UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
12-06-2012 12:19“Appearing at events such as [Queen Elizabeth's Diamond] Jubilee is a PR gift to heads of state with poor human rights records, giving the impression that they're just like any world leader. It also encourages a sense of impunity,” writes British journalist Joan Smith, criticizing the presence of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations last week.
Come along to Ort for a raucous evening of food music and fun to raise money for Birmingham Eviction Resistance Network.
The Mistakings will be playing, along with Leander Jones, Johnny Kowalski and Tim Martin aka @dogcatchicken, with DJ extraodinaire Will Itsasecret bringing the night to a climactic end. A delicious vegetarian curry will be being sold for £2.50
Donation on the door
10-06-2012 19:10Working-class Tory voters go against their own self-interest. But it's not just working-class people. The rich and powerful put a lot of effort into fooling the majority. It has worked in the past and is still working today.
** Attempts to appropriate the Lacandón Jungle by multinational corporations
** Indigenous communities of Montes Azules are at risk of eviction by federal authorities
07-06-2012 01:56Highlights from the 6th June meeting at Palestine Place, a reclaimed building in central London hosting 2 weeks of events for Palestine.
These highlights are taken from the Palestine and International Law talk given by Israeli-born solicitor and founder of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Daniel Machover and Frank Barat of the Russell Tribunal
06-06-2012 19:28Activist across london from groups including No Borders, will tomorrow converge on Paternoster square for a demonstration against the G4S agm, and Palestine Place has pledged it's support.
05-06-2012 12:03Tamil and human rights activists to protest tommorrow outside Commonwealth Economic Forum at Mansion House against attendance of Sri Lankan War Criminal President Rajapaksa, who is speaking at the event
Protests are ongoing outsidePark Lane Hilton Hotel where he is reported to be staying (address: 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE).
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04-06-2012 12:52If I becomer Sussex’s Police & Crime Commissioner said David Joe Neilson
I will set up CITIZENS ON PATROL SUSSEX
04-06-2012 12:35This video is well worth an hour of your time: Yes, there are many documentaries out there about over-consumption, consumerism, etc, but this one stands out from the rest, in that it makes this excellent observation on the world economy: Our economy is based on over-consumption and consumerism, even planned obsolescence of products, and cannot function if the people were to overcome these "bad habits".
** For the Zapatistas, the aim is to rob them of their lands
** Analysis by the investigator Alicia Gómez of UAM-Xochimilco
Sent by: Hermann Bellinghausen,
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, June 1, 2012
02-06-2012 00:07Despite earlier attempts by police earlier to evict Palestine Place, a successful resistance has occurred and all advertised events will be taking place....
01-06-2012 17:46"Disappointing US jobs report - more QE coming. What does it all mean for the working class?