UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
22-02-2014 16:53Residence of Forchers housing estate in Barnstaple,
North Devon have occupied their pub The Borough Arms which
is due to be knocked down to make way for flats
as part of a regeneration scheme.
19-02-2014 17:33Stop Atos from stopping benefits with lies
18-02-2014 14:50Owen Jones appeared yesterday on Novara Media. For those readers from outside the UK, Novara Media is a “autonomous media collective” based in London that currently manifests itself as an hour long radio show on weekly at 1pm GMT on Fridays on Resonance FM but that in the near future hopes to expand to internet TV.
Boycott Workfare’s welfare action gathering on Saturday was a massive success. 80 people from groups across the country came to participate in the day of workshops based around info and skill sharing on the various welfare issues we face. The programme was packed, with sessions on JSA, ESA, housing, fuel poverty, and more, with people remarking on the difficulty of deciding which workshop to attend when there were clashes. We organised the gathering because supporting claimants to know and enforce their so-called rights, and claimants organising together and shaping the campaign, has always been a major part of what we do. For this to happen effectively local mutual support groups are key (it was from a London Coalition Against Poverty group that Boycott Workfare came out of) – we’ve distributed thousands of ‘How to Avoid Workfare’ leaflets but along with these, we really need a buddy or a group of people when challenging Job Centre Plus. The gathering was called to support the growing number of local groups so that we can build on the impressive work of challenging workfare and sanctions across the country through mutual support and direct action, like the examples shared with us early on in the day of the occupation of the £3 million council house and a blockade of the workfare exploiters Salvation Army.
18-02-2014 00:25Featuring 3Cosas, Drax29 and so much more...
Whether or not you believe that billionaires have a right to wage war, profiteer from war and weapons, pricegouge, exploit the poor, kill animals and mother earth, bribe legislators, eliminate competitors through unethical means to amass fortune, may all who care contact these billionaires to ask that they begin supporting Tesla and other electric cars, mass transit systems, solar energy, vegan products and restaurants, etc.
16-02-2014 19:30A weekend gathering for people involved or want to know more about ecological direct action around the UK including fighting opencast coal, fracking, GM, nuclear power, new road building and quarries with discussions and campaign planning - emphasis on the tactics and strategies, community solidarity and sustainable activism.
Call for a Week of National and International Solidarity “If they touch the Zapatistas, they touch all of us”, to be held from February 16 to 23 2014
Black Rose Syndicat: Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant.
14-02-2014 14:42Cameron’s dishonesty over kicking out crooked MPs
has reportedly been condemned by Zac Goldsmith.
According to today’s EVENING STANDARD (linked belwo)
even the Lib Dems want the pledge to be honoured. So
why is Cameron able to dodge it then?
13-02-2014 08:49Chopping n Chuckling this weekend with leg-ends Veggies in Birmingham.
12-02-2014 12:58report from the front line!
website has photos
07-02-2014 13:15too many city-slickers playing at being country folk, driving around in status symbols,in a dream where the fuel never runs out, "oh it's such a stress parking the landie when i do the school run" why not get smaller car, ride bikes, bus it, use your legs or even better have a labotomy
06-02-2014 19:27Just a poem about rent, to councils , inspired by the up and coming MIPIM selling off land around Europe fair in March, in Cannes.
Details of which attached after the poem.
05-02-2014 15:01Analysis about ows-like movements all around the world in 2011.
This text was written by the French Collective Lieux communs (lieux communs = commonplaces) in june 2011. It was translated in English in October 2012. If you wish to know who we are, you can read our declaration here: https://collectiflieuxcommuns.fr/spip/spip.php?article483