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DWP and Local Authority Fraud Investigators Beaten

07-07-2008 14:12

Some of the social security fraud investigators in our fair city ended up with egg on their faces last week when they lost an appeal, largely due to their own slackness.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson’s return to “traditional Tory values”

07-07-2008 14:04

It is only two months since the newly elected Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson promised he would, with a new broom, sweep clean the sleaze and corruption he declared characterised the outgoing administration under the Labour Party’s Ken Livingstone.

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Trial Set for McDonalds Protester!

07-07-2008 13:34

Date for trial set for Cambridge protester. Support appreciated!

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LGC & Project 2012 Independence Day Picnic Report - 4 July

07-07-2008 12:59

empty plate picnic protest
To "celebrate" American Independence Day, the LGC took a break from its weekly vigil (we did that too!) and went to the park next the Embassy and held a freedom picnic and debate on what freedom, if it exists, means to us all now? Feel free to add any extra thoughts below...

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Namibian Seal Hunt – Open Letter

07-07-2008 11:33

Open letter regarding the seal hunt in Namibia from Francois Hugo, Seal Alert-SA

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'On The Verge': Smash EDO Film July 21st South London

07-07-2008 11:13

Film Screening: ON THE VERGE: The Smash Edo Campaign
The film the cops tried to ban!!!

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Photos of "Plan C" demo in Croydon Saturday 5th

07-07-2008 11:07

Some Photos from the demo in Croydon last Saturday.
For Freedom of Movement, Freedom to Protest and against the G8!

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Liverpool NO2ID Inaugural Meeting

07-07-2008 10:40

NO2ID Logo
Liverpool NO2ID group will be having its first meeting at:

Place: Cooper's Pub, Lime Street Station, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JD
Time: Tuesday 8th July, 7:30pm

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Welcome for new owners of DSEi

07-07-2008 10:18

VSS, the parent company of Clarion Events, was welcomed to the world of DSEi and the arms trade last weekend. Paint and glue were vigorously applied to their central London offices.

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Fight song for the G8

07-07-2008 10:17

A fight song for all who raise their voices in dissent

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Private Equity Sucks...

07-07-2008 10:00

... energy wealth and power away from our communities.

Rise Up and Resist the Giants of Global Capitalism
Squeezed by Debt, Taxes and Cost of Living? Join in on a Global Day of Action against one of the oldest and largest Private Equity Firms in the world: KKR (Kholberg, Kravis and Roberts)

Thursday, July 17th meet 1:00 PM in Trafalgar Square (near the lions)

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Climate Camp Publishes Inspiring Newspaper

07-07-2008 09:17

Last week 30,000 newspapers, beautifully designed in black and bright cyan and not looking anything like a boring political paper, came off the printing press and began their journey around the country. To inspire people to camp to this years Climate Camp which sets up at Kingsnorth in Kent in less than a month's time.

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Another attempt to remove, Kemi, Taiwo & Yasmin

07-07-2008 08:51

The family are currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and due to be forcibly removed from the UK to Nigeria on Tuesday 8th July on Virgin Nigeria Airways flight VK292 from Gatwick to Lagos at 10.15hrs. This will be the second attempt to remove the family.

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Times Newspapers threaten Media Lens with legal and police action

07-07-2008 08:42

Media Lens have felt the need to amend their 25th June alert, Selling the Fireball - George Bush and Iran following "repeated threats of legal and police action from Alastair Brett, legal manager of News International’s Times Newspapers on June 28 and July 2". This has now been picked up by The Guardian, in todays issue Peter Wilby has an article titled, publish and be damned. The original Media Lens report, before the amendments were made due to the legal threats can be read on this site and following is the message posted by the Media Lens Editors about the threats.

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Compare Provisions in “Hitler’s Laws” with U.S. FISA Amendments Act Of 2008

07-07-2008 06:50

The FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 May be Passed by the U.S. Senate Before You Can Read this.
Americans Can Thank Their House of Representatives.

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Call for Solidarity with Counter-G8 Protesters in Japan

07-07-2008 05:58

Activists and organizers are asking local groups and individuals to call, e-mail, visit and protest at Japanese embassies over the unjust arrests, detentions, deportations, and repression occurring around counter-G8 mobilization in Japan.

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Wimbledon Southfields Total Oil Burma Protests

06-07-2008 23:19

June 25th Southfields
On 25th June and 2nd July the team held a protest at Southfields Total Oil Station, 262 Wimbledon Park Road, London SW19 6NL. They leafleted the pedestrians attending the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament just down the road from the station. French Total Oil funds the brutal Burma junta with 500 million dollars a year and its gas pipeline in Burma was built with slave labour (see

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Hypocritical Virgin to deport victim of trafficking

06-07-2008 22:46

Despite having direct links with anti-trafficking charity STOP THE TRAFFIK Virgin are due to deport victim of trafficking Kemi Ayinde and family on tuesday 8th July at 10.15 AM on Virgin Nigeria flight vk292 from Gatwick North Terminal

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BBC mind games and trickery self-evident in WTC 7 programme

06-07-2008 22:42

Did you see the increasing turnaround of apparent real challenges to the official stories with clearly bought off and involved "experts"?
Some preliminary analysis here

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Fur campaign kicks off in Portsmouth

06-07-2008 22:05

On Saturday 5th July SARC kicked off their campaign against Nauticalia in Portsmouth with a bright and vibrant demonstration against the company's sale of toys made from REAL fur.