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Iraqi Cardinal calls for release of Tariq Azziz

24-12-2007 16:30

Aziz is a Chaldean Christian, Iraq's biggest Christian group, and his presence in Saddam's government was often held up as evidence of the former Iraqi leader's religious tolerance

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SHAC bail applications dismissed

24-12-2007 10:53

Three SHAC leaders have their Xmas bail applications rejected.

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Acteal, Chiapas, marks 10 years since massacre

23-12-2007 22:24

From 20-22 December the indigenous organisation 'las Abejas' held a gathering at the place where ,10 years ago, 49 of their members were massacred by paramilitaries armed and backed by the Mexican state (21 women, 15 children, 9 men, 4 unborn babies).

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The Butcher's Apron

23-12-2007 20:32

The real difference between the parties is minuscule but significant. The Democrats have become the party of traditional imperialism spearheaded by Brzezinski, Holbrooke, Albright and the other guardians of Empire. These are the master-puppeteers who operate behind the scenes for their well-heeled benefactors. Their focus is mainly on Central Asia; controlling resources from the Caspian Basin, “pacifying” Afghanistan, rallying the EU to a greater role in NATO, and continuing the apocryphal “war on terror” into infinity. It's the Great Game redux.

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Demonstration Defends Freedom Of Protest

23-12-2007 15:03

On Monday this week, Merseyside Police arrested and assaulted an animal rights activist outside Cricket on Mathew Street, a shop that sells fur products. This followed an incident where a Bolton activist was found guilty on a 'section five' for photographing cops on a demo. So yesterday afternoon, around twenty of us showed solidarity and supported the regular Saturday picket of the Cricket store, and scored a bizarre victory over an aggressive and incompetant police presence.

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We Own The Streets - Freedom of Assembly day of action 12th January

23-12-2007 12:01

At a public meeting on the 2nd December, we collectively decided it was time for a campaign for the freedom to assemble in the UK. This was in response to continued police repression and the Government's consultation 'Managing Protest around Parliament', which proposes giving the police powers to censor the content of banners and placards, and that the laws about restrictions and notifications which currently apply to marches should be extended to static demonstrations. This is what has already happened in the 'SOCPA zone' around Parliament.

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France: police lies about Villiers le Bel

23-12-2007 10:02

riot inVilliers le Bel
The youth and the rest of the inhabitants of Villiers-le-Bel in the Paris northern suburbs had good reason not to believe what the authorities asserted as the cause of death of the young boys Larami and Moushin at the end of November, killed in a collision with a police car.

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Open letter to Chief Constable of Sussex Police

23-12-2007 03:49

Police speak to Tony Greenstein during 2006 demo
Enclosed below is the text of a letter to the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Martin Richards, calling for him to apologise for the behaviour of his officers at the demonstration against the bombing of Lebanon in August 2006. Also attached is an article in the Brighton Argus of 22-23 December 07.

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Full Text in Spanish of Mexican

23-12-2007 02:04

At the moment the group radiozapote is threatened with eviction, right at the start of the vacational period in the school - being propitious for it the decision to impose a new director of the ENAH, compatible to the interests of the director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Alfonso de Maria y Campos.

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Solidarity Demo with Iranian Workers & Students in London Today

22-12-2007 18:54

Today a range of Iranian leftist groups and individuals came in Central London to hold a demo to express their solidarity with the struggles of Iranian students and workers against the Islamic regime and against the distorted coverage of Iran by the Western Media, in particular the BBC.

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Urgent solidarity needed with 4F anarchist prisoners in Barcelona

22-12-2007 08:21

Barcelona 4F prisoners 7-11 Jan trial & Resistance

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The Guantánamo Britons and Spain’s dubious extradition request

21-12-2007 18:17

Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” looks behind the headlines at the flawed intelligence fuelling the Spanish government’s request for the extradition of two of the three British residents freed from Guantánamo this week.

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Dignity Not Detention: Emergency Protest

21-12-2007 16:33

Demonstrate: Saturday 22nd December 1pm outside Sheffield Town Hall

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Uhuru Movement member arrested - International call-in to the jail tonight!

21-12-2007 06:46

Valerie Sanders, a member of the Uhuru Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida, US, is being held at the Pinellas County jail on false charges of grand theft. She is being framed by Boley Centers, Inc. because she spoke out after being fired for her affiliation with the Uhuru Movement.

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Foie Gras protests continue in spite of increased pressure from police

21-12-2007 01:57

Police clamp down on animal lovers picketing the Nottingham restaurants still serving the product dubbed torture in a tin.

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Uhuru Fights for Education Rights in Florida

20-12-2007 22:51

InPDUM demonstration opposes plan to keep African children out of schools in own community!

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Liberty City 7 Verdict Announced

20-12-2007 22:21

Government frame-up of Liberty City 7 is set back by jury

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Liverpool Vigil To Support Freedom Of Protest

20-12-2007 17:01

There is a candlelit demo on Saturday 22nd at Cricket, Mathew Street 1-3pm in support of animal welfare and human rights/civil liberties, in particular to support a fellow activist from Bolton who was recently found guilty of section 5 for photographing police officers for evidence gathering purposes during an incident at Cricket and fined £500. What happened to me this week only further strengthens the need for as many people as possible to attend and stand up against the oppressive behaviour of the police who seem hellbent on stifling legal protest. I really feel that this campaign is becoming as much about defending what little right to protest we are still 'allowed' as much as Cricket selling fur. It would be great if people could bring placards highlighting the human rights aspect of the demo.

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Etnic purges in France ?

20-12-2007 13:49

The Prefect of the Rhone hastily expels the adoptive black son of a French "native family".

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Struggle in Spanish FIES units for anarchists Antonio and Rafa

20-12-2007 12:33

Since some time, in the new maxi-prison of Puerto III, several FIES prisoners are struggling to expose the brutal conditions in the isolation wings of Puerto III. Some communiques about this have been spread recently.