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Veggie/vegans to educate climate marchers in Brum

23-08-2007 01:33

Download this event poster / leaflet at bottom of page
This coming Bank Holiday Monday, Midlands Vegan Campaigns seek to educate thousands of climate campaigners in Birmingham. Our message is simple - THERE`S NO SUCH THING AS A MEAT/DAIRY EATING ENVIRONMENTALIST !!!

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Black Block in Rostock

23-08-2007 00:48

I wear black for the poor and beaten down…
And for the prisoner who has long since served his time
(Johnny Cash)

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No Border Camp Benefit, 2 Sept, Newcastle

23-08-2007 00:24

Films Without Borders presents a day of information, films and music in support of the Gatwick No Border Camp

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Disarm DSEi Public Meeting @ rampART London 1st September

23-08-2007 00:17

Disarm DSEi Public Meeting Saturday 1st September, 2pm-4pm
rampART centre, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA

Tube : Whitechapel, Shadwell, Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway
Bus : 15, 115, D3, 100

There will probably be police photographers outside the meeting, don't be intimidated.
You might choose to wear a scarf in this unpredictable weather.

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Imperialism, 'Anti-Imperialism', and the Continuing Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg

22-08-2007 23:14

The liquidity crisis currently wiping billions off global stock markets is just the tip of a very big iceberg. Beneath the credit crunch and incipient insolvency crisis lie the economic and political crisis of the USA’s global reign, claims Loren Goldner. But will this mean global depression, wars and intensified authoritarianism, or a renewed opportunity for communism? Goldner returns to the theories of Marx and Luxemburg to examine today's financial and military imperialism, and its left wing ‘anti-imperialist’ mirror

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Britain's Own Guantanamo

22-08-2007 22:44

Politicians across the world are more open in their condemnation of Guantanamo Bay these days and a old friends of America have even said it should be closed down.

Criticism and calls for closure are being made quite openly by British government ministers now that Tony Blair's influence has gone.

But they are more reluctant to acknowledge the existence of another Guantanamo - one in their own backyard ... it is called HMP Long Lartin in England's leafy county of Wiltshire.

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Milan Rai in prison for non-payment of SOCPA fines

22-08-2007 18:59

The first person to be convicted of organising an "unauthorised" demonstration within 1km of Parliament Square was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment yesterday for refusing to pay his fines. Milan Rai was arrested with Maya Evans after naming the dead in Iraq opposite Downing Street without permission from the police.

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Climate change activity reaches Stansted Airport

22-08-2007 17:56

Climate camp activists target Stansted Airport in an increasing wave of activity. Leaflets were handed out and a slogan attached to a wall on a main entrance/exit. Activists then left, as quickly as they had arrived, on public transport.

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Climate Camp podcast

22-08-2007 17:39

This podcast content a couple of interviews, general mood in BAA, Seize the day music and Rob Newman performance.

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Second Feminist Fightback conference, UEL, October 20

22-08-2007 17:13

The second Feminist Fightback conference will take place at University of East London on Saturday 20 October. Last year, Fightback attracted more than 200 people.

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Metronet works vote 95% in favour of strike action

22-08-2007 16:57

Workers at the Tube maintenance consortium Metronet voted 95% in favour of strike action this week, as station staff on the Bakerloo line begin a second 24 hour strike over health and safety.

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Riot police attack Heathrow Airport protest

22-08-2007 16:31

A week of saturation policing of the peaceful environmental protest at Heathrow Airport concluded on Sunday with a series of brutal attacks on those involved in the Camp for Climate Action.

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British Ambassador promises: "We will not deport Pegah Emambakhsh"

22-08-2007 16:21

Unfortunately the case records would leave us to doubt it. The
impression we get is that it is an attempt to demonstrate the absurdity
of the situation, that is, that Pegah will not endure any form of persecution
in Ahmadinejad’s Iran and the ruthless Islamic courts!

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Sao Paulo (Brazil) is under a disguised dictatorship

22-08-2007 15:48

It’s a disguised dictatorship, with press freedom, but no freedom for public demonstrations.

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The Flying Checkpoint street theatre project at the Edinburgh Festival!

22-08-2007 15:48

The checkpoint, wall and detention pen.
On Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of August, an autonomous group of activists performed The Flying Checkpoint street theatre project at the Edinburgh Festival in the Mound Precinct off Princes Street. The Flying Checkpoint is a re-enactment of waiting in line at the Huwarra Checkpoint outside Nablus in the West Bank of occupied Palestine.

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War Against Iran: Hawks Winning the Argument?

22-08-2007 15:44

"It could just stop exporting oil itself. Pulling only Iran’s three and a half million barrels per day off the market, in its present state, would send oil prices shooting up into the stratosphere. Or it could get tough and close down all oil-tanker traffic that comes within range of those missiles — which would mean little or no oil from Iraq, Saudi Arabia or the smaller Gulf states either. That would mean global oil rationing, industrial shutdowns, and the end of the present economic era."

Maybe we should share this around? I wonder if these outcomes are what Cheney and his Neocon pals really want? Great for the price of "their" oil. Good cover for crimes of treason.

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“Humanitarian Wars” and Associated Delusions

22-08-2007 15:38

Following is a review of Jean Bricmont’s Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War, translated by Diana Johnstone, Monthly Review Press, 2007.

There are two other reviews of this book on this site:

Imperialism in the Guise of Humanitarianism
Steven Sherman


Using "Humanitarian Intervention" to Justify Imperial Wars
Daniel Luban

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SOCPA - open letter to ken livingstone

22-08-2007 15:09

peace campaigner barbara tucker has written an open letter to the mayor which she has copied to various government departments, the police, the prosecution service and media. in it she challenges the legality of the latest harrassment of peace protestors in parliament square (see report on raid at

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Political Policing outside Harmondsworth Detention Centre.

22-08-2007 14:17

Police blocking the protest
A group of around 30 from the Climate Camp, including many from No Borders, made their way (with an un-necessary police escort) to Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre at midday on Tuesday, only to be forcibly penned by police into a car park invisible to the road. The action was to highlight the link between detention centres and climate change, and to show solidarity to those inside, detained for committing no crime.