UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
30-01-2011 19:54Vintage fur perpetuates the fur industry, as fur is made 'acceptable' in the vintage scene, it finds it's way on to the catwalk in the form of new fur. Indeed new 'imperfect' fur is often passed off as vintage by manufactures and finds it's way into vintage retailers.
30-01-2011 17:24Action is needed against Shell's Corrib Gas Pipeline in Co Mayo, Ireland
30-01-2011 15:48January from directaction.info:
15th: ELF SET FIRE TO BULLDOZER, VEHICLES
22nd: BANK BOMBED - COMMUNIQUE TO FOLLOW
25th: ALF SOLIDARITY WITH GREEK PRISONERS
30-01-2011 15:10NUS President fails to give speech at Manchester TUC demo due to pressure
from student activists.
30-01-2011 13:56Don Samuel Ruiz Garcia, bishop emeritus of San Cristobal de Las Casas, a man of peace who accompanied the poor, the dispossessed, the excluded and the forgotten in Chiapas and the world, has died at the age of 86.
30-01-2011 10:59The video of the Full Council Meeting where members of the Save Temple Cowley Pools Campaign addressed and questioned the labour administration in full here: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decCD/FullCouncilVideo24January2011.htm
From about 11 mins 15 seconds....
29-01-2011 18:50The Egypt Lesson: As soon as the oppressed working people start making use of the Internet - as they should - for political or even emancipatory purposes, the ruling classes respond ever so "democratically" with the suspension of free access to free information and communication.
29-01-2011 16:42National Union of Students President Aaron Porter was unable to speak at the rally of today’s NUS/UCU demonstration in Manchester, after hundreds of angry students chased him off the streets.
29-01-2011 15:08An explanation of some of the ideals behind the work being done to create a worldwide network of autonomous spaces...
29-01-2011 12:22"The cables demonstrate the courage of the Egyptian demonstrators in the face of the brutality of the Mubarak regime, as WikiLeaks editor Maria Luisa Rivera notes in introducing them. “As an Internet blackout imposed by the state covers the country, every citizen and grassroots organization will now be exposed to arbitrary police forces,” she writes. “As secret documents from US prove, during the demonstrations today, authorities might use physical threats, legal threats and extraordinary laws such the Emergency Law as an excuse to persecute and prosecute activists during the pacific demonstrations taking place in Cairo and other cities.”
She continues, “Excessive use of force by police during the protests [has already] led to arbitrary executions and detentions in a vast array of abuses, a situation that is known and acknowledged in the past by US diplomats based in Egypt. It is important to bear in mind the long record of police abuse and torture by Egyptian police forces.”
Make the whole world aware of the slimy role the US has played in Egypt. The US will try to distance itself from this regime. But one of the reasons it is so hated is precisely because of it’s close ties to US imperialism. Spread these notes widely, everywhere."
29-01-2011 11:12Folks gathered outside the steps of the British Museum as it was closing last night to show solidarity to those on the streets of Egypt.