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Drax 29 trial starts Monday 10am - Leeds

28-06-2009 18:31

Last June 29 people stopped a train taking coal into Drax power station to draw attention to Climate Change and the contribution of carbon emissions from coal powered fire stations and in particular Drax.

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Protests continue in Iran – Free All Political Prisoners!

28-06-2009 17:56

Protests are not fizzling out
Quick report and videos from the continuing protests in Iran along with an appeal to support political prisoners. Please repost.

Videos can be found here:-

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met police officers in court for cannabis fit-up

28-06-2009 13:32

three metropolitan police officers are in court for perverting the course of justice after a digital voice recording was played to the court raising suspicion of their statements. the three officers including a sergeant are due to appear at southwark crown court in a five day trial from august 17th 2009.

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Communications House Protest supports Yarls Wood Protesters

28-06-2009 08:38

Laureine Tcuapo speaks
Seventy people demonstrated outside Communications House in London on Saturday afternoon (27 June 2009) in a protest organised by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! in support of the SOAS workers who were detained there, the protesters at Yarls Wood and all migrants in struggle against Britain's racist immigration laws.
Pictures Copyright (C) 2009, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Iran crisis (by Latuff)

27-06-2009 13:21

Iran crisis
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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American Animal Activist Just Released from Secretive Prison Speaks Out

26-06-2009 19:48

interview with Andrew Stepanian, an animal rights activist who was jailed at a secretive prison known as a Communication Management Unit, or CMU. Stepanian is believed to be the first prisoner released from a CMU...

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The repercussions & threat of Bio-technology on Humanity from The Codex Alimenta

26-06-2009 18:25

The Basic Human Right to Human & Environmental Health is disappearing by the end of this year. Human DNA can now be contaminated, patented & owned. - The largest uncontrolled experiment on life in human history, the consequences of which cannot be fully predicted.

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NoBorder Calais Friday 26.06.2009

26-06-2009 17:30

This is a short summary of the Friday, 2606.2009 on the No Border camp.

Lots of things happen at the same time at different places so if you ve got something to add please write a comment.

Pictures | Video from the Police ath the Camp | Video from the Lock on action early in the morning

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Demo against Notts Police & £700,000 bill for arresting 114 enviro activists

26-06-2009 01:10

on Wednesday June 24th at 9.30am at Nottinghamshire County Hall, Trent Bridge, Nottingham. A Demonstration against the Notts Police Authority meeting had been organised. The object, to demand that the Notts Police are Accountable for their recent actions.

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Public meeting: After the Iranian 'Elections' - Solidarity with Iranian workers

25-06-2009 22:05

Public meeting and discussion
7.30pm, Wednesday 1st July
at the International Community Centre,
Mansfield Road, Nottingham.
With Sam Azad an Iranian socialist based in Nottingham

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Calais report; Riot police surround leafleters in Calais town centre

25-06-2009 21:54

Around 4pm this afternoon around 30 people from the No Border Camp went to Calais town centre in order to distribute the NOMADE newsletter and to talk to Calais residents about the aims of the camp. Given the high level of police surveillance the group were not able to travel together but had arranged to meet at a central location.

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Beginning of the End in Iran

25-06-2009 20:17

Ayatollah Khamenei’s June 19 speech reminded many Iranians of some of the utterances of the shah in the last months of his rule: former president and current chairman of the ‘assembly of experts’ Ali Akbar Rafsanjani cannot be corrupt – he has been the supreme leader’s friend for over 50 years! Everyone in Iran had accepted the results of the elections: it was all the fault of foreign powers and foreign media that some people are now doubting them! Conspiracies are all around us and, just as in colonial times, the British are behind it.

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Stories from people trying to cross the border at Calais

25-06-2009 16:12

Behind all the scare stories and fiction of the tabloid scum press, we are making friends with people here who gradually tell us their stories. Obviously they are scared of what would happen if their stories were made public but have agreed to let us tell people the rough outlines. All names have been changed.

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Chavez suspects CIA role in Iran

25-06-2009 14:27

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the CIA of being behind anti-government protests rocking Iran, and repeated his support for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu: 75% of the Iranians want regime change

25-06-2009 14:21

Shah of Iran's return from Rome after the CIA coup of 1953
The selected quotes below from the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Reza Pahlavi, the son of ousted Shah of Iran, provide further insight into the true colour of the "Green Revolution".

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Mass Protests Rock Iran: No to All Wings of the Mullah Regime!

25-06-2009 13:38

For more than a week, Iran has been convulsed by mass demonstrations denouncing election fraud. Hundreds of thousands have repeatedly taken to the streets to denounce the government, which is now threatening, and beginning to carry out, a bloody crackdown. This time around, imperialist intervention is veiled: the White House feigns neutrality, the Western media go all out for the opposition, while in the background various agencies provide vital technical aid. In reality, all candidates in the presidential vote swear allegiance to the Islamic Republic, and the supposed moderate reformers are no less butchers and enemies of poor and working people than the conservative "populist" government. The situation cries out for revolutionary leadership independent of all factions of the theocracy, to wage a struggle for workers revolution against imperialism and clerical reaction.

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TUC joined the International solidarity action day!

25-06-2009 10:56

ACTION: protest at Iranian Embassy on Friday 26 June 2009, 12:30-1:30pm

Justice for Iranian workers – to include the human rights of all Iranians who have been deprived of their rights.

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Zizek on Iranian protests

25-06-2009 01:31

"The following is a guest post from Slavoj Žižek, Apparently the mainstream media has not shown interest in publishing it. The piece is copy-right free and you should feel free to republish this on your own blog. "

one would be expecting a miracle to expect Ahamdinejad apologists, who have been supporting his govornment based on illusioins that a middle class uprising is in place in Iran. Mind you Sepah, the main supporter of Ahmadinejad is a multi- million corporation. most people in the rural areas of Iran, who many in the left believe have voted for Ahmadinejad, are from ethnic minorities who would either, NOT vore, or should they come to the polls is to protests to the pro-regime candidate. Ahmadinejad govornment has the control of the Media, the Police, Riot police, funded by a multi million corporation (Sepaah e Paasdaaraan) and the new regime-dependant corporations and middle class. Open your eyes, only a tyranny who has acknowledged lack of legitimacy, would kill cruch demonstrations in such a scale , to save their position. Is the British left really that blind?

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Update And Info From Calais No Border Camp

24-06-2009 16:55

A farcical curtain of steel has descended on Calais, and the massive campaign of demonisation of our camp by the local authorities continues in the press. The camp is now fully set up with approx 300 people from all over Europe. Many local people are visiting the site and a group of around 40 mostly Kurdish and Afghani migrants. It is nice big site, quite open for people to come walk around and a lot of local kids hanging out. It runs alongside the main motorway from the port out of town and is just a few minutes from the Jungle, the makeshift camps where migrants are living. Many of the migrants seem to be very young, one just 12 year old Afghani visited the camp last night. Migrants report that currently the controls at the border are very tight and that no one has been getting through for few weeks, consequently the number of migrants in Calais are at their highest in several years.

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Interview with El Libertario (Venezuela – June 2009)

24-06-2009 13:40

* From Madrid the anarchist group Star, linked to the Iberian Federation of Anarchists Youths (Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Anarquistas-FIJA-), has raised questions whose answers will let us know today and in detail what is doing and saying the known Venezuelan anarchist newspaper.