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Refugees/gay Rights. Stop the deportation to Burundi of Alvin Gahimbaze

08-02-2010 00:43

“His life will be in serious danger if he is deported back to Burundi due to the ethnic clashes and the serious institutional homophobia”. The human rights activists are appealing to the United Nations and the European Parliament to save this young man's life.

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Police evict new No Borders/ SOS Sans Papiers space Calais

07-02-2010 17:12

Police force entry and arrest all those who were inside, who all had papers. Illegal eviction of space.

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Police raids new NoBorders space in Calais

07-02-2010 17:07

On Sunday afternoon french police has raided the new NoBorders space in Calais ( called the Kronstadt Hangar), all activists inside were brought to police stations.

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Uncovering The Rapid Rise & Growth Of Far-Right Radicalism In Russia

07-02-2010 14:22

A few days ago we posted an article regarding the rapid rise and growth of some of Russia's very own Neo-Nazi paramilitary groups. These groups have been responsible for hundreds of racially motivated attacks against immigrants and refugees, plus many more murders. They typically record these attacks/murders so that they can eventually be shown to brainwash and control young recruits.

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Dissident Island Radio Tonight

05-02-2010 19:42

DNA Retention // Section 44 at the ECHR // SEAB // Stop the traffic // Pete the temp // Sasquatch & Co

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Save Bita Ghaedi from Deportation. Her own words...

05-02-2010 16:55

Bita Ghaedi, awaiting deportation.
“I grew up in a patriarchy. It was even hard to talk to my father...and my mum as there was not any rights for females.”

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Forthcoming Gaza Convoy feedback event in Nottingham

05-02-2010 14:19

This notice will be of interest to all who are concerned at the plight of Palestinians suffering under Israel’s brutal military occupation. A recently returned member of the Viva Palestina Gaza convoy will be attending a meeting in Nottingham to share with us their experiences of the desperately needed aid convoy and its journey from the UK to Gaza.

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Save Bita Ghaedi from deportation and certain execution.

04-02-2010 17:00

Bita Ghaedi at Downing Street.
Bita Ghaedi is an Iranian woman who has been living in London since fleeing domestic violence in her native Iran. She has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks and is terrified that the deportation to Iran will lead to her being returned to a country in turmoil as pro-democracy protests are now tearing at the very fabric of the Iranian clerical regime.

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The Stockholm Programme: 1984 is Here

04-02-2010 15:14

Pamphlet produced by a Bristol No Borderer Available to download

"1984 is here, no really, this time we're not lying , honest. "

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Activists sent details of child & threatening letters from government/MI5/DWP

04-02-2010 15:07

An activist with a child was sent strange letters from the Department of Work & Pensions detailing his child benefit & details of his parents pension. He was then telephoned with the warning "We know everything about you & if we want we can get your parents pension money interfered with at any time". The activist said the person phoning was a woman & that she had " an Australian or New Zealand accent. What's scary is that he did not any time given the DWP his mobile phone number.

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Blackstones police manual defines "extremism"

04-02-2010 14:20

Well.....Blackstones police handbook 2009 and Blackstone's 2009 Counter-Terrorism handbook both Oxford University Press, make interesting reading. It appears that we are all far too extreme for our own good. Read page 131-137 for laughs or groans of frustration.

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6 February:12-2pm:Downing Street:Demo:Shaker Aamer:8 Yrs in GTMO

04-02-2010 10:37

Early February marks 8 years since British resident Shaker Aamer, who has a British family in south London, was sent to Guantánamo Bay among the first group of prisoners. 8 years on, no charge, no trial, no release date. Why? The British government, recently implicated in his torture, asked for his release in 2007, but he is still there. Join us as we demand the government takes action to see him return home to his family

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Solidarity to Alfredo & Christos - Greek Consulate visit in Berlin

03-02-2010 23:07

On the 3.2 some anarchists paid a short visit to the Greek consulate in Berlin, located at the Wittenberg square.

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Was Boycotting Apartheid South Africa Anti-White?

03-02-2010 12:02

The background
Five SPSC members interrupted a concert by the Israeli musicians and sponsored cultural ambassadors of the State of Israel, the Jerusalem Quartet, during their Aug 2008 Edinburgh Festival performance at the Queen’s Hall.

After being removed by private security guards, they were subsequently arrested, detained in Police cells, and later charged with “breach of the peace”.

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BBC parrots Iranian government propaganda

02-02-2010 15:53

BBC less wary than other key news agencies.

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Mossadegh and Ahmadinejad: Iran faces almost the same dilemma as 1953

02-02-2010 14:47

[1] Time magazine, 25 September 2006 - [2] Time magazine, 4 June 1951
There is a stark similarity between some aspects of the political atmosphere dominant over Iran today and those under Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh right before the U.S.-led coup of 1953 that resulted in the overthrow of the legitimate government of Iran and the establishment of a U.S.-puppet government of the Shah.

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Protest against Blair at Chilcot Inquiry - Photos

01-02-2010 15:08

All these police under investigation
Protesters kept up a day-long protest outside the QEII confrerence centre while Tony Blair was performing at the inquiry. Photographs Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Tamil's vote on Sri Lankan independance, but at their own risk.

01-02-2010 01:15

In an action designed to highlight the democratic rights denied to their contemporaries still in Sri Lanka, Tamils in the UK came together this weekend to vote on the issue of independance.

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US military's Haiti "relief" ops: A Rehearsal For Troop Deployment in L. America

31-01-2010 21:57

USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility
The American commandeering of the airport at Port au Prince and de facto seizure of sovereignty over Haiti looked exactly like an invasion and occupation – except that Haiti had already been invaded in 2004 by the U.S., which then turned over occupational duties to its servants in the United Nations. To speak of a U.S. “invasion” of Haiti is getting a little bit redundant. The Americans never left, and they and their flunkies walk all over Haiti like an old rug.

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UK police plan military-style spy drones in the sky to watch us

31-01-2010 19:13

The Guardian is reporting that police in the UK are planning to buy a batch of unmanned spy drones, like those used by the military in Afghanistan, for permanent covert surveillance of the public. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being manufactured by the arms manufacturer BAE System for Kent police and others. They should be ready for the 2012 Olympics. These aren't the rotor-blade robots used already at demonstrations - they can land and take off on their own, stay up for 15 hours, and go up to 20,000 feet, so they can't been seen on the ground. The full article can be seen here: