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SAVE The Livesey Museum for Children from tory/libdem cuts -sign the petition

06-02-2008 13:12

A free and valuable resource for local and london community families is under threat of closure by southwark's tory/lib-dem councils in needless council-cuts.

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'Smarter than yeast' Climate Activities Day

06-02-2008 00:32

Held on Sunday the 3rd of Feb, from 2 - 10:30pm. at The Art Organisation, 21 Station Street, Nottingham.

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Mass homelessness is now official UK govt. policy?

06-02-2008 00:28

According to todays Guardian the Government now plan to create mass homelessness by threatening about a million council tenants with eviction if they can't find work. As there are only 0.6 million vacancies, this makes it impossible for more than 60% of these - at the very most - to find work.

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Ballymurphy 11 Daughters Campain Tour Report

06-02-2008 00:19

A report on the speaking tour, organised by the Troops Out Movement, by two daughters of people murdered by British soldiers in Belfast

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Gorilla tactics – Every Little Helps the rainforest burn

05-02-2008 16:32

Censorship - an unpalatable message
On Saturday 2nd February, five hardy souls from Greenpeace, The One Tonners and Camp Hope joined a gorilla in chilly Stroud to protest against Tescos involvement in the destruction of our carbon sinks.

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Every Little Helps Expose Tesco Biofuelling Global Warming

05-02-2008 11:17

The non-leafleters
Cheltenham Friends of the Earth organised a peaceful good-natured banner protest at Tescos, on 26th January to coincide with the World Social Forum’s “Global Day of Action". Campaigners in America were protesting against agribusiness, including large agrofuel refineries.

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Colombia: Full fire on gureilla but total silence on State crimes

04-02-2008 15:52

The government of Alvaro Uribe has rallied Colombians to take part in a large march on Monday, February 4th under the slogan “No more kidnappings, no more lies, no more deaths, no more FARC” and tries to obscure the true face of the conflict: 75% of human rights violations in Colombia are committed by the Uribe administration and the paramilitary forces which are linked to the state. (Source: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch)

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23 Theses on the Unconditional Basic Income

04-02-2008 15:35

Basic income like community centers could restore public spirit and interdependence.

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4WardEver UK launches a new service in February 2008

04-02-2008 13:14
The interactive website for families affected by deaths and abuses in custody including police, secure units, prisons and death row.

Subscribers get their campaign listed, and can chat live and share their news to fellow campaigners and families worldwide using the chat and blog/news facilities.


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Kenya and the hypocrisy of the WSF

04-02-2008 12:42

Rafael Uzcategui of El Libertario explores the inconsistencies of the WSF through the unfolding events in Kenya

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Meeting to organise action against racism

04-02-2008 11:17

Anti-deportation March, November 2007
The North West Asylum Seekers Defence Group (NWASDG) is holding a public campaign meeting to discuss ideas for protests, meetings, and how generally to build the campaign against the British government's racist policies of detention, starvation and deportation of asylum seekers.

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Two Weeks in Greece: Banks, police cameras, luxury cars get it; rats saved

03-02-2008 19:03

- Bank arson and anonymous communique(Athens, 1/1/2008)
- Attack against a bank, 14 taken into custody (Athens, 30/1/2008)
- Police camera destroyed, one person taken into custody (Thessaloniki, 29/1/2008)
- Series of incendiary attacks (Athens-Thessaloniki, 21/1/2008)
- Bank firebombed and responsibility claim (Athens, 19/1/2008)
- Attacks on three banks (Athens, 17/1/2008)
- Car dealership fire-bombed (Athens, 17/1/2008)
- Lab-rats liberated from technical institute (Thessaloniki, 16/1/2007)

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Valuation office staff vote over strike action

03-02-2008 17:56

2,200 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union working for the Valuation Office Agency began a ballot for strike action over below inflation pay on 30 January.

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Hillary Clinton Was Silent While Her Husband Executed A Retarded Man

03-02-2008 15:51

May the UK which abolished slavery without violence ignite the Spirit of America
to end governmental murder and war.

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Sweden: Action for free museums

03-02-2008 14:47

On Saturday February 2 "Open Stockholm" acted host as culturally starved "stockholmers" took part in an action for free entry to museums. Thirty or so culturebuffs visited the museum of architecture as well as the museum for Asian culture. To illustrate the failure of their attempt to introduce admission fees at museums - a symbolic mass entry was performed, without paying admission of course. Through this action we wanted to direct attention to the way admission fees and charges come to act as a fence in our cultural landscape.

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A Humanitarian Agreement is Urgently Needed to Respect Life and Dignity

03-02-2008 13:52

Statement on 4 Feb Demonstrations against the FARC from the Colombia Solidarity Campaign.

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Rising fuel prices blight millions

02-02-2008 20:25

There are many ways in which poverty affects people’s quality of life. One of these is the ability to keep warm. The recent hike in oil and gas prices has seen a sharp increase in what is termed fuel poverty in the UK. The consumer group Energywatch estimates that about 4.4 million are now affected by fuel poverty, amounting to one in six people in Britain.

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Protest against Greenergy, UK's biggest supplier of biofuels

02-02-2008 20:05

Protesters target Greenergy, UK's largest biofuel supplier as part of a UK-wide week of action against large-scale biofuels.

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Westgate Watch Blog Launched

02-02-2008 12:24

A new blog has been launched by some folks in Oxford to document local resistance to the proposed Westgate development.