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Climate Camp Invites Union to Join in Actions for the Earth & Other Union Newscamper writes; An invitation to the trade union movement to engage in a dialogue with the Camp for Action. As you may be aware the Camp for Climate Action will be happening near Kingsnorth in Kent, august 3 -11th 2008....We aim to shut down Kingsnorth power station on the 9th of August for one day. We want to clarify that this action is not against the workers at Kingsnorth, nor does it mean we think the UK coal industry should be shut down overnight. It means we want to show the seriousness of the threat both to humans and our environment, now and into the future. This crisis affects the world’s poorest people first and hardest and is a social justice issue. We feel that we must take collective, political direct action to address it....We recognise the history of political attacks on the miners and the union movement and we firmly resist that. We recognise the need for jobs, viable communities and a strong trade union movement, and we want a decent, fair and long term deal for all, including miners, energy workers and their communities. We believe we face a common enemy of short-termism, capitalism and the exploitation of people and nature that capitalism inevitably brings. Full article.
In other Union-related news, Solidarity writes; Wednesday & Thursday see 2 days of strike action by many of the lowest paid workers in the public sector. Nationally up to 600,000 members of the Unison & Unite unions could take action in what may be the first of a series of rolling strikes. Next time around it may be 3 days, then 4, then…? In Bristol many schools and other services managed by Bristol city council will be effected (see the employers website). Early morning pickets will be followed by a march meeting on Castle Park at 11am, then rallying on College Green an hour later. Be there in support, and if you aren’t on strike take a very long lunch.Full article.
(Image: A Union-Led Labour Party image from 1914 when it's manifesto stated; 'The land for the people. The wealth for the wealth producers. Down with privilege. Up with the people.')
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Activists from Japan discussing resistance to the G8 and anti-capitalismNOG82008 - Dissent! writes: In July 2008, heads of the states that monopolize two thirds of the earth's wealth will gather at Lake Toya in Hokkaido Japan. The so-called G8 is the embodiment of the global governance that has consistently driven neo-liberal reforms at the same time as spreading poverty, violence, hatred, segregation, and environmental destruction across the globe. We can no longer let it continue. The Japan based network of anti-authoritarians and anarchists, No! G8 Action was formed in May 2007, right before the G8 '07 in Rostock, where we learned from the European anti-G8 protest. We began to prepare our own projects, hoping to bring Japanese and East. Asian impetus into the stage of the global anti-capitalist struggle. This info-tour is part of that effort. In collaboration with German Dissent! info-tour group the Japanese members have visited countries in the Asia-Pacific region including South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Australia. Now we will visit major European cities and cities in US and Canada... 1.30 pm SATURDAY 23rd February 2008 @ Kebele.....Full Article.
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Kevin of BLAF writes: Latin America is in a crucial stage of transition. Right now, history is unfolding before our eyes with dynamic movements changing the face of the continent. The Bristol Latin American Forum, which is now in its third consecutive year, invites you to explore these current issues in a stimulating political and cultural event....The forum will be held from 10am - 6pm on Saturday, 1st of March 2008 at the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, 15 Woodland Road. Note there is only 100 places for the day event, so arrive early. Now is your chance to get informed and get involved... Full article.
As the borders of Gaza make international headlines, the issue also appears locally as Bristol No Borders write: Bristol No Borders invites you to an evening of short films about the immigration, detention and deportation machines followed by its fortnightly meeting. Tuesday 29th January @ Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, Doors open - 6.30pm, Short films and discussion - 7pm-8pm, Bristol No Borders meeting - 8pm-9pm Featuring; 'Those Left Behind' What is it like to teach in a school where pupils simply vanish without trace? How do you feel about losing your best mate at school, something you never thought could happen? 'Those Left Behind' speaks of Glasgow's 'disappeared'..[and]..'Divide and Fall ', Coverage of the first No Borders Camp in the UK. Cheekily situated near Gatwick Airport where yet another refugee detention centre is being built, the camp became a hub for activists to exchange ideas, swap tactics and keep the issue of Britain's draconian treatment of asylum seekers in the public eye.Full article.
| No Borders - Film Night and Meeting | Related News: Another Family Abducted by the Home Office | Alex is still here - Just -please read action needed now | Bristolians Call for Gaza Solidarity | Stop Alex's Deportation - Alex belongs to Bristol | Dawn Raid Prevented by Bristol (and national) Activists | Video: Bristol No Borders Action (the video is an .avi, try using VLC Media Player to view) | Press Release: 'No Borders' Activists Prevent 'Dawn Raids' on Children (UK Indymedia) | www.noborders.org.uk |
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