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Did the CPS unlawfully authorise undercover work?

18-01-2011 12:40

Did the CPS act unlawfully in authorising criminal acts by NPOIU's undercover cops?
Do the police have the power to authorise officers to commit crime?

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Defend Dale Farm! Help resist Ethnic Cleansing

18-01-2011 10:46

7pm Wednesday 19th January
at Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1 8TN

Dale Farm is the last major surviving Traveller site in Essex, following a series of brutal evictions elsewhere over the years. There are around 1000 residents altogether. Those now facing eviction (yet again) since they took over a scrap yard next door to a long established legal site. The local Council is determined to drive all the Travellers out of the area. This is what they did recently when they evicted Hovefield, hounding families relentlessly until they were gone. They have promised to clear Dale Farm before the next Council elections.

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UG#534 - The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Planned Obsolescence, Bottled Water etc.)

18-01-2011 08:45

Did you know that in Livermore, California a bulb has been lit constantly since 1901 and is still going strong? This week's headline piece is a radio adaptation of The Lightbulb Conspiracy, a film about how the first international cartel not only increased prices but to decreased the lifetime of lightbulbs. We also hear Juliet Schor on overproduction and radio adaptations of Annie Leonard's The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Cosmetics and The Story of Stuff, plus Heather Rogers' The Hidden Life of Garbage.

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Jan 17 "Siege of Quantico" - Free Bradley Manning!

18-01-2011 07:10

Over the past few weeks, I was privileged enough to hitch a ride on an email list that organised this January 17th solidarity demonstration with Bradley Manning. demanding his ongoing torture at Quantico U.S. Marine Corps Base cease and his immediate release! It reminded me how much I miss that "sure can do" American activist energy since my deportation following resistance there to Gulf War 1.

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Three undercover political Police unmasked as infiltrators into UK Anarchist, Anti-Fascist and Climate Justice movements.

18-01-2011 00:14

PC Mark Kennedy (AKA "Mark Stone"), "Lyn Watson" and "Mark Jacobs"
We have reposted with updates and corrections, this has many changes from previous post!

please flag up any mistakes and we will up date in 24 hours or so. We still need more factual information about their activities. The purpose of this post/thread is to create as clear a picture of the infiltrators as possible for activists worldwide.

If you wish to post about the bourgeois press then please post here.

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US Knew Tunisian Gov. Rotten Corrupt

17-01-2011 22:58

Bin Alis demolition ?
New Wikileaks: US Knew Tunisian Gov. Rotten Corrupt, Supported Ben Ali Anyway ... The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten released a series of US diplomatic cables from 2006 on massive and pervasive corruption and nepotism in Tunisia and its effect on economic development and social problems. The cables show that the United States government was fully aware of the dangerous and debilitating level of corruption in Tunisia, and its anti-democratic implications. But they raise the question of whether Washington was wise to make Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, despite his clear foibles, the pillar of its North Africa policy because of his role, as a secular strongman, in repressing Muslim movements (as William MacLean of Reuters argues).

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Trees to be felled on Midsummer Common despite locals' opposition.

17-01-2011 20:51

Some of the many artful protests by locals.
A rather strange thing is happening on Midsummer Common in Cambridge.

Trees are being felled, despite minimal public consultation and local residents' very visible opposition, and yet we are supposed to believe this is Cambridge City Council acting democractically.

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Chinese Go Shopping!

17-01-2011 20:26

"As China Goes, So Goes the World. How Chinese Consumers Are Transforming Everything." That's the title from a new book by Karl Gerth. He's a fellow at Merton College, teaching modern Chinese history at Oxford University, in Britain. We talk how big name brands and their knock-offs, plus cars as status symbols, invaded China. Why didn't they take the green energy route? Did the Chinese government know Western consumer culture was failing, unsustainable, and damaging the world?

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Rising Tide 7 - Australia

17-01-2011 20:06

Background - Seven Australian Rising Tide activists are being pursued by Port Waratah Coal Services, which is made up of Rio Tinto and Xstrata, for US$525,000 in "victim's compensation" as a result of a non-violent blockade of the world's largest coal port on September 26 last year. For full details visit -

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Rawmarsh school teachers strike against job cuts in Rotherham, UK

17-01-2011 18:24

Teachers at Rawmarsh Community School (RCS) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, started a three-day strike January 12, in protest over proposed job cuts. A one day stoppage took place the previous week, shutting the school.

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Solidarity attack

17-01-2011 17:58

Barclays Bank gets early morning visit

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Palestine Today 11 17 2010

17-01-2011 16:58

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, January 17 2011

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Benefit Cuts Protest 24/01 - one week to go!

17-01-2011 16:32

With just one week to go until the second National Day of Action Against Benefit Cuts on the 24th January, please take time to invite your friends to the events below - share on your profile, blog, tweet, email and let's spread the word.

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Report of Smash EDO surprise demo to commemorate the Gaza massacre

17-01-2011 16:28

This morning , Monday 17th January, a small group of us held a surprise noise demo at EDO MBM to tell the arms dealers what we think of them.

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Silent Protest in Cambridge by Academics.

17-01-2011 16:05

Today (Monday 17/01/2011) about 300 people gathered together on Kings Parade in Cambridge, front of the university Senate House for a silent vigil with Cambridge Academics as a protest against the government's higher education policies.

Many of them were university academics, who symbolically turned up in their black robes to represent the wider body of higher education tutors, whom are affected by the government's cuts to higher education funding.

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Occupation At Birmingham University

17-01-2011 13:19

We are not being allowed to get anyone in or out of our occupation please ring one of these two numbers to voice your complaint: 01214144536 or 0121 4143344

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PARIS FRANCE infiltration information

17-01-2011 13:14

This was published as comment on 15th jan

We republish here and will follow with a reply

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The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III plus many mirrors

17-01-2011 12:28

"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.”[4] This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration.

The current expansion of American imperialism globally has been rapidly accelerated since Obama became President, and seems intent on starting and expanding wars all over the world. When Obama became President, America and its Western allies were engaged in a number of wars, occupations and covert destabilizations, from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, to the Congo, and Obama took office in the midst of Israel’s brutal assault against Gaza. From the beginning of his presidency, Obama immediately justified Israel’s vicious attack against innocent Palestinians, rapidly accelerated the war and occupation of Afghanistan, expanded the war into Pakistan, started a new war in Yemen, and supported a military coup in Honduras, which removed a popular democratic government in favour of a brutal dictatorship. Obama’s administration has expanded covert special operations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa, and is paving the way for a war against Iran.[5] In fact, the Obama administration has expanded Special Operations forces into 75 countries around the world (compared with a height of 60 during the Bush regime). Among the many countries with expanded operations are Yemen, Colombia, the Philippines, Somalia, Pakistan, among many others.[6] Further, in recent months, the Obama administration has been saber rattling with North Korea, potentially starting a war on the Korean Peninsula. With the creation of the Pentagon’s Africa Command (AFRICOM), American foreign policy on the continent has become increasingly militarized."

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German Press on Kennedy + germany update

17-01-2011 12:22

Hey germans, please post or link here to German press, especially any English translations.
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