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Report:Tyneside Solidarity with Manchester 15/04 asylum-rights demo (more photo)

17-04-2006 23:38

On 15th April a contingent from Tyneside Community Action from Refugees travelled to Manchester to support the demonstration against the arbitrary detention and criminalisation of those seeking asylum in Britain (overall report at

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The Chomsky/Blankfort Polemic - Interview

17-04-2006 08:25

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

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London Mayday weekeend

17-04-2006 06:21


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No to war – No to occupation – Down with Ahmedinejad

16-04-2006 15:21

A public meeting will be held on Fri 28th April in order to build solidarity with Iranian and Iraqi workers.

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Prisoner Solidarity - EVENT - Mexico-London TONIGHT 16th@LARC

16-04-2006 12:57

freedom for all political prisoners
In preparation to Alejandro Cerezo and the Comite Cerezo's Tour of the UK and 'the old continent', we are organising an event at LARC on sunday 16th. from 7 pm well be cooking and dishing out mexican food and so on. At around 7:30, the screening of "Seguir Siendo Cerezo' will start. discuss, eat, drink...

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Haslar detainees on hungerstrike

15-04-2006 22:49

More than 80 detainees in Haslar immigration detention centre have refused dinner this evening in protest againts arbitrary detention, in solidariety with the detainees in Colnbrook. They are also protesting about the conditions in the centre.
People of all nationalities have joined the hungerstrike in all wings.

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Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill: Open Letter to MP

15-04-2006 18:38

Below is an open letter sent, on 15 April, to our MP regarding the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill which threatens to end meaningful parliamentary democracy in Britain.

The full letter with hypertext links is available via the following entry posted to the blog:

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BNPtv newsreader-exposed as Dover (Kent) teacher

15-04-2006 12:36

Published in the Dover Express. April 13th 2006. They're not online so here's just the jist of it.

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Hillsborough: 17 Years, 96 Dead: No Justice

15-04-2006 11:44

April 15th marks the 17th Anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy and while it is easy for many to forget it with time, it is hard for the families who, despite years of campaigning, still have not seen any justice for those they lost.

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Anti-Deportation Solidarity Action at Ethiopian Airlines

15-04-2006 11:16

On Friday the offices of Ethiopian Airlines were targetted by anti-deportation activists.

Ethiopian Airlines regularly deports asylum seekers to Africa.

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United States: The Cancer of the World

15-04-2006 06:35

United States: The Cancer of the World
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Protest for James Miller and Tom Hurdnall outside the EU Office in Edinburgh

14-04-2006 20:52

This is a short piece with 10 photos about the protest outside the EU Commission Office in Edinburgh today.
The protest was about the withholding of aid to the Palestinians by the EU and also for justice for James Miller and Tom Hurdnall who were shot by the Israelis.

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Crest Nicholson Evicted Houseboat Family Good Friday Open Letter of Appeal

14-04-2006 14:45

So it 'comes to pass' that people change places and the companies change owners and names, but the fruits of their work continues. The Shalom Family evicted by Crest from their own Home, issues a second, Good Friday Open Appeal, to Crest Nicholson Directors. It's reproduced here.

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Solidarity Protest for the Hunger Strikers at Colnbrook Detention Centre

14-04-2006 14:25

Main banner and pen
A report and three pics of the protest that took place in London in solidarity with the hunger strikers at Colnbrook Detention Centre.

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The Terrible Truth About ID Cards

14-04-2006 10:31

The UK ID card is not what you think it is. It is not a simple identity document like your passport or driving licese. It is in fact, a database backed control grid and the fulfilment of Orwells nightmare.

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Cornish Wildlife Sanctuary to be trashed for posh houses and cars

14-04-2006 08:08

Developers MDL plan to turn a tranquil ex quarry on the Cornish coast into posh houses and a hotel and marina, bringing traffic nightmares and roadbuilding to a congested Cornish village. Locals want the quarry to become a wildlife park and study centre, but the corrupt council won't listen.

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Detainee hunger strike on

14-04-2006 04:44

From Jason N. Parkinson. Hits top story for Europe.

Over 100 immigration detainees have gone on hunger strike in the UK, alleging they were bullied and beaten during a protest against their treatment by authorities...

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Enviroment Agency in Cancer Cover up

13-04-2006 16:39

The Environment Agency (EA) are today accused of failing in their duty to protect the public as they are knowingly allowing Eastcroft Incinerator in Nottingham to continue to operate, despite it emitting levels of cancer causing poisons many times higher than allowed under their operating licence.

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Southcoast Vine and Fig Planter gets muddied hands in Sweden

13-04-2006 16:33

Hoppestubbe Mor goes to deepest Sweden to infiltrate the Swedish Peace movement / and a weapons factory at Borfors (SAAB/BaE etc).

Much intrigue ensues better than any TV (get involved and TV will only bore you). Wink wink.