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Managerial discrection and disciplinary action: a case of disciplinary action

11-09-2008 22:30

A case of disciplinary action against a university academic

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UCU to ballot on strike action at Nottingham Trent University

11-09-2008 19:15

The University and College Union branch at Nottingham Trent University is to ballot its members on strike action following the formal de-recognition of the local UCU branch by university managers.

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Two-thirds of Glasgow Housing Association will remain in a "rump GHA"

11-09-2008 19:13

It now appears some two-thirds of Glasgow tenants - in 46,272 of its current 69,395 houses - will remain in a "rump GHA".

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Dissent as Terrorism: “Minnesota Patriot Act” charges filed against RNC Eight

11-09-2008 18:17

The charges of terrorism leveled against the eight youth who had sought to organize protests and civil disobedience against the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Minnesota last week sound an alarm that political opposition in the US is on its way toward being criminalized.

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St Modwen financial crisis worsens

11-09-2008 16:02

town centre demolition site
The view in the City is that there is going to be at least one major property casualty, with one or maybe more major property companies going to the wall. St Modwen is seen as a likely candidate.

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Walk Your Chalk - Chalk The Walk - take chalk with you wherever you go

11-09-2008 07:28

Chalk Is No Crime
Its Time To Get Out The Chalk! - Global Chalk4Peace2008 - Sept 13 - 21st
During the week of international peace events
"Our Streets Are OUR Media"
WE have TOTAL access -
"We CAN Make the difference"

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Around the Campaigns Thursday 11th September 2008

11-09-2008 05:38

Ibrahim Alkhader and the children are back in Glasgow
"His lawyer, Nicola Loughran at Livingstone Brown, managed to lodge an application for a Judicial review' late Tuesday evening at the High Court in Edinburgh. 'First Orders' stopping Ibrahim's removal flight were granted at the High Court yesterday morning. Many, many thanks to everyone who faxed and phoned on behalf of the family". UNITY!

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Alert: Tell government not to rent embassy from settlement-builder Leviev

10-09-2008 19:48

The UK Guardian’s Comment Is Free posted an article on September 9, The wrong message to Israel, by Abe Hayeem, a founding member of Architects & Planners for Justice in Palestine, calling on the UK government to revoke plans to rent its new embassy in Tel Aviv from Israeli-settlement mogul Lev Leviev. The UK's plan to rent space for the embassy from Leviev's company Africa Israel was reported on July 29 in the Israeli financial journal Globes. Please contact the UK’s Embassy in Tel Aviv, UK Consulate in Jerusalem, the Foreign Secretary and the Minister of State for the Middle East (contact info below) and demand that they take a firm stand against Israeli settlements and not reward Leviev with UK taxpayers’ money.

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Publicity for Sumac Debates

10-09-2008 19:02

Sumac Debates Poster
The first of the Sumac Debates is less than two weeks away. Today we announce a draft schedule and release blurb and press release. Get involved!

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Nazdrove Benefit for Roma in Italy 20th Sept Sheffield

10-09-2008 13:49

In aid of the Roma being persecuted in Italy, Nazdrove DJs slap down some tunes at the Cremorne Pub in Sheffield.

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Irish Embassy Targetted for Rossport in Berlin

10-09-2008 13:06

Berlin 7th September
A declaration sent via e-mail:

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10-09-2008 10:04

Last night Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington began a Hunger Strike to coincide with the arrival of the Solitaire, pipe-laying vessel in Broadhaven Bay.
Urgent call for solidarity actions-please check for updates

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Defend freedom of expression against police repression

10-09-2008 00:31

As a response to the arrest for leafleting and over-zealous policing against those exercising their right to disseminate information, Nerve is calling a meeting on: Saturday, 20 September 2008, 1pm at Next to Nowhere, Bold Street

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The Solitaire arrives in Broadhaven Bay

09-09-2008 20:17

The Solitaire
The world's largest pipe-laying vessel, The Solitaire, arrived off the coast of Mayo, Ireland, this evening. The Solitaire is installing the offshore section of the Corrib Gas pipeline for Shell. The ship is supported by a number of Shell support craft, the Irish Police Water Unit and part of the Irish Navy.Stiff opposition is expected, with a local school teacher already on hunger strike. Hundreds of police officers are in the area, and the main road to the beach has been closed.

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Thurs @ Ministry of Justice

09-09-2008 07:36

Demonstrate for Civil Rights
Thursday 11th September
4pm-7pm at the Ministry of Justice

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Please help Ibrahim Mutahar Alkhader and his children

09-09-2008 06:28

Ibrahim with four of his children
Ibrahim and four of his children are currently detained in Dungavel IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday 10th September on British Airways flight BA1493 from Glasgow at 17.10hrs to London Heathrow Airport and then on Yemen Airways flight IY743 at 21:00hrs to Sana'a Airport, Yemen.

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Pay strikes brewing in education and construction

08-09-2008 19:38

The past few days have seen teachers set to vote again on strike action in an ongoing dispute over a sub-inflation pay offer while thousands of carpenters, bricklayers, painters, joiners and labourers employed by local authorities voted in favour of industrial action for the same reason.

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London fare rises pay for city rail scheme Crossrail - Mayors new Olympic tax

08-09-2008 17:18

The present Mayor of London Boris Johnson may be trying to blame previous Mayor Livingstone but the fare rises is down to the fact that he is doing the bidding of the City and commuters not Londoners. Crossrail is a scheme that will benefit the City and Canary Wharf and commuters coming into London and yet Londoners will be left paying for it both in cost and harm. The City thinks ordinary Londoners should pay for it. The Mayor agrees but do the people? If you do not think your fares should increase to pay for a rail scheme that will benefit the richest part of London, find out more about the Crossrail scheme and find out if your local politician supports it? London never wanted the Olympics and got it thanks to the companies who want it but why should the public pay for it. Below is how much you have been signed to pay for in fares forever thanks to Mayor Boris Johnson and Livingstone, both of these idiots have left Londoners to underwrite Crossrail so if anything goes wrong, you as a taxpayer are liable. The Mayor has not told you how much your taxes will go up by ...

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Bristol Anarchist Bookfair - full programme

08-09-2008 16:00

Roll up! Roll up! Blast away those damp summer blues and get yourself down to the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair for a date with the freethinking autonomous resistance from Bristol, the South West & South Wales.

A printed bookfair programme will be available on the day, but you can get all the bookfair details online now at