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The Skill Shares are Back!

09-01-2010 19:12

The Sumac Skill Share is back, and this time it’s three times a week.

In collaboration with the Nottingham Free School and the Sumac Skill Share collective is taking Skill Shares to the Square Centre, and adding a weekly idea share into the mix.

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Application and acceptance of the monetary system as the cause of the crisis

09-01-2010 11:21

Not an economist, not a professor, not a famous politician, just a woodworker, who wants to take his responsibility in opposition to the world. An unexpected completely different view (paradigm-shift) on the economic problems. An approach in which the subject is an analysis of the language in which we communicate (the monetary system).

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Revolt in Rosarno - immigrants rise up

09-01-2010 10:53

AFRICAN immigrants have risen up in southern Italy in two days of full-out rioting.

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Japanese whalers being sued for Piracy by Sea Shepherd in Dutch Court

09-01-2010 04:45

Sea Shepherd lodged on Friday writs to sue the crew of Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru 2 for piracy in the Dutch court system for threatening the lives of the six crew members of the Ady Gil and destroying their vessel. Conservation pirates suing pirates of profit and environmental slaughter and destruction.

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“Australians no longer need to hide their racism”

08-01-2010 23:32

Michael Anderson farms ancestral lands
Goodooga, northwest NSW, 8 January 2010 -- An Aboriginal activist, who was once engaged by the Australian government as a consultant on special race relations matters, says Australians are so racist that they cannot recognise it anymore because racism is so pronounced and active here. “Australians no longer have to be covert about racism, they show it publicly,” Michael Anderson, leader of the 3,000 Euahlayi of northwest NSW, writes in response to the recent murder of an Indian student in Melbourne.

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Leeds Market selling nazi Icons

08-01-2010 20:18

the celtic cross flag in question
A stall on Leeds Market is selling flags with the neo-nazi celtic cross symbol on. The celtic cross is a banned symbol in Germany, Italy (and some other countries) due to the wide spread use by neo nazis, not only is this gentleman selling the black on white celtic cross, he is also selling the Red celtic cross flag.

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Offshore Wind Farms in the High Seas!

08-01-2010 18:52

UK Territorial Limits and EEZ
The BBC has published an article about plans to build new Offshore Wind Farms in sites beyond the UK territorial waters. The Crown Estate has already provided private companies with exclusive agreements for the use of these sites, which it does not own! Could this be an attempt to extend the UK territory? Could it be an attempt by the companies to establish independent nations to avoid taxes? Or could it be our chance to exploit the situation and establish an anarchist utopia?

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PMOI Press Conference, Downing Street, London - pictures.

08-01-2010 18:14

A failing regime.
On January 7th 2010, representatives of the PMOI (Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) gather outside Downing Street in London to hear a range of cross-party MP's and peers call upon the British Government to suspend all ties with the Mollah regime of Iran.

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Cambridge Anti-Militarist Film Night

08-01-2010 16:15

Cambridge Anarchists will be showing the film "On the Verge" about Smash EDO on Sunday 10th Jan. at the Cafe Project, Jesus Lane.

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Help to mother earth: sabotage system

08-01-2010 15:09

Mother earth sabotage capitalism. Time for us to help to our mother earth. Climate summit is over, it is time to act.

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Letter of thanks from Aminatou Haidar

08-01-2010 13:44

Aminatou Haidar, the Nobel Peace Price nominee who staged a 32-day hunger strike last month to raise awareness of the plight of the Saharawi people of Western Sahara, write a note of thanks to all those who helped her in her victorious return to her home.

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The Great Nuclear Power Debate - Mon 11 Jan, 7.30pm, London

08-01-2010 13:41

The government are claiming that building nuclear power plants across the UK will help deal with the problems of climate change and unemployment.

But does nuclear power hold the answer to these problems or does it simply detract from developing other solutions for climate change?

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Danger! Bayer genetic modified rice! (by Latuff)

08-01-2010 13:14

Bayer GM rice
Free reproduction artwork for Coalition against BAYER-Dangers:

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U.S. - Venezuelan Relations: Imperialism and Revolution

08-01-2010 12:45

"The relation between past imperial successes in securing harmonious hegemonic collaborating rulers in the 1990’s and the profound political changes resulting from the crises of and breakdown of neo-liberalism, led Washington to totally misread the new realities. The resulting policy failures (for example Latin America’s rejection of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) and isolation and defeat of US policy toward Venezuela, Cuba and Honduras reflects what we conceptualize as “romantic reaction”, a failure of political realism: nostalgia for the imperial “golden age” of hegemony and pillage of the 1990’s. The repeated failure by both the Bush and Obama regime to recognize regime changes, ideological shifts and the new development models and trade patterns has lead to mindless threats and diplomatic incapacity to develop any new bridges to the centrist regimes in the key countries of South America, especially toward Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay).
The gap between past (1975 – 2000) dominance and present declining hegemony, in Latin America establishes the parameters for understanding US-Venezuelan relations and in particular the ten years of political confrontation and the incapacity of Washington to restore its client elites to power, despite repeated efforts. Likewise despite Venezuela’s dependence on single product exports (petrol) and bureaucratic inefficiencies and corruption, its external policies have gotten around selected US boycotts and hostile diplomatic moves, while expanding regional ties and forging new trade and investment networks."

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dichotomies of violence vs non violence at Copenhagen

08-01-2010 12:39

We need to change our tactics if we are to fight climate change- violence is a very loaded word and can mean different things to different people

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Calais update - ongoing solidarity work

08-01-2010 12:26

After lots of support over xmas and new year, it's all still going on in Calais. If you're interested in coming over to do some solidarity work, get together with some mates and plan a few days over here. You can call the office to see what's needed. A trip over in February or March would be just as valuable as next week.

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Viva Palestine convoy - George Galloway deported from Egypt

08-01-2010 10:31

The Respect party member was apparently trying to enter Gaza with a humanitarian convoy.

According to the 'Viva Palestine' spokeswoman, the convoy had been arrested at the Rafah crossing point - plain clothed officers identified Galloway and police bundled him into a vehicle and drove off before putting him on a plane back to London.

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Never Mind the Facts, let’s have a war...

08-01-2010 09:54

Sunday Times, 13 July 2008
A missile test-fired by Iran last week was reported on the BBC World Service as being “capable of striking Israel”. The choice of words was not unusual. The well-worn phrase is so reliably heard in these news bulletins that its use betrays a coded script.

The not-too subliminal implications are that Iran is: a) a hostile state; b) doing something illegal in test-firing a long-range missile; and c) gearing up to deliver on its alleged threat to wipe out the state of Israel.

This is a propaganda system at work: the choice of words and framework of logic designed to condition people into accepting certain options. In this case, the pre-determined option is a unilateral military strike on Iran either by the US or Israel.

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Immigration Control [Is there a whiff of fascism in the air?]

08-01-2010 08:30

Immigration Control [Is there a whiff of fascism in the air?]
A very disturbing debate took place in the house of commons on Wednesday of this week. It follows the publication of a 'Declaration on Immigration' by the 'unbalanced' [as in mentally unbalanced] UK Parliamentary cross-party group on 'balanced' migration, who are calling for a very severe restriction on all immigration to the UK. Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury is one of the group!
Full debate: House of Commons / 6 Jan 2010 : Column 100WH

Declaration on Immigration '70 million is too many'

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Hamburg - Demo by immigration detention centers NYE - Knastdemo Neues Jahr (2009

07-01-2010 23:50

No borders! No person is illegal - Kein mensch ist illegal! Short clip of new year's solidarity demonstration in front of an immigration center in Hamburg into 2010.