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The Good Fight

23-01-2009 10:42

A day will come when Obama can’t hide behind a lame duck administration and mutter that there is “only one president at a time.” Israel’s murder and aggression will continue after the destruction of Gaza, and the naïve supporters who thought he might conduct a truly new foreign policy will turn their backs on him in disgust and anger when bombs fall in Lebanon or Gaza or Iran.

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a milltent thursday m&s picket 3rd week running

22-01-2009 23:46

Tonight around 15 angry protestors took part in a noisy and angry picket of Marks and Spencer, Britain's biggest corporate sponsor of Israel. A banner was held across the main entrance and information was distributed to passers-by. Many members of the public took the opportunity to join the picket and express their anger at Israel's actions in Gaza and Britain's continuing complicity.

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The Siege of LR4 - Birmingham occupation ends

22-01-2009 21:53

The occupation of Arts LR4, University of Birmingham, which began at 9am on Tuesday 20 January, ended at around 9pm on the same day after 12 hours in. West Midlands Police and university security lay siege to the building from 7pm in a bid to isolate the protesters. The occupiers were denied access to water and food (from outside) and had to blockade the lecture theatre as police and security massed outside it...

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Day of action - Freedom for Natalja! Freedom for all prisoners!

22-01-2009 21:40

we are strong! - no one can tell us we‘re wrong

On Saturday, February 9th 2008 Natalja was arrested during the yearly demonstration against the NATO-Security-Conference in Munich (Germany). They accused her of resisting violently against police measures. A warrant was issued against her and since then she is in Munich behind bars.

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Unseen Gaza, tonight on Channel-4

22-01-2009 20:56

Tonight (Thursday 22 January) at 11:05 PM, on Channel 4, a special edition of Dispatches "Unseen Gaza".
In this Dispatches special, Jon Snow examines the difficulties that news organisations around the world have faced in reporting the conflict in Gaza. Who is getting the true picture of events as they happen?

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Demo about Heckler & Koch weapons activities, Market Square in Nottingham

22-01-2009 20:14

12.30pm on Thursday 22th January, people had gathered at the Council House Steps in Market Square, to protest about the activities of the gun manufacturer, Heckler & Koch. Offices of the company are based at Unit 3, Easter Park Industrial Estate on Lenton Lane, Nottingham.

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Dukes, Squatters, Travellers and Mortgages

22-01-2009 19:32

Three very different and apparently unrelated housing stories appeared in
today's news: 92% rise in repossessions, parklane squatters and a High Court decision whih woll mean the eviction of Dale Farm, a Irish Traveler Site in Essex.

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Activism Labeled "Blackmail" - SHAC UK Sentenced

22-01-2009 14:03

Activism Labeled “Blackmail,” UK Animal Activists Sentenced to 4-11 Years in Prison

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Freedom to Protest in Portsmouth

22-01-2009 11:13

John Molyneux was arrested on the 3rd of January and charged under Section 11 of the Public Order Act (1986) after helping to organise a protest against the massacres in Gaza. His 'crime'? Exercising his freedom to publicly express political dissent in association with others.

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SHAC solidarity demos at HLS sites, suppliers, Harlan and Sequani!

21-01-2009 23:15

Three days of solidarity saw activists from all areas of the UK travel to HLS Wooley and Harlan on Monday, Back to harlan and HLS Occuld on Tuesday. Sequani, Arrowmight Biosciences and Barclays on Wednesday.

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Leonard Peltier brutalized, life in jeopardy!

21-01-2009 23:11

Following is an extremely urgent letter from Leonard Peltier's sister.

Please consider doing anything you can to help stop Leonard Peltier's murder in prison.

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Netcu Watch // Steve Pearl and Netcu we know where you work...

21-01-2009 20:09

After some netcu related hilarity during the past few days demonstrations at Harlan, HLS Wooley and HLS Occuld we took PCs Bacon and the officer we know as "Dave" in to the main Cambridgeshire Police Headquaters. And a police officer dropped a real clanger.

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Netcu Watch // How you might go to prison for not knowing or knowing someone...

21-01-2009 14:34

"Persons Unknown" (the illusive terrorist group) made a special visit to seal the deal in the latest SHAC trial. Whoever these persons unknown are they sure to drop us in it time and time again. Apparently the defence were part of a group which torched cars, used blackmail and intimidation to further the campaign against HLS.

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SHAC Sentences anounced

21-01-2009 14:18

Activists found guilty of 'conspiracy with persons unknown to blackmail' Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) were today sentenced to terms from 4 to 11 years.

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SHAC trial ends - defendants jailed with disproportionate sentences!

21-01-2009 14:16

We expected the worst, so it is no surprise that massively disproportionate sentences were handed down today after the SHAC trial ended.

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Audio: Two Sides, One Story - Cageprisoners National Tour - Sheffield

21-01-2009 01:37

On Tuesday 20th of January 2009 the Cageprisoners "Two Sides, One Story -- Guantanamo From Boths Sides of the Wire Tour" -- a tour to mark seven years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture, came to Sheffield. Christopher Arendt (former Guantanamo guard, Iraq Veterans Against War, ), Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo prisoner, spokesperson for Cageprisoners, ) and Omar Deghayes (former Guantanamo prisoner, ) were introduced by Jillian Creasy on behalf of the Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign. It was an outstanding and very moving event and the audio of the meeting is attached and some photos follow.

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6000 march in Birmingham for Gaza but diversity of tactics stifled yet again

21-01-2009 01:30

Saturday the 17th January 2009 saw the biggest demonstration in Birmingham since the beginning of the invasion of Iraq. 6000 people were estimated to be present at the march to protest their anger at the murder of over 1300 Palestinians in Gaza, our government’s total failure to take any diplomatic action, and the corporate media’s predominantly pro-Zionist stance.

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Notts Anti Military Meeting

20-01-2009 17:47

A meeting hosted by Nottingham Anti Military group will be held at the Sumac Centre, Gladstone Street, Forestfields, on Wednesday 21st January 2009 at 7.30pm.