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Lie-detecting technology used on claimants

10-04-2007 22:16

A pilot scheme involving lie-detecting technology is to be used to screen benefit claimants in Harrow

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Madonna To Pointlessly Headline Live Earth At Wembley

10-04-2007 22:15

Live Earth Concerts UK Wembley London Madonna Climate Change Al GoreClimate change is possibly the single biggest threat to life on Earth at the moment, and something really substantial is needed to tackle the problem once and for all, so thank God that scientists have finally found the cure - it's Razorlight.

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Climate change activists target power station Part 2

10-04-2007 20:50

A group of people inspired by the Camp for Climate Action have disrupted the operation of Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by locking themselves to machinery. Direct Action was taken to target the 3rd largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK

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Climate change activists target power station Part 1

10-04-2007 20:43

A group of people inspired by the Camp for Climate Action have disrupted the operation of Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire by locking themselves to machinery. Direct Action was taken to target the 3rd largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

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The New Bristle - it's shit-brown (not pro-Brown)

10-04-2007 20:40

Issue 24 - shit-brown front cover
The Bristle collective are delighted to announce that issue 24 of our belligerent & bristling magazine has been published, and should be in the usual outlets by the end of this week.

We'll be celebrating publication by hosting the weekly vegan cafe at Kebele social centre ( on Sunday 15 April, from 6pm. At 7.30pm we'll be showing the excellent film "The day the country died - a history of anarcho-punk 1980-84" during which you can relive your youth, or find out what your parents were up to!

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Eight good reasons to block the G8

10-04-2007 20:28

An impressive number of groups in Germany and outside is currently preparing to effectively blockade the G8 summit this June. At least they will try to, they are, of course countered by a large police force that will try and stop them.
At various info-nights about these mobilisation efforts held in the Netherlands, you often hear people voicing doubts about the use of blockades. It is sometimes claimed that they be “useless”, “a ritual” and that “summits are only symbols”. Below you will find eight good reasons for taking part in the blockades and help making them successful.

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Immigrants: 50,000 March for Immigration Reform

10-04-2007 19:07

More than 50,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 7, 2007, to rally support for fair legislation for immigrants; and to protest against the recent White House plan that will further restrict the rights of immigrants across America. The March and rally was one of the largest in recent months and it further demonstrated the growing momentum of the immigration rights movement.

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Supreme Court Decides Against Bush Administration

10-04-2007 18:30

Even if a reduction of greenhouse gases cannot reverse the climate warming, a national reduction would still delay this, irrrespective of what happens in other countries.

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Dalston Regeneration Culture Jamming

10-04-2007 18:07

Dalston activists spent Easter getting busy with some creative modifications to official signage which promotes the shiny happy future of the area imagined by developers, London Transport and the Mayors of Hackney and London.

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Don't trust on Wikipedia (by Latuff)

10-04-2007 17:56

Let's go with another dirty trick...

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pipeline photo exhibition in London uncovers BP's crimes

10-04-2007 17:40

"Land & Fire" is being shown in Foyles Gallery in central London from Apr 6-22nd. Composed of fables, photography, poetry and maps, the exhibition uncovers London's oil footprint in the Caucasus and Turkey. Shown in London because of this city's role in building the pipeline on paper & hard-drives, the exhibit contains images & responses from the communities alongside BP's controversial Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

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SOCPA - farcical court proceedings today

10-04-2007 17:33

demo opposite court
peace activists milan rai and maya evans were at westminster magistrate's court this afternoon to answer charges of organising an 'unauthorised' demonstration in parliament square last october. for failing to give their dates of birth at the start of the trial, they were both held on 'contempt of court', and now a new hearing will happen on friday 20th april at 9.30am.

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Urgent response needed for [name removed as requested by subject]

10-04-2007 16:49

[Name removed as requested by subject] a national of Kenya and her husband were forced to leave Kenya in 1990 as her husband was Ugandan and at the time Ugandans were being persecuted in Kenya. [Name removed] and her husband fled to Swaziland. Unfortunately [name removed]'s husband passed away. The Swaziland Authorities started making life very difficult for [Name removed] to carry on working there. She left for the UK in 2003 hoping to be able to work and provide for herself.


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Fortnightly refuse collection

10-04-2007 15:07

Fortnightly refuse collections, aside from the implications for public health, are proving highly unpopular with local residents. The Council elections in May, provide the opportunity to kick out the arrogant councillors who are pushing fortnightly waste collection and putting at risk public health.

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Expose EXXON day

10-04-2007 14:53

Expose EXXON day - pic by Donald Lyven, Barnet Green Party
"Die-in" at the gates of ExxonMobil UK headquarters, near Leatherhead Surrey, on Good Friday April 6th, the day of the release of the "Climate Impacts" section of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report, which outlined the devastating effects unchecked climate change will have on the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

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Photos: Political-institutional crisis in Kiev

10-04-2007 12:58


Ukraine, April 10, 2007

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The sling as the ultimate lightweight weapon

10-04-2007 12:52

The Sling is the only complete manual on this ancient weapon. It shows how to make slings and how to use them. Six different slinging techniques are taught in illustrated detail. You'll find information on ammunition (from stores to Molotov cocktails) and practical uses for the sling, including a section on modern guerrilla warfare.

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Anti-deportation protest stall - Saturday 14th April

10-04-2007 12:01

Anti-racist activists from NWASDG and Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! will be holding another anti-deportation protest and stall on Saturday 14 April from 12.00pm on Market Street in Manchester city centre.

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South Africa: Release the Kennedy 5

10-04-2007 10:11

The South African state is trying to smash the shackdwellers movement. They are highly militant and have done a lot of great things since they started about 2 years ago. Now 5 of the comrades are in prison on trumped up charges of murder. They stand to spend 2 years awaiting trial in one of the most horrible prisons in South Africa. If comrades in different countries could fax the South African embassies in your country, calling for the release of the Kennedy 5, this might help. Also, the committee has included an email address of someone in the unit that investigates the police (ICD) and are calling for emails to him.