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British Airports Authority running scared over Climate Camp

26-07-2007 08:53

"AIRPORT officials are attempting to legally block the heads of two campaign groups and their members from taking part in a week of protests against Heathrow.

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No Border Camp Meeting And Demonstrations Announced

26-07-2007 07:47

Next planning meeting and demonstration

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One rule for her maj, one rule for the miners

26-07-2007 07:16

The chattering classes have expressed outrage about footage of the Queen being reversed on the BBC. They were strangely silent when it happened to striking miners in 1984. It's time to find out the truth about that disgraceful distortion

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TV coverage of Philippines 'brave breast' action against formula companies

26-07-2007 06:06

You can watch footage of mothers in the Philippines protesting to defend their rights on Chinese Television. Yup.

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A blogger's criticism of Robert Fisk

25-07-2007 23:58

Robert Fisk is one of the greatest reporters of all time. He has written some of the most insightful, biting criticisms about U.S./Israeli/British foreign policy and provided readers, in vivid detail, a vision of of the plight of people living in war torn areas of the Middle East. I have nothing but sincere gratitude to him for putting his life on the line to give us these excellent stories. But, having said this, I think he is doing a disservice to his readers by claiming his contempt for the Internet and also by his refusal to look critically into the events of 9/11.

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Fresh wave of postal strikes begins

25-07-2007 22:42

Today saw the first of a fresh round of industrial actions by postal workers as the CWU dispute with Royal Mail escalated on both industrial and political fronts. The now-familiar picket lines at Birmingham's main mail centre in Newtown were again mounted as workers walked out at 7pm. The CWU said today's 24-hour strike at mail centres and cash handling sites was "even more solid" than previous ones.

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Cinema Libre free cinema night 29th july

25-07-2007 22:19

flyer full page
this week - coffee and cigarettes plus shorts and vjs

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No one to be prosecuted over “cash for honours” allegations

25-07-2007 21:37

Last week’s decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to proceed with criminal charges in the cash-for-honours scandal has been the occasion for self-serving statements by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, his chief fundraiser Lord Levy and aides such as Ruth Turner. All have expressed a desire to “move on,” put the affair behind them and not engage in any criticism of the police investigation headed by Assistant Commissioner John Yates.

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gathering anticivilization 2007

25-07-2007 21:33


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Brown Announces Closure of DESO

25-07-2007 20:10

Gordon Brown announced today that the government arms promotion unit, DESO, is to close by the end of the year. BAE Systems and Defence Manufacturers Association pretty pissed off!

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Palestinian Students in a critical condition

25-07-2007 20:01

Several students were injured on Tuesday during clashes between students supportive of Hamas and those loyal to Fatah. The clashes took place on the campus of An Najah University near the West Bank city of Nablus; some of the students are said to be in a critical condition.

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Mr. Brian W. Haw V. Sir Ian Blair et al - THEFT!

25-07-2007 19:21

Yesterday was most interesting, in the City of Westminster Magistrates' Courts.

What happened after court was even more interesting...

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5 detained after peaceful ‘Bamboo Blockade’ as Japanese A-bomb survivors appeal

25-07-2007 17:40

At around 2.30 pm today (July 25), Strathclyde police arrested 10 people, including atomic bomb survivors (‘Hibakusha’) from Nagasaki during a nonviolent blockade of the main gates of the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland, where the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons are deployed.

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Corporate manslaughter law to cover deaths in custody

25-07-2007 17:06

Prisoners who are injured or killed while in custody will be covered by new corporate manslaughter laws, it emerged today. The government has caved in to criticism and agreed to extend the new legislation to prisoners and youth offenders.

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Commander Guy Delivers Another Scary “al-Qaeda in Iraq” Campfire Story

25-07-2007 16:51

The “war on terrorism” rests on the creation of one or more evil bogeymen, the terror leaders, Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, et al, whose names and photos are presented ad nauseam in daily news reports. Without Zarqawi and bin Laden, the “war on terrorism” would lose its raison d’être. The main casus belli is to wage a ” war on terrorism”.

Indeed, the latest neocon effort to frighten the public with yet another fallacious “advertising campaign” is a half-baked effort riddled with obvious holes.

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Building Works For New Detention Centre Started

25-07-2007 15:51

Immigration Minister Liam Byrne today helped break the ground for a new removal centre at Gatwick. The Home Office also published the name of the new Prison: Brook House.

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Social Action and independent paper, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, attacked by gunmen

25-07-2007 15:50

Gunmen numbering about 7 today (Wednesday, 25 July 2007) attacked the offices of Social Action in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The office also hosts National Point, an independent weekly newspaper published by activist journalists, and supported by Social Action. People injured, equipment taken....

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Lebanon War Blockaders Plan Appeal against Guilty Verdict

25-07-2007 14:19

Smash EDO Press Release - 25th July 2007
Lebanon War Blockaders Plan Appeal against Guilty Verdict
Tel. 07875708873 or email for further details

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Cardiff Climate Camp Meeting, Sunday 28th July, 3pm

25-07-2007 14:16

Do you live in Cardiff or South Wales? Are you worried about climate change?
Are you interested in going to the Camp for Climate Action this August? Or do you just want to find out more about the Climate Camp?

Then come to an open meeting at the PAD Social Centre, 118 Clifton St, Adamsdown at 3pm on Sunday 28th July.

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Plage Sauvage 2.0 : relax, revolution just begun!

25-07-2007 13:53

From 10 until 15 of August will take place the second edition of the free and alternative camping in the social center Mezza Canaja, in Senigallia (AN) on the italian Adriatic coast.