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Singapore threatens anti-World Bank Protestors - boycott call

20-01-2006 11:33

This is a global call for action by S.M.Mohamed Idris, the President of Consumers Association of Penang and Friends of the Earth Malaysia to boycott Singapore Airlines in view of the warning issued by the Singapore government that it is prepared to cane or imprison protestors who commit "violent crimes" during the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the World Bank and IMF in September this year which will be held in Singapore.

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Farnborough Lib Dems back town centre destruction

19-01-2006 15:58

In his recent crass comments on Farnborough town centre, Craig Card, leader of the Farnborough Lib Dem faction in the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor, has demonstrated why the Farnborough Lib Dems are seen locally as a laughing stock.

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Tackling Racism Together

19-01-2006 14:23

Friday 27th January, 9.30-4pm Kirkby Unemployed Centre. There will be a 1 day conference to look at how trade unions together with the local community can unite to combat racism.

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Cannabis Three face jail for helping MS sufferers

19-01-2006 14:16

The adage that a good deed never goes unpunished may well have been written for Mark Gibson, Lezley Gibson and Marcus Davies. These are the people behind THC4MS, an organisation whose sole purpose is to provide Multiple Sclerosis sufferers with a life-altering cannabis medication. A crime for which they due to stand trial at Carlisle Crown Court on the 1st February 2006.

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Simon Jones Campaign Sat21stJan - Clambake, Winterlong, Freedom Sound

19-01-2006 14:13

Saturday 21st January (8.30start £3in) @the Maze/Forest Tavern, Mansfield Rd , Nottingham. Benefit for Simon Jones Memorialcampaign

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The lie that goes by the name "democracy"

19-01-2006 13:58

My long, rambling and belated thoughts on what so many public figures claim to be fighting for...

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Urgent appeal from Homeless activists in Osaka, Japan

19-01-2006 12:03

Immediate Email / Fax / Letter protests needed to prevent violent eviction and detention of Homeless people in Osaka! The average age of those affected is 55! Please make an effort to address your concerns to the Japanese authorities, any international pressure means a lot to the unemployed dispossessed of Osaka!

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Is settlement trade "lawful activity" ?

19-01-2006 09:16

don't buy dem fruits
Defendants in UK criminal court case to be joined by Israeli academic Uri
Davis in the call for an economic boycott of apartheid Israel.

Seven Palestine solidarity protesters from London and Brighton were
arrested on 11th November 2004 after they took part in a non-violent
blockade outside the UK base of an Israeli agricultural export company
Agrexco (UK) Ltd, Swallowfield Way, Hayes, Middlesex.

Agrexco is Israel’s largest importer of agricultural produce into the
European Union, and it is 50% Israeli state owned. It imports produce from
illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The protestors will face trial at Uxbridge Magistrates Court, between the
23rd-31st January 2006. They are each charged with two offences
under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Section 68:
(Aggravated Trespass) and Section 69: (Failure To Leave Land). The defence
team will be advised by Palestinian QC Michel Abdel Massih of Tooks

The protesters will argue as a defence that they were acting to prevent
crimes against international law, that are also offences in the UK under
the International Criminal Court Act. The defendants will argue that these
offences are being supported by Agrexco (UK) .

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19-01-2006 03:03
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19-01-2006 01:50

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About the FSA-Caracas 2006 and the venezuelan situation

18-01-2006 19:46

º In this interview with the mexican alternative news group La Rosa Negra (LRN-ci), the CRA from Venezuela explains the importance of the Alternative Social Forum, which will take place in a few days, and comments about their activity as an anarchist group.

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Tony Lecomber bites the dust

18-01-2006 19:16

Lecomber the bomber gets the boot from the BNP

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Hands Off Venezuela: Building London-Caracas Solidarity at the 2006 World Social

18-01-2006 17:20

From 23rd January the Venezuelan people will be hosting a huge celebration of democracy, with a national demonstration starting off a week of grassroots participatory internationalism, the World Social Forum. Monday's annual mega-demo, which in recent years has evolved into a carnival of "Bolivarian" (Venezuela's mass movement) liberation, commemorates the 1958 overthrow of Perez Jimenez, who is often incorrectly referred to as the country's last dictator. (Venezuela's last dictator was 2002 coup-leader Pedro Carmona, although his reign was quite brief.)

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Sir Bob to save the day as G8 coutries import food from famine stricken Kenya

18-01-2006 16:57

In an amazing U-turn (that will cause jaws to drop on many cynical anarchist anti-capitalist types who were so quick to criticise the well meaning but slightly deluded ex-pop star during his G8 debacle), Sir Bob Geldof has finally seen the light...

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AWE Aldermaston-Laser fac: Planning Comm debates 25 Jan

18-01-2006 16:42

The planning Appl for the replacement Laser fac at AWE Aldermaston is to be debated on 25 Jan 2006.

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Zapatistas Will Not Attend Evo's Inauguration in Bolivia,Jan 15

18-01-2006 16:38

Marcos: Zapatistas Will Not Attend Evo's Inauguration in Bolivia
By Al Giordano, Narco News

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Polish MEP says gays and the issue 'undermine the EU' !!

18-01-2006 15:58

MEP's debated homosexuality on Jan 16th. They demanded
better protection for LGBT people across the EU in the light of recent attacks and some new (Eastern Euro) countries bans on gay parades and civil partnerships etc(Poland/Latvia etc)
However,a Polish MEP defended its 'position'. (See 1 & 2)

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Winnipeg: International Call to Action

18-01-2006 15:24


The following is a call to join Winnipeg in opposing the occupation of
our city by an imperialist army, the Canadian Armed Forces. At the
bottom is an article from the Winnipeg Free Press with details of the
planned urban-warfare exercises.

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Brick Lane London E1 Area against Crossrail hole Bill on local Council

18-01-2006 12:37

The community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area demonstrated against teh Crossrail hoel attack Bill in London’s East End on Tuesday 17 January 2006. That was to mark the start of the MPs ‘scrutiny’ of the Bill on that same day.
Organised by KHOOODEELAAR the demonstrators demanded the Crossrail hole Bill be redrafted by dropping the direct and indirect provisions for the hole and related attacks asa contained in the Bill.
The KHOODEELAAR campaign described Tower Hamlets Council and its controlling group as mainly responsible for bringing the Crossrail hole attacks upon the community. KHOODEELAAR has issued a final legal demand on the Council today Wednesday 18 January 2006

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Landmark Speech by Al Gore Cites the Tashkent Telegrams

18-01-2006 09:29

A speech by ex Vice President Al Gore on Monday called the US to action to protect its constitution. He cited documents banned by the UK government but published by Craig Murray to reinforce his demands that extraordinary rendition and torture have to stop.