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Critical Mass June 2008

28-06-2008 11:30

quite a big turnout
June '08 Critical Mass - In memory of Marie Vesco

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Petition For Equal Access To UK Court of Justice

28-06-2008 10:56

Seeking equal justice in the courts

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Demonstration Against Deportations to Zimbabwe

28-06-2008 10:42

Video Zimbabwean Community Protest
On Friday June 27, as Zimbabwe went to the polls in the widely criticised second round of its presidential election, the Nottingham Zimbabwe Community Network held a protest against deportations to Zimbabwe in Old Market Square.

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Outrageous demands for more money

28-06-2008 09:32

The MOD has more than enough money to provide military equipment to our armed forces. There needs to be a system for impartial criminal investigation and prosecution of fraud and corruption on military equipment contracts.

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Critical Mass in Remembrance of Marie Vesco

27-06-2008 22:39

Leaving Waterloo
June's Critical mass saw a slightly different route. As always we met at Southbank and managed to lave 7.15pm.
Following the killing of Marie Vesco on the A23 her friends, rampART and Food Not Bombs asked people to ride to Brixton, where she served free food every Sunday afternoon with Brixton Food Not Bombs.

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Picket action in Vancouver for John Graham, indigenous prisoner of war

27-06-2008 22:34

On June 26, 2008, the one year anniversary of indigenous warrior John Graham's imprisonment in Vancouver and the 33 year anniversary of the Incident at Oglala, about 20 people, Native and non-Native, picketed and gave out leaflets in solidarity outside of the Ocean Plaza office tower in downtown Vancouver where, at least until recently, the Cash Minerals uranium mining company had its operations office.

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JustDefy the vampires - bene-rave for the National Blood Service

27-06-2008 20:46

The campaign against cuts and job losses in the Nationl Blood Service will be holding a benefit rave up in S. London to make ends meet and cast off the image that Union activism is all picket lines and bad hair;

Its picket lines, bad hair, and techno at the weekends.

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Simian Reason & Great Apes

27-06-2008 20:23

This week the Catalan eco-socialist deputy to the Spanish parliament, Joan Herrera saw his bill to commit the Spanish state to the "Declaration on Great Apes" become law. The greater simians comprising chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are now to enjoy 3 rights - that of life, Protection of individual liberty & Prohibition of torture.

I argue that this long campaigned for victory belongs not only to animal rights campaigners but to all those who are committed to secular and humanist society.

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Urgent call out, stop the zionist festival in central London this Sunday

27-06-2008 19:30

While Israel is continuing to besiege gaza and steal Palestinian land and threaten to bomb Iran, a massive pro-Israel festival is planned for central London this Sunday see this: This festival cannot be allowed to go ahead while Israel is committing war crimes.

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IMC Rosario (argentina) : contruibutor & photographer attacked

27-06-2008 19:18

each one is unique & should enjoy the right to happiness
Gustavo Cabrera a contributor to IMC Rosario in Argentina was attacked whilst covering protests at the university in that city. The assault seriously wounded his left eye. The incident happened on May 23rd as the long standing "correspondent" of the election of the universities rector, a process which began in June 2007, was recording comments and conversation on a MP3 with a well known member of the socialist students' union.

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Nationwide Call-in for Justice in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

27-06-2008 18:45

Uhuru Movement protests the killing by police of 17-year-old Javon Dawson
The Justice for Javon Dawson Committee is calling on all honest and freedom-loving people to support the demands for justice and reparations in the St. Petersburg police murder of this 17-year-old African who was attending a high school graduation party and unarmed when he was shot twice in the back and killed. (read full story:

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HR 6304 Sets New Referendum; Fire all the Traitors!

27-06-2008 18:38

Our representatives have turned on us. It is very clear, with the passage of HR6304 in the House of Representatives, that it will be up to us to make a difference in this country.

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Cameron and David Davis come out in support of strike breaking

27-06-2008 16:46

On June 23, the Sun newspaper ran a column by Associate Editor Trevor Kavanagh, “Tories must break strikes or strikes will break them.”

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Sea Shepherd Announces New Whale Defense Campaign: Operation Musashi

27-06-2008 16:17

While in Santiago, Chile for the 60th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Sea Shepherd Conservation Society officially announced plans to return to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to once again oppose illegal Japanese whaling activities. Sea Shepherd is represented at the IWC by Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of Sea Shepherd, and the Honourable Ian Campbell, former Minister of the Environment for Australia and current member of Sea Shepherd's international Advisory Board.

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This Week In Palestine – Week 26 2008

27-06-2008 16:14

This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for June 21st, through June 27th, 2008.

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Support Opposition to Hackney Council’s Estate Plus scheme on Tuesday the 1st of

27-06-2008 15:01

On Tuesday the 1st of July from 4 – 6 pm Hackney Council is holding a drop in for residents to find out more about the plans, and we want them to see that there is opposition!

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Dig soil&sand into your bin to shutdown toxic incinerators for Victory now!!!

27-06-2008 13:38

add 5 buckets + of soil & sand+other safe particulate unflammable as possible material to bottom of your bin before filling up. If you live by seaside your lucky, sand is still kept at petrol stations in buckets for a reason. This should seriously help shut the illegally toxic incinerators which regularly breach emissions.
Dig for Victory!!!!!!!!

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July 16th - Protest at the BT AGM, Barbican Centre, London

27-06-2008 12:45

Directions to the Barbican
On July 16th 2008 there will be a protest rally at The Barbican Centre (The Barbican Theatre) in London. The purpose of the event is to protest against plans by BT Group PLC, Virgin Media and Car Phone Warehouse to deploy intrusive technology across their broadband networks for the purpose of profiling the behaviour of their customers which is then sold to Phorm Inc. (formerly 121Media) and used for their Open Internet Exchange (OIX) service.

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Climate Change: The lost generation, and possibly much more

27-06-2008 10:05

Read the article Rising seas threaten west Antarctic, and it’s all but impossible to think, yet again, of all the chances to take serious, desperately needed action on CO2 emissions that we’ve thrown away over the last twenty years. What could trigger such a bout of depressing navel staring?