UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
07-08-2010 19:52A new campaign has been launched to support the inspirational autonomus Zapatista communities of Chiapas in their resistane to attacks from government forces and paramilitary groups. Another world is possible!
07-08-2010 18:14Abahlali baseMjondolo on the authoritarian (white middle class) left, the world cup and more.
06-08-2010 21:37Sakine is still very much at risk of execution. She represents the face of the Iranian people struggling under the present oppresive Islamic Regime of Iran. Thousands are suffering terrible torture in prisons and hundreds being executed without proper trial. This campaign is here to highlight the cruelty of stoning and to focus the world's mind on the terrible suffering suffered by thousands of Iranians day to day.
06-08-2010 12:58Anyone who might think the coming cuts are a tad unfair and is considering opposing the cuts is a TERRORIST according to Martin Kimber CEO of Rotherham Council.
Break the Bank!
Four days of training and direct action: 21st--24th August
This year we're targeting the Royal Bank of Scotland, one of the world's largest investor in oil, gas and coal.
05-08-2010 15:45After years of struggle to create social enterprise and jobs in one of the UK's most deprived urban communities, the residents of the Marsh Farm Estate in Luton this week became amongst the first to test the rhetoric behind the Government's flagship “Big Society” policy.
04-08-2010 23:44please help to sue the police for their aggressive and fascistic response to a bystander at the remember gaza action in brighton january 18th just gone...
04-08-2010 23:30OK guys, remember the 5th of November? Of course you do! Well, lets do it all over again, and this time lets get it right! There will be a storming of Parliament on the 5th November starting at 12 noon... well, maybe more than just storming if we get it right!
03-08-2010 19:05Here is a short poem I've written, dedicated to anarchists everywhere - past, present and future.
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This week's show includes three speakers' exciting vision of a single, global, interconnected human family. We start with Jeremy Rifkin's uplifting conclusion of last week's Empathic Civilization talk, before an interview with Charles Eisenstein and concluding with a similarly uplifting call to change the human narrative by David Korten.
02-08-2010 14:13It is a good balance to be able to hear a gay Hindu voice on National Television, with a supportive message from a mother about son's openly gay identity.
Unlike a previous WikiLeaks exposing the murder of Iraqi civilians in a US airstrike, nobody has been apprehended, arrested or pressured by the Pentagon, the CIA or any US agency.
02-08-2010 07:37Iraq civilian death toll almost doubles in July
Alert Net 01/08/10
UNHCR concerned about deportations to Mogadishu as fighting continues
Thousands flee Congo clashes, security worsens
Nine die in Kashmir protest clashes
BBC News 02/08/10]
Two actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and one improved in July 2010, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch
Deteriorated Situations: Rwanda, Somalia
Download the full report: cw84.pdf
Somalia, militant Islamist group al-Shabaab demonstrated for the first time its capability to spread conflict and bloodshed more widely across the region by launching suicide bomb attacks on Kampala, Uganda that killed at least 85 people. The bombings came after explicit warnings by al-Shabaab that they would take revenge on Uganda and Burundi for their troop contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which supports the transitional government against the Islamist group. Despite threats by al-Shabaab leader Sheikh Abu-Zubeyr of further strikes on Kampala and in Burundi, the two countries maintained their resolve to take on the insurgency and committed to send more troops to AMISOM. In Somalia itself scores of civilians were killed as renewed fighting broke out between al-Shabaab and government forces to the north of Mogadishu.
Rwanda, July saw growing political violence, shrinking of democratic space ahead of 9 August presidential election. Democratic Green Party VP and ex- RPF -turned-critic Andre Kagwa Rwisereka found dead 14 July; Rwisereka’s business partner arrested same day for murder; Green Party, rights groups calling for independent inquiry. Editor of independent newspaper Umurabyo and 2 journalists arrested 13 July for article likening President Kagame to Hitler. Tanzanian ICTR defence lawyer Mwaikusa killed 13 July in Dar-Es-Salaam. Electoral campaign for 9 Aug presidential polls started 20 July; only 4 parties admitted: ruling RPF, PL, SDP and PPC. FDU and Democratic Green Party candidates remained barred. Close to 2,000 Rwandan Hutu refugees forcefully repatriated out of Uganda 14 July with Rwandan police participation