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Seriously crap reporting from Indymedia

03-04-2007 17:10

Last saturday, after months of organising, a huge event called Reclaim The Future took place in a squatted building on Holloway road. The event itself kicked off at 1pm and throughout the afternoon there were workshops and discussion on a wide variety of issues and campaigns. The events during the day are just part of the story. The previous days had seen large numbers of people self organising the space in order to be ready for the day - a real example of doing it for ourselves.

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Swiss Court Ruling Allows Euthanasia For Mentally Ill

03-04-2007 16:11

A RULING by Switzerland's highest court has opened up the possibility that people with serious mental illnesses could be helped by doctors to take their own lives.

Switzerland already allows doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients under certain circumstances. The Federal Tribunal's decision puts mental illnesses on the same level as physical ones.

The move has been labelled as "dangerous" as it could lead to a rapid rise in the number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicide.

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81 States and the European Commission sign UN Disability Convention

03-04-2007 16:02

Today at UN Headquarters in the General Assembly plenary room, the UN
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional
Protocol were formally opened for signature, marking the first opportunity
for States to become signatures and start the process to become States

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ESOL - Demonstration - 21 April - Sheffield

03-04-2007 14:50

ESOL Demo Poster
Speak Out Because I Can't!

Sheffield Save ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) protest march, Devonshire Green, 10:30am, 21st April 2007.

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Projectile 2007 - Indymedia for the North East?

03-04-2007 14:16

Projectile 2007: 3rd Annual Festival of Anarchist Film Culture and Ideas

Projectile 2007 will take place at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, May 18th - 20th. We have the usual eclectic mix of films, workshops and music - including a session run by Edinburgh Indymedia Centre

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Demonstrate outside Home Office, Liverpool, 4 April, 2pm.

03-04-2007 13:03

Protest outside racist Home Office. Stop 'failing asylum seekers!

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No deportations to DRC. Demonstrate 12/04/07

03-04-2007 12:44

12th April 2007 outside the immigration reporting centre, Sandford House, 41
Homer Road, Solihull B91 3QJ. 12h00pm.

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The Return of la Otra

03-04-2007 11:43

The Zapatistas Have a Diagnosis and Map of Social and Political Conflicts in the Country that Is Not Possessed by Any Other Type of Political Force

By Luis Hernández Navarro
La Jornada


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A Change is Gonna Come

03-04-2007 11:05

Here follows a summary of the way out.

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Video concerning SOCPA ban on Critical Mass sound systems.

03-04-2007 07:57

This is an attempt at clarification from the policeman who usually cautions sound system people at the start of London's monthly Critical Mass. He also tries to get their names and addresses but does not insist on it.

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Letter to comic releif

02-04-2007 23:49

This is an email I sent to comic releif, weeks after Blair appeared. I simply can not put it behind me.

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Privatising the NHS

02-04-2007 22:12

A private GP practice on Merseyside. Private health care for the paying patients only. Can we afford to let it happen?

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Poverty rises in Britain as money poured into Iraq war

02-04-2007 19:39

The number of people living in poverty in Britain last year rose from 12.1 million to 12.7 million, a rise of 600,000 people, according to the latest government figures. The number of poor children increased by 200,000 to 3.8 million between 2005 and 2006, in what is the fourth richest country in the world.

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Hundreds Defy th checkpoints in Nablus

02-04-2007 17:41

This one of a series of reports from a Brighton based activist from Occupied Palestine

I will be here for the next month making links with grassroots groups in the Tubas/Jordan Valley Region with other activists from the Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group ( and working with the International Solidarity Movement (

I will be sending short reports about the effect of the Israeli occupation on everyday life and Palestinian resistance to the occupation…


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London Food Not Bombs

02-04-2007 16:56

Food Not Bombs
'Food is a right, not a privilege'. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world and also thus has a high level of poverty and homelessness. Through highlighting the amount of food that is wasted in this city and at the same time, providing people with a healthy and nutricious Vegan/Vegetarian meal, we aim to combat this.

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Important upoming rally: Free Mumia now!

02-04-2007 14:09

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent man!
Free Mumia Now!
Abolish the racist death penalty!

Rally, sponsored by the Partisan Defence Committee

Saturday 5 May, 1 pm
University of London Union, Room 3C&D,
Malet Street, London WC1

Speakers include Rachel Wolkenstein, Partisan Defense Committee (US) counsel and former member of Mumia's legal team; trade union and other speakers to be announced

Mumia's life is in danger - mobilise now!

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Organized Chaos in Oaxaca

01-04-2007 23:34

The PFP Evicts Farmers to Construct Wind Park on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 28, 2007
The PFP Evicts Farmers to Construct Wind Park on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 28, 2007

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Rivers Of Life - Dams Of Death

01-04-2007 23:13

All round the world, rivers are under threat from greedy developers, keen make money building dams and barrages - yet these dams and barrages have a terrible impact both on the environment and on the people who live nearby, and need vast amounts of money to keep them going.

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|Paramilitarism in Chiapas: Report from the zapatistic community Bolom Ajaw |

01-04-2007 16:24


La Jornada, March 9, 2007

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Police and Fire Brigade stop effigy burning

01-04-2007 13:11

Tendayi Goneso Mark McGowan Aaron Barschak in Starbucks with Police and Fireman
Mark McGowan and Aaron Barschak's attempt to burn an effigy of Liam Byrne the Minister of State for Immigration and MP for Hodge Hill, Birmingham, in a protest against the deportation of asylum seekers to area's such as the Congo, Zimbabwe, Darfur, Iran and Afghanistan, to name but a few was shut down by the authorities