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Defend the Right to Prostest - EDO 8 Arrests Update

03-06-2005 12:29

8 people were arrested as police displayed vicious brutality at the first demo since the waterdown injuction was passed ouside the EDO arms factory in Brighton. EDO produces bomb releases mechanisms for fighter jets used to bomb Iraq.

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Battle of the Beanfield - 20 Years on :: SchNews500

03-06-2005 10:22

June 1st was the 20th anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield, a notoriously brutal one-sided confrontation between 450 unarmed travellers - including many women and children - and a quasi-military police force of over 1,300 police and MoD.

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03-06-2005 00:05

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

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Bristol - Grr8 picnic/funday - 4 June

02-06-2005 16:21

Flyer front
Roll up, roll up…it’s your only non-corporate, non-state funded, non-consumerist, environmentally-friendly (no generators, no sound systems – just the sound of you!), DIY indy mini-festie in Bristol this spring…this Saturday, 4 June, 12 noon, on reclaimed College Green, central Bristol. So do your sun-dance now!

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Censorship in High Security Prisons

02-06-2005 14:41

Prisoners in high security prisons are being stopped from receiving the newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!.

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Battle of the Beanfield 20th anniversary - Events

02-06-2005 14:39

Wednesday June 1st 2005 was the 20th anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield. For those who are unaware of this dark day for British justice and civil liberties, the Battle of the Beanfield took place after a convoy of 140 travellers’ vehicles, containing around 450 men

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G8 protests not banned?

02-06-2005 09:44

Articles from recent Sheffield's Star newspaper say that protests will not be banned outside a security cordon for the G8 summit from 15th - 17th June.

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01-06-2005 19:15

The 51st hearing in the trial against 25 demonstrators charged with looting and ransacking during the Genoa Group of Eight Summit in July 2001 made slow progress. Serious doubt was cast on the prosecution's identification process, while various prosecution witnesses were absent.

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01-06-2005 17:02

This sure recalls to mind some saying about a "goose" and a "gander", or something like that. And it isn't even a real crucifix, but only one REPRESENTED in a PAINTING.

NOW will that idiot in the White House prosecute the scum who ordered the Holy Qur'an to be dumped in the toilet?

Of course not, inasmuch as this would mean that Bush himself would be the chief subject of prosecution.

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Blair makes ID card bill "virility test"

01-06-2005 13:01

Of all the dozens of Bills announced for the coming session, the Government has made it clear that the Identity Cards Bill will be the flagship. It is the most "modernizing", the one that is Blair's most personal project. We can beat Blair on this.

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Gay Turk jailed and beaten

01-06-2005 08:53

URGENT ACTION – Email Turkish Prime Minister.
War Resisters' International fears for the safety of imprisoned Turkish conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan, presently awaiting trial in the Military Prison at Sivas.

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The publication of the photographs of Saddam Hussein

01-06-2005 04:02

The publication of the photographs of Saddam Hussein by the Sun is not only a flagrant violation of the 3th Geneva Convention, it also violates the human right on dignity of every prisoner of war, regardless of the crime

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Taunting Police

31-05-2005 19:26

The legislative process is shepherded by the cops. Propose laws police don't like and go to prison. America is not the home of the free and the brave.

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Violent Arrests at EDO Big Demo, Brighton !!! Phone the cops now!

31-05-2005 19:02

At least 7 people were violently arrested at the Big demo at arms dealers EDO MBM in Brighton today. PHONE CHIEF INSPECTOR KERRY COX on 0845 6070999 to protest the brutal arrests of at least 7 antiwar/civil rights activists!

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Embargo called on Brighton police following brutal arrest of peace protestors

31-05-2005 18:30

Brighton Police brutally arrest 8 anti-Edo peace campaigners - please ring Sussex police now!

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Holland votes NO to European Superstate and wars

31-05-2005 14:06

Future wars by the US/NATO/EU-Army without a UN Mandate

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Massive UK Teknival goes ahead in Wales - May Bank Holiday Weekend

31-05-2005 13:43

teknival up close
The much talked about UK TEKNIVAL went ahead this weekend despite police operations across several counties to thwart 'organised illegal raves' - it ran from saturday night(28th may) through till monday.

On the anniversary of the in(famous) Castlemortan free party and just days before the anniversary of the battle of the beanfield around 20-30 sound systems and thousands of people gathered to party on Betws mountain in Wales.

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G8 Legal Info - What to do if approached by the police

31-05-2005 13:37

In the run up to the G8 Summit we expect there to be heavy policing and targeting of the mobilization by the state. There is a chance people will be approached and harassed by the police, but this is nothing to be scared of. Below is an article advising you on your rights are and what you should do.

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The Travellers Situation

30-05-2005 22:17

Travellers come from many backgrounds. But similarities far outweigh differnces, in peoples expectations on what they want out of life. Recently, politics has come crashing through the door, and trampled their boots, all over the usual suspects of , travellers, asylum seekers, migrants, and the rest .......!