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Photographing Security Features

17-02-2007 05:18

I was stopped by police for taking photos of security cameras under the terrorism legislation. Whilst they where quizing me, they violently arrested a passer by for a public order offence.

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SOCPA - new admissions and old dirty tactics in court

16-02-2007 21:00

barbara with one of her amazing pink banners
if you've followed this issue on indymedia, the name 'barbara tucker' will be well-known to you. for over a year, metropolitan police have been harassing, hounding and assaulting this peaceful woman for doing no more than holding a pink banner in public in the socpa area. yet they have still not been able to defend their actions in court, and the stench of corruption grows stronger.

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Radley Lakes Injunctions

16-02-2007 17:26

RWE NPower have gone to great expense to try and gag the local press, TV and
even Radio, to prevent the news getting out there that they are trashing
Thrupp Lake and cutting down hundreds of trees, causing distress to the
nesting birds and causing pain to the local residents who have made an
application to have the place classed as a Town Green.

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79 deportation charter flights from the UK in the last 12 months

16-02-2007 15:22 countries as safe as Afghanistan and Iraq

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Radley Lake: The injunctions begin

16-02-2007 07:57

Freedom of speech is ending at Radley Lakes. Injunctions are being served to restrict reporting and prevent protest.

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“Vulture Fund” Company Seeks $40 Million Payment from Zambia on $4 Million Debt

16-02-2007 01:24

“Vulture Fund”
“Vulture fund” companies buy up the debt of poor countries at cheap prices, and then demand payments much higher than the original amount of the debt, often taking poor countries to court when they cannot afford to repay. Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports on one company trying to collect $40 million from the government of Zambia after buying its debt for $4 million.

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OPPDIC destabilizes zones of Chiapas, JBG's denounce

15-02-2007 18:45

The Organization for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (OPDDIC), considered a paramilitary group for years by the indigenous communities of the Selva Lacandona and recently reactivated, is emerging as principal threat to the coexistence of indigenous communities, with the open support of the PRD government of Juan Sabines Gutiérrez.

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End the Repression of people seeking asylum!

15-02-2007 15:50

Halkevi, Day-Mer, and Gik-Der, Kurdish and Turkish organisations in
the UK are circulating a petition calling on the Home Secretary to
urgently review the treatment of people from Turkey seeking asylum in
the UK.

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Film - Outlawed: Rendition, Torture & the Disappearances in the "War on Terror"

15-02-2007 13:08

The film 'Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and the Disappearances in the “War on Terror” ' will be shown on Thursday 22nd February at 7.30pm at CafeOne (directions).

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The Guilty

15-02-2007 08:52

Investigate themselves.

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Gallo does Bush inpersonation in court

15-02-2007 04:30

I just got finished reading Bob Gallo's testimony in the Parenzee
case. For all the good his testimony will do, the prosecution might
as well have called George W. Bush to the stand. I get the feeling
that Gallo unwittingly associated himself with Bush in the eyes of
the court.

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Basque political prisoner Iñaki de Juana in risk of death

14-02-2007 20:07

Tied to his bed and forced fed through tubes
Basque prisoner is in his deathbed after 101 days of hunger strike

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Deportation afghan people?

14-02-2007 12:30

In Calais, after the violences increasingly repeated against the refugees, the police force had stopped a pilot journalist of the one of these violences.

The police officers returned to the attack this Tuesday February 13, by driving out the Afghan refugees

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How a Symposium on Iran Cinema Turned into Glorification of Islamic Revolution

14-02-2007 12:13

British universities turned into platforms of propaganda by Islamic Republic embassy in London.

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OaxacaLibre english weekly

14-02-2007 11:53

The subject of the elections in the APPO assembly

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Anti-nuclear campaigners block UK WMD factory

13-02-2007 18:53

Blockading Home Office Gate
Yesterday six people were arrested outside AWE mAldermaston during an hour+long blockade of the nuclear weapons factory. Next BtB blockade 19 March - check the website for more info. What follows is a BtB press release, issued yesterday

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Long live the struggle of the proletarians and masses of Guinea!

13-02-2007 14:55

Guinea-Conakry is a small West African country of 10 million inhabitants, one of the poorest countries on the planet, in spite of the richness of its mining industry: diamonds, gold, iron, uranium and especially bauxite of which it is the 2nd largest producer in the world. Although the majority of the population of Guinea lives in misery, local and foreign bourgeois and the multinationals grow rich, protected by the regime of General Lansana Conté (who seized power after a coup in 1984) against rising dissatisfaction.

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EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned Journalist Josh Wolf Speaks Out From Jail

13-02-2007 03:03

Josh Wolf
EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned Journalist Josh Wolf Speaks Out From Jail After Over 170 Days Behind Bars Josh Wolf, 24, has spent almost six months in jail. More time than any journalist in US history for protecting his sources. He was jailed on August 1st of last year when he refused to turn over video that he had shot of an anti-G8 demonstration in San Francisco to a federal grand jury

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Mobile Phones Are Bugs

12-02-2007 12:59

this is old news but the debate continues

For those who still don't believe it is possible to be bugged even when you are not using your mobile phone there is plenting of info showing this is the case going back several years.

one such article reprinted here from FT.

" more significantly they can also remotely install a piece of software on to any handset, without the owner's knowledge, which will activate the microphone even when its owner is not making a call, giving security services the perfect bugging device. "We have inadvertently started carrying our own trackable ID card in the form of the mobile phone," said Sandra Bell, head of the homeland security department at the Royal United Services Institute."

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Sri Lankan state crackdown in Left wing activists and Independent media

12-02-2007 10:57

News about the persecution and intimidation of Left wingers and Independent media who do not agree with the war against the LTTE.