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Shift #2 - Heathrow or Gatwick: what camp are you in?

17-01-2008 16:45

The second issue of Shift Magazine has just been published. It compares the politics of climate camp and no borders camp, includes an interview with the spacehijackers, and has a review of the 8 Dec. Climate March. We have posted the editorial below:

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Antarctic Whale Hunt Shut Down + Embassy Demo

17-01-2008 16:34

"All whaling activities have come to a halt," said Captain Paul Watson from onboard the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship Steve Irwin. No whales have been killed since January 11th.

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A letter from Guantánamo

17-01-2008 15:09

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, tells the story of imprisoned al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj, and reproduces the text of a recently declassified letter from Guantánamo.

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17-01-2008 15:01

Miss Maranda
Jackie Smith... kiss my ass you bitch.

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Australia to intercede in Safe Return of Sea Shepherd activists

17-01-2008 14:18

After two days being held hostage on the Yushin Maru No 2, two Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists may be returned within the next day to the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin by the authorisation of the Australian Government to use the Customs and Fisheries patrol vessel Oceanic Viking as an intermediary.

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Protest Against Death of Woman Prisoner, Holloway, London, 16 Jan

17-01-2008 14:03

Demonstrators with placards and flowers
A peaceful demonstration atains the death of Jamie Pearce in Holloway Prison on 10 Sec, 2007, organised by Pauline Campbell, took place outside the prison on Wed 16 Jam, 2008.
Pictures copyright.

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Westminster Committee on Iran launches online discussion forum

17-01-2008 13:22

Sign-up to an new discussion forum on Iran

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The Black Church and the Hollowing Out of Black Politics

17-01-2008 11:44

Much of what passes for Black leadership no longer represents African American political interests or opinion, having broken from their progressive mass moorings under the lure of corporate money and “faith-based” government bribes. Black politicians dance to the tunes of Big Business campaign contributors, while many Black preachers “ape the undemocratic and bigoted worst” of their white Christian counterparts.

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Parole Denied To Samar And Jawad

17-01-2008 11:06

Samar Alami & Jawad Botmeh
Jawad’s parole hearing took place on Monday 17 September 2007. Samar’s parole hearing took place on Wednesday 19 September 2007. Jawad’s application was turned down on Monday 24th of September, and Samar’s on Wednesday 26 September 2007. The legal team has lodged an appeal against this terrible injustice.

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Social Centres Squat Mania

17-01-2008 05:52

More Social Centres Wanted Now !!!

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Support US Farm Workers!

17-01-2008 04:56

Calling all farmworker allies for a special brand-busting action vs. Burger King!

You might have seen or heard of BK's new "whopper freakout" ad campaign... but now it's time to turn the tables and show that the only thing to "freakout" about at Burger King is the human rights crisis in Florida's tomato fields.

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EXCLUSIVE: Historical analysis of the philosophy of war - much food for thought

17-01-2008 04:53

Exclusive to here and good old Radio 4 All who seem to have been having server problems of late

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Sudan's SSPP Organization Expanding to UK

17-01-2008 04:18

The SPLM and other South Sudanese are set to establish a peace and sensitization project in the west. Vice President of Darfur Rehabilitation Project, Yahya Osman, and writer Kola Boof are to head the SSPP in America.

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Whalers threaten to take activists to Japan

16-01-2008 23:34

"Using hostages to make demands is the hallmark of terrorism and Sea Shepherd has no interest in negotiating with terrorist groups," said Captain Paul Watson. "The hostages must be released unconditionally."

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R.I.P. Peter McGregor - Australian Anarchist, Anti-War & Anti-Apartheid Activist

16-01-2008 23:33

As we were organising for the January 11th. international solidarity events with the NVDA in D.C. to close down Gutatanamo, I renewed contact with Peter McGregor in Newcastle, Australia.

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Video of Matias, a Mapuche killed by the police

16-01-2008 22:52

The 3 of January of 2008, when he was participating in a land reclamation along with other 30 compañeros a bullet shoot by the police force killed him instantly.
His compañeros and compañeras decided not to leave the body in the hands of the police and they carry him away with them.....
From this corner of europe we want to sand a strong hug to the family and his friends.
And our most deep admiration for Matias, a Mapuche fighter who gave his life for the rights of his people.

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Sea Shepherd Solidarity Protest at Japanese Embassy, Berlin

16-01-2008 22:06

Freedom for Hostages of Japanese Whale Hunters
People went to put pressure on officials at the Japanese Embassy at Hiroshimastrasse in Berlin today. They hung banners on the fences of the Embassy demanding the immediate and unconditional release of the two Sea
Shepherd crew members taken hostage on 15 January by the Japanese
Whaling Fleet.

For updates, see

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Massive anti Heathrow dissent in (wait for it) Chiswick

16-01-2008 20:58

A couple of local residents organised an anti Heathrow expansion meeting in Chiswick last night.

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France: Postal workers to strike against job cuts

16-01-2008 19:51

Workers in Paris' 8th district are planning strike action after management announced the loss of 111 jobs.

January 11th, 2008 by jef costello