UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-05-2010 11:52The murder of Eugene Terre’Blanche a week after the Johannesburg High Court banned ANC Youth league president Julius Malema’s new found signature tune, Dubhul’ ibhunu (“shoot the Boer”) revealed beneath the racialised, legalistic and narrow-minded surface of the debate, important political currents at play.
11-05-2010 22:02A view of whats going down in Athens
11-05-2010 19:50A well known anarchist activist (of the canine kind), known as 'S@ns Papiers' , sadly passed away after dying of natural causes, following childbirth. She was founder of a group known as the Bl@ck Dogs, co-members were her puppies.
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11-05-2010 09:31Greece May 2010
The political unrest spreads to football .. in Greece
the crowd just before the beginning of the football match is shouting .." burn - burn the Parliament" , "thieves - thieves" ..
10-05-2010 19:18“We love the Earth; we work it, care for it, and protect it. For this reason, we are ready to defend it all costs.”
10-05-2010 19:14The tragic events at the fire-bombed bank, during the recent huge demonstration in Athens against the savage measures imposed by the transnational elite (an “unholy alliance” of the IMF and the EU), constitute neither a “murder,” as it was hurriedly declared by the permanently and blatantly lying leader of the parliamentary Junta that governs Greece today (G. Papandreou), nor a “provocation,” as the traditional Left permanently characterizes any event that it does not control. It was part of a popular counter-violence, within the logic of which it is unthinkable that it would aim at the death of oppressed employees (who had apparently been given a “work or strike” ultimatum by their boss forcing them, as it was reported, to work in a building with no fire safety arrangements and behind locked doors). It was an (obviously irresponsible) act clearly directed against property. Such acts aiming at the property of fundamental capitalist “symbolic institutions,” like a Bank, are far from rare in today’s insurrections at global level, constituting spontaneous popular counter-violence against the systemic (economic and physical) violence.
09-05-2010 22:27"Marry me, Bodie?"
"Eh?" He opened one eye and peered blearily down at Doyle lying sprawled across his chest, not sure he'd heard correctly.
"Marry me?" It was repeated so softly he barely caught it.
07-05-2010 20:46"This “no choice democracy” is being foisted on ordinary people everywhere, from North America to Europe. It is the other side of the prescription of “economic structural adjustment” that for decades was the “tough medicine” that international capital forced poverty-stricken nations to swallow. The “choice” it seems is: you can hold your nose while swallowing this, or you may not hold your nose. The British non-election of 2010 marks the nadir in western so-called liberal democracy in which “we the people” have pointedly no choice in how our societies are to be run. Because we are all Third Worlders now. Bankrupt politics in hand with bankrupt economics."
07-05-2010 18:06Bye-bye BNP
07-05-2010 17:39"As the bloody drama was unfolding outside the Greek Parliament, various hands signed the papers that cut pensions and initiated tax hikes on fuel, cigarettes and alcohol. Civil service entitlements have been cut and pensions in the public sector frozen. The cuts are meant to trim a ballooning debt and save about $US45 billion over three years. But they have propelled the worst riots in years. And that, given the famous Greek record on street protest, is saying something. Not since 1991, where five people died in riots directed against the education bill, has Greece seen this."
07-05-2010 14:55The Black Cat, Bath, has sadly been evicted this morning from the Porter Butt building on London Road.
07-05-2010 13:09Nadia Arzane and Bashir Foris, Separated!
07-05-2010 09:20Hereford anarchists where the main feature on local radio last night after they disrupted the ballot count to offer out the BNP candidate! one activists fully masked up and carrying an red and black flag entered the room full of hundreds of people shouting "come out John oliver you facist scumbag" and "show yourself you filthy nazi" only moments before Chris Gower the local organiser had glitter thrown in his face and the candidate John Oliver Recieved a egg to the front of his suit and a good kick to the back of his legs.
No Arrests Made!