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Blair's Dome Scandal must be seen in context: Crossrail hole is worse

03-09-2006 10:41

Today’s Mail on Sunday [London, Sunday 3 September 2006] criticizes the Millennium Dome Degeneration. Why not include the destruction to the vulnerable communitiews in the East End of London that will be caused by a simlarly bad idea - the Crossrail hole Bill?

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Using Tax Payers Money To Subsidise Business - Reality Of Prison Work Camps

03-09-2006 10:38

Having plundered the third world with impunity for so long, first-world capitalism has now turned its attention to the incarcerated working class in its own prisons, potentially a rich source of exploitable labour. Prisoners are paid around 30 pence per hour, but even these pitifully small wages are seen as fair game by capitalism.

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BNP embroiled in Bank Holiday weekend from Hell

02-09-2006 17:35

* Moderators resign from BNP forum after free speech clampdown
* BNP performs perfect U-turn over Ebanks' court fund
* Accusations of theft and fraud pop up like mushrooms

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National Coalition against the Welfare Reform Bill launches..

02-09-2006 16:30

Good news, at last something is stirring nationally in relation to the very nasty and draconian Welfare Reform Bill: a new national coalition has been created: its a very important step, but imo, it will be interesting to see what support it gets from the left, liberals and the activist scene, etc.

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If not Now, when?

02-09-2006 16:15

Surely it is time to restore intelligent, sane, Democratic secular government throughout the world! Over the past eight years we have all had a taste of the simplistic binary ‘us or them’ logic of religionists; the reality is that the majority of people on the planet reject religious divisionism and the associated violent ‘solutions’ of criminals, liars, demented murderers and delusional fools.

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Day 2 of Mersey Fire Strike: Authority Calls On "Fantasy firefighters"

02-09-2006 13:29

Firefighter Mark Rowe - Speaking up for Merseysiders
As Merseyside FBU Secretary Les Skarratts prepared for tonight's face-to-face talks with Assistant Chief Fire Officer Bill Evans, it was clear that fire chiefs were becoming increasingly desperate in the face of firefighter solidarity.

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"Walking, We Ask Questions" - The Other Campaign in Harlem, NYC

02-09-2006 11:11

(Repost from

“Walking, We Ask Questions”
The Other Campaign in Spanish Harlem

By RJ Maccani
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side
August 31, 2006

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Two Days in the Life of Oaxaca's Revolution

02-09-2006 11:04

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A Neighborhood Organizes to Hold a Radio Station and Protect Citizens from Police Repression

By James Daria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca
August 23, 2006

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Academics speak out against Shell conference sponsorship

02-09-2006 11:01

Members of 10 research and working groups of the Royal Geographical Society yesterday expressed their serious concern at the Society’s continued links to oil giant Shell against the backdrop of the corporation’s ongoing exploitative behaviour in Ireland and the Niger-Delta.

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Walkout to support Exeter Royal Mail union rep

01-09-2006 21:42

Postal workers at Exeter mail centre have walked out unofficially and spontaneously to defend their CWU union and their local rep Fran Choules.

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01-09-2006 16:51

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Rebellion in Oaxaca - Mass protests in Mexico

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Day 1 of Mersey Fire Strike: Great Show of Solidarity

01-09-2006 11:41

Despite predictions that hundreds of scabs would cross the picket line, and offers of time and a half to anyone who betrayed their union, the Mersey Fire strike began with a tremendous show of solidarity amongst FBU firefighters.

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Doubtful justice in Lodhi sentencing

01-09-2006 06:33

Used to jail people who are not terrorists!
In Lodhi’s case, this has meant that the threshold of what constitutes “beyond reasonable doubt” has been lowered to an alarming degree. Justice and civil rights are the victims of this “war on terror” in which the government and security agencies benefit politically from convicting supposed terrorists. It is likely that Lodhi’s conviction and sentencing demonstrates, as in the Thomas case, that terror laws are being used to jail people who are not terrorists.

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Oaxaca City SlideShow: Un Pueblo Unido Avanza Sin Partidos

01-09-2006 03:08

SlideShow of photos taken in Oaxaca City during the last week of August 2006 with compiled audio from the 2006 “El Enemigo Común” tour. (9:34 minutes / 15 MB)

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Manchester Gay Pride Parade: Pictures 2

31-08-2006 20:46

Saturday on the August Bank Holiday. Starting on Deangate at 2pm, the parade including 200 floats, snaked it's way round the city centre, finishing with an event at Princess Street.

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Manchester Gay Pride Parade: Pictures 1

31-08-2006 20:40

Saturday on the August Bank Holiday. Starting on Deangate at 2pm, the parade including 200 floats, snaked it's way round the city centre, finishing with an event at Princess Street.

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Report: 11 Hour Blockade of Israeli Company

31-08-2006 19:59

UK Headquarters of Israeli Company Blockaded to Gain Ruling on Legality of Trading with Settlements

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Support asylum seekers in London – demonstrate 4 Sep at Communications House !

31-08-2006 16:17

Protest at UK Immigration Service, Communications House, 210 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BR (nearest tube – Old Street) Monday 4 September 1-2pm.

Monthly demo in support of asylum seekers. Also launching the Kanyama Must Stay Campaign.

For further information phone 0207 837 1688

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Euro 'citizen's inspection-SW France against nuke missile plans.

31-08-2006 15:30

A Euro citizens 'inspection' against the proposed and currently fairly secretive plans for a new type of mini-nuke is to be held in SW France 22-24 Sept 2006

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How Much Poverty Can a Society Endure?

31-08-2006 12:49

Pretending that justice is possible with growing inequality is pure ideology. Distributive justice is the key for a peaceful future.. Spending for the welfare state has not growin in Germany.