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Public meeting: Tamar Katz, 19-year-old Israeli refusenik - Thur. 5 March at 7pm

04-03-2009 18:01

Tamar Katz
Tamar Katz is a 19-year-old Israeli who has refused to serve in the Israeli army. Israel requires all young men and women to serve in its army, and Tamar has served three prison sentences for her refusal.

Please join us to hear more about Tamar's courageous stand, and to show your support to her and other refusers.

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Great Spring Sowing

04-03-2009 17:17

You are invited on the 22nd March to sow some seeds, meet others, listen (or dance!) to local musicians and celebrate the start of spring in Nottingham.

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Poetry with Bite: Hammer and Tongue Open Poetry Slam

04-03-2009 17:00

Performance poetry with an activist edge at Camden's Green Note cafe- Open Slam featuring Simon Munnery aka Alan Parker Urban Warrior.

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GERMANY: Oscar Lafontaine on the Financial Markets

04-03-2009 16:49

"The present crisis cannot be overcome without a regulation of the financial markets.. When banks are given billions through the so-called bank bailout and these billions disappear somewhere, that is a misapropriation or embezzlement of tax funds.."

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Thousands of activists shutting down coal plant in Washington, D.C.

04-03-2009 16:42

A shout out to the 12,000 green activists who are defying the coal industry and the politicians in Washington D.C. by blocking the entrance to the coal plant today! Check it out -- it's streaming live on the website! They/we are the real hope/change, not Obama!

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Palestine Today 030409

04-03-2009 15:52


Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, March 4th, 2009.

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Who is still buying HLS?

04-03-2009 13:47

Nine new investors in HLS in the last month - gonna need to step up those demos!

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Who was/is ANITA?

04-03-2009 12:40

The article suggests that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a former communist spy.

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brian haw assaulted and then arrested this morning in parl square

04-03-2009 11:41

brian was assaulted by a worker putting up barriers in parliament square this morning. his hand was bleeding after the attack, but rather than arrest the culprit, or even (in case of doubt) both, they've instead arrested brian, supposedly for the theft of a key! solicitors are trying to find his whereabouts.

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South London March for Palestine - Feb 28

04-03-2009 11:09

Gathering for the march outside Balham mosque
Called by the Wandsworth Stop the War Coalition and supported by Lambeth & Wandsworth Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Wimbledon CND, Lambeth STWC and many others, several hundred marched from Balham Mosque to Tooting Mosque along the busy high streets, attracting considerable encouragement from shoppers. Pictures copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved

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Jacqui Smith versus Justice Mitting

04-03-2009 10:56

Last week five men under bail conditions facing deportation back to Algeria and Jordan had their cases heard in SIAC. The judge decided to adjourn and to let the men stay out on bail. Jacqui Smith over ruled the judge and arrested them all that night-and a further hearing the following morning saw them released. How much did that cost in SIAC? Thousands. She had authorised a day in SIAC herself-if it had gone her way with the men's detention-all well and good. But because the judge did not decide as she had hoped-she arrested them anyway.

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04-03-2009 09:58

Glenn Beck interrupted a discussion on Russia and Iran last night on Fox & Friends to mention US FEMA camps which had previously been a no-go subject on US national television.
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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If you care about fundamental rights and freedoms, privacy and confidentiality,

04-03-2009 09:11

Write to your MP - makes it very easy - and tell him or her that you REFUSE CONSENT to having your information shared under any 'INFORMATION SHARING ORDER', and ask him or her to vote to have CLAUSE 152 removed entirely from the CORONERS AND JUSTICE BILL.

Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill - currently being debated by the UK Parliament - would allow any Minister by order to take any information gathered for one purpose from anywhere, and use it for any other purpose.

Your information, your family's information, arbitrarily used without your consent or even knowledge. The very reverse of 'Data Protection'.

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No Borders activists dump jumpers on council leader

04-03-2009 00:41

Richard Leese was clearly embarrassed
On Tuesday evening, activists from Manchester No Borders interrupted a high-profile panel discussion with the leader of Manchester city council, Sir Richard Leese. They dumped 100 jumpers in front of the panellists of the event entitled ‘The Right to the City’, held in the Town Hall, in a protest against immigration detention.

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Environmental silver lining in economic crisis as energy demand plummets

03-03-2009 23:32

Global energy consumption dropped last year for the first time since 1983. It would be nice to think that was down to conservation efforts in attempt to mitigate against climate change but really our thanks should go to those who have bought the worlds economy to a stand still. It's interesting that the recession is currently doing more to curb green house gas emissions than any international climate change treaty has yet to manage.

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Police attack on Gaza convoy: Terrorising Solidarity

03-03-2009 20:53

On 13th February anti-terror powers were used to detain Burnley supporters of the Viva Palestina aid convoy enroute from Britain to Gaza. [1] Police also cordoned off two houses of British Asians during a search, thus portraying them as a threat. An Imam and his wife were subjected to strip searches in their own home.

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Days of Action against Detention Profiteers

03-03-2009 20:20

On Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March, coordinated phone blockades and email actions will take place against a corporation complicit in the detention of migrants and asylum seekers.

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Students highlight Fruit of the Loom connection to death threats

03-03-2009 19:48

Students outside Fruit of the Loom
Today students from across the UK gathered outside the entrance to Fruit of the Loom’s UK headquarters in Telford. They were protesting about worker repression at a Honduran factory where trade unionists face death threats, targeted dismissal and the eventual closure of their factory.