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SchNEWS 773: No Spain No Gain

28-05-2011 06:14 | Public sector cuts | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | World

As mass protests in Madrid raise the bar for European anti-austerity actions. We've got the Arab Spring – what about a European summer? It's a week since thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators pitched up in central Madrid (see SchNEWS 772) - and revolution fever is spreading across Europe like nits in a playground. With the Spanish sit-in still going strong – and intending to remain until at least the 29th - street demonstrations have also hit Greece, Georgia, and, er, Bristol. Protests are spreading to Italy, France, Portugal, Austria even Germany - could it be that last year's initial protests against austerity measures are maturing, one year on, into a broader demand for political reform?

From the newswires:
Crackdown begins. | Nottingham Solidarity | Spanish Revolution at London | #Spanishrevolution Has Reached Bristol | This revolution is sponsored by you! | Protests continue outside Spanish embassy | A shout from Spain | Message from Barcelona | Edinburgh Solidarity March

In SchNEWS: SchNEWS 773

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SchNEWS 759: Middle Eastern Promise

17-02-2011 22:45 | Culture | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | South Coast | World

The Battle for Lazoughli Square (From Occupied Cairo)

Egyptian dissidents (along with the masses) celebrated on Friday as Hosni Mubarak finally threw in the towel after the mass protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, and across the country, refused to abate (and presumably the Americans finally ordered him to load up the plane with gold and go in an attempt to ensure the power structures – and thus their influence – didn't collapse completely). But the Egyptian revolution is not yet won as the military have stepped in, repressed protest and threatened to declare martial law.

From the Newswire:
Libyan solidarity in London | Algerians take to the streets
Bahrain: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Egypt: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

In SchNEWS: 758 | 757 | 756

Read first-hand reports from Egypt at Cairo Rising | Occupied Cairo | 3arabawy | Game Over Mubarak

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SchNEWS 744: To The Manor Osbourne

21-10-2010 21:36 | Analysis | Culture | Education | Health | Public sector cuts | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | South Coast | World

Thousands have marched, a government department has been broken into, and a Scottish branch of Lloyds TSB has been occupied by pissed-off pensioners...It must be the (OK, somewhat quiet compared to France) start of the anti-cuts revolt!

On the Newswire: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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SchNEWS : All That Romains

20-05-2010 21:09 | Globalisation | Public sector cuts | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | South Coast | World

Welcome to the age of austerity. Romania has erupted in protests as harsh measures continue to grow and waves of discontent flood Europe.

Romania's capital, Bucharest, stood still for a day on Wednesday (19th) as ferocious cuts cripple the Romanian populace. The city was at brought to a halt as an estimated 50,000 protesters marched through the streets in the largest of the demonstrations seen since the cuts were announced. Protesters poured in from all over the country to attend, despite police attempts to block the streets to uphold order.

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SchNEWS: Squaring Up To 'Em

13-05-2010 19:48 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Climate Chaos | Culture | Ecology | Education | Energy Crisis | Globalisation | Health | Iraq | Migration | Palestine | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | South Coast | World

This Saturday (15th) people will be protesting at various places around central London to give the new 'stable, national interest' coalition a warm welcome.

SchNEWS gives a round-up of all the events taking place over the weekend to get your action-hungry teeth stuck into.

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SchNEWS: Crash of the Titans

02-05-2010 15:09 | Analysis | Culture | Globalisation | Public sector cuts | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | South Coast | World


Greece is further troubled as government officials get ready to announce IMF imposed wage cuts that will resonate across the country’s entire public sector. Emergency demonstrations were held across the country (Thursday 29th April) in protest against the cuts by grass-roots trade unions, leftist and anarchist organisations.

On the Newsire: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

In SchNEWS: 720 | 711 | 662 | 659

Links: IMF on Greece | Greek Indymedia

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SchNEWS: Greek Fire

25-02-2010 22:05 | Public sector cuts | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | South Coast | World

Greece has once again been rocked by protests, strikes and civil unrest. This time in response to a series of swinging government cutbacks aimed at bringing the country into line with neo-liberal dogma and reducing it's budget deficit. In response to proposed attacks on worker's rights and pensions, virtually the entire country came out on strike on Wednesday. 30,000 marched through Athens and violently clashed with police. There is widespread anger at the governments attempts to deal with the economic crisis by dipping into the pockets of the poor. Marchers in Athens shouted, "No sacrifices! Make the rich pay for the crisis!”

2008 Greek protests – SchNEWS 659 | 662
Indymedia: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Occupied London

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Storm the Banks

06-03-2009 12:55 | G20 London Summit | Climate Chaos | Energy Crisis | Globalisation | Workers' Movements | London | World

Climate Rush activists gathered outside RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), Thursday 5th March to protest the incredible multi million pound pay out to Fred (the shred) Goodwin, former RBS Chief Executive, and more importantly, the banks continuing role in funding the climate changing industries of coal, gas and oil. Posting the largest losses in British corporate history, RBS lost £24.1 billion in 2008 and has since had billions of pounds of taxpayers' money pumped into it. Already the largest bailout to date, the government has agreed to inject a further £13 billion on top of the £20 billion already given, and to make a further £6 billion available. While the tax payer now owns at least 70% of its shares, the bank continues to operate as a private company,

On the same day as the Climate Rush demo outside RBS, the Bank of England reduced the base interest rate to 0.5% and announced the printing of £100 billion pounds of new cash to inject into the stalled economy. Next month, the G20 leaders (G22 to be more precise) will arrive in London to discuss further ways to get the poor to bail out the rich. Various groups are mobilizing to protest against the summit which the police are co-promoting as part of a 'summer of rage'.

The G20 Meltdown group say they're going to reclaim the City, 'thrusting into the very belly of the beast', with a four pronged assault on the Bank of England at noon on 1st April. That afternoon, as part of a series of actions leading up to the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen, the Camp for Climate Action aim to expose how the discredited market mechanisms are being sold as a solution to climate change and are planning a climate camp in the city close the the Carbon Trading Exchange.

Links : Climate Rush target RBS Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | LCAP occupies RBS | Quantitive Easing | Corporate Undead | Image From The Future | Bristol Dissent g20 Call Out | Climate Camp hits the city | Press Complaint over G20 article | RBS boss pension | Arrogance of Capitalism | Environmental silver lining? | Climate chaos meets economic chaos | Bash a Billionaire | Doubt of global financial crisis? | Origins of the Credit Crunch | Summer of rage? | Demand for energy falling | Climate Crimes Delayed | Dissident Island Economic Special | "Pro-Capitalist" Mobilisation Video

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Indian court orders 'arrest without bail' of Dutch activists

05-12-2007 20:36 | Repression | Social Struggles | Technology | Workers' Movements | World

Clean Clothes activists protest for Freedom to promote workers rights

A court in Bangalore has issued an order for the 'arrest without the possibility of bail' of seven campaigners over their websites postings about labour conditions of an Indian supplier of fashion label G-Star. The activists are from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the India Committee of the Netherlands; the director of their Netherlands based ISP, Antenna, is included.

The case could have implications for activists posting anything on the web, with the court using the Convention on Cyber Crime to call for extradition. It all happens with the backdrop of the continuing campaign about labour conditions and particularly the huge number of child workers in India coming up against the religion of 'free trade'.

The case has been running for some time now. As the legal threats get worse the campaign are asking for solidarity. As G-Star is the only remaining buyer from the jeans manufacturer at which the CCC and ICN have highlighted the labour rights violations they are asking people to make demands of them listing things you can do []. In the UK No Sweat! have called a picket of G-star [] focusing on their Covent Garden store. There are lots of outlets around on their store locator [].

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Image The Left Under Philippine President Duterte
09-07-2016 11:24

Image Why Philippine President Duterte is not a socialist
30-06-2016 10:17

Image Three dead as police forcibly repress strikes across Colombia
05-06-2016 17:33

Image North Korea: Kim Jong Un issues temporary ban on weddings and funerals for 'secu
08-05-2016 03:33

Image Philippines: Police shoot hungry protesters
13-04-2016 11:46

Image Universal Credit is coming to Cambridge!
22-02-2016 23:43

Image Mega Squatted Farm in Florence Italy "MONDEGGI COMMON GOOD - FARM WITHOUT MASTER
08-02-2016 14:54 | 1 comment

Image #PEGIDA BLOODY MAYHEM @slatukip #ANTIFA @JLRFB @misscheeky666 @siegfails #ukip
04-02-2016 16:51 | 1 comment

Image OccupyLondon and Occupy WallStreet
25-01-2016 13:35

Text Commissioner to Athens: Meat for Austerity
02-12-2015 14:07

Text Greece after five years in recession. Accelerated poverty in Greece
30-07-2015 11:18

Audio UG#710 - Facing The Failing Culture Of Control-3 (The Simple Model of Singapore)
18-07-2015 03:16

Image The Sotheby's 4 need YOU!
03-07-2015 23:16 | 1 comment

Image Anti "Austerity" Demo in Cambridge.
02-06-2015 01:43 | 3 comments

Image Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trad
11-05-2015 12:04

Image PHILIPPINES: Young progressives take the helm of Akbayan party leadership
09-05-2015 13:30

Image Happy International Workers Day!
01-05-2015 17:35

Image Locals Protest Outside Housing Exhibition.
17-04-2015 23:34 | 7 comments

Image Requisites for Building the Socialist Future
22-03-2015 03:29 | 1 comment

Image Animal Agony, Union Busting, Deforestation, Human Disease At McDonald's
20-03-2015 18:51 | 1 comment

Text A review of 'Dispatches Against Displacement'
17-02-2015 05:25

Text We are a Mass Movement! Class Struggle is not Dead
06-02-2015 00:28 | 7 comments

Text In San Francisco USA, "Dispatches Against Displacement" -- a review
19-01-2015 08:19

Image How Mao Delt with Soviet Revisionism
12-01-2015 08:29 | 1 comment

Audio UG#700 - Is There No Other Way the World May Live? (Audiocollage of Dissidents)
31-12-2014 12:32

Image Rebellions In North America
19-12-2014 18:53

Audio UG#696 - The Morality Play of Austerity (Bailing out The Shipwrecked Plutocracy)
29-11-2014 20:46

Image The Internationalist No. 38 is out!
06-11-2014 23:15

Text The Canadian Conundrum – Causes and Consequences of a Containment Catastrophe
03-11-2014 16:34

Text Veggies Happy Birthday to you and Thanks!
17-10-2014 16:41

Image Philippine activists start 1,000-km march for climate justice
07-10-2014 12:54

Text Hongkong: Tehran in a Cool Pool
03-10-2014 17:55

Text Beyond Development: Alternative Visions from Latin America
11-09-2014 23:12

Image Nae Nazis demo Edinburgh Saturday 23rd August 2014
24-08-2014 16:11

Text Whatever happened to the unemployed organising themselves?
03-08-2014 23:50 | 2 comments

Image The State of Reform in the Philippines
03-08-2014 02:47

Image Philippine President told: Re-energize the campaign for reforms
28-07-2014 10:56

Image Philippines: 5 Makabayan bloc legislators got P481M pork barrel
16-07-2014 10:10 | 2 comments

Image Newsflash: Labour Doesn’t Care About You
27-06-2014 17:03 | 1 comment

Image The ‘Asian Century’ and ASEAN integration: contradictions and challenges
26-06-2014 11:44

Image The 3-in-1 revolution
21-06-2014 03:32

Image Disgusting Tories try to extend 'Universal Credit' on the sly
20-06-2014 18:40 | 1 comment

Image Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy
15-06-2014 10:35

Image A Tribute to Filipino Labor Leader Romy Castillo
10-06-2014 12:10

Image Democracy and socialism
28-05-2014 12:18

Image Philippines: Inclusive growth under Aquino no longer possible
01-05-2014 12:42

Text Israel said planning to deport African migrants to Uganda
28-04-2014 11:50

Image Benetton stores targeted by global protests
26-04-2014 13:48 | 8 comments

Image GAP Cambridge shut in shame on 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse GAP and GA
25-04-2014 16:28

Image Class War in Ukraine: Krasnodon Miners’ Strike in armed antifascist uprising
25-04-2014 08:56

Image Victory to the striking South African miners! Demonstrate in London, Thursday 24 April
17-04-2014 06:46

Text #137: Breaking the Frame & politics of technology, rant on Irish policing...and
09-04-2014 09:21

Image On National Democracy
07-04-2014 11:53 | 1 comment

Image Eco-Warriors Accuse Enfield Council of Corruption at Middlesex University
30-03-2014 17:16

Image The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution
26-03-2014 04:41

Text Unfair Mario
24-03-2014 14:13 | 1 comment

Text Casual Work Article Download!
28-02-2014 21:47

Text Is McDonald's Going To Burn These Hedge Funds
16-02-2014 20:04

Text Bosnia Latest!
12-02-2014 12:58

Image The Extinction Festival at the Cat Hill Protest
01-02-2014 22:49

Text Petition of Unconditional Basic Income for the UK
08-01-2014 17:56 | 4 comments

Text The Internationale
29-12-2013 18:21

Text Time At Work
20-12-2013 15:34 | 1 comment

Image Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
20-12-2013 05:59 | 1 comment

Text Time & Casual Work
17-12-2013 13:42

Text Christmas Casual Work
15-12-2013 15:08

Image The WTO pushes through bad deal; Developed countries and TNCs are the big winner
11-12-2013 10:38

Image New People's Daily Building in China
07-12-2013 01:16 | 1 comment

Image An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End
03-12-2013 12:01

Image Inside the paranoid Maoist cults of 1970s Britain
01-12-2013 13:05 | 1 comment

Audio #670 - Thinking Clearly About The Vast Machine (& The Hopelessness It Produces)
23-11-2013 07:01

Text Radical Routes Autumn Gathering 2013
04-11-2013 12:40 | 2 comments

Audio UG#666 - The Cancer in Occupy (What is Violence?)
17-10-2013 01:38

Audio UG#665 - Living In An Age Of Political Paralysis (The World According To Hedges)
05-10-2013 02:58

Text Zero-hour contracts!
18-07-2013 14:50

Image Durham Miners Gala 2013
14-07-2013 11:06

Text Egypt: Insurrection or Interregnum?
08-07-2013 08:53

Text An 'Assembly' of Illusions?
30-06-2013 10:14 | 1 comment

Audio UG#650 - Fighting Nature To The Last Drop
25-06-2013 16:28

Image People’s Assembly marks new stage in cuts resistance
24-06-2013 10:41 | 29 comments

Text Anti-Capitalist sectarianism. (Part - 1)
06-06-2013 09:32

Text Three docs analyzing the Occupy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA
29-05-2013 02:02

Text VIOME: A Workers' Experiment with Global Appeal
24-05-2013 13:53

Image Facebook Bans Message to Peter Jackson About Filming Bilderberg Protests
20-05-2013 11:57 | 8 comments

Audio UG#637 - The Preliminaries Of A Vision (Of A World We Might Want)
13-05-2013 16:21

Image On Known and Unknown Self (dis) Organisation.
01-05-2013 21:47 | 5 comments

Text This Thursday 2nd May: Demonstrate at Primark Brighton
29-04-2013 20:34

Image May Day: take action to remember the workers killed in Dhaka and worldwide.
28-04-2013 09:28 | 4 comments

Text Golden Dawn thrown into the sea by Anarchists
06-04-2013 23:02 | 2 comments

Text March of discontent: lessons in work struggles (Italy)
30-03-2013 20:43

Image End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements
26-03-2013 11:18

Image Eco-Warriors Defeat Tory Council Thugs in the Second Battle of Enfield
18-03-2013 17:24 | 5 comments

Text get involved! - Come to the Stop G8 Network Meeting in London
11-03-2013 20:55 | 7 comments

Image I’ll miss Hugo Chavez
10-03-2013 02:03

Image The eco-warriors are all legal observers engaging in police liaison
06-03-2013 01:49

Text The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits
22-02-2013 19:29

Image Propaganda for the 2013 Bristol anarchist bookfair available now
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Text International Trade Union meeting/conference - Paris - March 22-24
13-02-2013 10:42

Image It’s Official: UK Government’s Workfare Programme is Illegal Forced Labour
12-02-2013 14:01 | 3 comments

Text So What of the SWP Now?
13-01-2013 20:18 | 7 comments

Text Occupy Oakland, USA: The "Precarious and Service Workers Assembly"
12-01-2013 04:39

Image Peaceful Revolution in Great Britain is about to begin in filthy Enfield slum
21-12-2012 20:19 | 7 comments

Image Worldwide Children's Revolution Candlelit Vigil Outside Enfield Council Offices
17-12-2012 14:33

Text Enfield Council violently attacks eco-warriors and a bloodbath is possible
15-12-2012 18:39 | 9 comments

Text Anti-Austerity Protest, Manchester Report and Pics
09-12-2012 00:02

Audio UG#595 - An Antidote To Forgetfulness (The Great New Zealand Fire Sale)
07-12-2012 23:40 | 1 comment

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28-11-2012 12:21

Text A good finale for 2012, a reason for joy in dismal times
10-11-2012 15:46

Image FBI Forensic Computer Crime Experts Asked To Investigate Romney-Owned Machines
05-11-2012 18:01

Image Cambridge demo against 200 Tesco Drivers threatened with sack.
04-11-2012 20:27 | 3 comments

Image Obama has been warned that Global Warming will cause Extinction of Humanity
01-11-2012 18:49 | 4 comments

Text Sheffield Unions back European strike
30-10-2012 13:32

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23-10-2012 18:45

Text Convoy of Struggle and Solidarity for the struggle of the workers of "Vio.Me."
10-10-2012 16:36

Text B&NES Council. Top Tory in Shock Resignation
06-10-2012 11:11 | 1 comment

Generic media Save the Bees Stop Bayer
27-09-2012 20:03 | 6 comments

Image The Mainstream Media Appears to be Censoring the Truth About Global Warming
20-09-2012 19:41 | 5 comments

Image A Poem By Ken Saro-Wiwa, Poet, Writer, Hanged For Environmental Activism
15-09-2012 19:43

Text The Lonmin Massacre: Expose on what really happened
30-08-2012 04:38 | 3 comments

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