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Bolivia photos - General tests of civil war

16-01-2007 15:35

Cochabamba, 11-12-13-14-15 January, 2007

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Construction Worker Killed in Liverpool City Centre

16-01-2007 01:08

This image speaks for itself
It had only been a matter of time before Liverpool City Centre saw a construction worker die on the job. Yesterday, the inevitable happened, and a 120 foot crane collapsed, killing one man and seriously injuring another at Duke Terrace, near Seel Street.

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From The Back Of The Bus To Prison

15-01-2007 20:11

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a White passenger on a city bus 51 years ago, it was the spark that brought about the American Civil Rights Movement; changing the lives for millions of Blacks. For a short while, in the mid 60’s and 70’s, Blacks made some social and racial gains, however today many Blacks are wasting away their lives in American prisons due to the unjust practice of the Three Strikes Laws.

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Say Goodbye to Privacy

15-01-2007 14:26

Big Brother wants the personal details of every citizen to create profiles and then make the database accessible to Tom, Dick and Harry.

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France: Virgin, give Amandine back her job!

15-01-2007 07:13

We demand the immediate re-instatement of Amandine as well as an end to Virgin's anti-union policy, and we will accordingly be joining the solidarity actions.

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Copenhagen: On .. two .. many Youth Houses!

14-01-2007 18:58

Copyright Mark Knudsen //
Today is truely a historic day for the colorfull youth of Copenhagen. It started as a big demo 'For more Youthhouses' - and ended fullfilling it's own wishes at once! Another Youthhouse has just opened earlier today in the Copenhagen North Western part of town in a big industrial building, Dortheavej 63, half an hour walk from the other Youth House.

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The Freedom of Refusal

14-01-2007 14:35

Basic income would revolutionize today's work society. Workers would have greater negotiating power and employers would have to pay more for onerous work. Everyone would receive a basic income without being tested for neediness or being forced to a return favor.

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Bush Challenges Opposition -- A Response!

14-01-2007 06:18

In his daily radio address, George W Bush challenged those who oppose his insane route to oblivion, to ‘put up or shut up’. “To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible," he said, “offer an alternative”. In view of the fact that U.S. Democrats are unable to effectively deal with the situation, we formally and directly accept this challenge and remind Bush that we are aware that this response will be read by him and his neo-cons; indeed, we have been aware for some time that Bush is a regular reader of this site as indeed is Rice and others. There is no avoiding this response!

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ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC II)

14-01-2007 02:54

ASEAN for the People
Statement of the 2nd ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC II)

10-12 December 2006

Cebu City, Philippines

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Bush’s Iraq “surge” met with despair in Britain

13-01-2007 20:13

President George W. Bush’s announcement that the United States is committing an additional 21,500 troops in order to escalate the war in Iraq has thrown Britain’s establishment into political turmoil.

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Vigil: Styal Prison, Cheshire - 18 January 2007

13-01-2007 18:03

A vigil will be held outside HMP & YOI Styal, Cheshire
Thursday 18 January 2007, 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm
to mark the 4th anniversary of the death of Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, 18
who died in the so-called care of HMP & YOI Styal on 18.01.03
Reporters & photographers are welcome to attend

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09-01-07: Video of Christian Bigots being Christian Bigots

13-01-2007 12:12

You've seen the photos with witty captions, that led to the photographers email inboxes being flooded with bible text, now you can see the pictures moving, with sound.

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Benefit cheats subvert

13-01-2007 11:29

Campaigners in Bristol have altered a ‘benefit cheats’ billboard so the original message targeting people working illegally while on benefit, now highlights the governments decision to halt an inquiry into a corrupt arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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Venezuela: Chavez announces radical measures against capitalism

12-01-2007 22:11

Hugo Chavez after his amazing victory
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela during the swearing in ceremony of his new cabinet gave a fiery speech in which he announced a series of radical measures. If carried out they would be a serious blow against the power of the oligarchy and imperialism in Venezuela. The proposals he made reflect the sharp turn to the left in the country as a whole. They reflect the real mood of the masses and their desire for radical change and an end to capitalism in the country.

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Save Radley Lakes Occupation

12-01-2007 20:35

Radley Lakes
Activists are occupying and intend to defend a squatted lakeside property in order to prevent the infilling of Radley Lakes with toxic ash from the burning of coal at the nearby npower owned Didcot power station.

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eyewitness: attacks in Cochabamba

12-01-2007 15:56

protestors burn tyres to deter reactionary mob
I witnessed the most brutal attack on peaceful protestors yesterday in El Prado, Cochabamba's main drag. The counter-marchers, the white, rich boys and girls armed with iron bars, pistols, bars with barbed wire at the ends, and knives broke through a police barricade and attacked the opposition. A 40 year old man was shot dead with 2 bullets in the chest. Over 90 people casualties and many seriously injured in hospital.

I am calling on everyone who reads this to spread the word and contact radio stations, newspapers, Amnesty International and other human rights organistions you may have a contact with to send out an Urgent Action.

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Town centres – a tale of two councils

12-01-2007 15:01

Farnborough town centre – empty streets, boarded-up shops
Two councils, one which worked in collusion with a developer to destroy a town centre for a superstore, the other that said no to Tesco, now has a thriving town centre with several small retailers, bucking the national trend of closures.

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Crucial petition on People living with Autism/NeuroDiversity basic human rights

12-01-2007 13:01

Can I ask all my friends and allies within Indymedia and other networks, to follow Larry Arnold, myself and others within the 'NeuroDiversity' movement to sign this petition... Larry has educated me in why 'you' should follow him, others and myself in signing this petition...... Larry said..... see below....

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Greece: Attack with rocket against the us embassy

12-01-2007 10:12

american embassy in Athens under attack
In this period that occupation army is sent around the world, and "civilized" countries watch the massacre of populations from their TV's ...