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St Paul RNC protesters charged with terrorist offences

04-09-2008 01:02

RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism"

In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty.

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Cost to keep immigrants in detention

03-09-2008 23:04

'The average direct budget cost for 2007/08 for operating each establishment in the immigration removal estate was £119 per bed space per day.'
Data obtained by NCADC under the Freedom of Information Act.
2500 innocent men women and children are detained in the UK at any given time and the government's plans are to increase detention spaces to 4000.
All the money ultimately comes from the taxes we pay. Who's good at maths?

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Shactivists do Hampshire

03-09-2008 22:48

On September 3rd it was noticed that so many of the targets SHAC have across Hampshire, have been neglected recently, so we thought we’d stay around Hampshire and take on Shareholders and customers all day.

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Is Obama Like Hugo Chavez: Trying to Buy the Presidential Election?

03-09-2008 22:01

Compare the method and similarity between Obama’s proposed spending of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help the poor and Socialist Hugo Chavez’s proposed programs in 1992 when running for President of Venezuela.

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Foie Gras Demo Tomorrow - Glass Boat, Bristol

03-09-2008 21:51

The Scummy little people at the Glass Boat Restaurant have started selling Foie-Gras again. Their will be a demonstration against them this Thursday @ 6pm.

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YANC Launch - 10th September in Leeds

03-09-2008 20:49

Stop Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve having this view
Come to the launch of YANC - Yorkshire Against New Coal.
YANC is a new group opposing the planning application for an open cast coal mine near Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire. This open cast coal mine would be adjacent to the Fairburn Ings RSPB wildlife reserve.

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Veggies and Nottm Animal Rights News / Events

03-09-2008 18:48

As ever Nottingham Animal Rights have nine upcoming activities, and Veggies are catering for literally thousands at events in Loughborough, London, Nottingham, Herefordshire and Sheffield - and that's just the next month!

And both groups are hosting the Vegan Skillshare, a national networking event at Sumac on Saturday 13th Sept see

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03-09-2008 18:24

Marking ten years since their unjust imprisonment

12-3pm, Trafalgar Square (north pavement)

September 2008 marks 10 years since the arrest and incarceration of the Cuban
5, five men wrongly convicted in the US after peacefully defending Cuba from
terrorist attacks planned in the United States.

Come and show your solidarity for the Five and spread the word. Bring placards, stalls, whistles, drums and banners for a lively
demonstration, including street theatre and speeches to inform the British
public about the case.

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RNC/USA: Video From Saint Paul Warzone

03-09-2008 18:17

media resistance

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Direct Action; Mexico, Czech Republic, Sweden & Italy

03-09-2008 17:54

1st-3rd September


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Palestien Today 090308

03-09-2008 16:22

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center for Tuesday September 3, 2008.

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STORMY. . . .despite the profiteers, big oil flat earthers, stooges etc: DEC 6th

03-09-2008 15:19

DEC 6th . . . . DEC 6th. . . . DEC 6th. . . . DEC 6th

( SEPT 23 london/national demo meeting, 5 cally road Kings Cross
- downstairs from the HQ,
. . . . in the bookshop ( booze etc after!!!! ) )

REMEMBER, GLOBAL CLIMATE TURBULENCE ACTION DAY IS SATURDAY DECEMBER 6th. . . . in LONDON, mass march past USA embassy to Trafalgar square, with super-critical mass . . . . timed to have crucial effect in the middle of the polish preparatory meeting for the UN POST-KYOTO SHAPE OF THE WORLDS REACTION TO THE ACCELERATING DISASTERS WE HAVE CAUSED TO THE WORLDS ENVIRONMENT . . . . or rather, allowed a few people with a few big corporations to think they could get away with the most stupid short termist looting exercise in the history of the world . . . . what with their lack of luxury "escape pods" etc.

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Bring out your Dead!

03-09-2008 15:06

you would be an old & senile lady scared to go out if you had lived .
Everyone on the left understands the significance of the 2nd Spanish Republic. All too often we look at how she fell a victim of a fascist coup d'etat and the ensuing prelude to the 2nd world war. We remember the first blanket & dive bombings more clearly than we remember the achievements of a revolutionary period whose birth and death passed before we were born.

Now super Judge Garzon has called for the files on the 30,000 disappeared from churches and regional offices - to assess whether any of the murderers still alive may be brought to justice.

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Reinstate Chris Lockwood!

03-09-2008 13:32

IWW member fired in Sheffield for union activity. Support picket's on the 12th September to fight for his reinstatement.

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Raindance Directors Foundation Certificate

03-09-2008 12:27

Tutor: Chris Thomas Venue: Craven Street Rehearsal Rooms, 10 Craven St, London WC2N 5PE
Date: Starts Thursday 5 weeks Duration: 5 Thursday Nights
From 18/25 September (2 week break for the Raindance Film Festival) 16/23/30 October
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm Price: £145 + VAT

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Obama v. O`Reilly - the right's presidential "debate" Thurs night.

03-09-2008 12:25

Obama & Mc Cain will debate several times for live TV audiences before the election like all presidential candidates since Kennedy beat Nixon. But there was no FOXnews for Nixon's first attempt and not even O'Reilly had been recognised as the loudest & most verbally abusive and perversely popular and astoundingly influential spokesman of American rightwing christians, militarists & "voters".

This Thursday at 8pm Eastern Time Obama goes head to head with O'Reilly on the channel which has consistently smeared him since February 2007. As a lesson in contemporary media and the exercise of extra-constitutional power as well as finely pitched scientific methodology of mass indoctrination - it will be worth watching.

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Call out for action against the Northern Territory Intervention,

03-09-2008 12:24

The Northern territory Intervention, passed last year by the Howard govt in Australia, adds a whole new level of the oppression faced by Aboriginal Australia. International call out for action on the 30th of sept.

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NW // Legal support for the Carnival Against Vivisection + Bustcard download

03-09-2008 12:07

Netcu Watch have set up a legal support network for those who get nicked (and their friends/family).

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Irish Navy flees from Shell to Sea inflatable boats

03-09-2008 11:48

Protesters close in on the LE Orla
Shell to Sea protesters in inflatable Kayaks braved strong winds and rough seas whilst approaching the Irish Navy Gunboat stationed off the coast, to establish communication with it's Captain.

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Keep Sheffield Midland station open access for all...

03-09-2008 11:42

The debate about East Midlands Trains (EMT) and their plan to block public access through the station rumbles on.