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Cop Steve Bettley from the BNP membership list is sacked

21-03-2009 15:17

BNP member and former cop Steve Bettley
PC Steve Bettley, whose name was on the recently leaked membership of the British National Party, has been sacked. Serving police officers are not allowed to be members of the BNP, because it is said to conflict with their duty to represent people equally.

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Short video of Tinsley House blockade

21-03-2009 14:38

Video Video

This is a short video of the Tinsley House blockade on 17th March 2009. It only shows the first hour or so of the action as the other tapes, along with camera, were confiscated by the police when the person filming was arrested. This tape, which only had about 10 minutes of footage, was 'smuggled' out of the police cordon before it kicked off to get it to journalists who were stuck down the road. Some of the footage was used by the BBC South East in their South East Today report - of course, without crediting us or mentioning that they were not allowed to film the protest.

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Letter from Tristan Anderson's parents

21-03-2009 14:36

Letter from Tristan Anderson's parents.

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bp 100th birthday party on April 1st postponed!

21-03-2009 12:37

Due to potential "transportation" difficultuties apparently !

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CSIS report: Turkey would be the optimum route for a possible Israeli attack on Iran

21-03-2009 11:53

Israeli srike against Iranian nuclear facilities - Possible strike routes
The excerpts below clearly set out the Anglo-American and Israeli strategy to attack Iran in the near future.

Promoting this agenda will probably be the main purpose behind the US President Barack Obama's visit to Turkey in about two weeks time.

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wikid welsh vegetables?

21-03-2009 09:19

Internal bank memos about alleged tax avoidance were withdrawn from Guardian website after lawyers obtained emergency temporary injunction

BUT (hush hush) they ARE available on Wikileaks (

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Police attack protesters at Philly city hall

21-03-2009 04:05

PHILADELPHIA, PA — On Wednesday, March 19, 2009, police attacked members of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) in the gallery of the City Council during the City Council session where Mayor Nutter was announcing his 2010 budget.

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The Iraq war - a fading memory?

20-03-2009 21:54

Since the illegal invasion of Iraq six years ago to this day, over one million Iraqis have been killed. Two million have been forced to flee the country and nearly three million are displaced within Iraq. Nearly five thousand coalition soldiers have been killed and several hundred thousand injured and yet no one has been brought to book for the war crimes committed.

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City cleaners fight on at insurance giant Willis

20-03-2009 21:23

DEFIANT City cleaners stepped up their protest against victimisation yesterday with another noisy demonstration outside the plush offices of a multi-national insurance firm.

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Travis died for your sins

20-03-2009 19:09

A recent tragedy in Connecticut involving a chimpanzee that went berserk and mauled a woman underscores the essential wrongness of primate captivity.

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G20: police expecting massive protests on April 1-2

20-03-2009 18:27

The police are gearing up to expect massive protests at the G20 (Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors) meetings that are happening on April 1 and 2.

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Pepsi, CVS, JPMorgan Chase, ATT all connected to Yum Foods & KFC

20-03-2009 18:08

To facilitate a quick victory for a boycott, it is good to boycott all brands of that
corporation, to research its board of directors, its foreign govt. connections
Pepsi, CVS, JPMorgan Chase, ATT all connected to Yum Foods and
KFC with interlocking management.

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art of architecture

20-03-2009 17:26

A retrospective of Le Corbusier, the most influential architect of the 20th century, has opened at London's Barbican Centre this week. Corbusier rose to prominence in the 1940s as a pioneer of Modernism. His urban planning theories have been developed in much of the world.

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Dissident Island Radio tonight - March 20th

20-03-2009 17:08

tum te tum
Larry Lohmann // FITwatch // legal defence and monitoring group // Smash Miss Contest // Feminist Fightback // Mr Braincell

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Direct Action; USA, Netherlands, Chile & Norway

20-03-2009 17:05

17-20th March


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Direct Action Germany: 11-15th March

20-03-2009 16:25

13-15/03/2009 - Overview of the actions of the „united we stay“ weekend (Berlin)
13/03/2009 - Arson attack on a vehicle of the german army (Berlin)
12/03/2009 - Windows of a Sparkasse smashed (Berlin)
12/03/2009 - 5 vehicles of the post burned down (Hamburg)
11/03/2009 - Color against the NPD's national center (Berlin)
11/03/2009 - Attack on the car of the project leader of the Frankfurt's airport (Frankfurt)
11/03/2009 - Color and stones against Carlofts (Berlin)

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20-03-2009 15:52

Demonstrations have taken place in several cities of Spain and Italy on 18-03-2009 and other days. The riot police has behaved in a manner that, at least in Spain brings memories from the times of the Dictatorship...

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This Week in Palestine -Week 12 2009

20-03-2009 15:41


Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for March 14th through March 20th, 2009.

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The SOCPA zone: one year dead

20-03-2009 15:35

It's now a year since the government said they accepted that SOCPA s132-138 should be repealed, but still there is no bill before parliament which would repeal, and the government can only repeat that they aim to...

"My Lords, I absolutely believe in everyone’s right to protest within the law. That is exactly what we are aiming to do. We are intent on repealing this provision, which clearly was not a clever thing to have done in the first place."
- Lord West of Spithead

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20-03-2009 15:28

British terrorist from the high ranks of Scotland Yard will be sent to Greece to help fight "terrorism"