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New documentary provides rare insight into West Papua independence struggle

23-11-2009 23:22

Forgotten Bird of Paradise image
A new undercover documentary film shows rarely-seen footage of separatist rebels in Indonesian-ruled Papua province, who have been fighting a low-level insurgency for more than 40 years.

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When bigots attack, we fight back!

23-11-2009 22:17

After Liverpool City Council forced an anti-homophobia march to stick to the back streets, an angry group set off on an alternative, unapproved, route through the heart of Liverpool's shopping centre

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Historic Gaza Freedom March to Israeli Border Set For December 31

22-11-2009 20:26

The Gaza Freedom March that will take place in Gaza on December 31 is an historic initiative to break the siege that has imprisoned the 1.5 million people who live there. Conceived in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and nonviolent resistance to injustice worldwide, the march will gather people from all over the world to march—hand in hand—with the people of Gaza to demand that the Israelis open the borders.

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Nottingham Stop the EDL march: Useful info and tactics

21-11-2009 12:08

Remember that the power lies in the hands of the communities, do not rely on labour councils. Remember that actions speak louder than words, do not be led astray by groups whos aim is entirely political.

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Police station firebombed in Brussels

21-11-2009 08:25

RIOTS broke out in Belgium on Friday night, November 20, over the brutal and racist treatment of prisoners by police.

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forest occupation

21-11-2009 07:39

resistion to eviction of forest occupation in belgium

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NUJ Annual Delegate Meeting Supports Indymedia

20-11-2009 16:20

At today's NUJ's policy-making annual delegate meeting (ADM) in Southport, a motion supporting Indymedia was carried with nobody speaking against it.

Media Freedon - Indymedia Support - Motion 12

Police seizure of a UK Indymedia server in Manchester, has prompted the ADM to call for better legal safeguards for all online content. In Motion 12, the NEC has been instructed to provide support for Indymedia through members working with the site. Charley Allan of the Morning Star said: “They need our help – they’re under attack. Indymedia are vulnerable to the police.”

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Under night-time’s lovely coat - Solidarity with anarchist Jonatan (Sweden)

20-11-2009 16:19

This is the call for Revolutionary Solidarity with our Swedish anarchist comrade Jonatan and for all fighting prisoners! Please spread it and publish it on your websites, blogs and lists.

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Freedom for Political Prisoners Fundraising Calendar available in UK for Xmas

20-11-2009 12:36

* 2010 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar - on the theme of Indigenous Resistance *

* 42 Gorgeous Full Colour pages of art and writings by prisoners and supporters *

* See for full details and all artwork *

* Order from: *

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Bez Granits (No Borders): new anarchist newspaper for the Baltic region

19-11-2009 19:56

On November 7, 2009 (Nestor Makhno's birthday anniversary) a new
anarchist newspaper, Bez Granits ("without borders" / "no limits")
published its debut issue - 12 black and red pages which were prepared
by the collective which was at the moment spread between St.
Petersburg, Russia, and Riga, Latvia.

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Photographers 6 year legal battle concludes.

19-11-2009 15:33

Photo taken by Swiss doctor after emergency surgery in 2003.
Tomorrow (Friday 20th) a court in Lausanne Switzerland will hear an appeal by photographer Guy Smallman who was crippled by a deliberately targeted Police Stun Grenade during the G8 protests in 2003. Mr Smallman previously won his case but the State of Geneva successfully appealed the first ruling. The Swiss Federal Court will hear arguments from both sides tomorrow morning and makes its decision in the same session. If Mr Smallman wins then he will qualify for compensation for his injuries. If he loses then he will owe thousands in legal costs to the State of Geneva.

He has been supported in his fight by both UK Indymedia and the National Union of Journalists over the past six years.

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Corporate Watch: NDET issues bail conditions designed to prevent protest

19-11-2009 11:39

Following two house raids in Evesham and Gosport in the early hours of Tuesday 10th November, four animal rights activists were arrested, charged with conspiracy to commit criminal damage and given wide-ranging bail conditions designed specifically to prevent their participation in any facet of animal rights campaigning. The charges are based upon the seizure of a solitary piece of 'evidence' in a raid a year earlier.

The raids commenced at 7am when police wearing balaclavas, including members of the National Domestic Extremism Team (NDET), raided two houses. At one address masked police scaled the walls and broke windows, instead of knocking on the door, to gain entry. At the other, 20-30 police burst in brandishing fire extinguishers. From these two raids four people were arrested and later charged with conspiracy to cause criminal damage. The arresting officer was DC Mace, of the NDET London, and the accusations relate to several minor acts of criminal damage in the south of England, claimed by anonymous animal rights activists.

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Dale Farm travellers to be evicted, Constant & Co. to make £2m

18-11-2009 18:57

The Basildon District Council cabinet is meeting on 10th December to decide which of two undisclosed bailiff companies it will use to forcibly evict travellers living on Britain's biggest traveller site, the renowned Dale Farm in Essex. Constant & Co., the UK's most notorious anti-traveller bailiff firm, said, in July, that it expected to win the £2 million contract, which would culminate in the biggest eviction operation in modern British history.

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Two jailed for contempt of court in USA

18-11-2009 15:51

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Two people, Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth have been jailed for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury in Iowa, USA. The two were found to be in contempt of court this Tuesday. Both will be held until they agree to testify or for the duration of the grand jury (another 11 months). By law the longest they could be held is 18 months.

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Another migrant camp destroyed; mass arrests

18-11-2009 14:56

Another large migrant camp in France was destroyed yesterday, this time in Dunkerque.

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Open Letter from Cesare Battisti to Lula and the Brazilian People

18-11-2009 00:31

Cesare Battisti is a militant of the 1970s Italian extra-parliamentary left, having been a member of Armed Proletarians for Communism. Along with many other activists of the period he fled Italy to avoid the wave of repression which closed the decade, and now has a precarious political refugee status in Brazil, as the Italian state continues to seek his extradition.

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Report from antifascist actions in Warsaw, 11.11.09

17-11-2009 21:55

On 11th November, due to the demonstration of Polish neonazi organizations (including ONR -Oboz Narodowo-Radykalny), the anarchists and antifascists organized a series of actions which were supposed to show their determined and straightforward objection against fascism. The actions were a part of the European days against fascism, which were announced by the antifascist conference organized by Siempre Antifascista.

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Chios: The Greek Junta rears its ugly head again, in a 'Socialist' state!

17-11-2009 20:13

280 arrested, many after being 'kettled' pre-emptively, in groups of up to 50
Central Athens occupied, by cops
Report of shoppers being dragged out of supermarket and arrested

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G8: Swiss stun grenade case due to conclude on Friday

17-11-2009 14:14

Guy Smallman's injured leg, Geneva 2003
A six-year fight for justice by photojournalist Guy Smallman will come to a conclusion in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday 20 November.

At 9am the Federal Court will hear Mr Smallman’s final appeal in the case against the State of Geneva. Unusually, this will be heard in public.