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SOCPA - new admissions and old dirty tactics in court

16-02-2007 21:00

barbara with one of her amazing pink banners
if you've followed this issue on indymedia, the name 'barbara tucker' will be well-known to you. for over a year, metropolitan police have been harassing, hounding and assaulting this peaceful woman for doing no more than holding a pink banner in public in the socpa area. yet they have still not been able to defend their actions in court, and the stench of corruption grows stronger.

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An activist from Oaxaca speaks in London, 17 February, 2pm!

16-02-2007 20:16

An activist from the celebrated Oaxaca struggle is speaking in London on Saturday 17 February.

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Video rush: Shell to Sea protest closes Corrib Gas Terminal

16-02-2007 19:02

Video rush of the today's protest at Shell's Bellanaboy Gas Terminal construction site.

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Radley Lakes: The March 17 February

16-02-2007 18:22

A peaceful march to protest at the destruction of Thrupp Lake.

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New Orleans Public Housing Residents Reclaim Homes

16-02-2007 12:49

On Saturday, February 10, six residents of the C.J. Peete Public Housing Complex reclaimed their apartments against the will of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO). In a scene more fitting for a block party than a protest, tenants danced, laughed and chatted with their old neighbors, while children played and sang. Residents sang “I don’t know what you been told, but these projects are livable!”and boogied on their ballon and ribbon decorated porch to the Hot 8 brass band.

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Radley Lake: The injunctions begin

16-02-2007 07:57

Freedom of speech is ending at Radley Lakes. Injunctions are being served to restrict reporting and prevent protest.

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“Vulture Fund” Company Seeks $40 Million Payment from Zambia on $4 Million Debt

16-02-2007 01:24

“Vulture Fund”
“Vulture fund” companies buy up the debt of poor countries at cheap prices, and then demand payments much higher than the original amount of the debt, often taking poor countries to court when they cannot afford to repay. Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports on one company trying to collect $40 million from the government of Zambia after buying its debt for $4 million.

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McLibel: Human Rights Victory Anniversary Demo, Nottingham

16-02-2007 00:04

To celebrate the McLibel Human Rights Victory Anniversary, there was a small demo on Thursday 15th February, 5pm - 6pm at Exchange Walk, Nottingham

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OPPDIC destabilizes zones of Chiapas, JBG's denounce

15-02-2007 18:45

The Organization for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (OPDDIC), considered a paramilitary group for years by the indigenous communities of the Selva Lacandona and recently reactivated, is emerging as principal threat to the coexistence of indigenous communities, with the open support of the PRD government of Juan Sabines Gutiérrez.

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Canterbury 17 Feb: Dem;End Christian Homophobia.

15-02-2007 16:25

A demo is to be held in Canterbury, Kent against ongoing Christian Homophobia...

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prince charles visiting toxteth town hall

15-02-2007 16:24

Royalty/Charlie boy visiting Toxteth Town Hall in April 2007

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Olympics and Crossrail - two mega wasters of London people's money

15-02-2007 09:13

Today’s ‘London Olympics 2012’ stunt being staged at Ken Livingstone’s Cxxx Hall on the south bank of the Thames opposite the Tower of London, is not going to allay fears that like the CRASSrail hole project, the Olympics project is another over-hyped ply to benefit big business.

The news about London's chief self-promoter Livingstone's 'deputy', Nicky Gavron, running up huge bills in transporting herself in truly offensively indolent, indulgent style, just confirms how corrupt the entire lot at the Cxxx all is and why the community ourselves have to do what we can to stop these abusers taking the people of London for granted

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Gallo does Bush inpersonation in court

15-02-2007 04:30

I just got finished reading Bob Gallo's testimony in the Parenzee
case. For all the good his testimony will do, the prosecution might
as well have called George W. Bush to the stand. I get the feeling
that Gallo unwittingly associated himself with Bush in the eyes of
the court.

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Cuban Hip Hop bands to tour UK in March

14-02-2007 18:18

OBSESIÓN, Cuban hip hop band
In March two of Cuba’s most influential rap groups, OBSESIÓN and LOS PAISANOS, will be touring the UK in association with cultural organisation Movimientos & Cuba Solidarity Campaign, taking part in public discussions as well as live performances giving audiences an insight into urban culture in Cuba today. They will perform for one London date only, Friday 16th March.

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OaxacaLibre english weekly

14-02-2007 11:53

The subject of the elections in the APPO assembly

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Friends of John Okello

14-02-2007 09:39

John Oneka Okello, 58 from Uganda was detained at Beckett House Immigration Reporting Centre on Saturday 3rd February and currently detained in Tinsley IRC. He has been in the UK seeking asylum for 10 years and his claim has been refused. For the last five years he has not been allowed to work and has received no benefits in that time.

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UK children have the worst lives (Unicef report)

14-02-2007 08:59

Well whattad'ya know the Phoney Baloney's Neo labour controlled Britain might be top of the pops
for money laundering title buying barons but according to the United Masons it is the pits for children. an I thought is was a left wing Utopia.
The League tables are posted below plus the UN report "An overview of child well-being in rich countries" (PDF 1.5mb)

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Eyewitness Lebanon - Caoimhe Butterly and Guy Smallman Talk

14-02-2007 02:54

Solidarity activist Caoimhe Butterly and photojournalist Guy Smallman present a slideshow and presentation on their experiences and work in Lebanon during the last 6 months.

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Rhythms of Resistance joins the Bremen Carnival to raise awareness about the G8

13-02-2007 18:40

Rhythms of Resistance Manchester joined the Rhythms of Resistance bands in Germany at the Bremen (Germany) Carnival parade to put the politics back in the streets.

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Long live the struggle of the proletarians and masses of Guinea!

13-02-2007 14:55

Guinea-Conakry is a small West African country of 10 million inhabitants, one of the poorest countries on the planet, in spite of the richness of its mining industry: diamonds, gold, iron, uranium and especially bauxite of which it is the 2nd largest producer in the world. Although the majority of the population of Guinea lives in misery, local and foreign bourgeois and the multinationals grow rich, protected by the regime of General Lansana Conté (who seized power after a coup in 1984) against rising dissatisfaction.