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Sussex Police Corruption is alive unlike its victims

19-10-2010 16:49

The family of Jay Abatan are trying to find witnesses to the vicious attack that left him with
severe head injuries. Following 5 days in intensive care, Jay Abatan lost his fight for life.
No one has been brought to justice for his killing.

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Nicholas Gargani was he Murdered by Sussex Police?

19-10-2010 16:35

Mr. Nicholas Gargani was investigating Then Lewes District Council Leader Norman Baker. Now Norman Baker mp

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Defend Huntington Lane: Photo report and call-out (Part 1)

19-10-2010 15:17

No New Works at Huntington Lane
Defend Huntington Lane coal protest camp has been building up and digging in since March, resisting plans by UK Coal to blight this lovely area of Shropshire with more open cast hell. With the arrival of the National Eviction Team who cleared an unoccupied part of the camp in the middle of last week, the main camp now needs your urgent help and support. Take yourself, your ideas, your energy and supplies along to this beautiful part of Shropshire if you can and as soon as you can.

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Southend On Sea...Time To Get Up

19-10-2010 15:06

Cuts being announced Wednesday affecting all of us...Time to mobilise and make ourselves heard..

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Shift Magazine - New Article online, interview with Angela Mitropoulos

19-10-2010 13:55

Interview with Angela Mitropoulos discussing No Borders politics.

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Hereford Heckler #16 out now

19-10-2010 13:24

The October/November issue of the Hereford Heckler is now online and hitting the streets…

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The Sumac Debates

19-10-2010 12:58

The Sumac Debates are back by popular demand.
Every week a different theme will be discussed in an open debate. The first six themes are outlined below and they will be followed by such things as "Why not the G20?" and "Grassroots and Mass movements"

As the poster states they begin at 7:30, and will sometimes be introduced with a short talk or film, watch this space for more details on that, sometimes there will be food, and there will always be a bar open.

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Mainshill Open Cast attacked with paint and locked shut

19-10-2010 12:39

In the early hours of Monday morning, to mark the first day of Scottish Coals consultation on its three new open cast mines in the Douglas Valley, people took action at the newest mine in the area, Mainshill.

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Government announces massive cuts ahead of UK public spending review

19-10-2010 12:08

Announcements of the “reform” of university funding and public sector pensions and abolition of government quangos have been made in the run-up to the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government’s October 20 Comprehensive Spending Review.

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Temwa presents: Folk, Tales & Magic

19-10-2010 11:22

Music, story-telling and magic to raise money for Malawi
On Friday 19th November at 7.30pm, Bristol charity Temwa will present ‘Folk, Tales and Magic’ at The Folk House, Park Street. A selection of Bristol’s most talented folk musicians, storytellers and magicians will gather for an enchanting evening of fine entertainment.
Line up:
Phil King -

Bristol favourite Phil King has been described as having, "...a voice to die for" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2). A review in Time Out, London described his playing as, "a mixture of Damien Rice style heartfelt balladry, John Martyn guitar picking melancholia and the raw energy of a busker." He has performed all over the UK, including at some fantastic festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Guilfest, Priddy Folk Fest and Cheltenham Jazz Fest. Phil has supported many touring artists and has had the pleasure to share the stage with many others including Beth Rowley and Alice Russell.
The Foxymorons - A cheeky new folk band emerging on to the Bristol circuit. The band is lead by singer-songstress Jess Lewin on guitar and vocals, joined by a flautist, violinist, drummer/cajon player and bassist to create an infectious mix of original songs and unexpected, quirky covers. Relax and kick back for some seriously happy acoustic tunes, guaranteed to get toes tapping. "Fluid guitar playing and warm voice with its gorgeous natural vibrato; politically conscious songs, based on solid musicianship and a great voice. Just how I like it!" Songsmith,Bristol.

Molly Sampson - Molly Samson is a gifted guitarist and vocalist based in Bristol. With recent shows around the U.K., Molly has been making a name for herself with her deep rich vocals, wild finger picking and unique blend of world folk music. She is currently writing songs for her first E.P. set to be released in spring 2011. Routinely being compared to the likes of Nick Drake, Tracy Chapman and roving Spanish gypsies, she is definitely one to watch.

Kieron the Mighty - An incredible performer with a stylish, jaw-dropping mix of magic, mind-reading and sleight of hand. He has been doing close-up magic for four years and started off on the streets of his home town, Southport, performing card tricks to passers-by. He quickly developed an excellent reputation and the beginning of what has become a career as a professional magician. Since then he has been performing in Southport, Liverpool, Wales, London and now Bristol, where he previously held the residency at the UK's only magic bar, Illusions.

Martin Maudsley - Wandering storysmith of the Downs, Durdles and Valleys... King of the exquisitely told tale. Martin started his professional life as an ecologist but soon developed a keen interest in storytelling through his work at @Bristol communicating ideas about the natural world to children and family groups. He relishes the power that storytelling has, in common with science, to instill a sense of wonder about the world in young and old alike. He has recently performed a number of outdoor story walks called 'Wild Tales', where he is able to interweave folktales and folklore with ecological knowledge about plants and wildlife encountered on the walk.

Tickets are £7 in advance, £9 on the door and will be available soon from Bristol Ticket Shop or online from here. The evening kicks off at 7.30pm sharp. The full address for The Folk House is 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG.

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Haringey anti-cuts march

19-10-2010 10:22

Over 200 people took to the streets of Haringey to protest against proposed cuts to public services. Local residents and workers responded to a call by Haringey Alliance for Public Services, and marched to the Civic Centre in Wood Green.

At the rally, on Monday 18th October, protestors called on Haringey councillors to demand adequate government funding, reject privatisation, and oppose and refuse to implement cuts - or resign.



Organisations from across the borough brought their banners and spoke at the lively rally on the council steps. These included Haringey Friends of Parks Forum, Haringey Federation of Residents Associations, PCS union, Haringey Solidarity Group, Day-Mer, UCU CoHENEL branch, Sustainable Haringey and Haringey Disability First Consortium.

The demonstration was testimony to a growing movement against the cuts. In September, over 120 anti-cuts protestors braved a very wet autumn evening to show their opposition before the Council Cabinet meeting.

Haringey Council estimates it will make £60m cuts over the next four years. This is on top of the £17m which central government has already cut from our local services in the last four months. If these cuts go unchallenged, threatening further privatisation of our public services, it will prove devastating for all sections of our local communities. HAPS is encouraging everyone from across the borough to get involved.

Joan Curtis of Haringey Friends of Parks Forum (affiliated to HAPS) said: “Friends of parks groups have worked hard to rescue our local green spaces from the scandalous state they got in after Government cuts in the 1980s. We must not let this happen again, and urge all residents to attend the demonstration and to speak out.’

Michelle Lawson of HAPS Publicity Group said: “These cuts are not inevitable. The Government’s propaganda and myths are being increasingly challenged as local campaigns like ours spring up throughout the country.’

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Stop Nuclear Power Network gathering

19-10-2010 10:22

Stop Nuclear Power Network Gathering

This Saturday and Sunday in Bristol
10 - 5 and 11 - 3

Meet, make plans, take action.
There are groups and individuals coming from all over - Suffolk, London, France, Lancaster, Manchester, Wrexham, Bristol, Cumbria, Ireland, Hinkley, Exeter and more - Come along and get involved in creating a network of active anti-nuclear campaigns across Britain and Europe.

Meeting venue: Block E room 4 Frenchay Campus, University of West England, Bristol
Crash space Saturday evening: Kebele Social Centre, Easton, Bristol

Get in contact with for transport information, crash space requests for the weekend and so we know how many people to feed.

***On the agenda
Saturday 10 am start til 5pm

Where is the UK nuclear 'renaissance' currently at?

Boycott EdF campaign

Solidarity with Stop Hinkley

An update in whats happening with nuclear waste and a discussion about things going on.

Sunday 11am Start

On Sunday, we'll decide what to do with the time. We could carry on sharing info and having chats, we could get out on the streets and start campaigning, we could do workshops and skill shares, its up to us.

Crash space at Kebele Social Centre, meeting space University of West England, Frenchay Campus. Breakfast lunch and dinner will be served!

If you are coming, we would like to know so we can feed you all and make sure there's enough space for everyone. please email and let us know how long you'll be around for. Then we'll send you an email with a detailed list of all the info you'll need to find us in Bristol.


The meeting space on Frenchay Campus is accessible to people in mobility difficulties.

Unfortunately, the Kebele Social Center doesn't have accessible toilet facilities. However, we will try our best to find accommodation in Bristol that is more easily accessible if you want.

Please get in touch if there is something you require to help you attend this meeting.

Hope to see you there!

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Stall Space at Free Vegan Food Fair - One Left!

19-10-2010 07:22

There is one stall space left at the free vegan food fair in Bristol on 30th October. Going, going,...
It's free for campaign groups to have a stall. One thing we do ask though, is that stallholders are veggie or vegan. So, if you fancy coming along to do a stall to promote your campaign, sell merch, etc., get in touch with You'd need to arrive at about 10ish to set up and stay until 5pm.

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Riots break out across France

19-10-2010 06:35

RIOTS are breaking out across France, as the population shows its anger at the neoliberal 'austerity' measures being imposed on them by the hated Sarkozy regime.

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Forest Defence UK

19-10-2010 05:25

Forest defence is needed now more than ever

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19-10-2010 01:49



WITH UNICEF Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse in french gendarmerie

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Autonomous Community Oaxaca on the TV Plus Other Chiapas News

18-10-2010 23:15

San Juan Copala, the autonomous community features on:
Unreported World
Mexico’s Indian Rebellion
Friday 22nd October 7.30pm
Channel 4

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Radical Workers Bloc on Anti Cut March

18-10-2010 21:29

Radical Workers Bloc
Birmingham Wed 20th October & London 23rd October

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Dover detainees demand 'proper investigation' into the death of fellow detainee

18-10-2010 21:22

Jimmy Mubenga
Detainees in Dover immigration detention centre have issued a statement demanding an official investigation into the death of fellow detainee Jimmy Mubenga, who died during his forcible deportation on a British Airways flight to Angola on 12 October.

Three G4S security guards are accused of having caused his death as witnesses told how the 46-year-old man was being "heavily restrained by security guards and had complained of breathing problems before he collapsed." [1] The three men have since been questioned by police and bailed until December pending further inquires.

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Noah's ark zoo demo...with added wurzles

18-10-2010 21:22

Wurzles, 2 demos and at the end of a long day…cider

Animal rights or animal cruelty…whose cider you on?!

On October 16th we visited Noah’s ark zoo farm for another demo. Five activists enjoyed the usual numerous hoots of support. We happily turned away several cars whose inhabitants vowed never to return! One nutter tried to drive half heartedly at the activist leafleting and missed…what a twat! ! Imagine if we drove at zoo staff !

We returned in the evening for a second demo at the farm/zoo/ark/mad house as the Wurzles were playing there to celebrate Anthony Bush’s ( zoo owner ) 500th year of farming…well maybe 50th ! Not many people turned up for the concert and the ten activists were joined by six zoo staff…they didn’t explain why they were there and we didn’t feel like talking to them so we presume the music was that bad that they thought they’d try and hangout with us…yuk! One young lad from the zoo asked us if he could pray for us to which we replyed…”um no ta, you’re ok mate!” or words to that effect. One of the most surreal moments of the campaign came when an activist dressed as a wurzle, complete with wellies, straw hat and farmer’s jacket, had an argument with one of the staff…it was nothing serious but it left you wondering how many times you’re likely to see a scarecrow argue with a creationist! Then we went home and drank cider and laughed!

If you would like to join us for the demo next saturday please get in touch via barc (at)