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Swiss Police face jail for Nearly Killing Two Activists in Evian 2003

11-02-2006 16:40

In May 2003, an affinity group blockaded the Aubonne Bridge in order to stop a G8 delegation from reaching the summit in Evian. The police cut the climbing rope and nearly killed two activists. Now the policeman who cut the rope and his senior officer are in court. From the 13th to the 15th of February three judges will preside over the trial. More than 25 witnesses including senior police officers and activists who were on the bridge will give evidence during the trial in Nyon.

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Valentines Day protest against Death by Deregulation

11-02-2006 15:44

A protest against government imposed death by deregulation is being held on Valentines day - this Tuesday - outside the bi-monthly meeting of the Health and Safety Commission, the government-appointed committee that sets the policy for the Health and Safety Executive.

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[Brazil]South America's largest squatted highrise building is under threat.

11-02-2006 15:40

Prestes Maia's protest
Against eviction of a squat in Brazil, sign the petition, talk about it with your affinity group, spread this articule...

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False news: a prior Muslim controversy involving Jyllands-Posten

11-02-2006 14:40

A little-known story from 2002 helps fill in some to the background to the current Danish cartoons controversy

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re: war / peace : 11 - 18 march.... ideas to spread

11-02-2006 12:34

It seems a good idea to suggest, in the week that precedes the march 18 global effort to stop this "war of error-ism", in the spirit of the "remember the eleventh of every month" campaign, instead of a "long (wrong) war", a week of sunset candlelit vigils, mutual explaining + information sharing ....

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Only official dissent allowed - this is a democracy!

11-02-2006 11:57

Protests against the publication of so-called blasphemous cartoons will take place in London today. For some the issue is about responsibility and for others it is about free speech....

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Turin Winter Olympics: Red Synthetic Terror Alert

11-02-2006 07:20

The intense international intelligence warfare pattern mandates a move to red alert -- the highest vigilance -- for the upcoming superbowl Sunday in the USA and the Turin Winter Olympics, and perhaps all the way to the March 20 opening of the Iranian oil bourse, which spells the beginning of the end for six decades of world dollar hegemony.

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Danish cartoons: Freedom of expression or licence to insult

11-02-2006 06:45

With the publication of the Danish cartoons under the pretext of freedom of opinion, the European papers not only show an elementar respect for moslims, they also are escalating the existing tensions

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Video - hacklab, open source and free radio

11-02-2006 06:10

Here are two videos which we don't think ever got uploaded and we are doing so now for the sake of ensuring that we document and archive as much of our collective history as possible.

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Bolivarian and Alter-Globalist Youth Groups in Mexico

11-02-2006 03:31

Today, a considerable number of young members of the PRD [Party of the Democratic Revolution] have characteristics that are very distinct from those of the ex-members of the PRI [Institutional Revolutionary Party - in power for decades until recently], founders of that party. The new generations lean toward an “alter-globalist” ideology.

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DUTY- FREE, México City´s Free Trade Agreement

11-02-2006 03:16

Hey man, enough with articles that criticize street vendors. We´re all in it together. What´s the big deal? Don´t have any money? Go out and sell something. Don´t have a steady job? What do you want it for? It´s a drag dealing with the boss, bad pay, and lousy hours. On the street, you are the king or improvisation.

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The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat

11-02-2006 03:05

A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.

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The Grand Chess Game

10-02-2006 23:07

Analysis of state of play in US/UK drive for war against Iran

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Barcelona - Solidarity with 4th February Prisoners

10-02-2006 21:32

Barcelona Solidarity: Nine people beaten, arrested, tortured and held facing serious charges including attempted murder of a policeman, because the "look like squatters".

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Upcoming events at EDO MBM

10-02-2006 20:35

Loads of stuff coming up at EDO - we're winning, lets not let up...

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On Cartoon Riots

10-02-2006 20:34

This appeared in today's Morning Star newspaper and on

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Stop Press - EDO Injunction Collapses - Watch this Space

10-02-2006 20:30

The EDO MBM High Court injunction case has collapsed

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victory demo - 1st March at EDO MBM 4-6

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Defend Civil Liberties Public Meeting - 23rd February

10-02-2006 20:26

This is erroneously advertised On the Smash EDO site as 23rd March