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Video of police violence against migrants in Calais during August

13-08-2009 10:40

A snapshot of what life is like for migrants in Calais

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Removal from the UK is an invisible and stressful process

13-08-2009 06:24

'the use of force did not assist removal, but in fact led to its abandonment'

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Government Drugs Policy Unlawful

13-08-2009 01:36

Government's partial and unequal administration of drugs law is today being challenged on appeal against conviction by American LSD chemist Casey Hardison.

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Greece: Teo Eliopulos still not in a real hospital!

12-08-2009 21:38


Teo Eliopulos is an anarchist and the last prisoner from the December Revolt still in pre-trial detention and is denied bail for his beliefs.

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Guide for activists coming to Calais & a personal account

12-08-2009 18:32

Sunrise over the Hazara 'jungle' keeping an eye out for CRS
Stuff to plan for if you're coming to Calais, and a personal account from one person for Monday and Tuesday this week to give you an idea of what sort of work we're doing

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Bad apples vs social change: policing after the G20 protests

12-08-2009 15:01

Since the G20 protest in London this year the policing methods used over April 1st and 2nd have been dissected and discussed regularly in the media and in parliament. Reports have been produced and protests condemning police violence have been organised. Thousands of words have been published both in mainstream and independent media sources discussing civil liberties and issues around the right to protest. But has anything actually changed?

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Whose the Real Hypocrite Secretary Clinton?

12-08-2009 14:20

"In recent days, Narco News has reported that, in the three months prior to the June 28 coup d’etat in Honduras, the US-funded Millennium Change Corporation (MCC) gave at least $11 million US dollars to private-sector contractors in Honduras and also that since the coup it has doled out another $6.5 million.

The latter revelation – that the money spigot has been left on even after the coup – comes in spite of claims by the State Department that it has placed non-humanitarian funding “on pause” pending a yet-unfinished review."

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August 30th 2009 - International Day of the Disappeared

12-08-2009 14:19

The International Day of the Disappeared is a reminder that hundreds of thousands of families are still unaware of the fate of their loved ones missing in conflicts.

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Coquelles detention centre (nr Calais) rally, 2.00pm 22nd August

12-08-2009 12:55

SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST from 2pm

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Numbers thin on ground in Calais, please come if you can

12-08-2009 09:56

In the last couple of days numbers of people monitoring and intervening against police attacks on migrants have reduced. If you are thinking of coming, or want to find out more, please contact us now or have a look at the blog to see what you can do in Calais. There are many roles, doesn't have to involve face-to-face with cops! Hanging out with migrants often reaps rewards in building relationships, finding out what is really going on and is appreciated as simple, but effective, help can be provided - sorting out lighting for squats, improving nutrition for a pregnant woman, working in the same internet cafe so police back off, basic medic work...

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Fitwatch Call - DISARM DSEi Meeting - 16th August

12-08-2009 09:32

Resist the FIT Teams at the DISARM DSEi public meeting.
1:45pm, Calthorpe Arms, Grays Inn Road (nearest tubes Russell Square and Kings Cross).

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Charges filed against 10 animal rights activists in Austria made public

12-08-2009 00:05

The charges against the 10 animal rights activists who were held in pre-trial detention for over 3 months last year have finally arrived. As feared, they are being charged with "Forming a Criminal Organisation".

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Güler Zere, Turkish political prisoner (by Latuff)

11-08-2009 22:56

Free Güler Zere!
37 year old Güler Zere had cancer while she was kept in Elbistan Closed (E-Type) Prison in order to serve the execution of imprisonment sentence given by Malatya State Security Court.

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No Letup In Political Witch-Hunts Under Obama

11-08-2009 20:19

For eight years, the Bush administration relentlessly targeted Muslim, environmental, and animal rights activists as national security or terrorist threats. Shamefully, Obama continues the same practice.

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Policing with "dignity" in Calais

11-08-2009 14:33

Calais Palestinian 'jungle'
As Immigration Minister Besson announced last night that he would provide free showers to migrants (four of them for 120-1800 people) as a measure to treat the scabies epidemic (showers do not treat scabies, which he knows being a former doctor) and demanding that the local authority support this work for "as long as it takes" (the same local authority that in July refused to allow humanitarian associations to set up showers), this photo show the reality of the "dignified" treatment of migrants in Calais that Besson has been infamously quoted as saying.

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Greek prisoner support: press release on hunger striker Thodoris Iliopoulos

11-08-2009 09:03

until we ’re all free, we’re all imprisoned!
Translators note: Thodoris Iliopoulos is a prisoner of the Greek state simply for his beliefs. He has been in hunger strike for more than a month and even though his life is in immediate danger they still dont allow him to be taken care of in a hospital!

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Honduras Coup: Template for a Hemispheric Assault on Democracy

11-08-2009 07:39

"Honduras resists!"
As Eva Golinger has convincingly documented1, the United States took part in conceiving, planning, and staging the coup. The U.S. ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, coordinates a team of high-ranking U.S. and Honduran military officials, and creatures from the old Bush administration, using the Soto Cano (Palmerola) U.S. air force base.

But when the army, machine guns blazing, assaulted President Zelaya’s house, kidnapped him, and dumped him in Costa Rica – still in pajamas – their actions forged unprecedented unity in Latin America and the Caribbean against the coup regime, and enraged hundreds of thousands within the country.

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Austria: A Large Part of the Accusations against Animal Rights Activists Have Be

11-08-2009 01:04

Here are some of the latest updates about the proceedings against animal rights activists in Austria. Several charges have been dropped, but it seems as though they will by tried for "Forming a Criminal Organisation."

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Iran at the crossroads: Revolution or Bargaining?

10-08-2009 19:41

Street Protests in the 8 Weeks
By calling the situation a “family fight” Mousavi who is the loser in the Khamenei-Ahmadinrjad game, is trying to at least bring it back to its pre elections status. What he doesn’t understand is that especially after June 20th Khamenei himself has become people’s main target and hence there is no turn back.