UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
20-08-2011 13:26Three follow-up comments on the London riots, drawn in part from astute comments from friends and strangers.
Why had he just arrested a man? The best answer he could give ” he was whipping up the crowd “… his colleague added he was ‘ swearing’. In fact the gentleman in question had indeed used that dreadful and clearly very naughty F word and pointed out that capitalism was not a very good economic system. He also advised the police they had ‘ transferable skills’ and should get out while they can. It would appear he had a point as it all went down well, but did not amount to ‘whipping up the crowd’
18-08-2011 21:35The recent cacophony of events have explicitly revealed the shortcomings in the multi-faceted beast that is our 'United' Kingdom. Let us use this opportunity to change it for the better.
18-08-2011 06:35I keep hearing comparisons between the London riots and riots in other European cities—window smashing in Athens or car bonfires in Paris. And there are parallels, to be sure: a spark set by police violence, a generation that feels forgotten.
18-08-2011 06:22The state clampdown against working class youth in Britain continues unabated. On Tuesday, crown court judges in England handed down long jail sentences to two young men for posting comments on Facebook.
17-08-2011 16:16Oxford's new social centre (aka "Pleb's college Free Uni") has just been served court papers.
15-08-2011 13:25Understanding The Riots – Where Next?
14-08-2011 20:34An empty industrial workshop in East Oxford has been squatted by a group planning to use it for community and social events, an organising base for local radicals and living space too.
14-08-2011 16:20Protest outside the home of the leader Wandsworth Council to prevent political evictions
Thursday the 18th of August 2011 at 5pm-8pm
53A St Ann's Hill Wandsworth London SW18 2EZ
14-08-2011 16:14Thessaloniki Banners solidarity England.
Sunday, 13:00 to 14:00 (2011-08-14)
Host: Penny Hess
This Week: African Resistance in London! Build a Day in Solidarity with African People
14-08-2011 11:59On Saturday 13th August, 3,000 people of all ages and backgrounds, mainly from Hackney and Haringey, but with additional support from all around London, marched from Gillet Square, Dalston in Hackney, to Tottenham Green in Haringey. The march was organised and publicised just 2 days before by the hastily formed North London Unity Assembly initiated mainly by Turkish organisations and the Haringey and Hackney Anti-cuts Alliances [see list of some of the supporters at the end].
The aim was to provide a united community response to the recent disturbances, especially those in Tottenham and Hackney, and to the causes of despair and frustration that can result in riots. The march was led all the way by a dozen children behind a huge 'Give Our Kids A Future!' banner, followed by a mass of placards and banners from a wide range of community groups, trades union branches and political organisations as well as hand-crafted placards from scores of individuals.
13-08-2011 08:52"Thousands of people stormed the streets and brought the nations to a standstill in a general revolt against the affluent ruling class."
13-08-2011 07:33Magistrates’ courts in London and other cities in England are handing down the harshest possible sentences to those accused of involvement in the riots that swept across London and other cities in England earlier this week.
12-08-2011 17:25It is shocking for me that government of Pakistan is silent on the issues of abduction and disappearances by the state intelligence agencies and no one has yet made responsible for these acts which have been happening since 2002. And during the civilian government this menace has increased many fold and it looks as if the government is simply a silent spectator before their powerful law enforcement agencies.