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British Involvement in Extraordinary Rendition and Torture (20 April, SOAS)

01-04-2010 16:35

A pre-election on British involvement in extraordinary rendition and torture, asking representatives of the four main political parties what they would do about these matters. Come and join us as we discuss these topical issues.

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I Bike MCR Festival 2010

01-04-2010 16:26

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

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The Rage Factor

01-04-2010 16:25

Rage Against the Machine to play London, 6th june.

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BP ad campaign hoax kicks off the Fortnight of Shame

01-04-2010 14:38

BP today had to halt the launch of a multi-million pound ‘Back to Black’ ad campaign. That’s right, BP’s award-winning ‘beyond petroleum’ brand took a hit today when a, previously unknown, PR agency delivered 22,000 revamped BP logos and a new sign to the company’s headquarters in St. James’ Square.The ad agency misinterpreted the brief to come up with a new logo that took account of BP’s decision to invest in the Canadian tar sands, and launched the multi-million pound ‘Back to Black’ campaign.

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RBS funds Cadbury takeover

01-04-2010 13:23

More proof of taxpayer owned Royal Banks of Scotland, funding destruction.
It's hardly Tar-Sands, but still shows the ruthlessness of RBS.

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Gyrocopter Trial

01-04-2010 11:28

Sorry this is a bit late

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TODAY: Class Struggle in Poland

01-04-2010 10:49

Come and meet a delegation from the radical Polish Union Workers Initiative!

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RBS out of order over Tar Sands

01-04-2010 10:23

Royal Bank of Scotland cashpoints have fallen prey to an April fools prank in protest at RBS's investments in Canadian tar sands.

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The Summer of Rage?: A critical look at the G20 London protests, a year on

01-04-2010 09:50

Did anyone notice the summer of rage? Like all British summers, it was disappointingly non-existent: a few letters in the guardian, a climate camp of Cath Kidston tents and, to top it all, hardly a day of sun.

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Transition Market Saturday April 10th 10-1 Sneinton Market, Nottingham

01-04-2010 09:26

The Transition Market is back again on Sneinton Market Saturday April 10th 10-1

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Eon switch on to community renewables.

01-04-2010 07:25

Surprising news this morning from german energy giant Eon. Apparently they've reconsidered their whole coal and CCS business plan and are now claiming they'll be helping people set up cuunity owned wind farm schemes...

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Torture in America

01-04-2010 05:44

Contrary to popular belief, Gestapo’s or Secret Police are not phenomena of the past. Activists who dare to hold law enforcement accountable to democracy, freedom and basic human rights are being repressed and imprisoned in the United States, simply for refusing to accept violation and abuse from their own country men.

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Victory: Grand Arcade Cancels Cruel 'Easter Farm'

01-04-2010 00:32

The Grand Arcade agrees to drop cruel animal show after email/phone campaign!

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London supermarket occupied in Israel boycott

31-03-2010 22:33

Undercurrents filming protest
London supermarket occupied in Israel boycott

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Mark Collett suspended?

31-03-2010 22:21

April Fool or (very) late Christmas present?

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Mark Adrian Collett no longer in The BNP read on..

31-03-2010 22:19

Mark Adrian Collett (born 3 October 1980) is a former chairman of the Young BNP, the youth division of the British National Party (BNP), and is Director of Publicity for the Party.

From Rothley, he was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and the University of Leeds where he gained a 2.2 in Economics.

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Climategate Scientists Cleared

31-03-2010 21:34

Climategate' Investigation Clears UK Scientists Of Most Serious Claims
"The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee said that they'd seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review to exaggerate the threat of global warming – two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues."

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Audio of Smash EDO/Bernardine Dohrn Tel Aviv meeting

31-03-2010 21:30

Here are two audio recordings from people in Tel Aviv and International Indymedia. Please post and pass these on. They are not to be used for profit!

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Party At The Pumps - April 10th

31-03-2010 19:02

Party at the Pumps
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Meet 1 PM at Oxford Circus

BP want to start extracting oil from the tar sands, the single most
destructive project on earth - fuelling climate chaos and trampling the
rights of indigenous communities. We want to stop them.

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Workers' Fightback - the "Spring Of Discontent" and Beyond

31-03-2010 15:57

We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system!

We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders!

We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!