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Ofcom raids 44 pirate radio stations in London

03-11-2005 10:51

Ofcom today announces the results of an operation to take of air
broadcasters in Greater London. The news release can be found at:

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The Neocon Agenda: Will We Undermine It? Or, Is Democracy Dead?

03-11-2005 01:06

Will the American and British people demand -- not wish, hope or plead for, but demand -- that their ransacked, just-barely ostensible, and corporatized democracies be exchanged for the real McCoy, true democracies built upon solid foundations of truth, law and mutual respect, so that democracy itself may live?

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Haifa Zangana talk at Edinburgh University Wednesday 2nd November

03-11-2005 00:01

There are notes from the talk given by Iraqi Kurdish writer and activist Haifa Zangana at Appleton Tower, Edinburgh University on Wednesday 2nd November 2005. 2 photos (excuse quality) are attached.

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Repression wave continues in Poland: Marek Kurzyniec detained

02-11-2005 22:13

In less than 10 days following the election of homophobe Lech Kaczyński to the presidency of Poland, squats have been evicted in Białystok and Warsaw and an anarchist in Krakow has been arrested, probably for participation in a human rights demonstration against war criminal Vladimir Putin (Jan 2005).

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Song for the victims of the recent Schiphol disaster

02-11-2005 21:10

Doc Jazz, prolific writer of protest songs from the Netherlands, has released a song called "Such a Shame", about the eleven victims who died in the fire at Schiphol airport recently. By clicking on the link, the song can be streamed, or downloaded as a free mp3.

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Rosport/ Shell talk in Manchester

02-11-2005 19:16

Oil multinational Shell plans to bring untreated natural gas through an experimental pipeline to an onshore refinery near Rossport in County Mayo.

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Iranian Journalist tortured.

02-11-2005 16:14

Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has been tortured to try to
get him to renouce his human rights writings
Report by Human Rights Watch. Nov 2nd.

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02-11-2005 16:12

A whole community is being evicted this weekend by Brent Council, through lies, maladministration and neglect Brent Council have tried to crush this vibrant peaceful safe community. WE ARE FIGHTING BACK!! PLEASE JOIN US!! WHERE:1:30pm on Friday 4th November outside Brent Town Hall, Forty lane, Wembley HA9 9HD.
We will be there wearing cardboard boxes, as most of us will be on the streets by Monday.

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Judge threatens first time peaceful GM protesters with ASBOS and electronic tagg

02-11-2005 12:55

Community service for those doing the community a service- 5 Sainsburys milk blockaders recieved harsh sentences, in an indicatoion of an increasing clampdown on civil disobedience?

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European Civil Liberties Network (ECLN) Launched

02-11-2005 10:18

A couple of weeks ago (Oct 19th) saw the launch of the European Civil Liberties Network (or "ECLN")

The network brings together groups and individuals who seek to create a European society based on freedom and equality, personal and political freedom, freedom of information and equality rights for minorities.

To mark the launch of the group, an online collection of 16 essays on civil liberties has been published - with topics including the 'war on terror', EU border controls, denial of children's rights, ASBOs, public corruption, globalisation, and deportations.

To read the essays and find out more check out

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Please show clemency

02-11-2005 05:52

Nguyen Tuong Van, 25
Drug trafficking cannot be condoned, but neither can the death penalty. The death penalty violates the most basic of human rights - the right to life - and is a cruel and inhumane form of punishment.

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01-11-2005 23:42

This is an account of the talk given by Jan Benvie who spent 6 weeks in Iraq this summer with CPT (Christian Peacemakers) - 9 labelled photos are attached.

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Twinning with Palestine

01-11-2005 23:22

The need for students to actively twin and build other friendship links with Palestinians

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Titnore - did police act illegally?

01-11-2005 23:16

POLICE have come under fire for the way they handled Saturday's
protest against the Titnore Woods development in Worthing, West Sussex, in which one man was arrested.

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Arbitrary Detention and Magna Carta

01-11-2005 23:05

Proposed new anti-terrorism bill
Below is a copy of an open letter re the proposed new anti-terrorism bill, sent to all premiers, chief ministers and the leader of the opposition. It is not overly complimentary.

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Who cares about history and legal precedence?

01-11-2005 21:42

So for all these reasons you should be terrified of history and legal precedence?

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European Caravan Aganist Fence of Deat-- No One is IIllegal

01-11-2005 18:21

The coming days 4,5 and 6 of November departs to Ceuta the European Caravan against the Fence of death to protest against recent and current events on the fence-border between Spain and Morocco in the enclave of Ceuta.
Call for action. (info from indy estrecho)

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G8 and Data Protection Act Information requests

31-10-2005 14:18

I think it’s time to do Data Information Requests to the Scottish Police involved in the G8 supression - and to the National Public Order Intelligence Unit where gossip and tittle tattle is held on people suspected of expressing themselves