Six Iranian refugees are now in their fifth week of a hunger strike to demand asylum in the UK and protest against mistreatment by the Home Office.
Solidarity 202, 4 May 2011
The confrontation between the Syrian police state and the popular movement is now in a decisive phase.
On 19 and 20 May, leaders of Egypt's new, independent trade union movement will be speaking in Britain.
The Palestinian secular nationalist party, Fatah, has reached an agreement with the Islamists of Hamas to form an interim Palestinian government and to organise a general election.
Qaddafi has been draping himself in the battle flags of the past and appealing to international opinion in order to achieve a ceasefire which would provide a cover for the complete elimination of the rebel positions in Misrata.
On 24 February there was the movement that we call here “Casbah 2” — more than 300,000 people demanding that Ghannouchi go. On 27 February Ghannouchi and the other Rally for Constitutional Democracy (RCD) ministers resigned.
Teachers, civil servants, and other workers are set to strike on 30 June against the coalition government’s increases in pension contributions, cuts in pension provision, and raising of the pension age.
From the Tory-Liberal government’s huge cut in government money for university teaching budgets will follow, for all universities unable to compete in the £9000-fee top end of the market, big cuts in courses; and for all universities, a re-gearing to market criteria.
The AWL is right to demand “democracy at every level” of society
“A riot is the language of the unheard” (Martin Luther King)... Currently “direct action” seems to be used mechanically for any action outside the once standard, ignored, tedious and silent marches.