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Protesting for the right to protest

21-01-2008 17:53

My freedom to hold a banner
Feel free to download or use this placard idea anytime you need to protest for your right to protest.

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Bring stale / soggy doughnuts to Parliament - police march

21-01-2008 14:07

Get in the skip / beg the baker ....the police are marching on Parliament breaking SOCPA for more dough!!! .... bring as many doughnuts as poss to throw at the fuckers!!!!!!!!!!!
Weds 23rd Jan

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Proof from cases of how Peter Hain and DWP force poverty on people

21-01-2008 13:45

As Rupert Murdoch ['SUN'] 'clears' Peter Hain's wife 'Dr' Elizabeth Heywood from any involvement in Hain's sleaze, it may be only a matter of time before the others also 'clear' Hain of any wrongdoing.

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Support a woman's right to choose: picket the Christian Medical Foundation

21-01-2008 11:22

Join the Feminist Fightback picket of the Christian Medical Foundation to defend the time limit on abortion and oppose attacks on the reproductive rights that women have won in the last 40 years.

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LSE Union Launches "Women's Week" to Combat Gender Inequalities

21-01-2008 00:14

The London School of Economics Students' Union this week launches its annual Women's Week in order to highlight women's issues and gender inequality. The week will consist of a number of events arranged by the SU, a number of its societies and several external campaign groups.

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Time to start winning again!

20-01-2008 23:45

The original of this article was posted on the Bristol Indymedia newswire a few days ago, as a comment on the forthcoming speaking tour by Peter Gelderloos (How non-violence protects the state). It references some recent campaigns specific to Bristol, but the comments can be taken generally. The article is copied below for those interested, the original, with 'comments', can be seen here

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Oppose The Police Federation - Weds 23rd January

20-01-2008 21:19

Details of the opposition being planned to the cheekiest march of all time.

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Tony Blair War Crimes File Referred to CPS

20-01-2008 20:18

The Scotland Yard War Crimes Unit investigation into allegations against Tony Blair, Lord Goldsmith and others has been handed to the CPS.

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LSE Students Outraged at Director’s Implicit Support of Israeli Apartheid

20-01-2008 12:51

• LSE Students accuse Director of implicit support for Israel’s Apartheid policies
• Students criticise Director’s refusal to support academic links with Birzeit University, Palestine

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New documentary on the the harmful impact of the carbon market

20-01-2008 09:23

Video cover of the dvd
Two communities affected by one new global market – the trade in carbon dioxide. In Scotland a town has been polluted by oil and chemical companies since the 1940s. In Brazil local people's water and land is being swallowed up by destructive monoculture eucalyptus tree plantations. Both communities now share a new threat.

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Oi Imperialists! Hands Off Iraqi Oil!

20-01-2008 06:44

"I'm saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: The Iraq war is largely about oil." – Alan Greenspan

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Dr. King's Challenge

20-01-2008 05:44

In the U.S., this Monday is the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., dead 40 years now. Although Dr. King directed the following comments to Americans, I thought you also would like to take Dr. King's Challenge. Can you take to heart the words he spoke just four days before he was gunned down?

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Haiti: FRAPH Founder Toto Constant Opts For A Trial In Mortgage Fraud Case

19-01-2008 13:09

Toto Constant
On January 9 in Brooklyn, New York, former death-squad leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, 51, rejected a plea bargain that would have sentenced him to three to nine years for his role in a mortgage fraud crime ring.

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next Campaign for Free Assembly meeting tomorrow @LSE

19-01-2008 12:19

Campaign for Free Assembly public meeting
Sunday January 20th 2pm-4pm
London School of Economics room H216, Connaught House

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Marylebone Rd protest against Total Oil support for Burma junta

19-01-2008 01:19

Eight protestors held a demonstration at the Dorset House Total petrol station at 170-172 Marylebone Rd, calling on Total to stop funding the brutal military junta in Burma with hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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Public Meeting: Iran, the Islamic Regime and War

18-01-2008 20:34

No to war, no to the Islamic republic, solidarity with Iranian workers.

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"How non-violence protects the state" - Tour starts Jan 23rd 'til Feb 2nd

18-01-2008 12:17

Book Cover
UK speaking tour with author Peter Gelderloos

Jan 23rd - Feb 2nd 2008

*Gandhi said it's better to resist violently than to use nonviolence to
hide your passivity. Meanwhile, Bono, the Burmese military, and 9 out of
10 humanitarian NGOs agree, peaceful resistance is the best!*

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Cubans are coming to Manchester!

18-01-2008 11:49

rebel music night poster
On 24th February 3 Cuban revolutionaries will be arriving in Manchester for the local leg of a national speaking tour in Britain. They are: Orlando Borrego - Che Guevara's deputy and closest collaborator from 1959-65; Jesus Garcia - People's Power assembly delegate and philosopher; and Yoselin Rufin Diaz - a young woman student leader. This speaking tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear about the Cuban revolution from people who are part of it!

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Pauline Campbell NOT arrested at Holloway.

18-01-2008 11:23

Another death at Holloway...
Just two days before the anniversary of her daughters death in Styal Prison in 2003, Pauline Campbell was back at Holloway on Wednesday to demonstrate over yet another self-inflicted death inside its walls.

24 year old Jamie Pearce died on the 10th of December though her death has only just been rerecorded as “self inflicted” from “Unclassified”. There are now officially 8 such deaths recorded in England and Wales in 2007 a 166% rise from the year before. This was the 27th protest that Pauline has staged since her campaign began in 2004.

The group of protesters included two ex-prisoners (male); two grieving mothers whose loved ones had died in the 'care' of prisons in England; the mother of a teenager currently incarcerated in HMP Holloway; and a friend of the late Harry Stanley, who was shot dead by police in 1999.

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17-01-2008 18:25

Within days of last week's announcement by Gordon Brown in favour of building new nuclear power stations, P.A.W.B (People Against Wylfa-B). have launched a website as part of the campaign to prevent a second nuclear plant at Wylfa on Anglesey, north Wales.