UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
17-12-2004 09:20Am 25. November 2004 wurde Brasília durch zwei Demonstrationen gegen die pro-imperialistische Regierung Lula erschüttert. Dieses Jahr wird im Zeichen von Straßenmobilisierungen zu Ende gehen und weist zugleich auf die Perspektive eines kämpferischen 2005 hin.
17-12-2004 03:04The antics of opposing groups of Oil interests, played out by the performances of their respective nations, have reached new levels of absurdity. As the Russian ‘due process of law’ dismantles Yukos for take-over by one of its lackey interests, the West screams outrage and accuses Russian courts of corruption, ‘confirming’ that the Russian legal system is the “tool of a corrupt government.” Well, really! Since when has the legal system of any nation been anything other than a tool of the prevailing regime?
16-12-2004 23:53A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.
Home Secretary David Blunkett has been forced out of office by the lies he told about fast-tracking a visa application for his mistress's nanny.
16-12-2004 13:45Voting began last week for this annual competition, which began in 1997, and which allows trade unionists around the world to vote for their favourite union websites. The Labour Website of the Year, sponsored by LabourStart is the only global competition open to all trade union websites and aims to encourage excellence in website design in the international trade union movement.
16-12-2004 11:54Calling all those in Nottingham who want to get clued up about the G8 coming to the UK next year - this is your chance! The G8 Roadshow 'Trapese' comes to the Sumac Social Centre in Forest Fields tomorrow. From 4-6pm, there will be workshops, and from 8-11pm fun, including local band 'The Darlings.' Find out about whats wrong with the G8, how people have protested in the past,and about protests are planned for next year.
16-12-2004 00:21On November 2, the FT reported that there was a boost to railways as £20bn borrowing planned. It forgot to tell you that there will be no boost as Network Rail plans to take £20bn of taxpayers money over the next 5 years.
Network Rail is an unprofitable company set up by privatisation Government approved thief Adrian Montague, an ex-City lawyer who specialises in drawing up financial schemes that are called things like we need "£20m using the bond market to invest in the UK rail network and to refinance its existing debt. We need to be backed by a long-term indemnity from the government." FT dum people either do not understand or have been editorially sanctioned to tell you this means you the taxpayer will be paying.
Financial Times. 2 Nov.2004. p.3.
15-12-2004 15:24Wal-Mart's zeal to "hold the lowest feasible [inventory] level while avoiding the risks of 'stock outs,'" its competitive advantage, is also the weak link in its anti-union empire.
14-12-2004 16:00Attached is an open letter to Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair, calling for effective international pressure on Israel, based on the understanding that Israel has neither the will nor the ability to end the occupation without such pressure.
13-12-2004 21:53Calling all Toffbusters!
13-12-2004 16:05This article was written by two anarchist activists from Kyiv, Ukraine during the second week of the protests - and has been translated just now. "During two weeks of mass protests people get to know - how to cooperate, how to trust each other and how to call the authorities to the answer"
13-12-2004 15:48Here it finally is: The answer from the anti-capitailst movement to the remake of the Band Aid song. The "Free The World - Do They Really Give a F**k At All EP" tells the real story about Africa, the hunger at the causes.
Check it out, download the songs and sing along on www.bandaid.dissent.org.uk
12-12-2004 19:07The UK's best community newspaper reaches its 100th issue
11-12-2004 15:40Hundreds of Brighton and Hove teaching assistants took a third day of strike action on Friday 10 December as their battle for better pay intensified.
11-12-2004 13:00I was part of a group of International Solidarity Movement activists who travelled to Egypt on Sunday to meet Egyptian activists preparing to take a convoy of food and medicine from Cairo to Rafah (Gaza). The activists of the Egyptian Popular Comittee in Solidartity with the Palestinian Uprising have taken 25 such convoys since the start of the intifada in an atmosphere of repression and corruption. While in Egypt activists tried to make links with broader social movements in Egypt.
11-12-2004 12:21I was part of a group of International Solidarity Movement activists who travelled to Egypt on Sunday to meet Egyptian activists preparing to take a convoy of food and medicine from Cairo to Rafah (Gaza). The activists of the Egyptian Popular Comittee in Solidartity with the Palestinian Uprising have taken 25 such convoys since the start of the intifada in an atmosphere of repression and corruption. While in Egypt activists tried to make links with broader social movements in Egypt.
11-12-2004 11:03Compilation of latest information including detailed quotes.
Note there are also nationwide demonstrations planned for Sunday 12th -
The 51 Capital March http://www.51capitalmarch.com/stateContacts.shtml
"You Stole My Vote"
11-12-2004 07:33Summary of the preliminary findings of the Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - ref. http://www.osce.org/documents/odihr/2004/11/3779_en.pdf - on the US Elections of 2 Nov 2004. Note that the Mission was terminated at the moment the polls closed.