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London Olympics: a toxic legacy?

01-07-2007 12:33

Clounds of dust kicked up by machinary on site, Clays Lane Estate in background
What is to be the London Olympic Park is a heavily contaminated ex-industrial site. Works to clean up the site may pose health risks to Londoners.

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Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Presents Queen's Award - Evicted Family's Open Letter

30-06-2007 19:59

The Queen's Award for Enterprise
The Surrey based property developers, Crest Nicholson, acquired by Sir Tom Hunter’s Castle Bidco, with support from HBOS Bank Plc, have recently received the highly prestigious, Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Presented by Mrs. Sarah Goad JP, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, the Shalom Family - callously evicted from their own Home by Crest, have written an open letter, which is reproduced below.

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New Strain of Superbug Discovered

25-06-2007 16:19

A well known environmental campaigner in London is anxious to let everyone know about the dangers of a new strain of superbug that has just been discovered.

Nick St Clare of the Eco Tort theatre in Hackney sends the following message:

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Keep Your Blood Service Local

23-06-2007 21:27

The National Blood Service in the UK is ploughing ahead with a hotly disputed strategy of reconfiguration. Directors plan to close blood processing and testing labs at 10 local centres in favour of just 3 supercentres in Bristol, Manchester and Colindale (London). 100s of technical staff - about half the lab workforce - face redundancy.

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International Nestlé-Free Week resources

20-06-2007 16:39

The week of 2-8 July is International Nestlé-Free Week. Exposing and targeting aggressive baby food marketing by the worst of the baby food companies.

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Geiger Counter Shootout At the OK Corral

18-06-2007 11:16

Strykers fire uranium munitions
"I told General Lee on March 19 to stop lying to the [Hawaiian] Legislature. And, I told him I would get him and I did on April 21 in south Kona with those high radiation monitor readings from Pohakaloa. And it wasn't just me, the citizens who have supported and followed through are the real strength of all of this. The media has to deal with these global voices now because they are the 'shot heard round the world.'"

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Aberystwyth Activists Arrested at G8

12-06-2007 15:27

Three peace and justice activists from Aberystwyth were arrested during the G8 summit near Rostock in Germany, while taking part in a ‘Global Agricultural Day of Action’ on Sunday 3rd June at a local McDonalds.

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Colonialism is Bad for Your Health - This week: AIDS in Africa

09-06-2007 23:02

Host, Iyapo Ngina
University of California at Berkeley scientist contends that many AIDS cases in Africa are actually illnesses caused by severe poverty, malnutrition and poisonous environmental conditions faced by African people.

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Justice for Sandra and Mental Health

09-06-2007 18:39

A campaign by the family of Sandra Jean Allen who died, aged 61, in appalling conditions whilst detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 at the Highgate Mental Health Centre in North London

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'Liverpool Care Slaves' To Strike?

09-06-2007 18:27

Liverpool home care workers are considering strike action over a new 'zero hour' contract drawn up by the city council, which will cut their wages by up to 30%!

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New pre-recorded radio show: Friendship Radio ;

08-06-2007 15:55

A Chem-trail over Brighton in 2003:
To listwn to the recording visit the site where you can download it or use the device on site:

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Stop the Mast in Nether Edge

07-06-2007 21:48

A new campaign group of Nether Edge has been set up to oppose a new mobile phone base station on Union Road, Sheffield.

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NHS Database Opt out

06-06-2007 18:58

Opt out of another database.....the NHS Spine...

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Eastcroft Incinerator – "You can’t polish a turd”

06-06-2007 12:52

Waste Recycling Group (don't be fooled by the name) have retracted thier apeal against the decision to reject thier planning application to expand Eastcroft incinerator.

But the fight steps up as WRG confirm they are to re submit a new application, but thier are only cosmetic changes.

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Call for a Public Enquiry - Just sign and send!!!

05-06-2007 21:52

We have till 19th June to reverse the despicable decision of Liverpool City Council to destroy our wild Green Space, line the pockets of property speculators and expose us and workers to the risks of a toxic waste site. The letter below can be emailed to Please support our campaign!!!

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Two Families Fight Against Rare Diseases

05-06-2007 20:45

Two families nearly 800 miles apart have similar missions: to raise public awareness and support research into two rare medical conditions.

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As G8 gathers rich nation hypocrisy is exposed in attack on Philippines infants

05-06-2007 17:30

Rich nations will claim at the G8 meeting that they want to help developing nations. Yet when it comes to protecting the interest of their corporations they are prepared to overturn legislation to keep up profits, regardless of the impact on infant health. Plus action that can be taken to support the Philippines as it comes under pressure from the US and action to hold corporations to account.

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Aussies blockade cyanide train

03-06-2007 10:39

A handful of Australian activists claim victory in their blockade of a train carrying deadly cyanide

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Oxford's Pro Choice Group Launched

01-06-2007 21:15

A new group has been formed in Oxford to facilitate and promote a pro-choice presence in the city.

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launch of amazing Radical Healthcare Workers website

01-06-2007 11:13

amazing new radical healthcare worker website launched to support nurses,doctors & the general public