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Waitrose Supermarket Occupied on International BDS Day of Action

31-03-2010 15:04

On Tuesday 30th March, in line with the Palestinian called International Day of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, approximately 50 activists from a variety of Palestine solidarity groups, inclusive of War on Want, International Solidarity Movement, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and numerous others, entered Waitrose in the Barbican, Central London, to protest the sale of Settlement and Israeli produce.

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Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez

31-03-2010 14:10

"The path is not to fly a plane into a building. It’s to create consciousness. And then the rest will come on its own. I’d like to take this moment to say hello to people of the United States. And us here in the South, we have a lot of faith. And the people in the North are going to wake up. Just like you have woken. Just like many have had an awakening. You can do great changes in the United States, and in a peaceful way, I hope. Because, what happens in the United States, those changes in the United States depend a lot...the future of the world depends on that a lot."

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CSIS report designates Turkey as the optimum route for a possible Israeli attack

31-03-2010 13:40

Three weeks before the US President Barack Obama’s visit to Ankara in April 2009, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published a report which claimed that Turkey would be the optimum route for a possible Israeli attack on Iran.

A new CSIS report released in March 2010 makes exactly the same point.

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Website for Social Movements Research

31-03-2010 13:40

The Centre for Civil Society Website an excellent resource
for activists unionists & academics!

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The Battle Against the Fur Trade - The Next Year Is Crucial

31-03-2010 13:20

The battle against the fur trade in the UK is on the verge of victory, but in this industry where are the weak points and where is our focus best made effective?

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I Bike MCR Festival 2010

31-03-2010 12:56

A month long celebration of the bicycle with workshops, bike rides, film screenings and much more

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Free Gaza Movement buys 1200 Tonne Cargo Ship in Ireland

31-03-2010 12:42

The Rachel Corrie is set to sail soon from Ireland loaded with cement to reconstruct Gaza after Israel's masacre in January 2009.

The acquisition of the cargo ship takes Free Gaza's fleet to four ships including three passenger ships.

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It was 20 years ago today :-)

31-03-2010 11:42

Poll Tax riot London.

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BNP hires security to protect billboard

31-03-2010 11:30

Aberdeen BNP were forced to hire security firm to protect their trophy billboard in Aberdeen following persistent attacks.

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NZ activists who destroyed govt spy base dome acquitted by jury

31-03-2010 10:26

NZ jury accept 'greater good' defence

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People's Court – Pix-&-Vidz – Tue 30 Mar 10

31-03-2010 10:24

Dateline: Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, 09:40-10:30, Tue 30 Mar 10 – On a grey and wet morning, a mere handful of protesters gathered for what we took to be the first substantive court appearance of the MP's Expenses Scandal Scapegoats. But we learned that the Press Association had already announced that the crooked "New" Labour porkers Elliot Morley, David Chaytor, Jim Devine weren't even going to show up! While inside Court No. 2 the swindlers' silks pleaded Parliamentary Privilege as their excuse for justice evasion, outside on the court steps, our People's Court put their whole corrupt-to-the-core system on trial.

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Defend the Gaza Protestors

31-03-2010 09:14

Chris, George & Jeremy outside the Home Office
A small group of protesters came to the Home Office on Tuesday evening to protest against the trials of protesters, mainly young Muslims, against the Israeli invasion of Gaza last year and the draconian sentences which are being imposed. London, UK. 30/03/2010 Photos Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Lindis Percy reluctantly accepts out of court settlement

31-03-2010 08:57

For four years Lindis Percy (Coordinator of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases – CAAB) has tried to bring Frank Macdonald (US First Class Airman based at the USAF base at Croughton, Northamptonshire) to court.

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Seal their Mouth Shut and Let Them Starve to Death

31-03-2010 08:44

April 8, 2010: The Day of Atonement

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20 years ago today - the protest that brought down Thatcher and her Poll Tax!

31-03-2010 08:13

20 years ago today, on March 31st 1990, I was part of this huge crowd of hundreds of thousands people protesting against Maggie Thatchers Poll Tax. This became known as the ‘Battle of Trafalgar Square’, after police attacks on the protest provoked the largest act of civil unrest in London for a century. This great protest was the culmination of a country wide uprising, where in every town and city in the land, angry crowds of thousands of people marched on their Town Halls. Everywhere, people ripped up and burned their poll tax forms, and millions refused to pay this unjust and anti-working class tax, defying the law in one of the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in that century. All this lead to a crisis in the government, and Thatchers hated regime fell within months, taking her hated poll tax with it.

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Police shut down Kurdish TV in Belgium (by Latuff)

31-03-2010 03:01

Police shut down Kurdish TV in Belgium
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Rome immigration prison set on fire by detainees

31-03-2010 00:37

«Total chaos!» At midnight on 30th March, this text message was sent from one of the detainees inside Ponte Galeria, the immigration prison in Rome, Italy. An hour prior to the text, a riot inside the detention centre had started: mattresses were burnt and two huge fires reached the infirmary. Some of the detainees were on the roof, while others broke three or four doors and reached the outer fence. The detention centre was soon full of riot police. Gunshots were heard around 1.20am.

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Nottingham, Sheffield & Leeds Sabs January – March 2010 Report

30-03-2010 23:20

Another busy few months of sabbing

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Mel Broughton Gets Bail Ahead of Trial

30-03-2010 22:19

Mel Broughton Gets Bail Ahead of Trial

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Urgent- Worthing Council Meeting tomorrow- attendance needed

30-03-2010 17:46

Council decision against planning permission unfortunately was not the final chapter in Titnore story. Amended housing development plan is to be presented tomorrow at 6.30 in Worthing Town Hall, attendance is needed to show a firm resistance to the development.