ONE OF those arrested at the protest against the World Trade Organisation outside Euston station on Tuesday 30 November is asking for support for her defence campaign. Clare, a final year law student, was arrested at about 10.45pm after the police viciously attacked the 1,000 strong protest. She has been charged with assaulting a police officer. Any witnesses can contact her via Socialist Worker, PO Box 82, London E3 3LH, and we will forward the letters.
SIXTEEN PEOPLE were arrested and charged with statutory conspiracy after a protest against the WTO in Halifax, Yorkshire, on Tuesday 30 November. About 50 people climbed Halifax's NestlŽ factory roof to unfurl banners against the WTO. Their next court appearance is on Tuesday 22 February at Halifax Magistrates Court, Harrison Road, Halifax. Send messages of support to The Nestlé 16, 10 Broughton Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8JY.
THE SCOTTISH Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called a blockade of the Faslane nuclear base for Monday 14 February. It is supported by unions and community groups. The protest will begin at 7am.
AN APPEAL fund has been launched to rebuild the Al Quba Muslim community centre in Barnsley which was burned down by racist arsonists last April. The appeal fund was launched at a 150 strong meeting in the town hall last week. Already Barnsley College NATFHE, Barnsley GMB, a GMB branch in Bradford, a local Labour Party ward and the Anti Nazi League have sent donations. Send money to the Al Quba Rebuild Appeal, c/o Barnsley College NATFHE branch secretary, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AX.
ONE HUNDRED people turned up to a 'Celebrating Choice' rally held in Glasgow last week called by the Pro-Choice Action Group. The meeting was called to oppose the anti-abortion group Precious Life. Speakers included Rozanne Foyer of the Scottish TUC, Ann Furedi of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and SNP MSP Linda Fabiani.
AROUND 50 people attended a public meeting at parliament called by the Peace in Kurdistan Committee on Wednesday of last week. Campaigners heard that Irfan Dundar, defence lawyer for jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, was unable to address the meeting because he had been denied a visa to travel from Turkey.