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Rooftop occupation of Petrol Station hits 24 hours

26-09-2010 16:57

The occupation of a Shell garage in South London has hit it's 24th hour. Activists are calling for people to head down to a Party at the Pumps this evening!

Activists originally occupied the flyover of the Shell garage at 122-156 Walworth Road, Camberwell, London SE17 1, United Kingdom, around 3pm on 25/09/10. They have now been there for a full 24 hours. The occupation is in solidarity with the people of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland, who are resisting Shell's destructive influence, and all those experiencing repression at the hands of this brutal multinational oil company. It is also meant as a warm up action for the Crude Awakening event coming up in london on the 16th October (

Initially, staff refused to close the garage and continued to serve customers despite the danger. Eventually, activists took matters into their own hands. The entrance and exit to the forecourt where blockaded, and some naughty pixie poured red paint all over one of the pumps, then left smartish. Eventually the Police arrived and forced the re-opening of the site, and ordered ground based support not to block any cars from entering. So, several hours later, another pixie arrived and hit the "emergency pump shutoff" button. Since then, staff and Police have not attempted to re-open the site, which has now been closed for 15 hours.

The Activists have experienced a warm response from the local community and activist groups, and they call for continued support. Anyone is welcome to head down and join the occupation. All is peaceful and enjoyable. There is currently no Police presence.

Later this evening, there will be a Party at the Pumps in the forecourt of the now-closed garage. Come down and have a right laugh and a good old dance at Shell's expense!

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Call out to Calais during the No Border camp in Brussels

26-09-2010 15:32

As many of us have gone or are going to the No Border camp in Brussels we are going to be low in numbers on the ground for a few days...

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Did 9/11 really "change everything"?

26-09-2010 15:15

the authors of the "Project for the New American Century"report
Did 9/11 really "change everything"? Or was it simply an excuse to implement existing plans?

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Wrexham: Talking about Trident

26-09-2010 15:14

Wrexham Peace & Justice Forum held a stall in Wrexham town centre yesterday inviting local people to sign CND's new 'Scrap Trident' petition, to find out more about the issue and to have their say on the subject of nuclear weapons and Trident replacement.

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McDonalds: I was Lovin' it

26-09-2010 14:48

McDonald's targeted in US health ad

Unhappy meals: American doctors' TV ad features a corpse holding a hamburger and the line 'I was lovin' it'. McDonald's, which has thrived in the recession, isn't laughing

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Moscow Antifa Benefit - Taunton: BrainDead / Comply or Die / The Vexed / 51st State / Po-lice

26-09-2010 14:46

BRAINDEAD (Pumpkin Records) ---- 3-piece skacore from Hamburg, Germany

COMPLY OR DIE ---- York based ska punk

THE VEXED ---- Hardcore punk from York

51ST STATE ---- Somerset based 2-piece psycho-punk

PO-LICE ---- Fast and furious south-west skacore

A share of the door takings will go to Russian antifascists.

Free & tasty vegan food as per usual!

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Iran is a very serious threat

26-09-2010 14:04

Iran today poses a five-pronged threat, warned the man who first blew the whistle on the Islamic republic's nuclear program. Iran is "a very, very serious threat to the free world," said Alireza Jafarzadeh, who outlines the dangers posed by the Islamic republic, as he sees them, in his new book, "The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the coming nuclear crisis."
"Iran wants to extend its influence beyond its borders," said Jafarzadeh.

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Jazz at the Falkirk Wheel

26-09-2010 11:07


Falkirk Council Cultural Services are delighted to announce a very special event, one of the Alan Davie at 90 activities associated with the 5* rated exhibition at Callendar House.

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Feminist Soapbox Workshop Timetable Released!

26-09-2010 11:07

"Feminist Soapbox" - a weekend of workshops, discussion and entertainment......

....... is taking place THIS weekend the 25th/26th of September!

Join us for an action packed weekend of participatory workshops, skill-sharing, book readings, food, music, arts and crafts, networking and loads more!

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Indian commonwealth games.

26-09-2010 11:07

The Commonwealth Games were in crisis last night with fears over security, health and safety putting the event in doubt.

But questioned about the cleanliness issue, Delhi’s organising committee spokesman, Lalit Bhanot, said: “It is not such a big issue that we should be ashamed of. This will not affect the Games. For us it is clean.

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Anti-psychotic drugs should be banned

26-09-2010 11:07

STV: Patient injected with antipsychotic drugs in human rights breach

Hospital apologises after Public Service Ombudsman issues report into handling of elderly patient.

Medical staff have apologised after injecting a

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New animal experiment figures for Scotland

26-09-2010 11:07

Scotland for Animals recently applied to the UK Home Office for the release of the most recent animal experiment data specifically relating to Scotland.

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against the wall - photography exhibition

26-09-2010 11:07

at the emporium 26th-30th oct open 1-7pm daily
37 stokes crodt
bristol bs1 3py

open daily 1-7pm
26th-30th oct
about 15 photos exhibited. These images are largely about the people rather than the artwork/graffiti as the exhibition at Amnesty was a combination of artwork from Pictures on Walls and other shots, seeking to present the 'human' cost of the wall's route.

the photographer will be holding a discussion on october 20th at 6pm

all welcome, free entry, donations appreciated.

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David Miliband anti-climaxes

26-09-2010 11:03

Brothers in Arms
Two political cartoons showing the Miliband brothers' battle for the Labour leadership.

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Israel "wiped off the map": The rumor of the century, fabricated by the US media

26-09-2010 10:45

The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged "Wiped Off the Map" statement by Iran's president was never made.

The rumor was fabricated by the American media with a view to discrediting Iran's head of state and providing a justification for waging an all out war on Iran. the article provides of media manipulation and "propaganda in action".

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Tropa de Elite 2: A Caveira e a Aguia

26-09-2010 10:25

Tropa de Elite, o filme que abalou a classe média brasileira, ao responsabilizá-la pela violência advinda do consumo e tráfico de drogas.

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Pentagon spells hope: DREAM act will extend poverty draft to immigrant youth

26-09-2010 08:21

Proponents of the DREAM Act claim it will enable countless deserving immigrant youth to pursue higher education. In reality, the movement for immigrant rights is being pimped by the Pentagon, which desperately needs access to young immigrants to replenish its ranks.

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Fight Britain's racist immigration laws! Close Communications House!

26-09-2010 07:54

Tuesday 28 September • 5-6pm outside Communications House Immigration Reporting Centre
Old Street
London, EC1V 9BR

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Study "The Dialectics of Black Revolution" - Sunday 9/26/10 @ 22:00 BST

26-09-2010 00:41

Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, Director of the African People's Socialist Party's Department of Agitation and Propaganda will continue the study of "The Dialectics of Black Revolution" by Omali Yeshitela on