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Meeting tomorrow at Somers Town community Centre midday. Sunday 20th April

19-04-2008 21:48

Candidates for London Mayor & the London Assemblty will be meeting the people of Somers Town & St Pancras. One of the topics on the agenda will be the lab. {World's largest ever, highest level, virus containment facility & animal testing lab" due to be built on a Camden council house estate.
Organised by Somers Town Peoples Forum.

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Hackney Social Centre Under Threat of Eviction!

19-04-2008 17:59

The Hackney Social Centre (231 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney) is now waiting for High Court Bailiffs, scheduled to arrive at the property at 9:00 AM this Monday, April 21, 2008. Anyone able to stand with us to meet the bailiffs and defend the space is asked to gather outside the Social Centre at 8:00 AM on Monday Morning.

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Chiswick protest to get Total Oil Out of Burma

19-04-2008 08:47

Five protesters demonstrated at the Total West Four petrol station on 137 Chiswick High Road on Wednesday 17th April. The protest was against the French Total Oil's support for the brutal Burma junta dictatorship. Burma's democracy leader, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has said that “Total is the biggest supporter of the military regime in Burma. Total Oil gives 500 million dollars a year to the brutal Burmese dictatorship. Total's Yadana gas pipeline was built using forced labour.

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Free Mumia now! All out today at 1pm, US Embassy, London!

19-04-2008 08:22

Free Mumia now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal
is innocent!

Abolish the racist
death penalty!

Saturday 19 April
1pm, US Embassy,
Grosvenor Square, London W1A
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)

Contact the Partisan Defence Committee on 020 7281 5504 or at Visit for details of international protests taking place today and in the coming week and for a list of the organisations and individuals, representing thousands upon thousands of trade unionists and anti-racists, who have endorsed the international mobilisations.

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Sponsor Amdani Juma, Walking for Leicestershire AIDS Support

18-04-2008 23:08

On Sunday 11th May [starting at 9am] there will be a 'sponsored walk' to help raise money for people affected by HIV / AIDS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Nottingham Zimbabwe demo calling for release of election results

18-04-2008 21:53

On Friday (April 18) there was a demo on the Council House steps next to the right lion, Market Square from 12.30-2pm. The demo was being timed to coincide with a similar event outside the Zimbabwean Embassy in London organised by Action for South Africa (ACTSA).

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Scientology, the Metropolitan Police, and Number 10

18-04-2008 19:37

A cult is trying to influence the British police. Why is the government ignoring it?

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Around the Campaigns Friday 18th April 2008

18-04-2008 09:27

Betty A
Self Harm in Immigration Detention - January to December 2007
- In this period every 2.3 days a detainee self-harmed requiring medical treatment. Last year 157 detainees were hospitalized after self-harming, 1,517 were put on 'Formal Self-Harm at Risk'

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Biofuels protesters disable fuel pumps

18-04-2008 09:13

Agro-fuels protesters disabled the fuel pumps of two BP filling stations early Tuesday morning in opposition to mandatory blending of biofuels into petrol and diesel. Protesters argue that biofuels will worsen climate change, and cause food shortages.
Protesters have taken this action in Edinburgh as part of a national day of action against biofuels - April Biofools day - coinciding with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation's (RTFO) coming into force, making it a legal requirement to mix 2.5% biofuels into all petrol and diesel.

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Project 2012 Meeting Report

18-04-2008 07:36

Humanity in the UK 1012 – 2012
New Project: Inaugural Meeting Report

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Anarchism in Venezuela, past and present

17-04-2008 22:55

* This is a brief outline of the libertarian footprint in the history of Venezuela, prepared by members of the Collective Editorship of El Libertario We hope that this serves as a useful point of reference for those who are interested in the subject.

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Success for DAN at the DWP‏

17-04-2008 22:34

D.A.N Action Report - 17th April 2008.

Today more than twenty disabled activists occupied the foyer of Adelphi
House, where the Department of Work and Pensions is based. At 1.30 p.m.
campaigners breezed in, taking over the foyer, leafleting and asking to hand
deliver a letter to James Purnell, Secretary of State for the Department of
Work and Pensions. Members of D.A.N. the Disabled people's Direct Action
Network refused to leave until a meeting was arranged with James Purnell to
discuss Incapacity Benefit and the changes which are forcing one million
disabled people into poverty and unpaid work placements. James Purnell was
out of the country, so D.A.N. activists met with representatives from the
DWP and Sally Witcher from the Office for Disability Issues and held long

The result of these discussions is, D.A.N. have been promised a meeting
with James Purnell, the date of which is to be confirmed. We are very
confident that the meeting will happen as we have promised to come back for
another visit if it doesn't.

Best Wishes.

Mike Higgins
(On behalf of the DAN Press Team)

Tel: +44 (0)114 225 8676
Mob: +44 (0)7956 856060

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World Food Crisis Threatens Rich Nations (That's Us), Too

17-04-2008 21:53

Unless we act fast for a global consensus on the price spiral, the social unrest induced by food prices in several countries will conflagrate into a price contagion, leavingno country-developed or otherwise-unscathed, India's foreign minister warned.

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BBC1 ITN CNN Ken Livingstone homes promises but at Camden Death Lab Zone refuses

17-04-2008 19:14

Ken Livinstone has promised, as has Gordon Brown to make building new homes a "priority".However he refuses to intervene so that the most deprived & disadvantaged council estate in the country can have more council homes & community facilitites in place of the "World's largest ever, highest level, virus containment facility & animal testing lab" can be built there instead. Why? ...

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You know you're doing something wrong when...

17-04-2008 17:05 get criticised by Jon Collins.

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Pavilion facing bankruptcy?

17-04-2008 15:43

The Housing Corporation has admitted that at least ten housing associations are facing bankruptcy in the growing credit crisis. Is Pavilion Housing Association one of this select group?

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Film and debate on violence/non-violence this sunday

17-04-2008 14:33

This Sunday (the 20th of April) Bath Activist Network will be showing the film 'Breaking the Spell' as part of the monthy 'Bubbling Under' radical film showings.

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Action: Disabled Campaigners are planning to protest against the DWP

17-04-2008 13:30



ACTION: Disabled Campaigners are planning to protest against the DWP
(Adelphi House, 1 to 10 John Adams Street, WC2) at lunchtime today (17th

We will be delivering a letter for James Purnell (Work and Pensions
Secretary) and will be requesting a meeting with him.

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Protests to UK Prime Minister - Scrap Biofuel Targets / Scrap RTFO

17-04-2008 12:07

People before Cars
Hundreds of people in London and groups across the UK held protests against the introduction of mandatory biofuel blending on April Biofools Day. A protest was held later outside Downing Street, with speakers from Colombia, Campaign against Climate Change, Friends of the Earth, Global Forest Coalition, GM Freeze and Biofuelwatch condemning the government’s decision to go ahead with their biofuel policy against overwhelming evidence of catastrophic impacts on climate, communities, biodiversity and food security.