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M&S Picket: Oppose Zionist/Police Aggression

20-09-2004 11:09

This Saturday, 18th September, the Marks & Spencer picket was again attacked by Zionist thugs waving Israeli and British flags. On the 22nd anniversary of Sabra and Shatilla where 3,500 Palestinians and Lebanese were massacred, the Israeli and British fascists came out, with full police cooperation, to show their support for these brutal actions and again attempt to get the pro-Palestinian protest kicked "off the streets of Manchester". This time we were well prepared and we outnumbered the racists, but as last week showed this might not always be the case.

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Peruvian activist jailed in Bolivia (accused of "subversion")

20-09-2004 11:06

Peruvian student activist Cesar Zelada has been arrested by the Bolivian authorities and is kept in jail. He is accussed of "subversion" and was arrested while part of a solidarity delegation visiting the Bolivian Workers Union Youth (COB). If found guilty he could spend between 3 and 6 years in jail.

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Yes! I’ve Killed Innocent People In Iraq! I Refuse To Go Back Again! It’s a Sin!

20-09-2004 08:59

Interview with a Conscientiously Objecting soldier who says he will not return for a second tour of duty in Iraq

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Cambridge Forum on Kurdish Human Rights

20-09-2004 08:07

This Tuesday, September 21st, we have Kerim Yildiz of the Kurdish Human
Rights Project coming up from London to talk to Cambridge Forum. The meetings are held
at CB1 café, 32, Mill Rd, just down from Parker's Piece and the swimming
pool, on the right, by the bus stop. Entrance to Cambridge Forum is free.
The meetings are non-smoking and run from 8pm to10pm.

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Today, 19th Sept 2004, villagers of Beit Awwa and Sikka (of the Dura region), me

19-09-2004 17:45

The Apartheid wall snaking through Doora
International activists in working in solidarity with the Palestinians against racism, victimisation and genocide.

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Poortgebouw: Why It May Be The Last Party

19-09-2004 13:21

Poortgebouw, Rotterdam
The Poortgebouw is ready for the storm. The Vereniging Poortgebouw is a recognized living group of ±30 residents and the legal renter of one of Rotterdam's most distinctive buildings for the past 22 years. A unique social experiment is now threatened to be emptied out to make way for yet another luxury office.

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The Daily Poetry Movement

19-09-2004 09:22

The fine was levied. But such a fine can not undo the actions taken, can not end the misery, can not prevent the US having paid over $1.5 million dollars a day for the massacres. I worked hard, I barely paid my bills, everywhere I went they took extra, a percentage for their corporations to kill, and my water turned off. upRising!

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Women Writers in Alternative Media Using Male Pseudonyms

19-09-2004 03:15

I am considering writing under a male pseudonym. I truly wonder, with almost all male editors and writers in alternative media, and in a sexist society, what effect me writing under a female name has. Am I getting less pay? Am I getting published less? Am I taken less seriously?

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Traveller Site Raided...

19-09-2004 00:02

More than 150 police from four different forces, a police helicopter and 35 vehicles were used to raid a Traveller site in York on Thursday. In the early morning all residents were removed from their homes and all dwellings were searched.

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The Return of the Ministry of Truth

18-09-2004 17:19

The Ministry of Truth is coming back on the street, wired to headquarters and dressed to oppress.

Meeting to recreate the Ministry

Monday September 20th 7pm Knott Bar Opposite Deansgate Station at the Hulme end of Deansgate, Manchester.

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Hypocritical Unionist obstructionism reaches a new low

18-09-2004 17:15

Despite the prospect of the Provisional IRA fully disarming and
ceasing to exist as a military force, Ian Paisley's DUP have
rejected the deal.

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The Daily Poetry Movement

18-09-2004 05:37

A few thoughts on the daily poetry movement, my featured poet of the day, and my link. Please feel free to contact me w/ orginal works. Rise up!

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Netherlands/Sweden: Solidarity for Maarten 23.9

17-09-2004 15:46

Maarten was extradited to Sweden on 1st of September and is now in jail waiting for the trial. If you are interested to show solidarity to Maarten and other Gothenburg prisoners in your town, contact the support group: 00-31(0)6-42356735, e-mail:

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Pro Hunt Protestors Attacked By Police, Parliament Suspended

15-09-2004 16:34

The big demo in london today (10-20,000) by pro-hunt supporters was attacked by police, with many being injured.

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6 dead in Nablus, 30 injured - Israelis kill 10 year old girl

15-09-2004 16:11

In the early hours of this morning there was a major invasion in the centre of Nablus, not far from Al Najah university. Six people were killed, one of them a girl of ten years old. Around thirty were injured, nearly all of them children. At least two of the injured are still in critical condition.

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IMC @ ESF: 4 days of Communication Rights +Tactical Media Production

15-09-2004 10:25

There will be an IMC centre open daily at the Camden Centre, near kings cross, and other imc / alt media access nodes in other autonomous venues. The camden centre will house four days of Communication Rights discussion and Tactical Media Production - a collaboration between progressive electronic networks, community media and privacy groups. This is but one of the many autonomous spaces and initiatives around the ESF. More info coming soon...

You can download this info as a one page A4 PDF flyer:

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The Walks Carnival stand has queues out of the door

15-09-2004 09:34

Visitors were queueing out of the tent to see the multi-colour version
of the trees plan at the Walks Action Group's stall in King's Lynn's
Charter Carnival on Sunday 12 September.

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THE COSTS OF WAR IN IRAQ — Homepage EMBEDABLE COUNTER — + 3 Important Websites!

15-09-2004 07:36

Now that well over 1,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq and well over 11,000 (high estimates are up to 18,000) maimed and seriously wounded there — American soldiers who have killed at least 20 *TIMES* that many Iraqi civilians and maimed and wounded perhaps 10's of 1,000's of Iraqi civilians — it's time to post this again. This was first posted by me, JA, July 25, 2003 (just a little over a year ago):

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Fairford Coach passengers take police to Court of Appeal on 14-15 October 2004

15-09-2004 03:45

Will you be in London in October to be at the events of and surrounding the ESF? Take an hour of your morning to demonstrate against detentions without arrest and activists being barred from demonstrations. Court hearing follows. All welcome, but no cameras allowed inside court.

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U.S. Snipers Kiliing Women And Children

15-09-2004 00:22

US snipers have killed at least 11 people in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, while air strikes on nearby Falluja have left 18 people dead.