UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
02-10-2013 15:28We Are Bradford is organizing an open public meeting today (wed. 2/10/13) at 18.00 in the Girlington Centre discussing organizing the response to the EDL coming to Bradford on the 12th of October. The participation of as many activists as possible is welcome and necessary.
Girlington Community Centre- Girlington Road, Girlington, BD8 9NN
30-09-2013 14:57A series of short presentations and discussion in Bath this Saturday, examining the relevance of anarchism in modern Britain
Date : 26th October 2013
Meet: 12.30PM Trafalgar Square & then march down Whitehall to Downing Street
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Important that there is a bigger and bigger turnout each year for this event. The adding to the list of more families who are victims of police actions each year in-part assists this.
22-09-2013 22:43On September 11th 1973, the commander-in-chief of the Chilean army Augusto Pinochet took power over the democratically elected president Allende. Over the next 17 years, Pinochet killed and tortured thousands under his dictatorial rule. On the same day, in 1998, anarchist Claudia López was shot dead by cops of the reinstated democracy, while fighting at a barricade during a commemoration of the coup d’etat.
22-09-2013 09:56another fantastic radio show from london's DIY radical radio crew, recorded and aired on 20 September 2013:
To celebrate the recent release of Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 2 (PM Press) George Katsiaficas and Geronimo will be speaking at several events in the UK (including the Anarchist Bookfair in London). They will discuss the Asian Wave from 1986-1992 which overthrew 8 dictatorships in 6 years, the 1980s German autonomous scene and discuss what links can be made to current uprisings, rebellions and revolutions.
Reblogged from Bristol Anarchist Federation:
When members of the “Angry Foxes Cell” burnt down the almost complete Police Firearms Training Centre in Portishead near Bristol, it took a lot of people by surprise, ourselves included. This week the Bristol Post published an article on a report by Avon & Somerset Police with the Stalinesque title “Our Five Year Ambition”. The Posts front page ran the Headline “Targeting the Enemy Within.” This was followed up by a comment from the editor singling out anarchists and drumming up public support for their increased oppression.
This is an appeal to friends, comrades and ‘organisers’ of protests. In light of the mass arrest of 286 anti-fascist protestors on 7th September (and Fortnum and mason, critical mass, BNP Whitehall etc) we appeal to all organisers of protests from whatever organisation to immediately cease from negotiating with the police in any form whatsoever and, for any protests currently being planned, that organisers withdraw immediately from communication with the police.
The police have become the protest organisers. It is they who organise what happens on the day, who goes where, what is said and not said, how the protest acts, behaves, moves and demonstrates. We have now not only a state sanctioned but state organised protest. Be effective and you are liable to mass arrest. Deviate from this meticulous state planning and you’re liable to mass arrest. We must not get used to this!
14-09-2013 17:35Ed Davey the Sec of State for Energy and Climate Change has argued that with a robust regulatory and planning system there will not be environmental damage from Fracking. Here, this view is challenged, by using an example of environmental damage caused by opencast mining at the Westfield site in Fife. This example demonstrates how impotent the planning system is when systems of control break down
This press release from The Loose Anti Opencast Network, about what is currently happening in Scotland, where company bankruptcies have left up to 25 un-restored opencast mines, including Westfield, the subject of a recently published LAON report
07-09-2013 17:42Following text is from new issue of Class War, our new communist bulletin. The bulletin also includes updated Programmatical positions of Class War. Download as PDF.
06-09-2013 15:20Bedroom Tax Fundraiser in Nottingham.
06-09-2013 11:32Ex Bethnal Green and Bow MP G Galloway has tabled an Early Day Motion against the EDL's threatened march in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 7 september 213
05-09-2013 15:47Press release from Oxford People's assembly about their candlelit vigil on Friday 6 September.
01-09-2013 20:53Government murder continues in 7 US states
29-08-2013 15:13Only a handful of MPs have bothered to sign up to the House of Commons Early day Motion [=EDM] supporting the demand that Crossrail stations are made step-free accessible. This is the fact on the UK House of Commons parliament.uk web site at the time of writing 1500 Hrs GMT Thursday 29 August 2013. What a contrast to the Dave Cameron fetish for war fare! He hasn't bothered to sign the EDM either. Nor has any MP from Tower Hamlets, present or recent past! Crossrail has been based at Canary Wharf in Tower Hamlets where campaigners handed in the Campaign Demand this lunchtime. Khoodeelaar! signed the DEMAND handed in.