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Zapatistas expelled from their land for building an autonomous school

04-10-2010 00:06

In the early hours of the morning on Thursday 9th September 2010, 170 Zapatista supporters were expelled from their homes in the Tzeltal community of San Marcos Avilés, in the municipality of Chilón, Chiapas. They were attacked by members of the Mexican political parties PRI, PRD and PVEM (the green party), in retaliation for the construction of an autonomous school.

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Reading Joins The Resistance

03-10-2010 21:57

As stormy winds lashed rain against the windows, people from across Reading and beyond gathered in the Town Hall last week with one shared aim: to join the growing movement against cuts to public services.

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George Galloway Live From Toronto

03-10-2010 21:13

George Galloway has returned to Canada after being banned by the Minister of Immigration on the grounds he was a terrorist for his work for Palestine. A recent court decision has established his banning was a political decision from the highest levels of the pro-Israel Stephen Harper government. Hear Galloway live from Toronto

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Ironic Curtain - Russian Vs. US Mainstream Media

03-10-2010 20:23

'Russia Today', a TV channel broadcast in English, has laid into the US mainstream media today. In a video piece called "News or sensation: Who trusts the mainstream?" first broadcast over UK terrestrial TV at 1022h, it was reported that 57% of Americans do not trust their media to accurately report the news.

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7,000 march on the Tory Conference

03-10-2010 18:40

7,000 Right to Work activists, trade unionists and students from all over the country marched on the Tory Conference on Sunday 3rd October.

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40 Animal Rights Activists Invade Brick Lane

03-10-2010 18:28

40 Animal rights activists yesterday spontaniously invaded Brick Lane, London, to send out a clear and strong message that the sale of real fur will not be tollerated.

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Communique S26

03-10-2010 15:23


Welcome to the resistance,

On Sunday the 26th of September 2010, the Officer Training Corps’ (OTC) stall at the St Andrews Student Association’s Fresher’s Fayre was completely disrupted at around 13:00 and for at least an hour.

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Scottish Government ignores this year's P1 Classes

03-10-2010 15:23

The campaign group Kids not Suits welcomes the Scottish Government announcement that it will legislate for P1 class sizes of 25 for August 201, a reduction from the current 30. However, Kids not Suits is concerned for the children who started in August this year, since many of them are in class sizes greater than 25.

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Activists disrupt police recruitment event, Brussels

03-10-2010 15:22

On Saturday 2nd October three activists disrupted a police recruitment event in Commensurate Ixelles, Brussels, following a week of harassment at the Brussels No Border camp. The public event was well attended and the activist took this opportunity to ask some questions of their own.

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Israeli Settlement Company Ahava Blockaded

03-10-2010 14:22

Israeli West Bank settlement company Ahava's Covent Garden store was blockaded from 11.30 until after 3pm today by pro-Palestine activists who had locked their arms inside a concrete block. Police chipped through the lock on and arrested both activists for aggravated trespass. Read more ...

See also report and pics in IMC-UK, and reports of previous protests and blockades of Ahava's store in Covent Garden.

The blockade began at 11.30pm when the activists and supporters entered the store and managed to establish the blockade despite resistance from the shop assistant, who attempted to push the activists out of the shop. Once the lock on was in place the mood became calmer and after 15 minutes the police arrived and removed all supporters from the shop. Supporters then documented the action, engaged with members of the public and held a banner on display by the shop.

At around 2pm the police began to dismantle the lock on with a hammer themselves instead of calling on support from the cutting team, by 2.30pm they had smashed through the lock on and arrested the activists for aggravated trespass. The store remained closed until after 3pm when all supporters left the scene.

Today's action was part of a wider campaign against the company, both in London and internationally. The prosecution against activists involved in two earlier similar actions collapsed in August when the shops manager failied to turn up for the court case.

A regular picket of the shop takes place every other Saturday, the next will take place again next Saturday (9th October) between 12 and 2 pm.

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Planning Application Now In for UKCMRI Huge Lab proposed for Central London

03-10-2010 13:51

After years of controversy a planning application for the huge UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory proposed for central London has now been registered with Camden Council. Anyone living anywhere can email or write to the council with objections/comments - there is a limited amount of time for people to put in objections, officially until 14th October 2010. More details below......

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Send-off for Bristol vehicles joining the “Roads to Hope” convoy to Gaza

03-10-2010 12:22

From the car park at the front of BDA, Russell Town Ave (opp City Academy School), Lawrence Hill,
Bristol BS5 9LT
We will be loading aid from about 10.00am onwards and the vehicles move out at 12.00 noon
Medical aid, children's toys and clothes, stationery (paper pencils etc), school textbooks and messages of support.
We are inviting local politicians and the media
Please be there to give a good send-off, bring whistles, musical instruments, flags and banners.

Bristol Convoy to Gaza

In the hope that we can do everything in our power to alleviate the suffering of the ordinary people of Gaza, Bristol Gaza Link will join The Road to Hope convoy to Gaza.

Dr. Judith Brown, Jade Lemon, Ebrahim Musaji and Mohamed Elhaddad will be driving aid vehicles from London on 10.10.10 through southern Europe and crossing over by ferry to Tripoli in Libya. This land convoy will be among several different convoys, arriving by land, air and sea to Tripoli. In addition the Libyan Convoy Al Quds 5 will also join Road To Hope and we will all depart from Tripoli on 17th October via Egypt to arrive in Gaza at the end of October 2010.

We will be honoured by your support for this humanitarian mission. All funds will be used to purchase the vehicles that will be filled by educational donations to people in Gaza.

You can support the Convoy of Hope by
• donating online :
• Text message: Text VIVA to 84424 to donate £3
• by sending a cheque to: Bristol Gaza Link. 5 Russell Town Avenue, BS5 9LT
• by Bank transfer: Coop Bank. Account name “Bristol-Gaza-Link”. Account number 65360523, Sort code 08-92-99.

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BRD-S21-Demo: Warum nicht gleich Al-Kaida?

03-10-2010 10:31

WIR STOPPEN Stuttgart21
“Linksradikale Gruppen” als Rechtfertigungsversuch für Staatsgewalt? ... Warum nicht gleich Al-Kaida? ... An der Organisation der Schülerdemonstration, nach der es am Donnerstag zu heftigen Zusammenstößen zwischen Polizei und Gegnern des Bahnhofprojekts kam, waren nach Informationen des baden-württembergischen Verfassungsschutzes linksradikale Gruppen beteiligt. Die Präsidentin des Landesamts für Verfassungsschutz, Beate Stube, erklärte im Nachrichtenmagazin "Focus", dass "linksextremistische Organisationen wie die Jugendorganisation der Partei Die Linke, die Linksjugend [`solid] und die trotzkistisch ausgerichtete Sozialistischen Alternative (SAV) an der Jugendoffensive gegen S21 beteiligt" seien.

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US Army in Afghanistan: SCREWED! (by Latuff)

03-10-2010 10:11

US Army in Afghanistan: SCREWED!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Invisibles at Menwith Hill, October 2nd, 2010

03-10-2010 09:46

The Invisibles at Menwith Hill
As part of the Keep Space for Peace week, the Invisibles visited the American Spy Base at Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, making the invisible visible. For more photos go to

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Tory councillor mocks anti-cuts demo in Brum

03-10-2010 09:36

Tory Councilor Steve Ellis mocks the anti-cuts demo with his snide remark posted on twitter.

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Behind the coup in Ecuador – The attack on ALBA

03-10-2010 07:53

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) members (2009)
The latest coup attempt against one of the countries in the Bolivarian Alliance For The People of Our America (ALBA) is attempt to impede Latin American integration and the advance of revolutionary democratic processes. The rightwing is on the attack in Latin America. Its success in 2009 in Honduras against the government of Manuel Zelaya energized it and gave it the strength and confidence to strike again against the people and revolutionary governments in Latin America.

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Campesino Leader In Wales

03-10-2010 00:24

Wednesday 13 October at 7 pm
Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place,Cardiff (opp. Student Union Building)
Organised by local environmental, green, trade union, socialist and latin american solidarity groups.

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'Cops are workers like us, let them do their job'

02-10-2010 23:44

Trade Unionists help cops 'neutralise' anti-capitalist bloc.