UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
22-11-2011 00:21An American fighter (Floyd Mayweather) caused trouble by burning up a 100 dollar note in Atlanta (USA). Compared to the "occupy" movement this act has more direct clout against capitalism than any one of his right crosses or left hooks.
21-11-2011 20:48Just in time for the 17th UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, the international Rising Tide network is putting out an updated version of the Rising Tide Political Statement. This defines our view on a wide range of issues to do with climate change, and is what binds the network together. This statement has been agreed and signed by all Rising Tide groups around the world.
21-11-2011 19:14The concept of 99% turned itself into the mass of tended-to-be-represented folks not different from former 100%-ers represented in “we are all humans” system - usually named as bourgeois democracy.
We are outside from 100% of statistics based paneconomism which is deeply racist at its core.
We’re against oppression by plutocratic 1%-ers or that established by manipulative majority.
We are unmanageable multitude of selforganised zeros.
21-11-2011 17:38John Dolan, the former head of Birmingham Libraries, attacked the council’s library cuts programme in a open letter published in the Birmingham Post.
21-11-2011 00:58As the military dictatorship tries to consolidate power and people continue to be horrificly tortured to death in detention (eg Essam Atta), large numbers reconverge on Tahrir Square and are violently attacked by the security forces
John is also talking the day before up at the University of Sussex.
That talk is entitled 'Rage Against the Rule of Money'
For all it's problems, at least the Occupy is bringing out the contradictions inherent in repression of peaceful protest .. and I guess that's good.
Context - http://www.salon.com/2011/11/20/the_roots_of_the_uc_davis_pepper_spraying/singleton/
20-11-2011 16:20The following statement recieved consensus at two General Assemblies and was warmly recieved at OLSX (St. Paul's). Please forward to media working group and all press contacts.
20-11-2011 15:31OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES DON'T ACT IN OUR INTERESTS
COUNCILS AND OTHER AUTHORITIES
ARE A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES,
But before the actual proceedings could get underway, Defense Counsel Team Leader Jason Kay Kit Leon charged one of the Judges with bias. Prosecutors characterized the allegation of bias and request for recusal as a "surprise" attack for which the Court had not had the opportunity to prepare.
National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts conference
Time: 10 December at 11:30 - 11 December at 16:00
Location Birmingham (venue tbc)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180710782016143
18-11-2011 22:49Slowly slowly falling apart any illusion of democracy
the real face of civil justice.
Location: Your college, your school, your university
Following the national demonstration in London on 9 November, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts is organising a national Day of Action on 23 November to keep the movement mobilised and step up the pressure.
Permanent Peoples' Tribunal accuses biotech giants Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont and BASF of promoting dangerous pesticides including endosulfan, paraquat and neonicotinoids.
- New ‘Bank of Ideas’ open to public this Saturday. Offices and meeting rooms will be available for those that have lost their nurseries, community centres and youth clubs due to savage Government spending cuts
Occupy London has taken over a huge abandoned office block in the borough of Hackney belonging to the investment bank UBS in a move it describes as a ‘public repossession.’ 
Overnight on Thursday, a dozen activists from the Occupy London, campaigners for social and economic justice as part of the global fight for real democracy, gained access to the building and secured it, giving them a legal claim on the space.