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UKIP Billboard redecorated in Tunbridge Wells

07-06-2009 21:14

Churchill vents his frustration at being exploited by UKIP
Two nights before polling stations opened on June 4th, activists added some artistic touches to three UKIP billboards in High Brooms, on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells.

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anarcha-feminist intervention

07-06-2009 20:55

news of an anarcha-feminist intervention at the anarchist movement conference

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Nick Griffin trying to get into Manchester town hall

07-06-2009 20:27

Just saw on Sky News that Nick Griffin was prevented from getting into Manchester Town Hall by anti fascists.

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London eco-camp - day one

07-06-2009 19:22

Around 70 protesters have occupied an empty plot of land next to Kew Bridge in Brentford, London (TW8 0EW). They've set up an eco-village.


This will showcase community based sustainable methods of living such as vegetable growing, compost toilets. They in the process of setting up tents and are cleaning the site of rubbish.

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Free the Cuban 5! Prisoners of US imperialism. International day of action.

07-06-2009 17:40

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Demonstration in solidarity with the Cuban 5 on 06.06.09, in Newcastle, as part of an internationally called day of action.

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List of imprisoned anarchists in Greece

07-06-2009 16:53

Greece has many anarchists imprisoned, especially after the December 2008 revolt. Here is a partial list of six of the most well-known cases that have attracted the interest of those organising solidarity marches and other events, including direct action.

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New donation based activist record label launched to support grassroots!

07-06-2009 15:50

A new free to download donation based record label "Free Activist Records" has just been launched. Our first release will be a 20 track compilation to raise awareness of Sean Kirtley anarchist AR prisoner.

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Climate Change: Science Manipulated

07-06-2009 11:59

Natural causes of global warming are much more significant than manmade changes

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Indigenous Blockades in the Peru: Cops kill over 25

07-06-2009 10:59

Bagua, Peru (June 6, 2009) – In the early morning hours on Friday, Peruvian Special Forces staged a violent raid on a group of indigenous people at a peaceful blockade on a road outside of Bagua in a remote area of the northern Peruvian Amazon resulting in 25 civilians confirmed dead and over a hundred wounded. Over 600 police attacked several thousand unarmed Awajun and Wambis indigenous peoples including many women and children and forcibly dispersed them using tear gas and live ammunition.

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Hallo Jerusalem - Capital of Arab Culture in Birmingham

07-06-2009 10:25

The Midlands Palestinian Community Association (UK) is organising a night of celebration in Partnership with the Drum, the National Centre for Black British Arts and Culture from 7:30 on the 10th of July in Birmingham.

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Filipino peasant leader ambushed!

07-06-2009 08:36

Renato Peñas, Vice-President of PAKISAMA (National Movement of Peasant Organizations), was ambushed dead by unidentified gunmen at 11:00 PM Friday, 5 June 2009, on the way to his farm in Sumilao, Bukidnon.

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Act Now for Sri Lankans...Act Now for Tim Martin >>>

07-06-2009 00:16


Tim Martin, a former aid worker and the Campaign Director of Act Now, is on an indefinite hunger strike outside Parliament, London since Monday 18th May. Tim is calling upon US President Obama to intervene in the crisis in Sri Lanka and has presented a clear list of demands to protect the civilian population from further devastation. Tim’s full letter to the American president was delivered to the American Embassy on the first day of his hunger strike.

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Rossport: put pressure on Corrib Gas project subcontractors

06-06-2009 23:42

This is a request for people to put pressure on Van Oord to help force them from Broadhaven Bay.Van Oord is the company contracted by Shell to carry out dredging work for the off-shore gas pipeline. Today (5/06/09), when activists from the Solidarity Camp occupied one of Van Oord’s two dredging machines, the “Razende Bol”, they were met by severe violence from Shell security aboard the ships. One protester was thrown overboard by two security guards. (See: and Following this incident the Van Oord ships stopped working and left the area. Despite official statements from Van Oord claiming that they left due to bad weather, a Shell security guard told people that their departure was due to protester action and that Van Oord were unwilling to work with the reckless Shell security endangering protesters and compromising workers safety.

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The Pirates of Broadhaven Defeat Shell’s Armada.

06-06-2009 22:05

For the second time in three days a Shell dredger has been boarded and occupied by a Shell to Sea protester. As a result all the ships working in the bay have ceased work and returned to harbour. Reports confirm that work has been abandoned due to the action of the protesters!

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Victory for Biowatch in Landmark Legal Case

06-06-2009 20:09

03 June 2009

JOHANNESBURG - Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs today handed down judgment in the Biowatch case. Calling the case "a matter of great interest to the legal profession, the general public, and bodies concerned with public interest litigation", Justice Sachs set aside the costs order awarded against Biowatch in favour of Monsanto and further awarded legal costs in the High Court hearings in favour of Biowatch and against the state. The bench of eleven judges was unanimous in its decision.

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The continuing plight of Rossport

06-06-2009 19:50

Please Spread Widely!

The last week has witnessed an escalation in confrontation between the
local community of Rossport, Co. Mayo, and the oil corporation shell.

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Direct Action; Switzerland, Germany, Uruguay, Finland, Colombia & Mexico

06-06-2009 17:16

2nd-6th June


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GREECE: Letter by imprisoned comrade Ilias Nikolaou

06-06-2009 16:41

A letter by comrade Ilias Nikolaou from Amphissa Prison in Greece.

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London Eco-village occupation

06-06-2009 12:39

Around 70 protesters occupied an empty plot of land next to Kew Bridge in Brentford, London (NR TW8 0EW). They plan to setup an eco-village. This will showcase community based sustainable methods of living such as vegetable growing, compost toilets. They in the process of setting up tents and are cleaning the site of rubbish.