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Defend A&E Saturday rally

12-07-2007 10:46

Plans to close central middx. A&E?

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Shell to Sea campaigners jailed for police assault

12-07-2007 07:50

A text message and short phone call last night revealed that three Shell to Sea protestors have been jailed on assault charges against the Garda.

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Dennis Fritz The Other Innocent Man In John Grisham's The Innocent Man

12-07-2007 02:08

Dennis Fritz was Ron Williamson's friend and co-defendant in the Debra Sue Carter murder case. John Grisham wrote about the case in his book,The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. Grisham writes about Ron Williamson and his role in the case.

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Filipina Senator Opposes Arroyo State Terrrorism & U.S. Imperialism

12-07-2007 01:37

Senator Madrigal with NDF representatives Louie Jalandoni and Jose Maria Sison
Of distinguished progressive lineage, Senator Jamby Madrigal of the Philippines takes a principled stand critical of the Arroyo regime's bloody and brutal repression of Filipinos backed by the Bush neocons. This article provides the historical context for the Philippine crisis and Senator Madrigal's views on U.S. imperialism in the neocolony and its complicity with State-terrorist repression of citizens by extrajudicial political killings and forced disappearances already condemned by the UN, Amnesty International, World Council of Churches, Human Rights Watch, and the Permanent People's Tribunal of Europe.

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Pauline Campbell assaulted by Police at Holloway Prison demo.

12-07-2007 00:02

Pauline returns to Holloway womens Prison.
On Monday Pauline Campbell returned to HMP Holloway in North London to bring her unique form of protest to the scene of yet another woman fatality in the prison system. The last Pauline was here in 2005:

It was to protest over the death of Karen Anne Fletcher. Pauline was arrested but the charges were later dropped as they usually are. The Prison system is decidedly nervous about giving the Pauline the platform of a courtroom to relay embarrassing facts. One such fact is that since the death of Pauline’s daughter in Styal Prison in 2003 a further 38 women have died in Prison in dubious circumstances. Pauline was at Holloway on this occasion to mark the death of Marie Cox who died inside the walls of Holloway on June 30th.

N.B. Two Policemen were primarily involved in the incidents described below. As referring to them as NI 649 and NI 463 seems a bit impersonal so I have decided to call them ‘Porky’ and ‘Porkier’.

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4th Anniversary event for Mikey Powell

11-07-2007 21:05

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We are planning in earnest for the 4th Anniversary event for Mikey Powell to take place in Birmingham on 7th September 2007.

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Communities Of Resistance

11-07-2007 13:09

=-=-=-= THURSDAY 12TH JULY 2007 =-=-=-= @ rampART

Between the 22, 23 and 24 june 2007 in St.Denis, Paris, was held the
NATIONAL SOCIAL FORUM of the BANLIEUES. The event was attended by lots
of different local grassroot movements. Among the participants was Ahmad
Rahman member of the Black Panthers of Detroit and Cilius Victor member
of a Police watchdog in London against racial abuse.

Presenting a night of debate and movies about the event with invited
The event is supported by No Borders and Detainee Support group.

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The Other Politics in Europe

11-07-2007 11:05

As (Party) Politics moves increasingly, inevitably towards the right, we must now denounce party politics in its entirety and establish a renewed functionality of the open spaces existent within all societies. Such functionality is non-excluding, non-racist, anti-fascist and above all, essentially democratic in nature...

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Sanctuary in Swansea for the Dadkhah Family

11-07-2007 05:12

Dadkhah Family
Farzaneh Dadkhah is an Iranian political activist who, together with her daughters, Syed and Romisa has been refused asylum in the UK and is in fear of destitution and deportation.

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'Let us stay here for Jean Charles'

11-07-2007 00:55

Jean Charles de Menezes
Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes leading a campaign to prosecute cops over his shooting could be kicked out of the country. Four of Jean Charles's cousins and a family friend are desperately trying to get permission to stay in the UK until the inquest is held into the shooting of the Brazilian at Stockwell Tube station.

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Camberwell Squat - owners granted Possession Order

11-07-2007 00:43

Tuesday July 10th, the owners of the building were granted a Possession Order to regain the property. Bailifs could pay a visit any time from Wednesday 11th. Please come along, we plan to stay in the centre for as long as we can...

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Berlin Antifascist Christian S. in prison again!

10-07-2007 16:01

Christian S., an autonomous antifascist from Berlin is sitting again in prison since the 14th of July.

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Tara campaign critical/Demo Friday 13th

10-07-2007 14:42

Demo outside the Irish Embassy in London, at 12 noon (17 Grovesnor place london sw1 uk) Neolithic archeaology site being treashed by diggers to make new m3 motorway in Ireland, few people on ground at Tara, all numbers at demo or protest needed now.!.

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Privatization as a Threat

10-07-2007 01:04

Privatization undermines the nature of the state, the state's reason to exist, and leads to the loss of identity and sovereignty. The state revenue side is weakened by privatizing profitable state expenses. Siegfried Bross is a judge on the German Constitutional Court.

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Camberwell Squatted Centre: Under immediate threat!!! Meeting tonight!!

09-07-2007 16:20

Our old poster
The Camberwell Squatted Centre has seen its court date brought forward to TUESDAY 10th JULY placing the Centre under danger of eviction in the very near future. How can you help?

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Turkey poised for attack on 'Kurdistan'! What will the US response be?

09-07-2007 15:38

An article that looks at the links between the US Neo Cons and the Turkish military. As Turkey builds up its troops on the border of N.Iraq, the US line is 'The Three Wise Monkey's' policy of look the other way. What are the economic links between the Neo Cons and the Turkish military?

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Hevallo actively supports the Kurdish struggle in Turkey

09-07-2007 13:37

It is shocking at a time when the psychological warfare and criminalisation of the Kurdish struggle in Turkey is at its highest, that there are not a lot of sites/blogs in English, that give uptodate information from a Kurdish perspective and challenge the label of 'terrorist' and 'terror' that is so readily accepted by the Western governments. Hevallo tries to do that. Please help by linking with Hevallo and circulating this sites address widely and actively challenge Turkish psycho ops!

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No more DESO

09-07-2007 13:25

DESO, the government department for funding and lobbying for the UK arms industry, is to be scrapped.

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Talking Walls

08-07-2007 08:28

The mainstream press is full of stories but for ONE BIG exception; a FAILURE the proportions of which promise to sear the pages of history. The criminal intervention and the consequent holocaust and humanitarian disaster that is Western Interventionist Iraq! The media is at pains to avoid this story for obvious reasons -- it participated in the original ruse and deception upon which a full-scale military invasion was launched. The list of war criminals includes the name of Rupert Murdoch as he clearly carries equal responsibility with Bush, Cheney, Blair, Howard and the conservative forces that support them. War crimes arrests must therefore extend to Murdoch and other responsible parties – Murdoch is damned by his own words, delivered in numerous speeches and addresses to fellow conservative criminals.