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Another uprising at Pagani Concentration Camp... An appeal from Chios.

19-10-2009 22:01

3pm today migrants burnt two cells. 900 people are being held, including minors. One 12 year old doesn't want to leave his father, and so he is still held, despite an offer to release (abandon?) him on his own!
Fire brigade called, riot police attack, 6 migrants hospitalised by MAT, 2 more have received no medical care. One migrant incarcerated 4 months...

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Charter flight UK/ France to Afghanistan tomorrow 20 Oct

19-10-2009 21:58

Departure of a anglo-french charter has been programmed this tuesday 20th october in the evening after a step in Lille-Lesquin, said a Cimade's responsible. Police has confirmed this information. This plane will be the first since 2005.

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Opposition calls 20 October Boycott in Niger

19-10-2009 21:32

Statement of the opposition gathering of October 17, 2009, by The Coordination of Democratic Forces for the Republic (CFDR) of Niger.

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Athens, today!

19-10-2009 11:57

Nikai: Free Our Comrades! Town Hall occupied, and left (last night, apparently) and University Head has offices occupied too, in time for lunch today!
Talk too of stuff happening at the National Students' Union.

Separately in the suburb of Halandri, a school is still occupied by the students, even after an attack by the far right.

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urgent blanket appeal for calais

19-10-2009 11:13

Please forward this to people you think may be able to help, the situation in Calais has deterioated rapidly and friends there have written this urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance.

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“We’re Looking For the ‘President of Employment’” Revolution in Mexico?

18-10-2009 17:28

"The government-owned Federal Electricity Commission will be in charge of providing electricity to central Mexico. However, according to the SME’s Secretary General Martin Esparza, “An electrician isn’t made overnight. They calculated wrong and they could spark a social conflict on a grand scale if the blackouts continue.” The first such conflict appeared on Wednesday in Ocoyocoac county in the State of Mexico, where residents blocked the Mexico-Toluca freeway for three hours to protest a blackout.

What was clear yesterday afternoon is that Calderon’s decree provoked feelings of unity between the SME, the working class, and civil society in general. Those hundreds of thousands in the Zocalo plaza indicate that people are fed up with Calderon’s structural adjustments. Mexican society took to the streets, where struggles are won, and were doña Lucia, the eighty-something-year-old wife of a SME retiree, told Narco News, “We’re looking for the ‘president of employment,’ but we just can’t find him.”

Translator’s notes:

1. FECAL is one of President Felipe Calderon’s nicknames, formed by combining the first two letters of his first name and the first three letters of his last name. And yes, “Fecal” means the same thing in Spanish that it does in English.

2. France’s Napoleon III declared Maximiliano de Habsburgo “emperor of Mexico” in 1864. Mexicans executed him in 1867."

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Unlock the Concentration Camps, Tamil Protest, London - pictures.

18-10-2009 12:10

Death Squads.
Thousands of Tamils gather in London months after the Sri Lankan final assault against the Tamil Tigers ends in the deaths of tens of thousands of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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Tamils March in London Against Sri Lanka Concentration Camps

17-10-2009 22:53

Ban Ki-Moon - Tamil blood on your hands
Several thounsand Tamils marched through London on Saturday 17 Oct 2009 to protest against the continued detention of civilians in Sri Lankan camps, calling on the UK government to press for their release. Photo Copyright (C) 2009. Peter Marshall

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Prevention of Terrorism Act being used against Blacklisted workers

17-10-2009 19:10

The main contractor at Fiddler's Ferry power station in Cheshire is seeking an injunction under the Prevention of Terrorism Act to prevent blacklisted workers from picketing the site.

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Translated statement of the occupied town hall, Nikaia, Athens, Greece

17-10-2009 19:00

#105 | Town hall of Nikaia, Athens is occupied after demo for the police killing of Mohammad Atif Kamran; statement by the occupation’s assembly.

Mohammad Atif Kamran was a 25-year old migrant from Pakistan. On September 26, Mohammad’s house was raided by police who beat him, dragged him to the local police station and tortured him. On October 10, Mohammad passed away (more on his case here).

Today, a week after Mohammad’s death, a demonstration was called at Nikaia, the Athens suburb where he lived, by anarchist groups. At the end of the demonstration, some people entered the local town hall and occupied – as of now (19.00 GMT) the occupation continues.

What follows is a rough translation of the assembly of the occupied town hall.

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Urgent Calais appeal

17-10-2009 14:58

Urgently needed:
Blankets, Sleeping bags , warm clothes (especially winter jackets and water proofs), mens shoes, tents, money, tarpaulin, rope, tools

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Town hall occupied against police murder, Athens suburbs!

17-10-2009 13:00

Following today's attempts by anarchists and others to march on the police station in the Athens suburb of Nikaia, where an immigrant was murdered by cops and another tortured, in the first days of last week's presidential elections, the comrades were beaten back.
Therefore the town hall has been occupied!

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Escalation of US NATO War in Afghanistan: The Risks of Regional Conflagration

17-10-2009 09:20

If McChrystal gains the additional 60,000 American troops he's requested and NATO provides several thousand more, combined Western military forces in Afghanistan could number some 180,000. With control of former Soviet airbases in the nation in addition to air fields in Central Asia, Iraq, the South Caucasus, Turkey and the Black Sea nations of Bulgaria and Romania, Washington and its allies could be poised for military operations against Iran far more ambitious than any discussed or rumored before.

The expansion of the South Asian war into Pakistan also allows the West to employ that nation for future attacks against Iran.

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Coup-makers are looking forward to South Africa

17-10-2009 03:20

The qualification for the World Cup in South Africa is handy for the coup regime in Honduras

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Climate rush: peoples being pulled over by filth on route.

16-10-2009 20:41

activists not even heavily involved in climate change campaigns have been pulled all over.

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Four people prevented from going to Copenhagen

16-10-2009 12:31

Guardian reporting four people prevented from going to Copenhagen

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Statement against Govt of India’s planned military offensive in tribal areas

16-10-2009 12:18

Sanhati (, a collective of activists/academics who have been working in solidarity with peoples’ movements in India by providing information and analysis, took the initiative to bring together voices from around the world against the Government of India’s planned military offensive in Central India. A statement and a background note were drafted in consultation with Indian activists, and duly circulated for endorsement - several eminent intellectuals/acadmics along with hundreds of others from across the world have endorsed. Attached to the statement and signatories, is a background note providing the political perspective of this conflict.

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Anti-prison protest kicks off in France

16-10-2009 08:27

BLACK Bloc protesters caused havoc in the French city of Poitiers in a protest against a new prison.