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Chernobyl Day Event - Saturday 26th April 1pm

23-04-2008 18:31

Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Chernobyl Day Event - Saturday 26th April 1pm

In The Peace Garden
St.Johns Gardens
(Back of St.Georges Hall)

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BBC1 / ITN / UK Major Safety Alert issued today as Camden contracts exchanged.

23-04-2008 18:16

On the front page of today's thelondonpaper {} a "Major safety alert was announced as the MRC admitted 'having exchanged contracts' and it was announced that the centre will hlod deadly viruses such as ebola, anthrax and rabies". Scientists and MP's are criticising the project as residents are planning to fight 'in any way necessary' to protect their families.

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Britain’s teachers and civil servants to take one-day strike action

23-04-2008 16:04

For the first time in 21 years, teachers in the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will come out on a one-day strike on April 24 in opposition to the government’s imposition of a 2.45 percent pay award. With the current rate of inflation running at 4.1 percent this represents a pay cut in real terms. To make things worse, the pay award offered in January runs for three years—with a 2.45 percent increase in September, and just 2.3 percent in each of the following two years.

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Benefit for direct action @ rampART 25 April - hip hop, dubstep, afro beat funk

23-04-2008 15:43

flyer - front
THE PEOPLES ARMY Makes a one off mission to East London, Friday 25th April - 9pm-6am
@ rampART, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd)
- The Speakers Corner family & The Peoples Army host an all night session of Live Hip Hop, Live Afro Beat Funk, Reggae & Late night Dubstep.

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MJB Tour comes to Sheffield

23-04-2008 12:27

The Movement for Justice in El Barrio tour will be hosted by Sheffield Anarchist Federation on Wednesday 7th May @ the SADACCA Centre. The Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a social justice campaign from East Harlem connected with the Zapatista movement who fight against gentrification of their neighbourhoods and exploitative landlords.

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Sunday Public Meeting | 2012 Council of Resistance

23-04-2008 12:12

This Sunday Public Meeting
1-4pm Conservatory Cafe Methodist Hall

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More than a game: Scientology's policy of intimidation

23-04-2008 09:47

"ENEMY — SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."
- L Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 18 October 67 Issue IV, Penalties for Lower Conditions

Every time we talk to a critic of Scientology you within hours come up and say "That's an extortionist, that's a sexual pervert." It's as if you are terrified of anyone criticising your organisation. It's as if there's something that you've got to hide.
- BBC Reporter John Sweeney to Church of Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis, "Panorama: Scientology and Me"

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World Food Crisis and Starvation: Made in America

23-04-2008 03:35

In America—especially in white America—we take food abundance for granted. From sushi to steak to salad and smoothies, countless food choices are part of our daily routine and a key component of our leisure and fun. One hundred and thirty-four million of us—75 percent of the adult U.S. population—are obese or overweight. (

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Strike to close one third of Nottingham schools

22-04-2008 16:54

According to Nottingham City Council's own estimates, Thursday's teachers' strike will close one third of the authority's schools.

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Letter from Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Anarchist prisoner

22-04-2008 10:31

This text was written by Gabriel Pombo da Silva and read on the tour that his mother, Pastora did in April in some European countries. It was translated from German by ABC Berlin. Gabriel is in prison for his attempt to escape a police control near Aachen, after having escaped from Prison in Spain where he had suffered torture and isolation in the notorious FIES units.

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Film Screening tomorrow on Brad Will by Brazilian film maker and activist

21-04-2008 18:52

Latin Night will host activist from Brazil to screen new documentary on Brad Will

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High Court Australia Reveals the Art of Racial Discrimination

21-04-2008 18:24

HIGH COURT Australia Reveals the Art of Racial Discrimination
What Australians of Non-caucasian Background Have to Deal with Everyday in Australia Courts

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Berlin Mayday Newsletter

21-04-2008 18:22

Only 10-ish days left 'til Mayday! Get involved!

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Farnborough town centre in its final death throes

21-04-2008 15:38

the pretense ... then the reality ....
Farnborough town centre is now little more than a ghost town, a once viable town centre destroyed by a greedy developer, with more than a little help from friends on the local council.

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Nazdrove Balkan & Gypsy Benefit night for Sheffield Pride 2008

21-04-2008 10:57

Balkan gypsy punk ska night in aid of sheff pride 2008!!!!!!

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Demonstrate against the Counter-Terrorism Bill

21-04-2008 08:44

DEMONSTRATE against the
Counter-Terrorism Bill

12 May 2008

5-7pm in Parliament Square (tube: Westminster)

No to Punishment without Trial!
No to Secret Inquests!

Join the struggle against injustice! All welcome!

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Anarchism, cults, and the fight against Scientology

21-04-2008 08:23

Over the last few months, Anonymous has formed itself into a serious threat to the Church of Scientology. In February, March and April, people around the world stepped forward to confront this cult, clad in masks. Behind those masks lie people from all backgrounds. Some are men, some are women, some are gay, some are straight, some are black, some are white.

And some are anarchists.

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Minutes of Manchester NO2ID Meeting, April 2008

20-04-2008 18:47

Manchester NO2ID Logo
A summary of what we've been up to recently, what our ongoing plans are, and our actions for future.

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Freespace Brum - Temporary Autonomous Zone 11-13th April

20-04-2008 11:47

Keep Digbeth Noisy
A report written collaboratively by the FreeSpaceBrum collective, supporters and participants of the last weekend's social centre in Digbeth.

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Take Action: Abolition of 10p Tax Rate

20-04-2008 11:03

Brendan Barber, head of the TUC, has strongly criticised the abolition of the 10p tax rate. Barber has voiced concerns that the government has been paying far too much attention to the "siren voices of those campaigning to the super rich and the corporate elite."