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EZLN "Intergalactic Encuentro" draws activists from 30 countries

30-12-2006 08:13

A communique from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) "Intergalactic Commission," Dec. 24

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Defend the Freedom of Information

30-12-2006 03:17

The UK government is currently debating changes to the Freedom of Information Act. In short, these changes will make it even harder to get politically inconvenient information into the public domain. Changes to costing, and limitations to the number of requests an organisation may submit, threaten to make the act totally unusable for public purposes.

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Sharphill Woods Protest :: A Video

29-12-2006 23:35

At the begining of last summer, local folks organised to protest against the proposed Sharphill housing development on fields south of West Bridgford. They won. [Well done guys].

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Basic Espionage/Warfare for Intelligence Agents

29-12-2006 14:53

According to its own mouthpiece, ABC news, the Australian spy agency (ASIO) has embarked on a recruitment drive:

Thursday, December 28, 2006. 11:37am (AEDT)

“The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is looking to recruit at least 170 people this financial year.

The number of ASIO officers from non-english speaking backgrounds has more than doubled since 2004, and the organisation is looking for people with diverse backgrounds to conduct counter-terrorism and counter-espionage work.

The intelligence organisation spent more than $2 million on recruitment advertising in 2005-6.

The Federal Attorney-General, Phillip Ruddock, says funding for ASIO has also increased considerably.

"I think we have now something of the order of 1,200 staff and that's double the number it had in 2000-2001 and we are continuing with a very active program that will expand the organisation in the near future to reach something in the order of 1,500-1,600 people," he said.

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motley crew confront Northwood

29-12-2006 00:49

'Wise men go the other way' what would you do?
faith based bunch have a nerve; to 'resist', 'insist on life' and vigil UK military nerve center

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Anarchists Against the Wall have blocked central Tel Aviv

28-12-2006 19:23

Twenty activists from Anarchists Against the Wall have blocked central Tel Aviv with razor wire from the Apartheid Wall.

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22/12/06: Solidarity for Oaxaca, Mexico - London, UK

28-12-2006 18:06

A London solidarity group projected a film show on the front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and distributed information leaflets about the deteriorating situation in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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SOLIDARITY WITH ASYLUM SEEKERS! Demonstrate at Communications House 2 Jan

27-12-2006 19:32


Protest at UK Immigration Service, Communications House, 210 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BR (nearest tube – Old Street) Tuesday 2 January and 6 February.

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CIA with Ethiopia vs Somalia: another U.S. proxy war

27-12-2006 13:25

US: "The press must not be allowed to make this about Ethiopia, or Ethiopia violating the territorial integrity of Somalia,” The same violations as the US junta is guilty of in neighboring Sudan which still refuses an invasion by twenty-two-thousand (22.000) US troops, so called "peace keepers"

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Inanity for Xmas

25-12-2006 05:41

The arch-conservative Anglican Dean of Sydney's St. Andrews Cathedral, Phil Jensen, has delivered a Christmas message worthy of the most mindless, inane comment that the infamous neo-con war monger and lunatic Donald “uknown knowns” Rumsfeld could have delivered. The Dean stated that “Christmas is about God giving, that God gave the gift of God and the gift of God, is God," (!) Those Australians who imagined that mindless, unqualified statements only issued from American neo-cons be advised, conservative pro-American Evangelicals are alive and very ‘unwell’ in conservative Anglican Sydney.

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Plane Stupid Newsletter #6

24-12-2006 16:41

“This is a deeply traumatized community which has been lied to for years and years by the aviation industry and one political party after another. There is a litany of broken promises. I wonder just how you might feel if you had endured all this for years! I am so angry I am almost incandescent with rage at the immorality of it all.”
- A resident of Harmondsworth, near Heathrow

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Winter Solstice 'Do' @ the ASBO Squat

24-12-2006 15:57

Winter Solstice 'Do' @ the ASBO Squat

Friday 22rd December

To celebrate our DIY community roots and the shortest day of the year, (from here on in we’re moving onwards and upwards into the light;) there was a day of workshops, bands, soundsystems, food, performance, subversion, films, projections, dancing…….in and around the asbo.

highlights included:- art and craft, percussion and unicycling workshops, radikal bass soundclash, many local and not so local bands, performance poetry, streetparty, performers…….As usual, people were adviced to 'bring what you wanted to find'.

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Cardiff supports Oaxaca

23-12-2006 20:41

Southwales anarchist hold solidarity action for Oaxaca

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Christian Morality and Economic Reason

23-12-2006 13:52

Finance capital circling anonymously around the globe seeking only short-term profit must expect the resistance of the affected and of the church that turns to the affected. The question is who really profits from the globalization of the finance world and when the concentration of wealth and creative possibilities in thehands of a few endangers the social peace.

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We cum in peace

23-12-2006 13:09

I was going to write a piece about yesterdays synchronized global orgasm for peace but see little point wasting my time writing original articles for Indymedia only to have the gatekeepers to open publishing remove them (, Maybe when the IMC admin team get their act together I might post a proper write up but in the meantime here is a shameless collection cut and paste from various other reports on the event.

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Council's attempt to seize man's home thwarted

23-12-2006 12:11

Attempts by the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor to seize a bungalow that a local man was renovating have suffered a temporary setback.

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Activenet play at Faslane

22-12-2006 15:48

The funky peeps from the Midlands travelled up to the abomination at Faslane near Glasgow to be silly in pursuit of a better world.

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Chilling: "BNP patriots" Pray For Death and Disaster To Hit Britain

22-12-2006 12:29

A chilling expose of the BNP's genocidal intentions...

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US-based interests push enforced circumcision agenda

22-12-2006 11:30

In a concerted and well resourced media campaign, circumcision enthusiasts based in the United States have attempted to dupe us all into believing that male circumcision is a magic bullet for HIV prevention. Whatever your own view on circumcision, this campaign for enforced surgery crosses lines of ethics and consent that are fundamental for personal freedom.

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eco-centric - x-mess edition mp3

22-12-2006 10:18

eco-centric - x-mess
a weekly environment show with nimbin community radio, nimfm. 44 minutes, mono 10mb - note, our libsyn server is full this month, sorry for using this time.