UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
08-05-2012 15:17Blockupy Frankfurt are European action days taking place from May 16-19 in Frankfurt, Germany. The actions include the occupation of the Frankfurt financial district, a blockade of the ECB, and an international demonstration. Last week, the city of Frankfurt informed the broad coalition behind Blockupy that it would prohibit all planned protests. This ban can be understood in the context of the increasingly authoritarian government policies in response to crisis and accompanying denial of democratic rights.
06-05-2012 13:52Twenty-five years after the original May Day riots in Kreuzberg, a ritualised confrontation with the police leaves the streets littered with cobblestones and broken glass.
05-05-2012 12:01Cruises are due to start and finish from the Pier Head as of June. This means that P&O cruises will be originating from Liverpool while paying only 75p per hour to most staff.
01-05-2012 15:14A reflection upon the neccessary force to lead lives of strength and solidarity.
01-05-2012 08:02Stand off in Santa Cruze ends with arrests
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28-04-2012 18:40While the UN embargo was clearly aimed at preventing the delivery of weapons both to Gadhafi and those fighting him, NATO looked the other way when it came to the rebels. Hundreds of tonnes of ammunition and arms breezed through the blockade, exposing what critics say was Canada and NATO’s real motive during the Libyan war — regime change under the guise of protecting civilians.
28-04-2012 10:34A Brother in an Anglican Religious Community who has converted to Roman Catholicism continues to remain a brother in that Anglican Community and to live completely rent free in property bought for him and owned by that Community, despite being now a working member of a church which rejects Anglican beliefs and despite the Anglican community being in financial difficulties.
27-04-2012 07:49Our current political system chooses to deal with world hunger through the model of “food security”, arguing that there is not enough food to go around and that we need techno-fixes to solve this. This approach ignores the fact that there is a global food surplus – many people just can’t afford to buy food. This problem is being amplified by land grabs- communities that used to grow food for themselves are being forced out of their ancestral homes, often by corporations expanding cash crop production.
27-04-2012 01:09The UK Government is terminating its contract with Addison Lee, the minicab company which has donated 250,000 pounds to the Conservative Party.
26-04-2012 17:11Declaration in support of the “WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”
26-04-2012 10:44In recent years, the activities of UKUncut, the Occupy Movement, the student movement and the forthcoming Olympics protests can be counted as a resurgence of non-violent civil disobedience, as a means of highlighting social issues in the UK. Today’s article examines the key criticisms levelled at proponents of non violent civil disobedience and puts forward the case that their asking is the path to success rather than the obstacle.