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BBC Ouch Message Board – Another Disabled Victim Is Silenced

08-07-2008 11:16

Bully a cancer victim on the BBC Ouch Message Board – that's O.K.
Mention ID theft on BBC Ouch Message Board - You're OUT!

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Cardiff landfill site workers walkout

08-07-2008 00:11

Rubbish lorries were unable to dump their waste at Cardiff’s biggest tip this morning, following a walkout by workers.

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Hated Mafioso Ken Livingstone plots return by rubbishing Boris with media help -

07-07-2008 17:06

Ken Livingstone has been plotting his return with the help of his dodgy Labour friendly Newsnight friend Emily Maitlis. The Ray Lewis story was a plant and Mr Livingstone was brought on there and oddly enough to deal with the newly released story questioning him. The Conservatives under Cameron and New Labour under most of them are busily trying to retain the status quo and doing anything to keep the neo-Liberalist corporate London agenda going. Dodgy Ken's record speaks for itself...

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DWP and Local Authority Fraud Investigators Beaten

07-07-2008 14:12

Some of the social security fraud investigators in our fair city ended up with egg on their faces last week when they lost an appeal, largely due to their own slackness.

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'On The Verge': Smash EDO Film July 21st South London

07-07-2008 11:13

Film Screening: ON THE VERGE: The Smash Edo Campaign
The film the cops tried to ban!!!

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Liverpool NO2ID Inaugural Meeting

07-07-2008 10:40

NO2ID Logo
Liverpool NO2ID group will be having its first meeting at:

Place: Cooper's Pub, Lime Street Station, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JD
Time: Tuesday 8th July, 7:30pm

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Another attempt to remove, Kemi, Taiwo & Yasmin

07-07-2008 08:51

The family are currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and due to be forcibly removed from the UK to Nigeria on Tuesday 8th July on Virgin Nigeria Airways flight VK292 from Gatwick to Lagos at 10.15hrs. This will be the second attempt to remove the family.

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Call for Solidarity with Counter-G8 Protesters in Japan

07-07-2008 05:58

Activists and organizers are asking local groups and individuals to call, e-mail, visit and protest at Japanese embassies over the unjust arrests, detentions, deportations, and repression occurring around counter-G8 mobilization in Japan.

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Wimbledon Southfields Total Oil Burma Protests

06-07-2008 23:19

June 25th Southfields
On 25th June and 2nd July the team held a protest at Southfields Total Oil Station, 262 Wimbledon Park Road, London SW19 6NL. They leafleted the pedestrians attending the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament just down the road from the station. French Total Oil funds the brutal Burma junta with 500 million dollars a year and its gas pipeline in Burma was built with slave labour (see

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Action against Private Equity July 17 1pm Trafalgar Square

06-07-2008 20:52

*Join the Global Day of Action against one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world: KKR (Kohlberg, Kravitz and Roberts)* *Thursday July 17 1PM Trafalgar Square, under the lions*

On Thursday 17 July 2008, thousands of trade unions, community organisations, environmentalists, workers and activists will be taking part in a global day of action against KKR - actions are planned in 100 cities in 25 countries.

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Conditions in Soetwater refugee camp near Cape Town.

06-07-2008 10:13

It is winter in Cape Town. The climate in this region is Mediterranean; with cold, wet and windy winters. Soetwater is in a remote and exposed corner of the region, colder and windier than many other places refugees might be located. The Cape is not named Cape of Storms for nothing as you will read in Karin Chubb's report

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BAE Systems at Leeds Jobs Fair this Thursday

05-07-2008 18:03

This Thursday (the 10th of July: 10am to 7pm), at the home of Leeds United football ground, the infamous British manufacturers of torture equipment and weapons arrive in Leeds, hoping to recruit people to their unethical company, the largest arms producer in the UK who attract perpetual criticism for its sale of military equipment to oppressive regimes and human rights abusing dictatorships

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Striking tube cleaners intimidated

05-07-2008 17:19

Tube cleaners’ union RMT has demanded an end to “appalling intimidation“ of members involved in a 48-hour strike for a living wage on, one on July 1st-3rd. Tube cleaners also engaged in a 24-hour strike on June 25th-26th.

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Council workers to strike over pay

05-07-2008 14:17

On July 16th and 17th, thousands of council workers will strike over a below inflation 2.45% pay rise (i.e. a real terms pay cut). Members of Unison and Unite (T&G) working in council offices, schools, libraries and leisure centres will walk out for two days, with the possibility of further action in the future. In Nottinghamshire the two unions represent around 16,000 workers.

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The Real Operation to "Rescue" Ingrid Betancourt and US Mercenaries

05-07-2008 04:37

In order to understand the "rescue operation" of Ingrid Betancourt and the Northrop Grumman Corporation mercenaries who were released with her, it is necessary to piece together articles published in the media, filter the content and out of this is formed a true understanding of the facts of what happened here.

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Rights granted for Great Apes in Spain

05-07-2008 03:03

"If you look at the course of western history you'll see that we're slowly granting basic rights to everyone. A long time ago only kings had rights. Then rights were extended to property-owning white men. Then all men. Then wymyn [women]. Then children. Then the mentally retarded. Now we're agonizing over the extension of basic rights to homosexuals and animals. We need to finally accept that all sentient creatures are deserving of basic rights." -- Moby (1)

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The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup"...UK US involvement

04-07-2008 23:56

Everyones seen Hotel Rwanda. What they may not be aware of is that the 'genocide' in Rwanda in 1994,which had its origins with the assassination of president Habyarimana (a Hutu), seems to have been carried out by now president Kagame.
Whereas Habyarimana was backed by France and Belgium, Kagamas supporters are UK and US....the same pair who have been attacking Zimbabwes government. The evidence is that the pentagon enabled the assassination of president Habyaimana to facilitate 'regime change' in Rwanda. This implicates US and UK govts in genocide.
THATS NOT ALL. There is evidence US interfered in the ICTRs investigations, as reported by australian policeman-turned-lawyer Michael Hourigan.

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Unity Care Keeps Asylum Seeking Children in Poverty

04-07-2008 07:10

luxury cars driven by directors
Unity Care Services of Portland Road, Birmingham, who used to be called Principal Housing Care, are still profiteering from Local Government money to live Millionaire lifestyle, while they keep children in poverty conditions. While they live in mansions, and drive luxury cars, children live in run down properties with no support and very little money to exist.

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42 days and hand over your flash card to the police

03-07-2008 22:26

new anti terror legislation makes information free to police without court orders, warrants, arrest or suspicion

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Nine NO2ID campaigners arrested at peaceful protest

03-07-2008 21:06

On Monday (30th June) nine NO2ID campaigners were arrested after they
staged a peaceful protest at an invitation only Home Office so-called
"public consultation"