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Timetable for Beyond Borders event

18-05-2011 10:55


Here is the timetable for the Beyond Borders event at Easton Community Centre on 21st May.

Please drop us an email to tell us you are coming. Thanks

bristol no borders (at)

11.30 Tea and coffee,

12.00 Welcome and Introduction to the day, what people want to get out of the day.

12.30-12.45 Panel each speaker 5 minutes on what they see as some of the key themes in migration politics in 2011. (e.g. recent events, campaigns, trends, locally, nationally or internationally)

12.45- 1.15 facilitated discussion

1.15 – 2.00 Ann Singleton- The Changing meaning of Borders in the EU

2.00- 2.30 Lovely Lunch

2.30 – 3.15 Bridget Anderson, Why No Borders,

3.15 – 4.00 Clara Osagiede Migrant Workers Struggle

4.00- 4.15 Break with cake

4.15 – 4.45 Discussion groups- where do we go from here, practical implications etc.

4.45 – 5.30 Plenary, feedback, future plans thanks and good bye

Don't forget evening benefit gig at The Plough later on!


Easton Community Centre
Kilburn Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6AW
phone: 0117 954 1409
nearest station Stapleton Road, or Bristol Temple Meads.

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Photographer targetted by Israeli soldier during Nakba Day clashes

18-05-2011 10:36

Palestinian news photographer Mohammed Othman was badly injured by a shot fired by an Israeli soldier while covering clashes between young Palestinians and Israeli troops at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on 15 May, the anniversary of Israel’s creation, marked as “Nakba Day” (Day of Disaster) by Palestinians.

He was taken to Shifa hospital where he underwent surgery for a gunshot injury to the chest yesterday. Doctors described his condition as stable.

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Spanish 'revolution' gains momentum

18-05-2011 06:47

THE PEOPLE have again taken to the streets all across Spain to reject neoliberal rule and call for real democracy.

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'What is happening with the Zapatistas in Mexico?' Edinburgh and Glasgow Talks

18-05-2011 02:05

'What is happening with the Zapatistas in Mexico?'
Speaker from 'Rebeldía Revista' Mexico.
Talks by Javier Elorriaga, Editor of the 'Other Campaign' magazine, followed by questions and discussion.

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HacktionLab presents BarnCamp 2011

18-05-2011 00:55

Brought to you by HacktionLab, BarnCamp 2011 will be three days of workshops on topics ranging from renewable energy to foraging for food to citizen journalism to using free software for activism, up to three nights of camping, open space sessions, evening entertainment and great food on a beautiful farm co-op high in the Wye Valley.

Flyer for BarnCamp 2011 10-12 June more info at

Brought to you by HacktionLab, BarnCamp 2011 will be three days of workshops on topics ranging from renewable energy to foraging for food to citizen journalism to using free software for activism, up to three nights of camping, open space sessions, evening entertainment and great food on a beautiful farm co-op high in the Wye Valley.

2011 will mark the forth BarnCamp convergence at Highbury Farm in the Wye Valley (Wales) where people interested and/or working in the areas of alternative media, renewable energy, on-line video distribution, free software and any other form of activism that utilises technology come together to share skills and discuss experiences. Based on feedback from the previous years, we are deliberately continuing to keep this year's camp less geeky than the previous years by having a more open range of workshops and open space sessions, but we are also inserting an extra day to allow for more, longer workshops - some of which might be geeky! Check-out what we got up to in 2008 2009 and 2010.

Costing just £30 in advance, BarnCamp takes place on the 10, 11 and 12 June this year, so for full effect best to turn up on Thursday 9th.
More information at and to book visit

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Peter Young discusses sectarianism, finding post-prison role

18-05-2011 00:16

In a May 7, 2011 interview, animal liberationist Peter Young discusses sectarianism and finding a post-prison role, among other topics.

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March to save the NHS

17-05-2011 23:55

Following a call to "march for the NHS" around 1500 demonstrated on Tuesday 17th from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS. The NHS bill currently pushed through by the Government will ultimatelly allow neoliberal capitalist thinking and its belief in the markets to dictate the type of services the NHS will provide, causing irreparable damage to it.

See photos: 1 | 2 | 3

This is the second demonstration that has taken place in London in the last few months against the planned privatisation of the NHS. On the 9th of March a 'Day X for the NHS' saw over 500 people demonstrating from the Royal London Hospital to St Bartholomew's Hospital, the oldest hospital in the country [See photos here and here] On that evening, as the march was passing the City, unrepentant Deutsche Bank workers waved money from the windows whilst heckling the demosntarionss with 'get a job'. See photo.

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Belmullet Shell offices shut down by campaigners.

17-05-2011 22:36

In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project. Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.

We call on all shareholders to disinvest.

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On Riots, History, Journo Servilism And Royal Weddings

17-05-2011 21:48

Reflection on the latest major political events in the UK in a bid to get some perspective within a proper revolutionary context.

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Rainbow Flag flies over Nttm Castle on IDAHO Day

17-05-2011 20:55

Today is International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) 

The object is to make a statement to demand improvements for the quality of life for all LGBT people.

The Rainbow Flag flew from the pole at Nottingham Castle to celebrate the cultural diversity in Nottingham and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community.

Richard Townsley, Nottingham Pride's Chairman, said: "'IDAHO day is an international day against homophopia and Nottinghamshire Pride is delighted to be working with Nottingham City Council to promote this day. We are proud to be able to fly the rainbow flag which is the symbol of the LGBT community, over the city of Nottingham, from the Castle site." 

"This is the most prominent flag pole in the whole of Nottinghamshire, it can be seen by many thousands of people. I hope that they will enjoy seeing our rainbow flying over the city"

The flag was produced by David Gibson, a student aged 23, who is in his first year studying costume design at Nottingham Trent University.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Brian Grocock, attended the flag raising ceremony this morning said: "Flying the rainbow flag in Nottingham is a visible sign of our dedication to supporting and celebrating the LGBT community on this important day."

The City Council, Notts Fire and Rescue Service  and many collages and universities in the city had supported the day by flying the rainbow flag from prominent locations

...... on the other hand ...... NottS County Council has defended its decision NOT to fly the rainbow flag to celebrate IDAHO Day  ...

What a supprise!!!


Flying the Rainbow Flag - Nottingham City Council


Nottingham Pride




Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham.  UK



Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]


"It is not enough to curse the darkness.

                                   It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"



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Save the NHS demo ( photos part 1 )

17-05-2011 20:55

About 1500 people today ( 17 May '11 ) marched from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS.

Quite loud and nice demo, here are some photos, part 1 ( of 2 ):

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Save the NHS demo ( photos part 2 )

17-05-2011 20:55

About 1500 people today ( 17 May '11 ) marched from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS.

some more photos

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Simon Kirby Mp the Murder Of Katrina Taylor

17-05-2011 20:51

Katrina Taylor getting away with murder in Sussex Polices most notorious murder cover up how they have destroyed Mr David Joe Neilson’s life the main witness in the murder of Katrina Taylor. Plus the vast amount of other crimes he has uncovered.Simon Kirby mp its time for a Public Enquiry

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Antifascist direct action against the Railway Bell

17-05-2011 20:44

Report of paintbomb attack on the Railway Bell, Brighton. Fascist hangout...

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Pic: Save the NHS!

17-05-2011 19:55

No sell out of the NHS.

That's how it was.

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Simon Kirby MP for more help for Fibromyalgia ME/CFS suffers

17-05-2011 18:31

David Joe Neilson Human-rights Campaigner and Britains Top whilstleblower ask Simon Kirby mp for more help in Sussex for Fibromyalgia ME/CFS suffers

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Sisters of Resistance respond to OG Niki

17-05-2011 18:23

A group of Sisters of Resistance respond to OG Niki and reflect on the ways in which her music, and people's responses to it, arise at the intersection of racism and sexism in a "dehumanising capitalist" culture.

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Youth revolt spreads to Spain

17-05-2011 18:18

THE tide of youth revolt sweeping the Arab world has crossed the Mediterranean to southern Europe.

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Edinburgh City Council Advocates Violence Against Women

17-05-2011 17:55

The City of Edinburgh Council has this month rejected two applications submitted by groups requesting to hold events which raise awareness of Violence Against Women.

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Inaccessible website

17-05-2011 16:33

I was told that I could read hidden comments on the articles by putting ?c=all on the end of an address.

Unfortunately, I am quite visually impaired, so it is very difficult to read the text through the grey hash pattern that you have.

Is there anyway to make this more accessible with people with visual impairment difficulties?

Sorry for posting on here, I wasn't sure where to do this.
Thanks for your help