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Secularist of the Year Prize Award 2006

01-10-2006 09:49

The National Secular Society will be presenting the second Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year on Saturday October 7th at a central London hotel. The prize consists of a cheque for £5,000 donated by Dr Michael Irwin.

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Misuse of anti-Semitism (by Latuff)

01-10-2006 02:19

Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's occupation.

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Details Of Merseyside Firefighters' Agreement

30-09-2006 20:45

Following a strike that lasted nearly four weeks, details of the agreement between Fire Brigades Union and Merseyside Fire Authority have been announced. Is this a taste of things to come in Staffordshire and around the country?

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BRACE! BRACE! BRACE! - Time for BAA to fasten its seatbelts...

30-09-2006 17:05

"There's turbulence ahead for the British Airports Authority", was the message from protesters gathering for an introduction to direct action today.

Years of letter writing and lobbying of MPs may have kept the deceitful, climate-wrecking actions of the air industry in the public eye, but the cosy relationship between BAA and the DoT means they get to do what they want anyway. That's ever more short haul flights, no tax on fuel, and new runways, terminals and access roads.

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Terror Trials on Trial

30-09-2006 16:21

See you'all at Camp Justice.

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Witness Appeal - Critical Mass London - Friday 29th September

30-09-2006 13:46

A member of Critical Mass was involved in a collision whilst riding home with a group of people and is requesting witnesses who saw the accident...

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Nottingham's Sept Critical Mass and Bike About :: The Pictures 2

30-09-2006 12:24

Nottingham's Sept Critical Mass and Bike About :: The Pictures 2

Friday 29th Sept @ 5.30pm

Setting out from the usual meeting place [Outside the Savoy Cinema on Derby Road, meet at 5.30pm]

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Nottingham's Sept Critical Mass and Bike About :: The Pictures 1

30-09-2006 12:18

Nottingham's Sept Critical Mass and Bike About :: The Pictures 1

Friday 29th Sept @ 5.30pm

Setting out from the usual meeting place [Outside the Savoy Cinema on Derby Road, meet at 5.30pm]

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Under a Blood Red Lie ... The Real RED Manifesto

30-09-2006 12:07

All things being equal, they are not.

And that's the way we like it.

As first world consumers, we have tremendous power (well we do). What we collectively choose to buy, or not buy, can change the course of life and history on this planet, so let us make the decisions for you.

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30-09-2006 09:58

One point that I have been making all along has left some naysayers, and even anti-war people, shaking their heads: Desert Storm’s main goal was not to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait, but to stop at least one generation of Iraqis from becoming productive citizens.

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People should not be afraid of their governments... Training for Sack Parliament

30-09-2006 09:11

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“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people”

A weekend of planning and training for ‘Sack Parliament’

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“A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For”:

30-09-2006 08:27

A Total Rollback Of Everything
The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to detain them indefinitely. The bill also immunizes U.S. officials from prosecution for torturing detainees who the military and the CIA captured before the end of last year. We get reaction from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights

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PHILIPPINES: The worst regime post-Marcos

29-09-2006 23:09

AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) commemorates Martial Law with condemnation of worst regime post-Marcos.

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Day 26 of Mersey Fire Strike: Back To Work As Union Agrees £3.5m 'Savings'

29-09-2006 23:04

After nearly four weeks of strike action against £3.5 million of cuts to the Merseyside fire service, Fire Brigades Union negotiators have agreed to implement £3.5 million of 'savings'.

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London - Jack Boot City - Demo report, Weds 27th September

29-09-2006 20:41

An insight into the extreme behaviour of the police in their attempts to break the animal rights movement

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Senate gives green light to torture and military tribunals

29-09-2006 15:56

The sadists in power can now endulge their sickest fantasies on "enemy combatants" a tern which covers every crime, from smoking spliffs to opposing this legisation. And you thought it was a conspiracy theory! Pah! Eat your heart out, before they do....

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CCTV Protest in Balsall Heath Continues

28-09-2006 22:28

Anti-CCTV Boy
Summary of ongoing campaign to get rid of a CCTV camera on our road, put up without consultation with residents, and suggesting that the protests are extended to other CCTV cameras. Also to link this with anti ID card campaigns,

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Day 25 of Mersey Fire Strike: End in Sight Following 'Cordial' Talks?

28-09-2006 22:15

As Merseyside firefighters began their fourth round of strike days, Fire Authority chief Tony McGuirk reported the end of the long-running dispute was in sight.

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During a public protest, politicians closed Coca Cola’s offices in Mexico

28-09-2006 21:45

Coca Cola FEMSA is accused of discriminating a manager for being homosexual
• Openly Gay Federal Congressman supports the plaintiff in symbolic act.
• ALTERNATIVA liberal political party, Mexico City’s Leader, was there as well.
• The Gay Pride Organization Committee backs Roberto Mendoza.

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The Yorkshire Ripper revisited

28-09-2006 21:27

The Peter Sutcliffe myth is wearing a bit thin now. This is big, really big. When the lid blows off this one, I intend to be standing well back from ground zero.