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Gay Nazis & Skinheads PS

03-09-2010 09:06

Gay Nazis cause the far right many embarassing problems. So did Nicky Crane. And what is with these skinheads?

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The Evolution Will Not be Televised:

03-09-2010 08:09

Yesterday an unusual story arose out of the usual static emanating from the news media. A middle-aged man stormed the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland, USA and took hostages.

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Bristol the 'Stepmother of England' - white slavery

03-09-2010 02:31

plus Bridget and Simon on a mission
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00:00 - Introduction
01:00 - Simon and Bridget's Underground Church
11:00 - You Jacobites by Robert Burns
14:30 - Julian Lea-Jones - Bristol the 'Stepmother of England' - white slavery, Templar protection vessels, St James'
25:00 - Request for old railway photos from author Philip Horton - the Beeching Legacy
28:00 - Are you paying too much on Mobile Phone - Pay-As-You-Go?
32:00 - Secrets and Lies by David Southwell - this week -
41:30 - New Bristol Choir is appeals for singers
43:15 - St. Stephens' Wednesday Concerts
45:00 - Jeff Sparks What's On
49:00 - Poet Tim Burroughs reads - Rodin, and A Little Woman In A White Dress, for Emily Dickenson
55:00 Credits

Presenters: Michaela Dennis & John Peters-Coleman
Reporters: Anthea Page & Tony Gosling
Studio Engineer: Lee Duffield
Engineering Assistants: Michael Noyes & Addy Olaitan
Producer: Tony Gosling

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Massive turnout for first Protest the Pope event

03-09-2010 01:20

The Protest the Pope debate at Conway Hall exceeded all expectations with a capacity crowd and sent a clear message to the Pope. "We are not going to take it anymore".

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"UK a moral wasteland". And they wonder why we protest the Pope.

02-09-2010 23:54

A leading adviser to the Archbishop of Westminster has blamed abortion and gay rights for turning Britain into a “selfish, hedonistic wasteland” which has become “the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death”.

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London Truth Rising - 9th Anniversary of 9/11

02-09-2010 18:07

On Saturday September 11th, 2010, 30+ arts and music venues in London will be holding events to raise awareness about the true nature of the events that changed the world 9 years ago.

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Two antifascists imprisoned in Russia - support needed!

02-09-2010 17:56

A Call for International Days of Action in Support of Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov - September 17-20, 2010

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Bulgaria Boycott Over Institutionalized Animal Abuse

02-09-2010 17:30

Animal Programs Foundation calls people from around the world to cancel Bulgaria as a tourist destination.

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Do you live without a car in Bristol?

02-09-2010 17:22

A new group, Carfree Bristol is setting up on 15 September.
Carfree Bristol is for those who live without a car, those who would like to see carfree communities develop (like those in Europe such as in Freiburg) or anyone else who wants to share drinks, experiences and generally make life better for carfree living in Bristol.

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Next Rising Tide meeting

02-09-2010 17:22

THe next meeting of Bristol and Bath Rising tide will take place on Monday 13th September 7.30 pm at Kebele, Robertson Rd.
All welcome to come and join in taking action against the root causes of climate change.

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El Al Stop Flying Primates For Vivisection

02-09-2010 15:58

Israel's national airline, El Al, have today announced that, following an international campaign, they are ending the transport of primates, or any other animal, which are to be used in vivisection.

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ANOTHER Oil rig explodes in the Gulf of mexico!

02-09-2010 15:51

Vermilion Oil rig 380- On fire and sinking- photo Gerald Herbert, AP
CNN is quoting the Coast Guard as saying that an oil rig that was on fire off the coast of Louisiana has sunk.

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Danish Court: Climate activists are innocent

02-09-2010 15:46

At 11 this morning, August 31st, outside the City Court of Copenhagen, climate activists Tash and Noah were acquitted of all charges!

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Somerset NHS workers say NO to privatisation!

02-09-2010 15:25

BRIDGWATER & DISTRICT TRADES UNION COUNCIL: Somerset NHS workers say NO to privatisation! Press Release: 2nd September 2010

Some of Somerset’s most dedicated NHS professionals, working in the Community Health Service, are angry at an attempt to ‘strong-arm’ them into leaving the NHS and becoming a “Social Enterprise”.

Angry Health Visitors, School Nurses, local hospital and other workers across Somerset Community Health Services met in Bridgwater on Wednesday 1st September, to launch a vital and urgent campaign to persuade the members of the county’s NHS Primary Care Trust to vote to stay within the NHS.

Community Health Services staff, many with twenty or thirty years’ proud and loyal service to the public service ideal, are also appealing for public support.

One Health Visitor at the meeting said: “We are being strong-armed and railroaded. No-one I know wants to be transferred to a private ‘Social Enterprise’ employer. We love the NHS and we want to remain a part of it. We are being told that this must be sorted by the end of September and there is nothing we can do about it. Well, we’ll see about that!”

A School Nurse said: “They are saying that Social Enterprises are good because they are a “not for profit community organisation”. Social Enterprises’ like any other business, could go bust, and would then be taken over by a private health care company.”

A token ‘consultation’ with both staff and members of the public has been rushed through during the peak holiday period, and the PCT are insisting that the final decision must be made at their meeting of 15th September. Staff are asking for more time for a proper consultation, involving staff AND public, which will end with the final decision being made by a democratic staff ballot.

The key Somerset PCT meeting is being held at Yeovil, headquarters of the Somerset Primary Care Trust, on 15th September. The campaign is asking for maximum staff and public support at the meeting, which is held at Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil BS22 8HR, starting at 10.00am. Members of the public are invited to put questions to the PCT at the start of the meeting.

A staff petition is being circulated, which states: “We, the undersigned, are extremely proud to work for the NHS in Somerset. We cherish our reputation as having one of the top Primary Care Trusts in the country, and of delivering high quality services to our local population. We want to continue to work with you to transform our local health service from ‘good’ to ‘great.’ We are proud to work for the best ‘not for profit’ organisation, based in the heart of our local community. That organisation is called the NHS and we want to stay in it!

Please hear our voices!”

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Flight Support Issue No Lab Animal Policy

02-09-2010 15:05

Airlines shaking, companies pulling out - the end is in sight for the Manchester monkey flights!

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Palestine Today 09 02 2010

02-09-2010 14:34

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, September 2nd, 2010.

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Your mission...

02-09-2010 14:24

should you choose to accept it to go into any bookshops you may pass and move as many copies of Blair’s new autobiography to the ‘crime’ section as possible.
take some photos and post them if possible.

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US author: I've come to appreciate Iran

02-09-2010 12:59

Women Against War's billboard displayed in Albany, New York (April-June 2008)
What my first trip to Iran in 2007 taught me is this: From the school children to the police officers to the college students to laborers to the Revolutionary Guard, no one in Iran obviously has been taught to hate Americans and no one was preparing the Iranian people to go to war with Americans. If the government is teaching children to hate Americans, some of that would pick up; but it wasn't like that at all. I got mobbed in Shiraz by 80 elementary school children -- surrounding me so I couldn't move, yelling, "We love you; we love America, Welcome." Just because they found that we were American.

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Jewish Defence League and far-right groups planning to disrupt Al-Quds Day rally

02-09-2010 12:42

The organizers of the Al-Quds Day Rally in London, on 4 September, 2010, have called for a high turn-out to show solidarity against counter-demonstrations organized by Zionist and Fascist groups

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Never Trust a Politician: Whether Red, Yellow or Blue!

02-09-2010 12:42

Protest Clegg's visit to Sheffield. Friday 3rd Sep 2010, from 5pm outside Town Hall.