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Action Committee To Get The People Their Money Back

22-08-2007 14:06

As we [ACTION COMMITTEE TO GET THE PEOPLE THEIR MONEY BACK] have pointed out before, a number of individuals got on TV and other media making promises that they were doing something tangible and that the people would get their money back from the perpetrators who acted by using the name 'First Solution'. The victims have been low-income, mainly expatriate Bangladeshis in the UK. The 'publicity' has been mainly given to divert attention away from the shoulders of the perpetrators, the individuals who took the money and who controlled the taking and misappropriating of the cash.

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Manchester AF Meeting, 28th August

22-08-2007 12:47

Details of the next AF meeting in Manchester.

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The occupation of the BAA staff parking lot

22-08-2007 12:41

Polar bear at BAA
100s of activists have taken and occupies the BAA staff parking lot.

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Heading to BAA offices on Big Action Day

22-08-2007 12:09

Photo-op line up at the camp
Climate activists make it from the Climate cCamp to BAA offices through police lines

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11th hour - movie references obscure

22-08-2007 12:08

The new USA "save the world" movie "11th hour", with all its celeb backing, seems almost to obscure the things it tries to explain, but include "blindspots" - or "logic jumps" - that have the - perhaps unintentional - effect of distracting the people watching it from - in these days of "subprimedebtboombustcrashes" is as hard to miss as a Flood.

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Environment News From Gagged! (South Wales Anarchists)

22-08-2007 11:39

Here's some envirnment news from the forthcoming isue of Gagged!, the South Wales Anarchist news letter (pipeline news, 2 new power stations planned for Wales, Incinerator planned for Cardiff, more dredging off the S Wales coast):

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Palestine: When the Occupation Gets Really Filthy

22-08-2007 08:54

Following is an article by Nora Barrows-Friedman, who is in Bethlehem, about how the occupation forces are using sewage as a weapon for the destruction of land and communities and ultimately, ethnic cleansing.

She was on yesterdays Flashpoints talking about this subject: and is due on todays show later: (link won't be active till late - 6:30pm Berkeley, California)

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Tara Valley Ireland Action Stations

22-08-2007 04:56

Cultural Conservationists stop work on Tara valley, Irelands heart of ancient heritage,by M3 Climate Criminals.
International Climate Concern actions start early for frontline Earth defence activists.

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Who wants Pegah’s Blood?

21-08-2007 23:50

The case of Pegah Emambakhsh is the umpteenth case of violation of human rights by our governments.
The EveryOne Group, the activists and the politicians who have joined the appeal for her life have obtained a postponement until 28th August. But we must not be deceived, the government is just waiting for public opinion to be distracted by other events in order to force Pegah up the plane steps and send her to her death.. Similar deportations have already taken place, even in recent times, in the United Kingdom and other countries which like to be defined “democratic”. If we abandon Pegah, we will surrender our humanity and “they” will win.

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Alice in Wonderland – ZNet and the art of numbers

21-08-2007 21:26

“Can you do Addition?” the White Queen asked. “What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?”
“I don't know,” said Alice. “I lost count.” [Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, Chapter IX, Queen Alice]

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Cindy Sheehan: "Inshallah"

21-08-2007 21:03

"The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception. - "Chronicle of Young Satan" Mark Twain"

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Leeds Animal Day extravaganza!

21-08-2007 19:52

An event celebrating animals!

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"Bottle them in" - flim of start of the kettle at BAA

21-08-2007 19:17

Not great quality, but shows the police 'kettling' about 200 demonstrators to get them out of the car park to prevent them joining with other people who are already blockading the road entrance to the BAA HQ.

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Norwegian Youth politicians detained in Western Sahara

21-08-2007 18:29

Two Norwegian youth politicians, Andrea Gustavsson (on the left) and Kamilla Eidsvik (on the right), were detained on Monday in the city of El Aaiun, in Western Sahara. They were arrested after having witnessed police officers storming one of the after having witnessed police officers storming one of the neighboring houses to where they were staying in the city, the Norwegian press agency NTB reports.

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Wanted! - Queer Activist Street / Graffiti Artists

21-08-2007 17:05

Art project looking for socially/politically engaging artists addressing issues of prejudice, inequality and repression in public and urban spaces.

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Brecon pipeline sabotaged

21-08-2007 15:09

Brecon becons Gas pipeline attacked

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Postal workers - let's keep an eye on our leaders!

21-08-2007 15:01

Scared by a wave of unofficial walkouts at the beginning of August that raised the spectre of an all out post strike, Royal Mail bosses have finally agreed to negotiations with the Communication Workers Union. Reportedly £23 million has been found to help fund pay rises. But the rank and file militants, who led the decisive wildcat strike in Scotland that forced Royal Mail into talks, may still be denied victory. A CWU rep explains the dangers - and the opportunities - in the current stage of the dispute.

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Brighton banner drops in solidarity with John Bowden

21-08-2007 14:52

Free John Bowden!
The Anarchist Black Cross is not a terrorist organisation - Free John Bowden

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Nottingham demo called against deportation charter flight to DR Congo

21-08-2007 13:36

photo from Nottingham demo earlier in the year
WHEN? Join demonstration on Tuesday 28th August 2007 starting at 12 o'clock.
WHERE? Old Market Square (outside the Council House), Nottingham, NG1 2DT.
CALLED BY : Nottingham Congolese Community.