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Brick Lane London E1 Area Manifesto 2006 against the Crossrail hole Bill

04-01-2006 15:06

Part B of the Brick Lane London E1 Area Manifesto 2006 for the scheduled May local council election to the east London borough of Tower Hamlets Council. That Council has been controlled by elements that are pro
Big Business and pro the city of London interests. The result is that a serious assault on the East End of London under the Crossrail hole Bill is due to be made lawful. The best way to stop[ this is to make the local Council representative of the community which needs and deserves fullest support and defence by its 'elected local council'. This manifesto has been drawn up to hell that defence.

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Urgent Treesitters Eviction Alert in the South of the Netherlands

04-01-2006 15:02

Sunday December 4th GroenFront! (Dutch EarthFirst!) occupied the Schinveld forest in the SE of the Netherlands to protest agains the intended destruction of 6 hectares of woods. NATO and the Min. of Defense want AWACS radar planes on the nearby Geilenkirchen NATO base, just across the border in Germany, to off with more kerosene in their fuel tanks. The AWACS are being used in the middle east. We have built treehouses and tunnels and expect them to be evicted this Monday Jan. 9th by 700-1000 military and regular police. GroenFront! is calling upon cops and soldiers to refuse work on ethical grounds. Authorities are immensely nervous about the immense support of locals, and have now called a local state of emergency to quell any more protests. As this had led to even more outrage, many people from the town of Schinveld are pledging to come and support or participate in the eviction.

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London Boat Show Protest British Marine Federation Invited to Learn

04-01-2006 07:16

British Marine Federation Approve Corporate Social Responsiblity?
Eviction and homelessness in all forms is never pleasant. When it’s caused only in the name of ‘corporate beauty’, it is wrong. Representing his wife and five daughters, one man will again picket the London Boat Show at Excel. 'Open Invitation' to the British Marine Federation is already made.

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Broadway market eviction imminent

03-01-2006 21:17

the inspirational occupation of tony's cafe on broadway market, a beacon against gentrification and corrupt development continues, but is very likely to be re - evicted weds or thurs am...

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There are no children here

03-01-2006 20:58

A few months after the gassing of the Kurds in Halabja, a demonstration was held in 1988 by the Iraqi resistance in the United Kingdom.The demonstration had worked its way around the streets of London and had finally ended up outside of Iraq’s Embassy.

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Solidarity with attacked Mapuche community Juan Paillalef

03-01-2006 19:18

In the last three days the Mapuche Community ‘Juan Paillalef' was confronted with harsh police violence. The confrontations started during a peaceful act of protest by the Mapuche Community against illegal road constructions through several Mapuche lands. The police chased away the protesting group and entered the community using guns, teargas and clubs. The following day Juana Calfunao and her sister were arrested without a warrant. When released yesterday, both women showed bad injuries from being beaten by the police.

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Black Box Voting: Voting Fraud Coming to an Election Near You

03-01-2006 19:02 has proven optical scanners used to read paper ballots can be programmed.

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MEXICO: the zapatistas started the "Other Campaign"!

03-01-2006 15:46

the arrival of "Delegado Zero" - which is Subcommandante Insurgente Marcos
On january the 1th 2006 the zapatistas started the "Other Campaign" with a 20.000 people demonstration in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
The "Other Campaign" means trying to establish a political counterweight to the ruling class in Mexico - and the world by forming an anarchist network of groups and individuals from below, worldwide...

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Public talk: South Sudan

03-01-2006 11:30

Two major civil wars and decades of neglect have taken its toll on South Sudan: it is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped places in the world. Nine of out ten people live in poverty, and only one in every five children attends primary school.

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C.I.A. article by that Italian person, with tidier formatting

03-01-2006 10:37

Repost of that Italian article, made legible

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Mindwalk 25: Looking For Excitement

03-01-2006 08:04

Margaret Cho talks about Bjork and activates Al-Gay-da. Michael Parenti on the haves and the have-nots. Barry Pateman touches on Anarchist morality as does Norman Nawrocki. Finally Auld Lang Sine flavored by Indiginous Artist Raymond Lafferty. Happy New Year from Upstart Radio.

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OPEN MEETING: A debate on working class representation.

02-01-2006 16:59

The 2005 RMT Annual General Meeting passed a motion calling on the union to organise a conference to discuss working-class representation.

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New Labour's New Year New Law

02-01-2006 14:47

LONDON (Reuters) - Police will be able to arrest anyone for any criminal offence, including minor misdemeanours such as dropping litter, under new laws which come into force on Sunday (1/1/2006).

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Broadway Market occupation continues

01-01-2006 23:42

Details of the continued occupation of Café Francesca, 34 Broadway Market, Hackney by local residents.

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Call For An Anarchist Bloc At National Day of Action to Defend Council Housing

31-12-2005 17:07

Privatisation has been sweeping the UK and attacking the working class and the downtrodden for years. Housing, Transport, Hospitals, Gas, Schools and water are just part of an ever growing list of services and resources which have been sold off by the state to marauding capitalist groups.

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AADHIKAR DAILY WORLD COMMENTARY on another historic poverty year

31-12-2005 06:18

The year 2006 appears set to witness repeats of similar
poverty-creating activities.
Poverty is set to increase at historically high rates during 2006.

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31-12-2005 01:58

The anniversary of the death of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal this Dec. 30 affords us the occasion to reassess his work, particularly in the context of ongoing fierce class war in the Philippines between the oppressed, impoverished majority and the few privileged landlords and politicians bought by global capital. This is taking place at a time when the Philippines is being re-colonized by the U.S., the world's imperialist hegemon. Would Rizal want the country partitioned by greedy transnational corporations and their racist elites in the brutal terrorist war against peoples of color? These reflections hope to provoke a re-thinking of what it means to be a Filipino with the Philippines in dire crisis, using Rizal as a point of departure, especially in the light of its citizens becoming an embattled diaspora--more than ten million OFWs as exploited domestics and contract workers scattered around the planet, while the country's rich natural resources, cultures and traditions are wasted by foreign profiteers supported by local comprador parasites currently headed by the corrupt Arroyo regime. "O where is the hope of the motherland...."?

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Palestine-Israel, the joint struggle at Bil'in intensifies!

30-12-2005 10:28

The outpost which was built on the lands of Bil'in on the west side of the separation fence - adjacent to the illegal building site of the settlement town Modi'in Elit, on the robbed lands of Bil'in, existed a day and a half. The outpost that was named "Bil'in center for the joint struggle for peace" got lot of Israeli and international media cover.

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Hackney Cafe re-occupied

30-12-2005 08:37

Whilst the organic free range Turkey was being chewed on for a second day running in homes around the country, Francesca's cafe in Broadway Market, Hackney was being reoccupied for the second time.

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WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements

29-12-2005 22:44

* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.