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22-06-2006 17:02

A new wave off arrests in Turkmenistan sparks fear of a further crackdown on civil society under one of the world's most oppressive regimes.

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Police Assault Protesters in Oxford Animal Demo.

22-06-2006 16:47

Police repression against animal rights protestors at protest at University of Oxford honorary degree ceremony. Five arrested. Numerous people assaulted and injured by Thames Valley who then forcibly moved the demo so it was effectively hidden.

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International Benefit Concert for Palestine in London

22-06-2006 16:11

On the 29th of June, 2006, the Balata-London Link Benefit Concert will take place at the Rivoli Ballroom in London, the United Kingdom.

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Thresher's Nottingham boycott over attack, racism

22-06-2006 14:38

Local activists are stepping up a campaign against a local store with authoritarian policies, after the store manager launched a physical attack on a local activist. Threshers, of 167 Derby Road, Nottingham, is facing a consumer boycott after an individual appearing to be the store owner or manager brutally attacked an activist in the street. The store has been the focus of a campaign against no headwear policies which attack lifestyle choice and persecute religious minorities.

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Australian government retains detention powers

22-06-2006 11:51

Riding roughshod over deep disquiet
Attorney-General Philip Ruddock issued a media release last week welcoming the passage of the ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2006. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) “questioning and detention powers will continue for the next decade,” he declared.

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Resumé - George W. Bush c.v.

22-06-2006 11:13

''All records of my tenure as governor of Texas, the records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies, and all records from meetings that I, or my Vice President, attended regarding public energy policy, are now in my father's library, sealed and not available for public view.''

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4th bulletin of the Basque Observatory of Human Rights - Behatokia

22-06-2006 10:46

We are writing to you from the Basque Observatory for Human Rights –Behatokia- to let you know that our latest bulletin is now available on our web page,

If you would like to access the bulletin directly, in a compressed pdf format please use this link:

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Defeat the Bigots in Nottingham

22-06-2006 09:31

Christian Voice have been organising protests outside Jerry Springer: The Opera all week. At first we protested on Freedom of Speech. These people are much more dangerous - they are Homophobic Bigots of the worst kind.

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The Sentence: Oz Justice

22-06-2006 06:08

Bob’s barrister nudged him in the ribs as a signal to stand. The jury had returned with its verdict. Bob anticipated their decision as one would an echo – guilty as charged! The Judge shifted into automatic and delivered the sentence – three years with not less than twelve months to be served for his third offence, possession of marijuana.

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Stop the next Oil grab

22-06-2006 00:10

Pro Australian Coup in East Timor

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summer solstice: remembering the battle of the beanfield

21-06-2006 23:27

Today is the Summer Solstice, which is the equilivent of Christmas for Pagans. More than 17,000 people were at Stonehenge to celebrate and there was just one arrest. What an improvement on 21 years ago, when nearly 600 people were arrested in the 'Battle of the Beanfield' which took place in Wiltshire near Stonehenge on June 1st 1985.

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An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

21-06-2006 20:45

Leaflet from East London demo gainst police raids and shooting

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Demo Against Police Raids and Shooting

21-06-2006 20:40

A community took a stand in the face of media lies to oppose police raids and shooting in Forest Gate.

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Support CUPE’s Call to Boycott Israeli Apartheid

21-06-2006 18:57

Action Alert from the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA)

In late May, the 200,000 member strong Ontario chapter of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) approved Resolution 50 supporting a growing global campaign initiated on July 9, 2005 by over 170 Palestinian organizations, including the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

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"Cut and Run": A Winning Slogan for Democrats if They Really Want to Win

21-06-2006 18:32

The problem of course is that the Democrats don’t seem to want to win, or are afraid of what might happen if they did win: that they’d actually have to run the place.

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The Scottish Socialist Party United Left

21-06-2006 17:03

The Scottish Socialist Party United Left (or SSP United Left for short) is a new grouping in the Scottish Socialist Party. An appeal to launch this grouping took place on 13 June 2006.

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today's successful socpa challenge

21-06-2006 16:52

two demonstrators staged a successful spontaneous protest outside parliament today possibly causing blair to take a back route in for pm question time.

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Palestine Today

21-06-2006 16:26

Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media centre, for Wednesday June 21st, 2006

Troops invade Nablus and Beit Ilma refugee camp, killing one and injuring two, Three children dead and ten wounded in Israeli air strike in crowded refugee camp Tuesday. Al Quds Brigades launches projectiles at Sderot and Nahal Oz Tuesday evening, Rafah crossing closed after European observers failed to come to work. Israeli Army breaks into two Hebron charitable societies, confiscates and destroys some of its contents

Those stores and more coming up stay tuned.

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