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Solitare To arrive in Clyde Harbour Glasgow

19-09-2008 09:32

Callout for the Solitare to be welcomed in Glasgow.

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Cameroon Support Network (CSN) AGM and Anti-Deportation Workshop

19-09-2008 08:15

No More Deportations to Cameroon or anywhere else
Saturday 27th September 2008
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: 86 Durham Road
London N7 7DT
5 minutes walk from Finsbury Park Tube

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UK Asylum system condemned by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner

19-09-2008 05:09

"Improvements must be introduced to strengthen effective respect for the rights of asylum-seekers and immigrants in the United Kingdom.

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HRW goes on rampage against Venezuela...again

19-09-2008 02:25

Human Rights(sic) Watch does it again...prove its an arm of the US govt, with its latest risible attack on the Venezuela govt and people.
People may like to right to this stupid organisation and point out their ties to the US govt and NED make them very unreliable comentators on Latin America.

eg: '"Discrimination on political grounds has been a defining feature of the Chávez presidency, [as] has been an open disregard for the principle of separation of powers," it said.'

No Discrimination by the old elite, US govt and HRW against Chavez are what are blatant.

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RT Climate Action News Sheet - 83

18-09-2008 16:17

Compiled and sent out by Rising Tide UK:
To receive this News Sheet monthly, email with the subject line 'subscribe' (without the quotes).

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In Support of CUBA

18-09-2008 15:47

We are sending an appeal to artists and intellectuals around the world to demand an immediate end to the criminal US blockade and to promote solidarity and support of our country.

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Workers at Royal Mail sites to strike next week

18-09-2008 13:44

Maintenance staff at Royal Mail facilities to strike over attacks on working conditions.

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Roof top occupation of Shell offices in Belmullet

18-09-2008 12:13

Yesterday afternoon in solidarity with Maura Harrington, Shell to Sea activists occupied the roof of Shell's offices in belmullet hanging a banner reading: 'Solitaire Out Now'. They were accompanied by a demo of around 40 people.

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Hands Off Latin America: London 17 Sept

18-09-2008 10:50

NUJ General Secreatary Jeremy Dear speaking
More than 50 activists turned up for an emergency picket of the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square London on Wednesday 17 Sept called at short notice by the Bolivia Solidarity Campaign and Hands off Venezuela, with the support of Equadorians in the UK, Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Global Women's Strike.

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Letters from Milwaukee. A new show from Riseup Radio.

18-09-2008 10:11

The first in a series of shows focusing on activism and music from cities around the world. Our first show comes from Milwaukee. A city famous for it’s breweries, cheese and giving the world the Fonz.

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Hands Off Latin America, US Embassy - Pictures.

18-09-2008 09:35

Power to the People.
Peace camapigners gather outside the US Embassy in London to protest the ongoing violence taking place in Bolivia as anti-government forces operating within the small nation are reported to be attempting to stage a coup against the left leaning government of Evo Morales.

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"I have “robbed” 492,000 euros to whom most rob us."

18-09-2008 00:53

I am writing down this pages to announce that I have expropriated 492,000 euros to 39 banks through 68 loan deals. If we include interest on arrears, the present amount of debt is over 500,000 euros which I will not pay.

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Carnival Against Vivisection

17-09-2008 17:56

The general consensus of the demonstration was that it was a complete success.

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Pix of Rossport Solidarity Action in London, UK, Mon 15 Sep 08

17-09-2008 15:22

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Three targets, two demands, one noizy protest, all on a sunny London aftternoon in September.

For permission to copy and use, see 'CopyLeft' at the end of the story below the photos.
For links to the other sets of photos/videos, see one of the comments at the foot of this page.

NB: These pix are edited, downsized versions (up to 500x375x600px, 0.19Mpx, 288 to 416KB) for onscreen display. If you would like unedited, full-sized versions (3072x2304px, 7.1Mpx, 3.3 to 4.2MB) for print, poster, banner, re-editing, etc, please email your request to tim.dalinian.jones [at]
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Call for a national demonstration against fees and marketisation in education

17-09-2008 14:39

Student activists have launched this call for a national demonstration against top-up fees, for decent student grants and against marketisation in education. To add your or your organisation's name or for more information, email

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Hackney Isn't Crap: Tour of gentrification

17-09-2008 11:39

On Sunday 28 September we will host a walking tour of Gentrification in Dalston and Hackney Central, culminating in a picnic in London Fields.

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Confirmation / Cancellation /  Babi Badalov Captured

17-09-2008 07:18

Protest @ British Airways Head Office

Confirmation: Respect Nigerians Coalition (RNC) to hold a peaceful protest at the British Airways Corporate headquarters, Harmondsworth today Wednesday 17th September 2008

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Preparing for US invasion

17-09-2008 02:46

As George Bush's presidency draws to a close, progressive governments in Latin America are facing ever-greater danger, writes Charley Allan (Morning Star, Wednesday September 17 2008)

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Protest outside UK Border Agency offices in Cardiff Today!

17-09-2008 01:21

There will be a protest against Babi’s incarceration outside of the place where he was grabbed; the UK Border Agency offices at 31-33 Newport Road, Cardiff at 12noon, today Wednesday 17th September. All are welcome.

This protest will only last one hour so people can come along in their lunch-breaks. Please show your support with any banners or placards that you are able to make.

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London protests in support of Maura Harrington's hunger strike

16-09-2008 21:05

On Monday, Maura Harrington marked her birthday with a seventh day on hunger strike, while supporters from the UK & Ireland demonstrated across London to bring attention to her protest. Maura, a teacher in NW Mayo, is part of the Shell To Sea Campaign which has been actively opposing Shell's latest attempts to lay an 80 km sea based stretch of gas pipeline.