One of the largest anti-austerity strikes of the last three decades took place yesterday in Britain, where nearly 2,5 million workers of the public sector participated (along with 200,000 workers in Northern Ireland and 300,000 in Scotland). The strike affected mainly schools, hospitals, courts airports and transports. It was the largest mobilization since the 1980 when the then Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher attempted to impose a broad privatization program. In England 60% of schools remained closed, in Wales the proportion reached the 80%, in Northern Ireland the 50%, while in Scotland only 33 out of 2,700 schools were operating. Around 6,000 of the 33,000 planned surgeries cancelled 6,000 and tens of thousands of medical appointments…
ΕΝ: Around 2000 people gathered in Dalston (North East London) yesterday afternoon, before marching to Tottenham for a rally outside the town hall. The event was called by the ‘North London Unity Assembly’ which brought together more than 70 local community groups under the banner “Give Our Kids a Future”. Crowds first gathered at Gilet […]
Since the 23rd of May, a few hundreds of Spaniards who reside in London fill the square around the Spanish Embassy and organise assemblies in support of the movement of Indignados for Real Democracy in Spain. What unites them is the indignation for all that is happening in Spain and in the world…
More than 400.000 marched today in central London today in a spontaneous demonstration. The protestors shouted slogans against government austerity measures which force the bulk of the population, and especially public sector workers, to pay for the economic crisis which erupted out of the banking sector two years ago.
The global women’s strike is an international network for recognition and payment for all caring work, and for military spending to go back to the community starting with women the main carers
Today London sees the “Defend Education, Fight Every Cut” demonstration called by EAN and NCAFC with trade union backing – assembling at 12 noon at ULU Malet Street. A group of protesters headed towards Millbank. Later the same group headed towards the Egyptian embassy to show solidarity with the streets in Cairo where the camera […]
Photo archives: London – 9 of December 2010, Students protest against education cuts “Shut Down London”
Shut Down London: On the day that Parliament voted (narrowly) in favour of raising tuition fees, over than 30.000 thousands of students took to the streets in a display of anger. After a loud and powerful march, police tried to stop the demo at Parliment Square, but protesters managed to break the police lines and […]
London University students show Solidarity with Greek students – Φοιτητές του London University σε ένδειξη αλληλεγγύης προς τους Έλληνες φοιτητές.
EN: In light of recent events in Greece where a peaceful act of protest by Greek students was brutally suppressed by Greek riot police, there was a flash-mob outside the Greek embassy in London for 1PM Monday (6-12). Last Thursday, one thousand Greek students, protesting government austerity plans, marched to the British embassy in Athens […]
Students run down a side street in Westminster, avoiding the planned route and the hundreds of police officers. Earlier today, the student march split off in different directions and the police was unable to control protesters as they were taking over several main roads. The group last reported to be at St Pauls have marched […]
Around 20,000 marched in London at 24 of November 2010. In other cities: Marches in Leeds (1,000), Hereford (1,000), Manchester, Bristol (2,000), Sheffield (2,500), Liverpool, Brighton (3,000), Cardiff (200) Exeter, Bournemouth, Milton Keynes (200) and Ipswich. The biggest wave of student protests in a generation is sweeping Britain in response to education cuts and fee […]