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Vigil for Oxford Six - 6pm, 13th August

07-08-2009 07:57

There will be a vigil for the six Saharawi students who have been beaten and arrested in Morocco for protesting the authorities refusal to let them attend a peace and reconcilliation workshop in Oxford this week. Meet outside the Moroccan Embassy, 97 Praed Street, London. 6pm, next Thursday

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War on Terror over!

07-08-2009 06:30

According to the Washington Times, the Whitehouse have now 'declared' the War on Terror to be over.

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Guardian uses activist news to sell Heathrow jobs

07-08-2009 00:50

Some activists think it's a good thing that mainstream media outlets like The Guardian carry news about protests. They should think again, as this example of on-line advertising illustrates.

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Coal Action Scotland's Direct Action Targets Guide

07-08-2009 00:10

a 16-page information sheet released by Climate Camp Scotland and Coal Action Scotland

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Olive Picking [Palestine, October 2009]

06-08-2009 23:23

Dear Friends,
On behalf of the coordination Committee of the JAI/ATG of Palestine we hope that the PSC is able to publicise this years Olive Harvest event on your web pages and e mail listings. We are hoping for a greater turn out this year from Britain and further afield.

Details can be found via the web link

and on the PSC web site

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ELF Sabotages Telmex Cable Line in SW Mexico City

06-08-2009 22:33

August 2, 2009: ELF Sabotages Telmex Cable Line in SW Mexico City


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Edinburgh event to mark Hiroshima day

06-08-2009 22:23

11 events were held across Scotland to mark Hiroshima day. Here are photos of the Edinburgh event.

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Free the Oxford Six

06-08-2009 22:21

Earlier today we published a piec about six Western Saharan students on way to Oxford for a workshop who were taken off their plane and staged a hungerstrike protest in the airport terminal. We have just found out that earlier this evening they were beaten and arrested by police and driven to an as yet unkonw destination. Please help us to help them -

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Shut Down Guantánamo! demo - 7 August, 6pm, American Embassy

06-08-2009 21:37

Monthly demo outside the US Embassy in Mayfair calling for the closure of all illegal jails under the "war on terror" and freedom and justice for the prisoners, most of whom have faced no charges and no trial in nearly 8 years. Going strong since early 2007, if they close Guantánamo Bay, we'll go away...

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Show Trials in Iran

06-08-2009 18:37

Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports

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Crucified For Speaking the Truth

06-08-2009 17:41

There is one thing that can be counted on with absolute certainly in this relativistic world: there is a protected species which no one even dares to cross, certainly not in the mainstream media. This group can now get away with anything, and the MSM refuses to offer a contrary point of view.

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URGENT: Fruit of the Loom Day of Action - 7th Aug

06-08-2009 17:37

Russell Athletic, a Fruit of the Loom subsidiary, shamelessly closed the Jerzees de Honduras factory early this year, reportedly to punish workers for forming a union.

We've already forced the company into negotiations with the union, which are taking place this Friday (7th August) in Washington DC

Students in the UK and USA are calling for a Transatlantic Day of Action to show support for workers getting their income and human rights back.

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Scottish Climate Camp update

06-08-2009 17:13

Update from the Camp for Climate Action Scotland

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Vestas eviction midday tomorrow: please come to support‏

06-08-2009 15:21


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Western Saharan hunger-strike students “risk everything” to get to Oxford

06-08-2009 14:58

Concerns grow for the safety of 6 Western Saharan students removed from flight to London by Moroccan authorities

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Vestas Roof-Top Occupation – Wed 05 Aug 09 – Pix-&-Vidz

06-08-2009 13:48

A1. That Banner In Full
Dateline: Roof-Top Occupation, Vestas Venture Quays Workshop, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, Wed 05 Aug 09 – Before Vestas Wind Systems were handed an eviction order against the 15-day-old Newport turbine blade factory occupation, five climate activists, including an RMT member, occupied the roof of Vestas’ harbour-side facility. With tents set up, plenty of food, and an uninterrupted supply-line to supporters and well-wishers, this solidarity occupation is set to run indefinitely. The London Workers’ Climate Action crew stopped off on their journey home to resupply, cheer on and photograph our climbing-savvy comrades.

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Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

06-08-2009 13:42

A-US-Bombe Hiroshima-Nagasaki
So würde ein Voll-Laufen der Asse mit Wasser zu einer 100-fach über den zulässigen Grenzwerten liegenden Strahlenbelastung der Bevölkerung führen. ... Merkel wusste seit 1996 von Atommüll-Risiken der Asse .... Türkei: ... "mit Merkel zur Atommacht" ........... Remember Hiroshima! > 6. August 1945 – 6. August 2009 < .......

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IPCC calls for immediate change in policing tactics: G20 pdf Bishopgate Report

06-08-2009 13:10

Lots of coverage appearing online and on tv news of the latest IPCC report into G20 policing, this one in relation to police tactics in dealing with the Climate Camp on Bishopgate and the specific experiences of one woman mostly at the hands of TSG.

The report is available here:
and reprinted below for information purposes.

HMIC has made three immediate recommendations:

- No surprises – Protestors and public should be made aware of
likely police action in order to make informed decisions.

- A release plan to allow vulnerable or distressed persons or those
inadvertently caught up in the police containment to exit.

- A review of current public order training.

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Wales, the Good Society

06-08-2009 12:41

One of the great dividing lines of politics in the 21st century will be between those who advocate the extension of the principle of free, universally available public services into new areas and those who wish to see public provision rolled-back, pared down and targeted on the ‘means-tested’ poor.