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Oldham Labour MP borrows BNP tactics

18-02-2006 15:08

David Heyes, a Labour MP for part of Oldham, has attempted to discredit a local community group's campaign against the demolition of Victorian terraced housing by using the same tactics that he once condemned the BNP for using in the area.

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India: Tea estate lockouts lead to starvation deaths

18-02-2006 13:52

Assam tea pickers
Assam and Darjeeling tea estate lockouts have led to malnutrition and starvation deaths in India this month. from

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A thousand reasons to keep fighting! - Solidarity with Ruben and Ignasi

18-02-2006 02:54


Solidarity with Ruben and Ignasi. Free anarchist prisoners!

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Dublin Shell Hq Blockaded

17-02-2006 19:40

Main Doors Locked Shut
70 protestors block Corrib house with bicycles

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A year of Resistance in Rossport; another year of it beckons…

17-02-2006 18:45

Protests are taking place today in Ireland, England, Scotland and Sweden to mark the re-opening of Rossport Solidarity Camp, a protest camp supporting a community based struggle against Shell in the West of Ireland. This article is a backgrounder on what has been happening this last year.

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No M66 10 years on exhibition, Manchester; launch event & info

17-02-2006 16:39

NO M66 10 years on - Manchester exhibition launch

'unnecessary development' | climate change | North West England | squatting / free spaces / protest sites | transport | wilderness defence

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Taste of Palestine events - tickets selling fast!

17-02-2006 15:46

Tickets are selling fast for the Taste of Palestine event at the Asian Cultural Centre on 25 Feb, 7-11pm.

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Yours is the earth and everything on it!

17-02-2006 13:28

It comes as no surprise, that an increasing number of people are viewing the on-going trial of Saddam Hussain, as a joke and are treating this circus with the contempt that it truly deserves.

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Swiss police acquitted in Aubonne Bridge trial

17-02-2006 13:28

Two Swiss police officers who nearly killed climbers Martin Shaw and Gesine Wenzel by cutting their rope during the protests against the G8 in Evian, 2003 have been acquitted of causing severe bodily harm with negligence after a private prosecution.

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When the wind blows, the cradle will rock

17-02-2006 13:25

A heart-breaking story was carried in The Independent newspaper on 16/2/2006, of a fifteen-year-old Palestinian boy, who was brutally shot dead by Israeli troops on the 15/2/2006, during an arrest operation that was taking place in Qabatia, near Jenin.

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Postie power on the streets of Belfast. Another story ignored by corporate media

17-02-2006 13:20

Belfast posties: On Strike...
On Valentines Day a march of over 1000 striking postal workers brought Belfast to a standstill. Locals clapped and cheered the strikers on despite hostile coverage in the local papers. The demo was led by a convoy of taxis from different districts of the city both Catholic and Protestant. There has been no post delivered in Belfast for two weeks now. The workers renewed their commitment to continue the strike at a rally following the demo. So how come this has been completely unreported outside of local papers in Northern Ireland? Exactly what is the government and corporate media so scared of?

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Ray Rogers from Killer Coke speaking in London, SATURDAY 1.30PM

17-02-2006 10:38

last chance to see Ray Rogers from the Killer Coke campaign speak about the injustices of Coca-Cola in Colombia, at the end of his short whistle-stop UK tour.

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Tape reveals senior Nestle exec misled students prior to boycott vote

17-02-2006 09:46

Prior to the University of East Anglia students' union voting on renewing its long-running support for the international Nestlé boycott, a senior Nestle executive was interviewed by student radio. Claims made in the broadcast have been shown to be false by a letter written by the same executive on 16 February. Baby Milk Action has obtained a tape.

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Scrap Big Biasness greedy tool Crossrail project- East End No to Crossrail tell

17-02-2006 09:43

The Crossrail hole Bill [the hybrid ‘Crossrail Bill’ – given Second Reading on 19 July 2005] now in the UK House of Commons contains provisions for destroying the economic and social base of entire communities along the proposed route.

Some of the most awful destructions planned by Crossrail will be done to the East End of London. Yet there is no economic evidence that the destruction is needed, far less justified. There is, though, rising concern at the role of Adrian Montague, the overly-honoured, overly-cashed, Blaired-Browned Chairman of the Crossrail outfit, is incessantly engaged in grabbing for Big Business public resources that are being looted with no outcry in parliament. Adrian Montague’s conduct is forcing the call for the Crossrail project to be scrapped. The call is contained in a letter from KHOODEELAAR the Brick Lane London E1 campaign against the Crossrail hole Bill organiser Muhammad Haque today to Alistair Darling MP, the UK Transport minister who is responsible to Parliament for the very flawed Crossrail Bill.

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Moscow Gay Pride banned as Religious groups threaten violence

17-02-2006 09:40

The Mayor of Moscow has banned Gay Pride from the city and religious leaders have denounced gays, including Moscow's Chief Mufti who called for violent attacks on gays while Chief Rabbi says gays have no right to exist.

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Brazilian Embassy Visit

17-02-2006 00:11

Braving the bitter cold, rain and even a brief hail storm, a dozen or so people turned up at the Brazilian Embassy in London on Thursday to show solidarity with the residents of Prestes Maia in Sao Paulo, Brazil....

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16-02-2006 18:41

Just one of many species threatened by Karahnjukar dams - 3rd of the populat
Arms manufacturer and aluminium giant ALCOA have said they will announce on 1 March if they will press for yet another aluminium smelter in the north of Iceland, probably near the town of Husavik.


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Pictures & Report from Osaka Homeless Struggle!

16-02-2006 14:10

Practicing for clash
Here is a short report and selected pictures from resistance against the Utsubo Park eviction in Osaka, Japan!

All actions by homeless and supporters are self-organised and non-hierarchial - Victory to the Homeless Liberation Struggle

This is the real reality of Japan today - a place of economic division, brutality and exploitation.

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The US Propaganda Campaign Grinds On

16-02-2006 13:19

The US government is explicitly asking for funding for an intensive propaganda campaign. Now we shall expose their true intent.

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Urgent - More Repression and Arrests in Barcelona

16-02-2006 12:54

Freedom for Ignasi & Ruben!
There has been a wave of recent arrests in Barcelona, it is urgent we take action in whatever ways we can.

Against all governments, prisons and police everywhere.