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Eyewitness report: French students occupy as workers clash with government

07-11-2007 22:33

See the link for an eyewitness report of the ongoing French student and worker actions, from an Education Not for Sale supporter in Paris.

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IWW Manchester Branch Meeting

07-11-2007 22:07

The Industrial Workers of the World, Manchester.

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Examining the 2007 Royal Mail dispute

07-11-2007 20:07

Rob Ray explains the introduction of competition to the postal service, and why it will be the government, not postal workers, who the public have to thank for the loss of cheap post and the universal service.

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Journalist attacked in Acapulco, Mexico.

07-11-2007 18:35

He was attacked with a knife and the Mexican justice is protecting the criminal.

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Media rights advocate under threat in Haiti

07-11-2007 18:33

The British solidarity organization, the Haiti Support Group, is extremely concerned about the death threats and possible assassination attempt against Guy Delva, head of SOS Journalistes, and chair of the recently-created independent committee looking into the unsolved murders of journalists in Haiti.

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Hands Off Iraqi Oil Speaking Tour - Ewa Jasiewicz And Greg Muttitt

07-11-2007 17:57

Oil, War, Corporations and Climate Change....

What is the agenda of foreign oil companies towards Iraq? What has been
the role of the British government in furthering these agendas in Iraq?

How have Iraqis, particularly Iraqi workers, responded to this agenda?
What is the Iraqi Hydrocarbon Law and what impact will it have, if
passed, on sectarianism and the entrenchment of the occupation in Iraq?

And what is the relationship between economic growth, war, climate change and human rights when we look at Iraq and British foreign policy?

What can we do about the impacts of these agendas here in the UK? Come and arm yourselves with information for ACTION!

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Ding - Rooley Moor, valuing our South Pennine habitats and biodiversity

07-11-2007 17:09

mosses on old rackfaces
Campaigners challenging the reopening of Ding Quarry are investigating the ecological importance of Rooley Moor.
To some it appears a bleak, perhaps barren hinterland. However, there is far more to this area of the South Pennines than meets the eye:

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Brian Haw for London Mayor

07-11-2007 16:13

Peace campaigner Brian Haw for London Mayor

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National Conference of US Lawyers Approve Resolution in Favor of the Cuban Five

07-11-2007 15:57

The 70th Annual Conference of the National Lawyers Guild which took place from October 31 to November 4 in Washington, DC approved "Resolution Endorsing the Call for an International Investigation into the Failure of the United States Government to Address and Remedy the Denial of Justice in the Case of "The Cuban Five", and for Further Education and Related Actions".

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UK Green Party backs murderer Ian Blair

07-11-2007 15:51

UK Green Party backs murderer Ian Blair

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2001 Genova G8: We are history! - call to mobilization november 17th 2007

07-11-2007 15:41

2001 Genova G8: We are history! - call to mobilization november 17th 2007
We are history - a call to mobilization for november 17th 2007

It's been years we have asked everybody to take responsibility as
collectively as possible for what the mobilizations against G8 in Genoa
The arrogance of Genoa prosecutors during the final speech of their
accusation in the court case against 25 protestors accused of devastation
and sacking seems to have eventually aroused the hearts and brains of
300000 people that in Genoa opposed themselves to the politics of the G8

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Palestine Today 110707

07-11-2007 15:01

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Wednesday, November 7th, 2007.

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Call for solidarity by social centre E15 in Helsinki

07-11-2007 14:36

On November 22nd the City of Helsinki is going to make
a decision if they will legalize our squat. It is
likely that the decision is going to be negative,
but our struggle can change that.

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Challenging the Boundaries: A Single State in Palestine/Israel - 17/18 November

07-11-2007 14:13

We would like to draw your attention to an innovative approach to the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Challenging the Boundaries: A Single State in Palestine/Israel will be explicitly addressing the fundamental causes of the conflict by examining an idea that is generating more widespread interest than ever – a single state for all in the area.

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Distribution of free food to become illegal in London

07-11-2007 13:36

London Councils, which represents the 33 local authorities in London has prepared a private bill, the tenth "London Local Authorities Bill" which will make the distribution of free food and refreshments anywhere in London an offence. The bill is to be put in front of Parliament on the 27th November 2007.

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'Outlaw' US multinational 'driving UK gov't welfare policy

07-11-2007 13:34

Shocking story on how US multinationals are affecting the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable here in the Uk and beyond

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Neoliberalism in Crisis

07-11-2007 13:14

Liberation theology warns the future of the first world is the third world. Everyday time is replaced by kairos time, the time of decision, when lawlessness masks as lawfulness. The language of proclamation runs crossway to the language of time. Cast your net on the other side! Perhaps the first global finance market crisis will help overcome market radicalism's control of public opinion and rehabilitate state intervention.

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Public Meeting: The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis

07-11-2007 12:46

The Hidden Holocaust
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
20th November 2007, 6pm

LT1, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London, SW7 2AZ

2007: global food shortages cause riots (FAO)

2008: global banking collapse (Arlington Institute)

2011: world oil reserves critically depleted (Independent)

2015: climate change point-of-no-return (Guardian)

2025: two-thirds of world in water shortage (BBC)

2100: Earth uninhabitable (UN)

The crisis of the planet Earth is so profound that all of our lives will be caught up in it.

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Sheffield "NO MORE WAR" day school with Craig Murray

07-11-2007 12:36

SATURDAY 10th Nov: Sheffield StWC "NO MORE WAR" day school takes place
between 10-4pm at the Burngreave Vestry Hall, Burngreave Road and features
contributors including Mike Gonzalez on Venezuela and Latin America, Musheir
El Farra from the PSC, former ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, Chris
Nineham, from national Stop the War talking on the incresing threat to Iran
plus members of the Burma campaign for democracy. Delegates £5/£3

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Dismayed by the the lack of hemp on this site

07-11-2007 11:31

this is regarding the serious lack of hemp in the environmental movement. although it would also help just about every other grassroots movement. i would have thought that being alternative media, there'd be something on hemp. i was especially surprised by the sister site
which throws up 1 article in a search for "hemp". a search on greenpeace is similarly depressing. is a little better. it seems there's more in the mainstream. eg.