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Ballet Nazi

21-12-2006 17:47

Leeds ballet dancer is a neo-Nazi drama queen!!!

Adolf Hitler would have been so proud.

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2 Barcelona anarchists facing trial - Solidarity needed!

21-12-2006 14:30

Ruben and Ignasi facing trial on January 11th 2007 - We urgently ask for international solidarity. This trial is a direct attack on the anarchist movement in Barcelona, in the form of a repressive measure against two individuals who have been involved in supporting prisoners and fighting against the State.

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Video - squatting in Taiwan

21-12-2006 13:46

I often travel with a video camera these days and think it's a good idea to spread ideas for a better world. It's great to compare between projects and communities around the world.

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21-12-2006 02:26

Disgusted with the personal debt, spiritual emptiness and ecological damage that the holiday seawson now entails, writers and activists began to promote the idea of a downshifted Christmas in the late nineties.

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State of Mancunia

21-12-2006 01:53

Manchester poet fined under draconian “police state” psuedo laws.

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Photos: "Mass Lone Protest" (20.12.06)

21-12-2006 01:14

Credit: Marc Vallée, 2006. -
Photos: "Mass Lone Protest" (20.12.06)

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Pittsburgh IWW Strikes again at Starbucks’ Anti-Union Practices

20-12-2006 14:21

"We workers can continue to grovel for these low-wage jobs, or we can just wring our hands in despair, or we can stand up and demand better treatment from these moneymaking corporations. We all know what Starbucks wants its so-called “partners” to do. It’s no mystery why Starbucks is firing workers for organizing, trying to get them to think that a union is unnecessary, and keeping a close eye on those of us who want an independent voice at work.” -- IWW Starbucks Union member

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Busted, for grassing on terrorists

20-12-2006 12:57

A psychology professor at Florida International University, five years in prison for conspiracy to become an unregistered foreign agent. His wife who also worked at the university, faces up to three years in prison for concealing her husband's participation in that conspiracy. The two are scheduled to be sentenced February 27.

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Close Torture Bay

20-12-2006 06:35

January 11, 2007 -- Citizens to target illegal Detention Centre

The world today is in no doubt as to the criminal status of the illegal detention centre of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The past three years have not only witnessed unprecedented assaults on the founding principles of the USA by the Bush regime, but also on international law and convention. The government of the USA is clearly rogue, a fact in which its officials delight. The contempt the neo-cons display for their own citizens is only exceeded by the extreme disdain they exhibit toward the international community. Each day that Guantanamo Bay remains operational is a day of unspeakable psychological horror, torture and injustice.

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"Oaxaca Libre!"

19-12-2006 22:39

Local school-children caught a large dose of ‘Zapatismo’ in Edinburgh city centre on Saturday, when they spontaneously joined a UK wide week of action to raise much needed awareness of the ongoing and systematic repression of Mexican people in Oaxaca amidst an almost total lack of media coverage in the western mainstream press.

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Stonehenge Solstice 2001 VIDEO

19-12-2006 18:38

5min video chronicle of the Stonehenge solstice celebrations in Wiltshire

21st of June, 2001

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Failing councils are creating gravy trains for consultants

19-12-2006 18:12

Failing councils, lack of accountability, democratic deficits, are creating a gravy train for consultants, whilst at the same time reinforcing the lack of accountability, the democratic deficit.

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Iraqi unions attack plans for foreign control of oil

19-12-2006 17:47

Press release from PLATFORM on the oil grab in Iraq

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Council attempts to seize retirement home

19-12-2006 16:42

Chingford Avenue
The Rotten Borough of Rushmoor is trying to seize a bungalow in Farnborough from a local man that he has earmarked as his retirement home.

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Smash the royal wedding

19-12-2006 11:58

Movement Against the Monarch (MAM) is preparing their glad rags for the street party of the centuary, a right royal knees up on the event of the wedding of Prince William and his college shag Kate Middleton. With the eyes media turning on this grand royal distraction it is the perfect time to agitate people on the iisue of abolishing these parasites once and for all.

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New Year's Eve Peace Vigil on Salisbury Plain

18-12-2006 19:02

map of Imber 1
For the fifth consecutive year a Salisbury Plain Peace Vigil will be held on the army range at 12 noon on New Year's Eve 31 December 2006

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Dodgy land deals in Farnborough town centre?

18-12-2006 16:38

Farnborough town centre boarded-up shops streets a bustle with Christmas shopper
Was public land in Farnborough town centre sold on the cheap to a developer to aid them in their plans to build an unwanted superstore?

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Anti Lydd Airport statement from LAAG.

18-12-2006 16:35

Lydd Airport bossses have today lodged a planning application to Shepway District Council for expansion.
Both group in the area are gearing up to respond to this and fight it all the way during next year. SDC are likely to put the plans out for wide consultation during first half of 2007.

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Lets have a Sheffield Oaxaca / Zapata protest, Sheffield ....

18-12-2006 16:32

Do you like Zapatistas, ermmm lets have a protest in Sheffield (when we want, it maybe not in the indymedia date, but im sure indymedia, doesnt control us in someway !

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UK Meeting to discuss G8 Mobilisation for 2007, Jan 27th, Nottingham

18-12-2006 12:15

A UK-based meeting to discuss the mobilisation against the 2007 G8 Summit to be held near Rostock in Germany (June 6-8).