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British Veterans Gather at US Embassy to Demand Release of Bradley Manning

13-12-2011 09:35

On Tuesday December 13th at 1400hrs, Michael Lyons and British veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will gather at the U.S. Embassy in London to demand the immediate release of Bradley Manning and recognition that exposing war crimes is not a crime

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Are Western Israeli/NATO special forces already attacking Iran?

13-12-2011 01:40

BCfm’s weekly politics show
At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

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Bah Humbug! Atos Cancel Christmas Fri. 16th Dec. 13.30 Glasgow

12-12-2011 23:11

Bah Humbug! Atos Cancel Christmas

Anti-Atos Leafleting plus giving claimants advice on appeals and what to do during benefits medical assessments.

Friday, 16 December 2011.

13:30 until 14:30.

Atos Medical Assessment Centre, Corunna House, 29 Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 7AB.

Contact us if you want to take part in anti-capitalist carol singing.

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Omar Ibrahim March 26th Anti-Cuts Prisoner New Blog Posts

12-12-2011 22:55

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Police faked evidence and used dum-dum bullets to kill Mark Duggan

12-12-2011 22:39

Soon after Met Police PC Simon Harwood beat Ian Tomlinson to death at the G20 protest, the IPCC lied to the world, pretending that no CCTV cameras had overlooked the scene of Tomlinson's murder. Now the Met and IPCC are lying about the murder of Mark Duggan. A particularly grotesque aspect of Mark Duggan's murder is that police shot Duggan with dum-dum bullets, as used by far-right serial killer Anders Breivik. Dum-dum bullets are banned by The Hague Convention, with soldiers who use dum-dum bullets being tried as WAR CRIMINALS...

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Occupy Notts Camp sticks it out starting week 9

12-12-2011 20:55


12 December 2011

Occupy camp now just finished its 8th week since setting up in the Market Square, Nottingham. 



A variable week with some ups .... and downs. It's been a bit rainy and windy.

A new structure has been started to try and keep the campers more comfortable and to defend against some of the predicted extreme weather on the way.  Much heaving, bending and hammering, but it's nearly there. 

Between one of the storms, cosmic to see a double rainbow over the camp.  [well more accuratly titled: "Rainbow over Primark"].  

Helen the Hat, an Occupy London regular supporter came by with her laptop. A Livestream connection was made to the London Camp and people had an interview exchange, swopping experiances and stories.

On Saturday, there were a much higher number of drunks in the area, and those shouting abuse. One chap with his mate damaged a couple of tent and then I'm told assaulted a couple of the campers, again. [Alegidly, he's done this twice before]. Being restrained, his mates said let him go and he wouldn't do it again! Police were called and he was taken away.

Winter [bloody] Wonderland next to the camp continuing to bang out the usual oh so jolly xmas numbers.  I still say that this is a sound weapon to drive all insane.  [A bit like the US Marines playing VERY load rock music to General Manuel Noriega in his compound during the United States Invasion of Panama ..... well perhaps not quite that extreme].

Loads of rain, windy and getting cold at night now, so I think those holding out against the elements for these issues, need to be congratulated for their commitments and deserve help and support from us.

Please drop by and offer your time, help, donations of food, bedding, waterproofing, warm clothing ...... oh, a bit of love.


Loads of earlier postings ...... but, here are the main features

Nottingham is occupied [Feature]


Nottingham Occupation Continues [2nd Feature]


Occupy Notttingham: Moved but still in occupation [3rd Feature]


Occupy Notttingham: Still there [4th Feature]


Nottingham Occupy Nottingham: No plans for eviction. Yet. [5th Feature]


and ......

Characters I've met during Cuts & Occupy Campaigns




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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Omar Ibrahim March 26th Anti-Cuts Prisoner New Blog Posts

12-12-2011 20:13

Omar Ibrahim March 26th Anti-Cuts Prisoner Blog

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Israel uses British JCB machines to demolish Palestinian property

12-12-2011 19:48

Video screenshot JCB machine demolishing Palestinian property in Umm Fagarah
UN body CESCR calls on Israel to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes. Israeli occupation forces used machines from British manufacturer JCB in Umm Fagarah on 24 November and in Bir el-Eid in the South Hebron Hills on 20 June.

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Phone Blockade of Constant and Co

12-12-2011 19:23

A phone, and fax blockade of the offices of notorious Balliff company Constant & Co. aimed at disrupting their activities in facilitating homelessness and state sponsered racism.

01234 340091 (Bedford)
01908 374374 (Bletchley)

If you want to also be inventive the fax numbers are:
01234 301299
01908 374374

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Leicester Drones Demo

12-12-2011 18:43

Demo on Thursday at 64 Scudamore Road, Leicester outside the Thales factory which makes Watchkeeper drones in partnership with Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit.

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Bradley Manning Flyers for download and printing

12-12-2011 17:37

Flyers for Saturday's International Day of Solidarity with Bradley Manning.
Hand some out wherever you are.

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Last Smash EDO demo of the year is this Wednesday...

12-12-2011 17:00

Wednesday 15th November is the last noise demo of 2011 against arms manufacturers EDO MBM/ITT

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Campaigners take action against criminal landlords

12-12-2011 16:55

Community activists in Edinburgh have launched a campaign today to lobby the City of Edinburgh Council for the effective enforcement of legislation against criminal landlords.

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EDL member arrested for Birmingham central Mosque Bomb threat

12-12-2011 16:33

EDL member Ross Gilbert also calling himself “Ross William Michael English” has been arrested after leaving a message on his Facebook page claiming to have planted a bomb in Birmingham Central Mosque.

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Palestine Today 12 12 2011

12-12-2011 16:04

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday December 12, 2011.

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Pentonville Prison Solidarity Vigils&Letters for Anti-War Resister Martin Newell

12-12-2011 09:54

Fr. Martin Newell of the London Catholic Worker has been jailed in HMP Pentonville for anti-war resistance at Northwood Headquarters.

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Climate Down in Durban

12-12-2011 09:45

Spineless politicians have sold out our grand kids future at Durban. Hear Prufal Badwai, Indian analyst on why failure was a better option than the window-dressing we got at the UN COP17 Climate conference. A few clips of new James Hansen at the AGU 2011 in San Francisco. Good call on Durban empty promises by Janet Redman of Institute for Policy Studies. Ends with more carbon science interview with Dr. Michael Raupach, CISRO Australia (the national science agency) re increases in emissions and the path we're on. Radio Ecoshock 111214

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Occupy activists aim to close US ports today

12-12-2011 07:31

A BID to block the West Coast ports of the USA is being launched by Occupy activists on Monday December 12.

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'Clifton Brides' attacked in Bristol

12-12-2011 02:55