UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
11-05-2011 20:56I'm sure this constitutes "non-news" but it does also constitute a collective sense of relief at still having an open publishing platform to express whatever's on your mind....
After one seriously wet night, followed by one lovely sunny morning, followed by another night of rain- it has been decided, NOT to move the next camping trip one week forward- to this coming weekend (as previously stated) but two weeks forward. The MET - after failing us over the weekend - promises the weather will be more hospitable then.
11-05-2011 15:23One person, described on athens.indymedia as being struck on the head with a truncheon, leading to severe hemmorage. Not yet clear whether he will survive. The local hospital collective came out and said something about police brutality.
Dozens of others injuired, police in one hospital sking about injured
Bands include TheJUNK, PRIMEVAL SOUP, CLEAR AS MUD and HALF BOY/HALF RAT
10-05-2011 20:41You 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.
The entirely peaceful student occupation of the Graduate Centre on the Holloway Road was raided tonight by 16 thugs, including private security guards, 10 bailiffs, 4 police officers and only ONE London Met Security guard, John Hunt.
They forced entry to deliver a high court injunction at about 11.55pm, which was ordered against 5 named individuals and Persons Unknown. It required the defendants to cease their current trespass, or they would be in breach of court and “could be arrested or imprisoned”.This was massively initmidating and directly victimises students who face transfer to other universities as a result of the cuts. Students were only given 10 minutes to read the order and to leave the premises. The management had got the police involved to intimidate the students and threaten them with arrest, despite this being a civil matter and should not even be on site. The police told the student to “pack up and go” or be arrested.
The students had no time to prepare their defence, read the paperwork OR call lawyers. This is a disgrace and shows Malcolm Gillies (VC) is just as much of a thug as the sexist and racist individuals he has placed inside and outside the occupation, at an alleged cost of £35,000.
The eviction came as a surprise, as Malcolm Gillies had agreed to meet the students tomorrow morning at 9.30am to begin a dialogue about their futures. Clearly this was all false information and proves that his view of ‘consultation’ is that it is worthless. Tonight’s events illustrate how Gillies continues to cowardly refuse to communicate, even though his plans will devastate hundreds of lives.
Worried that they were about to be arrested, the students decided to leave the occupation peacefully, and now face having to find their ways home when public transport is closed.
The fight for our futures is now hanging in the balance. Please join us for a mass lobby of the Board of Governors on Wednesday at 4.30pm in Moorgate, to make a public protest to save London Met, and call for the resignation of Malcolm Gillies. This is disgraceful behaviour and such actions by Management should not be acceptable in a University environment.
10-05-2011 07:53Yesterday Rafael Correa the charismatic Ecuadorian President was able to celebrate winning a referendum on media reforms declaring proudly “The Ecuadorian people have triumphed”.
Picket and Picnic at Atos
45 Gordon Street,
09-05-2011 21:18We will rise! Sung by Côr Gobaith by Dr Vole, Zayeet & Paula Boulton written for Côr Gobaith, Dec 2010-Jan 2011 recorded live at Transition Llambed's party, Lampeter, 26 Feb 2011
US EMBASSY GROSVENOR SQ LONDON W1
FRIDAY 13th May @ 5-7pm
FOR JUSTICE FOR THE MOVE FAMILY
THE CRIMINAL US STATE BY
BOMBIMG THEIR COMMUNE
AND KILLING 11 PEOPLE INCLUDING
CELEBRATE THE LIVES OF OUR MARTYRS
As part of the National Week of Action Against Atos Origin we are calling for a virtual protest to be held across the world!
08-05-2011 21:16Monday, May 9 · 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Atos Origin HQ, Triton Square, London, NW1