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No Border Camp benefit in London this Sat!

08-08-2007 21:33

Acoustic sounds plus DJs, at The Cross Kings (near Kings Cross) from 7pm....

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Does an East End local copuncil ward by-election mean much to wider society?

08-08-2007 12:02

What is the message being sent out by the various ‘workers’ doing the factional ‘canvassing’ for their respective factional ‘candidate’ at the inner city, ‘deprived’ East London council ward of Shadwell [London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council] where polling is due to take place at the enforced by-election on Thursday 9 August 2007 ?

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What’s going on in Nairobi ?

08-08-2007 10:45

Repeated offenses against constitutionnal rights and police’s violence against civil society 4 months before the general elections in december 2007.

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The Cuban Five: Mission against Terror

07-08-2007 23:02

Free the Cuban Five!
This interview with Leonard Weinglass, appeals attorney for Antonio Guerrero was conducted by Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, on August 1, 2007.

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Automatic Numberplate Recognition Cameras creating a 'total police state'

07-08-2007 19:11

Philip Hollobone, Conservative MP for Kettering wants the system extended. Why not tell him what you think of that idea on his blog?:

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Four Internationals arrested and detained in Oaxaca for watching a video

07-08-2007 15:14

Four internationals were arrested on the evening of the election, 5 August, by Federal Police for the crime of watching a video of last year's riots on a television screen set up in the in Zocalo.

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Post election day in Oaxaca

06-08-2007 21:42

Monday 6 August 2007: The election is over and the result found Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) back in power, but only through a coalition with la Alianza con el Verde Ecologista. But those who refused to vote across Oaxaca were nearly 80 percent.

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Flat Rate Housing Benefit Despair!

06-08-2007 20:01

The worst fears of any nation are being built here, as a secondary thought on Housing policy the `Choice Agenda` will result in nothing other than a social engineered underclass driven from the city and rural retreats of middle England.

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Brown Skid Mark on Bounce of Premiership

06-08-2007 15:00

New PM Brown gathering pace for a General Election is putting the Spin out Thick and Fast, will this skid mark on his journey stick?

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Protest in support of Starbucks workers, 18 August

06-08-2007 13:38

Starbucks in an anti-union company that exploits its coffee shop workers as well as the people who grow the coffee beans it uses. That's why on Saturday 18 August, No Sweat and the Industrial Workers of the World union will be holding a national day of action to expose Starbucks' abuses and support Starbucks workers fight to get organised.

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Child restraint in prisons

06-08-2007 11:52

Jack Straw, MP
Coroner tells Straw to act now on restraint in child prisons

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Royal Mail wildcats spread to north of England

05-08-2007 15:39

Strikers in Sevenoaks
The wildcat strikes at Royal Mail which began in Glasgow, spread across Scotland, and ended today also reached Newcastle, Liverpool and Chester on Thursday. And Hartlepool on Friday.

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Iraqi boy found near 5 slain brothers

04-08-2007 20:15

Iraqi police found a young boy, crying but unharmed, next to the bodies of his five brothers on Thursday after they were kidnapped by gunmen.

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Solidarity On Birkenhead Posties Picket Line

04-08-2007 18:12

On Thursday, 02.08.07 along with other posties throughout the country Birkenhead sorting office mounted a picket some 20 strong from 05.30 to 09.00. At approx 07.30 a lorry full of mail from the Chester hub came to deliver.(this would mean that mail would be waiting to be sorted from 5.30 the next day) After consultation with the picket and to the furious dismay of a manager the driver turned his truck around, unloaded back to the hub at Chester.

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Polish Posties Show Solidarity In Liverpool

04-08-2007 17:22

For some weeks we have had Polish casual workers in Liverpool m/c, the mail centre manager has been trying to beat us over the head with them, threatening to train them to operate the machines and such, if we go on strike.

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Cuba 2007: Speaking with the Cuban Libertarian Movement (MLC)

04-08-2007 16:48

* Interview by the Russian newspaper SITUATION from libertarian collective Autonomous Action regarding the current political picture in the island. A Spanish translation was published in El Libertario #50, Venezuela, 2007. For more info go to: -cuban anarchist website- and

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Manifesto of solidarity with Venezuelan anarchists and social movements

04-08-2007 16:44

* The newspaper Tierra y Libertad, mouthpiece of the Iberian Anarchist Federation, published in edition 227 of June 2007 this manifesto of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA; in support of those who in Venezuela today confront the bureaucratic capitalist project of the Chavez government as well as their social democrat and right wing opponents.

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Extreme weather puts spotlight on climate crisis

04-08-2007 11:02

More extreme weather events are being reported around the globe, killing many thousands and making millions homeless. Simon Hardy argues that capitalism, a root cause of climate change, cannot even handle the misery and suffering which results.

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Nottingham City Council fires threats in welfare advice row

04-08-2007 08:30

It was one of those things that the City Council wouldn't want to kick up a fuss about. After all, it was a bit of a controversial decision to merge the city's welfare rights department into the management of the housing benefit service back in September 2006. Employees were only told about the decision 2 or 3 days before it was implemented and were told in an email to 'keep quiet' about the issue. You can imagine people getting concerned over 'conflicts of interest' when you're supposed to get impartial and independent advice on welfare rights from people in the very same office as those authorizing the actual applications.

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Antiwar voices aren’t necessarily pro-peace

03-08-2007 19:46

In our America, being antiwar has little correlation with being pro-peace. It seems that much of the antiwar sentiment is more an anti “how the war is being conducted” with little or no moral basis or consideration to the universal concept of peace. It was true during the Vietnam War years and it is true today, as America resolutely pursues its imperial destiny.