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Take the Flour Back defend Direct Action on Newsnight

18-05-2012 02:18

Jyoti of Take the Flour Back defends the role of direct action in defending farmers and our food system.... and cuts through all that GM 2.0 nonsense.

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Ant-G4S demo in solidarity with Palestinian hungar strikers

17-05-2012 23:38

G4S profiting from abuse the world over...

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Statement by Census refuser Deborah Glass Woodin

17-05-2012 20:09

Deborah's Census case was heard in Reading Magistrates Court on Monday 14 May. She was found guilty, fined and is minded not to pay the fine.

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Shrewsbury: Case against Census refuser dismissed

17-05-2012 18:38

The Crown's case against Judith Sambrook for refusing to complete the 2011 Census was formally dismissed at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court this morning. The CPS offered no evidence against Judith and she was therefore found not guilty. This is the first not guilty verdict we're aware of in relation to 2011 Census refusers. Two cases have been very recently dropped (discontinued) by the CPS, but others are continuing and only this week Deborah Glass Woodin of Oxford was found guilty of the same offence at Reading Magistrates Court.

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What Cuts? MOD Ploughs £5b into Atomic Weapons Establishment

17-05-2012 16:30

The Ministry of Defence has announced spending of £5 billion at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.

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Redditch Green Fair, Sat 2nd June

17-05-2012 15:42

The 7th annual, independent Redditch Green Fair is just over 2 weeks away!

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Kensal Rise library barricaded to keep council in!

17-05-2012 14:55

Yesterday morning the community at Kensal Rise library in Brent to blocked the front dooors of the library, preventing the council from removing the books. Around fifty local residents heard that Brent council planned to take the books away after they lost their legal battle earlier in the year, they amassed in solidarity at the entrance and formed a human barracade to keep the removers inside while the police arrived on the scene at midday.

The local campaign group Save Kensal Rise Library had offered to run the building as a community building for free but the council continues to enforce its agenda. The library itself was given to the community by Mark Twain over a 100 years ago and its campaign to not be cut in the current austerity purge has been supported by Alan Bennet, Jacqueline Wilson and other writers.

With a new labour leader now in charge of the council, after the local elections, the group calls for fresh talks hoping there will be a change of heart by the council and common sense prevail.



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(Mad) nuke store proposal on Romney Marsh,Kent

17-05-2012 13:20

A nuclear waste storage proposal has been suggested for Romney Marsh, Kent

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RIP Shell

17-05-2012 12:52

RIP Shell
The road to SHELL is paved with bad intentions....... BLOODY MONEY, Tar Sands, Rossport, Niger Delta

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ODA Meeting: Why So Scared To Have Your Statements

17-05-2012 10:55

On Tuesday night there was a meeting of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Lea Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and local residents at a small nursery on Riverside Close, Hackney to discuss the 'reinstatement works' for the marsh.

To attend the meeting, residents were told they must submit their names, addresses and contact details to the ODA. However after most people had already done so, the ODA then said people could attend the session without doing so (they still tried to take peoples names on entry).

Shortly after the drop-in session began, Caroline tried to record the meeting with a sound recorder. She was told that she needed to give her name and could not record the meeting. However, residents and Save Leyton Marsh group put up a united front and demanded that anything that was said on an individual basis should be said to the whole group and be a matter of public record.

The ODA did not know how to respond. They took ten minutes to liaise privately and decide whether to be recorded. In the end, they came back into the meeting and said there would be a statements from the ODA spokespeople until 7.30pm and then the meeting would resume for individual discussions. The meeting unanimously refused saying everything that was said should be said publicly and with accountability so there should be an open public meeting for the whole session. Some of the ODA refused to give their names until Barry Buitekant and Ian Rathbone challenged this; they said they were councillors acting for the public and anyone acting in this capacity should provide their names.

The LVRPA refused to answer any questions after it was agreed the meeting could be recorded. Residents were absolutely outraged. What does this body have to hide?

There was a lengthy discussion with Mark Sorrell, who claimed that the group has harrassed him, evidencing the postings on Facebook which had been added by Mark Walsh who had later identified himself as a PC and had added a series of fake aliases to the site in order to get information.

Residents were not satisfied with the inadequate answers given to a series of questions related to both reinstatement and to the way the facility gained planning permission and was constructed.

Full unedited sound recording of the meeting available here

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EDL planning meeting at LGBT bar in Bristol during Pride

17-05-2012 10:48

The homophobic racist EDL will be in town during Bristol Pride to spread their hate and bullshit

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Message from recentley released Antifascist Ravi Gill

17-05-2012 03:53

I just hope this can even show 1% for the love I feel for those who supportted me, I'll never forget you and love you always. NO PASARAN!

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Occupy Brookes demo confronts Vice Chancellor

16-05-2012 21:59

An unexpected opportunity for action took place today when people on a demo at Occupy Brookes spotted the University VC leaving the building and decided to confront her...

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Smash EDO Public Meeting: Down the Drones Thursday 17th

16-05-2012 21:03

Thursday the 17th, 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.

Public meeting with Chris Cole from Drone Wars UK.

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Smash EDO Summer of Resistance: Down the Drones

16-05-2012 20:48

Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012

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Mexico: Demand Grows for Release of Chiapas Schoolteacher

16-05-2012 20:17

May 15-22 “Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Alberto
Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López,”

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Peace-making without Mediators

16-05-2012 18:46

Palestinians have had enough and now saying enough is enough: Peace is a mirage, peace-making is a failure, peace process is a sham, peace mediators are a fake, and if all the parties involved can enjoy the luxury of “addiction” to the status quo, Palestinians cannot; their survival is at stake.

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Radio Kebele May Show

16-05-2012 14:55

this is a bristol indymedia story
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Radio action!


…well it wasn’t too late fortunately… heh. heh.

This Show. WHOOP.

Interview with Special guests- Ken and Boris discussing May day Action week, Bristol votes for mayor (snore), and ANARCHY (now you’re talkin’)

Interview with Emma from Rockin Bee Hive Collective in the US. She chats about the Bees and the rad art work they get up to.

Students from Montreal give their take on the student uprising in the Maple Spring


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Policing the Crisis Today - New pamphlet

16-05-2012 09:27

We had 'Pop sociology', well now we've got punk criminology! This could be an early contender for the pamphlet of the year award?

“Policing the Crisis Today”, 44 pages, printed in A5 and A4 sizes
Published by Cl@ss War Classix; Mayday 2012, £1, ISSN 2042-048X

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Occupy London - Finsbury Square

16-05-2012 09:23

Catch some rays
Photos from 15th May, Camp and action.