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Poland before the elections

18-10-2007 20:09

The political situation in Poland before the parliamentary elections (scheduled for 21 October), is dominated by competition between two parties of the right. These are Law and Justice (PiS) (now in power) and Civic Platform (PO). Both represent right populist politics, but of different kinds.

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The History of the Kurdish Freedom Struggle in Turkey.

18-10-2007 19:16

Why is Turkey threatening to invade Kurdistan and what is the history of the Kurdish struggle for freedom within Turkey?

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Police repression in New Zealand

18-10-2007 19:09

Police raid houses across Aotearoa under anti-terrorism legislation, at least a dozen arrests.

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Cindy Sheehan: The ‘Fix’

18-10-2007 18:52

There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ‘08 elections.

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Palestine Today 101807

18-10-2007 18:49

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Wednesday, October 18th, 2007.

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Anti-deportation/anti-racist stall, 20 October 2007, Liverpool.

18-10-2007 18:48

There will be a protest and campaign stall at Church Street, Liverpool, from 12pm. All campaigns, organisations and anti-racists are invited. Defend all asylum seekers! No to deportations!

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“RED HERRING” - Al Gore, The Climate Sceptics And The BBC

18-10-2007 18:42

On October 10, the BBC’s Ten O’Clock News led with the story that a High Court Judge had found nine “errors” in Al Gore’s climate film, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, which the UK government has been sending to schools around the country. As a result, by way of “balance”, the government will now be required to include “guidance notes” with the film. (BBC news online, ‘Gore climate film's “nine errors”,’ October 11, 2007;

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Banner Protest outside Biodiesel Expo in Newark

18-10-2007 18:31

Biofuel banner protest.1
About 40 protesters held a banner protest outside the Biodiesel Expo in Newark, Europe's largest biofuel conference this year. Participants of the conference include BP, Virgin and D1 Oils, a biofuel company headed by former Shell CEO Lord Oxburgh which is acquiring rights over large areas of land in India and southern Africa. Protesters highlighted the devastating impact which the industry is having on global warming, rainforests, local communities in the global South and food security.

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A veteran of the Great War remembers:

18-10-2007 17:56

Sons of Paradise is new play about the fictional last surviver of WW1. He is offered a state funeral but feels his body is to used, as it was 90 years previously, for political ends.

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No Borders Night at Sumac, Thursday October 25th

18-10-2007 17:34

No Borders Nottingham presents an evening to discuss
the idea of a world without borders and how we might
get there. We hope to make you angry & inspired!

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Urgent help needed for Haitian human rights activist!

18-10-2007 16:40

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
Urgent help needed to ensure the safe return of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine.
Vigil calling for his immediate, safe return. Bring Lovinsky Home!
Friday 19 Oct 5.30-6.30pm, Edith Cavell Statue, Trafalgar Square More details:
Sign the petition!

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Paul Hills, EDO Managing Director, Has his House Visited

18-10-2007 16:10

Paul Hills is the Managing director of EDO MBM - a Brighton based arms company

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Reject the deal - restart the strikes

18-10-2007 15:43

Sell out deal is a stab in the back for striking postal workers and threatens to derail the strike - for a rank and file conference of postal workers to campaign for a no vote and fight to restart the strikes!

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UK Homeland Security & Dads Amy

18-10-2007 14:45

In the US the homeland security complex has expanded enormously thanks to the Bush-Cheney mafia. Here in Britain its growth has been less obvious since only the Conservatives have spoken openly of the need for a formal Homeland Security Department to take over from the MoD. What I would like to know is are the foot soldiers of private security companies little more than extras from Dads Amy?

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Blockade of D1 Oils - anti-agrofuel demo

18-10-2007 14:40

Protestors from No Agrofuels UK blockaded DI oils refinery and offices this morning to raise awareness of the detrimental impact of agrofuels. The protest was timed to coincide with the national Biofuels Conference in Newark.

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New Peace Statue in Parliament Square.

18-10-2007 13:52

Striking a dramatic pose.
Bored with all the statues of warmongers in the square, peace campaigners today decided to erect their own People's 'living' statue on a vacant plinth.

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British government accessing telephone records

18-10-2007 13:42

At the beginning of October, the Labour government “activated” part three of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) granting various branches of the state wide powers to access telephone records without recourse to a judge.

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Manchester nurses continue strikes in defence of suspended colleague

18-10-2007 13:39

Karen Reissmann
Manchester mental health UNISON members will be on strike again on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Monday 22nd October.

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Twelve Former US Army Captains: Reinstate Draft and the dark truth

18-10-2007 13:35

"Such constant rhetoric and legislation concerning conscription, in addition to warmongering with Iran and the continuation of the "war on terror" mantra has led some, including Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration Paul Craig Roberts , to warn that absent any real threat or attack, the Bush administration could stage false flag events and terror attacks in order to reinstate the draft, enhance military presence in the middle east and ultimately attack Iran."