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Protest against Andrew Lansley on 14 February

13-02-2011 19:27

On 14 February there is a protest in London against Tory health secretary Andrew Lansley.

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Egypt Protest Plans

13-02-2011 19:19

Egyptian activists have been circulating a kind of primer to protest. We were sent the plan by two separate sources and have decided to publish excerpts here, with translations into English. Over Twitter, we connected with a translator, who translated the document with exceptional speed.

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Cardiff's Unemployed Daytime Disco #3

13-02-2011 18:56

GENERATION JOBLESS will be meeting again on Friday 18 February · 2:00pm - 8:00pm at the Rockin Chair on Lower Cathedral Road, Riverside, Cardiff for UNEMPLOYED DAYTIME DISCO #3: Satisfaction Guaranteed...THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...etc etc

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Mitie shame (Ox-Fly) - Campsfield changes hands

13-02-2011 18:56

Campsfield "House", the migration prison near Kidlington (see Ox-Fly 1), is changing management. Mitie (pronounced "mighty" for the sake of pomposity) won the £27m contract[1] and will have a 5 year term[2].

This is a slightly longer, referenced version of an article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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SolFed (Ox-Fly)

13-02-2011 18:25

A new radical workers organisation has been founded in Oxford. Thames Valley Solidarity Federation is a group seeking to promote direct democracy, direct action and working class self-organisation in local workplaces and communities.

Article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Witney woken (Ox-Fly)

13-02-2011 18:24

On Sunday 9th January, anarchists from Oxford joined a march in Witney, David Cameron's constituency.

Article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Winning the argument or winning the fight? (Ox-Fly)

13-02-2011 18:23

There has been a lot of talk in the anti-cuts movement about the importance of 'winning the argument'. This strategy holds that the best way to go about fighting attacks on wages, living conditions and services is to point out the flaws in the pro-cuts arguments and suggest alternative policies which would avoid the need for cuts.

Article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Literary larceny (Ox-Fly)

13-02-2011 18:21

Keith Mitchell and the County Council are zealously pushing ahead with destructive cuts. Targeted for closure are 20 out of the county's 43 libraries.

Article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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How's work? (Ox-Fly)

13-02-2011 18:20

Some of AiO are setting up a website (tentatively titled 'Bosswatch') that can be used to review workplaces around Oxford. Reviews would be anonymous to prevent victimisation.

Article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Democracy brushed off (Ox-Fly)

13-02-2011 18:19

Two local groups experienced the harsh reality of our "democracy" this month. Politicians claim to represent and listen to us. The campaigners decided to put this to the test.

Article taken from Issue 3 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Workers block highway for pay hike

13-02-2011 18:02

Workers of a polypropylene’s packet manufacturing factory blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur for one and a half hours on Sunday 13 February demanding a pay hike.

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Egypt revolt could help spread democracy says Blair

13-02-2011 16:57

Tony Blair and political "technique"
The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has given an interview to the syndication agency the British Press Association (PA) in which he claims that the revolt in Egypt may spread democracy throughout the Middle-East.

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Is Sussex Police Authority being run by the Masons

13-02-2011 14:28

By Informer22 underground reporter

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Workshop: Staying safe and effective on demonstrations

13-02-2011 14:22

As the frequency of Anti-Cuts Actions Increases, its important for those will experience of police tactics aimed at disabling and demoralising demonstrators is shared. With the demo on the 19th Feb just round the corner, just such a skill share is happening on Monday.
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A workshop and discussion on "how to stay safe and effective on demos" including your legal rights, how to prevent police disruption, supporting anyone arrested and generally keeping yourself and your friends safe will be taking place on monday the 14th at 6:30pm!

Anyone who is coming to the Bristol Anti Cuts demonstration on 19th of february is welcome and encouraged to attend. There shall be cake!

The venue is the Smiling Chair Libary, 40 Stokes croft, BS1 3QD.

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Big protests planned at Southampton City Council’s upcoming budget-setting

13-02-2011 14:16

The rally last month at the Civic Centre
Wednesday the 16th will see an ad-hoc collection of activists and workers converging on Southampton City Council’s annual budget setting meeting to protest many of the decisions the Council is likely to make on the day.

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From #Tahrir to the factories - permanent revolution

13-02-2011 13:58

Strikers in front of petroleum company-maadi
Since yesterday, and actually earlier, middle class activists have been urging Egyptians to suspend the protests and return to work, in the name of patriotism, singing some of the most ridiculous lullabies about “let’s build new Egypt,” “Let’s work harder than even before,” etc… In case you didn’t know, actually Egyptians are among the hardest working people in the globe already.

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Scottish Coal threatens Council with job cuts – but will they fall for it?

13-02-2011 13:36

Last week Scottish Coal bosses sprung the news of up to 200 job cuts on their employees, calling a mass meeting of workers at the Broken Cross site in South Lanarkshire. That’s a fifth of their entire workforce in Scotland. Up to 50 employees could lose their jobs in the Douglas Valley with 30 going at Glentaggart as the mine comes to a close. Where the others are to go isn’t clear.

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Cambridge Marches Against Further Cuts

13-02-2011 13:36

Clowning is a serious business!
Yesterday (Saturday February 12th 2011), the good people of Cambridge City came out in force, fired up and angry about the ongoing gutting of the public sector that is happening under the Tory government (what HAVE the Lib Dems done?), in the form of funding cuts.