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Demonstrate Tuesday 5 Jan against Britain's racist immigration laws

31-12-2009 17:01

Start 2010 by showing opposition to Britain's racist immigration laws! In the run-up to the next election as all parties compete for the crown of most 'tough' (ie racist) party, show the current Labour government and all contenders to succeed it that there is support for migrant workers and asylum seekers!

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Australia Day Honours System Inscrutability Parallels Undeserved British Honours

30-12-2009 17:14

The Notorious Public Service Medal
In 1975 the Australian government decided to drop British honours such as knighthoods in favour of an Australian system. This change was instigated by republican prime minister Gough Whitlam, one of the most disliked Prime Ministers of recent times. He was ultimately sacked by the Governor General following a series of scandals and the blocking of supply by the Opposition.

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Freedom for Alfredo M.Bonanno & Christos Stratigopoulos!

30-12-2009 14:08

Its been over two months now that two anarchists- Alfredo Bonnano and Christos Stratigopoulos had been arrested in Greece following bank robbery. Needless to say those anarchist comrades need our solidarity and support now. Especially 72 years old Bonnano is in grave danger due to his health problems and extremely bad conditions he is kept in Amfissa prison.

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Escalating violence against anti-mining campaigners in El Salvador

27-12-2009 23:32

As locals campaign against gold mining by Canadian Company Pacific Rim, two more anti-mining activists have been murdered.

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Gaza’s Shrinking Borders

27-12-2009 22:39

Since the beginning of the Oslo “Peace” Process that began in 1993, not only have the borders of Gaza been largely closed to people and goods, but the borders have been closing in on the residents of Gaza through unilateral Israeli military actions.

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Confront Counter Terror: Expose the Expo - 14th April 2010

27-12-2009 22:08

Sponsored by arms comapny Thales, and organised by Clarion Events—responsible for Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEi) the world’s largest arms fair, the Counter Terror Expo takes place between 14-15 April 2010 at Olympia, London.

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Egyptian Security Forces Detain Gaza Freedom Marchers and Stop Memorial in Cairo

27-12-2009 14:23

Egyptian Security Forces Detain Gaza Freedom Marchers in

el-Arish and shut down Gaza Memorial in Cairo

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Violent clashes and riots against the dictatorship

27-12-2009 10:54

4 iranian people killed by the fascists bassidj'is militia

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Filipino journalists remember 'Maguindanao massacre'

25-12-2009 00:14

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Dozens of journalists held a prayer rally Wednesday in Zamboanga City to remember and seek justice for the brutal slayings of 57 people, among them at least 30 journalists massacred last month in Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines.

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Aminatou is home - don't look away now

24-12-2009 18:54

Aminatou at Lanzarote airport where she staged her 32 day hunger strike
The return of Saharawi hunger striker Aminatou Haidar to Western Sahara is, in her own words, a victory for ‘international law, for human rights, for international justice’. However, the battle is far from over. Now that Morocco's human rights standards have been thrust into the spotlight, the UN and the EU must fulfill their obligations to end human rights abuses in occupied Western Sahara and bring justice to the Saharawi people.

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Whistleblower Ex-Lecturer Convicted of Harassment Against British Knight

24-12-2009 14:36

Kingston Police Report on Content of Website,
On 22 December 2009, Dr Howard Fredrics, former Senior Lecturer of Music at Kingston University, London, was convicted in absentia of harassment against Sir George "Peter" Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University for having operated a website that revealed evidence of misconduct by the University. The conviction was handed down by the Kingston Magistrates Court despite a compelling police investigation report that indicated that there was no evidence that the site contained anything that could lead to such a charge.

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Communication, education and human rights activist imprisoned in Israel!

23-12-2009 20:30

Jamal Juma, Human Right's defender and coordinator of "Stop the Wall" campaign in Palestine, campaigner for the democratisation of communication and organiser of the future world education forum, was arrested onthe 16th of December without explanation and held in Israel. Appeals go out for support and pressure for his liberation and the right to trial in his home Palestine.

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A New World War for a New World Order

22-12-2009 11:09

G-20 Summit, London, April 2009
Global regional conflicts continue to be waged and expanded, be it in the Middle East, Central Africa or Central Asia, with coups and regime change being furthered in Eastern Europe, South America and across the globe.

All that is required for a new major world war is just one spark: A strike on Iran, particularly with nuclear missiles, as is proposed, would result in World War III.

A New World War would be a global war waged by a global ruling class against the citizens of the world, with the aim of maintaining and reshaping hierarchical society to serve their own interests. It would indeed symbolize a New World War for a New World Order.

In a globalized world, all conflict has global implications; the task at hand is whether the people can realize that war is not waged against a “distant” or “foreign” enemy, but against all people of the world.

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Zippos Circus Protest – Charges Dropped!

22-12-2009 00:01

Charges dropped against protesters arising from a demo at Zippos Circus on 22nd October 2009 in Cambridge.

Some facts about Zippos:

-Zippos employed a man who defended infamous abuse at Chipperfield's circus in court. After watching footage of the thrashing and kicking of a baby chimpanzee he was asked “See anything which would constitute cruelty?” he replied unequivocally “No". Asked if he would do the same he said “Yes”!

-Zippos Circus have been exposed by Animal Defenders International, for keeping their horses in trailers without exercise for hours on end.

-'The way that young girl brandished the whip was obviously scary to the horses' 'When the man raised his hand the budgies flinched. Every time!' - Audience Member, 2009 Performance.

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Guide to Public Order Situations updated - new versions available

21-12-2009 17:50

The Guide gets updated from time to time, as the situation changes on the ground or we (or they!) come up with new ideas. Feedback from you is essential - please check it out and get in touch. Print up copies in advance of your next mass protest situation and dish 'em out!

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Jury Find Police Restraint Killed Mikey Powell

19-12-2009 12:38

Damning narrative verdict returned at inquest.

The jury at the inquest into the controversial death in police custody in 2003 of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey) today returned a damning narrative verdict and found that the way that he was restrained resulted in his death from positional asphyxia (see below).

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Nanny State gives parents nightmares

18-12-2009 20:08

A new Bill threatens to undermine the rights and responsibilities of parents

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Free Amadeu Casellas, Anarchist Political Prisoner

18-12-2009 10:37

Llibertat Amadeu Casellas! Solidarity with Anarchist Political Prisoners!