UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
We feel we should publicly state the facts as they are at present regarding relations between Boycott Workfare and a number of trade unions. This follows the recent appearance of some misleading reports which suggest that the GMB, PCS, and Unite trade unions are affiliated to the campaign or working with us.
So, the night before last whilst out walking my dog, I found a guy sleeping in the gardens behind my tower block. Last night he came back. After an internet search I found details for No Second Night Out (NSNO) who claim that they:
focus on helping those who find themselves rough sleeping on the streets of London for the first time. We will ensure there is a rapid response to new rough sleepers, and will provide an offer that means they do not have to sleep out for a second night...
Elsewhere on the site , we are informed that:
Homelessness charity Broadway has won the £5 million two-year contract to take on the mayor of London’s no second night out project from June this year. Howard Sinclair, chief executive of Broadway, said: ‘We are committed to ending rough sleeping in the capital and by working in partnership on this tender – and by expanding the service to south London – we are confident that the great strides we have already made to ease homelessness problems in London will continue.’
So, is this expensive scheme involving Mayor Boris and a homeless NGO a good thing, or is it is just more spin which sees the Tories handing out cashpayers money, with little positive result to be gained? And yes, of course the question is rhetorical......
EUROPEAN PRONOUNCEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WEEK OF WORLDWIDE ACTION “JUAN VÁZQUEZ GUZMÁN LIVES! THE BACHAJÓN STRUGGLE CONTINUES!” FROM TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH TO TUESDAY, JULY 2ND, 2013
Now after 2 years of active solidarity work since its formation, Bristol Defendant Solidarity, with a little help from Kebele Sound Collective, present a benefit night of international radical hip hop, rap and conscious beats.
18-06-2013 08:57This is an article written by Narmeen Al Rubaye about an Iraqi man who remains in prison in Baghdad for the last 10 years who is currently on hunger strike, and whose wife who gained asylum in the UK in 2006 remains with their child separated from him. It includes a letter writing action at the end.
17-06-2013 18:36A exposition on struggles in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, and Athens
http://libcom.org/blog/sleepless-istanbul-iii-16062013 (NB the author may update content).
14-06-2013 16:43More misleading half truths from the appalling BBC
09-06-2013 09:32Bringing Anarchism back to Soho! The Convergence Space has kicked off well - but more people needed!
08-06-2013 13:47StopG8 social centre now open 40 Beak St, Soho, W1F 9RQ More info here: https://network23.org/stopg8/2013/06/08/stopg8-social-centre-now-open/
08-06-2013 05:32“He gave his life for the land”
Another indigenous leader has been assassinated in the struggle to defend the land and natural resources from depradation and destruction.
Article from the June edition of Peace News
06-06-2013 10:422 Brits among 11 foreigners arrested in Istanbul protests
Anti fa 'Clement Merik' murdered by gang of Nazis at Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris late last night ( https://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1474051)
06-06-2013 09:32Given the persistence of political and religious sectarianism and its rapid proliferation into extreme forms throughout the world it is worth considering in considerable detail the characteristics of this reactionary tendency. In this the first of three articles the opinions of Marx and Engels in the 19th century on this vexed question are considered.