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Guatemala: hiperdam threatens living space of guatemaltecos

07-03-2008 06:49

Worldwide, already around 80 million people have been displaced from their living space by dams.
The hydroelectric installation “Xalalá” in the state Quiché in Guatemala is one of the next large projects that will be realized within the Plan Puebla-Panamá (PPP) and will have negative impacts on around 6000-8000 people.

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South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war

07-03-2008 02:26

* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.

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Protest at Total sponsoring French Film Festival

07-03-2008 01:43

French Film Director shocked at Total sponsorship of French Film Festival
Eight protesters demonstrated on Tuesday March 4th at the French Film Festival at London Cine Lumiere 17 Queensberry Place London. The protest was against Total sponsorship as the largest western sponsor of the brutal Burma military junta, not against the festival or the French films being shown. "Priceless" was the first film being shown and its amiable director Pierre Salvadori was shocked to learn that Total was sponsoring the festival.

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Voice from Gaza

06-03-2008 18:36

As the threat of all out war hangs over the Gaza strip and an Israeli Minister threatens a holocaust against the people living there, we publish interviews with people in the Gaza strip, conducted by journalists and political activists from the Bells of Return website, which campaigns for a secular one state solution for Palestine

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Instant Muscle 'workfare' Job Centre contractor goes bust

06-03-2008 16:34

Training provider Instant Muscle went into administration last week, leaving staff unpaid for February and unemployed trainees turned away from the doorsteps of their training centres. Staff were given termination letters as they arrived at work on the 27th.

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UCL Union votes overwhelmingly to twin UCL with Palestinian universities

06-03-2008 14:48

On Thursday 5th March, The University College London Students’ Union (UCLU) voted overwhelmingly to twin UCL Union with the Unions of Al-Quds and Al-Azhar Secular Secular Universities in the West Bank and Gaza respectively with immediate effect.

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Leeds street medic training, 28th-30th March

06-03-2008 13:28

The UK Action Medics are running a 2 1/2 day street medic training in Leeds at the end of this month. This is a 20 hour course that will teach you the basics of general First Aid, as well as skills to deal with medical situations specific to direct action, such as dealing with chemical weapons and the police. The course will involve scenarios and hands-on practice and, although we cannot offer you any official accreditation, the 2 1/2 day training is the minimum standard for membership of the Action Medics, and will equip you for a wide range of situations, from hypothermia to baton wounds.

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Israeli Ambassador Cancels Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, in Face of Protests

05-03-2008 23:43

Israeli Ambassador cancels visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, in face of planned protests.

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International Zeitgeist Day, March 15th, find your local showing!

05-03-2008 21:59

Z-day details
Never posted on this site before, but could find no information regarding Z-day, so i thought I would take the initiative!
Zeitgeist is a free to view, non-profit documentary. More details below
video link:
find your local showing here:

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Interview with FARC Commander Raul Reyes

05-03-2008 17:59

Following the March 1st attack by a Colombian military operation that resulted in the death of 20 FARC forces including rebel leader Raul Reyes. Interview with slain FARC leader from July 2007.

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Vauxhall Staff Wildcat In Ellesmere Port...Again!

05-03-2008 17:46

Around five hundred staff at the Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, are reported to have walked out yesterday, over rumours that the company plan to axe 460 jobs.

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Kosovo constitution needs to provide more guarantees for Roma, NGOs say

05-03-2008 17:24

Roma NGOs ask for improvements of the draft proposed by the constitutional commission.

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Volunteers or Vultures: Scientology's disaster relief

05-03-2008 16:19

Having given Narconon the once over, a few of our less devout priests decided to take a moment away from tending to our Dark Lord Xenu (his Thetan be praised) to look into Scientology's other most prominent social project, the Volunteer Ministers. They can be seen at most major disasters, from terrorism and university shootings to earthquakes and hurricanes. They even get priviledged information from the Metropolitan Police. Just what are they up to?

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Scientology: what's wrong with Narconon

05-03-2008 13:35

One common response to criticism of the Church of Scientology is to point to its social action projects (less charitably referred to as front groups.) Crime rehabilitation, emergency relief, drug treatment - whatever problems the Church may have internally, they are going out and helping people. Right?

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Against the Israel State genocide attacks to the Palestinian people

04-03-2008 23:10

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Against the Israel State genocide attacks to the Palestinian people!
International solidarity against global oppression!

Friends of Palestine, friends of Palestinian people’s fight:

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Fossil Fools Day - 1 Month to Go!

04-03-2008 15:51

Whether you’ve been plotting for months or have just been inspired, there’s plenty of time left to plan your action. Read on for loads of resources and support…

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Strike threat resurfaces at Royal Mail

04-03-2008 15:37

Hot on the heels of the wildcat strikes over pay in 2007, Royal Mail faces the threat of a new round of industrial action.Unions have rejected the postal group's plan to overhaul its pensions scheme and are poised to ballot nearly 150,000 members over whether they back the plan or not.

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Appeal For Financial Assistance: UKZN Engineering Students

04-03-2008 12:35

Socialist Student Movement (SSM) has released the following press statement in solidarity with a group of engineering students who are instituting legal action against the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The Institution has filed opposing papers, and the matter will be coming before the Durban High Court in a few days. The students, who we believe have a very strong case, are in dire need of financial support towards legal fees. And anyone who is in a position to assist with whatever amount can deposit the funds into following account:

Account Number: 62015762322
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Davenport

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Jumoke, Elizabeth and Daniella have been 'Snatched' again

04-03-2008 06:55

Jumoke, Elizabeth and Daniella
Our friend Jumoke and her kids, Elizabeth and Daniella, were 'snatched' again on Saturday morning and are back in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. They are to be forcibly removed from the UK on Virgin Nigeria Airways Flight VK292 on Thursday March 6th leaving Gatwick at 10:15hrs to Lagos/Nigeria.

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ELF Burn Down Luxury Homes

03-03-2008 22:08

Early this morning, at around 4am, three multimillion-dollar model homes in a Seattle suburb were burnt down with messages left by the ELF, "Built Green? Nope black!", mocking the claims that the homes were environmentally friendly.