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Indigenous Blockades in the Peru: Cops kill over 25

07-06-2009 10:59

Bagua, Peru (June 6, 2009) – In the early morning hours on Friday, Peruvian Special Forces staged a violent raid on a group of indigenous people at a peaceful blockade on a road outside of Bagua in a remote area of the northern Peruvian Amazon resulting in 25 civilians confirmed dead and over a hundred wounded. Over 600 police attacked several thousand unarmed Awajun and Wambis indigenous peoples including many women and children and forcibly dispersed them using tear gas and live ammunition.

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Filipino peasant leader ambushed!

07-06-2009 08:36

Renato Peñas, Vice-President of PAKISAMA (National Movement of Peasant Organizations), was ambushed dead by unidentified gunmen at 11:00 PM Friday, 5 June 2009, on the way to his farm in Sumilao, Bukidnon.

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Act Now for Sri Lankans...Act Now for Tim Martin >>>

07-06-2009 00:16


Tim Martin, a former aid worker and the Campaign Director of Act Now, is on an indefinite hunger strike outside Parliament, London since Monday 18th May. Tim is calling upon US President Obama to intervene in the crisis in Sri Lanka and has presented a clear list of demands to protect the civilian population from further devastation. Tim’s full letter to the American president was delivered to the American Embassy on the first day of his hunger strike.

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The continuing plight of Rossport

06-06-2009 19:50

Please Spread Widely!

The last week has witnessed an escalation in confrontation between the
local community of Rossport, Co. Mayo, and the oil corporation shell.

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GREECE: Letter by imprisoned comrade Ilias Nikolaou

06-06-2009 16:41

A letter by comrade Ilias Nikolaou from Amphissa Prison in Greece.

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AID TO GAZA Public Meeting on Tuesday June 9th 7.30pm at Oxford Town Hall

06-06-2009 10:05



7.30pm, Tuesday 9 June
Oxford Town Hall

Drivers who participated in the Viva Palestina aid convoy to Gaza will be telling us about their experience of travelling to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid in the aftermath of the Israeli onslaught earlier this year.

We will also hear about the ongoing importance of this work in the face of the continuing blockade of Gaza and the long term effects of the war.


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Sweden: Police mistreats leftist because he put up a few political stickers

06-06-2009 04:13

A Greek member of a leftist political party is arrested and humiliated by the Swedish police because he put up 3 stickers in the Stockholm tube. His privates were searched for drugs, he was made to get off his clothes, his home in Sweden searched without his approval, and he was jailed even though he was carrying valid ID recognised by the EU.

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British medic held in Sri Lankan IDP camp.

05-06-2009 22:34

Damilvany is a British medic who worked in a makeshift hospital in the perversely named no fire zone helping treat and process the thousands of innocent civilian casualties of the conflict. She is currently detained against her will in a Sri Lankan IDP camp.

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American judge orders cop to stand trial for murder in Oscar Grant killing

05-06-2009 22:01

As of the printing of this article there have been five days of testimony, stretching out over two weeks, at the preliminary hearing of Johannes Mehserle, the cop caught on video shooting Oscar Grant in the back as Grant lay on a train platform.

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Speak out Against Racism and Deportations - 13 June 2009 12-3pm

05-06-2009 11:33

Open-air rally with speeches from anti-racist groups across London, uniting to take a common stand in defence of migrant workers and asylum seekers.

Please come along and bring speeches, music, chants, literature. Add your voice and help us speak out againt racism.

Public rally outside Angel Tube station, Islington, London N1

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05-06-2009 08:30

National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit site is back up

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held for 24 hours by police for flag-waving

04-06-2009 22:28

police detained maria gallestegui (from for 24 hours after her arrest yesterday evening for waving the tamil eelam homeland flag at parliament square

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Greece: The case of Nikos Kountardas

04-06-2009 16:07

Nikos Kundardas, a brave anarchist comrade from Greece, is on hunger and thirst strike, demanding his freedom. He is charged with setting a bank on fire, even though the prosecutor has no evidence available.

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Which Way Forward for the Black Left: The Formation of DIGNITY

04-06-2009 15:15

Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney chose a Harlem church to announce the formation of DIGNITY, to bring the Black body politic back from its current comatose state. "Dignity is attempting to show real change is possible" - if people fight for it. "We want to organize networks so that we can relay information quickly to a large number of people."

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Shell causeway 'washed away' by Shell to Sea action

04-06-2009 11:30

Reclaim the beach!
Part of the Shell causeway extending into the sea at Glengad was removed by Shell to Sea protesters on monday evening. This was in protest at the illegal blocking of access to the public beach and to oppose the forcing of this unsafe project on the local community and the giveaway of Ireland's natural resources.

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Confrontation ensues as Shell vessels arrive at Rossport

04-06-2009 11:27

Monday the 1st of June saw the arrival of a multitude of assorted vessels to Broadhaven bay. The boats, which are subcontracted by The Royal Dutch Shell company, are attempting to prepare for works on the controversial Corrib gas project. Today however, their progress has been significantly impaired by resident Shell to Sea activists that had already gathered a small, albeit formidable, fleet of kayaks, ready to deploy within short notice.

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Tim Martin Hunger Strike, Day 17, London - pictures

04-06-2009 11:10

Hunger Strikers and government ministers.
A week after satellite images are released confirming mass graves in Tamil held northern Sri Lanka, Mr Tim Martin reaches day 17 of his hunger strike in Parliament Square.

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Sri Lanka: Humanitarian access urgently needed (Amnesty International appeal)

04-06-2009 08:37

*Please complete the email appeal letter to the Sri Lankan authorities expressing their concerns about the hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans facing serious human rights violations.

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Dave Mahoney (RNC arrestee) pleads guilty in exchange for 90day cap.

03-06-2009 14:14

On June 1st 2009 Dave Mahoney, under pressure from US state repression, plead guilty to a single count of second degree assault.