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Dissident Island Radio tonight

16-10-2009 18:11

Sean Kirtley // Stop Vendata // Carrot Workers' Collective // Rampart // Housman's at 50 // DJ Sunny Wray

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This Week in Palestine -Week 42 2009

16-10-2009 17:23


Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for October 10th to the 16th, 2009

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The lying game: how we are prepared for another war of aggression

16-10-2009 16:16

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger compares the current drum-beating for war against Iran, based on a fake "nuclear threat", with the manufacture of a sense of false crisis that led to invasion of Iraq and the deaths of 1.3 million people.

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Prisoner Support Benefit Brighton 31st October

16-10-2009 15:43

Flyer - please forward to all and sundry ( no cops )
Prisoner support benefit, Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton.

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Reel News Benefit Night - "Festival of the Dead"

16-10-2009 15:24

Reel News Benefit Night - "Festival of the Dead"

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Local human rights activists fly in top band for fundraiser

16-10-2009 15:19

Rock for Rights flyer
Central Birmingham Amnesty International group are hosting a top Italian rock band, Devocka, for their benefit gig, Rock for Rights, at the Hare and Hounds on Tuesday 20th October.

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Bulgaria: Plovdiv Accepted False Animal Birth Control Too

16-10-2009 14:35

Today, it was published on the website of the Sofia News Agency, . Sinse 1990, in Bulgaria there is trend of increased pet keeping and roam, while good practice of animal birth control (ABC) remain unaccepted. In 2006 Sofia accepted catch-neuter-releace method to control local dog population size. Plovdiv is considered as the second most populous city.

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Arora, the latest detention profiteer

16-10-2009 14:22

Activists from No Borders London staged a protest last week inside the Arora International Hotel, near Heathrow airport, against the hotel owners' plans to turn one of their other hotels, at Gatwick airport, into an immigration prison. Driven by what appears to be a decline in business, Arora Management Services had applied to the Crawley Borough Council for permission to convert its four-star hotel, Mercure, into an immigration detention centre. As one of the protesters put it, "this is just another example of the cynical, profit-driven opportunism exhibited by big companies wanting a slice of the lucrative detention market."

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Four people prevented from going to Copenhagen

16-10-2009 12:31

Guardian reporting four people prevented from going to Copenhagen

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Phone security Q&A

16-10-2009 12:29

The following advice from New Scientist is just a useful reminder that activist security means more than just removing your phones battery when discussing shit. It requires one caveat. When it says "Without direct access, they can still monitor your phone usage remotely, but not eavesdrop on your conversations" that this doesn't apply to the security services who can eavesdrop on turned off phones remotely.

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Statement against Govt of India’s planned military offensive in tribal areas

16-10-2009 12:18

Sanhati (, a collective of activists/academics who have been working in solidarity with peoples’ movements in India by providing information and analysis, took the initiative to bring together voices from around the world against the Government of India’s planned military offensive in Central India. A statement and a background note were drafted in consultation with Indian activists, and duly circulated for endorsement - several eminent intellectuals/acadmics along with hundreds of others from across the world have endorsed. Attached to the statement and signatories, is a background note providing the political perspective of this conflict.

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Royal Mail Strikes

16-10-2009 12:02

Picket line support is requested on Thursday and particularly on Friday.

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Demonstrate to stop deportations to Iraq tomorrow - new info

16-10-2009 11:02

The first deportation to Baghdad deported around forty people early on Thursday the 15th October on a specially chartered plane provided by Air Italy . We have since learnt that ten of the detained people were taken off the flight in Baghdad while the other detainees were not accepted by the Iraqi government and were flown back to detention in the UK. A Home Office statement has said they will "iron out" the difficulties they faced and "expect to carry out another flight".

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Oppose the BNP!

16-10-2009 10:49

A fun way to dirupt and disturb..

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BP recruitment event taken over by Oxford climate campaigners

16-10-2009 10:09

BP's flagship annual recruitment event at Oxford's Randolph Hotel was disrupted last night when members of the audience jumped on the stage and took over the event. Around 20 campaigners targeted the 6.30pm event in protest at the company's recent decision to extract oil from Canada's Tar Sands.

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Security, Reconciliation in Iraq Are Irreconcilable

16-10-2009 09:46

In the end, negotiating the U.S. exit strategy with al-Baath and the Iraqi resistance, the real enemy, could prove the only viable way out of Iraq for the United States.

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Shell work in Mayo pre-empts planning decision

16-10-2009 09:40

This is a link to a longer article from Indymedia Ireland. Shell have once again demonstrated that the only law that applies to them in Erris is their own by begining work on a site Rossport without waiting for the decision from An Bord Pleanála.