UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
26-06-2011 13:39We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us.
June 30th marks a very considerable mobilisation of industrial action in Britain, in the shape of a large public sector strike. The Trades Unions are making their first tentative steps towards politically motivated action for a generation, with a massive withdrawal of workers labour in response to government plans for pensions reform; whilst the pensions dispute is the legal justification for industrial action (under Britain’s strict, Thatcherite anti-strike legislation), in reality the issue is the tip of the iceberg. The consensus behind the strikes is that of a political fight against the cuts in general. The range of action we will see on June 30th will stretch far beyond those “directly” affected by pensions plans, with a cross-section of those worst hit by the cuts expected to engage with the day of action– the disabled, those who face massive reductions to vital welfare benefits, students, schools pupils and parents and other public-service users.
Following the arrest of four activists that same morning under charges of conspiracy, the Toronto Star reported that “Undercover officers infiltrated criminal extremist groups in Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and Toronto and forged relationships with several people whose ideological beliefs and backgrounds pose a direct threat to large-scale public events, including the G20,” according to allegations by Crown attorneys.
The revolutionary movement that began in Tunisia at the end of last year has now sparked mass movements in Europe; principally, to date, in Greece and Spain. On the surface, these movements have little in common. In Tunisia and Egypt, the people came out in vast numbers to overthrow the hated dictators who, for decades, had strangled their economies and presided over police states, whereas in Greece and Spain, the protestors are not seeking the overthrow of dictators, and are not rebelling against a police state (although both countries can draw on their relatively recent experience of dictatorship).
24-06-2011 21:54Confused as to which editorial guideline/s required this action report to be hidden by moderators... or was it simply a case of cowardly political censorship?
Great attack from comrades in Nottingham and well communicated.
24-06-2011 11:36Anarchism in Russia
23-06-2011 12:53In spite of laws to protect human rights, torture remains prevalent throughout the world. Men, women, children and entire communities are subject to unspeakable atrocities and the effects that live with them long after the violence ends. We invite you to come and stand up against these atrocities, and join us in solidarity with the victims.
"NATO confirmed they had carried out another bombing, but has not responded to the allegations of civilian casualties.
"An RT crew in Tripoli has shot some shocking footage of bodies mutilated in NATO bombings."
M O R E: ... http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-nato-is-doing-in-libya.html ...
22-06-2011 14:34WE SAY NO TO SOMER HOUSING GROUP BOARD MEMBERS ATTEMPTING TO PRIVATISE OUR HOMES
22-06-2011 02:20"The scale of the cuts is so big, on such a broad front,that it's actually easier to think of bringing down the government than pursuing individual campaigns." - UNISON delegate
On Tuesday 21st June, Manchester Coalition Against The Cuts brought together 80 people at a public meeting to discuss organising for the strike on 30th June.
21-06-2011 20:56I came to know that a nine-member joint delegation led by you and Mr. Birk Niebel, Economic Cooperation and Development Minister of Germany, called on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on Tuesday, 21 June, at her office.
21-06-2011 17:37Thousands of villagers outside Oxford are set lose all their evening buses from 6 June.