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report back: Oxford WDM meeting - Our World is Not for Sale

23-11-2006 11:17

Oxford World Development Movement (WDM) hosted a talk on Wednesday 22nd November at the Town Hall entitled, 'The World Bank and International Monetary Fund: Reform or Abolition?' Turn-out was really good and people heard three top speakers talk on the future of the World Bank and IMF: Dr. Stephen Hurt, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes, Patrick Watt, Senior Policy Officer at ActionAid, and Peter Hardstaff, Head of Policy at WDM.

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First victory for Trebanos protestors at LNG pipeline

23-11-2006 10:50

In the face of concerted opposition from local people, the government has reversed its decision to allow the pipeline constructors to use explosives close to the village of Trebanos in South Wales.

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Buy Nothing Day this Saturday 25th November

23-11-2006 10:27

aturday November 25th 2006 is Buy Nothing Day (UK), It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. Anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!

This year our message is simple, shop less - live more! The challenge is to try simple living for a day, spend time with family and friends, rather than spend money on them.

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Polish youth needs your help!

23-11-2006 09:46

Polish minister of education, Roman Giertych, a leader of fascist party League of Polish Families (LPR), takes up a general assault on youth rights and liberties.

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Economic Values and Impending Collapse

23-11-2006 04:43

Foreboding has hit the ranks of private equity firms; try as they might to unload vast amounts of funds (monetary value is inextricably linked to the movement of those funds) they have been unable to spend/invest at a rate that would sustain value let alone increase real profits! The ‘healthy figures’ reflecting increased acquisitions/investments are on paper only – it ‘looks good’ at the moment!

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Behind the Governments Veil of Deceit

23-11-2006 00:37

News feature in response to the veil (niqāb) issue raging in Europe.

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Janitors' Victory in Houston - Thank You!

23-11-2006 00:22


After 4 weeks of janitors in Houston, USA, striking and a heavy escalation last week (88 arrested in civil disobediences, local, national and international coordinated actions and a heavy corporate campaign against Chevron and Hines) janitors won a big victory!

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SOAS Apologises to Nasser Amin

22-11-2006 23:59

Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) Statement on Nasser Amin's victory against SOAS over the right to free speech for Muslim students

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Student Sit-In Halts LSE Oil Baron Peter Sutherland's Lecture

22-11-2006 23:00

LSE Students sit-in
LSE students this evening demonstrated their opposition to the appointment of current BP Chair, Peter Sutherland, as the prospective Chair of LSE Court of Governors by staging a mass sit-in and halting a public lecture that he was due to give at the university.

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a medication called televisionol (a whimsical witticism)

22-11-2006 21:23

Based on the frustrating experiences of sharing my house with 3 television servants

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22-11-2006 21:00

so many people with video cameras and cameras and they did'n't notice the banner

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fingerprinting - the future is already here

22-11-2006 17:33

apologies for linking mainstream media stuff here, but i thought it may be of interest to see these two recent bbc website articles and their comments section on fingerprinting technology and the argument over rights.

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The strange disappearance of CIA's prisoners

22-11-2006 17:23

On 20 Nov 2006, The New Statesman led a cover story by Stephen Grey, the author of "Ghost Plane: the inside story of the CIA's secret rendition programme". Under the title "Missing Presumed Tortured", the article wondered whatever happened to the 7,000 or so prisoners captured in America's 'war on terror', when just 700 of them ended up in Guantanamo Bay. "Between extraordinary rendition to foreign jails and disappearance into the CIA's 'black sites'," Grey asks, "what happened to the rest?"

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Related articles on Indymedia: Stop Torture Flights | Europe Knew | List of CIA Torture Planes | CIA's Secret Jails | CIA Aircraft Flying into Scotland

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Urgent Action: Help save the life of brave journalist

22-11-2006 16:54

Colombian journalist FREDY MUÑOZ ALTAMIRANDA has been arrested by Colombia's notorious secret police after participating in a workshop organised by one of the BBC's US correspondents.

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Asylum Statistics: Q3 2006

22-11-2006 16:22

The Home Office has released its "asylum statistics" for the 3rd quarter of 2006 (July, August and September). Below is a summary of the main points.

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SOCPA - biran haw is 2000 tomorrow

22-11-2006 16:14

brian's current display november 2006
tomorrow evening, supporters of brian haw will mark the 2000th day of his vigil outside parliament. his remarkable five-year-plus protest has suffered harrassment, legal challenges, violence, and every weather condition imaginable, but brian still stands up to all, and continues to remind parliament every day of the terrible outcomes of their decisions to terrorise innocent children in iraq and afghanistan.

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SOCPA - violent arrests in parliament square this morning

22-11-2006 15:50

barbara tucker with her genocide banner
barbara tucker, who had a major victory in court yesterday against police, was violently arrested in parliament square this morning, after trying to peacefully demonstrate with banners, as prime minister tony blair arrived for question time. member of parliament and left-wing leadership challenger john mcdonnell has written to the police commissioner for an explanation.

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Corporations Profiting from Death and Repression in Oaxaca

22-11-2006 15:35

A List of US, Canadian and European Corporations Profiting from Death and Repression in Oaxaca

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Anarchist Roberto Catrino Lopez in Prison Hospital

22-11-2006 14:47

On Wednesday 25th of October the anarchist prisoner Roberto Catrino Lopez started a hunger and thirst strike at the PI Lelystad (Dutch Prison), where he is kept, as a protest against his medical treatment.