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Fundraising Benefit for a newspaper for migrant voices

05-11-2007 18:16

Dear friends

We are doing a fundraising to publish a newspaper that gives voice to immigrants in the UK

please pass the information to your networks

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Academic Capitalism

05-11-2007 18:09

The academic world changes fundamentally when universities are understood as businesses. Rectors become CEOs and researchers and teachers become point-chasers through conditioning. A process of closure follows on the heels of the knowledge revolution.

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Taking Liberties

05-11-2007 17:49

Manchester Projectile Films presents a screening of acclaimed documentary "Taking Liberties", which details ten years of loss of civil liberties under Tony Blair and New Labour.

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Barry George Appeal Judges Codemn Informing the Public

05-11-2007 17:13

Today, the judges in Barry George's appeal described two recent documentaries on the case as "irresponsible".

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Day Care Workers Strike in Glasgow

05-11-2007 16:05

Don't Back the Bid, back the Kids!

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Class War - Bash The Rich - FIT Watch

05-11-2007 15:18

03/11/07: Video of FIT Watch at work on the Class War Protest in Notting Hill, London.

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Palestine Today 110507

05-11-2007 14:43

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday, November 5th, 2007.

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Class War Video

05-11-2007 12:30

Here's a short video of the CLASSWAR demo, where approx fifty protesters were pushed around by 500 police, in a protest to highlight the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor and the outrage at gentrification pushing us out of our working class areas to make way for new crappy yuppie luxury flats.

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Have you ever been stop and searched by the FIT?

05-11-2007 12:29

Have you been stopped and searched by the FIT? Do you still have a record of your search?

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Anti-Trident Protest in Edinburgh looses direction but continues to sing along

05-11-2007 12:20

In a slightly weird, but entertaining, "People and Parliament against Trident" protest over a thousand marched from the Scottish Parliament to Princes Street Gardens. Though it was unclear whom the lovingly hippy-esque, socialising parade addressed its opposition to, it was good fun and meaninglessly co-incided with the "We love the NHS" demonstration in London.

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Fit for what purpose?

05-11-2007 12:11

Bail conditions imposed on a FIT Watch activist for allegedly causing £1 of criminal damage.

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Maya Anne Evans, SOCPA protestor, faces prison

05-11-2007 11:37

Maya Anne Evans, the first person to be convicted of noncompliance with the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005) - for reading the names of the Iraq war dead opposite Downing Street in October 2005, is in court on Tuesday 6 November for her refusal to pay two fines imposed for SOCPA convictions. She explains the reasons behind her refusal.

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Campaign against the “11th European Police Congress“

05-11-2007 10:52

Campaign against the “11th European Police Congress“, 29th-30th of January 2008 in Berlin

Against a “Global Security Architecture”, for more security-critical behaviour!

In the recent months more information about the investigation methods of security forces has been revealed: data storage, online searches, so-called “textual analysis of political pamphlets“ (used in the paragrpah 129a investigations against anti-G8 activists in Germany) and so forth. Police and intelligence services want to attain unrestricted access to personal data and internet user profiles. Internet providers are now forced to save their data traffic long-term in order to relieve the police databases.

The debate around the introduction of biometrical passports has called into attention the fact that the industry has already developed complex surveillance systems: Iris-scanning, RFID chips (e.g. for supermarkets or on ID cards) or automatic facial recognition. In the context of border control “privileged travellers” are supposed to be able to cross borders “automatically”. The new “European Agency for the operative cooperation in the field of management of external borders” (FRONTEX) is in charge of assessing permanently the risks and dangers at the borders of the EU, and to provide more coordination and control. Technological armament is at the centre of the agency’s policies.

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Israel's Collective Punishment (by Latuff)

05-11-2007 09:06

Israeli crimes in Gaza
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's state terror.

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Please help Zola - Threatened with deportation after 16 years in the UK

05-11-2007 06:50

Nokuzola Zola Gidi,
Nokuzola Zola Gidi, 53, has been resident in Swansea for 16 years. She left South Africa with her (now ex) husband who was an African National Congress (ANC) activist. Throughout virtually all her time here, Zola has supported herself by working a variety of cleaning jobs, often three at a time, and on minimum wage, despite severe and chronic back problems.

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Keep Constance and Andreas in Cardiff

05-11-2007 06:34

Constance and Andreas
Constance Nzeneu is an asset to the Cardiff community where she has lived for 2 years and three months. Her son Andreas was born here. Andreas's father is German. He works in between Germany and the UK, and they have an ongoing relationship.

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Christian Rodrigue Mbianga / Needs Your Urgent Help

05-11-2007 06:30

Christian Rodrigue Mbianga
Christian Rodrigue Mbianga from Cameroon, was arrested and detained by Glasgow Immigration on Wednesday 31 October 2007 when he attended for reporting. He is currently in detention facing forced removal on Kenya Airways Flight KQ101 to Cameroon on Monday 5 November 2007 at 19:00hrs.

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Channel 4 Dispatches plays safe on corruption

05-11-2007 02:11

Last Monday Channel 4's Dispatches broadcast a tired old story about corruption in Africa. In contrast, it has refused to make a program about fraud on UK government arms contracts, and the extraordinary favours government ministers and civil servants have done for companies accused of such fraud.