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Vestas - New camp set up to blockade the blades

07-09-2009 10:22

A new camp has been set up bt the river in Newport to prevent the final blades and mold from leaving the factory. Come and join us, sign up to the 24 hour rota, hold a workshop, chop firewood and prepare for action!

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ITT Supports Sabotage, Direct Action, and CIA/Blackwater Death Squads

07-09-2009 09:39

Between 2000 and 2008 ITT was awarded support contracts with US Special Operations Command worth $147,167,316.00

By working for SOCOM, ITT shows its support for their mission of overseeing the United States Special Forces involved in clandestine and covert actions including top secret CIA assassination missions illegal under international law.

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Mainshill Solidarity Camp Newsletter no. 1 out now!

07-09-2009 09:37

After two and a half months of occupying the site here's what has been going on at the camp and in the community, and an update of other community action on coal in Scotland.

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Campaign Against Titan Airways

07-09-2009 09:27

Titan Airways removed 10 UK DR Congolese to Kinshasa on Thursday 3rd September on one of their charter aircraft leased to UKBA; the 10 were released from Kinshasa airport after interrogation by DR Congo authorities.

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Pre DSEi Public meeting and workshops

07-09-2009 09:12

The workshops and meeting will take place at LARC this afternoon and evening.
Larc is at 62 Fieldgate Street E1

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In the wake of the Afghan Election: NATO Intensifies Military Deployments, Carna

07-09-2009 09:10

In Afghanistan, the U.S. is waging its longest war since that in Vietnam and NATO is fighting its first ground war.

Not, never, willing to acknowledge that the Afghan war is in fact a war, Washington and Brussels from the NATO summit in April until now have attempted to justify their troop buildups in South Asia as motivated primarily by insuring that the second presidential election in Afghanistan since the joint U.S.-NATO invasion of 2001 proceeded uninterrupted. A ruthless counterinsurgency and bombing campaign was thus portrayed as another war for democracy.

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Indymedia Server Seizure news

07-09-2009 00:14

Police have dropped their controversial six-month investigation of a Sheffield IT worker who had a minor role administering the activist website Indymedia UK.

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Police dog handler on trial

06-09-2009 23:53

Nottinghamshire Police Officer Named Mark Johnson who left his two police dogs in his private car during the hottest day of the year and where they both subsequently died through his neglect.

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"He's not a good Monarch. He's a very naughty boy!"

06-09-2009 23:37

Monty Python, Terry Jones, joins signatories in call for action on Western Sahara

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18th anniversary of Western Sahara ceasefire marked in Downing Street

06-09-2009 23:26

Campaigners in London visit Downing Street whilst campaigners in Western Sahara beaten in prison

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And The Trees Are Down At The Venice Film Festival!

06-09-2009 22:23

Venice, September 6 - After sixty-six years the Venice Film Festival has lost its pine grove and much of its charm, but fortunately not the social bite of film-makers who have something to say. Their messages this year were often grim reflecting the dark, corrupt, doomed side of a society where the protagonists no longer walk off into the sunset but live on a planet environmentalists believe is dying while government stooges diagnose its economy is on the mend.

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EDO MBM Component Used To Commit Another NATO War Crime

06-09-2009 22:06

Germany's worst atrocity since WW2 used EDO MBM components made in Brighton.

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Policing at climate camp

06-09-2009 21:47

Ian Caswell, one of the few regular FIT cops to make an appearance at camp
Climate camp was something of a surreal experience after the aggressive policing and constant stop and searches of previous camps. There can be no denying that the public order cops were on the back foot, unable to do anything but smile and facilitate the camp, no matter what sort of provocation came their way. Even a mass outing to Canary Wharf on Friday did nothing to dampen their spirit of ‘facilitation’, and they left the ‘robust policing’ to the hoards of private security in grey suits.

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Vigil at arms industry conference to kick off 5-day fast for arms trade victims

06-09-2009 20:32

At the same time as Disarm DSEi and others hold a noise demo outside the pre-DSEi arms industry conference at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on Monday (7 September, from 8am), I will be there (with others hopefully) commencing my five-day "famine" and series of vigils for the victims - both direct and indirect - of the arms trade.

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At Least 90 Killed In US Attack

06-09-2009 19:58

Stench of Death Hangs over Afghan Riverbank

By Ameen Salarzai and Angor Bagh

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GET ACTIVE - Lobby about the Oxford Six

06-09-2009 19:32

The arrest and beating of the Western Saharan students sponsored by the British Council to travel to the UK for a peace conference is an outrage that our government must take some responsibility for. We ask you to appeal to David Miliband and Ivan Lewis as well as your local MP's to petition the Moroccan government to safeguard the security of these you peace campaigners.

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Holding the Police to Account at DSEi

06-09-2009 18:20

After the policing of the Climate Camp, many people are curious about how DSEi will be policed this year.

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Chiapas News August/September 2009

06-09-2009 18:00


Twenty of the paramilitaries who were among the material authors of the Acteal Massacre in 1997 were released from prison on 12th August, and the cases of 37 more are under review. A week later, documents were declassified which prove that the Mexican government and its army authorized the paramilitary activity in Chiapas which led to the massacre. The Acteal massacre was, therefore, un Crimen de Estado (a state crime) perpetrated by the government of President Ernesto Zedillo. The message sent, that of impunity for atrocity, has encouraged the growing presence of armed paramilitary groups already active in the area. The men are members of the Army of God, an evangelical group. Violence is increasing and tension is high.

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The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp Ireland & Scotland

06-09-2009 15:54

Report backs from the Climate Camps in Ireland and Scotland.