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Shepton Mallet Tesco Protest Day of Action

04-03-2006 19:30

Stopped in its tracks: Digger occupied
Let’s Go! - Alfresco Tesco Fiasco

Activists from the Shepton Mallet anti-Tescos protest site obstructed the felling of an ancient beech tree today, Saturday 4th March. Over 20 police were called in to secure the area.

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04-03-2006 19:26

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Guerrilla Screening & Open meeting, Tonight Sat 4th @ Dalston Theatre occupation

04-03-2006 15:50

Dalston Theatre Occupation - Update Saturday 4th March:

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Cornwall's 21st Century Wreckers.

04-03-2006 14:53

Revealing insights into the origins and causes of the unsustainable pressures piling up on Cornwall, the 5th Celtic nation of the British Isles.

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Crossrail-hole-Minister Alistair Darling's ‘plea’ to Khoodeelaar!

04-03-2006 14:49

UK Transport Secretary Alistair Darling MP has had his Department for Transport [DfT] write to the Khoodeelaar! Campaign in the East End of London against the Crassrail hole Bill as part of a strategy to salvage the careers of the controlling Blairite Tower Hamlets Council. Khoodeelaar! held another powerful demonstration against that Council on Wednesday 1 March 2006.

The 1 March 2006 Khoodeelaar! No to Crossrail hole Council demo was supported by RESPECT coalition MP George Galloway and by the main Opposition on Tower Hamlets Council, the Liberal Democrats. At the Council meeting that followed the same evening, Lib Dem councillor Louise Alexander sought to have Tower Hamlets show recognition to the community and to identify with the community in opposing the Crassrail hole plan attacks Bill.

The controlling clique failed to recognize the momentous importance of the motion and they even jeered at Councillor Alexander part of the time that she was presenting her arguments in support of the motion.

The only other non-Lib Dem councillor who supporter Louise Alexander was the RESPECT councillor Oliur Rahman

In his speech at the Khoodeelaar! demonstration earlier in the evening, Oliur Rahman described the controlling clique on Tower Hamlets Council as crooks and vowed to do everything he and his colleagues could do to remove them from office at the scheduled 4 May 2006 council elections.

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Howard's 10 year party gatecrashed

04-03-2006 13:57

62 Clendon Rd Toorak, Victoria was the address of John Howard's 10 year celebration as scores of Invited guests ranging from fellow Liberal Party members to the business elite. Yet scores of onlookers without a $10,000 per table invitation had something different to say about Prime Minister as they staged a counter party.

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Dalston Lane Theatre update- 3 March

04-03-2006 10:28

Dalston Lane Theatre faces an imminent eviction in the next 24 hours following Interim Possession Order issued by Shoreditch County Court.

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Surveillance of Nottingham city centre

04-03-2006 00:32

Nottingham city centre is one of the most heavily surveyed places on the face of the earth, outside of London. All in aid of 'crime reduction policies' they say.

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Mayday proposal and meeting - Against the terrorism of everyday life

03-03-2006 23:15

Meeting to discuss what to do for this year's Mayday. 7pm Wednesday 8th March at the Square social centre, London, Russell Square.

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Local Government Ombudsman Watch

03-03-2006 18:43

Exposing the Ombudsman's pro-council bias and whitewashing of maladministration.

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'Disabled People and Justice'in the Courts and legal advocacy'

03-03-2006 18:23

Urgent meeting to be called and organised within the representative individual voices and organisations within the disabled people's, survivors, neurodiversity, independent and inclusive living movements.

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2006 FIFA World Cup and villages for Children: that’s a scandal!

03-03-2006 14:38

The World Soccer Championship 2006 are approaching. FIFA has promoted a questionable initiative to build 6 villages for orphans. But they still have time to change their proposal and build 500 together with 50 hospitals to grant free health service all over Africa.

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03-03-2006 10:57


Demonstration outside Bow Street Magistrates Court, London WC2
Tuesday 14 March 2006 – 10am onwards

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Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council drops by at the ASBO

02-03-2006 21:43

The Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council, Mr Gordon Mitchell, came on a tour of Radford district of Nottingham on Monday morning. While in the area, he, and a couple of councilors, dropped by at the ASBO squatted centre on Burns Street, for a bit of a chat.

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02-03-2006 21:22

An evening of comedy, music and dancing

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Anti-Deportation Protest at Nottingham Magistrates Court

02-03-2006 20:13

People protested the illegal deportation of a 20-year-old Afghani refugee at Nottingham Magistrates Court, 9.30 - 10.30am this morning [Thursday].

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Black Horse Finance & Capital Bank Leisure, A Family’s Picket at NEC Boat Show

02-03-2006 12:57

One Man Picket Welcome National Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show Birmingham NEC
Banking on ‘finance specialists’ to secure a loan for an ‘extra special treat’, seems the ‘norm’ for most people these days. Vince Shalom of the Shalom Family Campaign for Social Justice made request for a different kind of help, at the 2006 UK National Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show at the NEC.

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ALCOA offices in Reykjavik stormed by 30 young people as ALCOA announce plans for new smelter in north Iceland

02-03-2006 12:23

"Jubilation" minutes after ALCOA's announcement
Alcoa add fuel to the fire and announce plans for a new aluminium smelter in north Iceland. The announcement was made from ALCOA Global Center at Park Avenue in New York City in order to avoid facing protesters in Iceland.

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"Crossrail shall not pass through Brick Lane Area"

02-03-2006 01:55

The Khoodeelaar! Brick Lane London E1 area campaign against Tower Hamlets Council’s role in the Crossrail hole
Held a robust demonstration against the Council at 6PM on Wednesday 1 March 2006. It was joined by George Galloway MP who compared the Crossrail hole attack with the Mosley Black Shirts attack on the East End Jews in the 1930s. 'They shall not pass'

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Solidarity Demo at New Court Case of Lancaster Uni Protesters (George Fox 6)

02-03-2006 01:01

Join the Demo.March 13th 2006, Lancaster Crown Court (behind the Castle).

The 'George Fox Six' are the six student protesters taken to court by the bosses of Lancaster University. They had been protesting against unethical corporations, including weapons manufacturers, hijaking the University. The original trial convicted them. Now they are appealing...