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Global Actions Against Heavy Industry

12-09-2007 14:55

Today, people in South Africa, Iceland, Trinidad, Denmark and America are protesting against heavy industrialisation. This is the first coordinated event of a new and growing global movement that began at the 2007 Saving Iceland protest camp in Ölfus, Iceland. The common target of these protests against heavy industry is the aluminium industry, in particular the corporations Alcan/Rio-Tinto and Alcoa.

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Sustaining Palestinian Division, Reviving a Partner

12-09-2007 14:37

Saving a Palestinian partner, whom they have rejected until Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in mid-June, has become the most important mission preoccupying the U.S. Administration and the Israeli government, a mission which nonetheless Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking seriously.

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Sex work, gender and immigration controls: Moving Gender Workshop

12-09-2007 13:53

Organised by the International Union of Sex Workers, Education Not for Sale Women and others as part of the No Borders camp (19-24 September - see

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Cops at Rampart

12-09-2007 13:05

cops at rampart

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IBD Removes Cartoon From Website

12-09-2007 12:51

International Business Daily

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Tank sold at arms fair by activists

12-09-2007 12:49

Space Hijackers' first tank prepairs to leave East London yard
Activist group The Space Hijackers acquired a tank which they planned to sell at auction outside the DSEI arms fair in East London. When police prevented the tank from reaching the arms fair they announced they had a second tank which was then approaching the arms fair.

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Video of Critical Mass style ride to DSEi Arms Fair.

12-09-2007 12:27

The DSEi Arms Fair, reputed to be the biggest in the world, continues to be held every other year in London's Docklands, England, despite being allowed to sell horrendous weapons to rogue regimes.

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DSEi footage wanted, screening 'Lord of War' Thursday

12-09-2007 11:28

The weekly cinema at the rampART social centre will be screening Lord of War this thursday along with DSEi footage, so if you were filming please contribute your rushes or finished edits. Screening starts 8pm so you just have time to scream at a few delegates going into the arms dealers dinner at the Dorchester before hightailing it over to rampART for more immoral death and destruction.

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Public Meeting about No Border Camp in Brighton

12-09-2007 11:06

Public Meeting about the Gatwick Area No Border Camp
Film then updates and discussion about the camp
Brighton, Cowley Club 12 London Road
Wednesday 12. September (today) from 7:30pm until 10:00 pm .

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LOADED WORDS: ‘Surge’, ‘Reconstruction’ And ‘Withdrawal’

12-09-2007 10:47

News media this week are devoting huge swathes of coverage to the report by General David Petraeus, the top US military commander in Iraq, on the impact of the so-called ‘surge’ of US troops. The surge boosted the number of US troops in Iraq earlier this year by 30,000 to 168,000.

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Indymedia Outdoor Cinema - Parliament Square

12-09-2007 09:47

Arundhati Roy
Indymedia Cinema Presents, 'Film On The Square', a very special screening of WE on Wednesday 19th September in Parliament Square at 7pm.

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John Bowden – Support For A Prisoner Under Attack

12-09-2007 09:28

Solidarity demo at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh
From the latest issue of 'Class War'.

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Peter Tatchell: 9/11 – The big cover-up?

12-09-2007 09:17

The following article was submitted to the Guardian's "Comment is Free" site by Peter Tatchell for 11th September 2007, they didn't run it, comment is not free in the mainstream media.

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NO BORDERS Transnational Demonstration - Sept 22 '07 - Coaches from London

12-09-2007 08:35

NO BORDERS Transnational Demonstration - Sept 22 '07
[Crawley Town Centre to Tinsley House Detention Centre, Gatwick.]

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Home Office deports Iraqi Kurds back to war and cholera

12-09-2007 08:28

The UK government is currently arresting and detaining Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers.
The UK Government has forcibly deported 89 Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers on 4
different occasions over the last 3 years. The first 3 forcible deportations were
carried out by military aircraft from Brize Norton, a military airbase near Oxford.
The last deportation was by a so-called humanitarian plane from London on 5
September 2007. The International Federation of Iraqi Refugees however fears more
deportations are planned back to Iraqi Kurdistan, given the increasing numbers of
Iraqi Kurds being arrested and held in detention centers all over the UK.

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Is the U.S. Responsible for a Million Iraqi Deaths?

12-09-2007 08:20

In October 2006 researchers from Johns Hopkins University published a peer-reviewed article in The Lancet, one of Europe's most important and respected medical journals, estimating that 650,000 Iraqis had been killed due to the U.S.-led invasion of their country, 601,000 violently. [1] The report was quickly marginalized in public debate in the United States.

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Brown gets smooth ride at Trades Union Congress

12-09-2007 07:08

Prior to Gordon Brown’s first appearance as prime minister at the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress, the media was warning that he would face a mauling over the government’s decision to impose below-inflation pay rises on millions of public sector workers.

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London Catholic Workers Expose Rivers of Blood at DSEi Arms Fair

12-09-2007 07:00

And The War Machine Rolls On
Tuesday Martin Newell and Zelda Jeffers poured
"Rivers of Blood" onto the rampart of the DESi
Arms Fair. DESi takes place in the London Docklands,
a place that was once devasted during WWII. The Excel
Centre now hosts a 6 Billion pound a week Arms Fair
selling weapons to some of the poorest countries in
our world.

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Crossrail hole plot-inviting East London Council admits to shafting community

12-09-2007 01:29

For nearly 4 years the Khoodeelaar! Campaign had been saying that Tower Hamlets Council had been a tout for Big Business Crossrail hole plot .

But there was no written proof in so many words.

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Zimbabwean women on hunger strike in Yarl's Wood IRC

12-09-2007 00:52

The hunger strike by five Zimbabwean women who are being held in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Center enters it's third day today. The women are protesting against their continued detention and impending deportation to Malawi.