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3 Oct: Film screening of 'The Island President' in Rhos, Wrexham

29-09-2012 16:32

Showing at the Stiwt, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham
Wednesday 3 October.
10am for schools (but may admit public - call to check)
7pm public screening
Adults £2, children free.

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Direct action against EDL coach company

29-09-2012 16:16

Last night we took action against G H Watts coach company at their depot on Foxholes Road, Braunstone, Leicester. Their gates were D locked shut in a number of places and their locks were glued. We did this because G H Watts have consistently supported the EDL over the past few years (1).

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Report from 27 Sep Veterans for Peace Drones protest at General Atomics

29-09-2012 16:15

Report from Veterans for Peace UK on last Thursday's Drones protest at General Atomics in London. A protest was held the same day by US Veterans for Peace at General Atomics, San Diego.

Background info:

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Oxford Indymedia Film Nights back with "Gasland"

29-09-2012 15:33

Join us on Sunday 7th October for our first film of the new autumn/winter season: Gasland...

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Sussex police Liaison Officers, Explain Unannounced Visits

29-09-2012 14:35

After facing accusations of Sussex Police 'Protest Liaison Officers' being used for Intelligence gathering by Police watch dogs on twitter, I went to Sussex Police & got their side of the story direct from them.

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Bristol Indymedia Presents: The Island President

29-09-2012 12:55

The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.
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Cube Microplex, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD

(Mon 1 Oct / 8pm / £4/3 but no one refused entry for lack of funds)

The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.

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October 13th Brighton: Squat the Lot!

29-09-2012 11:52

In two weeks time, on October 13th, Squatters from across the country will mobilise for a mass direct action to oppose the squatban, in Brighton, UK.

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Census resistance update: including court dates

29-09-2012 11:48

18 months after the 2011 Census, court cases are dragging on against a tiny proportion of those who resisted the Census on anti-war and privacy grounds, mainly but not entirely because of Census data processing contracts with Lockheed Martin (England and Wales) and CACI (Scotland). For background and other reports on this, see the Indymedia census topic, Count Me Out and Ethical Census.

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#29S London Solidarity Spanish Embassy 6pm

29-09-2012 10:55

Gather with us around the Spanish Embassy (SW1X 8SB) at 6pm to show solidartiy to the people surrounding the Congress in Madrid.

As the protests spread to other countries and cities, join us in london

ALSO Portugal Solidarity #29s 

3pm: 3, Portland Place W1B 1HR

In Front of the Portuguese Consulate in London: Protest Against Portuguese Government + European Troika's Totally Insane "Austerity Measures" :: In Solidarity With the Portuguese People & Other Southern European Peoples And Their Senseless Suffering Being Caused by the Implementation of Ultra-Liberal Policies and Ultra-Liberal Ideological Experiments

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New fund supporting systemic change and social justice

28-09-2012 17:55

Edge Fund supports communities, campaign groups and activists organising for social, economic and environmental justice and is run by a membership of donors, activist and communities facing injustice.

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War declared on badgers by DEFRA in Gloucestershire, action points/wish list

28-09-2012 15:34

We are very busy at the moment making plans against the imminent cull. We thought that it might be helpful to activists to make the following points re sustainability and welfare in the field.

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Heygate Cinema Celebrates Opening Night

28-09-2012 14:55

Around 50 people attended the opening night of the Heygate cinema last Saturday. The event was hosted by the (provisional) Heygate Residents Association which screened the film ‘Doreen’ made by film-makers David Reeve & Patrick Steel. In the film, Doreen Gee - former Chair of the Tenants & Residents Association - reminisces about the culture of the estate and what went wrong with the regeneration.


Heygate Estate background info | Better Elephant | Campaign for a sustainable community at  the E&C | Southwark Notes


The evening was curated by Jerry Flynn, former estate resident and local campaigner. Doreen and both of the film-makers attended the event, which was followed by an animated discussion around the regeneration and wider housing issues. The audience included a number of former Heygate residents and residents from the neighbouring Aylesbury estate, who were treated to a bowl of hot soup and refreshments following the lively discussion.

The film was accompanied by a number of newsclips about the estate (see below) and an excerpt from the film-makers’ new feature-length documentary about the regeneration of the estate (Larry & Janet):

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Badger Cull Campaigners to Target Conservative Party Conference

28-09-2012 14:46

For immediate release: 28/9/2012

Badger Cull Campaigners to Target Conservative Party Conference

Photo opportunity: Anti badger cull protest outside the conservative party conference, Sunday 7th October at 12 noon, Outside the International Convention Centre, Birmingham

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SchNEWS: Badgers - a black and white issue

28-09-2012 14:13

Badger activists may have already set back the date of the first pilot cull in Gloucestershire. The first licence was issued here but the company entrusted with carrying out the cull may simply not have enough farmers on board to carry out the killing. Meanwhile in Somerset the licence hasn't even been issued.

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Chic fashion wear for Catalans (& anarchists!)

28-09-2012 10:26

An observation of Catalan Fashion gear to show ones true anarchist colours!

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Mexico: Responsibility claim for armed attack FAI

28-09-2012 08:16

Mexico: Responsibility claim for armed attack on a municipal police patrol car in the municipality of Valle de Chalco in EdoMex

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SchNEWs: Haigh Stacked

28-09-2012 07:44

The first squatter to be sentenced under the new squatting law has been imprisoned for twelve weeks after being arrested in a long-term empty flat in Islington, London on 2nd September.

21-year-old Alex Haigh had been living in the property for a couple of months before the law came into force, along with other squat-mates – two of whom are now facing the strong arm of law too. One received a fine while the other is awaiting sentence and a possible jail term. A long way from media caricatures of long-haired posh drop outs - Alex is an apprentice bricklayer from Plymouth and had moved to London looking for work

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Oppose Galloway

28-09-2012 00:55