UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
11-03-2011 17:01This week, the Courier released a shocking expenses scandal which was made by the Newcastle Universities Management and Vice Councillors claims.
10-03-2011 18:53On SATURDAY 12 MARCH Mothers are Marching In defence of Everyone's survival and welfare, and for an End to cuts, poverty and discrimination. We'll be meeting on the north side of Trafalgar Square (in front of the National Gallery) at 12 noon then marching to SOAS for a Speak-out. Keynote speaker: distinguished campaigner and author SELMA JAMES
on International Women's Day:how rapidly things change.
10-03-2011 16:48Here are various useful links for this weekend:
10-03-2011 16:27Over the years of war between Kurdish separatist guerrillas and the Turkish army and police, during the 1980s and 1990s, thousands of Kurds disappeared and were unaccounted for. Now their bodies are turning up in dozens of mass graves in the Kurdish region and in Turkey proper. Kurdish and other human rights groups are pointing the finger at the Turkish armed forces and at the government of the day.
Sunday 17th April. 10.30am – 5pm.
Venue : Rich Mix 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Entry: Suggested Donation £5 (unwaged) £10 (waged) . This includes tea, coffee and a light lunch.
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Location and details announced near the time.
6.30pm Thursday 10th March at the Duke of York's, Brighton.
08-03-2011 00:33ANTI-BENEFIT CUTS LEAFLETING
THURSDAY 10TH MARCH
07-03-2011 20:09The report that eight members of the UK’s Special Air Service (SAS) were briefly detained in Benghazi provides confirmation that the US and its European allies are stepping up their efforts to establish firm links with elements of the opposition to the regime of President Muammar Gaddafi and secure control of Libya’s oil resources.
07-03-2011 19:31Their aim is to enter the beseiged Palestinian terrirtory with as many Egyptian volunteers as possible. This in order to highlight that Egypt's economic blockade of Gaza continues and must end following the fall of the Mubarak regime.
07-03-2011 00:18The National Front for the Salvation of Libya - the main opposition group - is being funded by Saudi Arabia, the CIA, and French Intelligence. This group unified itself with other opposition groups, to become the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition. It was this organization that called for the "Day of Rage" that plunged Libya into chaos on February 17. Every effort is being taken to sketch the appearance of a popular revolt against the supposed leader of Libya, Gadaffi, when in fact he is just the architect of Libya's current political system, a mixture of pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islamic government. The true leader of Libya is an indirectly elected prime-minister - currently Baghdadi Mahmudi. Contrary to what the media is sketching, opinions in Libya vary. Some people support Gadaffi but want Mahmudi out. Others want both out. Many just want to live their life in peace. Calling Khadaffi the leader of Libya is comparable to calling Akihito the leader of Japan.
Meanwhile, exactly what are the origins of the "Islamic Emirate of Barka"? And why are videos of Pro-Gaddafi protests disappearing from Youtube?