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The Genoa Trials: the anomaly of via Tolemaide. Disobedience and resistance

30-10-2007 17:43

Genoa , Italy - On October 23rd 2007, after three and a half years, the trial against 25 activists from the anti G8 protests of 2001 in Genoa is approaching the first degree of its final phase.

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Wed 7th Nov, Central London: CWU Demo against selloff of 85 Postal Offices

30-10-2007 14:41

Demonstration against Post Office Crown Office conversions in London

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A Sussex police chief gets some worrying instant karma

30-10-2007 14:27

A Sussex policeman has been discharged from hospital after an attack by about 50 cows left him with four broken ribs and a punctured lung.

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Update on Genoa Court Case + CALL for Demo

30-10-2007 14:02

225 years of jail asked for 25 protestors.

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Downing street petition (abolish the tv licence)

30-10-2007 10:33

There is currently a petition running on the downing street website, the petitions deadline to sign up is 26 October 2008.

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Prol-Position News no.9 out now...

30-10-2007 09:41

Detailed reports on recent class struggles, amongst others from Germany, Poland and Israel...

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9th Deaths in Custody Protest pics

30-10-2007 08:44

The March along Whitehall.
The March was strictly policed and protesters ended up penned in, as usual.

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Deaths in Custody: What the Families demand

30-10-2007 03:41

As every yearon the occasion of the annual Death in Custody Protest, the United Families and Friends Campaign handed a letter to the Prime Minister, offering a spot on resume and key demands how to reduce casualties and treat the bereaved with dignity and respect for a change.

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Peter Hain cooks up wrong figures to make Gordon Brown come unstuck at last!

29-10-2007 23:43

On 25 September 2007 we exclusively said on Indymedia this:

“Watch this space
Especially to read about how Peter Hain will make Gordon Brown look a fool just when Brown needs to convince 'Britain' of how reliable he is!”

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700 health workers to strike in defence of their union rep

29-10-2007 16:25

700 health workers, mainly nurses, will be out on strike again for 3 days Wednesday 31st October, Thursday 1st November and Friday 2nd November.

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Anarchist Bookfair 2007

29-10-2007 16:04

The umpteenth Bookfair at the umpteenth venue.

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Video of 9th March against Custody Deaths.

29-10-2007 11:32

Every year families and friends of those who die in State custody march from Trafalgar Square in London, England, to Downing Street, the fortified official residence of the Prime Minister.

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Keep Veneera & her Children Safe in Swansea

29-10-2007 10:36

Mrs Veneera Aliyeva and her children are Baptists from Azerbaijan with Armenian ethnicity. Veneera has suffered persecution on both accounts: as an individual of mixed ethnicity in a country known to persecute its Armenian minority and as a Christian in an intolerant Muslim country.

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Slow Genocide

28-10-2007 22:10

Burma Update etc

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Jason McPherson -- Another Death in Custody not in the News

28-10-2007 20:02

Flyer by the family (Photo: JudyGr)
Last Saturday at the 9th Annual Rally against Custody Deaths, some familiar faces were missing, but like every year there were also plenty new ones, having lost a loved one during the past year. Amongst them the family and friends of Jason McPherson, who had died on the 18th January 2007 in Police Custody in Notting Hill. Unsurprisingly, only a local paper catering to the black community reported the incident at all, and the 'I'PCC's 'investigation' didn't turn up with anything yet.

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SOCPA consultation re-opened

28-10-2007 19:04

OK, so this isn't necessarily the good news it may seem at first :-/

The gushing intro from home secretary Jacqui Smith(*1) on 'the importance on protest to democracy' might reassure many readers they need read no further, sadly this is not the case...

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Pic's from annual death in custody rally

28-10-2007 13:23

Stop the killings
The following are pictures from the United Families & Friends rally against custody deaths (courtesy of Kevin Blowe), and a recent related BBC report.

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Burma: Total HQ and petrol station targeted again in London

28-10-2007 11:14

Protesters picketed Total's London HQ and the Total petrol station near Baker Street this week.

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Nancy Pelosi, Public Enemy Number One

28-10-2007 00:14

Pelosi and her leadership clique have never had the slightest intention of seriously opposing George Bush, since they are quite content with a status quo of endless war, half of New Orleans abandoned, true universal health care on perpetual hold, and a growing police state. Every constituency of the Democratic Party has been betrayed, with the complicity of Pelosi and her crowd.

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Rising fascist tide sweeps Turkey

27-10-2007 19:48

As the Turkish govt threatens to invade northern Iraq a rising fascist tide seeks to silence dissent.