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Wife of Avon & Somerset Police Chief bags privatised force job

29-03-2008 22:00

Sue Barnes, Wife of Local Chief Constable Colin Port, is Project Director for Privatised Force
Quisling Moira Hamlin, chair of Avon and Somerset Police Authority, said: "I am disappointed that a local MP has hidden behind parliamentary privilege to make allegations about individuals and the processes around this decision." Would she have sued him? I think not it would attract too much publicity.
Looked at together these three articles reveal an intelligence-insulting degree of secrecy and cronyism. To add to the fact that the financial backers leased Hollerith machines to Hitler's Nazis during the second world war. Their punch card data machines were used to round up Jews, Communists, Romanys, Trades Unionists and others.

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Zimbabwean Asylum Rights Demo @ Speakers Corner, Nottingham

29-03-2008 21:44

At 2pm on Saturday 29th March, on the day of the Zimbabwean elections, folks gathered to highlight the dangers that people who have fled Zimbabwe will face, if they are forcibly returned there.

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Mexico on the brink?

29-03-2008 12:13

In reponse to government attacks, indigenous join the ranks of the ERPI.

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Asking Sarkozy to kick Total Out of Burma at Arsenal Summit

29-03-2008 11:57

Arsenal Armoury Cannons
At the Anglo-French summit held at Arsenal Emirates Football Stadium on Thursday 27th April, protesters asked French President Sarkozy to kick French Total Oil out of Burma. President Sarkozy has previously told Total not to make further investment in Burma, but Total currently funds the brutal military regime with over 500 million dollars a year. In December it upgraded its offshore gas platform whilst asking its corrupt military partners for a maritime exclusion zone around the platform.

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CDG - the lying continues

29-03-2008 11:49

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

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London Critical Mass celebrates its 14th anniversary outside the Chinese Embassy

29-03-2008 11:03

Police outside Chinese Embassy
Wet and windy conditions didn't deter the riders.

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Protect the Children of Darfur

29-03-2008 01:13


Free coach - Nottingham to London and back, Book your place now!

Leaves from outside the Nottingham city centre Post Office on Queen Street (opposite Gatecrasher) at 7 am and returns by 8 pm.

Demonstration outside the Sudanese Embassy in London starting at 12 pm on Cleveland Row, opposite St James’ palace. Postcode: SW1A 1DD

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Sounding out Tony Blair

28-03-2008 18:21

Tony Blair is giving a lecture on "Faith and Globalisation" on Thursday 3 April at Westminster Cathedral. The publicity for his speech makes no mention of Iraq or Afghanistan. Join Stop the War to ensure that, as Blair speaks, the voice of the anti-war majority in this country is heard loud and clear as every hypocritical word is accompanied by a wall of sound outside the Cathedral.

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West Midlands Pensioners Convention

28-03-2008 12:34

Help stop devaluation of YOUR state pension! Join in our state pension demonstration and rally.
Saturday 29 March, Birmingham.
Demonstration Assembly point: Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre 1:00pm and march to Carrs Lane Church Centre.
Rally: Carrs Lane Church Centre, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Programme: Clarion Choir (1Ž4 hr)
History of State Pension: David Kippest (Unison)
Women & State Pension: Vera Kelsey (CWU)
Banner Theatre (1Ž2hr live show)

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Benefit gig for CIPO-RFM prisoners in Oaxaca, Mexico.

28-03-2008 11:24

Feel free to download and distribute....
CIPO-RFM are a pressure group campaining for the rights of indiginous people in Oaxaca which is Mexicos poorest state. They were part of the APPO uprising in 2006 and have a long history of struggle against the corrupt Mexican political establishment. For a basic intro (In English) about who they are see this page:

Indymedia coverage here:

As a result of their work many of their activists are in prison on false and trumped up charges. Nowhere is the state repression of CIPO-RFM more acutely felt than in the remote village of San Isidro Aloapam where men and women have been murdered by paramilitaries supporting an American logging company who are trying to cut down their local forest. Other villagers have been detained and imprisoned by corrupt Police supporting the local establishment. At the the end of last year two London based IMC UK volunteers visited San Isidro to report on the situation. After many months of translating our findings from both Spanish and Zapatec we will shortly be publishing our material on this newswire. WATCH THIS SPACE....

In the meantime there will be a benefit gig for CIPO-RFM prisoners in London on April 16th. Details below. See you there.

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Around the Campaigns Friday 28th March 2008

28-03-2008 09:41

Another Three Family's Here to Stay

Over recent years NCADC website has published many campaigns. I just want to update you on the news of some families who managed to succeed to stay in UK and fight their corner to be rewarded with their right to work and settle here.

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Boycott War Criminals USA & Israel

28-03-2008 05:51

The Geneva Conventions: the core of international humanitarian law
The Geneva Conventions and their Protocols are international treaties that contain the most important rules limiting the barbarity of war. They protect people who do not take part in the fighting (civilians, medics, aid workers) and those who can no longer fight (wounded, sick and shipwrecked troops, prisoners of war). Links to selected resources.

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Emergency London Protests In Support Of Mumia

27-03-2008 23:43

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent man!
Free Mumia immediately!
Abolish the racist death penalty!
All Out for Mumia!

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NO2ID Informal Meeting, Liverpool, Friday 28th March

27-03-2008 22:41

NO2ID Logo
A number of North-West NO2ID supporters will be meeting on Friday evening at Liverpool Lime Street station for drinks, chat and planning. National co-ordinator Phil Booth will be there, along with Liverpool co-ordinator Kev Beaumont and Manchester co-ordinator Dave Page.

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Emergency protest TODAY for Mumia Abu-Jamal!

27-03-2008 22:09

URGENT! Emergency protest TODAY at the US Embassy!
All out for the emergency protest!

5pm Friday 28 March 2008
US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, W1 (Nearest Tube: Bond Street)


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Repost of a report of protests outside Chiapas State Government HQ

27-03-2008 21:01

English/Spanish Translation report of hunger strike and police reaction in Chiapas by an eye witness Gabriela.

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Court rules against new trial for Mumia - emergency demo, Fri 5pm, Grosvenor Sq

27-03-2008 20:31

Mumia's life is in danger: today the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding Mumia Abu-Jamal's frame-up conviction. In turning down his appeal for a new trial, the Court ordered a new sentencing hearing to decide whether he is again to be sentenced to die or condemned to the living death of life in prison.

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Love Music Hate Racism Carnival

27-03-2008 19:16

All Roads Lead To Victoria Park - Sunday 27 April 2008


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New free newspaper for Nottingham?

27-03-2008 12:32

The Mule - News With A Kick
Nottingham Indymedia have been approached by a National news project with regards to putting together a Nottingham/East Midlands edition of a free newspaper.

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Planning meeting

27-03-2008 11:51

Councillors refuse planning permission for Tesco's planning application