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We’ve still had no comm’s from the blighters, mind.

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Red And Black Telly: BORIS JOHNSON – THE FIRST WEEK.

Stranded in Southend: expectant mother told by Newham Council that she hasn’t been moved far enough away yet

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‘If anything happens to me, it’s on Newham (council). I’ve told you my situation!’

A mother of two young children with a third on the way, shook the walls of Stratford Town Hall last Monday evening as she addressed the full Cabinet meeting of Newham Council and outlined her increasingly dangerous and unmanageable housing situation. She is due to give birth in little over a month.

Newham council left this expectant mother and her children stranded and isolated when they forced the family to move from temporary accommodation in Newham in Brimstone House to Southend on Sea by threatening her with ‘intentional homelessness’ if she did not accept an offer of accommodation out of London. She states:

‘’I cannot describe this as a choice, as a mother cannot choose to make their children ‘intentionally homeless’. So I was forced to accept this offer and have been in Southend-on-Sea since July…

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Dorset Wobs at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2019

Unite day of action against Universal Credit, Thursday 1st August

Cautiously pessimistic

As always with events of this nature, one-off days of action called by national bodies like Unite are no substitute for the ongoing work of building power among claimants at a local level and on a day-to-day basis, but they’ve got to be better than nothing.

Anyway, events confirmed so far are:

#StopUniversalCredit NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

List of events across the country 1 August 2019

London & Eastern–Events list

London
DWP, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NA 13.00-15.00 (Main London Event)
Feltham, Feltham Ponds, High St, Feltham TW13 4BU 12.00-14.00
Brixton Tube Station, Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8HE 11.00-12.30
Euston station, NW1 2DU 11.00-12.00
Angel Centre, 1 Parkfield St, The Angel, London N1 0PS 11.00-13.00

Norwich
Jobcentre Plus, Side Entrance, St Lawrence Lane, Off, Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1BZ 12.00-14.00
Free packed lunches (food supplied by Unite and Norwich Foodhub)
Running between Friday 23 July and Friday…

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Why Manchester activists are taking to the rooftops in Oldham to stop arms sales to Israel

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For Ade Mormech the political is personal . He, alongside other Manchester Palestine  Action  activists, recently  occupied the roof of Elbit’s Ferranti factory in Waterhead Oldham  for three days. “We think that arms companies like Elbit Ferranti should stop operating when it is clear their weapons are being developed through the mass murder of Palestinians in Gaza and the rest of Palestine. The crimes must stop and so must UK-based companies that are profiting from them.”

Mormech  was a teacher in a school in  Gaza for two years.”I saw many children die in the hospitals from the kinds of weapons produced here during the ‘Pillar of Cloud’ attacks in 2012. One of my students was killed with her two young children in 2014 so I know a small part of the loss that  the Palestinians must be feeling. We’re trying to keep this factory shut so they can’t make…

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Red And Black Telly: BORIS JOHNSON P.M. DAY ONE.

Statement from Prisoners in Struggle After 126 Days of Hunger Strike (Chiapas)

Voices in Movement

This communique comes from the Indigenous prisoners in struggle on hunger strike in Chiapas, Mexico. The hunger strike has already lasted over 126 days and the state has refused to respond in any meaningful way to the demands of the strike. Meanwhile, the health of the compañeros continues to worsen. The original in Spanish was published by the Working Group No Estamos Todxs and can be found here.

To the Public

To the CIG Networks of Support

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National and International Sixth

To the Media

To the Non-governmental Human Rights Defenders

To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity

To the Independent Organizations

To the Indigenous Communities of Mexico and the World

To the People of Mexico and the World

Prisoners in struggle, Adrián Gómez Jimenez and Juan de la Cruz Ruiz, members of the organization, La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia. Germán López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo, members of the organization, La Voz Verdadera del Amate. Both organizations adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN being held in Prison No. 5, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

To the compañeras and compañeros, sisters and brothers, to the media, to the networks of support, to the journalists, to the human rights defenders, to all those who have followed our struggle taking place behind these prison walls, our trench of struggle. We send you all a combative greeting.

These are our words from inside of these walls. Our words move freely. Nobody can stop them. These are our words.

Prisons are designed to kill us slowly.

Prison daily feeds from pure sadness.

Prison is like a fire that burns on the inside.

Prison is like a graveyard that has consumed thousands of prisoners, and several prisoners have already died because the government and the public prosecutor fabricate crimes through torture.

Prison is organized extermination that ends the lives of innocent prisoners.

We are prisoners in struggle, held in CERESOS #5, located at kilometer 20 on the San Cristóbal- Ocosingo highway; CERESO #14 “el Amate” located in Cintalapa de Figueroa; CERESO #10 located in Comitán. Due to the anomalies and injustices that prisoners live through and suffer, as members of the organization, La Voz Verdadera del Amate, we decided to raise our voices. On March 15th of this year, we threw ourselves into an indefinite hunger strike. The strike was meant to demand the revision of testimonies of torture, the revision of the irregularities in due process that the incompetent judges did not take into account, and lastly to demand our absolute and immediate freedom.

The three levels of government promised many things during their campaign and the Mexican people voted for them because of those things that they promised. Amongst their promises was the freedom of political prisoners. Those were pure lies.

As we have seen firsthand from inside this prison, in this dungeon, the government of the State of Chiapas does not care about our lives. This is clear in the lack of response from the government after more than 126 days of a hunger strike. Furthermore, the cruelty of the authorities is clear as they are on vacations with their families and not interested at all in our situation.

The government of Rutilio Escandón Cadenas, and the General Secretary Ismael Brito Mazariegos, only make promises in meetings with our families. In May when we were on a fast, they promised to give us our freedom. Those were pure lies. These lies are like psychological torture for us, along with our families and the compañerxs that have accompanied us.

The three levels of government want to see us in coffin. The government wants to see us dead. The hunger strike has already lasted so many days that four strikers are already very sick.

Compañero Adrián Gómez Jiménez, member of the organization, La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, was taken to the Hospital of Cultures on May 22nd with serious infections. Afterwards, his pain intensified when on June 1st he had urine in his blood. He was handcuffed to the stretcher while he had intravenous serum pumped into his arm for a full day and night. That is pure torture in the Hospital of Cultures. They didn’t give him water or honey. Today, he has severe pain in his legs, stomach pain, headaches, shortness of breath, sweating and weakness. Furthermore, on July 15th, he was notified that his appeal was negated, and that his sentence of twenty years remains the same. However, the lawyer, Andrés Hernández Díaz, did not give him any document that calrifies this decision. The public defender asked him for his signature for the appeal, which he considers to be a trick, a psychological tactic of intimidation. There is no clear resolution. We denounce these anomalies against him, and the lack of a clear response to his appeal.

Furthermore, on June 29th, the compañero Juan de la Cruz Ruíz, member of the organization La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, was transferred to the Hospital of Cultures where Adrián Gómez Jiménez was also located. His health was in a very bad state, with stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting and cramps in his legs. There, he was diagnosed with a salmonella infection. In prison we are given all kinds of garbage. We are thus very sick with fatigue along with stomach pains in the mornings and daily headaches. Lastly, on July 14th, Juan was again transferred because he had a stomach ache accompanied by a fever. He was diagnosed with infections in the urinary tract, something of which all four of us have already been hospitalized. It is clear that the government is not interested in our lives.

As we have said from the beginning, it is better to die in struggle than be enslaved by governments.

The organization, La Voz Verdadera del Amate, and their member, Germán López Montejo, also took up the hunger strike this past March 15th in CERESO No. 14 “El Amate”. Afterwards, on May 2nd, he was transferred to CERESO No. 5 where he continued on hunger strike. On June 24th, he was taken to the infirmary where they gave him a serum and intravenous antibiotics. Later he was given antibiotic pills for an infection and diarrhea that was accompanied by headaches, muscle pain and fatigue. On that date, he was transferred to the Hospital of Cultures for the same infection along with diarrhea and a headache. Now the weakness has worsened. However, the government does not care about our health.

We are willing to die fighting because we do not want to remain kidnapped by the government.

Similarly, Abraham López Montejo, member of the organization, La Voz Verdadera del Amate, has had strong stomach pain, headaches, weakness, dizziness. He was also diagnosed with anemia by doctors who came to see him from the outside the prison. He furthermore is suffering from fatigue and vision issues.

The government wants to see us in a coffin. They have no interest in our lives. That is why we’re already sick.

Our struggle is just. No bars will stop us, no governments, no wardens, no directors nor public officials. Nothing and nobody will shut us up. It is better to fight than to eat trash in this prison.

Respectfully,

Organization: La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia

Adrián Gómez Jiménez
Juan de la Cruz Ruíz

Organization: La Voz Verdadera del Amate

Abraham López Jiménez
Germán López Montejo

3 August – Stop Tommy, Stop the Racists

London Anarchist Federation

Stop Tommy, Stop the Racists

Tommy Robinson is back in jail for contempt of court.

The far right will be marching in London on Saturday 3rd August under the banner ‘Free Tommy’. We’re going to be there to oppose them.

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WorkersWildWest no.9

Angry Workers of the World

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WORKERS WILD WEST NO.9 –
FREE NEWSPAPER FOR GREENFORD, PARK ROYAL, SOUTHALL, HEATHROW

THERE’S NO JUSTICE – JUST US!

CONTENT

PAGE 2: Editorial: Coming up against the state – Yellow Vests (and Brexit!)
PAGE 3: Work report from a food factory in Park Royal – What to do about favouritism at work

PAGE 4: Tesco, Greenford Dot Com: Two letters

PAGE 5: Notes from distribution: Amey,Tesco, Wincanton, Noon, Greencore and Bakkavor
PAGE 6: Heathrow: Working for CBRE
PAGE 8: Rebel City: News from LondonTown
PAGE 10: The System, Part 4: Alternatives
PAGE 13: My short stint at Premier Inn, Hanger Lane

PAGE 13: Solidarity Network update

WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of workers in west London, supporting each other with problems at work, job centres and landlords.There are no leaders in this network – we are independent and there is no money involved. Some…

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