UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
Tomorrow (Saturday 27 Nov) a solidarity demonstration is scheduled at 12 noon in solidarity with the occupation and against all cuts and fees -- meet at Great St Mary's.
26-11-2010 15:47New article from Shift Mag: Immigration Rights and No Border Struggles in Europe.
Read it here http://shiftmag.co.uk/?p=391.
26-11-2010 15:47This morning Old Schools, the nerve centre of the University of Cambridge, has been occupied in protest against fees and cuts.
We have claimed this space to give students a voice in their University; everyone is welcome to join in or support the occupation in any way they can.
26-11-2010 15:21The PKK has been officially listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department since 1979, which would be reason enough that the Defense Department cannot legally back them. It is doubly problematic in this case, however, as the PKK has been fighting Turkey, a NATO member and close military ally of the US.
The Pentagon is said to have praised the PKK as “warriors for freedom” in official documents and has ordered detained PKK captured inside Iraq released. They are also said to have provided the organization with weapons.
What about "an attack on one member is an attackon all?"
26-11-2010 13:5060 days of vacation, mandatory retirement, "if you get involved with organized crime, even with 30 years of paying social security, gangs of judges retire", the sale of sentence, 70 days of medical leave, agrees Brazil.
26-11-2010 13:02Cop say Day X marked an end to protest as we know it. I think not...
26-11-2010 12:19A call has gone out for a united day of action (students, workers, the unemployed, everyone) on Saturday Dec 4th.
26-11-2010 09:45Demonstrations so far organised for Human Rights Day 10th December 2010
25-11-2010 23:14One of the reasons generally given for the rise of extreme Islamism is the Arab defeat at the hands of Israel in 1967 in the six day war. It is theorised that, from this defeat (or Nakba as the Arabs refer to it), loomed the beginning of the end of Arab Nationalism and other, largely secular ideologies, which had hitherto led the struggle to liberate the Middle East from western domination and zionist colonialism. This defeat created the vacuum political Islamism has supposedly filled since..
25-11-2010 17:45After 48 hours the Royal Holloway Anti Cuts Alliance occupation has been a success - public management meetings in the pipeline!
25-11-2010 12:02Letter sent to the Guardian about the policing of the student protest in London
This is the striking thing. Yesterday's protest had almost no significant institutional backing whatsoever. It's been said, not quite accurately, that there was no left-wing organisation involved. I did see socialists, trade unionists and trade union banners present. To wit, I saw a Unison banner, I saw Billy Hayes of the CWU (looking a bit worried), I saw Right to Work and SWSS placards and stickers, and a few Socialist Worker paper sellers. I saw Socialist Students (that'll be the Socialist Party), and a few 'Revolution' flags. I saw people with loudspeakers who I'd seen at protests before, leading chants and so on. However, the majority of these protesters weren't actually mobilised by any union or party.
25-11-2010 11:05In the face of extreamly repressive university policy this occupation has ended to re-group and plan further action.
25-11-2010 10:07Demonstration Tuesday 30th of November, 5 - 7pm at the Treasury, Parliament Street, London (nearest tube Westminster).