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Childrens database dismantled

08-08-2010 16:12

The national database of all children that the stalinists of new labour wanted to create is being dismantled

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English Defence League London Division in support of the UAF against the BNP

07-08-2010 21:18

The English Defence League are an Islamophobic organisation with Divisions all over the UK with links to racist groups such Blood and Honour, Combat 18, BNP and UKIP etc. Their biggest foes are Unite Against Fascism [UAF] who are a branch of the Socialist worker Party [SWP]. The English Defence League London Division have however defended the UAF's officer Martin Smith against the BNP.

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A thousand rages, one heart: long live the autonomous Zapatista communities!

07-08-2010 19:52

A new campaign has been launched to support the inspirational autonomus Zapatista communities of Chiapas in their resistane to attacks from government forces and paramilitary groups. Another world is possible!

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Campsfield Hunger Strike Update

07-08-2010 14:32

Report from demo tonight (Friday) and other news from Campsfield

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Sakine at imminent risk of execution - what activists can do

06-08-2010 21:37

Sakine is still very much at risk of execution. She represents the face of the Iranian people struggling under the present oppresive Islamic Regime of Iran. Thousands are suffering terrible torture in prisons and hundreds being executed without proper trial. This campaign is here to highlight the cruelty of stoning and to focus the world's mind on the terrible suffering suffered by thousands of Iranians day to day.

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17 prisoners on hunger strike_under barbaric islamic law

06-08-2010 21:05

hanger strike in prison
It has been a week since 17 political prisoners currently detained in Evin Prison in Tehran, have gone on hunger strike.

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Call out for 'domestic extremists' to take action against ACPO

06-08-2010 16:31

The murky, unaccountable private body known as ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) runs NPOIU (the National Public Order Intelligence Unit) and this organisation holds a huge, secret, national database of 'domestic extremists'. Are you on it? Would you like to join a campaign to challenge ACPO, stop them collecting such information and make them remove what's already there? Read on...

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Detention of children ends but is the proposed alternative humane?

06-08-2010 08:02

Families with all legal rights exhausted to be given two weeks to leave the UK voluntarily

If they don't

Children/parents will be forcibly removed from their homes and taken directly to the airport to board the plane.

UKBA will likely ask for a heavy police presence should the family try and build up any form of community protest on the day of removal. UKBA concerned that if they fail to remove family on the day,  significant public order problems may occur at any future attempts.

In the event of parents of family resisting on the day, family could be separated, children possibly taken into care, whilst police/immigration officials deal with parents.

Any last minute legal challenges processed through the legal system expediently.

The document at many points, stresses the strength of community resistance, from people in the street, teachers, NGOs, MPs, voluntary groups, faith groups, charitable organisations and the media

( The briefing paper reprinted below has been leaked to the media)

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Palestine Today 08 05 2010

06-08-2010 06:40

Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Thursday, August 05, 2010.

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English Defence League [EDL] pre Bradford meet & party Sat 7th August in Seaham

05-08-2010 14:38

The English Defence League are an Islamophobic and racist organisation whose leadership and foot soldiers have links to the BNP, Combat 18, Blood and Honour, White Pride, English Shieldwall, English Nationalist Alliance and UKIP. The EDL have rioted in Stoke, Luton, Bolton, Dudley etc. They have been photographed and filmed giving Nazi salutes and with swastika flags. They are planning yet another riot in Bradford on the 28th August described by them as "the big one" [partly because the UAF have stirred it up as the "big one"]. This Saturday 7th August the EDL or "North East Infidels" are meeting at the Red Star Seaham for a pre Bradford meeting & an EDL party.

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Dissident Island Radio - 3 years old tomorrow!

05-08-2010 13:51

have one on us
Ian Tomlinson speeches // Sean Rigg two year anneversary // Louise Michel // Polyamory // Belgrade 6 exclusive // Ronin

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Take action for Omar Khadr

05-08-2010 07:56

Next week, on Tuesday 10 August, 23-year old Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent over a quarter of his life illegally detained at Guantánamo Bay, will become the first person to be tried at Guantánamo under the Obama administration and the first person to be tried for offences allegedly committed as a child (when aged 15) anywhere in the world in over 60 years. International law considers child soldiers like Omar Khadr to be victims and not criminals and in practice is against any form of trial for them.

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Finish what Guy Fawkes started!

04-08-2010 23:30

OK guys, remember the 5th of November? Of course you do! Well, lets do it all over again, and this time lets get it right! There will be a storming of Parliament on the 5th November starting at 12 noon... well, maybe more than just storming if we get it right!

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Stop the EDL! Ask EDL coach company Johnsons not to transport the EDL Nazis

04-08-2010 17:02

The English Defence League are an Islamophobic organisation with links to the BNP, Blood and Honour, Combat 18, White Pride, British Peoples Party, White Nationalist Party, English Nationalist Association, English Shield Wall, National Front and other racists. They have rioted in Stoke, Dudley, Luton, Bolton etc, have put pig's heads on Mosques & have pulled off Muslim women's clothing in attacks.

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Thursday 5th August // Anti-Repression Night @ Urban HapHazard Squat ( Hackney )

03-08-2010 19:31

Thursday 5th August // Anti-Repression Night @ Urban HapHazard Squat ( Hackney ) - Discussions, Cinema, DJ's, Cafe

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The massacre of 30,000 Iranian in 1988

02-08-2010 20:14

On Saturday 31st July a big demo outside Iranian Embassy was organised by Anglo - Iranian Communities in London, calling on international authorities, various governments, jurists and human rights advocates to convince the UN Security Council to form a tribunal to put on trial the criminals responsible for the massacre of 30,000 people in 1988.

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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees, July 2010

02-08-2010 07:37

Iraq civilian death toll almost doubles in July
Alert Net 01/08/10

UNHCR concerned about deportations to Mogadishu as fighting continues
UNHCR 30/07/10

Thousands flee Congo clashes, security worsens
IRIN 30/07/10

Nine die in Kashmir protest clashes
BBC News 02/08/10]

Two actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and one improved in July 2010, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch

Deteriorated Situations: Rwanda, Somalia

Download the full report: cw84.pdf

Somalia, militant Islamist group al-Shabaab demonstrated for the first time its capability to spread conflict and bloodshed more widely across the region by launching suicide bomb attacks on Kampala, Uganda that killed at least 85 people. The bombings came after explicit warnings by al-Shabaab that they would take revenge on Uganda and Burundi for their troop contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which supports the transitional government against the Islamist group. Despite threats by al-Shabaab leader Sheikh Abu-Zubeyr of further strikes on Kampala and in Burundi, the two countries maintained their resolve to take on the insurgency and committed to send more troops to AMISOM. In Somalia itself scores of civilians were killed as renewed fighting broke out between al-Shabaab and government forces to the north of Mogadishu.

Rwanda, July saw growing political violence, shrinking of democratic space ahead of 9 August presidential election. Democratic Green Party VP and ex- RPF -turned-critic Andre Kagwa Rwisereka found dead 14 July; Rwisereka’s business partner arrested same day for murder; Green Party, rights groups calling for independent inquiry. Editor of independent newspaper Umurabyo and 2 journalists arrested 13 July for article likening President Kagame to Hitler. Tanzanian ICTR defence lawyer Mwaikusa killed 13 July in Dar-Es-Salaam. Electoral campaign for 9 Aug presidential polls started 20 July; only 4 parties admitted: ruling RPF, PL, SDP and PPC. FDU and Democratic Green Party candidates remained barred. Close to 2,000 Rwandan Hutu refugees forcefully repatriated out of Uganda 14 July with Rwandan police participation

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High Court in Kenya Rules Hundreds of Death Sentences Unconstitutional

01-08-2010 20:08

Kenya further strengthens the 88% of the world's countries not involved
in premeditated judicial murder

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Help Sakine's brave lawyer and human rights activist...

01-08-2010 20:01

He needs our help.
All of us who have closely followed the case of Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani are deeply concerned about the Iranian Islamic Regime's attack on Mr. Mostafaei's family. Last week Mostafaei was issued a summons requiring him to present himself to Evin prison; he did so on 24 July. He was interrogated and released but received a further summons by telephone. Later that day, his wife and brother-in-law were arrested and remain in prison in order to exert pressure on Mostafaei to turn himself in. Scores of human rights defenders have been harassed or arrested in Iran with some being sentenced to death. Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, Sajjad, who has appealed on her behalf has also faced interrogation and harassment.