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28%: 'Removals Failure' Rate

19-08-2006 16:18

The Daily Mail today published a report about "hundreds of asylum seekers escaping deportation." But whlie the newspaper, famous for its racist attacks on immigrants and asylum seekers, attributed this 'failure' to the "incompetence by the Government's shambolic immigration department", activists and anti-deportation campaigns quite surely have a lot to do with it.

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Lodhi lawyer welcomes Thomas appeal win

18-08-2006 22:52

Perhaps the abc should get another Walkley award?????????????????????

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Tesco - Every little hurts

18-08-2006 16:33

Is Tesco above the law? It would appear so on planning matters.

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+++ MEXICO: Rebellion in Oaxaca - activists kidnapped, tortured, killed +++

18-08-2006 15:55

repression in oaxaca
Mexico, Oaxaca. Since a few months the people stand up to fight the corrupt government of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Since june the repression against the movement has grown. Activists were kidnapped, tortured and killed by police and paramilitary units.

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Minty calls for help

18-08-2006 14:55

campaigners under attack

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Breathtaking Hypocrisy of Mersey Fire Authority

18-08-2006 11:55

In a despicable and transparent political move, councillors from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority have called on firefighters to strike 'reponsibly', should they vote for industrial action on Monday.

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Judge quashes Thomas conviction

18-08-2006 07:34

Good news for a change!
This is fantastic news. Congratulations to Jack and the Thomas family! It is a vindication of everyone prepared to fight for basic rights -- and makes the bus trip all the more important. We're in the process of putting a press release out. Good news for a change!

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AIDS Brain Drain: Countries Hit Hardest by AIDS Lacking Millions of Medical Work

18-08-2006 04:01

16th International World Aids Conference
The World Health Organization warned earlier this week that the countries hit hardest by AIDS desperately need 4 million more health workers to cope with the crisis. Many of the locally-trained doctors and nurses in these countries have been lured away to the United States and Europe by higher salaries. We speak with Smita Baruah of Physicians for Human Rights.

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Court hears fishing expedition letter 'referred to sacrifices to a cause'

17-08-2006 22:26

[kiss, kiss, kiss, hug]
The letter reads: "My love, How I miss you already? What would I ever do if we were separated for more than a day? Inshallah I will never find out. May the only cause for our separation be the cause of Allah. And may he grant me paradise alongside you as queen of your Hoor." [kiss, kiss, kiss, hug]

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Biggest victory yet over WTO

17-08-2006 22:15

Biggest victory yet over WTO and « free » trade. Celebrate it!

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Countryside Properties- Mayfield...and a field in May 2004...

17-08-2006 11:53

Spodden Valley woodland destroyed in May 2004...
Countryside Properties have gone into advertising overdrive with its new housing development at the former Mayfield rugby club in Castleton.

After being criticised for illegal flyposting earlier this year:

Countryside Properties have now paid Rochdale Council for road signs and half page colour advertisements in the Council's newspaper "Local matters" delivered to every home in the Borough.

There has also been a huge advertising spend by Countryside Properties with the Guardian Media Group in their Homesearch sections of the Rochdale Observer, Manchester Evening News and TV station Channel M.

It is a pity that Countryside Properties' budget doesn't cover the destruction of Woodlands in the Spodden Valley.

Mayfield and a field in May... here is the connection...

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Nottingham Gay Pride : Pictures 2

16-08-2006 16:18

Nottingham Gay Pride : Pictures 2

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Nottingham Gay Pride : Pictures 1

16-08-2006 16:11

Nottingham Gay Pride : Pictures 1

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Tragedy for Aboriginal Land Rights - Senate approves paternal bill

16-08-2006 06:46

Tragedy for Aboriginal Land Rights
August 16, 2006: "This will be marked as a tragic day for land rights in Australia," said Senator Rachel Siewert today. Despite strong criticism the laws are "paternalistic and strip Aboriginal Australians of their property rights." Amendments to Northern Territory Land Rights Act passed through the Senate today. The changes scrap the NT's 30-year-old scheme of communal land ownership under land council administration...

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61 schoolgirls killed, 129 wounded in airstrike

16-08-2006 02:07

“a horrible act of terror.”
They condemned the “deliberate, cold-blooded and inhumane” targeting of the schoolgirls compound by the daylight air raid.

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Manchester NO2ID Monthly Meeting, Wednesday 16th August 2006

15-08-2006 20:59

Manchester NO2ID Logo
The next Manchester NO2ID monthly meeting is tomorrow, from 7:30pm to 9pm, in Room 3 of the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. This venue is wheelchair-friendly, and everybody is welcome. An agenda follows.

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Hicks, Guantanamo and the Howard Government

15-08-2006 12:19

David Hicks, good, bad or just plain stupid remains an Australian son. Democratic nations have a responsibility to protect their citizens in times of need; a number of democratic nations have already successfully repatriated their citizens from the illegal torture centre of Guantanamo Bay; however, after a period of four years the Howard government has been unable or unwilling to effect the repatriation of David Hicks. If a truly strong case against Hicks existed it surely would have been prosecuted to the full advantage of the terrorist scare campaign that Bush constantly wages on the American people. The fact that the USA is loath to give Hicks a fair and open trial, and in view of the obvious manipulative tactics utilised by corrupt U.S. ‘legal’ officers to delay proceedings, it would appear that the grounds upon which the U.S. military have based their ‘case’ are extremely flimsy and/or could attract litigation for illegal detention, torture and human rights abuses!

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Union to fight hospital job cuts

15-08-2006 11:38

Union officials have announced plans to fight the loss of nearly 1,200 jobs and 186 beds after the merger of two Nottingham hospitals.

Public sector workers' union Unison has joined forces with the Royal College of Nursing in a campaign to halt the cuts.

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Perth IndyMedia Bows To Centrelink Pressure

15-08-2006 07:53

Perth IndyMedia Bows To Centrelink Legal Threat - Perth Indy have removed article that can still be found throughout