UK Newswire Archive
12-10-2012 08:53International Campaign:
“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas”
The Investment Banking Awards are the Oscars of the financial world. Dished out for so-called 'innovation', some of the world's richest bankers gather together to congratulate each other on devising ever more creative ways to make obscene sums of money. See the film of the awards.
One of 2012's most profitable scams was the bankers' 'innovative' approach to a key interest rate called LIBOR. Virtually every bank at the event was involved in illegally colluding to rig LIBOR, ensuring that they would always be the winners in the multi-million pound bets they were making on the markets.
When we noticed that this money-spinner had been overlooked in the ceremony, we decided to show up and make sure the LIBOR-riggers got the recognition they deserve.
11-10-2012 16:25Past Tense's contribution to the current 200th anniversary
commemoration of the Luddite movement. It relates the Luddites to a lesser
known group of London workers, the silk weavers of Spitalfields, who faced similar pressures, some decades earlier, responding with their own interesting forms of collective bargaining...
11-10-2012 11:25We were in court today for possession of our posh Clifton squat. We attempted to buy more time arguing possession forthwith would be disproportionate under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
We didn't succeed and possession was awarded forthwith but it wasn't entirely hopeless and could be something other squatters might try.
This article discusses the introduction of another currency system called TEM, in Volos, Greece. Considering the financial instability of the euro, I feel that we should explain this possibility to everyone and, more importantly, it should be of interest to your readers.
11-10-2012 10:21Shift’s semi-regular ‘Remember, Remember’ feature was conceived as a chance for reappraisals of past political events, projects and social movements. In our last issue we want to use this space to take a look back at our own project, evaluate our own successes and failures and explain some of the reasoning behind our decision to end the project for now.
11:00 until 13:00
Crown Prosecution Service, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS
The demo outside the CPS will be followed by one outside the London offices of G4S, from 2-4 at 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT.
11-10-2012 08:55We the gremlins (currently squatters of Gremlin Alley) will be re-opening our social centre to the community later this week. After a thorough clean up, re-organising our space and lots of hard work, we are pleased to announce that we will be going back to ‘business as usual’. There will additionally be a video communique to be released tomorrow regarding the on going resistance to keep the space.
We also now have a social centre phone – 07967 249310 – for anyone to directly communicate with us. To be included in our phone tree for eviction alert, upcoming events and gremlin news, please text us with ‘Add me up’.
10-10-2012 16:36The workers of “Viomichaniki Metalleutiki” in Thessaloniki, Greece, are struggling to take the factory from capital's grasp and into their own hands.
A great convoy of struggle and solidarity is organised from 12/10 to 15/10 all over Greece.
10-10-2012 10:55Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Alliance plans to ensure that as many people as possible from Bristol get to the TUC's 'A Future That Works' demonstration in London
Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Alliance plans to ensure that as many people as possible from Bristol get to the TUC's 'A Future That Works' demonstration in London on Saturday October 20th. Many unions have arranged coaches from Bristol and surrounding areas. Details can be found on the BADACA website here.
In most cases these are free to members and their families. Some extend this to friends. Some others are not free but subsidised. There is also a link to information about all coaches from the South West. Book a seat now. If you have queries on the information provided please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student film setting out the case for supporting the demonstrations can be seen here.
Facebook for 20th October here.
Information on TUC website here.
Dean Everitt and his badly-named Boston Protest March fb group are planning to hold a static demonstration against immigration in a month’s time. The demonstration will take place on 18th November outside the Herbert Ingram Memorial. Although Everitt says “THIS IS NOT A RACE ISSUE AND RACISIM WONT BE TOLLERATED” it’s hard to imagine the virulently anti-East European sentiment of those who support the group, including activists from a number of far right groups, will pay much attention.The demo has been postponed since July whilst the group awaited the publication of a report by Boston Borough Council into the local impact of immigration. The report, which is now released, has been deemed unsatisfactory by Everitt and co.
Everitt originally cancelled a march which was intended to take place in 2011 because he claimed he was worried about it being hijacked by the far right. He has obviously changed his mind because he has invited a number of prominent fascists and far right organisers to his new demo, including Bill Baker, leader of the New Patriot Alliance, Simon Bennett from the British Freedom leadership and a number of BNP and EDL activists.
The news hasn’t gone down well with the readers of the Boston Standard though. “Thought Mr Everitt had been out the news for a while (which was actually quite nice!)” says Gooner 5271. “YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!! Has this not died already? When will Everitt learn that his mob will solve and change nothing!” says YBForever. “When will this idiot realise that not everybody in this town has got the narrow minded views as him!!!! seriously grow up!!!” says Another fed up local. “It will achieve nothing. This is a Westminster issue not a local one… This will simply increase tensions and cause trouble on the day” says Skelsang. There wasn’t a single positive comment on the article. Not exactly resounding local support.
If Everitt really wants to drag in a bunch of racist morons from out of town to totally discredit his already sinking ship of a protest movement, he should go ahead. But maybe he hasn’t thought this one through.
10-10-2012 07:50The mass squatting action on October 13th is fast approaching, so it’s time for an update…