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EU May Vote Soon On ACTA (Mother of SOPA)

25-01-2012 19:32

ACTA is the international version of the SOPA/PIPA laws in the US that would seriously restrict Internet freedoms. Under ACTA, information would be copyrightable for the first time, a bold step by the 1% towards the dark side.

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Pinheirinho Eviction Masacre, Sao Paulo Brasil Update

24-01-2012 19:02

Despite numerous reports and eyewitness accounts from within of extreme brutality and fatalities in the 2000+ police assault at 6am Sunday morning on the Pinheirinho occupation, the mass media continues to churn out the police version that the whole eviction was over in 40 minutes.

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ACPO and The Met in the dock

24-01-2012 16:56

John Catt, who says "Put an end to the 'Big Brother' police state."
On Thursday 9th February 2012 at 10.00am, in the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London WC2A 2LL, there will be a Judicial Review of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), a private limited company, and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, for the running of a controversial £9 million publicly funded secret 'domestic extremist' intelligence database about political activists.

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1 Feb: Vigil at Wrexham Mag. Court with 82 year old Census Refuser John Voysey

23-01-2012 19:58

previous anti-war census refuser vigil outside wrexham magistrates court
John Voysey from Herefordshire will appear at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Wednesday 1 February charged under the Census Act 1920 with failing to complete the 2011 Census. John has been a conscientious objector since 1947 and is still standing up for his principles today, aged 82, to the point that he will refuse to pay any fine imposed rather than 'become an accessory' to the actions of the arms industry. Join John for an anti-war vigil outside the court from 11am.

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Defend Right to Protest - University of Birmingham

23-01-2012 17:47

When: Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Time: 13:00 until 14:00
Where: Clocktower, University of Birmingham

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Pinheirinho Occupation, Sao Paulo brutally evicted this morning

22-01-2012 22:43

Cops go in this morning
Today the State authorised 2000 police to evict the long term land occupation of Pinheirinho, near Sao Paulo in Brazil. Despite a 15 day truce demanded by a Federal judge last week, the police went in this morning in a surprise attack

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A short analysis of the Cretan Independence Movement

22-01-2012 14:52

A warning for all independence movements.

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Kurdish activists in sentenced to death by Iran's islamic regime

22-01-2012 10:17

Brutality of Islami regime in Iran
Two Kurdish activists has been sentenced to death by the Iranian courts for ‘waging enmity against God’ through ‘propaganda activities’ and ‘membership in a dissident group’ according to the Mokerian News Agency.

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Censorship: Britain bans Press TV

21-01-2012 20:56

For the first time, British government censors have banned a 24-hour news channel from British viewers. As of the afternoon, UK-time, 20th January 2012, viewers of Press TV, an avowedly anti-imperialist TV channel headquartered in Tehran, saw the words “Channel Unavailable” when tapping their clicker. And so the war on Iran by Britain, Israel and the U.S. continues using propaganda, proxy militants and asymmetric warfare.

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R v Lindis Percy: Judge calls CPS behaviour "wholly, wholly unacceptable"

21-01-2012 18:31

On 18 January 2012, the trial of R v Lindis Percy briefly got underway at Harrogate Magistrates' Court before being adjourned yet again following failure by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to comply with various court Directions. Lindis has been charged under s 89(2) Police Act 1996 with allegedly obstructing three Ministry of Defence Police Agency (MDPA) officers on 16 August 2011. The alleged offence took place during the weekly Tuesday evening demonstration at the American (NSA) Menwith Hill base near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Since then there have been no fewer than five previous court appearances for a summary only case – cases which stay and are heard in a Magistrates’ court. The hearing on 18 January was the sixth.

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Defend Free Press In The UK - Reinstate Press TV!

21-01-2012 17:34

Press TV has been removed from UK television by Ofcom. The guys and girls at Occupy Finsbury Square London have organised a protest against this blatant act of censorship.

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Press TV has finally been censored by UK government.

20-01-2012 17:54

Press TV based in London has been highly critical of the UK Government, the Royal family and the USA Government. You can still watch it on the Internet though.

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Media cover-up: Police attack on the Parliament Square Peace Campaign

19-01-2012 23:43

London Evening Standard, 17 January 2012
Around 8pm on Monday 16th January , Metropolitan Police arrived en masse in Parliament Square, and ....unleashed upon our campaign, hour upon hour, of horror, in Parliament Square.

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Pirate Party UK condemns US take-down of MegaUpload

19-01-2012 21:33

The Pirate Party UK and I are alarmed at the US's continued efforts to enforce its excessive and unpopular copyright legislation outside of the USA.

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Megaupload "international organized criminal enterprise" closed by the FBI

19-01-2012 21:26

(From fbi site) Justice Department Charges Leaders of Megaupload with Widespread Online Copyright Infringement

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Peaceful Anti-cuts Demonstration in Liverpool Attacked by Merseyside Police

19-01-2012 16:57

I arrived at the demonstration just after 4pm. Exchange Street West, to side of town hall, was already closed off by police, presumably to “facilitate” the demo. Councillors had already entered the building and there was around 100 people outside, more milling around than anything. The atmosphere was subdued compared to recent protests in the same location. The council meeting began a little later and the demonstration moved along the side street to be closer to the council chamber windows and to make itself heard to those inside. After some time elapsed with protestors shouting slogans and demanding answers from those within the council chamber, but basically milling around in the barricaded area on the side street, an attempt was made by the police to kettle the demonstration using officers on foot and mounted officers, and the situation immediately became tense.

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Merseyside Police violently attack peaceful anti cuts protesters 18.01.12

19-01-2012 00:33

There is a protester under that pile, photographer: Michael Kirkham
About 30 anti cuts demonstrators from various activist or community groups in Liverpool gathered outside the town hall to protest against the public spending cuts being implemented by the council on behalf of the ConDem government.

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1-2 Feb. Call-out: Solidarity with Assange & WikiLeaks at Supreme Court, London

18-01-2012 13:04

Solidarity needed outside the Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London for Julian Assange's two day hearing 1-2 Feb.

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Israel’s long-term isolation of Mahmoud Issa is sickening

18-01-2012 11:24

Mahmoud Issa Moussa Dar Issa has been held in isolation in Israeli prisons for several periods since his detention in 1993. At the time of his arrest, Mahmoud acted as manager of the Jerusalem office of a newspaper published in Umm al-Fahm, Haifa. He was sentenced to three life terms and 49 years in September 1993. By way of comparison, Israel sentenced Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti to five life terms.

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Trial Day 2 – The Witnesses for the ProsecutionTrial Day 2 – The Witnesses for t

18-01-2012 01:14

This confirms what Anne and Robert have always maintained, Grampian police never interviewed the alleged abusers furthermore, Shropshire Council accepted false information of a "full investigation" and have brought false charges against Anne and Robert taking them to the High Court in an attempt to silence them. It begs the question: on whose instructions are they acting?? Look at the documents on the site