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Britain: Government and media rail against “selfish” strikes

08-09-2007 20:07

A number of industrial disputes in recent weeks have provided an invaluable insight into the tense state of class relations in Britain.

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Copenhagen Update September II

08-09-2007 16:12

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More news from Copenhagen - 69 peaceful demos totaling thousands of people, US embassy warns against activists and preparations are underway for big squatting action in October.

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"Sink MediaSpree!"

08-09-2007 13:30

"MediaSpree versenken!"
("Sink MediaSpree!")


Quarter walk / demo in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Mitte (Berlin), against "MediaSpree".

"MediaSpree" is a capitalistic project made by big companies, like "O2", "Anschutz Entertainment Group" ( ), "MTV", "Universal", ..., to build big, ugly blocks, near by the Spree river who cross 2 "poor" quarters (Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain) in Berlin.

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Glasgow Employers Getting Away With Murder?

08-09-2007 12:55

GMMC Banner at Glasgow Sheriff Court
Two recent court cases in Glasgow have highlighted weaknesses in the protection offered to employees. As the family of one of the victims' asks: Who says hard work never killed anyone?

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Support displaced Palestinian families in Iraq

08-09-2007 12:00

International concern was first raised by Astrid Van Genderen Stort, a UNHCR spokeswoman in Geneva, who stated in 2005, "They (Palestinians) have been victims of night raids, arbitrary arrests and torture carried out by Iraqi security forces."

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Perverse Preston Development Direction

07-09-2007 23:41

Why does Preston City Council say NO to Brownfield city centre housing developments but YES to housing in our beautiful greenbelt floodplain areas by the precious River Ribble?

Any suggestions?

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15th October - Nationwide Day of Local Action against Royal Bank of Scotland.

07-09-2007 14:29

Inspired by Climate Camp for Climate Action 2007? Don't wait till next year to take part in collective direct action ... the 15th October has been called as a Nationwide Day of Local Action against Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Gagged! #19 - South Wales Anarchist Newsletter

07-09-2007 10:53

GAGGED! #19 • September 2007 • http;// • FREE
Read the PDF here:
audio to follow in the next few days

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Class Is Still the Issue

06-09-2007 23:54

A state of parallel worlds determines almost everything we do and how we do it, everything we know and how we know it. The word that once described it, class, is unmentionable, just as imperialism used to be. Thanks to George W Bush, the latter is back in the lexicon in Britain, if not at the BBC.

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AUDIO - Bristol Tenants and Resident Federation Launched

06-09-2007 03:15

What will replace Bristol's area housing committees? Grahame Simms has proposed some big changes to Bristol's Housing Management Board.

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Dutch Fascism & Bush-Arroyo State Terrorism Attack Filipino Refugees

06-09-2007 00:19

Dr. Carol P. Araullo, with Rep. Satur Ocampo, in a people's rally in Manila
Colluding with U.S. and Filipino reactionaries, Dutch fascist authorities arrested Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino political refugee, and raided the National Democratic Front International Information Office in Holland last Aug. 27. This is a clear example of State Terrorism working on behalf of predatory imperialist capital. All progressives and democrats everywhere should protest this outrage and support the Filipino people's struggle for justice, equality, and true independence.

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Occupation creates disaster in Iraq

05-09-2007 19:48

There are more than 4 million Iraqi refugees and more than 1 million dead. Seventy percent of Iraqi children are not in school. Yet these reports and statistics do not begin to tell the story of destruction and violence caused by the U.S. occupation.

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Indigenous women murdered in Ecuador.

05-09-2007 19:35

Puyo, Ecuador

Gloria Ushigua and Rosa Gualinga, two indigenous leaders, were attacked on Sunday August 26, after months of receiving death threats for their efforts to protect the territory of the Zapara people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They were beaten until unconscious, thrown in the trunk of a car, and later, apparently, left for dead.

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The Speech of the Chief - Nuclear Energy on indigenous lands:

05-09-2007 19:11

Brazil wants to invest in nuclear energy: new mines and new power plants. But they do not ask the indigenous peoples. This is a documentary - DVD - about the Guarani Mbyá who as to live with two nuclear power plants on their land.

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Union claims victory as Metronet strike ends

05-09-2007 15:55

The RMT has claimed victory over jobs and pensions defence following a solid strike of Metronet engineers.

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RMT union suspends strike by London Underground maintenance workers

05-09-2007 15:50

As we go to press it is reported that the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has suspended the strike action taken by some 2,300 London Underground maintenance workers. The planned 72-hour strike began at 1800 hours on Monday in a dispute over jobs and pension rights following the collapse of rail maintenance company Metronet.

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Sehabden Family Need Urgent Help

05-09-2007 10:16

Currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, the family are due to be forcibly removed this evening Wednesday 5th September 2007 on Sri Lankan Airlines Flight UL504 from Heathrow To Sri Lanka at 21.45hrs.

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Protest at Dawn Raid on Tyneside 05.09.07

05-09-2007 09:05

This morning a Sri Lankan family was snatched by immigration from their home in Benwell, Newcastle. They have been active with TCAR standing up for the rights of all against the Home Office. TCAR members mobilised through the Pledge of Resistance to protest against the dawn raid, but regular cops were already on the scene and prevented other members of TCAR from even entering the street.

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Royal Mail: Stockport wildcat strikers return to work whilst national talks exte

04-09-2007 20:47

Several hundred workers at Stockport Mail Centre returned to work today having walked out unofficially on Friday. Meanwhile national talks between the CWU leadership and Royal Mail have been extended until Sunday.