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No to the Counter-Terrorism Bill: Don't let our civil liberties die!

10-06-2008 15:11

Peace Strike action against the Counter-Terrorism Bill today
MPs will vote today and tomorrow on the controversial Counter-Terrorism's about a lot more than 42 days. Contact your MP now and stop this Bill from becoming law!

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After EDO, George Bush this Sunday, London?

10-06-2008 12:05

PROTEST BUSH VIST - Parliament Square, Sunday 15th June, 5pm.
George Bush is coming to London and a protest site has been announced by Stop The War Coalition. Although not a thrilling action, possible momentum from the great demo at Edo in Brighton last week could make something more direct happen on the streets of London.

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Free the Cuban Five!

10-06-2008 11:18

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of Atlanta upheld Wednesday the guilty verdicts of the Cuban Five, prisoners in the United States since 1998...

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Death threats against Colombian WRI affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin

09-06-2008 16:16

Statement of the War Resisters' International Executive Committee

London, 9 June 2008

War Resisters' International is very concerned about the death threats received by its Colombian affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin. Last week, Red Juvenil received death threats in the name of "Aguilas Negras" (Black Eagles) [1], a name widely used by groups of supposedly demobilised paramilitaries.
On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May 2008, Red Juvenil de Medellín received the following message from "Death to anarchists disguised as a pacifists. No more concerts of drugs and communists. No further notice." The threats were directed at eight named members and close friends of Red Juvenil [2], and signed Aguilas Negras.

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Tsvangirai was never arrested - Zim police

09-06-2008 00:56

For those who source of info is the western media, here is something youy may not have heard about recent events in Zimbawbwe.

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Zimbabwe: The true masters of the MDC

09-06-2008 00:45

THE actions confirmed it all. Soon after the BBC World Debate on "Political Transitions: Africa’s Achilles", that was conducted at the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa here last Friday, the representatives from the MDC showed who their true masters were.

The leader of the other MDC faction, Professor Arthur Mutambara, who was not part of the panellists to the debate, rushed to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms Jendayi Frazer, the way a little school boy would rush to his father to report some bullies at school.

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Amdani Juma's deportation, Countdown, 2 days to go - St Peters Stall, Nottingham

08-06-2008 19:20

Amdani Juma's deportation has been postponed until Tuesday 10th June, but remains a real threat. There has already been a massive campaign in support of Amdani and a huge amount of pressure. A stall outside St.Peters Church, continued to inform passers-by about the issue, and to collect more signatures for the petition.

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Anarchists fed up with Lega Nord racists in Italy, get feisty

08-06-2008 16:12

Anarchists and anti-racists in Trento, North-East Italy got fed up with the racist crap representives of the local Lega Nord (Northern League) spout in the local town centre. The video shows how.

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The Kennedy Road Settlement is Burning (Again)

08-06-2008 15:41

Life in the shacks is lived amidst shit and fire...but it is from here that the most vigorous challenge to the managerial state comes...But the fires are relentless....

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Reclaim the Uni Action Thursday 5th

08-06-2008 15:14

On Thursday the 5th June 50 students forced access into their universities administration building at the University of Manchester. Although the Vice-president was on holiday in Austria (paid for with students fee's) a clear message was sent that action will continue next year.

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IWW stall at Birmingham Pride

08-06-2008 08:28

The West Mids IWW and LGBT campaigning.

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President Mugabe: 'Zimbabwe will never be a colony again'

08-06-2008 04:15

Good article with some perceptive observations.

'The government of Zimbabwe could very easily abandon its militant policies aimed at protecting Zimbabwe’s independence and building its collective wealth – no doubt its ministers would be rewarded amply by the likes of the World Bank and the IMF. Indeed, this is exactly what the likes Tsvangirai are aching to do.

However, Mugabe and Zanu-PF have remained true to their principles and to the people of Zimbabwe. They will not depart from their famous slogan: “Zimbabwe will never be a colony again”. '

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Statement from Tre Arrow, eco-activist pleading guilty to arson

07-06-2008 22:42

On the 4th June, a well known American eco-activist, Tre Arrow, pleaded guilty to two counts of arson. In exchange for his Guilty plea Tre is expected to be sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment. However the court will also acknowledge the four years he has already served on remand, in Canada, fighting his extradition to the USA.

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Anarchist in Kansai area (West Japan) arrested in G8 preparations- Solidarity ne

07-06-2008 20:58

Tabi Rounin, better known as 'Rebel_Jill' has been detained by police on minor charges in the run-up to the G8 in Japan, as the police attempt to investigate his international connections and disrupt his revolutionary activities. This is a known tactic of the Japanese political police, see the 325 magazine website for a similar case (Interview with Comrade 'M') and also see the interview with Tabi/Rebel Jill.

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Marie Vesco RIP

07-06-2008 19:57

Marie Vesco, a French activist involved with the London direct action
groups Whitechapel Food Not Bombs and Brixton Reclaim Our Food
(amongst others) was killed whilst cycling to the Carnival Against the Arms
Trade on Wednesday.

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Video of today's protest against the deportation of Mako and her children

07-06-2008 02:44

A video of today's protest against the deportation of leading TCAR member Mako is online at: , together with some other background footage that was hurriedly put together. A further protest will take place at the Government Offices (opposite St James's Park Metro) in Newcastle on Monday from 9.30-11am, please come along if you can.

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What were they doing there? Zimbabwe: Diplomats detained after addressing MDC

07-06-2008 02:15

Consider this: Venezuelan and cuban diplomats meet at the hous of a US parties house...a party in an election bid...WHAT would the US govt and police do? Would they look at this as an illegal act aimed at influencing elections?

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Zimbabwe : Strident MDC threatens to unleash war

07-06-2008 01:51

This just in. the MDC has threatened to unleash war IF they dont win the elections...So desperate are they to get into power, they are prepared to destroy the country.

Lest we forget:

'Arthur Mutambara, the leader of one faction of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the MDC, and one of the principals in the Save Zimbabwe Campaign that's at the centre of a storm of controversy over the Mugabe government's crackdown on opposition, boasted a year ago that he was "going to remove Robert Mugabe, I promise you, with every tool at my disposal." (1)

Educated at Oxford, the former management consultant with McKinsey & Co. was asked in early 2006 whether "his plans might include a Ukrainian-style mass mobilization of opponents of Mugabe's regime." (2)

"We're going to use every tool we can get to dislodge this regime," he replied. "We're not going to rule out or in anything the sky's the limit." (3)

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Amdani Juma's deportation, Countdown, 4 day to go - St Peters Stall, Nottingham

06-06-2008 21:13

Amdani Juma's deportation has been postponed until Tuesday 10th June, but remains a real threat. There has already been a massive campaign in support of Amdani and a huge amount of pressure. A stall outside St.Peters Church, continued to inform passers-by about the issue, and to collect more signatures for the petition.

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Sierra Leone Movement Under Attack!

06-06-2008 19:20

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah
Slanderous news media has appeared in a government linked newspaper and a campaign of rumors has been initiated, obviously designed to undermine and isolate the Africanist Movement and its director, Chernoh Alpha M. Bah. Sierra Leone’s neocolonial government is apparently moving to criminalize the Africanist Movement in order to justify jailing and/or otherwise destroying these courageous leaders of our struggle for African self-determination.