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10-07-2006 10:09

raditionally, British media reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been heavily biased in favour of the United States’ major ally in the region, Israel. A 2002 Glasgow University Media Group report found that television broadcasters were six times as likely to present Israeli attacks as “retaliating” or in some way hitting back as Palestinian attacks. This caused many viewers to believe that the Palestinians were to blame for the conflict. (Greg Philo and Mike Berry, ‘Bad News from Israel‘;

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10-07-2006 08:24

Oxford World Development Movement (WDM) will be staging the "G8 Olympics" in Oxford City Centre on Tuesday 18th July at 1pm to draw attention to the fact that the promises made at last year's G8 Summit by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have not been kept. Oxford WDM members dressed as Bob Geldof and Bono will be judging others dressed as Blair and Brown in a triathlon of debt, aid and trade.

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WOT: Eight Theses on the Destiny of the Concept of Workers' Rule

10-07-2006 06:46

These eight theses are the first installment of
"Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution
in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule".
... brought to you by the "Weapon of Transparency" channel.

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Alcohol harder on teen brains than thought

09-07-2006 22:46

Studies note neurological degradation
He said in an interview that he had no way of knowing exactly how drinking affected his overall brain function. But on one point, he is clear.

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Demo in Solidarity with Chile's Students - Report & Pic

09-07-2006 16:36

On Monday 3rd July, a few activists held a short demonstration outside the Chilean Embassy. This was in response to an 'urgent call' (see: from Chile, asking for solidarity actions to take place at the embassy due to the increasing repression being handed out to striking Chilean students (see: Leaflets were given in to the embassy explaining why we there, and more than 200 leaflets were given out to the general public, people visiting the embassy and passing diplomats (!). The text of the leaflets distributed is copied below. Cheers! :)

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Birmingham Women Fighting Back!

09-07-2006 11:03

The last ten years have seen reduction in the amount of women's resistance to sexual eploitation, and a rise in the amount of lap dancing clubs in the City. However a group of local women and girls have set out to challenge this.

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Globalizing the Occupation

09-07-2006 04:49

The global community pleads for the release of one Israeli taken from a tank, stationed outside the Gaza ghetto, whilst Palestinians are taken from their beds and killed in the streets and half of their government and 1/3 of the Palestinian Legislative Council are taken hostage. They beg for his return whilst ignoring the 9000 Palestinians rotting in Israeli jails, over 400 of whom are children.

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Sheffield Live! community radio on air

08-07-2006 13:44

Sheffield Live! 87.7 FM, Sheffield's community radio station, is broadcasting on FM for the Sharrow Festival.

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Ribble Campaigners Call For Objections To Preston Quarry

08-07-2006 11:46

Local campaign group "Save The Ribble" are calling for people and organisations to object to proposals for a Quarry at Lower Brockholes, intended to supply concrete to the 'Riverworks' Ribble Barrage.

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Government sues individual workers over

08-07-2006 11:05

General Strike Needs You!
This week saw the Governments attacks on Unions reach a new low when the Government sued more than 100 workers for taking "illegal strike action". The workers face up to $28,000 in fines.

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Nous les zonards voyous

08-07-2006 10:33

riot in the banlieue 2005

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One year on…7.7.05

08-07-2006 00:10

Bristol - 6.7.05 (pic by Tom B)
As dusk falls, I try to remember…where exactly was I one year ago, as dusk fell?
Was I, as a legal volunteer from Bristol, monitoring protests against the G8 in Gleneagles (Scotland), still on duty outside the Stirling eco-camp attempting to monitor the police’s abuse of their powers? Or had I been replaced for the night, and made it back to our Edinburgh base (and pub)? It’s all such a blur now, yet only a year ago…

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07-07-2006 19:20

Passengers reading the Metro on Edinburgh's buses this week got a real shock - the paper contained something worth reading in. A leaflet entitled "The Carnival is not over" mysteriously appeared in over a thousand copies of the Metro "newspaper" which is distributed free on Lothian Region buses.

Issued on the anniversary of the anti G8 Carnival for Full Enjoyment, the leaflet encouraged citizens to resist injustice : "Together we have the power to disrupt the daily grind of the institutions that plunge us into overwork, poverty and debt."

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London Bombers: Secret services had arrested them earlier and knew them.

07-07-2006 16:40

''The members of the network that carried out last week's attacks in London had been arrested earlier last year, and were and are known to British authorities." said French minister of Interior, the head of the secret services and police, Nicholas Sarkozy in Brussels. Clarke, the UK Home Secretary, went mad.

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Open forum about Latinomarican Indigenous Resistance at Rampart this sunday

07-07-2006 12:59

Oscar Olivera the Executive Secretary of the Federation of Factory Workers from Cochabamba, who in 2000 led the citizens’ uprising against the sale of Cochabamba’s water reserves to Bechtel and Roland Denis venezuelan marxist, working for indigenous rights in Venezuela, "making the Revolution within the Revolution" will be answering questions about the last developments over indigenous struggle in Bolivia andVenezuela in an open forum at Rampart this sunday in "Bolivia is not for Sale Event".

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OutRage!:Reggae hatesongs-The Truce is Over.

07-07-2006 12:16

Following the news that some of the Jamaican anti-gay reggae singers have re-started to sing their hate songs, UK concerts have been cancelled and the former 'Truce' has been cancelled. Stop Murder Music campaign to re-start..

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Rhythms of Resistance Manchester: Summer Samba Workshop

07-07-2006 12:08

Samba workshop: creative activism! come and join the summer fun!

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07-07-2006 09:38

Such is the conclusion of the official inquiry into the murder of Zahid Mubarek, a 20 year old Asian prisoner who was beaten to death by his racist and mentally disturbed cell mate at Feltham Young Offenders Institution six years ago.

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The African Prison Project

07-07-2006 04:12

Kenyan prisoners
An inspirational project set up in Nottingham.

The prison is severely overcrowded. Congestion precipitates the spread of infectious diseases that prevail due to malnutrition and a lack of hygiene, clean water and adequate health care. Prisoners exist in squalor without even the most basic of necessities. However, what the prison is perhaps most notorious for is its problem of gang rape, the existence of which, though frighteningly common-place, is often denied because of attitude towards homosexuality in East African society.