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Americans Prosecuted as Terrorists

26-06-2010 20:19

Americans in Gaza Freedom Flotilla Prosecuted as Terrorists ......... AMERICA is still embarrassed by the infamous McCarthy Hearings which ruined the lives of thousands of innocents during the Fifties. Anyone then, suspected of being linked to communism was arrested, interrogated and either imprisoned or forced to give names of others suspected of communist tendencies. And so the fear and intimidation spread like a great plague across the USA. Names were blacklisted, careers and lives ruined as the authorities ruthlessly traded on peoples’ fears, paranoia and weaknesses.

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Italy calling to the faraway towns!

26-06-2010 16:45

I am not afraid - we won't pay for your crisis
Now war is declared - and battle come down
Italy calling to the underworld!

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Edinburgh Critical Mass Attacked by Police

26-06-2010 14:23

Yesterday afternoon the Edinburgh Critical Mass congregated at the Mound and set off onto the city streets, sound system in tow. The mass had a great cycle around town for over an hour, with motorists up to their usual tricks, and a lively, upbeat atmosphere from the riders.

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Minority Pastime Film Screening at The Factory

26-06-2010 14:22

Minority Pastime Film Screening at The Factory

When -- Thu, 1 July, 20:00 – 8pm
Where --
The Factory
Cave street
Portland square

‘For anyone who loves animals this film is a ‘must see’. It takes an objective look into the cruel world of fox hunting and the people who continue to break the law in order to satisfy their lust for animal blood. A real eye opener. You owe it to yourself and to wildlife to see this powerful film.’ Michael Groth Producer/Presenter the AM Show.
Their's a link to a trailer for the film here -

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New Sainsburys on Gloucester Road

26-06-2010 14:22

Sneaky Sainsburys are trying to open up a new supermarket to rival Gloucester Roads famous independent shops.
It has crept under the radar, and has only come to light due to an alcohol licence application but it seems that Sainsburys are proposing to build a new supermarket at the bottom of Gloucester Road near the Zetland Road junction.

See licence application under Redland here:

If you don't want this happen then contact your local councillor and sign the epetition, link below. (Currently in draft so you may have to wait until it is approved)

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Call out to Stop Shell in Ireland

26-06-2010 12:42

Shell office shut down by protest
Shell are due to start drilling the boreholes in the estuary (Special Area of Conservation) from Monday 28th June until September 2010. Please come over and support the community in their fight to stop Shell destroying this incredible place!

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Climate 9 Guilty: Final Statement

26-06-2010 10:11

Final statement
Statement from 9 defendants found guilty of breach of the peace yesterday for shutting down Aberdeen airport.

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Vegan Organic Network film Screening

26-06-2010 09:59

Vegan Organic Network film Screening

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Dialect - What is indefinitely suspended Bristol Coroner Paul Forrest supposed to have done wrong?

26-06-2010 02:35

Anthea's paranormal mysteries and Secrets and Lies by David Southwell
Dialect Radio is a Bristol (UK) podcast produced by volunteers. Our main activity is our weekly current affairs and arts magazine programme Dialect, which is recorded at our Queen's Square studios and posted for download every week on Friday morning. Want to volunteer? Volunteering Bristol, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol. BS1 4GB Tel: 0117 989 7733. Listen on air: 93.2 FM (BCFM), Sundays at 12 noon. Or listen live on the internet at



00:00 - Introduction
01:30 - report on suspension of Bristol Coroner Paul Forrest
07:30 - Remembering Michael Jackson one year after his sister LaToya says he was murdered for his back catalogue.
13:30 - Journeys into the paranormal from and with Anthea Page and her mystery friend.
17:00 - Secrets and Lies by David Southwell - Suppressed Data - read by Malcolm Grieves
32:30 - Extract from new internet film 'Invisible Empire' by Jason Bermas featuring US talk show host Alex Jones
38:30 - Tim Mowat from the Fishermans Mission
52:00 - Jeff Sparks What's On guide
58:00 - Credits

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Black Congress, critical of Obama, to convene in D.C. to set black agenda

26-06-2010 02:16

As criticisms of President Obama’s war and economic policies mount, the group that first questioned his intentions regarding the concerns of the black community is holding a national Congress to define a black agenda to serve the interests of black people.

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Transnational mass occupation of new detention site

25-06-2010 23:25

Around 60 activists from various countries occupied a construction site in Belgium today in a bid to stop a new detention centre being built...

Original and rough translation off press release below, pics here:

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Critical Mass is coming to the toon

25-06-2010 21:23

Critical Mass starting in Newcastle upon Tyne

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No Border camp Brussel+Intersquat festival Berlin

25-06-2010 21:14

It would be good if many people would come to the Congress. It is very important for all.We need to work together and not against each other,otherwise the police will be increasingly against us.Let us come together
Come to No border camp Brussel and to Berlin Intersquat-Festival

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Surprise EDL demo in Bradford

25-06-2010 20:23

A small group of around 30 EDL supporters held an impromptu demonstration in the centre of Bradford today. The group had congregated at the Queen pub, next to the interchange in the city centre.

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Stop that train!

25-06-2010 20:22

An evening about train blockades / hold ups and the Malicious Damages Act
An evening of film and discussion about direct actions on the railways against climate chaos and nuclear power at the Kebele Social Centre, Robertson Road, Easton hosted by Bristol and Bath Rising Tide.

Come earlier and enjoy a cheap meal at the Kebele Cafe - 6.30 onwards
Recent weeks have seen 18 activists from Bristol and Bath Rising Tide arrested following a blockade of the railway from the Ffos-y-Fran opencast coal mine to Aberthaw Power Station. 30 years ago on July 8th activists from Bristol, Bath and Stroud held up a nuclear waste train bound for Sharpness Docks where the waste was being loaded onto a ship to be ultimately dumped into the Atlantic. In 2008 climate change activists held up a coal train bound for the giant Drax powerstation. In all three actions the activists arrested were charged under the Malicious Damages Act of 1861 - a Victorian piece of legislation that still carries a maximum sentence of life.

Come and hear personal accounts of the actions, see a film of the Sharpness train hold up and discuss the pros and cons of putting your neck on the line!

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I Eat Dinner With Murderers: An Essay On Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics

25-06-2010 19:58

This is an article I wrote on my blog a while ago. I discuss my opinions on animal rights, and talk about how I have approached these views and the principles they are founded on. In short, through application of preference utilitarianism and empathy, we should not kill or cause harm to other animals.

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Shell due to start work next week

25-06-2010 19:35

Things are getting very busy here - after a peaceful June Gathering the camp is once more set to become a focal point for resisting Shell pipeline work. Shell are due in the estuary any day now to drill 80 boreholes - pipeline survey work that should take all summer. Yesterday we shut down the Shell office in Belmullet. Today Maura Harrington was jailed for non payment of fines. Niall and Pat are still in jail. Generally it seems that lots of people are wising up to the oil industry in the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico....

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Free Community Currency Talk - Sunday 4th July, 5:30pm, Bath

25-06-2010 17:22

Green Money and Community Empowerment: Local Currencies
Free talk on Community Currencies: Sun 4th July 5:30, The Love Lounge,
Back of the Bell, Walcot Street.
Free talk on Community Currencies: Sun 4th July 5:30, The Love Lounge,
Back of the Bell, Walcot Street.
"Green Money and Community Empowerment: Local Currencies for Community Empowerment" With Shira Jones. Local currencies are forms of money created
by communities for local circulation. They return monetary decision-making
directly to the community. Come and see how community currencies can
benefit Bath. In association with BathLETS and
Transition Bath Economy Group Contact Brendan for
more info:

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EMICS offices in Nottingham targeted

25-06-2010 16:51

In the early hours of Friday morning, the gates to the offices of EMICS in the Radford area of Nottingham were chained shut and graffiti was sprayed on the wall saying 'SMASH EMICS'