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Second court reprieve for RAMpart2

03-03-2008 17:21

The squat opened as a backup venue to the rampART social centre in east london today enjoyed it's second courtroom reprieve. Twice now it has been served with an application for a Interim Possession Order. The first time the claimants failed to turn up at the hearing and today they admitted that they had failed to correctly serve notice on the defendants so it was thrown out of court. The owners will be apply for the third time and the papers are expected to be served sometime Tuesday with a court date probably sometime next week (although it could be earlier if there is an available time slot at the court).

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Shell Come to Nottingham

03-03-2008 15:39

Shell Hell
Shell is NOT welcome in Nottingham!

This is the message that concerned Nottingham Students and Nottingham residents want to get across to Shell when it hosts a “Recruitment Event” at the University of Nottingham this Thursday the 6th at 18.30 in the Trent Building.

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Demonstrate Against Deportations to Cameroon

03-03-2008 14:58

This demonstration is a prompt response to recent killings in Cameroon orchestrated by the dictatorial regime of Paul Biya. The situation in Cameroon is not safe at all and is expected to become worse during the coming days.

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Turmoil in South America

03-03-2008 14:17

An analysis of the recent tensions between Venezueal and Colombia.

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Ratcliffe Power station Climate Action, The Judgement

03-03-2008 11:43

On the 10th April 2007, 11 people walked into the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station and locked on to the coal conveyor and assorted plant there. Their objective was to take direct action to halt operations and thus to diminish the CO2 emissions of the E-on plant, the greenhouse gas thought to be largely responsible for climate change.

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How to Fitwatch

03-03-2008 10:39

Fitwatch meeting - Saturday 8th March at the LSE (Connaught House, Aldwych) at 2pm. Room H103.

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CDG - the lying continues

03-03-2008 10:16

The lying at CDG has evolved from little white lies to big black lies

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Zaman Ahmed belongs to Birmingham

03-03-2008 09:14

Zaman currently in Manchester Airport IRC, is due to be forcibly removed on Hamburg International Airlines 'Ethnic charter flight' for UK Home Office 'Operation Ravel' tomorrow Tuesday March 4th 2008 at 20:30hrs from the UK, flight PVT008 to Baku for onward transit to Kabul/Afghanistan.

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ASBO, The Last Days

03-03-2008 00:44

After many meetings and planning, in August 2005, a number of concerned individuals took direct action to squat a large house / block of flats. The place had been empty for the previous seven years and was in a great state of dis-repair.

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National Drug Prevention Alliance Funded by Child Abusers!

02-03-2008 22:33

It’s never pleasant to kick a man when he’s down but we’ve never shied away from dirty jobs at the void.

In their own words the National Drug Prevention Alliance (1) plans for the future are sparse:

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3 Women for PeaceMarianne Williamson, Medea Benjamin, Judith LeBlanc speak at th

02-03-2008 21:05

Marianne Williamson, Medea Benjamin, Judith LeBlanc speak at the World Peace Forum.

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Mancs Reclaim The Night march a success

02-03-2008 19:16

Manchester Reclaim the night March a success,
despite threatened 'transqueer' counter protest.

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Victoria Leisure Centre Public Meeting to Oppose Closure

02-03-2008 17:43

On Saturday 1st March, people gathered in the Market Square [at 11.30am], and with street performers and a samba band, snaked their way across the city. They went the the Victoria Leisure Centre.

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Freedom of Assembly denied.

02-03-2008 08:01

On Saturday 1st March 2008 in Trafalgar Square, London there was a large police presence and a small turnout for the 2nd Day of Action.

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Venezuela 2008: A libertarian proposal for the current situation

02-03-2008 00:17

El Libertario # 52
* The Collective Editorship of El Libertario,, expounds its vision of which path to follow in the current situation in Venezuela, summed up in the slogan, “Against the (B)oligarchy, demagoguery and corruption: Autonomous struggle of the underdogs!

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Unions prepare to sell out jobs fight at Rolls-Royce

01-03-2008 19:14

At the beginning of this year, aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced plans to axe 2,300 highly skilled jobs, about 6 percent of its 39,500 global workforce. The company is the world’s second largest manufacturer of jet engines after the American giant General Electric, with a 36 percent share of the market. Most of the job losses are expected to hit the company’s 23,000-strong UK workforce and affect white-collar workers based at its main site in Derby.

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Brutal police attack on striking shipyard workers

01-03-2008 19:10

On February 25, the Port, Shipyard, Ship Construction and Repair Workers Trade Union (Limter-Is) called for a 24-hour strike from February 27 in order to protest against the appalling safety and working conditions at the Istanbul, Tuzla shipyards.

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asbo squat - end of days

01-03-2008 13:35

asbo squat has been given notice to quit which expired on the 27th of feb
the squat is being stripped of its copper and goddies by the "brave resident/president"
its a fitting end to a hard worked and a sometimes loved project in the city of nottingham
to those who did

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Proletarian Solidarity against the Repression in Cameroon!

01-03-2008 11:03

Douala, February 27
After last week in Burkina Faso, it is Cameroon this week that has witnessed demonstrations and strikes against inflation and the high cost of living; and the bestial repression of these movements of protest.

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The Camp for Climate Action Will be Held in Hyde Park Says the Evening Standard

01-03-2008 05:32

"Eco Warriors plan to hold the next climate camp in Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace, according to a leaked memo received by the Evening Standard" was the story splashed across two pages of the first edition of the London newspaper on Friday, 29 February 2008.

BBC London broadcast exactly the same story later in the day, in spite of the fact that the national meeting of the Camp for Climate Action in Nottingham, which is planning to vote on the location for this summer's climate camp this weekend, had not even started yet.