UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
07-04-2012 16:26THIS IS A PROTEST, AN ACT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, A METHODOLOGY OF REFUSING AND RESISTANCE. THIS ACT HAS EMPLOYED GUERRILLA TACTICS. I AM SWIMMING INTO THE BOATS IN THE HOPE I CAN STOP THEM FROM COMPLETING THE RACE AND PROPOSING THE RETURN OF SURPRISE TACTICS. THIS IS ‘PEACEFUL’ ... I HAVE NO WEAPONS (DON’T SHOOT!) MY ONLY FEAR, IS NOT SWIMMING FAST ENOUGH TO GET IN THE RIGHT POSITION TO PREVENT THE BOATS.
04-04-2012 17:52Today a 77 year old retired man committed suicide in Syntagma square, Greece. He left a letter before he shot himself. Bellow is the link with the picture and a rough translation of the letter.
04-04-2012 11:39In September 2009, hundreds of Carabinieri stormed a school in the Magliana area of Rome and arrested dozens of people who were occupying it. The charges made against them were super harsh: organised crime, extortion, possession of weapons, theft, assaulting police officers, and more.
03-04-2012 18:20March was another good month for workfare campaigns, locally and nationally, with a great demonstration held in Birmingham as part of a national day of action on March 3rd http://birminghamagainstthecuts.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/boycott-workfare-demonstration-report-and-photos/ , and Kings Heath Against Workfare being formed http://www.facebook.com/KingsHeathAgainstWorkfare and holding a Workfare Walk Of Shame on Kings Heath high street – which provoked interesting reactions from store managers
Many UK wannabe 'freeman' types were going nuts on youtube, while forgetting the basic concept of unlawful entry and loss.'
02-04-2012 16:55A walk of shame was held on Saturday 17th March to highlight companies in Kings Heath taking part in the Workfare schemes.
02-04-2012 16:37A report from the Cardiff prison noise demo held on 31st March in solidarity with prisoners by local campaigners against the prison system and I.P.P. sentencing.
Members of Clydeside Industrial Workers of the World, the Anarchist Federation and Solidarity Federation picketed the Queen Street branch of Holland & Barrett at lunchtime on Saturday 31st March. We managed to turn some people away at the entrance. We had placards proclaiming 'The H&B Workfare Deal, Employ Three, Get One Free' in the style of Holland and Barrett advertising as Holland and Barrett plan to have a quarter of their workers as unpaid labour. Another placard said, 'Say No To Workfare At Holland and Barrett'. We gave out 500 leaflets detailing Holland & Barrett use of unpaid labour. A number of people stopped to ask what the picket was about. A member of the Holland & Barrett staff was one of these people on her way in to start her shift. She said that one girl had been on work experience at the store, but that she had got a permanent job. We pointed out generally Holland and Barrett have not given permanent contracts to 80% of people on work experience, their plans to introduce a 1000 more work experience people in the next year and how that could affect the hours of the permanent staff. The manager tried to tell us to move away from the entrance, but we just ignored her. In a final pathetic attempt to show us who was boss she bluffed that the police were on their way, even though there was nothing remotely illegal about what we were doing.
01-04-2012 20:01A collage of interviews with people about why they were supporting the teachers' strike during the march on Wednesday in central London. These struggles aren't taking place in isolation, but are part of an international movement against neoliberal austerity plans and the privatisation of education. For an overview of other actions currently taking place around the world, check out http://ism-global.net/ (International Student Movement).
Music by Beatraider.
31-03-2012 18:39In response to the ban on squatting being passed in the House of Lords on Tuesday, Squatters and their supporters took a meandering march through Brighton and Hove today.
31-03-2012 14:46Due to lack of time article copy-pasted from http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/31/petrol-crisis-thatcher-moment-tories
30-03-2012 15:43"Rank and File Initiative" chained open the gates of 20 underground stations allowing passengers a free ride in New York (USA), March 28
30-03-2012 12:24March 29th General Strike causes chaos, Spain, paralysing capitalist economy