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Intl Day Against Homophobia-2007-Make some noise !

17-01-2007 12:30

Press Release from IDAHO UK concerning the yearly event on May 17th...(Given the news about the EU far right MEP's we need more than a day, we need everyday....

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REMINDER! Demo at 4.30pm today, Kalyx / Harmondsworth

17-01-2007 11:24

Demo against Kalyx/Sodexho who run Harmondsworth immigration detention centre

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Bill Moyers: "Big Media is Ravenous

17-01-2007 06:31

Media Reform
Bill Moyers: "Big Media is Ravenous. It Never Gets Enough. Always Wants More. And it Will Stop at Nothing to Get It. These Conglomerates are an Empire, and they are Imperial."

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A More Fortress Europe

17-01-2007 06:23

European Union changes in security, police and immigration cooperative efforts
16 January 2007

Top law enforcement officials of the European Union announced this week efforts to give police across the entire bloc access to national databases containing fingerprints, DNA samples, other biometric data and license plate information.

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Youth Campaign in Solidarity with the Cuban Five

16-01-2007 23:03

Free the Cuban Five!
On behalf of the brave and noble people of which we are part, the Cuban youth is calling on youth and student movements, associations and the young population of the entire world to join the struggle for truth and justice, as they have so many times before in the long history of humanity.

10th January to 30th April 2007

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16-01-2007 19:56

Video RESISTANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!1
National Grid blatantly abused health and safety regulations yet again today when a peaceful protester d-clamped himself to a crane at their construction site at Alltwen in the Swansea valley. Despite calls from onlookers that he was clamped by his neck, national grid / nacap staff started up the crane and proceeded to move it with the protester attached who was approx 45 feet up in the air...................

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Home Office Still Planning to Deport More People to Unsafe Iraqi Kurdistan

16-01-2007 16:06

Since Monday 8 January the Home Office has again begun arresting rejected Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers in Manchester, Birmingham and Doncaster, presumably with a view to forcibly removing them to Northern Iraq. This is in the week that UNHCR warned that Iraq cannot deal with the number of displaced persons it already has[1], that Tony Blair says Britain has to keep fighting wars, and George Bush announces that he intends to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.

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New Wave of Arrests Against Iraqi Kurds

16-01-2007 15:49

A number of Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers have been detained across the UK this month. No removal dates seemed to have been set as yet.

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Bolivia photos - General tests of civil war

16-01-2007 15:35

Cochabamba, 11-12-13-14-15 January, 2007

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Chief Inspector of Prisons publishes reports on immigration short-term prisons

16-01-2007 15:12

Today Anne Owers, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishes reports of unannounced inspections on four immigration short-term holding facilities (STHF) at Colnbrook near Heathrow Airport, Reliance House and John Lennon Airport, Liverpool and Sandford House, Solihull.

Below are quotes and extracts NCADC has taken from the reports.

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Pictures from Guantanimo action at US embassy.

16-01-2007 13:28

Some late images of the action organised at the US Embassy in London by Amnesty international. Over 300 people took part.

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Craig Murray: Torture and The "War on Terror"

16-01-2007 10:35


Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan speaks of the shocking torture and the knowingly false intelligence produced in the so called "War on Terror".

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From The Back Of The Bus To Prison

15-01-2007 20:11

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a White passenger on a city bus 51 years ago, it was the spark that brought about the American Civil Rights Movement; changing the lives for millions of Blacks. For a short while, in the mid 60’s and 70’s, Blacks made some social and racial gains, however today many Blacks are wasting away their lives in American prisons due to the unjust practice of the Three Strikes Laws.

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Tate in a State over "sensitive" photographs

15-01-2007 16:56

As Blair bangs on about how the media spoil his war, showing the wrong sort of pictures, confusion broke out this morning at Mark Wallinger's opening at the Tate.

Using extensive reference photographs Wallinger has has managed in his work 'State Britain' to re-create an exact copy of Brian Haw's protest camp as it was prior to 23rd May's police raid. Today's press call was to encourage us to photograph the art made from the photographs, so to speak.

Except that some art, including horrific birth defects as a result of depleted uranium armaments was off limits. Admission to the launch was dependent on agreeing not to photograph it.

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Say Goodbye to Privacy

15-01-2007 14:26

Big Brother wants the personal details of every citizen to create profiles and then make the database accessible to Tom, Dick and Harry.

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SOCPA - brian haw's full display rises like a pheonix

15-01-2007 14:20

tate britain (nearest tube pimlico)
next monday at horseferry road, judge purdy hands down his decision whether brian haw has a case to answer for alleged breach of socpa conditions that led to a night-time police raid by 78 officers in may 2006 cutting his display from more than forty metres down to a mere three. in the meantime, artist mark wallinger has been busy recreating the whole display and his exhibition entitled 'state britain' opened this morning at tate britain, on the very edge of the socpa zone.

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Irish government, companies dance with dictators

15-01-2007 12:22

Ireland's prime minister and a delegation of 114 companies hope to cut a number of deals with Saudi Arabia, one of the world's worst human rights violators.

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France: Virgin, give Amandine back her job!

15-01-2007 07:13

We demand the immediate re-instatement of Amandine as well as an end to Virgin's anti-union policy, and we will accordingly be joining the solidarity actions.