Left Unity York - May meeting.
On Wednesday April 10th, Raul Ally was taken by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and interned in Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) for the second time. He is due to be deported to Tanzania next Wednesday 17th April at 8pm, and has declared a hunger strike to halt this and draw attention to his plight and that of other refugees. Raul is an active member of Tyneside Community Action ag…
The latest Press Release for the Loose Anti Opencast Network includes an update on the progress being made with the Halton Lea Gate Judicial Review on the decision to mine 130,000 tonnes of coal. In addition it provids information on the progress of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill though Parliament, espcially Clause 24. It also gives information about the use of a Health Impact Assessment for t…
Students at the University of Leeds have voted in favour of kicking BAE Systems off their campus. The Student Union motion was put to an online referendum and announced on Friday 15th March 2013.
The motion becomes Student Union policy to lobby the University in three areas:
1. That BAE Systems would not be allowed to hold recruitment talks or Careers Fairs stalls
2. That the University should…
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Brazil: SEMI-ARID will be a thing of the past?
The Brazilian semiarid region is one of the largest, most populous and also the wettest in the world. Extends over 964,589.4 km2, covering the north of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, the backlands of Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará and Piauí. Live in this region more than 18 million people, 8 million in rura…
On Saturday 2nd of February, 2013, a demonstration for the defense and expansion of liberated spaces worldwide took place in Vienna. It was the first day of the transnational campaign for a black february ( http://fightnow.noblogs.org ), a day when demonstrations and actions for similar causes happened in several cities around the world.
Hassanat Omeneke Aliyu's second asylum claim has been rejected today, and she is due to be deported this Friday - 1st February.
She fled Nigeria in 2006 with her one year old daughter, who was threatened with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She was trafficked to Britain and has been living here for 5 and a half years, and is currently living in Newcastle. She now has three young daughters w…
Demonstration called by UAF against a very small turn out from the Scottish Defence League. A very large police opperation "Facilitated the SDL's right to protest".
Sunday 20th Jan
Occupation camp website:
You can show some solidarity by mailing, or coming!
This Year the UK Coal Industry, now two thirds reliant on surface mined coal awaits it's fate as the owners of the 9 remaining coal fired power stations that are not to close by 2016 or convert to biomass make important decisions about their power stations. This year they have to decide whether to continue to burn coal and upgrade their power stations to lessen pollution, convert to biomass or tak…
To take action click: http://palsolidarity.org/timeforjustice/
On the fourth anniversary of Israel’s 2008-2009 war on Gaza in which it killed 1400 Palestinians including 300 children, a call urging EU citizens to ask their representatives to suspend the EU’s trade agreements with Israel, until it complies with international law has been issued by grassroots networks and organizations across…
"Alternative strategies at a local level" A conference hosted by the Bradford Peoples Coalition Against the Cuts at the Bradford Resources Centre. April 21st.
This audio has been recorded as a 1in12 Library Production.
Please help the Bradford Inquiry Group (BIG) to illustrate what is really happening to your clients/service users/members as a result of the government's austerity and welfare policies.
Protestors with "FRACK-OFF" written on their arses mooned a pro-fracking lecture at Leeds Uni today.
eviction of laZad
An objection to Hall Construction Servixes for an Opencast Mine at the Birklands site in Gateshead has now been submitted. The objection is based on a number of factors, the rate at which power stations are being closed or converted to burning biomass; that it is Government policy to encourage Power Generators to switch from burning coal to burning biomass; that the expected decline in the need fo…
On Saturday 3rd November around 100 local residents and campaigners took part in a protest walk against the proposed World Logistics Hub at Manchester Airport. The protesters braved the cold to take a route around the 90 acre former greenbelt site, which is threatened by the plans to build 43 cargo sheds and almost 1,500 car parking space
Yesterday the House of Commons Select Committee on Communities and Local government accepted a memorandum form the Loose Anti Opencast Network as written evidence for its Housing Planning and Growth Inquiry. The press release below highlights why LAON wants tougher rules about the siting of future opencast mines as argued in the submission. The press release also provides a link to the submitted d…
Local residents and environmentalists have began organising to oppose Manchester Airport's plans to concrete over former greenbelt land to build a 'World Logistics Hub'. If given the go-ahead, the proposals would involve the construction of around 43 warehouse and office units plus over 1400 carparking spaces. This would require the eviction of residents, the destruction of greenspace for lo…