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An Evening With M - Oaxaca Talk At The Sumac

15-09-2007 11:09

So I made my way to the Sumac Centre last night, where some people from the southern region of Oaxaca in Mexico would be speaking. I'd read quite a few things about what is going on in Oaxaca in this last year. The Oaxacians are trying to get rid off their governer who, after a teacher strike last year, has come down very heavy handedly on any form of dissent in the region. The teacher strike marked the start of what was to become the biggest popular uprising the world has seen in the last 10 years orso, with many dissapearences and deaths still happening under the regime of Federal Police. So I read some stuff on Indymedia and know a couple of people that have visited Oaxaca in the past and were inspired by its community spirit (and food!). Apart from that, I was eager to learn more...

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Rossport solidarity demo in bristol

15-09-2007 10:58

Bristol Rising Tide do a solidarity demo at a Shell garage on the day of international action.

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Beware if the Irish Residential Institutions Redress Board.

14-09-2007 23:17

Might Australia take on a Redress System like the Draconian Irish Board? I hope not.

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Palestinian Child Political Prisoners

14-09-2007 22:07

The arrest, interrogation and imprisonment of Palestinian children in the West Bank by Israeli military forces, police officers and other Israeli security personnel, is not a new phenomenon. Israel has been continuously arresting and prosecuting children since its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967.

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Reminder: 29 Hours To Go In Liverpool!

14-09-2007 13:31

With only one day to go 'till the doors of Liverpool's new social centre finally open, expectations are high and a fair degree of excitement can be felt on the streets of our fair city.

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High street retailers shamed on sweatshops

14-09-2007 13:29

War on Want's new report with Labour Behind the Label, Let’s Clean Up Fashion 2007, highlights the appalling conditions and stark injustices within the high street fashion industry. UK high street retailers do not pay developing country garment workers a living wage, whilst reaping vast profits and paying spokesmodels and CEOs millions of pounds.

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Prison-death demonstration: HMP Send, Surrey - 20 September 2007

14-09-2007 13:16

A prison-death demonstration will be held outside HMP Send, Surrey
on Thursday 20 September 2007, at 1.30 pm, for the duration of the afternoon
to protest against the death of a young mother (Lisa Doe, aged 25)
who died in the care of the jail on 11 September 2007
Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend

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Seeking Dr Gapper formerly of the N.S.W. Government Medical Office

14-09-2007 09:30

Serious human rights abuses have been reported in the past at the N.S.W. government medical office. In 2002 Dr Helia Gapper vanished from New South Wales and has not been seen since.

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What Is Podemos In Bolivia?

14-09-2007 04:17

The United States is not going to invade Bolivia like it did with Iraq. PODEMOS and Jorge Quiroga make this option unnecesary. They will do the job of selling off the country

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Postal workers wildcat in Burslem

13-09-2007 22:49

Workers at Burslem delivery office, Stoke-on-Trent, are on wildcat strikes after twelve members of staff were suspended including all union reps.

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Disabled man made homeless by Birmingham City Council: action on Monday

13-09-2007 21:54

New campaign group formed to protest against disgusting and inhumane treatment of disabled people in housing need by Birmingham City Council

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Anti-Trident Activist Acquitted

13-09-2007 21:16

The photograph submitted by Larkin, clearly showing that he is not in the road
Anti-Trident activist Brian Larkin was today acquitted of breaching the peace during a nonviolent blockade of Faslane, home port for Britain's nuclear weapon submarines.

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Mori will be in town to hold a "drug chat"

13-09-2007 14:31

I think we should all leave our comments for Jacqui Smith , she wants our opinion .

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Anti-City Academy Teachers Take To The Trees

12-09-2007 19:36

The Sports Ground Under Threat
Following six months squatting a threatened sports ground, teachers against the Wembley City Academy took to the trees to avoid eviction.

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Crossrail attacks on East End – community betrayed by Tower Hamlets Council

12-09-2007 16:48

The Khoodeelaar! movement against Crossrail attacks on the East End created a new precedent in exposing the local Tower Hamlets Council during 'full council' held ion Tuesday 11 September 2007 at the 'town hall' sited AWAY fro most ordinary people in the Borough. The contents of what took place have far reaching implications for local people’s rights and by logical extension for the democratic rights of all in society. What was witnessed in the behaviour of he controlling clique of Blaring time serving careerists should give pause for a thought even to those who are too eager to back any slogan that involves increasing the monetary and career gains of those bent on grabbing positions and opportunities as local councillors.

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Global Actions Against Heavy Industry

12-09-2007 14:55

Today, people in South Africa, Iceland, Trinidad, Denmark and America are protesting against heavy industrialisation. This is the first coordinated event of a new and growing global movement that began at the 2007 Saving Iceland protest camp in Ölfus, Iceland. The common target of these protests against heavy industry is the aluminium industry, in particular the corporations Alcan/Rio-Tinto and Alcoa.

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Video of Critical Mass style ride to DSEi Arms Fair.

12-09-2007 12:27

The DSEi Arms Fair, reputed to be the biggest in the world, continues to be held every other year in London's Docklands, England, despite being allowed to sell horrendous weapons to rogue regimes.

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Brown gets smooth ride at Trades Union Congress

12-09-2007 07:08

Prior to Gordon Brown’s first appearance as prime minister at the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress, the media was warning that he would face a mauling over the government’s decision to impose below-inflation pay rises on millions of public sector workers.

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Crossrail hole plot-inviting East London Council admits to shafting community

12-09-2007 01:29

For nearly 4 years the Khoodeelaar! Campaign had been saying that Tower Hamlets Council had been a tout for Big Business Crossrail hole plot .

But there was no written proof in so many words.