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Unite Strikers vs. BA Bosses – Pix-&-Vidz – Sat 20 Mar 10

22-03-2010 18:00

A1. Nevertheless, HELLO!
Dateline: Heathrow Airport, London, UK, 06:15-12:15, Sat 20 Mar 10 – In the first major UK industrial dispute of 2010, the British Airways bosses, led by Willie "The Slasher" Walsh, take on the might of Unite the Union, and specifically the cabin crew's section called BASSA: the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association. The actions of Walsh & Co. may display nothing but contempt for the folk they regard as nothing more than trolly dollies, but the high spirits of the women, men and children on the pickets and at the Strike Support Rally showed they can give as good as they get, verbally and visually.

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Open letter to the UAF

22-03-2010 17:52

This is a call to all UAF supporters to seriously reconsider their approach to dealing with the EDL.

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Western Sahara activist who spoke out on BBC faces death penalty

22-03-2010 15:39

A Saharawi activist who appeared on BBC documentary, Tropic of Capricorn, has begun a hunger strike after five months in a Moroccan jail.

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Light Up the Night in Hampstead

22-03-2010 15:21

Outside the Hollybush
A 'Light Up The Night' candlelit march to show community solidarity against violent crime and make the streets safe for women at night took place in the rain on Saturday night, 20/03/2010, in London. Photos Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Policing The Borders Conference ,London Tuesday 23rd - Come and make some noise

22-03-2010 15:19

Noise demo outside the “Policing the Borders” conference at the Cavendish
Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT (nearest tube:
Oxford Circus) on Tuesday 23rd March at 2.30pm.

This Tuesday representatives of the European Border Agency FRONTEX,
various UK police forces and the Identity and Passport Service are
gathering in central London for a conference under the title “Policing the

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BNP Organisers Come Clean Over EDL Involvement

22-03-2010 14:28

As British authorities are accused of turning a blind eye to fascist racial incitement and street violence, there is damning evidence BNP organisers are, as suspected, using the EDL to do the BNP's dirty work by plotting race riots in multicultural areas.

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London Living Wage Launch in Oxford St

22-03-2010 12:53

London Citizens, a grass roots charity working for social, economic and environmental justice that has led the campaign for a London Living Wage for workers launched this campaign into the retail sector on Saturday 20/03/2010 with a demonstration on Oxford St. Photos Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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URGENT ACTION: Protest against Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Today, 5pm

22-03-2010 12:25

Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem behind the announcement of 1,600 new settlement units in East Jerusalem, will be visiting London early next week. These settlements are illegal by internation law! A total of 50,000 housing units have been planned in the coming years - doubling the settler population - and reducing the Palestinian population to a third. It is essential you join us and make your voice heard!!!

He will be speaking at Chatham House (10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE).
Come along and protest against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from East Jerusalem.

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Picket Flexible New Deal Providers in Brighton, Wed 24 March

22-03-2010 12:13

Picket of the Flexible New Deal providers - CDG, Maximus and Skills Training UK - 10.30 a.m., Clocktower, Brighton, Wednesday 24th March.

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London March Against Education Cuts

22-03-2010 11:54

Start of the march at King's College
A couple of thousand teachers and students marched through London on Saturday 20/03/2010 calling for a reversal of planned education cuts which abandon a generation of students and will damage economic recovery. The march ended with a rally opposite Downing Street where a letter from the UCU (University and College Union) was delivered to the Prime Minister. Photos Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Seventh Anniversary: The Objective of the War on Iraq was to Destroy the State

22-03-2010 11:15

The purpose of the war waged on Iraq was from the onset the destruction of the Iraqi state. But there is more: cultural cleansing, tolerating the looting of museums, the burning of libraries and the murder of academics was part of the war strategy.

State ending will certainly become established as a concept, alongside genocide and its derivatives, such as urbicide (destruction of cities), sociocide (destruction of social fabric) mnemocide (destruction of collective memory).

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BA Cabin Crew at Heathrow

22-03-2010 09:51

No BA staff would show this t-shirt because of fear of victimisation
British Airways (BA) cabin crew at Heathrow on Saturday morning, 20/03/2010, the first day of their strike. Several hundred cabin crew came to listen to speakers, including Len McCluskey of Unite, and show their determination to fight management plans to downgrade their conditions and make BA into a cut-price airline. Others kept up pickets at gates around the airport. Photos Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Site of New UK Coal Open Cast Mine Occupied in Fife

22-03-2010 09:21

Last night twenty five activists occupied the site of the Blair House Open Cast Coal Site in solidarity with near-by communities and in direct intervention of the environmental destruction that it will cause. Contractors have been felling trees on the site over the past week, and activists have moved in to stop this work and put an end to UK Coal's plans for mining the Black Wood Wildlife site.

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Second attempt to remove Mireille Mbimbo

22-03-2010 06:03

Mireille Mbimbo a national of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a resident of Bradford, is currently being held at Yarls Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Thursday 25th March @ 19.00 on Kenya Airways flight KQ101, from London Heathrow to Nairobi for onward transit on flight KQ554 to Kinshasa.

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Second attempt to remove Patrick Masengo

22-03-2010 06:02

Patrick Masengo, a national of DR Congo and resident of Rotherham, currently detained in Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, is due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday 24th March @ 19.00 hrs on Kenyan Airways Flight KQ101 to Nairobi and onwards to DR Congo.

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Urgent Appeal for releasing the prisoners detained in Iraq prisons

21-03-2010 23:43

The USA occupying forces in Iraq have locked up more than 162,000 Iraqi
citizens in more than 50 prisons and detention camps including 28 camps run by
US occupying forces, in addition to many undisclosed investigation and
incarceration centres over Iraq.

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police tactics in Bolton at EDL/UAF demos

21-03-2010 23:25

More things to note on police public order strategies used in Bolton.

I'd have posted this as a comment to where there's a good video, but it's descended into usual tangential comment nonsense!

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Baltic region anarchist newspaper Bez Granits - 3rd issue is out

21-03-2010 22:37

In early March 2010, 3rd issue of the international anarchist newspaper Bez Granits had been published. While the size and publishing schedule remained stable, the paper expanded its geographical coverage.

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The US-NATO Conquest of Africa: Militarization of the African Continent

21-03-2010 22:29

USAFRICOM area of responsibility
In 1884 the major European powers gathered at the Berlin Conference to divide up those parts of Africa that had escaped colonization and to create a consortium to dominate and exploit an entire continent and its peoples.

The anti-colonial struggles after the Second World War put an end to that enforced order, but 126 years later there are ominous indications that the former colonial masters are nostalgic for their past power.