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Plea of imprisoned youth sentenced to death by Islamic regime

07-01-2013 23:34

stop hanging Loqman

Is this world so cruel, to watch both my cousin and I be hanged in public from a crane on the street? and say nothing? Or not to do anything?

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Inspector Stuart Bill of West Midlands Police wants to meet Brum's Critical Mass

07-01-2013 20:03

The latest in the 'cops sniffing around Birmingham Critical Mass' saga is that PC 2585 Dominic McGrath's boss wants to meet representatives from Brum's Critical Mass. Inspector Stuart Bill, or Stu Bill as he wants to be affectionately known as, has introduced himself on the Birmingham Cyclist Forum

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No Borders anarchist Joke Kaviaar comes out fighting against incitement trial

07-01-2013 00:10

"Well excuse me for living!" Dutch anarchist and No Borders activist Joke Kaviaar goes on trial in Haarlem tomorrow for "incitement" for her writings over seven years slamming the racist border system in the Netherlands and across Fortress Europe. Anonymous put her site back online, and on the eve of her trial she's released this song on youtube: This is her story.

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Tower Hamlets Community for a new Council

06-01-2013 20:54

This week sees new central Govt measures in Tower Hamlets. Why so? Isn't there an elecetd mayor in place there already?

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11 Years of Guantánamo: Where is the world?

06-01-2013 20:36

On Friday 11th January, the London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to join us in this part of the world to mark the 11th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay prison camp. Falling just days before Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second presidential term, he has made it harder to close Guantánamo Bay by signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act 2013, imposing restrictions on the transfer of prisoners for another year. This year: take action and make a difference. With less than a week to go, there is still much you can do:

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Anti-fascists of Kazan, Russia need solidarity!

06-01-2013 17:10

(22.12.12) Our friend Oleg is threatened with 5 years in prison, as he is facing charges according to statutes 213 (hooliganism) and 116 parts 2a, 2b (battery) of Russian criminal codex. Person who claims to be the victim is leader of leading far-right organisation of Kazan, "Soprotivlenie" (Resistance).

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PC 2858 Dominic McGrath harasses 'anti-social youth' and Brum's Critical Mass

05-01-2013 20:32

Clearly, they don't like our Punk as Fuck tunes!
Yesterday, Friday 4th January, witnessed a themed 'Punk as Fuck' Critical Mass on the streets of Birmingham. The mass went well from all accounts, but earlier on in the day West Midlands Police and the authorities of Birmingham Cathedral conspired to move the meeting place of the mass from the grounds of St. Philip's Cathedral to Victoria Square: Birmingham Critical Mass has met regularly in the grounds of the Cathedral for over 15 years, approximately 7 of which have been accompanied by a small soundsystem.

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West Midlands Police Sniffing Around Birmingham's Critical Mass

05-01-2013 16:32

Birmingham Cathedral letter to Birmingham Critical Mass
I thought I'd post this up here even though the Facebook group appears to be the main platform where people communicate about the mass. This platform has numerous advantages over discussing issues such as this. Namely, there is a much higher degree of anonymity on here and less of a chance of them profiling us. We can also discuss some of the issues here without the narcissistic crap associated with social networking and in terms of process we can try and ensure consensus decision making is adhered to. At this point, I'd like to point out that as far as I know, nobody has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the mass in terms of where it meets or take the initiative to liaise with cops or Church officials without the consent of the mass as a whole.

The mass last night with the 'punk as fuck' theme, as it gathered in the grounds of the Cathedral, was met by cops on bikes who distributed letters. The text of the letters is viewable on the Facebook group or if you have reservations about corporate social networking sites then you can read the letters here:

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New Year's Day solidarity action at London Detention Centre

04-01-2013 20:47

After new year's eve prison demo's outside three of London's prisons, it was agreed by a few people that it would be good to show solidarity in the same way to refugees and migrants held in a 'detention centre' prison by Heathrow airport on New Year's Day.

Migrants can be held for many years for the "crime" of crossing a border, and for most of those there for the long-term, are there with no end to their detention in sight.

January 1st has also become the date that many are given as a date of birth when no records exist. January the 1st is therefore many migrant's official 'birthday', and a solidarity action was organised on this day with people from different networks meeting in the afternoon and heading to Harmondsworth Detention centre to make noise and express solidarity with those inside.

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New Year’s Eve Brixton [anti-prison demo] London 31 December 2012

04-01-2013 20:09

Brixton, London, 31 December 2012…almost midnight
The Gregorian calendar is moving towards the next chapter in the existence of those who mark time in the boredom of ritual …Suddenly they appear out of nowhere, a few people out of step, dressed in black. Unfurling banners, a strange light in their eyes, they unhurriedly conquer the urban high street and proceed towards Brixton prison.

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The Mother of All Kangaroo Courts - Awami League and Their Vindictive Politics

04-01-2013 14:36

Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal set up by ruling Awami League Party with the intention to carry out summary execution of opposition leaders.

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8 Jan: Vigil for Bradley Manning at US Embassy London at start of another court hearing

03-01-2013 22:50

courtroom illustration by clark stoeckley

Bradley Manning is back in court at Fort Meade, Maryland, US from Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 January.

Vigil at the US Embassy in London 2pm Tuesday 8 January.

The entire soundtrack of the Collateral Murder video will be played.

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Report: NYE anarchist anti-prison demos in world

03-01-2013 15:31

Report: NYE anarchist anti-prison demos in world

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Operation Yewtree deny victims basic Rights

30-12-2012 18:54

While waiting to make a statement in regard to the abuse I suffered in Halifax and Wrexham, this is the disheartening treatment I have received from Operation Yewtree.
Will point out, Op Pallail have been great so far, and have tried to help sort this out for me, although they are hampered by the fact Op Yewtree are in control of my case, for the moment.

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Schedule 7 terror laws used to interrogate activists

30-12-2012 10:32

There is now abundant evidence that the police are using terrorism powers to stop and question activists on their political activities when they pass through UK ports. It is undoubtedly very helpful to the police that the draconian powers introduced by Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 provide no right to silence – a refusal to answer questions can lead to a criminal conviction. The powers are also hugely intimidating – people can be detained for up to nine hours and have their DNA and fingerprints taken. To top it all, no ‘reasonable suspicion’ is needed – the police and border authorities can stop whoever they wish. What more could ‘total policing’ wish for?

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Google's Role As Internet Censor

29-12-2012 21:29

Biased link placement, cooperation with illegal wars,
activist link censorship, lawsuits regarding
censorship are some of the many issues involving Google.

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MI5 Betrayed Bomb Victims

27-12-2012 10:48

My experiences after being attacked by satanist David Myatt are that the Admiral Duncan,Brick Lane and Brixton nailbombings were an MI5 sponsored sting operation that went wrong.

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Cardiff French embassy is target over police repression as busy month is topped

23-12-2012 22:25

The group blocks the entrance to the consulate
Activists from different networks in Cardiff, including No Borders South Wales, South Wales Anarchists, Gremlins, Travellers groups, Cardiff Migrant Solidarity and the new Network of Cardiff Squatters came together to continue the support shown for migrants in recent months.

Several activists decided to use International Migrants Day this week to respond to a call-out from French activists for actions outside French Embassies and Consulates in solidarity with a recent day of action that aimed to highlight the continued state repression against sans-papier, Roma, the homeless and anti-airport activists in France despite a change of government to a party that spoke out against such actions before they were in power.