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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
The UK Zapatista Solidarity Network condemns the attack on an aid and solidarity human rights convoy travelling to San Juan Copola in Mexico. 2 people killed by paramilitary gunfire.
On a miserable wet day around 400 workers marched through Dublin in the annual Mayday march organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. Speakers at the end included Arthur Scargill, president of the British National Union of Mine Workers during the bitter year long 1984 strike in which 10 people were killed.
May Day Demo at Parliament Sq London 1 May 2010.
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This year, organisers of Nottingham Mayday have faced the full force of Notttingham City Council’s bureaucratic machinery, and had to jump through any number of legal and financial hoops. Despite these obstacles, the event went ahead on Saturday May 1st with perhaps a couple of 100 people turning up to celebrate International Workers' Day.
A report with photos of the May Day march and rally in Edinburgh with news of other May Day events around the globe
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Two attacks carried out in the St.Pauls area - a smashing night for the Revolutionary 1st May.
Bullying is wrong. Everyone knows it. It’s been just over one year since the Shalom Family Campaign for Social Justice approached the Royal Society of Arts AND The Home Builders Federation (HBF) asking for help. That effort seems to have been met in wilful ignorance and with contempt. So, another Family appeal was made at the HBF AGM and Open Council Meeting in London last Wednesday.
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Dateline: May Day Parade & Carnival, Parliament Square, London, UK, 14:00-17:00, Sat 01 May 10 – G20 Meltdown mobilised thousands to the Bank of England on 01 April 2009, and Election Meltdown repeated the feat on International Workers Day 2010, with four convergent May Day Parades converging outside the House of Conmens in Parliament Square for Carnival festivities. Four bosses' lackey politicians were executed in effigy, Thursday's forthcoming election was declared null-&-void, and we took the roadway for a dance-floor and held it, till heavy rain stopped play around 17:00.
The antiwar movement everywhere should be extremely alarmed about the Obama Administration’s declaration in April that Washington can target Iran with nuclear weapons. Although vague “all options are on the table” warnings were also issued under George W. Bush, now the threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on Iran is enshrined in the revised Nuclear Posture Review of the United States.
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for first time in the Greek modern history .. ARMY officers from all UNITS will demostrate next MONDAY in ATHENS
Today a cross-party group of 40 French government representatives joined French civil society leaders in condemning the attempt by France to block a United Nations resolution that would introduce human rights monitoring in Western Sahara.
mayday posters from germany from the last years...! (english text)
I have lived in the UK for 18 years, I am currently in Harmondsworth IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on British Airways flight BA 81 from London Heathrow @ 14:40 Monday 3rd May 2010, to Accra, Ghana
With Mayday coming soon the Nottingham Free School decided to arrange an open discussion on some of the issues surrounding the day. This discussion took place at the Sumac last Sunday night and is scheduled to be the first in a series which will take place on the final Sunday of each month. The hope is to create a regular space in which we can learn collectively and share our ideas and understandings of issues which strike us to have a particular relevancy. On Sunday we hoped to discuss the nature of class struggle today, as well as the different forms that resistance to capitalism can take, and this was in many ways a success.
Octavie Bei, won't be flying next Tuesday
. . . . as UKBA hoped, though told by immigration at Yarl's Wood, Removal Directions (RDs) had been cancelled, no explanation of why was given.
Many thanks to all who Emailed/faxed on Octavie's behalf
ANSU UK campaign group / firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly formed Bristol branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or Wobblies), invites you along to add some fun and games to our history of Mayday resistance and struggle with a night of stonking live bands and dancefloor filling DJ's.
Saturday 1 May, from 8pm to late, at The Plough, 223 Easton Rd, Easton BS5 0EG. £3/4 requested donation in on the door.
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an out of the blue , not program demo is ending with clashes with the Police this evening