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Building bridges in Palestine - party and exhibition

14-03-2006 22:39

Middle East Party - Sunday 19th March, Wax Bar, Broad Street, Nottingham, 4-8pm. An exhibition of drawings, photographs and paintings from Palestine by Paul Gent + speakers. Live music from long Journey Home.

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Public Meeting in support of British residents detained in Guantanamo

14-03-2006 20:16

This Thursday evening at 7pm, there will be a chance to hear directly from the families (& children) of 3 British detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

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14-03-2006 19:03

News & Reviews
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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Experiences and perspectives of the students' movement in France

14-03-2006 09:50

The text that follows introduced the ICC public meeting of 11th March in Paris, at which students and militants involved in the recent events debated their experience and the best means for spreading the movement.

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14-03-2006 09:41

The week of films nights at the Basement Social Centre, Manchester on life in a world without oil continues this Wednesday...

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Call for Weekend of Resistance Against the "Green Scare" June 9 - 11, 2006

14-03-2006 03:13

For the past few years the weekend of June 11 was typically a time when we reflected on Jeff Free Luers' 22.5 year sentence and held events to recognize the anniversary of his incarceration. This year Jeff writes below that he wishes this year to focus on the Green Scare co-defendants. Please plan an event now! It's only 3 months away. And keep reading...

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Dalston Theatre court case- freedom of expression? hmmm

14-03-2006 02:06

The occupants of the buildings alongside Dalston Theatre, 4-14 Dalston Lane E9, went to Shoreditch Court this Monday morning. With very little hope for a decision which would allow them to bide more time before the plans go ahead for the demolition of the theatre, the occupants decided the best approach was to make their own voices, along with the people of Hackney that have been supporting the occupation continuously, heard in the most honest and direct way possible.
Unfortunately, much time was taken up by the statement of the other defendent, and the judge did not allow time for the statement below to be read.

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Round up on recent anti-Shell Resistance in Mayo

13-03-2006 23:03

Details of various events which have taken place in the struggle against Shell in the West of Ireland in January, February and early March of this year.

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Iran under the Islamic Republic is not a safe country. No Iranian asylum seekers

13-03-2006 22:35

Iran under the Islamic Republic is not a safe country. No Iranian asylum seekers

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TAG submit revised application to double weekend flights at Farnborough

13-03-2006 17:52

TAG submit revised application to double weekend and bank holiday flights at Farnborough.

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Can UK Edu Secretary Ruth Kelly save Xrail-hole-plan Christine Gilbert?

13-03-2006 16:11

The sinking of the cabinet career of Blairist UK Education Secretary Ruth Kelly is being given an extra push today with the announcement that Home Office minister Tony McNulty's wife, Christine Gilbert is to be given huge publicity via the Tessa-Jowell-compliant BBC [and to be paid related bonuses from the public purse] as a way out for Gilbert from the East End Council [Tower Hamlets] which she [Gilbert] has helped to get embroiled in the Crossrail hole mess over the past 3 years. Just how competent is Gilbert to delivery even a fraction of the goodies on education that Kelly is claiming she will be able to do? One organisation, CBRUK which foudned Khoodeelaar! in 2004 to defend the Brick Lane London E1 area against Christine’s Crossrail assault plan knows a few things about the disaster on the ground that Tower Hamlets Council ahs been causing to ordinary people. And to standards and ethics in public life. Here are extracts from CBRUK Chair Muhammad Haque’s comments on Christine Gilbert, first published on the internet on Sunday 25 July 2004

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George Fox Six Case Moved to PRESTON - Solidarity needed

13-03-2006 14:22

The George Fox Six
In a move to attempt to limit the impact of local solidarity protests, the authorities moved the George Fox Six case away from from Lancaster and to Preston this morning.

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No to Crossrail news conference, to change East End Council on 4 May elections

13-03-2006 12:20

The Crossrail hole Bill [The Crossrail Bill – UK House of Commons, March 2006] contains so many powers that if they are passed into UK Law they will be sued to destroy some of London’s most important communities. Social cohesion, community cohesion, tolerance, multi-faith and inner cities regeneration are phrases that feature very frequently in the vacuous vocabulary of the UK regime associated with the name and the images of Tony Blair who is blindly followed by the clique that has been in control of the East End Tower Hamlets Council. The Khoodeelaar campaign defending the East End against that Crossrail-hole-colluding Council is set to announce an electoral programme at the news conference in Brick lane at 1400 Hrs GMT on Tuesday 14 March 2006The forthcoming 4 May elections will be fought on Crossrail in the eats End and that will change the composition of the East End council with far wider ramifications than usually is the case with ‘local’ issues.

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wasteland - squatting documentary now online

13-03-2006 12:01

wasteland, a documentary exploring the lifestyle of squatting, by filmmaker Will Wright, is now available for viewing and download from Google Video.

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UK companies in Iraq: new report from Corporate Watch

13-03-2006 11:23

Corporate Watch is a small independent research organisation, based in Oxford. We publish research to help those resisting corporate power -- check out

We also bring out a newsletter every two months, and a news update on web and email every two weeks. To subscribe to either of these, please see our website, or give us a call on 01865 791 391

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Unrest in France - blog launched

13-03-2006 10:14

As the revolt by workers against the first employment continues to spread in france, has been set up to provide in-depth English language coverage of the riots, occupations, strikes and marches across the country.

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AWE Aldermaston: Block the Builders Strike Again!

13-03-2006 09:33

Despite a massive police presence, including mounted police, around the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, Block the Builders [1 have again managed to interrupt the morning traffic entering the nuclear weapons factory in Berkshire

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Mindwalk 33: Military Industrial Complex

13-03-2006 08:17

Angela Davis in SanDiego care of Radica Radio with Wax Audio in the mix. Angela talks a little about Harry Belafonte and his contributions to Martin Luther King and Family. A couple of quotes from Dwight D. Eisenhower and Dick Cheney. iRaq parody iPod spot via The latest Public Enemy mashup as well as a quality mix from Ted in Victoria BC.

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Latest News on the Struggle Against Shell in Mayo, plus details of contractors

12-03-2006 11:22

Regular readers of Indymedia UK and certainly of Indymedia Ireland will be aware of the staunch resistance meeting Shell in the West of Ireland.
This article is an update on recent events. A backgrounder on what is going on can be found here:

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Anarchist and Conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan is free!

12-03-2006 01:38

Anarchist gay conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan has been released (March 9th, 2006) following the decision of the Military Criminal Court of Cassation located in Ankara. Mehmet has been in Sivas military prison since April 2005 and was sentenced to four years of imprisonment by the local military court.