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Gaza Emergency Protest - Sunday 28 December 2-4 pm & Monday 29 December 4-6 pm

27-12-2008 22:12

Emergency Protests

Sunday 28 December 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm and Monday 29 December 4.00pm ­ 6.00pm

Both protests opposite Israeli Embassy - Kensington High Street

Nearest tube: High Street Kensington

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Letter from AR Prisoner Luke Steele

27-12-2008 17:07

The following letter was forwarded to ELP by the British Stop Huntindon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign

Note: The letter was received at the start of the month, but as it was not posted here, as requested, thought it would be a good time for it. Here it is:

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Nablus Solidarity demonstration for Gaza

27-12-2008 16:18

Around 500 people gathered in the centre of Nablus in solidarity with Gaza following the Israeli shelling which has so far killed 150 people and injured 200 others on the 27th of December.

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Antifascist graffiti

26-12-2008 17:45

In December 2008, a graffiti commemorating seven murdered antifascists was sprayed in Bochum, Germany, by the local antifascist groups Azzoncao and AJB.
This multilingual article documents the tagging-process (photos) and the groups’ statement.

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Ahmadinejad on Channel 4: "Jesus would stand with oppressed"

26-12-2008 10:32

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
"If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers. If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over."

This speech might give us a clue why the Iranian president is far more popular in Latin America, Africa and Asia than his imperialist counterparts.

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Understanding the origin of public insecurity

25-12-2008 20:44

* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.

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Wednesday (12/24): Reports from Greece

25-12-2008 04:31

Big demonstration in solidarity with the arrestees through the main shopping district. The occupations of the university buildings are ending and more actions are planned.

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SHAC Do Christmas & Solidarity Demos

24-12-2008 18:25

Just because it is Christmas doesn't mean HLS will stop. Neither
will SHAC. Just because they bang up activists, HLS won't take a
break. Neither will SHAC.

On 24th December we paid early Christmas presents to those who fund, buy
and support the animal torture at HLS.

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PHOTOS-Mike Connell, Witness in Bush/Rove Vote Tampering, Dies in Plane Crash

24-12-2008 17:04

Deposition just one month ago
Michael Connell, 45, webmaster to the stars of neocon-dom, died instantly just before 6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 19) in a plane crash while landing at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Ohio.
Connell had supposedly testified by deposition in a federal court case just 6 weeks earlier in a case that Republican/neocon operatives had long attempted to quash.

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Greek trade-unionist brutally attacked

24-12-2008 16:00

A female Greek trade unionist was attacked with cloric acid yesterday night. She is in critical condition in the intensive care of the hospital Evangelismos in Athens

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NZ: The beauty of hindsight - police informant caught after 10 years

24-12-2008 15:38

rob gilchrist
About a week ago news broke in New Zealand that long time activist Rob Gilchrist had been a police informant for the last 10 years. Working for the Special Investigations Unit - an anti-terror, national security police unit - Rob had been informing on animal rights groups, environmental groups, unions, peace groups, even the Green Party.

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Corporate Watch on SHAC Trial - State Repression of Anti-Corporate Dissent

24-12-2008 15:12

State repression of Anti-Corporate Dissent: Animal right activists convicted of 'conspiracy to blackmail'

On December 23rd, 4 out of 5 activists on trial at Winchester Crown Court were found guilty of 'Conspiracy to Blackmail' at Winchester Crown Court after a 3 and a half month long show trial. The world's media, prompted by police press officers, were quick to condemn activists by pointing to harassment against the employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and their customers, shareholders and investors. Actions against HLS, not linked to those convicted, such as hoax bombs, letters alleging paedophilia, and threats were pointed to as evidence of the defendants' extremism. Police spokesmen and the National Extremist Coordination Unit (NETCU), the branch of the police set up to deal with the AR movement and other expressions of the public's dissent, hailed the convictions as a victory. (For more information on NETCU see here and here.

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'Ho Ho Homophobia' - Police threaten arrest over Gay Pope poster.

24-12-2008 14:22

The Poster on display in Portsmouth
Cops threaten gay catholic shop owner with jail for displaying a poster of the Pope.

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A Historic Moment: The Election of the Greatest Con-Man in Recent History

24-12-2008 08:14

The entire political spectrum ranging from the ‘libertarian’ left, through the progressive editors of the Nation to the entire far right neo-con/Zionist war party and free market Berkeley/Chicago/Harvard academics, with a single voice, hailed the election of Barack Obama as a ‘historic moment’, a ‘turning point in American history and other such histrionics.

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Monday+Tuesday (12/22-23): Reports from Greece

24-12-2008 05:56

Police threating of raiding the Polytechnic University, occupants are not backing down. Protests continue.

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brian haw narrowly escaped parliament square ban in court today

24-12-2008 01:18

at westminster court, judge caroline tubbs banned brian haw (the parliament square peace protestor who has been there for more than seven years) with an exclusion order covering the westminster area. barristers eventually managed to have the ruling suspended pending an appeal, but the threat is still very much there.

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Greek solidarity actions in ex-USSR - very short report

23-12-2008 17:33

On the 20th of November there were at least 10 actions in solidarity with Greek protesters in ex-USSR countries.

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shac trial

23-12-2008 13:26

guilty verdict

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Don't Be A Buffalo Soldier

23-12-2008 08:37

Barack Obama, the vaunted "role model," wants a greatly expanded U.S. war machine capable of putting lots more "boots on the ground" around the globe. The author poses the question: "Is having a Black commander-in-chief enough to get you to enlist in America's war for empire, to kill people, and maybe die yourself, trying to keep America's strnglehold on the world in effect?

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Africa, AFRICOM and Proxy Imperialism

23-12-2008 08:30

Imperialism ain't easy. Times change, and the neocolonial exploiters have to stay on their toes. They must encourage "the illusion of independence" in the formerly colonized world, the better to maintain effective economic control...