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Rose Abukha Update: Further action needed to halt her deportation

10-04-2008 14:30

Rose Abukha has been told she will be deported to Uganda tonight at 10pm on British Airways flight BA0063. However, as far we know she has still not been given official removal papers, which may mean the deportation is illegal.

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Space Is The Place @ rampART Friday

10-04-2008 13:39

Part of a one-off series of events in London autonomous spaces to coincide with the days of action in defence of squats and for an anti-capitalist popular culture. Things kick off on the evening of Friday 11th with a social meet up and info night at the rampART social centre on Friday evening - a chance to chat about events and actions over the weekend and tell people about the autonomous spaces you are involved in.

From 7pm at 15 rampart street, London E1 2LA

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New squatted space openned in London

10-04-2008 13:15

The squatted warehouse
Over the last three weeks people have been preparing an abandoned warehouse in Shoreditch to host events over the weekend of the days of action for squats and autonomous spaces. This week, artists have been transforming the place for an exhibition themed around land use, gentrification, housing and reclaiming space. The building opens on Saturday at 10am with a program of films, discussion and skill sharing till 7pm and again on Sunday. The space will also be hosting a freeshop and squatters estate agency.

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Revolting London: anarchists against the Mayoral elections, 2 May 2008

10-04-2008 12:07

front of the leaflet
We all know politicians are lying, corrupt, self-serving parasites - its time we let them know. This is our London, not their, their party's or their paymasters'. On Friday May 2nd we will confront our class enemies at the Mayoral election results, reviving a great radical London tradition. Its time to take to the streets and claim back our city.
MEET 6pm at City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Tower Bridge, London. Bring noise and anger.

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A teach-in for reproductive freedoms, LSE, 12 April

10-04-2008 11:43

A one day school on abortion rights and broader reproductive freedoms, aimed at feminist activists, trade unionists, students, school students and all those who want to fight for a woman's right to choose.

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Ken Livingstone arrested

10-04-2008 07:05

what a pillock...

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Two Hunger strikers now in hospital

10-04-2008 01:04

Two of the three sacked airport workers on hunger-strike outside their union offices in Belfast are now in hospital. Earlier today Gordon McNeill was rushed to hospital only to be released, Gordon and 72 year old diabetic Madan Gupta are now both in hospital.

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Timetable for Free Social Space Weekend, 11th-13th April

09-04-2008 22:32

Approximate timetable of workshops and events at the temporary squatted social space which is happening this weekend (see and ). The venue will be within a short walk of the Custard Factory and of Moor Street Station - email or phone 07527580190 for exact location details.

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Follow SF Olympic Torch Tibet Protests here:

09-04-2008 20:31

Bus Stop Block (crazy driver)
On March 19, Direct Action to Stop the War successfully used Twitter for coordinating protest information. Today, Olympic Torch SF will attempt to pick up where DASW left, and expand the use of twitter into an open-publishing platform for news on the San Francisco Olympic Torch relay and the related protests.

For ongoing text-based coverage, please follow the SFTorch twitter account.

and of course here:


LIVE VIDEO (if it works ;)

from Students for a Free Tibet:
from Direct Action to Stop the War:
from Dimension7:


from Students for a Free Tibet:
from Team Tibet:

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Berlin Mayday Radio Jingle!

09-04-2008 16:32

New Berlin Mayday Radio Jingle! For German speakers only, unfortunately!

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Two indigenous radio announcers killed and four injured in ambush in Oaxaca

09-04-2008 14:43

Two announcers of the radio station ´´La Voz que Rompe el Silencio`` (the Voice that Breaks the Silence) were assasinated on April 7th whilst travelling by car to the west of the city of Oaxaca according to the civil society organisation Centro de Apoyo Comunitario Trabajando Unidos (CACTUS - Centre for Community Support Working in Unity).

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Events schedule - Squatting days of action

09-04-2008 14:32

On the 11th and 12th of April, there is a call out for days of action on squatting - raising awareness and celebrating autonomous spaces. This weekend in Nottingham, we will open a squatted space and put on events.

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Redevelopment of Farnborough town centre

09-04-2008 13:06

gaudy hoardings
Is the final phase of the destruction of Farnborough town centre about to take place?

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N.S.W. Government Medical Officer of HealthQuest Terminated

09-04-2008 12:59

HealthQuest is the N.S.W. Government Medical Office which has been for years accused of serious human rights violations. Activists believe doctors at HealthQuest have 'certified insane' many public service whistleblowers in order to sack them for allegedly being unable to carry out their duties. The most notorious of the HealthQuest doctors was an English G.P., Dr Helia Gapper, who was forced to resign in the late 1990s after negative publicity. It is not known whether she has returned to England and is practising under another name.

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Pavilion – the new slum landlords

09-04-2008 12:58

asbestos roofing
It used to be the private landlords that were the Rachman landlords, the ones the tenants feared, now it is housing associations who are managing the slum estates.

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Berlin Mayday Promo Video

09-04-2008 10:36

Berlin Mayday Promo Video now on YouTube!

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UNISON to recommend pay cuts for health workers

09-04-2008 02:07

Public sector union UNISON looks set to rubber stamp a three-year package of pay cuts for workers in the NHS.

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Photography Exhibition : Images from anti-G8 demonstrations at Rostock 2007

08-04-2008 22:09

For all of April, an exhibition of photographs will be on display at the Sumac Centre, Nottingham. This work by photographers Guy Smallman and Paul Mattsson cover many aspects of this events, from the laughs and peaceful moments to the full on aggression displayed by law enforcement at such events. Please go and see this exhibition.

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No result in Zimbabwe elections

08-04-2008 21:24

Movement for Democratic Change
Zimbabwe’s elections have not resulted in a fair decision since the day of voting. An MDC activist, granted asylum and living in Nottingham has offered his speculation on this stalemate.

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URGENT: Please fax Jacqui Smith to protest against Rose's deportation

08-04-2008 20:59

Today Rose was moved from the police station to a detention centre, and we have information that she is due to be deported this Thursday, 10th April. Please fax Jacqui Smith on 020 8760 3132 and ask her to halt Rose's deportation and give her exceptional leave to remain. You can use the attached model fax or write your own