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Anti-Shell fisherman speaks of attack & sinking of boat

11-06-2009 23:19

Attacks by both Shell security and mystery masked men on opponents of the oil company's damaging gas pipeline project have increased in recent weeks. Early Thursday morning, pipeline critic Pat O'Donnell's fishing boat was boarded by four armed masked men, who held the crew captive while sinking the vessel. This follows in the wake of outspoken farmer Willie Corduff being beaten up at night and protestors being thrown off ships by Shell security.

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Spotlight Demo at Menwiith Hill, July 4th, 5-10pm

11-06-2009 16:26

Spotlight Demo, Menwith Hill, 4th July, 5pm.
While most Americans celebrate Independence Day, for us, Saturday 4th July is Independence Day FROM America Day. There will be a demo from 5pm at the main gate to Menwith Hill, nr, Harrogate, HG3 2RF.

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Delegation to Downing Street and Launch Meeting on Western Sahara

11-06-2009 12:29

On Friday 12th June you are invited to attend the launch of a new awareness raising campaign that will attempt to build a global network of activitsts increase pressure on Morocco to end its illegal 33 year Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. The meeting will be preceeded by a high level delegation to 10 Downing Street. Please come and join us at Downing Street at 11am

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Italy arrests G8 attack suspects

11-06-2009 12:28

Italian police have arrested at least four people on suspicion of planning an attack on the G8 summit of rich countries next month.

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Liberal values and the promotion of British Islamic rule

11-06-2009 11:06

An Islamic group, Islam4UK, is presently engaged in a UK Roadshow, entitled "Live Under Shariah". On Saturday 6th June, they came to New Street in Birmingham. As a local, a democrat, and on the left politically, I was intrigued to find out more. I spoke to one of their representatives to determine what was wrong with the UK, and why he thought Islamic rule was the correct prescription. A report for UK Indymedia.

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Speak out Against Racism and Deportations - Saturday 13 June

11-06-2009 10:56

Outside Angel tube, Islington, London N1 12-3pm

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. MC Low-Key and others will perform.

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Benefit gig for Iraqi LGBT UK.

11-06-2009 07:30

Next Wednesday June the 17ththere will be a benefit gig at the Grosvenor in Stockwell. It is for the Iraqi LGBT UK group who are raising much needed cash to help shelter Iraqi LGBT activists from all kinds of bigoted repression including beating, torture and murder.

8pm till close. £4.00/£5.00 Wednesday June 17th
The Grosvenor
Sidney Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 OTP

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Predictive Powers: A Robot That Reads Your Intention?

10-06-2009 21:05

Is it just me, or do others recognise the potential threat embedded in such research projects once the Military Industrial Complex gets ahold of 'em? These lines of research just dredge up the fear that sci-fi such as the "terminator" may be less fi and more fact with every year. I hope that I am just paranoid. You be the judge.

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Speaker Of Qld Parliament Denies Bullied Schoolboy Electoral Representation

10-06-2009 19:53

Brisbane, Australia - Speaker of the House, John Mickel, has repeatedly stone walled and refused to raise the issue of severe school bullying, education discrimination and systemic judicial abuse and corruption on behalf of Brisbane woman Jennifer Nash and her teenage son in Parliament, in line with the principles of the Westminster system.

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Julien Coupat has been released.

10-06-2009 19:05

As part of the prisoner support network ABC and comrades who showed their support from the Sumac, we would like to show our solidarity and committment to those arrested and offer love and strength to their friends, families and loved ones. Our belief, strength and comradeship will persevere in the face of corruption and adversity.

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FITwatch benefit gig Friday

10-06-2009 10:14

FITwatch are doing a benefit - flyer attached!

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Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle

09-06-2009 21:36

The link below is to a very, very good interview and news piece on the situation in Peru . Please share around for use in advocacy against the actions of the Peruvian government.

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Tamil protesters at Trent Bridge

09-06-2009 20:48

On Monday, campaigners angry at Sri Lanka's recent military assault on the Tamil Tigers organised a protest outside Nottingham's Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

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New farm land grab website

09-06-2009 16:59 banner
GRAIN has launched a new website that offers the most comprehensive information tool on the global land grab for outsourced food production: This new site is an improved version of the site initiated by GRAIN last year, which provides an open, up-to-date and easy to search library of over 800 articles, interviews and reports on farm land grabs around the world published since the outbreak of the food crisis in 2008.

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New Working class bookfair Oxford June 20th 2009

09-06-2009 12:32

Radical and different ideas and perspectives will be available in a new space for our movement to help think through and act in the current multiple crises.

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Lancaster unites against the nazi BNP

09-06-2009 11:04

Report on yesterday's impromptu anti-fascist demo in Lancaster

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Defend Jobs and Education at Tower Hamlets College

09-06-2009 10:13

Staff Student walkout
College announce massive cuts to jobs and student provision. Staff and students respond.

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The Post-BNP Era

08-06-2009 21:52

An analysis of the rise of the British National Party in the UK as a result of the mainstream political elite ignoring the working class. Argues that this has happened across Europe, resulting in the rise of the far Right as a direct consequence of the failure of neo-liberal economic individualism. Suggests that a new class-based analysis is required to challenge the breakdown of politics.

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List of imprisoned anarchists in Greece

07-06-2009 16:53

Greece has many anarchists imprisoned, especially after the December 2008 revolt. Here is a partial list of six of the most well-known cases that have attracted the interest of those organising solidarity marches and other events, including direct action.