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Sheffield people prevent erection of G3 phone mast

10-10-2004 11:17

Protestors gather at 4 am
Contractors acting for Hutchinson Communications were today prevented for installing a G3 phone mast at Berkeley Precinct.

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IPS reports Indymedia Server Seizures

10-10-2004 10:38

Inter Press Service News Agency reports on server seizures:

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from the Beatles to Bigley

10-10-2004 09:03

Poet Tony Hillier respectively tries to express his emotions, at the time of the death of kidnapped Ken Bigley,

Swindon, UK, 9 October 2004

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Afghan Election Mess

10-10-2004 08:58

The UN has made the elections even less legitimate through inefficiency.

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Quick motivational video for filming the ESF

09-10-2004 20:19

A video we made in one hour during the video making workshop at ECF event in Rampart Street Social centre.

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Unity for the ESF, ESF and Beyond to the G8 will Shake the State

09-10-2004 20:09

Seizure of the IndyMedia server should not distract from work for the ESF, ESF and Beyond to the G8! If this was an attempted political gagging then that surely was the target. In defiance we should stop pretending to be disunited: it's just elitism gone mad. And taking this as a reminder, never become too dependent on the Internet and WWW, and be prepared in the likely eventuality, someday, to work without it.

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U.S. Government Insider Says Bush Authorized 911 Attacks

09-10-2004 17:43

Stanley Hilton was a senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole (R) and has personally known Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz for decades. This courageous man has risked his professional reputation and possibly his life to get this information out to people.

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Beyond PGA:

09-10-2004 15:54

Beyond PGA:

Days & Nights of Communist ideas and action
A short analysis of the socio-political role of the PGA

Our consensus analysis decided that the PGA is incapable of achieving revolutionary change as this is something which can only be acheived by the working class at a global level. We speak for our group and no-one else.

These texts express our position following the workshops at the recent european Conference of Peoples' Global Action at Resnik.

At first we must understand Peoples Global Action (PGA) - and subsequently Peoples Global Action in Europe Process (PGA-e)) - as institutions which parallel the development of capitalist institutions of governance.

Over the last 30 years, capital expanded both horizontally (over the whole planet) and vertically (the commodification of everyday life i.e. leisure). New institutions were created to manage the dynamics of the world markets, such as the World Bank, the Group of 8 (G8), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) etc. The PGA was originally created as an "opposition" to such institutions, and more specifically as an "opposition" to the World Trade Organisation whose 2nd WTO ministerial conference took place in Geneva in May 1998. The PGA-e is the child of the PGA.

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Statewatch Statement on Seizure of Indymedia's Servers in London

09-10-2004 12:56

UK-USA: Was the seizure of Indymedia's servers in London unlawful or did the UK government collude?

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments:

"Rackspace may be a US company but Rackspace in London is subject to UK law not US law. If they took down and handed over Indymedia's servers simply on the basis of a US subpoena communicated to them this would not be lawful in the UK.

However it seems more likely that the US subpoena was the subject of a request for mutual legal assistance from the US Attorney General to the UK Home Secretary under the MLA Treaty. It would for the Metropolitan Police, probably accompanied by the FBI, to enforce the request and take possession of the servers.

This begs the questions: Why did the Home Office agree? What grounds did the USA give for the seizure of the servers? Were these grounds of a "political" nature? Has the Home Office requested that the servers be returned? What does this action say about freedom of expression and freedom of the press?

A trail that started in Switzerland and Italy has now ended fairly and squarely in the lap of the UK Home Secretary to justify."

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demo banned - what next?

09-10-2004 12:45

Low pay Canary Wharf demo is banned... what next?

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Industrialists proud boast: Use a Haitian Sweatshop - We pay our workers next t

09-10-2004 10:40

While the after effects of natural disaters and unnatural international intervention dominate in Haiti outside the country the business community continues to bang the promotional drum. Latest stop an Indianapolis Trade Fair and a new chance to push the Ouanaminthe "Free Trade Zone"

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IMC Statement on Server Seizures - 8th October

09-10-2004 09:30

08 October 2004

Italy and Switzerland Requested Indymedia's Server Seizure

Today, October 8, 2004, Indymedia has learned that the request to seize Indymedia servers hosted by a US company in the UK originated from government agencies in Italy and Switzerland. More than 20 Indymedia sites, several internet radio streams and other projects were hosted on the servers. They were taken offline on October 7th after an order was issued to Rackspace, Inc., one of Indymedia's web hosting providers.

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Saddest case - Charlotte Wyatt

09-10-2004 03:13

A quick look decision, in relation to Charlotte Wyatt, a very sick child in the UK, that may have some major legal problems. It may also be an indicator, of larger scale problems, with the UK justice system.

Mandatory state suicide? Wait just a goddamn cotton pickin minute...

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When A Beautiful Soul Comes To Visit

09-10-2004 02:38

Tali Fahima , an Israeli woman under administrative detention, joins Palestinian women and girls held in prisons as political prisoners. The way in which Israel keeps them is cruel, without conscience and in violation of many human rights.

The Prison authority is answerable only to the Prime Minister, who has, himself, been accused of war crimes.
Please ask for a full investigation into the human rights violations.

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pre-shutdown statement from Nantes IMC (translation)

09-10-2004 02:19

statement dated 29 Sept 2004, translated by a human, not a machine

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The Iraq Solidarity Campaign UK Condemns the Killing of Kenneth Bigley.

09-10-2004 01:34

The Iraq Solidarity Campaign (UK), is saddened and disgusted to hear that Mr. Kenneth Bigley has been killed at the hands of his captors.

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Canary Wharf Group Trying to Ban Demo During ESF

09-10-2004 00:54

PA news via Scotsman reports that Canary Wharf Group have gone to Hight Court to stop the cleaners solidarity demo next friday during the european social forum:

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Swiss and Italian Authorities Requested US Assistance to Seize IMC Servers in UK

09-10-2004 00:11

News first noticed in Italy and put out by AFP and AP after an FBI spokesman finaly commented: