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Workers' Fightback: Update 7

19-06-2009 23:26

Co-ordinating solidarity and exchanging information on independent, rank and file working class resistance to the profit system. The revolution will be social networked... We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system! We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders! We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!

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Australian Aborigines publish long list of complaints

19-06-2009 22:24

Stop the Intervention: self-determination not assimilation

We members of the Northern Territory Prescribed Area Peoples’ Alliance have made the following statement from our June 18-19 meeting in Darwin. Everybody else has their rights. Aboriginal people aren’t recognised. They don’t want to listen to us because they want our land. We are our own leaders, passed down through our families. We don’t need leaders in parliament to speak. We can use our own voice. The government says they support the declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples but they haven’t made it legal. The government has to make it legal. All Aboriginal people are being treated as second class citizens.

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Welcome to Britain

19-06-2009 21:23

Britain, like any other country of the western world, is a huge prison for thousands and thousands of people who come here in search of a better life, the so-called 'asylum seekers'. It's not by chance that so many desperate people try to enter the U.K. as well as the other rich countries. They can't do otherwise. In their homeland not even the basic conditions of surviving are left.

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Rape as torture

19-06-2009 19:08

I've been investigating stories which touch on abuse and rape at Abu Ghraib, so I picked up on a recent story that many will have missed about ICC decisions about rape and torture in the Central African Republic.

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The Solitaire is here-come and stop Shell in Mayo now!

19-06-2009 16:54

The Solitaire (the biggest pipe laying ship in the world) has been sighted off the Donegal coast, and is heading our way…If you’ve been waiting for the most important time to come to Mayo: this is it.

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Global Iran Solidarity Demo Planning Site

19-06-2009 16:28

The following link points to a new site which is being used to coordinate/initiate solidarity demonstrations around the world in support of the insurrection in Iran:

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Murdering Cop to Face Murder Charges… The Struggle Continues

19-06-2009 16:26

Six months after the killing of Oscar Grant, on June 4, Judge C. Don Clay ruled, after a preliminary hearing, that former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle will go to trial for murder. This ruling sets the stage, and new stakes, for the battle for justice for Oscar Grant. And the twists and turns of this case as it heads into trial need to be closely watched. People need to continue to speak out, resist and bring the truth about this murder, part of a nationwide epidemic of police murder, to the world.

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To President Hugo Chavez and the World: Coke Zero

19-06-2009 15:55

President Hugo Chavez has banned Coke Zero from Venezuela based on a health problem. He needs to know what the health problem is. Aspartame in Coke Zero is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with other drugs and vaccines.

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Autonomous Block, London: meet-up point for Tamil March Tommorrow, 1pm

19-06-2009 15:45

CALL OUT for all non-Tamils & other solidarity groups to converge tomorrow (Sat 20th June) at Speakers Corner, Marble Arch, 1pm, to join Mass Protest March to Save the Tamils which will leave 1pm for 1.30pm from Hyde Park Corner.

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This Week in Palestine -Week 25 2009

19-06-2009 15:44


Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for June 13th to the 19th, 2009.

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Rise of the Far Right - what can we do?

19-06-2009 14:52

The recent rise of the BNP is both dangerous and alarming.
I explore why this has happened. Who is responisble. Look at
the lessons and movements of the past and call for a broad alliance of Anti Facist Groups.

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Summer solstice police operation

19-06-2009 14:46

A big police operation involving an unmanned drone, horses and drugs sniffer dogs will be launched at Stonehenge tomorrow as huge crowds descend on the ancient site for the summer solstice

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Mass hunger strike continues at Yarl’s Wood

19-06-2009 14:44

Today is the 5th day of the hunger strike but the prisoners have not heard any news from the Immigration Officers. more than 40 women detained in the Families Section in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre have decided to maintain the hunger strike until their demands are met.

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Gordon Brown Dismembered at New Labour HQ

19-06-2009 13:20

Zombies from the Government of the Dead dismembered Gordon Brown and called for a re-vitalised Labour Party outside the New Labour offices in Westminster yesterday (18 June 2009.) Pictures Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall

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Dissident Island Radio - TECHNO SPECIAL TONIGHT 9pm

19-06-2009 13:13

Tonight's show features a techno special edition.......

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Iranian Bus Workers’ Statement on the Demonstrations

19-06-2009 13:10

*REMINDER* Emergency Meeting: The Crisis in Iran - Saturday June 20, 2PM, Caxton House,129 St. John’s Way London, N19 3RQ. With Yassamine Mather (exiled Iranian socialist) and Moshe Machover. The meeting has been organised by Iranian exile groups, Green Party, Socialist and Workers groups from the UK through 'Hands Off the People of Iran'. The meeting is about building effective political and practical solidarity.

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Climate activists blockade Peruvian Embassy London

19-06-2009 12:45

Climate change activists have blocked the entrance to the Peruvian Embassy today in protest the country’s killing of indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

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Mainshill Wood Occupied

19-06-2009 10:30

No Open Cast Here! Join the fight against open cast coal mining, climate chaos and community destruction! Come to the Solidarity Camp

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Yarl's Wood hunger strike continues

19-06-2009 09:48

After being unable to speak to an Immigration Officer, Juliette Umoru, Lorraine and more than 40 women detained in the Families Section in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre have decided to maintain the hunger strike until their demands are met.