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Asylum From Homophobia: Urgent Support Needed

17-02-2007 21:15

Urgent support is needed for a lesbian woman seeking asylum from homophobic persecution: Ms Tilli Latifa who has been detained in Yarl’s Wood Removal Centre for almost nine months faces removal to Tunisia on Tuesday 20 February. Please support her by writing immediately to Immigration Minister Liam Byrne urging that she be allowed to stay (see below for details).

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Charter Flight to DR Congo - Monday 26th February 21.00hrs

17-02-2007 20:16

A number of DR Congolese individuals/families have been detained over the last few days. They all have the same removal directions...

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Is the Bush administration behind the bombings in Iran?

17-02-2007 19:06

Two bombings this week in Zahedan in southeastern Iran are the latest in a series of incidents involving armed opposition groups based among the country’s ethnic minorities. The most recent attacks again raise questions about the activities of the US military and CIA inside Iran as the Bush administration intensifies its preparations for war.

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reclaim love IV - eros piccadilly circus pics

17-02-2007 18:55

a symbol of peace
a 'love collective' took over the mantle of venus to keep the series of non-commercial valentine celebrations alive. although there was not much time to plan, a small crowd arrived, and with the help of a sound-system and a mixture of pagan and chinese new year ceremonies, love was spread to some of the shoppers and tourists passing through piccadilly circus.

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Autonomous activists invade GEO offices

17-02-2007 18:19

Activists involved in struggles against detention centres arrived in Reading yesterday to say hello to our friends at ‘Global Expertise in Outsourcing’ (The GEO Group), who last year were awarded the contract to run Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre in Kidlington.

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Protesters defy police ban

17-02-2007 16:51

CAMPAIGNERS marched on Worthing Police Station in West Sussex today (Saturday February 17) to protest at intimidation of volunteers manning support stalls for the Titnore Woods camp.

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Radley Wildlife Havens Destroyed, But No Photographs Please.

17-02-2007 16:15

Destruction of roosting and breeding grounds, assault, endangerment of life and a High Court Injunction to prevent anybody photographing the perpetrators.

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Anticapitalist video: Memory, Dignity And Struggle

17-02-2007 15:25

The Spanish “Transition to democracy” was simply a way to fortify the capitalist economic model. With such Transition, the Spanish dominant class eliminated all sort of social resistance and opened the way for business; they made a Francoism without Franco and presented the Transition as a triumph of the people. It was a history written by the owners of money and their fascist sentries.
But Memory, Dignity and Struggle continue

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Venezuelan nationalisation gathers pace

17-02-2007 14:27

The Venezuelan government speeded up its nationalisation process

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Bolivia Nationalised Tin Smelter

17-02-2007 14:13

On Feb 9th 2007 the Bolivian government nationalised a tin smelter plant owned by the Swiss multinational company Glencore AG

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Make Love Not War Benefit Night tonight @ Vortex

17-02-2007 13:44

Benefit night to raise money for grassroots anti-war initiatives, Disarm DSEi and Faslane 365 Live music, poets and activist video.

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Mass anti-Trident Rally - 24th Feb

17-02-2007 13:38

Sick of the whole nuclear hypocracy?

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SchNEWS Friday 16th February 2007 | Issue 576

17-02-2007 12:13


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G8 BIKE RIDE 2007.

17-02-2007 12:08

Bikerides to the G8 summit 2007

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Bush Administration's smoking gun on Iran Misfires

17-02-2007 11:03

Taking into account the false notes struck by the anonymous officials, the damaging admissions they made and the absence of information they needed to make a case, the briefing appears to have been a serious setback to the administration's propaganda campaign. It will certainly haunt administration officials trying to convince Congress to support its increased aggressiveness toward Iran.

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British Mercenary Simon Mann's last Journey?

17-02-2007 10:59

A court in Zimbabwe is hearing the request of Equatorial Guinea to extradite the British mercenary and ex-SAS man Simon Mann

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Murder and Other High Crimes in the Lacandón Jungle (Chiapas)

17-02-2007 10:51

Those pulling the strings and doling out the money to the Opddic have economic interests in the jungle’s natural resources; such as, precious woods (mainly mahogany and cedar), water (for generating electricity and bottling), oil and other minerals, ecotourism business opportunities and biodiversity.

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Save The Trees Before Its Too Late!

17-02-2007 08:40

Trees along the proposed LNG pipeline in Wales are being chopped at this moment, the imediate damage is the width of a motorway cutting a swathe through the Welsh countryside 200 miles long, then theres also "the not so imediate damage" that is occuring with our use of these fosil fuels and the affect they have on CLIMATE CHANGE!

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Rackmanism, Profiteering, Children and sub standard housing

17-02-2007 06:01

Rackmanism and why the UK is the worst place for child neglect in rich societies. A foretaste of how the Home Office would like to commission housing services for separated children seeking asylum.

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Photographing Security Features

17-02-2007 05:18

I was stopped by police for taking photos of security cameras under the terrorism legislation. Whilst they where quizing me, they violently arrested a passer by for a public order offence.