Fascists in the Weymouth area will be looking for a new hole after the George Inn hitherto used for EDL meetings, had its licence suspended by the council following a police raid and 7 arrests for the supply of class A and B drugs. People arrested included the landlord one Mr Samways, the landlady and other staff members.
Locals report that the the Park Hotel is also crawling with fascists – where do they all come from? Time for a cull.
A thoughtful deconstruction of some seriously piss-poor journalism from establishment whore Liam Brown
National Garment Workers Federation.
There has been one fire after another in the horrible slums where mainly garment workers and other poor people live – the workers themselves feel as if it is part of a plot to clear the cities of slums and poor people.
Now the NGWF have started distribution of emergency support to those affected by the fires. In the meantime there have been local collections from workers, members and well-wishers, some friendly International organizations also responded.
3 proposals were considered to distribute relief packages to the value of 2000 Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) to each worker – equivalent to about £15.34 – either in cash, a mixture of goods and cash or rice and cash.
Over 3 days the NGWF provided support to 1200 affected workers out of a list of 3,500, on 20th October each person received one 10kg bag of rice, and BDT 1600 in cash; on 23rd and 25th October they provided BDT 2000 to each person. However this list is still growing for two reasons: many affected workers expected help from the government, factory owners or NGOs of which only one called BRAC responded; secondly many were isolated and did not feel free to come forward until they saw others receiving help.
Our own class struggle is futile unless we stand together with our Fellow Workers around the globe. Only by establishing ties with those who produce most of the goods we consume and spend our own wages on can we truly recognize our common interest. We must re-establish the social relationship between producer and consumer which capitalism reduces to the exchange of tokens. Only together can we take on our common enemy in global capital, their fight is our fight.
We extend our solidarity to our comrades in NGWF, we hope shortly to have an address to make contributions to their efforts.
Pictures from distribution:
The Guardian: Why we must own up to the human cost of our obsession with cheap clothes Article from 2010 after 100 workers died in a fire.
Class Actions – The Internationale.
Despite everyone’s best efforts, phone calls, petitions, e-mails etc, to the fascist state’s UKBA, Theresa May, hypocritical Barnardo’s and cynical Egypt Air – and spirited direct action – we regret to report the family were forced on to the charter flight PVT070 to Egypt at 8am today – the flight cost you £60,000.
18th October, 6 am. UK Border Agency raids an address in Cardiff – the home of Fariman Saleh and two of her children Ibrahim and Lyali. It’s early in the morning, but the officers don’t pass unnoticed by the neighbourhood, and the friends of the family are all out in the street to protest that the family not be taken away, 20 days before a hearing date for a judicial review of Fariman’s case.
Fariman Saleh, a TV presenter from Egypt, arrived in the UK in 2007 to claim asylum after fleeing from 15 years of domestic abuse; rape in marriage is not illegal in Egypt; Fariman’s husband was never prosecuted for his crimes because of his privileged position within the Egyptian establishment. The Saleh family have been residents of Cardiff ever since and have many friends in this country. Both children are excellent students held in high regard by their teachers; Ibrahim is studying electronic engineering at college; it is unlikely that the corrupt administration in Egypt will make any attempt to save them from violent death.
While the family were staying in the UK, her husband’s impregnation of a servant led the family to threaten her children with death. In order to protect her younger daughter back in Egypt, Mrs Saleh told the UKBA that she was from Iraq; an entirely reasonable and necessary precaution under the desperate circumstances in which the family found itself. In fact the UKBA confirmed that the child’s life was in danger in Egypt by reuniting her with her mother and siblings in the UK; this has however prejudiced her claim for asylum. A court order obtained by Mrs Saleh’s husband provides that if she is found in Egypt the police are to return her to him and allow him to take her children by force; she has been threatened with honour-based violence for leaving the family home. This and other pieces of documentary evidence submitted to the UKBA by Mrs Saleh’s former solicitors are the subject of a pending data protection request by their present representatives.
Borders activists occupy Barnardo’s HQ over child detention: – London No Borders
UPDATE FROM SHROUK: “I just received a phone call from the detention centre, my mother has slit her writs and the bathroom was flooded in blood. She wrote with the blood on the walls that she only wants to save her children.”
Shroukie’s family LATEST: coach blocked for 5 hours, fingers crossed … “A judge granted an injunction then withdrew it after being contacted by UKBA (which is unlawful as they are supposed to go through a formal appeal process). They were due to leave the prison at 1.30AM. They were held up by supporters for 5 hours until 6.30AM, including one person who jumped the fence and locked themselves under the bus. Literally dozens of police vehicles, and dog teams were set on the protestors. One supporter (the locked-on person) arrested, one hospitalised.”
Fariman Saleh’s Unlawful deportation – LGBT Excellence centre
From the Save Saleh Family facebook page: – “The solicitors are taking the matter of last night and this morning’s conduct very seriously and we are fully behind them in all their decisions. The completely unreasonable behaviour of the UKBA towards Mrs Saleh and her children should be challenged. The fight is not over yet! An enormous thank you to everyone involved, we were in touch with the family a few hours ago as they stopped in Italy to change flights. Ibrahim told us that the guards had used force against him last night. 😦
Amazing response from everybody, we’re really thankful for all your efforts. If you have a minute, please share the following:
Here’s all 3 “sign and shares”
Denied, detained, deported: the story of Mrs Saleh – by Lucie Jade of Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales
The fight continues – No borders, no gods, no masters!