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Police Liaison - the new FIT

02-09-2012 09:52

CO89 Sgt Holland on FIT duty at a student demo in 2011
Police Liaison Officers are everywhere these days, constantly hanging around ‘engaging’ with protesters. They are being hailed as a new invention, but the role they carry out is not new at all. It’s just that it used to be done by cops in blue bibs called ‘FIT teams’

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Vigil for Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy under threat from the cops

30-08-2012 10:04

Before: the decorated barriers on 19 August
Early yesterday evening, with less than 15 minutes warning, the police moved in to take away the metal barriers that had created a pen opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy. They later appeared to be attempting to remove the vigil.

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The Lonmin Massacre: Expose on what really happened

30-08-2012 04:38

This is from the mainstream media in South Africa but it gives a very good account of what actually happened.

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Britain’s Socialist Workers Party & Socialist Party back extradition of Assange

27-08-2012 21:34

Britain’s largest pseudo-left groups have lined up behind the demand that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be extradited to Sweden.

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Zaoatista orisoner suffering political persecution

25-08-2012 15:58

This article from Mexico's La Jornada newspaper summarises a report released by a Human Rights centre cataloguing political persecution.


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insurrectionary news (global)

24-08-2012 10:36

aftermath of ccf/fai-mexico attack
fifth communique from "Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / FAI - Mexico" claiming responsibility for coordinated arson attacks in Apodaca, Nuevo León, and Puebla, State of Puebla, against Plásticos Viga company and the Museum of the Mexican Revolution // claim by "Friends of the Earth / FAI" for arson attack on FIAT car showroom in Buenos Aires, Argentina // "FAI/IRF - Unit: ‘Fire to sweatshops’" claim for arson of headquarters of Trastor real estate investment company, Athens, Greece // windows of olympic sponsors Lloyds TSB and Thomas Cook smashed in Bristol, Uk // many tires slashed in solidarity with Pacific North West (USA) grand jury resisters, Paris France // imprisoned eco-anarchist Marco Camenisch declares hunger strike, Swiss

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Another secretive European police working group revealed as governments remain tight-lipped on other police networks and the activities of Mark Kennedy

24-08-2012 10:01

Research by Statewatch has reveal the existence of a previously unknown international police working group geared towards discussing and developing covert investigative techniques. At the same time parliamentary questions in Germany have seen further details of other police networks emerge - although many questions remain unanswered - in particular on the work and activities of former policy infiltrator Mark Kennedy

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Urgent! Russian antifascist arrested in Madrid!!

24-08-2012 08:47

Russian writer and antifascist Pjotr Silajev is still arrested in Madrid. Silajev had been granted a political asylum in Finland early this year. The Finnish embassy in Madrid has said that Silajev can be kept arrested for 40 days!

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UK media lines up behind campaign to extradite Assange and silence WikiLeaks

23-08-2012 19:47

The British media has played a venal role throughout the ongoing efforts to witch-hunt and silence WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. But it has plumbed new depths following the decision by Ecuador to grant his request for political asylum.

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The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism

23-08-2012 18:01

The British government's threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. Just as Tony Blair's invasion of Iraq led directly to the acts of terrorismin London on 7 July 2005, so Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague have compromised the safety of British representatives across the world.

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Tory Cllr & Cameron Balloons Boss' Leaked Letter Detailing Party Corruption

23-08-2012 10:07

Don Cameron says what others dare not - Corrupt Tory disciplinary procedure
The other Cameron, Don Cameron of Cameron Balloons fame, says something is rotten at the heart of the Tory Party and he explains why in detail.
This letter was sent to all members of Liam Fox MP's Constituency party, the North Somerset Conservative Association (NSCA) and was not reported by Northcliffe owned Bristol local paper The Post or their regional Western Daily Press. The owners of these newspapers are Tory party loyalists so perhaps this is why no reporting from thenm on this deadly serious matter of public interest and democratic accountability. However Northcliffe editors and managers work to different criteria of Economic Determinism.
The BBC however did report on the letter: 21st August 2012, Portishead Conservative councillor labels party untrustworthy

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Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? (London event on Sept. 8)

22-08-2012 23:43

Robert H. King of the Angola 3 and Hamja Ahsan in London.
An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror’ suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the September ruling, in prison since 2006.

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Worldwide Declaration in support of the Zapatistas

21-08-2012 14:11

Please sign the Worldwide Declaration in Support of Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and FranciscoSántiz López.

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From Peru: Letter Of Solidarity From Hugo Blanco

21-08-2012 13:27

“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas:
Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and
Francisco Sántiz López”

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Sat 25 Aug: Free Manning! Stand for Assange! Two Vigils - London

21-08-2012 12:05

previous solidarity event at the US Embassy
Veterans for Peace UK have called a vigil for Bradley Manning on Saturday 25 August at the US Embassy in London that will then continue to join the ongoing vigil for Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

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Sun 19 Aug: Julian Assange addresses his supporters from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

20-08-2012 06:37

Julian Assange appears on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy

Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for Julian's first public appearance since taking refuge there and seeking asylum in Ecuador exactly two months ago. Ecuador announced its decision to grant asylum on Thursday, but the British government is petulantly refusing to do what even the most repressive government would do in similar circumstances, namely grant Julian safe passage out of the country.

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Kingsley Burrell March for Justice, Sat 18th

19-08-2012 23:36

On Saturday 200 people attended a second protest in memory of Kingsley Burrell who died in Police Custody in March 2011.

A year after the death of Kingsley Burrell no one has been charged and his body has still not been released to his grieving family for burial and a full inquest has yet to be held.

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DEMO @ South Africa embassy Monday 1pm

19-08-2012 11:52

Demo/picket at the South African High Commission (embassy) in solidarity with the Lonmin strikers. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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Emergency demo at Lonmin HQ 4pm today

18-08-2012 09:47

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION in solidarity with South African miners. SATURDAY 4pm - 6pm. Lonmin HQ, 4 Grosvenor Place London SW1X 7Y.

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Sun 19 Aug: Julian Assange to give public address from the Ecuadorian embassy

17-08-2012 21:42

2pm on Sunday, Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London.
Nearest tube Knightsbridge. The Embassy is round the back of Harrods.

Julian Assange will give a public address to his supporters.
Solidarity and support are now needed more than ever.