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Athens: The ESF, the L.A. Anarchist Forum + march, the 6 May riots and 4 prisoner

17-05-2006 15:47

Here's a communique of an anarchist collective in Athens about the role of the ESF, the Libertarian Anti-authoritarian Anarchist Forum and the anarchist demo in the morning of 6 May, the riots during the anti-war march the same afternoon, and the political consent of the ESF to state repression. Out of the 17 people arrested, 8 are facing felony charges and 4 are now imprisoned. Solidarity actions are planned the next days in Athens...

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Intl Day Against Homophobia. May 17th.

17-05-2006 15:21

Today, May 17, is IDAHO Day- International day Agaianst Homophobia. Main Press release and also a Press release from Jean Lambert Green Party MEP.

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Justice For Atenco, Mexico

17-05-2006 14:51

Last week residents of San Salvador Atenco (Atenco), a municipality near Mexico City, suffered massive police brutality and repression after local organisations helped 60 flower vendors, at Texcoco local market in the State of Mexico, to resist a state police blockade for setting up their stands.

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British mining company Monterrico Metals involved in human rights violations

17-05-2006 12:17

The British mining company Monterrico Metals owns the Rio Blanco copper/molybdenum deposit, located in Northern Peru. Rio Blanco will become Peru's second largest copper mine. The project threatens farmers and biodiversity. Confrontations with the police close to the mining site resulted in casualities on two occasions. The AXA group is the largest investor in Monterric Metals. According to Netwerk Vlaanderen, institutional investors that respect bacic human rights in their investment policy should disinvest from Monterrico Metals.

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17-05-2006 12:02

The government is trying to deport a Chilean exile who has lived in Scotland for years and years, to try and cover up its asylum fiasco.

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Indymedia Radio London Newswire Show a special discussion from Palestine

17-05-2006 08:42

Listen to a series of discussions about the current situation in Palestine: with Dr Jadah IsHak the director of the Jerusalem Research Institute, Ghassan Adonis the co founder of ISM ( The International Solidarity Movement) Fida Ghareeb the co-ordinator of the IMEMC Youth Advocacy Service and Ghassan Bannora IMEMC reporter.
This debate was recorded especially for the Resonance FM Indymedia Radio London News Wire wednesday Slot and aims to present back ground of the current crisis in Palestine that is not generally explored in the Western Media.

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Monday afternoon with Brian Haw & Mark Thomas in Parliament square.

16-05-2006 20:00

Telling it like it is.
My first full afternoon in Parliament square. It is now around the 1800th for Brian.....

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July 15 - Day of Action against Climate Change and G8

16-05-2006 17:19

A call to action from Earth First! Climate Caucus and Rising Tide North America
July 15th 2006 -- Direct Action for Climate Justice.
International Day of Direct Action - Rise Up Against G8 Policies - Target Fossil Fuel Industries in Your Town or Bioregion.

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OutRage!- IDAHO demo: May 17: defend gay refugees

16-05-2006 15:53

Gay rights group OutRage! joins IDAHO-UK for a demo outside the Home Office as part of IDAHO Day events.

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Gagged 12 Anarchist Newsletter of South East Wales

16-05-2006 14:26

GAGGED! #12 May 2006
Anarchist Newsletter of South-East Wales • Against Power & Profit • Anti-Copyright
Download the pdf it's alot prettier!

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Khoodeelaar! No to Crossrail hole challenges FT Crossrail plug by a new baroness

16-05-2006 12:17

The FT refuses to publish any community opposition to Big Business plans, which is always being portrayed as being sensitive to the needs of the public. This is the same with the FT’s refusal to publish evidence of how the CrossRail hole plan would destroy entire communities along the proposed route. The FT today has published yet another plug for Big Business claiming that they are discussing ways of funding CrossRail. This is news to the public. Big Business wants the public purse top pay for CrossRail wile the Big conglomerates pocket the main construction cash.

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ride of silence 7pm velodrome wed 17 may

16-05-2006 12:11

ride of silence manchester tomorrw (wednesday) from velodrome 7pm.

Each participant should wear a black armband, or a red armband if they have been injured themselves.

Riders should be silent as far as possible. It isn’t a protest in the
traditional sense: there will be no banners or slogans.

it is a ride to remember and to think and not to be outwardly angry but instead to let our silence and our numbers have the required effect.

"The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no
faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no
brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride,
which is being held during Bike Safety month (U.S), aims to raise theawareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to showrespect for those who have been killed or injured."

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Killjoy was here

16-05-2006 11:07

another graphic comment from the only sane ape in the pack.

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Failure of the Affluent State

16-05-2006 05:28

When the State fails and criminals steal the reigns of power corruption filters through State institutions. The agencies and the regulatory ‘authorities’ usually ‘toe the line’ and therefore cannot be trusted to serve the interests of the people. When the government becomes a den of thieves, liars and murderers it is the people who must restore sanity and legitimate government.

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Greece, Athens 4-7 May: An anarchist forum, a demo and a riot (Photos)

16-05-2006 02:03

Greece, Athens 4-7 May: An anarchist forum, a demo & a riot (photos) & the co-operation of the European Social Forum with the police in arresting dozens of innocent passers-by and bystanders and charging seventeen of them.

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North America: Big Brother said it: "It's the Moment of Truth!"

15-05-2006 22:07

"arms of mass resistance"
Precisely this emancipatory lesson should be taught to Bush and his military industrial complex. There are more economic, political and social "arms of mass resistance" in store, stockpiled across the globe, that could be applied to topple the "Empire." In fact, there are measures that could scare the hell out of the bosses of the whole world market. For example, what about the catastrophic effects of a global workers' strike, a stay-at-home for just a month? How much "collateral damage" would this labor atomic bomb cause? It could put NASA, the Pentagon and NATO in total jeopardy, it even could wipe out mankind!

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Ritual Abuse Survivors Have Their Day in Court . . . TV

15-05-2006 22:04

In what the prosecutor considered "a classic textbook satanic cult killing," (Toledo Blade, May 13, 2006), Father Gerald Robinson of Toledo, Ohio was convicted of murdering Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in 1980. During the trial, I was given the unique opportunity to speak on live TV about the reality of ritual abuse without being discredited, demeaned, or disbelieved by Court TV anchors Lisa Bloom and Vinnie Politan.

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Photos: President Hugo Chavez in London (15.05.06)

15-05-2006 19:42

Photos of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in London (15.05.06)

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15,500 on the run in E. Burma from Murder, Burnings, Mines, Rape, Torture

15-05-2006 19:30

Free Burma activists around the world are organizing global action to respond to the attacks on innocent civilians in eastern Burma pepetrated by the ruling military junta. The attacks -- the largest in ten years -- have resulted in 15,500 persons being driven from their homes.