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Utterly Powerless - how the nuclear industry wants us

05-02-2009 20:03

Blind Mice
We have the nuclear industry to thank for the ‘new planning regime’ which aims to sweep aside democracy and any hard won safeguards along with it.
This is a result of successful lobbying by the nuclear industry and will have an impact in Cumbria and the rest of the UK far exceeding the dismal prospect of new homes built on flood plains.

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Obama meets and praises laughing war criminal Blair

05-02-2009 20:01

Yet another farce that shows what kind of change Obama is really about. Excerpts from several websites :

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Affectionate racism?

05-02-2009 19:34

Having flicked on the TV over breakfast this morning, I was subjected to the somewhat absurd spectacle of BBC 1 controller Jay Hunt debating the meaning of the word "golliwog", and whether or not it's racist, with the morning news presenters.T he reason for this, of course, was the row over Carol Thatcher's sacking from The One Show for using the word to describe a black tennis player off-air. Hunt pulled out the dictionary definition, which was similar to this definition I just found online – "A doll fashioned in grotesque caricature of a Black male", so any argument for it not being racist was quickly put to bed (and if you want any further evidence, the fourth Google result for "golliwog" involves the BNP trying to argue that banning golliwog dolls is political correctness gone mad).

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Police Threatening Violence Against Man Uni Occupations

05-02-2009 19:34

The occupation of Manchester University in Solidarity with the heroic people of Gaza is under threat of eviction by riot police.

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Manchester airport: emissions cleared for take-off

05-02-2009 19:26

Manchester City Council announced their 'Call to Action' on climate change last month, which plans to reduce the City's emissions by one third by 2020. Great! we thought: the Council owns 55% of Manchester Airport Group (MAG), so surely this 'Call to Action' would see the Airport's emissions reduce as well? Alas no: the Council simply washed their hands of this issue.

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Another View from Malta...Re Boat people, refugees, illegal Emigrants

05-02-2009 18:46

Another View from Malta...Re Boat people, refugees, illegal Emigrants.

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Internet hosting prosecuted in Italy

05-02-2009 16:29

In the light of the excuses given for the recent Indymedia server seizer in Manchester, this story is highly relevant. In Italy, a rather disturbing prosecution is taking place. Google officials, including Chief Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer, are being criminally prosecuted for a video somebody else uploaded to YouTube.

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Palestine Today 020509

05-02-2009 16:13


Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Thursday, February 5th, 2009.

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parliament square hunger strike - day 25

05-02-2009 15:48

staying in parliament square, maria gallestegui continues her hunger strike for gaza. she has yet to receive any worthwhile mainstream media coverage, despite now lasting 25 days without food

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Change? Or Just Charisma

05-02-2009 15:41

Lest one tallies up its achievements, of the 1330 dead Palestinians: 437 children, 110 women, 123 elderly men, 14 medics and 4 journalists. 5000 injured, of which 1890 are children. An estimated destruction worth $ 1.5 billion, the use of white phosphorous and other illegal weapons, and over 1.5 million horrific stories to listen to. Only the sadistic fascist type would later bathe in self-exuberance by calling this a ``success''. Yet in Israeli politics, launching the all-out war machine and destroying the lives of innocents in the name of `security' to gain or retain votes isn't new.

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Israel: northern Israel Railways workers in wildcat strike

05-02-2009 15:30

Israel Railways workers in Haifa conducted a wildcat strike this morning, Thursday Feb 5th, in response to fraud charges against official union members, and replacement of workers not loyal to management.

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Free film series at 56a Infoshop, South London

05-02-2009 15:25

Not only are FULL UNEMPLOYMENT cinema now using 56a Infoshop (in South London) for screenings, the Infoshop folks are about to start a monthly film thing too. Check the 56a site for news of 56a film shows.

Here is Feb's FULL UNEMPLOYMENT cinema details and also March and April.

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NCADC News Service Thursday 5th February 2009

05-02-2009 15:23

DR Congo: Rights Panel Condemns Abuses Against Children

Asylum [Iraqi's, bringing them in one door, kicking them out of the other]

Three quarters of refugee women 'have been raped'

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Climate Camp hits the City of London

05-02-2009 15:15

Climate Camp hits the City of London on April Fools Day, the eve of the G20 leaders' London Summit. Join us! Climate camp 2009 /// Stopping carbon markets /// Because nature doesn't
do bailouts.

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Misogynistic Hindu thugs get bolder

05-02-2009 15:09

On January 24th the little-known group Sri Ram Sena (The army of Lord Ram) attacked a number of women who were drinking alcohol in a bar in Mangalore: "The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi says the attack - which was filmed and then broadcast on national television - has shocked many Indians. Television pictures showed the men chasing and beating up the panicking women - some wearing skirts. Some of the women, who tripped and fell, were kicked by the men."

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Small Victories At Strathclyde University, But Victories Nontheless

05-02-2009 14:58

Students who were, until this afternoon, occupying the McCance building at Strathclyde have today won some concessions and guarantees from the university.

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Shell to Sea Visit Leeds: Part 2 - Lessons to Learn from Rossport

05-02-2009 14:21

Events leading up to this meeting are described in Part 1 - An Illegal Eviction. This meeting (4th Feb 2009 at The Common Place, Leeds) was part of a tour of the UK by two Irish and two UK activists associated with the resistance to Shell in County Mayo, Eire / Republic of Ireland. Supporters are asked to visit the solidarity camp this spring and get involved.

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Anti-Contraception Republicans = Anti-Stimulus Votes

05-02-2009 14:07

Republicans, backed by the Christian right, have made it clear that they oppose the pro-contraception provisions in the stimulus package that allow states to cover family planning services and supplies to low-income women who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid, and give states the option to provide such coverage without obtaining a waiver.

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And it’s yet more disgusting voyeurism!

05-02-2009 14:04

National Union of Journalists - “Media Event”.

New Scotland Yard, Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H, UK.

Monday 16 February 2009. 11am.

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Prisoners of consciousness

05-02-2009 13:54

Azerbaijan has the highest number of arrested journalists (statement by Miklos Haraszti, special representative for media freedoms of OSCE's- He added that journalists in Azerbaijan are arrested every time they write about corruption or criticize authorities. Reporters Without Borders (the Paris - based media rights watchdog) included the Azerbaijani leader on its list of "Media Predators".