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You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

06-09-2005 03:31

...we are within the heartland of a worldwide monster, a country so rich from its worldwide plunder that even the crumbs doled out to the enslaved masses within its borders......The goal is the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: ...Winning state power in the US will occur as a result of the military forces of the US overextending themselves around the world and being defeated piecemeal; struggle within the US will be a vital part of this process,...

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Ten things you should know about petrol sniffing

06-09-2005 02:34

"out of sight, out of their minds."
This is the crux of the issue. As long as indigenous people are treated as second-class citizens, petrol sniffing and other substance misuse will continue unabated. Relegated to third-world conditions and no hope of making it in the white man's world, many indigenous young people out bush have no alternative other than wiping themselves out.

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(Chavez) Helping the blind to see

05-09-2005 20:36

CHARLEY ALLAN contrasts calls from a wealthy bible basher to assassinate Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez with the south American country's people-first policies in the region and beyond.

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155 NGOs Urge EU Not to Support Paramilitary Disarmament

05-09-2005 17:09

The European Union should reject the process for the demobilisation of Colombia's extreme-right paramilitary groups, said 155 civil society organisations, including 75 from Europe and 68 from Colombia.
The so-called "law on justice and peace", which sets the rules for the disarmament of the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) paramilitary umbrella group, will provide no guarantee of justice for the victims of attacks, and the perpetrators will not have to pay for their crimes, the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) stated in an open letter to the European Union.

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Race Against Time

05-09-2005 04:12

Race Against Time
To save the life of Terri Schiavo, congress convened an emergency session, and the President flew back to Washington to sign midnight legislation. In a 'Culture of Life' urgency is relative!

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ResisDANCE! (Bristol benefit night)

04-09-2005 22:58

Benefit poster
The Bristol-based Bristle magazine collective celebrates publication of its 20th issue, in it’s 8 year existence, with a massive benefit party at the Malcolm X Centre on September 17th (full details below). This event is being organised in association with the Bristol Dissent group (, with proceeds going to help those Bristolians facing charges arising from the anti-G8 protests in Scotland this July (Bristle will take just a small cut to fund future publications).

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Agrexco - Letting Apartheid Bloom

04-09-2005 17:05

The Effects Of Illegal Settlements In The Jordon Valley

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Working Three Hours a Day is Enough

03-09-2005 21:36

"Kenes predicted 60 years ago that three hours work per day would be enough. Instead nearly seven million (in Germany) are in a desperate situation, not an emancipated situation..The system logic is obviously exhausted.. Only capital is radical at the moment.."

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Judgement - Video

03-09-2005 17:23

This Poem filmed outside the social centre in Manchester is called Judgement by Carol Batton, a psychiatric system survivor.

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Hurricane Katrina's aftermath: From national disaster to national humiliation

03-09-2005 15:25

The central lesson of New Orleans is that the elementary requirements of mass society are incompatible with a system that subordinates everything to the enrichment of a financial oligarchy.

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Situation New Orleans from bad to worse

03-09-2005 13:15

In possibly the biggest natural disaster of US history, hurricane Katrina has left devistation in New Orleans and surrounding area's. Things have gone from bad to worse. Martial law is declared in New Orleans City. The National Guard is deployed, with the order to 'Shoot To Kill' in an attempt to 'stop looting'. But reports say the National Guard is also blocking supplies getting into the affected area's. A group of 500 airboat pilots trying to support the rescue effort were stopped and send back. It is estimated 300.000 people are still trapped by the water. In an interview, the Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, lashed out at the Federal Authority, telling them to 'get off their arses'. Download interview. The US government is receiving a lot of critisism as rescue efforts have been choatic and aid starting arriving only four days after the hurricane struck.

Priorities of a corporate empire: Bush cut $20-$40 million needed to strengthen levees - a 2004 project that was 80% complete. Needing troops, he sent 35% of Louisiana's National Guard to Iraq. Then he pushed to privatize disaster services including the N.O. disaster plan, and disabled FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

>>> Updates on the hurricane disaster on New Orleans Indymedia

>>> Coverage of the refugee situation on Houston Indymedia

Houston Indymedia Coverage: Video: 1 | 2 | 3 Reports from New Orleans: 1 | 2 | 3

How to help: Donate: Red Cross | Second Harvest Other: Kartina Help Wiki

More Links: Weather Warning (28th August) | Democracy Now! reports (Aug. 30) (Aug. 31) (Sept. 1) (Sept. 2) | Explanation about Hurricanes (MP3) | Further analysis: 1 , 2 , 3 | Insane looting? - Not at all! | An analysis of the 'anarchy' in New Orleans' streets Commentary from the Newswire: Katrina open letter to radical/progressive community (From Houston) | In Praise of Looting | American Genocide in New Orleans

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Breakfast Against Trade With Israel Delayed til Wednesday

03-09-2005 12:39

Due to the Carmel Agrexco court Case being Delayed

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Punk and Soundsystems to support G8 protesters

02-09-2005 19:00

That story in pictures
On the 1st of October, East Oxford Community Centre will be the scene of a long night of punk bands, DJs, spolen word, acoustic acts and art displays. The funds raised will be used to cover costs involved in the protests against the G8 and for the London group Campaign Against Climate Change.

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While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor

02-09-2005 18:54

Venezuela was the first country to offer help to the United States in dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

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cap reform

02-09-2005 17:02

this is from the list.. it may be of relevance to you.. if so best wishes. et all.
its a difficult issue that really gets annoying.. please email me if you have any better info or ideas

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Colonialism in the 21st Century: Our Ally, the state of Israel (Part 2)

02-09-2005 16:12

The fraud of the Gaza withdrawal, the garish hysteria of the evicted settlers, and the real trauma of eviction in the occupied territories

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Optima Housing Association 100% Service Charge Increase

02-09-2005 15:35

Optima Housing Association 100% Service Charge Increase.
and still condoms stolen purses urine faces litter strewn on or stairwells, and still the rubbish shut is not fitted corectly causing a stench of domestic refuse in our landing

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NFIP end-of-summer social and book sale planned

02-09-2005 13:54

This is to inform you that we will be having our (late) Summer Social on the 1st of October at The Place, Sherwood. As usual, it is food, music, and fun to raise funds for our friends in Iraq. This year, we plan to raise additional funds by having a BOOK SALE... can you help/ contribute?

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Stampede…Showdown of Sunni-Shiite Solidarity

02-09-2005 13:21

BAGHDAD, – A crisis always poses a threat and an opportunity. The tragic stampede that took the lives of almost a 1,000 Shiites Wednesday, August 1, has proved to be a crisis that was translated into a chance to highlight communal harmony in the occupied country.

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'Manchester Asboconcern' Launch Meeting

02-09-2005 11:15

'Manchester Asboconcern' Launch Meeting