04-2010 10:50small scale unrest but with tear gases .. in Exarhia square / Athens this moment
We take the political responsibility for participation in the Organization Revolutionary Strangle (E.A) . We declare that our comrade Lampros Foundas who fell dead in Daphne on March 10, 2010 after a battle with cops, also participated in the Organization Revolutionary Strangle. The battle has been for the realization of the revolutionary causes that collectively the Organization Revolutionary Strangle was decided. It was a struggle for revolution and freedom.
Octavie Bei a national of Cameroon and resident of London, currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC. Is due to be forcibly removed from UK to Cameroon on Kenya Airways Flight KQ101, on Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 20:00 to Nairobi and onward to DRC.
Beatrìz A. Cariño and Tyri Antero Jaakkola have died. Noe Bautista Daniel Venegas and David Arellano, Red Kaos's collaborators and all members of Vocal, are missing.
28-04-2010 14:3718 people from Bristol and Bath, have been charged under the Malicious
Damages Act of 1861 after they blockaded the railtrack which carries coal between the controversial Open cast Mine at Fros y Fran, near Merthyr Tydfil and Aberthaw Power Station on Monday, 26th April.
I wrote this overview of EuroMayDay activities, because I wanted an english language overview that links some of the places where this movement mobilises, reports and reflects. The starting point is the EuroMayDay website. But other online places can be hard to find, especially since they come in many languages and images. Since most groups have the odd person that speaks english, here is a collection of english language resources. I didn't find a EuroMayDay for this year in the UK. However, struggles around casual labour and precarious lives are happening in the UK just like everywhere else. Maybe some in the UK might recognise their own struggles in the EuroMayDay activities.
27-04-2010 15:32You may have noticed the new Tory ad campaign that has erupted like a rash on the phone boxes here in Nottingham. There are at least four different ads, each containing a slogan with 'Vote Conservative' in the bottom panel. The good news is that they are quite easy to deal with.
We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders!
We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!
27-04-2010 07:40Caravan of local social movements and international observator tryin toward the militarized area of San Juan Copala, under threat of paramilitaries
26-04-2010 21:17Anselme Noumbiwa is a person seeking sanctuary in Great Britain. He faces deportation to his home nation, Cameroon, where he will be in danger of torture and possibly death. Please take action to stop his deportation.
26-04-2010 12:02Today, people involved in the Rising Tide Network have literally puts their necks on the line by chaining themselves to the rails in order to block the rail link to the Ffoss y Fran Open Cast Coal mine near Merthyr Tydfil. They are currently blocking the movement of coal trains from the mine to Aberthaw Power Station.
26-04-2010 11:54On 17th April 2010 around 45 people occupied a piece of unused land in Bristol, England to set up Bristol Ecovillage, a Center for Alternative Technology. By the end of the day they had established themselves and even had built raised planting beds. This film tells the story of this day.
Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci0eZqC0P60
This was no ordinary protest. Tony Blair has been accused of war crimes in a legal initiative led by the country's former Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
Upon entering the main convention hall, Tony Blair was very close to being served with an indictment for war crimes.
While the unfolding events have been acknowledged by the Malaysian press, Tony Blair's visit to Malaysia has passed virtually unnoticed in the United Kingdom. In fact, outside of Malaysia, the issue has not received press coverage.
Deafening silence and complicity of the British media? One would expect that people in Britain would want to know what happened to Tony Blair in Kuala Lumpur.
22-04-2010 18:57ANGRY Bosnian war veterans have risen up against IMF-imposed austerity measures in Sarajevo.
22-04-2010 12:26In the South African political landscape there are some feisty social movements that have waged some hard struggles such as Abahlali base Mjondolo. However, the Left needs to be careful not to over-romanticise their contribution to a more democratic South Africa.