UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
05-12-2010 06:56New Zealand has been given another chance to free itself from discriminatory collectivism while the US seems to be still battling with it. NZ was saved by the emerging truth of human rights omissions and one of life's miracles, the major Christchurch earthquake (no one killed).
05-12-2010 05:16This site is about anarchism, for and by anarchists worldwide. Hopefully it will be a resource and a community place where people can get together and organize, or just make friends with like minded people.
04-12-2010 13:10It looks as though momentum is steadily growing for a vote of no confidence in disgraced NUS President Aaron Porter, so I thought I'd help try and drum up support for this by publicising the idea.
04-12-2010 10:14This adds to Amazon who also cut ties earlier this week.
The online payments processor, PayPal, says it has cut access for donations to the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
PayPal said its payment service cannot be used for activities "that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity".
Wikileaks' latest releases - of US diplomatic cables - has caused considerable embarrassment to the US and its allies, correspondents say.
03-12-2010 18:13Meet at the steps of the National Museum in Cardiff on Saturday at 11am
03-12-2010 16:33WikiLeaks: France adds to US pressure to ban website
• Minister warns of consequences for companies helping keep WikiLeaks online
• US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks are hosted by French firm
To download the "insurance" encrypted file: https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5723136/WikiLeaks_insurance (in case Julian Assange is arrested).
03-12-2010 12:40The anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis was arrested heavily wounded after a robbery at a branch of the National Bank in the center of Athens, on January 16th, 2006. He defended the choice to expropriate a bank, without statements of remorse and with clarity about his motives and intentions. He gave meaning to his act as a moment in his critique and action against the system of wage slavery and exploitation, against the antisocial role of the banks and as a part of the polymorphic social struggle.
As the economic crisis deepens, we are being constantly bombarded by a message from almost everyone with power - that we’ve been ‘living beyond our means’ and therefore must face massive cuts. The question is usually framed simply as what should be cut, rather than if there should be cuts.
Assault on the public sector
The government has immediately trained its sights on two groups of people - public sector workers, who provide supposedly wasteful services such as education and health, and anyone on benefits. The government have unleashed £11bn in benefit cuts, slashing tax credits and housing benefits while freezing child benefit. Meanwhile they will continue the previous government’s punitive workfare schemes, aimed at forcing the unemployed to work for benefit levels. In this assault they evoke wild tabloid tales of ‘benefit scroungers’ supposedly bleeding us dry - though recent figures show that only 1% of all benefit payments are fraudulent.
03-12-2010 11:35Goldsmiths Art Dept. Staff and Students Against the Government's Attack on Education - declaration.
02-12-2010 17:43Take action now to defend the Welfare State on the 15th of December 2010. We will not pay for their crisis.
The National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts aims to begin by focusing on the Housing Benefit cuts so why not organise a sit in, protest or demonstration in your local Civic Centre or Town Hall.
02-12-2010 15:39ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas on Thursday in clashes with protesting university students and at least three demonstrators were injured, Reuters witnesses said.
Over 1,000 students tried to break through a police cordon to march to the British embassy in Athens, in solidarity with British students who oppose plans to increase tuition fees, and against austerity and education reforms in Greece.
02-12-2010 13:43the current occupation at leeds university has recently 'voted to ban autonomous actions'. questions on the SWP and the left controlling free spaces.
Secondly, the militant nature of the demo meant that it was the first time the riot police were called to defend a town hall meeting that was about to vote to implement Tory cuts. It was our own Millbank Tower moment, and it almost worked.
01-12-2010 20:28This is IT people! The day has come!
The date for the parliamentary vote on fee increases has been announced!
9 DECEMBER 2010
It is a tale of two opposing, elemental forces, one of a ruling elite who thinks they know what is best for their subjects, and then there is a select few of their 'subjects', who have other ideas about what is best for them.
What I saw yesterday in Cambridge was the overwhelmingly creative, but also angry response to the decisions that the ruling elite are currently making.