UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
11-11-2013 22:02Diplomats from Islamic regime and the 5+1 group of “ world powers ” met in Geneva for a three-day meeting to discuss the issue of nuclear program in Iran. In their meeting there was no mention of the recent executions, torture and human rights abuse in Iran. We should not let the nuclear negotiations cast a shadow over human rights abuse under the Rohani’s regime.
“Don’t let their heartbeats stop!”
08-11-2013 19:50A GOVERNMENT grant will help a homeless charity give one-on-one help to rough sleepers in Oxford to get them off the streets.
08-11-2013 08:43Syria Film Screening and Planning Meeting
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Venue: London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street (corner of Parfett St), Whitechapel, London E1 1ES
07-11-2013 15:35Co-inciding with the Bonfire Night protest in London, and numerous demos and actions against austerity elsewhere, a protest called by Anonymous took to the streets of Cardiff on Tuesday night, ending in attempts to occupy the Senedd (Welsh assembly building).
Resistance to s.144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 that outlaws squatting in residential buildings is growing. Ultimately, the law may prove unworkable and unenforceable.
Ten days ago, squatters occupied a residential council property in Southwark in protest at the sell-off of council houses and the criminalisation of squatting under s.144. Last week, a Brighton squatter was acquitted on appeal as the prosecution failed to prove he was living at the property. His two co-defendants had previously been acquitted on the same charge.
Yesterday, another case collapsed when the Crown Prosecution Service presented no evidence at Mold Crown Court against Tristan Dixon who was appealing his conviction under s.144.
Tristan's supporters set up a protest about homelessness and squatting on the court forecourt, complete with cardboard, sleeping bag, visual statistics about empty homes, teddy bear and a friendly dog on a piece of string. Flyers were offered to everyone entering or leaving the court. The protest proved very timely as no fewer than ten repossession cases were being heard that day in the County Court in the same building, four of them brought by the local Flintshire County Council.
06-11-2013 17:05Join our 2013 campaigner conference to get to grips with all the ins and outs of tax dodging, how big companies are getting away with it, how the rules need to change and what we can all do about it.
04-11-2013 19:50British Republicanism proposes a political system for the UK in which equality is guaranteed. In response to support swelling and growing anger at the anachronistic concept of monarchy, key tenants have been composed.