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“Iraqis were better off under Saddam”

31-10-2006 19:41

Spiraling violence and daily bloodshed that began with the early days of the US-led invasion and intensified in recent months have torn the fabric of the Iraqi society, breaking communities and their long-established social networks reported Al-Jazeera.

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CSSGJ open seminar on the anarchism of Colin Ward

31-10-2006 19:13

Stuart White of Jesus College Oxford will be giving a talk about one of the best known anarchist writers of recent years - Colin Ward. The talk is part of the CSSGJ open seminar series. All welcome!

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Update on Mexican Embassy arrests at Oaxaca/Brad solidarity demo

31-10-2006 17:24

There are currently (5pm 31/10/06) eight people being held after the demonstration held outside the Mexican Embassy in London on the 30th of October.

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Video of Naming the Dead ceremony.

31-10-2006 15:10

In the UK it is an arrestable offence to read out a list of names while carrying a small placard within the SOCPA designated area of Parliament and Downing Street without prior police permission. Democracy hypocrisy.

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SOCPA Border Control

31-10-2006 14:45

At High Noon on 5th November the CSG (Citizens Supporting Government)

Will be holding a voluntary border control of the SOCPA zone (Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act 2005). In an effort to assist the powers that be clamp down upon unproductive dissent and terrorism.

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Defend the Oaxaca Commune - by FT

31-10-2006 13:44

In the last few hours, the operation against the Oaxaca Commune has begun, with airplanes and helicopters over Oaxaca and hundreds of agents of the PFP ready to begin the repression, and the government of Vicente Fox has given the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO) an ultimatum to abandon the barricades. Effective solidarity from the unions and political, social, and popular organizations is urgently needed to hold back the regime’s repressive attacks.

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Photos: Mexican Embassy protest in London (30.10.06)

31-10-2006 11:25

Police and protesters clash outside the Mexican Embassy in London (30.10.06). The protest was about the US cameraman Brad Will who killed in Oaxaca, Mexican.

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Communications House demo - Tuesday 7 November

31-10-2006 10:13


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Police Want Powers to Ban Protester Masks and Flag Burning

31-10-2006 10:07

If you felt like burning a flag at a demo lately, better hurry up and do it before it becomes an arrestable offence. Disturbing developments in the last days of freedom of expression.

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Photos from London IMC screening at Mexican Embassy

31-10-2006 09:41

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A selection of photos from the IMC screening of Brad Will's final footage at the Mexican Embassy, 30 October 2006.

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Why campaign against deportation?

31-10-2006 06:01

An Anti-Deportation Campaign involves organizing resistance to restrictive immigration legislation, and simply means making the government change their minds regarding an individual case.

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In memory of Brad: Pigs go wild

31-10-2006 02:45

At 5pm protestors gathered at the Mexican Embassy on Hanover Square in London.

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NWDA Ignores Local Views To Allocate Cash To Environmentally Damaging Developmen

31-10-2006 00:51

The North West Development Agency has agreed 'in principle' to allocate £18m to a project to barrage the River Ribble and build over 4000 new houses in its floodplain.
Local people are livid, they have never been consulted on this project and are appalled at the disregard shown by Preston City Council for the environment and for local people.

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Minutes of Manchester NO2ID Meeting, Wednesday 11th October 2006

31-10-2006 00:18

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Another meeting with reasonable attendance and a few new friendly faces. Apologies again for the time it's taken to type up these notes. I should delegate minute-taking more often!

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PICS: The Attack On Oaxaca

30-10-2006 22:09

burning barricade
links to the pics:

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Feminists protest against Tories

30-10-2006 21:51

On Saturday 21 October, the Feminist Fightback conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London attracted over 230 people. On Tuesday 31 October, activists involved with Fightback will be protesting outside the Conservatives' "Shoes, shopping and politics" event to make clear that rich women discussing shoes and how to become Tory MPs is not our idea of women's liberation!

Come and join us!

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4 arrested as London joins Oaxaca protests

30-10-2006 21:06

Attempts by imcistas to project Brad Will's final and fatal footage onto Mexico's London embassy were thwarted tonight when scores of police sealed off the area and provoked violent clashes with demonstrators.

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Solidarity demonstration at the Mexican Embassy in London

30-10-2006 19:19

At 5pm this evening, Indymedia and solidarity activists and friends of Brad turned up outside the Mexican Embassy in London to show solidarity with the uprising in Oaxaca and the state murder of Indymedia journalist Brad Will, 36, of New York City. Initially, there around 30 people, but this quickly swelled to a mass of 60-70 or more people. The initial presence was marked with banners and a small noise demonstration, before the Indymedia Tricycle turned up, followed thereafter by a samba band and audiovisual equipment.

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Peace of History

30-10-2006 17:23

The Passed, The Present.
Yesterday (October 29th, 2006), I travelled to London for the national NUS no tuition fees demo, a fairly standard 'A to B' march (pictures to follow soon), only to find myself doing a far more interesting detour to Parlaiment Square.

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Big business to decide future of town centre

30-10-2006 15:48

Three business groups are to decide the future of Farnborough town centre.