UK Newswire Archive
11-02-2011 11:25Business leaders are risking workers’ lives and eroding employment rights by pushing the government to slash workplace regulations.
11-02-2011 06:54The University of Strategic Optinism is organising a protest against the Iranian regime and in support of democracy in the country on 11 February.
11-02-2011 06:48As Portsmouth City Council voted on Tuesday for a budget to make over £20 million worth of cuts, the only voice of opposition came from Portsmouth Against Cuts Together (PACT), the community group supported by the city's trade union movement, which presented an alternative budget to the council meeting.
11-02-2011 01:41In a recent cable on Wikileaks, a NGO is mentioned: "Forum of the Future", which I didn't know, but saw a wesite in the US, but also one in the UK, Bristol region.
This Saturday 12th February there’s a ‘Northern Towns Rally Against the Cuts’ demo in Halifax called by Calderdale Joint Trades Unions. It starts at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall car park with a march from there to the Piece Hall – for the usual speeches no doubt, telling us just how bad the cuts are.
While it’s good that something is happening and everyone who opposes the cuts should indeed try to get along to such events, it’s important to point out that marching from A to B just isn’t going to cut it. If there really is “a mood of anger and defiance sweeping the country” as Calderdale Save Our Services claim in their leaflet for the Rally, then we need to see some of it in Calderdale, going beyond rallies, lobbies and marches to direct action, disruption and economic blockades.
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10-02-2011 20:24The TUC is calling a national demonstration in central London against the proposed government cuts which will lead to massive numbers of job losses and cuts to many vital public services across the country
10-02-2011 19:49On 24 February there will be a solidarity action at the Swiss embassy for Silvia, Billy and Costa .
10-02-2011 19:28Rumors circulating that Mubarak has left the country , places of destinations are Dubai and Jordan.There are rumors that Cairo international airport is being evacuated to let Mubarak leave now.Another rumor that that he is being detained at a military airport.Al jazeera claims that the army intervened when Mubarak was going to transfer some of his powers to Soliman, in fact this was what Mubarak was going to announce allegedly tonight. Already now we are hearing that officers tried to killed Soliman in that assassination attempt.
10-02-2011 19:18As many are now becoming aware a fellow protestor has died in a tragic accident
10-02-2011 19:16The momentum for change in North Africa must extend to sub-Saharan Africa.
10-02-2011 19:04Two recent books from France and England are stirring up revolutions, and it's about time.
I'll quote from them a little, because you need to know. But I am not trying to steal their sales. If you get a copy, that's a revolutionary act in itself.
Roma and Arabs in Europe and Latinos in America, take note. This about protecting your rights.
10-02-2011 18:57The International Metalworkers' Federation joined with other labour and rights groups in taking further steps to protect the rights and safety of workers, Mexican Miners' Union members and labour rights activists at Johnson Controls in Puebla, Mexico.
10-02-2011 18:25The Shropshire anti-coal site at Huntington Lane was set up almost a year ago to defend the site against UK Coal’s plans to mine the huge site set in thousands of hectares of beautiful woodland in the heart of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside.
10-02-2011 18:20Obviously not the most popular source of news around here, but the Daily Mail today published an article about the arrest of a woman for taking food that Tesco were throwing out: 'A woman was handcuffed and 'treated like a hardened criminal' after she helped herself to food worth £200 that had been thrown away by a Tesco store following a power cut.'