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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
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You are invited to participate in a study tour to study food sovereignty, social movements and social change in Venezuela, July 10 to 22.
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On 6th March staff, students, and townsfolk gathered at Lampeter – home to Britain’s smallest university – for a Carnival against the Cuts.
You are invited to participate in a study tour to study food sovereignty, social movements and social change in Venezuela, July 10 to 22. The tour will examine issues of land reform, urbanization issues, rural development and food sovereignty within a dynamic political context. Venezuela is an outstanding example of a country that strives to ensure its citizens’ right to food while bolstering its domestic agriculture sector, with an emphasis on organic practices and agroecology
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Last Sunday OARC was host to two films that told the story of the Poll Tax riots that happened in Trafalgar Square in 1990.
Sunday 17 April 2011, 2PM at Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.
To mark the one year anniversary of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, join us for ‘The great BP-sponsored sleep-in’, a 4-minute flashmob art installation inside Tate Modern. Imagine the turbine hall of this former power station filled with BP-branded sleeping figures, who will soon wake from their BP-sponsored coma to sound the climate alarm.
The impacts of disasters occurring in other parts of the world, from Libya to Japan, have perhaps been communicated more drastically to the Philippines than to other countries. Whether it is the tragic trilogy of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout in Japan or the civil war in Libya, external crises are swiftly transformed into internal crises for our country, as thousands of families are pushed into poverty and economic hardship when their breadwinners are dislocated and repatriated back to the Philippines, where jobs offering decent wages are scarce.
5PM TODAY. POLITICAL PROTEST AND THE POLICE: YOUNG PEOPLE IN BRIGHTON A REPORT ON STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN BRIGHTON, 24TH AND 30TH NOVEMBER 2010
Can't see this being on Indymedia for long, but for interested readers, this seems an ongoing protest in th city of Novosibirsk, Siberia, with numbers increasing each time. The method of constant hammering at the authorities with no let up is something the UK left is doing but needs stepping up I reckon.
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Every week on Behind The Headlines we unpick some of the national and international spin, as well as picking out particularly significant stories for discussion
Americans are warlike – as long as they think they can be victorious. These nominal Democrats and Republicans “differ only on who they want to see doing the dominating.” Today, a Black Democrat is the head killer in charge, allowing the likes of Ed Schultz, Bill Maher and Juan Cole to endorse the criminal assault on Libya. When the chips are down, fraudulent anti-war liberals show their true racist, Manifest Destiny-loving colors. “The true anti-war movement must reawaken itself and hit the streets in the hundreds of thousands.”
ANTI-BENEFIT CUTS LEAFLETING
WEDNESDAY 6TH APRIL
ATOS HEALTH CARE
29 CADOGAN STREET
DISABLED IRISH MAN DENIED THE RIGHT TO VISIT HIS FAMILY BEFORE HE DIES.
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Initially, the U.S. effort against Qaddafi's Administration in Libya was termed a "humanitarian intervention" to protect the people. But, when since September 11, 1990 have U.S. troops been mobilized to innocently rescue civilians in danger? In reality, the U.S. military has been selectively called into action to cause civilian pain, suffering, destruction, and death since September 11, 1990 and to further unstated objectives.
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CALLING ALL those arrested, detained, charged,or bailed in connection with the Anti Cuts movemENT- we want your voice!
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“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” warned Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous speech at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, 44 years ago this Easter Sunday.
The speech was titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It was delivered exactly one year to the day before his 1968 assassination in Memphis.
The people who heard that speech recognized it as one of the most powerful speeches ever given articulating the immorality of the Vietnam War and its destructive impact on social progress in the United States.
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The account provided by the team of Russian Doctors constitutes an eyewitness account of what is happening on the ground in Libya. It contradicts the stream of media disinformation. It confirms that the coalition is routinely bombing civilian targets. For those progressives who have endorsed the US-NATO "humanitarian mandate", this account provides us with evidence of extensive war crimes by those you claim to be coming to the rescue of civilians. Residential buildings, hospital are being targeted by the coalition's smart bombs. The latter are extremely precise. The bombing of civilians is deliberate. These are so-called validated targets. they are part of a list of targets.
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Over 20 protesters said no to fur in Cambridge leading to police making 3 unlawful arrests of activists.