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No Sweat Week of Action 11-18 February

10-02-2006 09:26

No Sweat, the national campaign against sweatshop Labour, is holding a week of action from 11-18 February. Activist in Sheffield have organised a series of events.

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Where next after ‘Make Poverty History?’

09-02-2006 22:58

Anti-poverty campaigners ask “Where next after Make Poverty History?”

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The social threat of tracking technologies

09-02-2006 20:06

Largish RFID tag - they are getting smaller...
Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) tags, using a tiny chip with an aerial that can be placed on just about any object, and having proved their usefulness for stock control in warehouses and supermarkets, are fast becoming a tool for state and corporate people-tracking.

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Food Not Bombs this Saturday 11th February

09-02-2006 19:15

The fortnightly Food Not Bombs event will be taking place in the city centre on New Street inbetween Starbucks and Tesco, or by the HSBC bank if it is raining. The event starts at 4.00pm.

Free food will be served to homeless people and anyone else who wants to come along, or even get involved.

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Protest against apartheid in Bhutan

09-02-2006 18:38

Bhutanese Community in The Netherlands organized a day long silent protest against apartheid policy of Bhutan's autocratic regime at Dutch Foreign Ministry complex, The Hague on 6th Feb 2006. It was also aimed at pressuring Bhutan's donor like that of Netherlands to suspend aid to Bhutan unless it stop discriminations against its minority communites specially of Lhosampa community of the south.

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Wild Geese -- Theatre production in aid of destitute Asylum Seekers and Refugees

09-02-2006 17:17

'Wild Geese'

Featuring the stories of refugee cleaners in London¹s Canary Wharf, Chinese cockle-pickers in Morecambe Bay, Iranian asylum seekers and Irish, African/Caribbean and South Asian immigrant communities

Wild Geese is a video ballad interweaving interviews, documentary film and animation with live music and song. It features the musical styles of Africa, America, Asia and Europe ­ from reggae, rap and rock to folk, flamenco and klezmer ­ with strong messages about the human costs of globalisation.

PELHAM AVENUE (off Mansfield Road)
(All proceeds will go to the Destitution Fund)
For more information contact Stuart on 07891 701133

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09-02-2006 13:13

Wow, what a privilege for those scruffy anarchist types, gorgeous George is bringing his Big Brother TV experience to the rampART social centre tonight (thursday 9th)....

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Get Human and Bug me Not

08-02-2006 22:48

Ever get annoyed when you're stuck in a phone tree?

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2nd Renaissance -4

08-02-2006 09:00

How to live in peace
In due course, there is one achievement of overriding significance that Caral might well provide. One great contribution or lesson that can be applied to the 2nd Renaissance. How to live in peace, with spiritual meaning, and without warfare, for a thousand years.

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Another Autonomous (ESF) Playground

08-02-2006 03:21

An Invitation for the Creation of an Autonomous Space During the 4th European Social Forum (Spring, 2006, Athens) This spring, the 4th ESF will take place in Athens. Thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of people from all around Europe, from an entire galaxy of social and political movements, organizations and collectives, will meet in our city to get to know each other, to exchange views and practices, to strengthen and extend the networks of resistance and creation, or even build new ones.

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08-02-2006 02:21

Free to rebroadcast
A review of news, opinion, and photography recorded, from the Indymedia Newswire. With times and freqs for tuning in anywhere you can, at your leisure. Free to rebroadcast. The world & recorded for the community archive!

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Mindwalk 30: A Motherless Land

08-02-2006 00:21

We start out with some sound from a small anti-immigrant rally in Vista, Ca. if less than 20 people constitutes a rally. A poem called True Lies performed by Taalam Acey, Jody Paluson with Bush v.s. Nixon and Gore Vidal's take on the State of the Union 2006 with a Raymond Lafferty music bed.

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The Great Leeds tenant rip off

07-02-2006 22:41

Leeds homes formally Leeds City Council are attempting to rip off residents in a dubious legality scam.

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Zanon speaking tour, Wed 15th Feb

07-02-2006 18:22

As part of the first Students Against Sweatshops campus-wide week of Action, Jose Julian Pununari from the occupied Argentinean Zanon factory is visiting the UK on a speaker tour. He is coming to Cambridge on Wednesday February 15 -- 12.30pm

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Kashmir Earthquake Benefit

07-02-2006 17:37

Friday 10th Feb 7pm-2am
@Occupied Social Centre 21 Russel square

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No to Crossrail hole Bill Demo against Tower Hamlets Council Weds

07-02-2006 16:53

The ill-conceived and seriously flawed Crossrail Bill, now before a UK House of Commons Select committee, has been exposed as a sham by the chief executive of Canary Wharf, no less. No wonder the Crossrail Bill is not popular with the rest of the community in Tower Hamlets. They are demonstrating outside the Council building AM Wed 8 Feb 2006. The Council has been shown to have colluded with the hype for Crossrail plan without telling the community which now faces devastation unless the Bill is fundamentally altered or even scrapped in its present form.

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Free Iran's 800 jailed union activists

07-02-2006 10:20

Support the Tehran bus workers strike. Defend the right of Iranian workers to form labour unions.

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Permanent War

07-02-2006 05:51

US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, recently announced the ‘war on terror’ would be re-named “the long war”; this announcement has not surprised analysts who are aware that neo-con ideologues and strategists follow the Straussian (and perverted Trotskyist) doctrine of permanent war. Some interpret this as nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ of the Cold War in which a clearly defined enemy (communist bogeymen) kept the nation on permanent alert and amenable to the powers of the time.

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07-02-2006 05:37

Tasmanian Officials have blocked access to Tasmanian prisons for the International Conference On Penal Abolition XI delegates. There has been a history of access to prisons at previous ICOPA's putting focus on human rights in prisons in the local country and ensuring accountability.

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Alternative Social Forum in Caracas: voices from the left

06-02-2006 23:17

* In Caracas, Venezuela between the 23rd and 29th of January 2006, 10 local socio-political organizations offered an alternative forum and critique of national politics in response to the World Social Forum. The result was a smaller-scale event but self-directed and reflective of current self-organizing capacity. The alternative forum was independent, self-managed and borne out of years of experience of organizing in the Venezuelan context.