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Bosses try to kill off workers’ rights

11-02-2011 11:25

Business leaders are risking workers’ lives and eroding employment rights by pushing the government to slash workplace regulations.

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Solidarity with the Reykjavik 9 from the university of utrecht

11-02-2011 10:10

From the temporary autonomous zone of the occupied university of Utrecht in the Netherlands we bring a greeting of solidarity to our comrades of the Reykjavik 9 and everyone who continuous to struggle on their sides.

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Protest In Solidarity With The Students of Iran on 11 February

11-02-2011 06:54

The University of Strategic Optinism is organising a protest against the Iranian regime and in support of democracy in the country on 11 February.

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Portsmouth anti-cuts campaign presents an alternative

11-02-2011 06:48

As Portsmouth City Council voted on Tuesday for a budget to make over £20 million worth of cuts, the only voice of opposition came from Portsmouth Against Cuts Together (PACT), the community group supported by the city's trade union movement, which presented an alternative budget to the council meeting.

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Related? "Forum of the Future"

11-02-2011 01:41

In a recent cable on Wikileaks, a NGO is mentioned: "Forum of the Future", which I didn't know, but saw a wesite in the US, but also one in the UK, Bristol region.

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Halifax - Northern Towns Rally Against the Cuts

10-02-2011 23:23

This Saturday 12th February there’s a ‘Northern Towns Rally Against the Cuts’ demo in Halifax called by Calderdale Joint Trades Unions. It starts at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall car park with a march from there to the Piece Hall – for the usual speeches no doubt, telling us just how bad the cuts are.

While it’s good that something is happening and everyone who opposes the cuts should indeed try to get along to such events, it’s important to point out that marching from A to B just isn’t going to cut it. If there really is “a mood of anger and defiance sweeping the country” as Calderdale Save Our Services claim in their leaflet for the Rally, then we need to see some of it in Calderdale, going beyond rallies, lobbies and marches to direct action, disruption and economic blockades.

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Does my society look big in this? Understanding the numbers

10-02-2011 21:55

The politicos keep telling us there's no money left, so we have to cut, cut, and cut again. So where has all the money gone? In the week that bankers get their bonuses, and the ONS has said how much the banks bail out, I've had a look at the numbers.

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Nick Clegg in Bath - new info

10-02-2011 21:00


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March for the alternative - demonstration against government cuts

10-02-2011 20:24

The TUC is calling a national demonstration in central London against the proposed government cuts which will lead to massive numbers of job losses and cuts to many vital public services across the country

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Solidarity action for Silvia, Billy and Costa on 24 February

10-02-2011 19:49

On 24 February there will be a solidarity action at the Swiss embassy for Silvia, Billy and Costa .

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Corporate complicity in Egyptian regime's crimes

10-02-2011 19:38

CSI tear gas canister used in Egypt
When the ongoing Egyptian revolution started on 25th January, a high-profile Egyptian military delegation was in the US requesting 'help' with technology to fight the 'enemies'. It turns out that a US company, with Israeli origins, had already sold Egypt new technology to monitor Internet and mobile phone traffic to crack down on protesters' communications, possibly leading to the arrest and abuse of many. Meanwhile, US-made tear gas and other anti-riot weapons were ruthlessly used against protesters in the first few days of the mass protests, resulting in many injuries and deaths. Should the multinational corporations profiting from these crimes be held responsible? Corporate Watch investigates.

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Where's the money?

10-02-2011 19:28

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A coup taking place currently in Cairo

10-02-2011 19:28

Rumors circulating that Mubarak has left the country , places of destinations are Dubai and Jordan.There are rumors that Cairo international airport is being evacuated to let Mubarak leave now.Another rumor that that he is being detained at a military airport.Al jazeera claims that the army intervened when Mubarak was going to transfer some of his powers to Soliman, in fact this was what Mubarak was going to announce allegedly tonight. Already now we are hearing that officers tried to killed Soliman in that assassination attempt.

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Loss of a protestor

10-02-2011 19:18

As many are now becoming aware a fellow protestor has died in a tragic accident

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Museveni must go!

10-02-2011 19:16

The momentum for change in North Africa must extend to sub-Saharan Africa.

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2 Fr.Bks:Indignez-vous(Time for OUTRAGE)&”Coming Insurrection” spur revolts

10-02-2011 19:04

Two recent books from France and England are stirring up revolutions, and it's about time.

I'll quote from them a little, because you need to know. But I am not trying to steal their sales. If you get a copy, that's a revolutionary act in itself.

Roma and Arabs in Europe and Latinos in America, take note. This about protecting your rights.

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Call for International solidarity for Mexican Johnson Control workers

10-02-2011 18:57

The International Metalworkers' Federation joined with other labour and rights groups in taking further steps to protect the rights and safety of workers, Mexican Miners' Union members and labour rights activists at Johnson Controls in Puebla, Mexico.

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Eco-struggle gathering in Shropshire, 25-28 February

10-02-2011 18:25

The Shropshire anti-coal site at Huntington Lane was set up almost a year ago to defend the site against UK Coal’s plans to mine the huge site set in thousands of hectares of beautiful woodland in the heart of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside.

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Freegan court case in Chelmsford

10-02-2011 18:20

Obviously not the most popular source of news around here, but the Daily Mail today published an article about the arrest of a woman for taking food that Tesco were throwing out: 'A woman was handcuffed and 'treated like a hardened criminal' after she helped herself to food worth £200 that had been thrown away by a Tesco store following a power cut.'