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Freedom of Assembly denied.

02-03-2008 08:01

On Saturday 1st March 2008 in Trafalgar Square, London there was a large police presence and a small turnout for the 2nd Day of Action.

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Foie Gras Demonstrations Continue Despite Renewed Police Repression

01-03-2008 20:51

The past two weeks have seen further demonstrations outside French Living in the city centre to highlight the plight of millions of ducks and geese who face extreme suffering and death in the production of foie gras, so dubbed a ‘delicacy of despair’.

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US leads world in imprisoning its people

01-03-2008 17:34

In both raw figures and as a percentage of the population, the US is the world leader in the rate at which it puts its people behind bars. A new report using state-by-state data says a record 2,319,258 Americans were in jail or prison at the start of 2008—one out of every 99.1 adults.

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Proletarian Solidarity against the Repression in Cameroon!

01-03-2008 11:03

Douala, February 27
After last week in Burkina Faso, it is Cameroon this week that has witnessed demonstrations and strikes against inflation and the high cost of living; and the bestial repression of these movements of protest.

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Hammersmith Goldhawk Rd protest against Total Oppression in Burma

29-02-2008 20:48

Seven protesters demonstrated at the Raven Total station at 372 Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith against the French oil company on Thursday 28th February. Total's pipeline in Burma was built with forced labour and the company has for years been the largest western sponsor of the brutal regime, funding the military junta with hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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Letter from Anarchist Vaggelis Botzatzis & 3 Comrades on the Run (Greece)

29-02-2008 16:11

Vaggelis Botzatzis has been remanded into custody accused of setting fire to two company cars owned by a energy/power company. It is believed that the person or persons unknown who carried out the arson did so in protest at the destruction of the natural environment and in support of two workers who died at the power plant.

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UK Government Rejects Risk Management and Issue Threats

29-02-2008 15:58

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The British Government has rejected harm reduction proposals to allow local authorities the power to issue licenses for non-profit communal growing "Cannabis Social Clubs" (CSC's) for adults.

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Home Office Appeal against SIAC Decision: No Deportations to Libya!

29-02-2008 15:33

Peace and Justice in East London outside High Court
Another one of those issues happening right under our noses that we know little about: the British government is seeking to deport foreign "terror suspects" to countries where they face the risk of torture and the death penalty. The British government must respect human rights law and understand that a "suspect" is no more than that.

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Vegan Prisoner Support Group Benefit Gig Birmingham

29-02-2008 14:53

Benefit Gig for the Vegan Prisoner Support Group on Saturday 5th April at the Wagon and Horses in Digbeth Birmingham (near the Rainbow Pub).

Bands in the yard
DJs upstairs
4 till 2

£5 in and a free vegan curry!

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Jeff leurs sentence reduced to 10 years! Release date December 2009!

29-02-2008 11:26

This is excellent news considering that his release date would have been sometime in 2024 !! It would mean Jeff has another 2 years and would be able to get back to his family in relative freedom.

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Harmondsworth public inquiry hearing 4 March 2008

29-02-2008 11:01

A demonstration will be held outside the Court of Appeal as it prepares to hear a case brought by Liberty asking for a judicial review of the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the disturbance at Harmondsworth in November 2006.

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Help Farid Hilali - Please Sign Petition

29-02-2008 10:45

Farid Hilali was extradited to Spain on February 8th 2008, after the House of Lords ruled that he may be sent under the terms of the European Arrest Warrant. This was in spite of a number of irregularities with the warrant, not least that it was reliant upon phone evidence that had previously been deemed inadmissible within the Spanish judicial system. Please sign the petition and help him.

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Media cover up.

29-02-2008 05:33

Cynics who dismiss conspiracy theories might like to take a look at a conspiracy fact for a change.

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Crucial: Repost: Support the Sequani Six (SOCPA defendants)

28-02-2008 23:40

As the last 5 weeks of the Sequani 6 trial is now upon us, all 6 defendants need cash more than ever to travel to Birmingham crown court each working day. The 4 furthest away from the court need to pay up to £27 per week to get B'ham and back every day. The only alternative to being able to afford to travel to court every day is to be remanded in custody (Prison).

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SOCPA Movie tonight, London + 'We Own the Streets' - Sat 1 March: Press Release

28-02-2008 14:47

Free screening tonight (Thursday) in London of "SOCPA - The Movie", ahead of Day of Action on Saturday (1 March) in London and elsewhere against existing legislation restricting freedom to protest around Parliament (SOCPA) and its possible extension to the whole of the country.

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Hands Off Iraqi Oil - Birmingham Forecourt Closure. Full story

27-02-2008 23:04

A group of twenty protesters successfully closed down a Shell forecourt for two hours on Saturday 23rd Feb as a part of the call to action by Hands Off Iraqi Oil. We aimed to send a message of solidarity to Iraqi oil workers resisting attempts by oil companies aided by UK government to steal billions of dollars in oil revenue from their devastated country. Local community responded positively overall.

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USA Syndrome (or Why China Is Suddenly Bad)

27-02-2008 16:34

It is often said that the greatest fear of both the politician and the businessman is that somewhere, someone is doing something that he has no control over. Witness the remarkable drive to acquire cheap oil sources by the USA (Iraq – by war, Chad – by bribery, Venezuela – by engineering a coup) and China (Sudan – by bribery, Indonesia – bribery again). Witness the rush to file new patents in everything and anything: 1.7 million in 2005, up from less than 1.1 million in 1995. Anyone would think that something bad was about to happen to the global economy.

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SOCPA newsflash

27-02-2008 01:18

three arrests outside gates of parliament on tuesday evening at 9pm

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London MET Police Launch New Anti-Terror Campaign

27-02-2008 00:00

This time it is the photographers and videographers we have to fear.