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Mark Kennedy encountered in London

18-02-2011 17:47

Ex undercover policeman Mark Kennedy is now back in the UK.

The statement below has been verified by Fitwatch and the same statement will appear on their website shortly.

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Assange has links with ''dubious people'/Smear campaign against Israel Shamir

18-02-2011 02:34

The US led smear and hatred campaign against Julian Assange and his close co workers also affects important adherents, like Israel Shamir
As well by Domscheit-Berg, ex second Wikileaks man, as by newsmedia as the Guardian and the Dutch RTL News, Shamir is wrongly accused of Holocaust denial and anti-semitism

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"Day of Rage": Libyan solidarity in London

17-02-2011 23:11

Gaddafi's green revolution
With protests spreading to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, Libya joined the fray this week with a planned "day of rage" on 17 February. A solidarity demonstration was held in London outside the Libyan Embassy as well as a pro-regime demonstration at the same time.

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Icelandic Cops Have Not Denied Involvement with UK Police Spies

17-02-2011 23:09

Contrary to our former information the Icelandic National Commissioner has not denied that his police force was involved in the Mark Kennedy scandal.

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No freedom of speech for Cardiff University

17-02-2011 20:38

Copied and pasted from Jodie Mcintyre's blog..

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Radical folk singer David Rovics barred from Frankfurt social centre

17-02-2011 20:32

David Rovics upcoming concert at Club Voltaire has been pulled due to pressure from German group Anti-Deutsche. Read David's thoughts and position on Israel below and, if willing, send an e-mail to

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Crackdown on protest in Bahrain

17-02-2011 06:43

Security forces in Bahrain have attacked a camp set up by anti-government demonstrators in the capital Manama. The opposition says at least two people have been killed and many people are hurt.

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Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish At South Bank Centre

17-02-2011 06:04

Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish will becat the South Bank Centre in London on Tuesday 22 February 2011.

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Bahrain: Sleeping protestors attacked by armed riot police

17-02-2011 00:40

The scene of the attack
Hundreds of riot police are reported to have attacked the protestors who have been occupying the Pearl Roundabout in Manama. The attack took place at about 3.45am ocal time. Many including women and children were sleeping when the police attacked according to Maryam Alkhawaja of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights who is on site. She reports that there are wounded, and that people are chanting "we demand the fall of the regime".

The roundabout was occupied on Tuesday, after an estimated 20 000 people joined a march following the death of a second protestor who was killed while gathering for the funeral of Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima, who died while protesting for human rights in the village of Daih, near Manama. Others are tweeting asking for help, reporting indiscriminate firing(possibly of rubber bullets) and tear gas, as well as heavy use of batons. They say all exits have been blocked. At least one death and 200 injuries have been reported. It is also reported that the internet has been disabled.

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Anti-Fur Protesters Back at Dixies – Campaign to step up!

16-02-2011 23:22

Fur is dead! Until Cambridge is fur free we will fight on!

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“Pre-crisis” level agreement won for Russia’s railway workers

16-02-2011 21:50

One million railway workers in Russia are set to benefit from a ground-breaking three-year agreement that guarantees pay and conditions at “pre-economic crisis” level.

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Nottingham protest to open banks as homeless centres

16-02-2011 19:51

On Saturday 19 February and attempt will be made to transform banks as homeless centres.

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Lobby Justice Secretary over Ed Wollard’s 32-month sentence

16-02-2011 19:42

Campaigners are urging Edward Woollard’s supporters to take part in a government consultation before it ends on March 4, and to let justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke know their views on the sentencing and rehabilitation of offenders, and why they think Edward Woollard’s sentence is in complete contradiction to the aims of the government’s Green Paper, Breaking the cycle.

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Participant in the Egyptian Revolution in "Tahrir Square" to speak in Sheffield

16-02-2011 17:13

An Egyptian Woman Participant in the Egyptian Revolution in "Tahrir Square" Speaking in Sheffield This Saturday.

19.02.2011 at the Quakers Meeting House - St James Street Sheffield at 14:00 PM.

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Metro promotes social cleansing

16-02-2011 14:59

The Metro has published a letter from one of its readers calling squatters 'rats', 'scum' and 'subhumans' and suggests allowing property owners to electrify their property to keep squatters out. We know where the irresponsible promotion of this kind of language leads - to social cleansing, crackdowns and probably the Tories criminalising squatting.

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CairoRising: report back from the Egyptian revolution 22 Feb, Brighton

16-02-2011 13:00

Report back meeting from CairoRising, February 22 at 7.30pm. The Cowley Club, 12
London Road, Brighton

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Shir Hever speaking tour: The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation

16-02-2011 11:33

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign SPEAKING TOUR. Thu 17 Feb – Thu 3 Mar 2011.

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Angry protest follows second death in Bahrain

16-02-2011 10:14

Thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated against the government after a second protester died in clashes with police on Tuesday 15 February. The protests in a country, which saw deadly unrest in the 1990s, prompted Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to voice concern about next month's Grand Prix, which opens the new Formula One season.

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A self-written history of Mandela Park: Kwanele! Enough!

16-02-2011 09:59

2009: Backyarders rally at night to avoid a police ban
Written by the Mandela Park Backyarders Movement (A South African anti-eviction campaign)

The following is a self-written history by our movement. After a lot of deliberation with our members, we came up with this document as a way of explaining how we have come to say Kwanele! Please use this document in order to better understand our struggle…

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Chants call for regime change as Bahrain kills second protestor

15-02-2011 12:33

Pearl Roundabout
A crowd estimated at between 20 000 and 50 000 has descended on Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout in Manama as pro-democracy demonstrations continue to grow. Today's protest follows the killing of 31 year old Fadel Salman Matrouk, who was present at a gathering outside the Salmaniya hospital for the funeral of Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima. Ali died on Monday when security forces attacked a demonstration for human rights in the village of Daih, near Manama.