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Jahongir Sidikov's deportation has been postponed

30-11-2007 20:45

Jahongir Sidikov
Craig Murry reports that the deportation of Jahongir Sidikov to Uzbekistan has been postponed. For more info on this case see: and and and

The latest entry on his case from Craig Murray's blog is reproduced below.

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Netherlands: VIDEO - kids try to free detained pupil; police violence.

30-11-2007 10:35

Netherlands. Watch this video and see whats going on in Netherlands since pupils from all over the country are on strike and protest against a new governments´ law on education. Police acts brutal against the kids. More information on:

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30-11-2007 08:40

Anti NETCU website down - conspiracy or cock up?

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PHILIPPINES: On Makati Siege; A crisis of institutions

30-11-2007 02:03

PHILIPPINES: On Makati Siege
The incident unfolding in Makati City today is not surprising. It is a logical conclusion to the abuses committed by the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration, from the dismissal of the impeachment complaint to the clamp down of democratic and constitutional processes.

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First FITwatch trial ends in NOT GUILTY verdicts.

29-11-2007 19:52

Steve Discombe - appeared to order the arrests
The second day of the trial of 2 protestors arrested outside ULU in Malet Street, ended with both defendants being found not guilty by a District Judge. The arrests of a woman and a 14 year old youth followed their attempts to obstruct the civilian cameraman, who was filming people as they arrived for a planning meeting for protests against the DSEi Armsfair which took place at the ExCeL centre in Docklands in September 2007.

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France: university strikes and occupations against the LRU continue

29-11-2007 03:22

Students across France have been voting on the next step in the ongoing struggle against the so-called reforms of the LRU law.

November 28th, 2007 by jef costello
Reposted from

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Blast From The Past: Short 2005 Scottish G8 Protest Video Rush

28-11-2007 21:02

A short video rush of a few select moments from the Scottish G8, all filmed on the 2nd and 4th of July in Edinburgh.

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Megamarch and ceremony mark anniversary of Oaxaca mass arrests

28-11-2007 21:01

On Sunday 25th a megamarch of over 50,000 marched the 6km from the airport to the Zocalo. The march left at 8am and didn't arrive at the Zocalo until midday. Consisting of mainly teachers there were also many representatives of other groups in Oaxaca state and from other states like Chiapas and Guerrero.

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New Deal boot camps

28-11-2007 16:05

An in-depth undercover investigation into New Deal boot camps.

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Gates Foundation Millions to divert popular protest movement, South Africa

28-11-2007 14:22

Gates Foundation Injects $10 Million into Embedded NGO that Claims to Represent Shack Dwellers. Abahlali, the Durban Shack Dwelllers Movement, an amazing community response to the failure of ANC party politics on the ground, responds with a brilliant critique and a resolution to keep on fighting.

"Today is just another ordinary day in our struggle. The march is not ours. The money is not for us. Our struggle is ours. Our struggle continues. Our struggle is for land and housing in democratic cities" Abahlali

for why this movement is one of the most important struggles we could support today!!

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Iraq : Looking Back : 'Internationally Sponsored Genocide'

28-11-2007 13:30

Looking through material for the book that has been far too long in the making, I found a copy of a letter which I sent to a prominent (UK) Member of Parliament. It is dated November 1993 and clarifies for ever why the invaders were never going to be greeted with 'sweets and flowers'.

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Careers Development Group

27-11-2007 18:42

Careers Development Group is one of the training groups Brown want to send the unemployed under New Deal for the unemployed. Is he taking the piss?

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Oppose the Counter-Terrorism Bill: Lobby of Parliament - 29 Nov

27-11-2007 10:16

National Campaign against ‘Anti-Terror’ Powers


Thursday 29 November 2-6 pm Westminster, London.

PUBLIC MEETING 6.30-8.30 pm in Committee Room 2A
Please allow 30 minutes for security clearance. Get to Committee Room 2A by 6.20 p.m. People to be seated by 6.30 p.m. for prompt start.

Hosted by Lord Rea

Speakers include Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, Gareth Peirce, Sarah Teather MP, Elfyn Llwyd MP; Aamer Anwar, Scottish Criminal Defence Lawyer, Mahan Abedin, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Asim Qureshi, Cageprisoners

The Counter-Terrorism Bill 2007 reinforces a trend beginning with the Terrorism Act 2000, whose broad definition of terrorism criminalised normal political activities, potentially on the basis of suspected ‘association’. This law was followed by three more in 2001, 2005, 2006; these multiplied extra police powers (e.g. arbitrary stop-and-search), punishment without trial and treatment of ‘suspects’ as guilty, thus bypassing due process. Together these laws have normalised detention without trial under various guises, such as control orders and immigration rules, whereby the accused never see the evidence against them.

A national campaign is bringing together civil liberties activists, migrant groups, Muslim groups, lawyers, journalists, academics, trade unions and environmental campaigners amongst others. The campaign opposes all current anti-terror laws as well as their extension. This broad approach will help to involve everyone affected by those powers, could deter their use, and will provide extra reasons to oppose their extension.

We invite you to join the lobby of Parliament and public meeting on 29th November, to write to your MP and encourage others to do so. Other activities of the campaign, which you could join or start, include:-

· Putting anti terror laws on the agenda of local organisations, such as anti-war groups, religious groups, civil society associations and trade unions.

· Organising local public meetings and building local coalitions.

· Holding high street stalls to raise awareness and gather signatures for petition.

· Giving out information outside community centres and places of worship.

· Sending letters to the mass media, local media plus articles in alternative media.

· Petitioning MPs to vote against any extension of ‘anti-terror’ powers, with delegations to the office of your constituency MP. (See model letter to MPs on our website.)

Groups which have joined the campaign

1990 Trust, Baluch Human Rights Group, Cageprisoners , Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, Centre for the Study of Terrorism, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Index on Censorship, Institute for Policy Research and Development, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Justice not Vengeance, J7; The July 7th Truth Campaign, Kurdish Federation UK, London Guantanamo Campaign, Muslim Parliament, Panjaab National History Society, Peace & Progress; Peace and Justice in East London; Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, South Asia Solidarity Group, Stop the War Coalition, Sheffield Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign, Solidarity (Scotland’s Socialist Movement) Tamil Campaign for Truth and Justice, Tamil Centre for Human Rights.

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FIT Watch protesters to challenge the legality of police surveillance.

26-11-2007 14:25

This week, two separate court cases will challenge the legality of police surveillance. Both cases involve two women who are accused of obstructing the police in1 the execution of their duty.

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Join the Zapatista solidarity demo at Mexican Embassy!

26-11-2007 13:10

Zapatistas welcome the solidarity caravan against repression to La Garrucha, Car
The autonomous indigenous zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico are under serious threat. Several are menaced with violent eviction, either by the Mexican Army, by paramilitaries or by organisations armed and funded by the state.
To show solidarity with the embattled zapatistas, supporters will demonstrate at the Mexican Embassy in London on Monday 10th December.

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Bringing the War on Terrorism Home: Congress Considers How to ‘Disrupt’ Radical

26-11-2007 10:33

Under the guise of a bill that calls for the study of “homegrown terrorism,” Congress is apparently trying to broaden the definition of terrorism to encompass both First Amendment political activity and traditional forms of protest such as nonviolent civil disobedience, according to civil liberties advocates, scholars and historians.

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Totally Immoral - A Day of Action against Total Oil

25-11-2007 15:41

Protest at Dorset House Total station, Marylebone Road, London NW1
The Total out of Burma Day of Action took place on Saturday 24 November. Protests were held at 36 Total petrol stations across the UK. Some stations were blockaded and all the protests received great support from the motoring and pedestrian public.

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Total Oil: Pull Out of Burma Now - Pictures

25-11-2007 10:22

TOTAL Kilburn. (C) 2007, Peter Marshall
Actions were taking place at Total Oil garages around the country on Saturday 24 Nov, demanding that TOTAL Oil, the fourth largest oil company of the world, described by Aung San Suu Kyi as "the biggest supporter of the military regime in Burma," pull out of Burma.

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Olympic Fire Covers London In Smoke - sound and pictures

25-11-2007 01:10

Radio 4 Olympic oppression of local residents covered by You And Yours last Friday
Olympic fire:BBC Pictures page

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Rioters ransacked the mayor's office - Dakar, Senegal

24-11-2007 18:01

Rioters ransacked the mayor's office, overturned and burned cars, blocked off streets and clashed with police as authorities attempted to remove all the sidewalk vendors, blamed for causing traffic congestion, from the streets early yesterday morning.