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Afghanistan: Doesn't look good

26-06-2004 11:48

I live and work in Afghanistan and hope to keep some people informed of what is happening here from the ground.

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Solstice Pictures 3, Stonehenge 2004

25-06-2004 21:46

The pictures I've put up over the last few days, are of the celebration at Stonehenge. However, if you have followed the links in those posts, you will know something of the authorities nervousness about the potential re-establishment of the Peoples' Free Festival of Albion at Stonehenge. These pictures take you from the last few moments of the gathering, through to the clearance.

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Solstice Pictures 2, Stonehenge 2004

25-06-2004 21:38

I had a nice time, met old friends and some wierd and wonderful people, doing wierd and wonderful things. BUT .... it is not as I would have it. The whole policing operation and security policy might seem a little 'over the top' for those just wanting to gather for an overnight party. The operations are more intelligable though, if you have had any experience of the free festivals.

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Coca-Cola´s nazi adverts exhibition in Colombia

25-06-2004 21:06

Coca Cola Colombia exhibition flyer
Members of ´Imaginative Dissent´, Mark Thomas, Tracey Sanders-Wood, Fisheye and Emilio Rodriguez, are currently in Bogota, Colombia, working in Solidarity with Colombian workers to highlight Coca Cola´s crimes in the region and elsewhere.

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Charitable Cause

25-06-2004 20:28


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Subsistence Economics: Avoiding Capitalist Exploitation

25-06-2004 19:55

"Subsistence economics doesnt appear in any statistics or gross national product.. Everyone may only take as much as he or she needs for survival.. The resistance communities have shown that a life is possible beyond paid labor and dependence.. Self-sufficiency gives them an impressive strength.."

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when sailors go astray.

25-06-2004 18:21

Three sailors went up the Shannon today, not quite the Persian Gulf,
but still a treachorous delta at the best of times.
Their intent-
To protest against Bush the Second, President of the USA, he known as "dubya wookie one".

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Argentina to crack down on demonstrators

25-06-2004 16:12

Taken from Friday's ediion of the Financial Times (London)
Argentina's economy minister has signalled harsher treatment of leftwing demonstrators who have started targeting multinational companies including McDonald's, the US fast-food group, and Repsol, the Spanish oil company.

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By-Elections 15 july

25-06-2004 15:35

The Leicester South and Birmingham Hodge Hall by-elecxtions have been called for 15th July

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The Clash of Our Civilisation

25-06-2004 15:07

The War on Terror, while maintaining a moderate level of violence that sporadically leaps to catastrophic highs, is essentially a war of words. George W. Bush understands this as well as anybody, at least on some level. He understands that it is about getting the world to operate to his definitions of good and evil – his and no one else’s.

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Wroclaw (Poland) - protest against racist murder of 16/17 June 2004

25-06-2004 14:59

Several reports seem to confirm that Radoslaw Slominski (informally, Radek Slominski)
was beaten, had his dreadlocks pulled out and was thrown out of a train window onto
the tracks in front of an oncoming train on the other line by a band of neonazis, near
Wroclaw in Poland.

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Bush is a Liar

25-06-2004 14:35

Liar liar Bush and Cheney you got your pants on fire.

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Gays back Lord’s Amendment, but want it extended.

25-06-2004 14:24

Gay Coalition urges ‘one law for all’

The Lord’s amendment to the Civil Partnership Bill has not ‘wrecked it’ or rendered it ‘unworkable’, as Government spokespeople have claimed”, according to The Coalition for Marriage Equality, which includes nearly all gay campaigning groups, except Stonewall.

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25-06-2004 12:54

A wheelchair user was amongst those who breached security by breaking into a top UK nuke base yesterday. Veteran campaigner, Roz Bullen, spent several minutes painting, "No WMD" and other peace slogans on buildings before being arrested.

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Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2004 Report + Pics

25-06-2004 11:38

The sun breaking through the shrouding mist
With rain widespread before the solstice and a bad forecast, the number at this year's 'managed access' solstice celebration at Stonehenge (approx 21,000) was down by between one third to one half of the previous year. It still rocked though, and the issues remain as relevant today as they were ten or twenty years ago...

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Marks and Spencer Demo Update

25-06-2004 10:36

Another decent demo outside Britain's biggest corporate sponsor of Israel.

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Tranquilizer Guns

25-06-2004 10:04


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25-06-2004 10:00

The Countryside Agency's new State of the Countryside Report cites rural homelessness as a key problem in the countryside but the Countryside Alliance has highlighted that four year-old Government promises to rectify the situation are in danger of being scrapped.