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Eastside Climate Action blockade E-on workers as part of Fossil Fools Day

01-04-2008 07:00

At 7:30 this morning 30 people blockaded the entrances to E-on's offices on Mount St, Nottingham City Centre. People covered in green paint to represent E-on's greenwash, locked onto the front entrance to E-on's office and stood in front of other entrances preventing E-on workers from getting to work.

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FFD:18 people shut down Ffof-y-fran Open case coal mine shut down in Wales

01-04-2008 06:57

As dawn breaks on Fossil Fools Day in the UK 18 people are currently shutting down operations at the Ffof-y-fran open cast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.This includes a team that has climbed a rig in the mine and have hung a banner while another team is blockading the mine gates locking themselves down with with bicycle d-locks.

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Protestors Shut Opencast Coal Mine

01-04-2008 06:43

Tuesday, 1st April, 2008: At 7am this morning, protesters halted work at one of the biggest opencast coal mines in Europe, on the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil. They intend to remain on the site for several days.

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[Brasi] Toré - Celebration and Resistance in the Central Highlands

01-04-2008 05:31

Video about a Indigenous Resarve in - Brasília - DF

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Heads-up warning - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!

01-04-2008 03:32

This heads-up wakeup call has embedded links for self-study so that the reader can affirm the truth or falsity of this warning and reach his or her own informed conclusions on the matter. The full url is

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Veal in Tesco

31-03-2008 22:24

Tesco is selling calves liver made in Holland

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Environmental Action at Football Association HQ in London

31-03-2008 21:55

FA gets the red card for greenwash sponsership
Campaigners against sponsorship of FA by power station construction company

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Report From Nablus-Boomchucka Circus

31-03-2008 21:32

More inspiring words from the real clowns...we operate purely on donations..hint hint ;o)

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Riseup! Radio #3 The April Show - Bring it on!

31-03-2008 21:00

Welcome to another superduper action packed edition of your Riseup Radio chock full of local news, tunes & interviews. This month we've got info about the upcoming week of action for autonomous spaces and what might be going off in Nottingham; we'll be talking to Dan who's just returned from the Antartic on a whale saving mission and and we've been talking to someone from Nottingham's Defy ID group on whats happening locally on resisting the government's proposed ID card system. Also an interview about legal advice for activists, a promotion about a recently setup cooperative dealing with activist equipment and a report from those who joined the blockade at Aldermaston Nuclear Weapons Establishment near Reading from Nottingham and Leicester. Oh, and a whole load of cracking good home grown music including Idiot Joy, 3am Association and Muteqx. Enjoy :-)

Listen: #3 The April Show

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London Rising Tide kick-off Fossil Fools Day at the FA headquarters

31-03-2008 20:44

London Rising Tide played a spoof game of football
outside the Football Association's headquarters in Soho Square with a coal ball, demanding that the FA end their sponsorship deal with E-ON.

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Freeconomy Free For All in Wrexham

31-03-2008 19:24

We'll be inside this community centre on the day.
Freeconomy Wrexham is having a 'Free for All' Bring and Take event at Acton Community Centre, Overton Way, Acton this Saturday 5th April from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Come along and find out how to make the world go round without money! Bring your unwanted items along and find something new (to you) to take home with you. Everything for free. Shoplifters will NOT be prosecuted.

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World Against War National Rally - full report - videos, mp3s, photos

31-03-2008 17:34

March 2008 marks the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Over 50,000 people rallied in Trafalgar Square to protest the continued occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the on-going siege of Gaza, and the threats of attack on Iran.

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Grass roots struggle for ecology in Palestine

31-03-2008 16:41

Audio Beans in Eco tent
This weeks Indy Global Reports was recorded in the village of Marda, in the middle of the West Bank International activists and environmentalists from across the world, Palestine and Israel came together to join a workshop which was originally to be led by Star Hawk, author and activist.
Star Hawk was denied entry to Israel and deported from Ben-Gurion airport last week. Local activists put out an emergency call for workshop leaders, and the course was able to take place. I went to Marda to speak with the participants and organisers.

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South Africa: All charges against the Kennedy 6 dropped

31-03-2008 16:36

Five of the Kennedy 6 (Mondli Biko was still jailed when this picture was taken)
The Kennedy Road shack settlement was were Abahlali baseMjondolo began and although the movement now has 14 affiliated settlements and a further 25 branches the state has always been obsessed with the Kennedy Road settlement. This is where the brunt of the repression has been borne and where, a week and one year ago, 6 key activists were arrested on trumped up murder charges (the same tactic had been used against the Landless People's Movement in Johannesburg a year before). After they were denied bail and subject to ongoing violence in the prison they went on a highly publicised two week hunger strike after which they were granted bail. Now the state has quietly conceded that it never had any evidence and dropped all charges against the 6 activists.

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EuroMayday 2008 parade and protest: Aachen, Germany

31-03-2008 16:16

On the First of May in Aachen / Aken / Aix-la-Chapelle / Aquisgrana / Aquisgrán / Akwizgran / Ahan, ancient carolignian city, Nicolas Sarkozy will present Angela Merkel with the EU Oscar, the Prix Charlemagne. Irony of the calendar, syndicalist MayDay this year coincides with catholic Ascension Day, when the Eurocracy Awards are traditionally handed out.

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Jesters v's Clowns at Hastings McDonalds

31-03-2008 15:37

The Jesters of Hastings challenge Ronald McDonald in a Showdown!

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The Future of Multicultural Britain

31-03-2008 15:36

AntiSemitism and other forms of racism:
Continuities, discontinuities,
(and some conspiracies….)

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Palestine Today 033108

31-03-2008 15:21


Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday March 31st, 2008.

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London Olympic Flame Route protests 6th April

31-03-2008 14:58

"Fears of violent clashes on London's streets grow as flame becomes symbol of protest over Tibet".
Its a crap article from the The Observer, Sunday March 30 2008, but it highlights some interesting informational material for those who wish to join in actions against the Olympics in China, the 2012 London Olympics and the historical part Olympic Games in general have in repression and gentrification in host cities. Affinity group action opportunity!! Spread the word!!

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As Basra burns, Iraq inquiry call supported by just 12 Labour MPs

31-03-2008 14:57

As Iraq’s puppet army launched its bloody assault on Basra on March 25, Britain’s parliament once again rejected an inquiry into the Iraq war.