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Smash EDO Press Release- arms trade protest case- Verdict expected this Thursday

22-08-2012 13:16

Smash EDO Press Release,. Wed 22 August 2012, Contact: Andrew Beckett or Sam Hayward - 0752655743



R-v-Nero and Pidwell

VENUE: Brighton Magistrates Court
Edward Street, Brighton
TIME: 10:am
DATE: 23 August 2012

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take back london oct 20

22-08-2012 12:34

time to fight

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Free Hassan Safadi & Samer al-Barq - protest outside Israeli Embassy

21-08-2012 19:11

Outside the Israeli Embassy - 'Free All Palestinian Political Prisoners'
The newly formed Palestinian prisoners campaign group protested outside the Israeli Embassy on Saturday 18th August 2012 demanding the immediate release of Palestinian hunger strikers Hassan Safadi and Samer al-Barq.

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radioKEBELE needs you!

21-08-2012 14:55


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Worldwide Declaration in support of the Zapatistas

21-08-2012 14:11

Please sign the Worldwide Declaration in Support of Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and FranciscoSántiz López.

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WikiLeaks cable: Gaddafi funded, trained CPP-NPA rebels

21-08-2012 13:28

MANILA, Philippines - Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi was a key financier of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its military wing, the New People's Army (NPA), according to a US Secretary of State secret cable published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

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From Peru: Letter Of Solidarity From Hugo Blanco

21-08-2012 13:27

“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas:
Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and
Francisco Sántiz López”

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Sat 25 Aug: Free Manning! Stand for Assange! Two Vigils - London

21-08-2012 12:05

previous solidarity event at the US Embassy
Veterans for Peace UK have called a vigil for Bradley Manning on Saturday 25 August at the US Embassy in London that will then continue to join the ongoing vigil for Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

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The Missing Option to Defuse Iran Threat

21-08-2012 11:58

Giving priority to making peace with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian people on the land – for – peace basis would disarm Iran of its Arab, Palestinian credentials and create a new regional environment that would in turn render any Arab alliance with Iran unnecessary

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Bahrain: Shouting in the dark

21-08-2012 11:03

Reminding the world of the oppression in Bahrain

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Anti-Workfare Superdrug Picket

20-08-2012 20:55

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Moors' Law is Murder for Motorists

20-08-2012 19:31

Moors' Law for Oil and China's Cars
Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquense U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society.

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URGENT: Imprisoned refugees on hunger strike in Coquelles detention center

20-08-2012 16:56

15 people began a hunger strike today in the Coquelles detention center. Their demands are as follows:

- Fair treatment by PAF prison officers
- An end to racist and religious insults by PAF prison officers
- Access to medical treatment

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Stand up for staffies!

20-08-2012 16:55

Raising public awareness of the suffering of dogs in our society - the plight of the staffie, the failings of 'BSL - breed specific legislation', greyhound racing, dog fighting, puppy farms and the use of dogs in vivisection.


This weekend just passed Derby Animal Rights did a street stall in Derby City Centre raising awareness about some of the issues surrounding dogs.

There were several campaigners on St. Peter's Street from 11am until 5pm, highlighting in particular the plight of the staffie and also the dog breeds subjected to BSL - 'breed specific legislation'. This legislation punishes breeds of dogs without looking at the root of the problem, which is irresponsible owners training 'status' dogs to be aggressive and giving breeds undeservedly bad reputations.

More than 7,000 unwanted dogs were put to sleep by local authorities in the UK last year, but the actual number of dogs put to sleep is estimated to be tens of thousands higher as there are shelters that don't have "no kill" policies. A high percentage of those that die are staffie types, as this breed in particular is being overbred and then abandoned, and due to its bad reputation the dogs struggle to find new loving homes.

One of the main messages of the day was to please adopt from a rescue centre, don't buy or breed.  Also, people should think about choosing a staffie as there are so many in need of homes that would make lovely pets. The campaigners were also collecting money on the day for local dog rescue 'Just for Dogs' in Brailsford, who have a no-kill policy and do do some great work,

Lots of members of the public came over to the stall throughout the day and the petition to DEFRA asking for them to repeal BSL was filled in every available inch of space. There was massive public support for the staffie on the day and many people were very enamoured with the gentle rescue staffie girl campaigners had with them, who was saved from being put to sleep this Christmas just gone.

Other important dog-related issues on the day included raising awareness of the cruelities behind the greyhound racing industry, which results in the death of tens of thousands of innocent dogs a year, and the use of dogs in vivisection when there are numerous alternatives to animal testing that would be safer for human medicine and save so many animals from short lives of torture and misery.

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SHAC-target Nalco

20-08-2012 14:39

Nalco are a current customer and vocal supporter of HLS' cruel methods of animal torture and scientific fraud. It's the perfect time to pile on the pressure and get them to ditch HLS!

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Israeli Apartheid Profiteer Sodastream opens new store in Brighton

20-08-2012 10:36

Sodastream, a carbonated beverage manufacturer is based in the Mishor Adumim settlement industrial zone. Mishor Adumim is an industrial are attached to the residential settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, East of Jerusalem in the Israeli occupied West Bank.

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Rachel Corrie's family call for action against Caterpillar ahead of verdict in civil court case

20-08-2012 10:03

The family of a woman who was crushed to death by a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer in 2003 have called for divestment from companies complicit in Israels occupation. The family have asked supporters in the US to pressure investment firm TIAA-CREF to divest from Caterpillar and other companies.

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Sun 19 Aug: Julian Assange addresses his supporters from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

20-08-2012 06:37

Julian Assange appears on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy

Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for Julian's first public appearance since taking refuge there and seeking asylum in Ecuador exactly two months ago. Ecuador announced its decision to grant asylum on Thursday, but the British government is petulantly refusing to do what even the most repressive government would do in similar circumstances, namely grant Julian safe passage out of the country.

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Kingsley Burrell March for Justice, Sat 18th

19-08-2012 23:36

On Saturday 200 people attended a second protest in memory of Kingsley Burrell who died in Police Custody in March 2011.

A year after the death of Kingsley Burrell no one has been charged and his body has still not been released to his grieving family for burial and a full inquest has yet to be held.

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Disabled Mum "too independent" claims Motability

19-08-2012 22:55

mcle and a severely disabled single mum from leeds is facing losing her children, job and even her home after government agency motability told her that the heavily adapted vehicle she relies on to get out and about makes her "too independent". kirsten battle, 38 who uses a specialist electric wheelchair qualified as the first disabled youth worker in yorkshire in 2009 has qualified for the scheme, the only one of its type in the uk, for over 20 years and was happily driving the van until this year when without warning the organisation, which is funded by disabled people who exchange their benefits for a vehicle on contract hire, suddenly wrote to her informing her that she would lose the vehicle. the organisation refuses to provide any evidence as to why this is the case. despite being asked to do so by her solicitor.

kirsten, who is recovering from major surgery, needs the vehicle to go anywhere due to the fact that she lives in a remote location which has no accessible "public" transport and no shops or services and, despite having grown up in the area is constantly abused by locals, attacks which have also been aimed at her car and home, causing major damage. these have been reported to the police and to leeds city council, both of whom have told her that "discriminative or hate orientated crime towards disabled people is perfectly legal under current legislation".

leeds city council have also told the mum of a 16 and 12 year old that the children will be taken into care if she loses the vehicle on the grounds that she would have no way to get them to school.

motability refused to comment.




disabled mum faces losing kids due to discrimination by government agency