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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
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The latest July review of prospective opencast sites, mainly in England provides evidence that such is the financial plight of UK Coal that it is actively seeking to sell sites it is trying to gain planing permission for.
HOW TO SUPPORT:
What YOU can do to support the dignified community of San Marcos Avilés, hich is under imminent threat of violent displacement:
Large mansion 40 priory rd sheffield s7, all amenities ready for occupation
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Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner independent candidates not getting media coverage
“It is not only the task of the independent/alternative media to circulate the truth, but rather it is the responsibility of us all to do so.”
“Our compas from San Marcos Avilés are suffering this violence because they are indigenous, because they are Zapatistas, and because they have opened their own autonomous school.”
The case of Ed Frey is reminiscent of an earlier Santa Cruz case where Sandy Loranger did time in jail for feeding the homeless soup. When the judge offered her counseling instead of jail Sandy Loranger replied, "If feeding my fellow man is a crime, I am beyond rehabilitation."
On Wednesday, August 8th we will be screening Working Slowly (Radio Alice). This drama from 2004, set during the student uprisings of 1977, is part of our "Radical History Film Nights" series. The title of the film (the original Italian title is "Lavorare Con Lentezza") is taken from the notion of "refusal of work" (rifiuto del lavoro), as proposed by Italian autonomists during the 1960s and 1970s.
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Reflexive opposition to Uncle Sam’s machinations abroad is generally a good thing. It is a progressive instinct that progressively declined in the 1990s, as presidents Bush Sr. and Clinton deftly deployed the U.S. military to execute “humanitarian” missions in Somalia, Haiti, and the Balkans and progressively increased in the 2000s, as Bush Jr. lurched from quagmire to disaster in transparent empire-building exercises in Afghanistan and Iraq.
On the 12th July we squatted Scottish Coal's new opencast site in the Douglas Valley at Glentaggart East for a week-long action camp. Folk came from all over to stand in solidarity with local people and to stop the destruction and injustice of opencast coal mining. The film below documents a few of the actions that took place during the camp including a mass action that shut down Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site, a morning blockade of Broken Cross Open Cast Coal Site and the opencasting of landowner Lord Home's front garden.
Human rights organisations have warned that the population of nearly 200 Zapatista supporters in the indigenous community of San Marcos Aviles are at very serious risk of violent assault and displacement. The threats made against them have increased sharply since the Mexican elections in July.
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You've all heard of Muslamic Ray Guns, the inter-Stella weapons that gave EDL thickoes the willies, making them spontaneously piss themselves in public, giving rise to the incredibly-fashionable "Damp Denim Look". Since then, the paranoid losers are calling everybody who opposes them, from anarchists to liberal democrats and even Tories, "communists!".
Meet the brand new anti-fascist weapon that is far more effective at stopping EDLers sleep at night than a family-size nosebag of cocaine.....
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Migrants in Calais have been under increased attack as border security has been stepped up and the town has been "cleansed" for the arrival of tourists and athlete training camps. In the games without borders demo on Saturday 28 July migrants and supporters defied the clampdown to enjoy some unofficial games of our own.
I am standing on a anti corruption platform. The chances of an honest Police & Crime Commissioner being elected are getting slimmer. Why have the Activists in Sussex not put someone forward