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£300 donated to Oaxaca Anarchists

12-11-2007 13:55

Oaxaca resists - graffiti remembering murdered anarchist journalist Brad Wills
Following a successful benefit gig in a derelict factory, Sheffield AF and pals are pleased to announce all procceeds have gone to the anarchist resistance in Oaxaca, Mexico. Given that the gig was shut down by the riot squad after only a few hours, this is not a bad achievement - read on to find out why we did it and where the cash will go.

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Liverpool airport workers vote for strike

11-11-2007 23:51

Liverpool John Lennon Airport workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike after refusing a pay offer.

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Reminder - Defend Harmondsworth 4 meeting in London this Tuesday

11-11-2007 23:31

Defend the Harmondsworth 4!

Public meeting called by No Borders London, supported by by Barbed Wire Britain: the Network to End Migrant and Refugee Detention, and Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!

7pm, Tues 13th Nov, at the Institute of Race Relations, 2-6 Leeke Street, London WC1X 9HS

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New 10-minute film on Shell in County Mayo

11-11-2007 21:27

Stills from the film: Broadhaven Bay, the pipeline route
A new ten-minute film has been released tonight on Current TV called Policing The Pollution: "Don't Mention The Water."

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Press Release: Three Arrested @ Common Ground Community Garden

11-11-2007 18:02

(Sorry this is a little late, we've been veerrrrryyyyyy busy! Thanks for your continuing support!)

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Occupation Struggles Heat Up In Reading

11-11-2007 17:57

In Reading, as the entire town is flogged off to international money-men and and the needs of the people go ignored, its difficult to make the priorities and forces running our neighbourhoods and our world, and the injustice that results, more obvious. But two ongoing struggles in the Katesgrove area of the town do just that.

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Invite to the rampART User Meeting, 17th Nov

11-11-2007 16:46

The rampART social center has been open now for three and a half years, hosting over a thousand meetings, screenings, cafe nights, benefit gigs, exhibition, performances, workshops and training sessions. The collective that facilitates all this would like to touch base with past, present and future users of the space at a special meeting to be held on Saturday 17th November.

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Haymarket anarchists remembered 1887-2007

11-11-2007 16:43

11 November 2007 is the 120th anniversary of the execution of the anarchist Haymarket martyrs: George Engel, Adolf Fischer, Albert Parsons and August Spies. Is it just ancient history to today's anarchists?

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Free food criminals

11-11-2007 15:38

You might of heard about a recent proposed changes to legislation which would make the distribution of free food an offense. If it goes ahead it will make soup runs illegal and also add to the crimes committed each week by Food not Bombs activists. It might also make giving that last Rolo to your sweetheart a big no no.

Check out:
"distribution of free refreshments" on page 14...

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killed by a group of neo-Nazis

11-11-2007 15:24

A young man of about 20 years of age have been killed this morning by a stab in the heart, killed by a group of neo-Nazis in a subway station in Madrid.

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Developers make their move on Rampart Street

11-11-2007 14:49

In the last few rampART newsletters it was mentioned that a planning application had been submitted to Tower Hamlets Planning Authority for the redevelopment of properties in the rampART block. It should be stressed before rumors start that this proposed development refers only to the four houses in the block and not the rampART social center itself. However, the gentrification of the street can only hasten the eventual end for the social center which has now been open for three and a half years.

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koepi solidarity callout (engllish)

11-11-2007 03:41

recent call for solidarity for the koepi squat in berlin against the planned eviction

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Massacre of Anti-Globalisation Demonstrators in India

11-11-2007 00:05

The Narmada Bachao Andolan campaign just sent out an urgent appeal for help.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPM], is currently massacring the people of the area Nandigram, where there have been rising protest against the establishments of Special Economic Zones. SEZs allow corporations the right to evict entire populations to construct heavy industrial projects. The SEZ in Nandigram would allow Indonesia's largest conglomerate, the Salim Group, to forcefully acquire 57km2 of land and affect 40,000 people to create a chemical hub. On the 4th of March this year 14 demonstrators were killed by a mixture of Police and CPM members, dressed as Police. Todays attempt to force the people of Nandigram from their land is far, far graver.

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Support the accused! Back to Genova! Nov 17th

10-11-2007 22:28

Mobilizations, actions and initiatives of concrete solidarity will take place in Madrid, Rostock, Greece, UK(?) and other countries of the world. Shame and outrage will surround the Italian Embassies. We must support those currently facing long jail time, framed up by the State for the protests in Genoa 2001

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Bomb explosion in Chile in solidarity with Mapuche political prisoners

10-11-2007 21:21

Friday Nov 9th, 2007, at 12.40pm

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France: Report from Nanterre University Nov 9th

10-11-2007 20:43

Yesterday a general assembly (Assemblée générale, or AG) was held at Nanterre, at the beginning around 1200 students were present, numbers dropped as the meeting took two hours but the final vote was over 600 in favour, 199 against and around 100 abstentions. Students voted to begin a strike and a blockade and also to occupy the buildings.

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TOTALitarian Oil Out of Burma - National Day of Action - Sat 24 Nov

10-11-2007 01:44

On Saturday 24th November, there will be a UK-wide day of action against TOTAL Oil. Petrol stations around the country will see protests calling for TOTAL to pull out of Burma and stop funding the Burmese junta.

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Appeal for Support to Lawyers and Judges in Pakistan

09-11-2007 20:55

The civil society of Pakistan urges bar associations all over the world to mobilize public opinion in favor of the judges and lawyers in Pakistan. A large number of judges of superior courts are under arrest. Thousands of lawyers are imprisoned, beaten and tortured.