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Building Firms Blacklist - Same Old Story

06-03-2009 11:58

The information watchdog has shut down a company which it says sold workers’ confidential data, including union activities, to building firms.

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Neonicotinoid Pesticides cause Mass Death of Bees

06-03-2009 11:27

March 6, 2009 - Bayer managers have known the risks of a pesticide class called neonicotinoids for the environment since the beginning of the 90ies. The company downplayed the risks, submitted deficient studies to authorities and accepted the loss of honey bees in many parts of the world. After huge bee deaths in Germany last year the Coalition against Bayer Dangers brought a charge against Bayer for knowingly endangering the environment.

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Climate Rush and the tale of RBS, London - pictures.

06-03-2009 10:17

Environmental "Climate Rush" activists gather outside RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) to protest the pension pay out to Sir Fred Goodwin, former RBS Chief Executive, of 16 Million GBP.

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Bushcrimes: Canada Should Bar or Prosecute says Lawyer

06-03-2009 08:19

Lawyer Gail Davidson says that because Bush has been "credibly accused" of supporting torture in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Canada has a legal obligation to deny him entry. The law says foreign nationals who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, including torture, are "inadmissable" to Canada.

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Bristol No Borders response to ISM call for action

06-03-2009 01:34

Bristol No Border acknowledges the call to action received from ISM Gaza following the indefinate closure of the Rafah borders in February 2009.

Bristol No Borders condems the closure of the borders at Rafah which prevents the movement of people, food, aid and other essential supplies and which serves to imprison and repress the population of Gaza. These closures are a stark example of what all borders are set up to acheive - the control and repression of populations and the artificial division of people.

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Peterborough Stadium Demo - Saturday, March 21st

06-03-2009 00:09

A previous demo outside Peterborough Stadium
Protest and leafletting against greyhound racing
6pm - 7.30pm

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G-20 Meltdown Flyers!

05-03-2009 22:52

Four Horsemen at the Bank of England
Watch out for the flyers making their way across the capital!

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BBC-Partial coverage of Mass Bee Deaths

05-03-2009 21:05

Todays BBC news reports include a feature on what the beeb call the "mysterious disappearance of billions of Bees" . But if they had done their homework they would find that it's not so mysterious. The go off on a tangent about "Colony Collapse Disorder" something Americans seemed to have dreamed up, but they then inform us that this term is misleading
and they are just leading us up the path.

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AFA (Anti-Farming Alliance)

05-03-2009 20:31

New UK Green Anarchist website launched.

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Greyhound Action in the North-West

05-03-2009 19:09

Demo outside Belle Vue Stadium
New regional branch set up
More help needed with Belle Vue campaign
Northwich street collection, Saturday May 9th
No more Caravan trips to the dogs!

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Cleaners for Justice at Willis, London 5 March

05-03-2009 18:19

No to Unfair Dismissals
Cleaners for justice demonstrated outside the Willis building in the City of London today. 5/3/2009, calling for the reinstatement of sacked workers, better working conditions and a living wage. Photographs copyright (C) 2009, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Gaza donor conference: conspiracy wrapped up as compassion

05-03-2009 17:54

Gaza donor conference, Sharm el-Sheikh, 2 March 2009
The donor conference Monday at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt had nothing to do with alleviating the appalling humanitarian crisis in Gaza and rebuilding the homes, factories, infrastructure and schools destroyed by Israel—its ostensible purpose.

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Workers Occupy Dundee Factory

05-03-2009 17:43

An occupation is taking place at Prisme Packaging in Dundee. It started at 5pm on Wednesday 4th March after the twelve employees were told their contracts were being immediately terminated without redundancy pay.

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Binyam Mohamed free after years of imprisonment and torture

05-03-2009 16:24

Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who was held at Guantánamo Bay for more than four years and detained for just under seven years in total, arrived at a Royal Air Force base on February 23, accompanied by Metropolitan Police officers.

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Palestine Today 030509

05-03-2009 15:55


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

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Funeral of UN protestor : Harrow

05-03-2009 14:49

As the demand of the protestation remains totally ignored : Tamil civilians exceeding 250,000 starving to death amidst most inhumane bombings into the civilian concentration becoming a daily 'incident' with scores dead due to lack of even basic medical facilities ... the Swiss authorities have finally released the body Murugathasan Varnakulasingham to his family for funeral rites.

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CARDIFF - Gaza is STILL the issue

05-03-2009 14:38

Wednesday 11 March at 7 pm, Law Building, Cardiff University, Park Place
Free admission. All welcome.

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No Nuclear Dump - Message of Congratulations from Cumbria to Nevada

05-03-2009 14:24

The Lakes - Nuclear Sacrifice Zone
A message has been sent from the Lake District in Cumbria to Nevada - CONGRATULATIONS on what looks like a successful campaign to PREVENT a NUCLEAR DUMP at Yucca Mountain