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The postal workers dispute and the role of “left” groups in the CWU

05-12-2007 05:21

A ballot of postal workers over the deal negotiated between Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Royal Mail recorded a 64 percent acceptance on a 64 percent turnout.

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2nd Anniversarry of mums brutal murder by Kirkby Notts"freeSpeech"BNPcandidate

05-12-2007 03:56

Mum Christine murdered by Kirkby NottsBNP candidate
Rememberance & condolences to Christine West's family who was found at home by one of her children at Brookfield Avenue, Sutton-in-Ashfield on 19 November,2005. Christine suffered 37 stab wounds to her neck & abdomen after returning the eternity ring of Garry Marshall BNP candidate. The BNP a PC party for nazi bigots minorities get a platform from Oxford Union on free speech, not indymedia, who had equipment seized in the UK by the FBI for free journalism. But if bastions of the establishment courts nazis, should we be suprised?

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Herbiyar Marri detained by British authorities

05-12-2007 01:00

Exiled Baluch Patriot Herbiyar Marri has been arrested by British authorities, his house and the entire neigbourhood in London has been cordoned off. The property is being searched and his family has been evacuated. This incident has been prompted by the Pakistani authorities to pressurise and curb Baluch human rights workers

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Total in Burma

04-12-2007 21:36


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Northern Anti-Racist March January 19th 2008

04-12-2007 21:25

MARCH AGAINST RACISM! STOP CRIMINALISING IMMIGRANTS! WE DEMAND THE RIGHT TO DECENT LEGAL WORK FOR ALL! 19th JANUARY March from General Hospital to Newcastle's Monument. Meet outside the Old Fire Station on West Road at 12noon. Bring banners, music, your friends and energy! please spread the word. Organised by TCAR.

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Fountainhead e-Letter, Berlin Germany

04-12-2007 20:31

XXIII Black International Cinema Berlin-Warsaw Poster
We are an international, intercultural organization based in Berlin Germany.

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Sussex students visit Occupied Paris Universities

04-12-2007 15:44

On Sunday 25th November, four Sussex University students travelled south to Paris to meet with the University students in Paris and to express their solidarity with those students occupying their Universities in the fight against the CPE laws and the threat of privatisation of their University education.

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Buy nothing day 2007.

04-12-2007 13:32

Manchester Climate Action enjoy a day out at The Trafford Centre.

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Heathrow expansion - Harlington's "army of ordinary people"

04-12-2007 11:32

At least 700 homes will be destroyed
Hard on the heels of Sipson's meeting came last night's in Harlington. In a packed church locals heard HACAN's John Stewart explain the deceits contained within the government's "consultation" process, followed by a precise analysis from NoTRAG's Geraldine Nicholson on what Harlington could really expect to suffer.

Sipson has always been considered to be the ultimate victim of this particular expansion, not least because the whole village is set to disappear under Terminal Six. The biggest displacement of people in the UK since - as local MP John McDonnell pointed out - the Scottish clearances.

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A People’s Campaign to Defund the War: 2008 War Tax Boycott

04-12-2007 00:20

Over the past year, peace activists have voted, lobbied, marched, and taken direct action to end the war in Iraq. Courageous soldiers have refused to fight the war. But Congress has appropriated billions of dollars to continue the war and appears ready to authorize a future military attack on Iran. It’s time for taxpayers who oppose this war to join together in nonviolent civil disobedience and show Congress how to cut off the funds for this war and redirect resources to the pressing needs of people.

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Manchester NO2ID December Newsletter

03-12-2007 22:03

Manchester NO2ID Logo
All the latest news and upcoming events from the Manchester NO2ID campaign.

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2008 Diary available from Friday - not-for-profit DIY agit-prop from Newcastle!

03-12-2007 19:47

Wor Diary (the D.I.Y, collectively made diary for 2008 made by people in Newcastle to draw inspiration and ideas from our city's fine heritage of protest, rebellion, dignity and mutual aid), is available to order from Friday 7th December (following the 'pub quiz' launch event at the Star and Shadow Cinema on 6th December at 9pm).

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Total Out of Burma, Brighton Action

03-12-2007 18:19

As part of the November 24th day of action against Total Oil's involvement in the Burmese Junta, 15 Brighton based students and residents descend on the Total Oil garage in Kemp Town.

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Campaign launches The NO2ID Pledge

03-12-2007 18:06

Civil liberties and privacy campaign NO2ID today launches The NO2ID Pledge. Following hard on the heels of the launch of its legal defence fund – which involved calling in donations pledged by over 11,000 ID refuseniks – the campaign is throwing a renewed pledge, taken by means of signing a certificate, open to all who oppose the government’s ID plans. The pledge is a means of publicly declaring their personal commitment to refuse to comply.

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Armenia - The Unanswered Question

03-12-2007 11:35

On Tuesday 6th November, Aegis Trust and Nottingham Student Aegis Society, in association with Nottingham Playhouse, a pre-show talk for Beast on the Moon to look at the history behind this compelling play took place. Enclosed is the report with pictures.

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The Student Climate Project prepares for summer tour of action ’08!

03-12-2007 10:57

The Student Climate Project’s Launch Gathering leads to exciting plans for action.

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Wor Diary 2008 - radical local history

02-12-2007 22:14

Deriving from the Anglo-Saxon word 'oor', 'Wor' is the Geordie word for 'OUR'. Wor Diary 2008 is a practical, radical diary to cover your everyday needs and connect you to the North East's radical history!

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Washing Machine Misery

02-12-2007 21:43

Tenants in high flats across Glasgow have been left without working washing machines.
To do a wash, their machines have to be filled by hand with water. Glasgow Housing Association know about the problem, and know how to fix it. But shockingly, GHA are stalling with the fixes.

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South African Movements Continue Their Struggle Against NGO Authoritarianism

02-12-2007 18:13

The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, the oldest of the militant popular movements to emerge after apartheid, the key force behind the many vigorous struggles in Cape Town and probably the most engaged movement at the moment has written an open letter excoriating the Social Movements Indaba (SMI) and its European funders for attempting to take over popular struggles. The SMI began as a networking forum for popular movements a few years ago but soon degenerated into an extremely authoritarian project of a network of NGOs. Last year the Anti-Eviction Campaign and other movements that rejected NGO control of their struggles were publicly accused of being criminal and irrational by the NGOs. In this respect their paranoid response to democratic counter power has been indistinguishable from that of the state... But it is clear that even though the donors continue to support NGOs that assume a right to speak for movements the movements, largely unfunded and suffering serious state repression, will continue to reject NGO authoritarianism no matter how well funded and no matter how much these NGOs continue to be welcomed in spaces like the WSF at the expense of the movements on the ground.

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Animal Advocates all dressed up to make Edinburgh Fur-Free

02-12-2007 11:09

Edinburgh-based animal rights group has launched a campaign to make Edinburgh fur-free and is organising demos against shops selling fur in Edinburgh on the 15th and the 22nd of December.