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T&GWU Negotiates Defeat For Liverpool Cabbies

18-12-2006 11:33

In another setback for workers on Merseyside, the Transport and General Workers Union has negotiated a defeat for its taxi driving members and taxi users at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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"Support action for Ungdomshuset" DK

18-12-2006 02:50

Riots broke out in copenhagen as court decide to shut down Ungdomshuset youth', cultural and social center.

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Towards a Worldwide Mobilisation for Oaxaca, 22nd December

17-12-2006 18:14

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Towards a Worldwide Mobilisation for Oaxaca, 22nd December:
See below a list of actions being planned for the 22nd of December in solidarity with Oaxaca, as part of the Worldwide Mobilisation for Oaxaca called by the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation)

Rumbo a la movilización mundial por Oaxaca del 22 de diciembre:
Algunas acciones programadas para el 22 de diciembre en solidaridad con Oaxaca, como parte de la Movilización Mundial por Oaxaca convocada por el EZLN.Algunas acciones programadas para el 22 de diciembre en solidaridad con Oaxaca, como parte de la Movilización Mundial por Oaxaca convocada por el EZLN.

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US Call to Action: Days of Resistance to the War - March 19 and 20th, 2007

17-12-2006 10:09

This call to action comes from a number of different organizations and individuals involved in the anti-war movement. Our organizing experiences have left us feeling disappointed in ourselves and in the movement as a whole. Organizing against the war in Iraq has led us to believe that marching and chanting has not made enough of an impact nor done enough to end the brutal realities of the occupation. This has got to change.

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A visit to Palestine

16-12-2006 19:31

This is an account of a week long visit made to Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank) in November 2006. The visit was organised by the olive co-op in Manchester and had an agricultural/ economic development theme. I wrote this piece descibing our visit upon my return in order to give a picture of life in Palestine and to convey the strong impression the visit made on me.

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Mobile phones, the stealth ID card, bug and tracking device in your pocket.

16-12-2006 19:07

Earlier this month it emerged that the FBI had been remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The surveillance technique, which "functioned whether the phone was powered on or off." came to light as a result of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on the legality of the "roving bug". It had been approved by U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping. Cell phones owned by two alleged mobsters, John Ardito and his attorney Peter Peluso, were used by the FBI to listen in on nearby conversations.

The news that the FBI had been remotely activating mobile phones as eaves dropping devices confirms what many activists have been saying for years.

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16-12-2006 18:57

At Rampart Social Centre
15-17 Rampart St, London E1
nearest tube Whitechapel

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Caught on Tape: Olmert Filmed 'Coaching' Prodi

16-12-2006 18:13

Israeli television broadcast footage that appeared to show Ehud Olmert coaching his Italian counterpart

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Raping and lynching in exotic Greece

16-12-2006 15:57

Raping and lynching in exotic Greece

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Capitalism. The Guardian myth?

16-12-2006 12:12

A comment I posted on the Guardian website underneath an article on the recent allegations of corruption towards the BAE arms manufacturer. I understood the debate to be centred on a choice, "Morality/Legality or Jobs". Some people saying... "We need to insist our government sticks to law" others saying "fuck that it will disrupt the economy and many, many people will be unemployed." Both reasonable arguments, no one seemed to be asking why that choice was necessary.

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Processing Information

16-12-2006 08:12

U.S. Vice-President, Dick Cheney, today praised the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, for his contribution in spreading ‘democracy and liberty’ to the Middle East; Cheney also claimed that Rumsfeld was the “best” Secretary of Defence in U.S. history – additional evidence that the U.S. administration is INSANE is no longer required!

Full article now in Spanish and French

15-12-2006 11:33

15 December 2006: Starting today, the website is available in Spanish and French, apart from the original English version. This new multilingual interface is meant to broaden access to information in a way that strengthen people's resistance movements against free trade agreements (FTAs).

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Skerton West by-election result - BNP percentage drops to 11%

15-12-2006 01:02

BNP vote going, going...almost gone...

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Copenhagen: Ungdomshuset, Now or Never!

14-12-2006 21:34

Coverage of Thursday’s events. The most recent news first.

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Zionist inversion of values (video-cartoon by Latuff)

14-12-2006 21:26

Another example of moral inversion, largely used by those who support the State of Israel and its crimes.

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14-12-2006 18:56

After the bodies of 5 sex workers have been found murdered within 10 days of each other and the police advising women to stay at home concerned citizens of Ipswich call you to:-

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G8 2007 in Germany - some information

14-12-2006 16:20

map of Germany and G8 location in 2007
The G8 summit 2007 will take place at the start of June in the north-east of Germany, in the luxurious Hotel Kempinski, which is situated directly at the Baltic Sea in Heiligendamm, at Bad Doberan near Rostock.

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Outrage in Granby

14-12-2006 16:17

Blog post on the struggle of Toxteth residents to keep hold of their homes - in the Granby Triangle renewal zone. I'm a freelance journalist and spent an evening with people from Cairns Street, who fear a private developer will profit by buying all homes in the area - whether they are down for demolition or a facelift - and selling them back at inflated prices. To my surprise and disappointment, no media outlet was interested.

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Alternative Carol Singing at the Grafton Centre

14-12-2006 13:48

Carol singers in action
On Wednesday evening (the 13th) 6 intrepid singers entered the private Grafton shopping centre to sing some alternative versions of Christmas carols, pointing out some of the downsides of the rampant consumerism that happens at this time. After singing a few carols the singers started to hand out leaflets aswell, at which point they were asked to leave. While doing a farewell song the guard tried to take the song sheets out of peoples hands, but no serious trouble ensued.

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SOCPA - brian haw - day three

14-12-2006 02:09

one of the banners removed
at marylebone court today, the defence barrister completed his submission to have the proceedings stopped on the basis that brian haw has no case to answer. judge purdy told the court that he had a lot of case law to study and would adjourn until the new year. a date of 22nd january has been set for the decision.