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Defend the Right to Peaceful Protest: Drop Charges against Cardiff Castle Two

07-02-2012 22:16

Occupy Cardiff, November 2011
Demonstrate at Cardiff Magistrates Court tomorrow Wednesday February 8th at 9am.

On Friday 11th November 2011 the police violently broke up a completely peaceful protest on the green outside Cardiff Castle by Occupy Cardiff (part of the world-wide Occupy movement against inequality and injustice in the financial system). They 'kettled' the demonstrators in a subway and arrested six people.

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Important update in Scottish Census Refuser court case

07-02-2012 15:25

Barbara Dowling (centre) outside the court in Glasgow on 26 January
The adjournment of Barbara Dowling's Census case in Glasgow on 26 January at the request of the Procurator Fiscal now appears to have been based on a false premise. Read on...

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Demo: Peace for Iran and Syria - No to War

05-02-2012 16:48

Credit: Peace Strike
Wednesday, 8th February 2012, 4pm - 6pm

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street (off Whitehall)
Westminster, SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom

Peace Strike


Bring banners, whistles, enthusiasm and energy!

This is the start of the BIG PEACE OFFENSIVE to prevent a war with Iran or Syria.

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9 Feb, High Court, London: Support John Catt. Protest 'Big Brother' Police State

05-02-2012 15:22

87 year old anti-war activist John Catt is bringing a Judicial Review challenging the legality of the publicly funded, secret 'domestic extremist' intelligence database run by the discredited National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) under the command of ACPO and/or the Metropolitan Police.

Protest in solidarity with John and against the surveillance police state outside the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London WC2A 2LL on Thursday 9 Feb from 9am. The Hearing starts at 10am. The domestic extremists among you might like to bring along dusters and other cleaning materials.

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Know Your Rights Training Session

04-02-2012 12:27

Saturday, 11 February 2012
Time: 14:00 until 17:00
Where: Unison Offices, 19th Floor McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Calling all students, take back your campus

04-02-2012 12:16

Students at, the University of Birmingham along with the university of Birmingham guild of students have called a demonstration, on Wednesday February 15th 1pm to fight the controversial “ban” on protests. The injunction has been widely condemned as censorious and regressive by groups including amnesty international.

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To the people of Syria who are fighting against tyranny

04-02-2012 02:25

There will be no peace in Syria until the murderer Bashar leaves, his repressive regime disappears, all the prisoners are free and the refugees return to their homes.

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John Voysey's census case: photos and report from Wrexham Magistrates Court

02-02-2012 12:49

Support John Voysey

25 supporters gathered at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Wednesday 1 February in solidarity with John Voysey, 82, of Herefordshire who is charged with failing to complete the 2011 Census. John, who registered as a conscientious objector in 1947 while still a schoolboy and later became a Quaker, has refused to complete the 2011 Census on moral grounds because of Lockheed Martin's £150 million contract for processing the census data. The case has now been adjourned until Friday 2 March midday for a pre-hearing and will be heard by a District Judge in recognition of the important legal points raised by the defendant, who is representing himself in court.

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The Abuse of Children In Privately Run Prisons – By John Bowden

01-02-2012 15:29

After more than a decade of unlawful abuse and brutality within child prisons run by private security companies it took the deaths of two young people and the inquests into those deaths to finally expose the sort of violence routinely inflicted on children held in such institutions. A subsequent legal action brought by the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) laid bare completely what had been going on in these places, and on the 11th January the High Court delivered a judgement that was absolutely damning of the privately owned and run “Secure Training Centres” (STC) and the brutality of their regimes.

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Join solidarity vigil for census refusers, 8 Feb, Bristol

31-01-2012 23:55

Two veteran peace campaigners will be appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court, Marlborough St, Bristol BS1 3NU on Wed 8 February on charges of failing to complete the 2011 Census. Both have a conscientious objection to the contract to process census data being awarded to arms manufacturers Lockheed Martin.

There will be a solidarity vigil outside the court from 9am. Please support if you can.

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Spotlight on Elish Angiolini and the stories that refuse to go away

30-01-2012 16:48

Following on from the £1/2million Breach of the Peace trial to silence accusations of paedophilia amongst Scotland’s establishment figures, and the laying of a complaint against Angiolini for the use of public funds in a private legal action come new accusations of corruption and cover up at the highest levels of the Scottish Government.

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Cops riot, 300 nicked as Occupy Oakland tries to Occupy Social Centre

29-01-2012 14:17

Oakland Tear Gas-A-Go-Go
Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and mass arrests. The state has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always responded: with an overwhelming show of collective resistance. Today, we take to the streets. Across the country, we will demonstrate our resolve to overcome repression and continue to build a better world grounded in love and solidarity for one another. All eyes on all Occupies.

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Daisy lane eviction,north wales

28-01-2012 14:39

With evictions up and down the country we can see a clear pattern of ethnic cleansing in action, excluded from society and looked upon as second rate citizens,the caravan act of 1968 to provide camp sites is no longer in force councils do not have to comply, so folk buy there own land ,but planning applications are often refused.

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crackdown on radical left groups in Italy

27-01-2012 21:24

the arrest and trial of some members of CARC, an Italian Maoist party, under renacted fascist mussolini era laws, for 'subversive association for purposes of terrorism'. This law has not only targeted Maoists, but other far left groups, including Anarchists and Autonomous groups that are in some way independent of the 'official left'. Demonstration in London at Italian Embassy on the 8th February.

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Occupy Sheffield: High Court Judge decides protestors have a case

27-01-2012 00:11

Occupy Sheffield attended a High Court hearing this morning, defending the Cathedral’s attempt to obtain a possession order to evict the camp. The Judge decided that this was not a straightforward matter of trespass and the case should be heard in full at a later date.

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Stratfor Intelligence Leaked by Anonymous that Reveals Spying on Occupy Movement

26-01-2012 23:36

Internet group Anonymous has leaked information from October and November 2011 suggesting that private intelligence firm STRATFOR has been working with Texas law enforcement to infiltrate the Occupy movement and spy on the Deep Green Resistance movement.

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Surprise legal development could undermine census trials throughout the UK

26-01-2012 19:55

The trial of a Glasgow woman accused of failing to fill in her census form properly was adjourned today at the request of the Procurator Fiscal. Barbara Dowling appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court expecting to defend herself against charges that she had committed a criminal offence by failing to fill her census form in properly in protest at the involvement in the census of defence and intelligence contractor CACI. CACI is implicated in human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and has so far ducked responsibility by claiming legal immunity as a US government contractor. The Procurator Fiscal asked for the trial to be adjourned pending the outcome of a case before the UK Supreme Court which could make evidence collected by Register Office staff inadmissible.

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Sheffield Cathedral vs Occupy Sheffield - hearing set for 21-22 Feb 2012

26-01-2012 13:42

At the court hearing held on 26th January 2012, where Sheffield Cathedral was seeking a posession order on the basis that Occupy Sheffield was trespassing on their land and they were also seeking over £8k in costs against Occupy Sheffield. The judge ruled that a two day hearing was needed for the case and set the date for this hearing -- 21st and 22nd Feburary 2012.

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Sheffield Cathedral vs. the 99%

26-01-2012 00:10

At 10.30am on Thursday 26th January 2012, Occupy Sheffield will attend a trespass hearing in Sheffield District Registry Court.