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Latest Policewatch videos

18-02-2009 11:42

On 16th February 2009 the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 comes into operation, which threatens to make it illegal to take a photo of a police officer, or to elicit information about them. So bang goes alerting people to cops spying on peaceful protestors, and bang, clunk go journalists investigating police corruption or malpractice. How? Fitwatch is launching a competition which will give a copy of the award-winning to the winner of each of three different categories: 1. Scary for the most shocking bit of police abuse recorded. Dixon of Dock Green it ain't! 2. Funny for the most piss-yourself classic copper moment. 3. Effective Did you make the police help you with your inquiries? - for the pictures which proved a case against the police or had most success in defending civil liberties (please tell us what it did).

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Bath Bomb #19 Out Now

16-02-2009 14:52

Bath's monthly radical newsheet makes it through another cold, hard month...

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reclaim love 2009

16-02-2009 04:38

'reclaim love' is an annual happening in piccadilly circus held on the saturday nearest valentine's day, and offering a conscious and non-corporate alternative to the commercialisation of valentine's day, putting the heart back into love.
saturday saw the biggest gathering yet in london

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Post Office campaign: 140 MPs now support EDM 428 ‘Royal Mail’

14-02-2009 12:52

We're pleased to inform you that 140 MPs have now signed up in support of EDM 428 which calls on the government to abandon plans to privatise Royal Mail and the Post Office. Please continue to lobby MPs who've not yet signed up. We must urgently get new MPs to sign up, in order to keep up the pressure on the government to think again its proposals for privatisation of post services.

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Milan COX18 Historical Social Centre has been re-occupied

14-02-2009 00:45

The COX18 social centre in Milan has been re-occupied tonight !

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"You are the Sumac" Skillshare programme announced!

13-02-2009 18:40

Poster - distribute this!
Saturday February 28th "You are the Sumac!" Skillshare @ the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, NG7 6HX

We have another day packed full of workshops and delicious food!

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Autonomous Space in Headingley

13-02-2009 17:32

12th till 15th of Feb
Workshops and community activity at a temporary autonomous zone. The space is open for everyone to get involved. This is a provisional list of activities but it is best to come down. Call 07708862651 for more info and location.

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spike eviction in progress - London

12-02-2009 10:03

the spike surplus scheme of 39b consort road, peckham, London is being evicted as we speak. bailiffs, cops, pcsos and "community wardens" are on site.

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illegal eviction of squat in Bath

11-02-2009 14:40

On Monday the 9th February, at 2.15pm, British Transport Police & Bath constabulary conspired to commit an illegal eviction of a new short-lived squat on the edge of Twerton, in Bath.

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Thursday 19th Feb - Rally for the right to play

11-02-2009 10:56

Next week's half term will see a plethora of activities for children, based in the Radford area - 2 days of creative workshops along the theme of reuse and recycle - followed by a Play parade, celebrating the re-development of Independent Street park and making noise about children’s right to play out safely. Information on volunteering opportunities in play will also be available.

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Why the Gaza blockade should end!

10-02-2009 01:53

Ever since Hamas was voted into power in Gaza as a protest vote against Fatah (the same reason why the MB won so many seats in the Egyptian parliamentary elections), and democracy in the Palestinian territories has suffered a major blow. The blow became a full on gushing head wound the moment Hamas started its coup, and kicked the Fatah people out, create what got immediately dubbed Hamastan. And ever since that day, the blockade went up and stayed up, and some of us, including me, cheered, thinking it was a fitting punishment for big bad Hamas, and that soon enough there would be a second election, I even hoped for an open revolt, where the Palestinian people would throw out Hamas from power on its fat Jihady ass. In the throngs of our self-righteous indignation and punishment, we forgot that Hamas, now that it is in power, was going to do what every islamist organization in power would do: Destroy the democratic institutions that brought them there, and clamp down to solidify their power big time. And that's what they did.

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Victory to student in Rochester after show of solidarity with Gaza

09-02-2009 22:35

Students at the University of Rochester (UR) and their supporters from the community occupied a campus building February 6 in solidarity with the victims of Israel's siege of Gaza--and in a matter of half a day declared victory after winning important concessions from the administration.

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US congresswoman says to squat in foreclosed houses

09-02-2009 00:06

After an $850 billion bailout for Wall Street and another $25 billion for the auto industry, struggling homeowners still await large-scale government assistance. The Obama administration says it’s working out the details of its plan to stem foreclosures. In the absence of government action so far, some are taking action on the local level. In Michigan, Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans announced Monday he won’t enforce sales of foreclosed homes.

And in Ohio, Rep. Marcy Kaptur is encouraging homeowners facing foreclosures to stay in their homes. Meanwhile, the government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae has agreed to restructure mortgages after a campaign led by one of its biggest critics, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.

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ELF website hacked?

08-02-2009 22:58

Has the website of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) been hacked with Viagra ads?

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National Squat Meetup. 14/15 March. Bristol Area

06-02-2009 18:23

national squat meetup
NATIONAL SQUAT MEET 2009 to be held in the Bristol Area, in March. Come get involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Climate Camp hits the City of London on April Fools Day!

06-02-2009 17:09

Climate Camp hits the City of London on April Fools Day, the eve of the G20 leaders' London Summit. Join us!

Climate camp 2009 /// Stopping carbon markets /// Because nature doesn't do bailouts.

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Dissident Island Radio tonight - The Arty Special

06-02-2009 16:27

Stik Man // The Treatment Rooms // Subvertising // DA! Art Collective

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Photography Exhibition on Abandoned Spaces

06-02-2009 14:31

'Waiting Room' Photography Exhibition. Response to multi-million pound regeneration projects. Check out the taster pictures.

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Roads blocked by giant snowballs

06-02-2009 11:43

Gritting teams in the Black Country were called away from the main routes to clear road blocks made out of giant snowballs by pranksters.