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When Will We March Against Obama?

12-02-2009 23:09

It isn’t too soon to protest. He told us right away that there is no change we can believe in. We don’t have to wait for bombs to fall on Iran or for more prisoners to be denied their human rights.

It is time to take not only Obama to task, but faux progressives to task as well. They are the Obamites who claimed they would hold his feet to the fire if we would just shut up and let him get elected. It is time to protest against them too and call them out for being the hypocrites they are.

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12-02-2009 20:59

Plane Stupid Brighton Activists have interrupted a public meeting during a speech by Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, unveiling a banner highlighting the hypocritical actions of the government in relation to aviation and climate change. The action exposes the contradiction between the government's stated aim to cut 80% of CO2 emissions by 2050 and their plans to massively expand the aviation sector in the UK. The banner accuses the government of becoming a "Hypocracy" - a democracy governed by hypocrites.

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Latest from Tara

12-02-2009 20:50

We've upload video clips covering our activities over the last few months

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Act of cruelty from Lloyds List

12-02-2009 19:39

THE sorry tale of seafarers onboard the Orient Steamship capesize bulker Silver Constellation being left unpaid and running out of food exposes an ugly underside of the global shipping industry.

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UEA Students Break the Occupation After 24 Hours

12-02-2009 19:02

The students occupying one section of the Arts building on campus have peacefully ended their action, having seen their demands addressed by the University. This action was provisionally a success. Thankyou to everyone involved for their support.

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Hiding Torture And Freeing Binyam Mohamed From Guantánamo

12-02-2009 17:58

Bring Binyam Home

This has been an extraordinary week for British resident, torture victim and Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed. Last Thursday, his lawyers’ ten-month campaign to secure the disclosure of documents in the possession of the British government, which apparently confirm details of his “extraordinary rendition” and torture, sparked a crisis when the High Court judges in his case, Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Lloyd Jones, bowed to pressure from the foreign secretary, David Miliband, not to make public a summary of the evidence because the US government had threatened to re-evaluate its intelligence sharing relationship with the UK, which “could inflict on the citizens of the United Kingdom a very considerable increase in the dangers they face at a time when a serious terrorist threat still pertains.”

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Direct Action Germany: 27th Jan-7th Feb

12-02-2009 17:11

Again two arsons against upperclass cars
07/02/09: Attempted arson on cars
06/02/09: Administrative building of the police attacked with butyric acid
05/02/09: Attack against the CDU offices
01/02/09: „Car-Lofts“ attacked with stones and color
01/02/09: Several buildings spraypainted
31/01/09: Again two arsons against upperclass cars
30/01/09: CDU offices trashed
30/01/09: Porsche torched
28/01/09: Action against DHL: letter boxes painted olive green
28/01/09: BMW burned
27/01/09: Again a car burned in Berlin: state security investigates

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Barclays demos continue in Birmingham

12-02-2009 16:51

Wednesday,11th February

Keeping up the pressure against Barclays, today SHAC Birmingham protested once again outside 2 of their branches in the city centre.

Bad weather as well as bad mannered Barclays staff during the protests were not to deter us in the slightest, as we begun out first demo against this unethical bank with unethical investments, trying to make money from puppy killing.

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Palestine Today 021209

12-02-2009 15:42


Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, February 12th, 2009.

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Rally in support of the occupation

12-02-2009 14:42

The UEA Occupation continues!

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Search for the Alternative Valentines cards about Real Love

12-02-2009 13:57

One hundred cards will be left around Central London this Valentine’s day. Each contains an alternative valentine’s letter, a handmade gift and a sweet. Hand delivered to gaps in walls, cash machine slots, shop shelves- they won’t be affected by the postal delays and you don’t have to be in a relationship to have one of these!

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Brighton Family to be Deported to Algeria

12-02-2009 13:36

Assia & Nouha
Assia Souhalia her husband Athmane nationals of Algeria and their UK born daughter Nouha, residents of Brighton were 'Snatched' from their home yesterday morning and are currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC. They are due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Tuesday 17th February on British Airways Flight BA895 from Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport @ 08.40 to Algiers, Algeria.

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Brighton Family to be Deported to Algeria - press release

12-02-2009 13:33

Brighton Voices in Exile Press Release
12th February 2009 - For Immediate Release

For more details call Brighton Voices In Exile on 01273 328598/07825536489 or email

Photos of the family and interviews are available on request

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We Are An Image From The Future

12-02-2009 12:41

We won't pay for their crisis!

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Obama's "War on Terror"

12-02-2009 12:25

The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not.
There are disturbing signs that business as usual is planned, more witch-hunt cases will follow, and "war on terror" efforts will persist for another four years. It's not change to believe in, in fact, none at all at a time the need is greater than ever.

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Shut down NATO - Call for participation in a nonviolent action against NATO on 4

12-02-2009 12:23

On 3 and 4 April the heads of state and government of NATO will meet in Baden-Baden and Strasbourg to celebrate NATOs 60th birthday. We think: 60 years of NATO are not a reason to celebrate, but a reason to resist nonviolently!

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Journalists at the YP, YEP and Leeds Weekly News are balloting for strike action

12-02-2009 10:55

Journalists at the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds Weekly News are balloting for strike action to defend their jobs.

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Protest music thrives in South Africa's slums

12-02-2009 10:31

In South African's shack settlements activists are increasingly using music to oppose government policies that violate the rights of the poor. Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM), a grassroots movement of shack dwellers and War on Want partner, has been at the forefront of this powerful form of resistance.

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Censored Brighton Council Motion Against EDO MBM published by Wikileaks

12-02-2009 10:19

A copy of the motion of censure that Green Party councilors tried to table at 29 Jan 09 full city council meeting, is now available at the website.

Convenors of the council meeting blocked the motion on 16th January 2009 just hours before EDO MBM was decomissioned by six peace activists.

The document was leaked because the Green Party said they would press release the refusal (see handwritten note) but never did.