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RNC/USA: Video From Saint Paul Warzone

03-09-2008 18:17

media resistance

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Direct Action; Mexico, Czech Republic, Sweden & Italy

03-09-2008 17:54

1st-3rd September


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Reinstate Chris Lockwood!

03-09-2008 13:32

IWW member fired in Sheffield for union activity. Support picket's on the 12th September to fight for his reinstatement.

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Call out for action against the Northern Territory Intervention,

03-09-2008 12:24

The Northern territory Intervention, passed last year by the Howard govt in Australia, adds a whole new level of the oppression faced by Aboriginal Australia. International call out for action on the 30th of sept.

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Irish Navy flees from Shell to Sea inflatable boats

03-09-2008 11:48

Protesters close in on the LE Orla
Shell to Sea protesters in inflatable Kayaks braved strong winds and rough seas whilst approaching the Irish Navy Gunboat stationed off the coast, to establish communication with it's Captain.

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Pro-ISI senator defends Baluch women killings

02-09-2008 10:29

Pro-killing senator with Pakistan premier Yuosaf Raza Gillani.-- APP photo
Two Pakistan senators, one man and one woman, both close to the dreaded Inter Services Intelligence try to give a bad name to the Baluch nation fighting for independence from Pakistan. A request has been made to the Interpol to arrest the Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri for alleged killings.

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MJB Support Group Meeting London 10/09/2008

02-09-2008 09:47

Meeting to set up a UK support group for MJB and Harlem tenants in their fight against London based landlords Dawnay Day Group ..

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Two cities - two Bristol bookfair fundraisers

02-09-2008 09:27

As the excitement builds in the run up to Bristol’s first anarchist bookfair in 15 years, bookfair organisers have 2 more benefit nights arranged in Bath & Bristol over the next seven days. These benefit nights allow us to raise the funds to pay for the bookfair, whilst having a good night out, ensuring there is no need for a formal entry fee at the bookfair itself. Anarchists eh, what a bunch of self-funding, self-organised idealists!

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Cops attacking anti-RNC demos this afternoon, Minneapolis

01-09-2008 19:39

Macy's window meets the Black Block downtown
More photos and videos can be found here:
Another news feed from activists on the streets around the blockades can be found here:

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Up-to-minute newsfeed from Republican Convention blockades

01-09-2008 18:49

Cops gas up for it protestors
All the latest news on the streets of todays huge anti-Republican Convention from the streets of Minneapolis. Lots of stuff going on now from a 10,000 people demo, a breakaway Funk The War march, a block block roaming and breaking stuff and various sectors blockaded to prevent delegates moving around the City. Cops going in hard. Some arrests. Pepper spray and rubber bullets now being used on protestors.

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Riot Police Defend the Mall of America from workers

01-09-2008 18:07

Starbucks workers and their supporters, 50 to 70 of them, converge for a rally
today at the rail station at Lake and Hiawatha in downtown Minneapolis. The
crowd comes to stand in solidarity with Starbucks workers in their fight to
organize a union, the Starbucks Workers Union (SWU), with the Industrial Workers
of the World (IWW)*, and to escort Erik Forman back to work at the Mall of

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Minnesota cops bust ‘criminal’ RNC/FNB protesters

01-09-2008 17:56

A series of police raids that took place in the Twin Cities over the weekend, in which FBI agents and local law enforcement detained six people on suspicion of conspiracy to riot at the Republican National Convention. The detainees have not been formally charged with any crime and their lawyers are in court today seeking their release. There were no such pre-emptive arrests of protesters at the Democratic Convention in Denver last week

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Radical Response to Hurricane Gustav and the RNC: Statement

01-09-2008 17:45

Here in the Twin Cities, activists have been experiencing the suspension of civil and human rights through intolerable pre-emptive raids, and members and friends of the RNC Welcoming Committee have been on the run, seeking sanctuary from police terrorism. Now, residents of the Gulf Coast are will continue to be experiencing the suspension of civil and human rights on an even more massive scale, and seeking sanctuary not only from the weather but from a military invasion of their cities - the same kind which 3 years ago proved an even bigger calamity than Hurricane Katrina itself.

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Incendiary attack against bank in Greece

01-09-2008 16:39

According to "Tahydromos" (, "an explosion of an improvised device caused large damages to the subsidiary of Ethniki bank on Larissis and Neapoleos street corner, set there by unknown persons...

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Rushmoor defends crass half-size wheelie bin policy

01-09-2008 15:11

wheelie bins left in street
It has to be hurting. Rushmoor has been forced to issue a press release to defend its half-cock half-size wheelie bin policy.

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Demonstration / Hands off Kurdish asylum seekers!

01-09-2008 14:11

Thursday 11th September 2008 - 12:30pm - 14:30pm
Lobby of the Home Office
2 Marsham St

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Senior Nepali Maoist leader to address London public meeting

01-09-2008 11:05

C P Gajurel, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) will be speaking about recent developments and the current situation in Nepal in central London on Tuesday 16 September. The meeting has been organised by the Britain-South Asia Solidarity Forum.

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United Nations highly Critical of UK's treatment of women

01-09-2008 08:31

Extracts from the concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the 'Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women' (CEDAW) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at its' 41st session held from 30 June to 18 July

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Earth Liberation Prisoners - September 2008

31-08-2008 21:52

Welcome to the September 2008 edition of Spirit of Freedom. As people will
soon see, ELP's prisoner lists have grown yet again. If we exclude the Geek
anarchist, Vaggelis Botzatzis, and the two Americans Richard Sills and
Michael Sykes (all of whom are listed by ELP as 'Other Prisoners'), there
are now 40 listed animal & earth liberation prisoners in Europe & America.

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Photos - Sophie Lancaster Memorial March 31st August 2008 Sheffield

31-08-2008 21:22

The Parade of United Souls
HUNDREDS of goths and their supporters marched through Sheffield this afternoon to protest against 'alterophobia': fear, prejudice and hatred towards members of alternative subcultures.