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EDL & Tower Hamlets

31-08-2011 13:55

EDL trying to save face at Tower Hamlets! Read all abaht it!

EDL: Putting The Ham Into Tower Hamlets!

‘We're coming down the road, we're coming down the road' ... and straight into the nearest  carpark! Thankfully, Tower Hamlets has some excellent parking facilities for the English Defence League to defend this weekend if they turn up like they are saying they will following the blanket ban on marches in London. The car parks can be found on this website:

now read on ...

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Western Saharah and the Arab Spring

31-08-2011 12:40

With the Arab Spring is reshaping the political landscape of the region is now the time for the UN Security Council fulfil its obligation to enforce international law in Western Sahara and resolve the ongoing 36-year conflict there?

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"Celebrating Public Services" - March & Rally, September 3rd

31-08-2011 11:55

Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Alliance (BADACA) encourages you to support the 'Celebrating Public Services' march and rally in Southmead on Saturday September 3rd. This event, organised by Unite, Unison & GMB, is aimed at ensuring that Bristol City Council's cuts in general and those to social care in particular are a key factor in voters' minds at the council by-election in the ward on September 8th

Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Alliance (BADACA) encourages you to support the 'Celebrating Public Services' march and rally in Southmead on Saturday September 3rd. This event, organised by Unite, Unison & GMB, is aimed at ensuring that Bristol City Council's cuts in general and those to social care in particular are a key factor in voters' minds at the council by-election in the ward on September 8th.

As well as being an opportunity to highlight the cuts to social care in the city it is also important in building the general anti-cuts campaign in the city. BADACA has published the details of the cuts in grants to voluntary organisations providing support to the elderly, vulnerable and their carers across the city, together with the names of care homes and day centres threatened by Councillor Jon Rogers' plans for closure and privatisation. Those voluntary organisations who 'escaped' the main cuts are having a 6% cut in their grant from November 1st. This information can be viewed on our website here. These cuts are taking place at the same time as the privatisation of the council's home care services. These cuts will have an impact across the city & several of the services threatened are in the Southmead area. We look forward to seeing your members in Southmead on 3rd September. If you have a banner please bring it along. Bring friends/colleagues/neighbours. Let's make this a day the LibDems on Bristol City Council can't ignore.

Date - Saturday 3rd September; Time 12.30pm;Assembly At: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY. Map here
Rally At: Glencoyne Square at 2pm Map here

Full details can be found on the BADACA website here. Please make every effort to come along and encourage others to do the same. For more information email

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An anarchist perspective on the riots

31-08-2011 11:55

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The rising tide of islamophobia in France.

30-08-2011 23:27

The neo fascist Front National party in France is riding a wave of anti-immigrant and anti-muslim sentiment in France as the latest manifestation of this shows.

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English Defence League still coming to Tower Hamlets

30-08-2011 22:45

Despite headlines to the contrary the EDL will still be coming to East London this weekend. We must be there to stop them.

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NATO-Rebels: Carnage And Abuses

30-08-2011 22:17

NATO-Rebels - Libya
Images Emerging From Tripoli Show Carnage And Abuses By NATO Rebels ....... The photographs emerging from Tripoli after the Al-Qaida terrorists invaded with the support of NATO air strikes and bombing the way clear for them, show a carnage with an estimated more than 30,000 dead and mounting. NATO must immediately heed African Union demands and withdraw.

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The fox cub hunting and sabbing begins

30-08-2011 21:25

Fox hunters begin to train their young hounds to kill by hunting fox cubs

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Expect More DDoS Attacks

30-08-2011 17:01

warning and analyse by capitalist press of more internet sabotage.

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Ethnic cleansing and genocide of indigenous tribes continuing apace

30-08-2011 16:56

While the Brazil government makes as if it is protecting the human rights indigenous peoples of the Amazon, for loggers and mining companies it's business as usual.

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Sponsored by Archway Care Teenager is told to expect lengthy sentence over invol

30-08-2011 16:53

Tuesday 30 August 2011 09:58

A TEENAGE boy has been told by magistrates to expect a substantial custodial sentence after pleading guilty to a range of offences during a night of disorder.

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UK Activists at German Coal Blockade

30-08-2011 16:27

Since 10.30 this morning a group of over 50 activists have been blockading a coal transport railway in the Cologne area. The action takes place at the same time as the nearby international Climate Camp, protesting the open-cast mining of brown coal (

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Another bent copper

30-08-2011 15:55

Another bent Notts copper found guilty of assault, after he'd already been booted out for a separate assault. Former PC Tim Allatt threw his victim against a wall and then dragged him face down and kicked him in the chest before arresting him. Allatt was kicked out of the force for using unreasonable force in a previous arrest. Evidence in the trial included video of the victim at Bridewell police station crying out in pain and saying "I can't breathe".

This cop scum is not just a bad apple. It is exactly his sort that want to join the force in the first place.

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Atos Macht Frei

30-08-2011 14:55

The post which led to IT company Atos using legal threats to close down the Carer Watch forums is reproduced below. Libellous?

The offending piece was not written by a Carer Watch forum member, but was a repost with a clear link to the site on which it originally appeared. Please republish.

Atos Origin, the poverty pimps currently pocketing hundreds of millions harassing people who are claiming sickness or disability benefits have teamed up with manufacturers of the holocaust’s gas chambers Siemens.

Siemens will contribute its Siemens IT Solutions & Services for €850-million to Atos Origin and become a shareholder of Atos Origin with a 15% stake.

Siemens are most famous for their use of slave labour during the holocaust. Prisoners were utilised by Siemens to build the gas chambers in which they would eventually be murdered. Siemens ran factories at Ravensbrück and in the Auschwitz subcamp of Bobrek, whilst the company supplied electrical parts to other concentration camps.

Atos Origin should fit right in with these former eugenicists as they carry out there state funded program to strip both benefits and dignity from those in society deemed to be unproductive.

Some have criticised the use of nazi imagery by some disability and claimants activists recently. However the parallels between the current Government’s attitude to disability and the early days of the Nazi regime in 1930s Germany are increasingly hard to ignore. The above poster is directly based on Nazi propaganda at the time which attempted to use fears about the economy to stigmatise disabled people (the original poster can be viewed here along with many other examples).

The present day smear campaign against those with disabilities or illness is relentless. The right wing press spew out daily lies about benefit fraud and scroungers whilst Disability Minister Maria Miller has claimed the cost of disability benefits (and therefore presumably disabled people) is ‘unsustainable’.

As early as 1933 the Nazis passed a law passed ordering enforced sterilisation of the disabled and long term sick, something that today might be seen as many Daily Mail columnist’s greatest fantasy. Later came the infamous Aktion T4 euthanasia programme when hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities were murdered. The medical profession notoriously facilitated many of these deaths.

Atos Origin are currently recruiting healthcare workers and doctors across the UK. Plans to retest everyone on sickness benefits and apply similar tests to those currently claiming Disability Living Allowance will require a lot of doctors. GPs, consultants or other experts with an in depth knowledge of their patient’s condition will be ignored however. These health professionals are not trusted to make a decision on their patients ability to work (yet strangely are going to be trusted to control the NHS budget). Only Atos doctors, nurses and other unspecified ‘healthcare’ workers are involved in the decision, which is based on a short test and interview. With huge numbers of those denied benefits having them re-instated on appeal it appears that in a ‘target driven environment’ Atos doctors simply work to rule, regardless of the long cherished medical idiom of ‘first do no harm’.

Disability message boards and blogs have been inundated with people threatening suicide due to these plans. It is impossible to know how many suicides have happened already as a result of Atos Origin’s medical tests. Enforced euthanasia may not be the intention of this government’s policies, but in many cases it is likely to be the result.

In Nazi Germany the disabled and sick were seen as surplus to the task of building a mighty Reich. In Cameron’s Britain the disabled and sick are seen as surplus to the task of ‘bringing down the deficit’. What counted in Hitler’s day was whether you were a good soldier, industrialist, scientist or labourer. Under Fascism people were judged purely on their ability to contribute to the goal of German imperialism and genocidal savagery. Under capitalatism we are judged purely on our ability to create wealth for those at the top. If you ain’t making the rich money, then they couldn’t care whether you live or die. Nazism it ain’t, we’re a long way from that. But if it takes being a little bit nazi to continue to line the pockets of the filthy rich, well then it takes being a little bit of nazi. Now fuck off and get back to work.

The original post can be found here.

Please republish!

The Carer Watch forums are now fully restored with the offending post removed.

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Urgent 5weeks to go on squat consultation next squatters meets

30-08-2011 13:45

Squatters housing action group meeting this weds 31st aug 6-8pm at passing clouds1 Richmond rd hackney e8 4aa. 5weeks left of govt consultation to criminalise squatting,rights to protest.
Next sun 4th sept

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EGYPT: Update: Imprisoned pacifist blogger on hunger and thirst strike

30-08-2011 13:18

Maikel Nabil Sanad, the imprisoned pacifist blogger and conscientious objector sentenced to three years' imprisonment for "insulting the military" on 10 April 2011 (see co-alert, 11 April 2011), began a hunger strike in protest against his continued imprisonment on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 (see co-alert, 24 August 2011). He was moved to solitary confinement on 25 August 2011, but the prison authorities refuse to transfer him to the prison hospital (see co-alert, 25 August 2011). Since today, 30 August, he is also refusing to drink, therefore escalating the hunger strike to a hunger and thirst strike.

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Trouble at Wrexham NGO. What next - Reform or Revolution?

30-08-2011 08:45

AVOW logo
Any 'charitable' organisation that uses a hierarchical business model where almost all its power is concentrated in the hands of one high-handed officer is going to be problematic for workers. When that officer gathers around him a group of weak and compliant Trustees who are unwilling or unable to challenge him on any matter, he can do what he likes, complaints can be ignored and workers can be dispatched at whim. But when the misconduct of both officers and Trustees is exposed, what happens next?

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The ongoing bombing and shelling of Kurdistan region

29-08-2011 23:10

kurdistan region under shelling
The ongoing bombing and shelling of Kurdistan region by Iran and Turkey army causes environmental disaster as well as killing innocent people .