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Scapegoats accused 'exploited' by guberment prostitutor

24-07-2006 07:49

No contact with human people
The rest of the prisoners had to stay in jail in AA maximum security segregted with no contact with human people in a box within a box with no fresh air or sunlight with the worst of the worst offenders.

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Disused Buildings of Birmingham Have No Shortage of Occupants

24-07-2006 02:50

With apartments in the refurbished Rotunda selling for between £150,00 and half a million, many old disused and abandoned buildings are set to be sold off to the highest bidder also -- ignoring the homeless and poor who struggle to live below them, and who are most in need of them.

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Dreadlocked Campaigner vows to shave head to protest against Shell in Ireland

24-07-2006 01:26

Eoin Ó Broin, noted environmental and political campaigner, and one of the founders of the Shell to Sea campaign, has vowed to cut off his dreadlocks to raise money for the Rossport Solidarity Camp.

If he reaches his target of €2,000, his hair will be publicly cut on Grafton Street in Dublin on July 29th. People can donate money at pledgebank (€10) or (€25)

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Australian SIEV X memorial Canberra 2006

23-07-2006 22:44

353 people who drowned
To mark the fifth anniversary of SIEV X, a permanent memorial will be built in Canberra on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Three Perth-based Iraqi men who each lost family are decorating 22 poles to remember their loved ones...

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Lloyds TSB Welsh Proms One Man Picket IS Part of It!

23-07-2006 15:55

Lloyds TSB Welsh Proms Be A Part of It!
*Previously, Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Freda Salway was delighted with a major three-year title sponsorship of the Welsh Proms Cardiff. One Family man at this years’ event, in St David’s Hall Cardiff is picketing for help and it may provoke a three-year, retrospective approach.

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jean charles de menezes - solidarity in stockwell

23-07-2006 12:53

despite 'news' on bbc radio in london that this later 'unofficial' solidarity vigil had been cancelled, about 120 people gathered at Stockwell Tube last night, with Caporeira and an open mike.

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Joseph Thomas conviction immoral

22-07-2006 23:59


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photos and short report london lebanon demo 22/7

22-07-2006 23:02

usual suspects
7 - 30,000 protestors, depending on who you believe, marched from whitehall to hyde park today. then they went home

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A letter to Palestinian and Lebanese filmmakers from Israeli filmmakers

22-07-2006 22:28

A letter to Palestinian and Lebanese filmmakers to coincide with the opening of the Arab Film Biennial in Paris July 22nd

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Vigil for Jean Charles de Menezes

22-07-2006 22:26

Approximately 50 supporters gathered this morning at Stockwell Tube station to mark the first anniversary of the murder of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes by the British security forces.

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Protest to mark the loss of the NHS

21-07-2006 16:27

First of regular protests against the loss of the NHS.

Protest on Saturday 5th August 11-2pm. It will be held in the gardens at the end of Mazil Way, Cowley Road.

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Interview with Belgrade park campaigners

21-07-2006 11:40

The current state of the park

In June 2005, a corporation called Crnotravac cut down all the trees in Peti Park, a small park in Belgrade, with the aim to build a five storage high commercial centre. The neighbourhood doesn't accept this, and has started an impressive struggle to safe the park.

On July 15, the neighbours of Peti Park organised a street event to show their determination to keep defending their park. The event was supported by the Art and Activism Caravan. Dragan Djurosinovic, Jasmina Dobric and Mirjana Zupunski, neighbours of the park, explain about the fight for the park.

Links: Peti Parkic campaign website | AA Caravan Indymedia

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Lebanon: Throw out war propagandists like the BBC, FOX, CNN etc.

21-07-2006 09:41

We all know the BBC is strictly impartial! How do we know that? Because that's what they keep saying on the telly! But in reality most are not 'journalists' but warmongering propagandists. The BBC the last 2 decades has given just 2% to broadcasting anti-war dissent! They have shown to be worse than FOX, CNN etc

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Yorkshire MEPs Remain Reticent on the Yorkshire Ripper Cover-Up

20-07-2006 22:47

While awareness continues to spread among the general public that something is horribly wrong with the Yorkshire Ripper case, the region's representatives in the European Parliament remain strangely bashful and reticent on this vital life-or-death issue.

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Latvia bans gay Pride- Tatchell to attend despite threats

20-07-2006 16:14

Latvia has banned this weekends' gay Pride parade etc in Riga. Peter Tatchell of Outrage etc to attend a parade despite the ban and threats of violence..

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Londonwide Group backs Khoodeelaar! No to Crossrail Bill

19-07-2006 19:17

As the Westminster House of Commons Crossrail Select Committee practically winds down the main business of going through the motions of hearing objections to the Bill, concern is rising about the very shabby way that the Committee has treated the main opponents.
It is expected that the Select Committee will back the Government Crossrail Bill. Thousands of families will suffer across the East End as a result.
To prevent this becoming inevitable, a London wide democracy pressure group has today extended its support to the Khoodeelaar! Campaign against Crossrail attacks on the Brick Lane and Whitechapel Area in East London
This announcement follows a day long campaign against Crossrail hole attacks programme conference held in the Brick Lane and Whitechapel London E1 area today.

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Belgrade remembers Srebrenica - 11 years on...

19-07-2006 15:20

The Srebrenica massacre was the July 1995 killing of up to an estimated 8,106 Bosniak males, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, in the region of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina by a Serb Army of Republika Srpska under general Ratko Mladić including Serbian state special forces "Scorpions". The Srebrenica massacre is the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II and considered by many as one of the most horrific events in recent European history. It is also the first legally established case of genocide in Europe after the Holocaust. (source: Wikipedia).

11 years on, a large crowd gathered in the city centre of Belgrade to remember the victims killed in the Srebrenica massacre. Last year the same vigil was attacked by nationalist groups, some of who trew teargas in the crowd. The police guarded the protest heavily this time. We took some photos...

Links: Wikipedia on the Srebrenica massacre | Preliminary list of 8106 Bosniaks killed in Srebrenica - (PDF version) - Issued by Federal Commission for Missing Persons on June 5, 2005 | The Association Women of Srebrenica - Official Website | Srebrenica Genocide Blog - Independent Blog Regarding Srebrenica Massacre | "Cry from the Grave" documentary film detailing the account of the massacre | Chemical Warfare in Bosnia? The Strange Experiences of the Srebrenica Survivors (a Human Rights Watch report) | BOSFAM - Non-Governmental group supporting displaced women in Bosnia

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Emergency War Demos flyer HERE: please print & post

19-07-2006 13:13

Emergency War Demos flyer please print & distribute
Nottingham edition of STWC Emergency demos flyer,
detailing Birmingham, Manchester & London Demos.