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Climate Activists Invade Washington DC Offices of Environmental Defense

01-12-2008 22:57

Photo from the office occupation
As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change opened today in Poznan, Poland, grassroots climate activists took over the Washington DC office of Environmental Defense. The activists stated that they had targeted ED, one of the largest environmental organizations in the world, because of the organization’s key role in promoting the discredited approach of carbon trading as a solution to climate change.

Dr. Rachel Smolker of Global Justice Ecology Project and Global Forest Coalition read a statement, which said in part, “My father was one of the founders of this organization, which sadly I am now ashamed of. The Kyoto Protocol, the European Emissions Trading Scheme and virtually every other initiative for reducing emissions have adopted their market approaches. So far they have utterly failed, serving only to provide huge profits to the world’s most polluting industries. Instead of protecting the environment, ED now seems primarily concerned with protecting corporate bottom lines. I can hear my father rolling over in his grave.”

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Monthly vigil outside US Embassy: In Solidarity with Gary McKinnon

01-12-2008 22:52

This month's LGC vigil outside the US Embassy will be an extended two-hour long action in solidarity with the family and friends of Gary McKinnon and others facing extradition to the US under the unfair terms of the Extradition Act 2003

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BNP Photo Gallery

01-12-2008 21:21

A parade of some of Liverpool's unwelcome visitors from last Saturday.

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Irish Government deny children access to father Please Act Now!

01-12-2008 21:17

We are drawing the media’s attention to the fact that the Irish Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern has once again denied an Irish citizen the ability to return home to serve his sentence in an Irish Jail which is allowed for under a European directive. All the information is available on our website:

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short report and pics on london critical mass cycle ride

01-12-2008 21:13

last week the law lords gave judgement on the legality of critical mass. they unanimously concluded that it is a 'commonly or customarily held procession', and is therefore exempt from the terms of the public order act requiring 'organisers' to notify police of the route beforehand. a day or two later, around 200 cyclists celebrated the decision on a cold damp november night in london

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BNP Insult To War Dead

01-12-2008 21:11

The British National Party were back in town on Saturday.In what is a gross insult to those who died fighting against fascism in World War II, these neo-nazis were allowed to hold a rally next to the war memorial on St. Georges Plateau.

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BNP names put up in York street

01-12-2008 21:08

NAMES of members of the British National Party (BNP) have been pinned to a noticeboard in a York street – leading to fears they could be exposed to attacks.

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We are holding our 1st {informal} meeting in 28 Days time in Camden

01-12-2008 20:54

London Against Camden Danger Lab will be holding our first {informal} meeting in 28 Days time on the 28th December @ 6.30 pm at Inspiral Lounge 250 Camden High Street, Camden NW18QS.
We are campaigning against the plans to build TWO virus containment facilities & animal testing labs in Camden...on the Somers Town council estate in Camden and on the Hampstead Road next to the Regents Park council estate in Camden. MI5 are against the lab plans.....

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What, No Prices?

01-12-2008 20:45

Really, it's free
More than 150 people came to Next To Nowhere's Free Shop on Saturday. This was a one-off event to mark Buy Nothing Day. The organisers encouraged people to come in by offering free tea and toast and free mistletoe on the street outside.

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KlimaX rocks the COP15 summit site

01-12-2008 20:07

Activists from the copenhagen based climate activist group KlimaX climbed onto the front of the conference site Bella Centret and threw out banners. The site is symbolic in the way that its the actual site of the COP15 summit excactly one year from now.

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Merseyside Police Protect British National Party

01-12-2008 20:02

On Saturday, 29th November, Merseyside Police protected around one hundred and fifty British National Party members from the people of Liverpool and other anti-fascists. In doing so, they allowed racist material to be openly distributed in Liverpool city centre on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. However, Alec McFadden of Merseyside Coalition Against Racism and Fascism and Weyman Bennett of Unite Against Fascism must shoulder some of the responsibility for this horrifying turn of events.

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BNP festival cost Derbyshire cops £250,000

01-12-2008 19:51

Derbyshire police have released the cost of their operations in policing the BNP's Red, White and Blue festival in August. The cost of deploying 400 officers and a helicopter came to quarter of a million quid. Locals are rightly disgusted that a fascist piss up has wasted so much public money.

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The Four Horsemen of Chiapas

01-12-2008 19:33

Tourist development, mining, agro-fuels and oil again threaten the indigenous peoples and the biodiversity and natural environment of the Lacandon Jungle

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Camden Drugs & Alchohol services face the axe to make way for animal lab.

01-12-2008 19:19

The Margarete Centre at 108 Hampstead Road provides prescribing and dispensary services to many of Camden's 4,200 class A drug addicts. The centre also porivides counselling and harm reduction advice at "NIDS" and Primary Care. This centre faces the chop to make way for one of the "28 Days Later" animal testing labs / virus containment facilities planned for Camden.

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Now it's 96 hours of action - E-ON HQ occupied

01-12-2008 18:59

Santas glue on
48 hours of action turned into 96 hours today as Camp for Climate Action Santas occupied the Coventry HQ of climate criminal outfit E-On.

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Continuing, Unrelenting Terrorism and Mumbai

01-12-2008 18:51

The terrorism perpetrated by nation-states is vastly greater in scope and number of casualties than that caused by individuals or groups of individuals even though the corporate media give nearly all the attention and condemnation to terrorism by individuals.

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Full Circle Demo: From weapons to wars to refugees. Market Sq. Nottingham

01-12-2008 17:53

To highlight the link between the arms trade and refugees, Shut Down H&K and No Borders Nottingham held a demonstration on Saturday 29th November at 12:30 on Market Square in Nottingham called "FULL CIRCLE – from weapons to wars to refugees".

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India's 9/11. Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks?

01-12-2008 17:40

The Mumbai terror attacks were part of a carefully planned and coordinated
operation involving several teams of experienced and trained gunmen.

The operation has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation.
According to a Russian counter terrorist expert, the Mumbai terrorists "used
the same tactics that Chechen field militants employed in the Northern
Caucasus attacks where entire towns were terrorized, with homes and
hospitals seized".

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BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2008

01-12-2008 17:06

Queen's Market
The BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards are to celebrate the best in food and farming. We are what we eat!

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Tiny conviction rate of Israeli soldiers reported in mainstream press

01-12-2008 16:38

Reports from the AP on the findings of the human rights group Yesh Din show up the appalling conviction rate of Israeli soldiers accused of crimes against Palestinians between 2001 and 2007.