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Boycott Workfare Demonstration Report

03-03-2012 20:53

Today in Birmingham, around 50 people gathered to demonstrate against the government’s workfare schemes, which see people forced to work for up to 6 months in order to keep their benefits for hugely profitable companies. This was part of a national day of action, organised by Boycott Workfare, which saw over 40 towns and cities around the UK take to the high street to tell companies to leave the schemes.

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Weekend of Online Action Against Workfare - Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th March

02-03-2012 14:08

Facebook page now up at:

Protests against workfare will be taking place in 35 (and counting) locations tomorrow as part of a National Day of Action called by Boycott Workfare. For the latest details of all protests visit their website at:

Despite Chris Grayling's humiliating climbdown on workfare this week, the battle is far from over. The government have not scrapped workfare sanctions. They have removed some sanctions from one of the five schemes.

Just like before, we need to show that companies profiting from forced labour that is not acceptable. Under the Work Programme claimants can be forced to work in private companies for up to six months or face the poverty and possible homelessness that benefit sanctions bring.

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Deconstructing the Attack against Occupy London

02-03-2012 14:07

In the evening of February 28, 2012, a double blind experiment was performed on the political power structure of Europe. Its purpose was to determine whether a specific spying attack was still ongoing after an apparent changing of chairs in the hierarchies, and its result is technically positive. The recent assault against Occupy London appears to be the grotesque response to the measurement.

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News from Susa Valley (Italy) : NOTAV resistance

01-03-2012 19:58

A new day of resistance in Susa valley and across Italy.

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Calais: call out for actions against deportations to Sudan!

01-03-2012 16:47

What can you do to stop these inhumane deportations? A call out for solidarity actions...

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Calais: stop imminent deportations to Sudan!

01-03-2012 16:43

France is deporting people to Sudan where ethnic cleansing and genocide continues.

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No man is an Island

29-02-2012 18:50

Haney Ameer
This article covers the authors meeting with Haney Ameer, a man who lives 'inside' the separation barrier. His house is surrounded on all four sides by security fencing. This story follows the incredible personal story of how a man has ended up in a physical limbo living between Israel and Palestine.

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DWP Locks Down Freedom of Information Responses to Hide Workfare Lies

29-02-2012 18:02

Today's victory is only the beginning in the struggle against workfare. The following aims to show how the Government are attempting to hide the existence of other workfare schemes.

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Stratfor, Significance of WikiLeaks & the Persecution of Assange

29-02-2012 10:07

Feb. 27 WikiLeaks press conference: The Global Intelligence Files

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Miserable Old Town of London

28-02-2012 15:31

Although there are tons of moans you can have about Occupy London, it's sure as hell depressing to see the bile, spite and joy people have been sticking up on blogs and media articles cheering on the eviction. Is it just London or also the rest of England that's become so servile, uncritical and miserable?

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Global Intelligence Files

27-02-2012 11:32
More than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. .... LONDON—Today, Monday 27 February, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files – more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. ........ M O R E:

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Remembering Giuseppe Conlon

27-02-2012 09:46

YOUTUBE -"Giuseppe Conlon" performed by Joe Black at Giuseppe Conlon House, London

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Ethical human rights could well be many children's and freedom's last hope.

27-02-2012 02:30

I recently sent this article to UK Indymedia but in my haste I left out a section near the bottom which makes the title far more understandable.

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Ethical human rights likely to be many children's and freedom's last hope

26-02-2012 14:34

Ethical human rights, development and globalization could well be freedom's last hope. Many human rights have been left out of New Zealand's human rights law. This article looks at two omissions, children's and family rights, which had terrible social consequences.

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Witness Bahrain - Interview with Medea Benjamin

26-02-2012 13:23


Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK was recently deported from Bahrain. She travelled there with Witness bahrain, an international solidarity movement that was set up to monitor and report on human rights abuses, collective punishment and suppression of Arab Spring democracy activists in the Kingdom, as the struggle approached its first anniversary.

In this interview she discusses the 'samud' (steadfastness) of the women she met, the arming of the Kingdom by Western Imperialists, and the need to take action against the companies who sponsor and promote the F1 Grand Prix which is set to take place in Bahrain in April. Also worthy of note is her account of how policing is undertaken by foreigners, who are loyal to the king and not the people.

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UG#580 - The Failed Religion of America (Debt, Cruelty And Redemption)

26-02-2012 05:17

This week we look at what Morris Berman terms the centuries long programming of American society. We begin with a talk he gave after the publication of his new book Why America Failed, and conclude by learning how debt has warped the human psyche over millennia, by reading Cruelty And Redemption, chapter 4 of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years.

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Camp Liberty: A Safe Haven Or A Prison Camp

23-02-2012 17:58

UN representative has accepted to send 3400 Iranians to a camp, which has turned out to be a high security prison, where the minimum essentials of life are missing.

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World Conscious Put to Test as Iranian Dissidents Are Relocated To Concentration

23-02-2012 17:27

Supporters of the main opposition to the ruling dictatorship in Iran have been put under great pressure and suppression. The dissidents are being forced to go to a concentration camp in Iraq.They have been given a choice to make: Go to the concentration camp (where there is no drinking water or other minimum essentials of life) or stay and be massacred by the Iraqi army.