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230 Sheffield steel workers to lose jobs

02-10-2008 20:22

Finnish metals group Outokumpu Oyj said Friday it will close a stainless steel plant in Sheffield, England - laying off all 230 workers - because of oversupply. Its stock surged 14 percent.

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UCU members vote for industrial action at Nottingham Trent University

02-10-2008 19:23

University and College Union (UCU) members at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have voted in favour of strike action on Tuesday 21 October following attacks on campus unions.

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A Call to Climate Action- Copenhagen 2009

02-10-2008 12:54

We stand at a crossroads. The facts are clear. Global climate change, caused
by human activities, is happening, threatening the lives and livelihoods of
billions of people and the existence of millions of species. Social movements,
environmental groups, and scientists from all over the world are calling for
urgent and radical action on climate change.

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Freeze Profits Not Pensioners - Cardiff Gas Bill Protest

02-10-2008 09:21

Our angry protest forced British Gas on to the defensive, with their PR team going into overdrive phoning, faxing, emailing and visiting local media. They claimed that they were doing everything possible to help poorer customers - except giving up on obscene profits by reducing bills, of course...

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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees, September 2008

02-10-2008 07:35

CrisisWatch N°62, 1 October 2008
Ten actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in September 2008 and two improved, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch.

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Zimbabwe And The Battle of Ideas

02-10-2008 03:05

To hear the American and European corporate media tell it, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is the worst villain since Hitler. These same corporate organs - and their governments and ruling classes - love the opposition Movement for Democratic Change more than they ever did the liberation movements that fought colonialism and imperialism on the continent. The author methodically confronts the torrent of propaganda that demonizes Mugabe while hailing Africans that are funded by and do service to rich European and American corporations.

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The nature of the Labour Party

02-10-2008 00:14

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The Ideological War Continues

01-10-2008 20:50

The capitalists are frantically trying to save their system. The ideological war is intense, "there will be catastrophe" if the working class doesn't agree to take on more debt. But the working class doesn't want to bail out the swindlers. The first vote failed as no one wants to be blamed. They'll add a few crumbs and likely get it passed with help from the Labor leaders who are wedded to capitalism and refusing to offer an alternative. But this shock has already had a significant effect on consciousness.

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Birmingham: City of Migrants

01-10-2008 16:43

Photo by Kevin Hayes
On Saturday 20 September 08 the Birmingham Anti-Racist Campaign organised a very successful event in Victoria Square celebrating the long history of migration that has made Birmingham the great city that it is today.

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First Sumac Debate now Online- Listen Now!

01-10-2008 14:26

A series of three open discussions was organised in Autumn 2008 by the Riseup! Radio project in Nottingham. These were hosted by the Sumac Centre. They were recorded to enable a wider audience to engage with political discussion and reflection on grassroots approaches to the problem of climate change in the UK.

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William Johnston on hunger strike since the 3rd of September

01-10-2008 09:44

The Scottish Executive recently announced that a consultative process was currently under way to consider passing all responsibility for health care facilities and treatment in Scottish prisons to the NHS. Inevitably the announcement was met by hostile opposition from medical staff presently employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service, although their argument against allowing prisoners access to NHS standards of care and treatment in fact makes a compelling case for the proposed reform.

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Sanctuary for Brian, Chelsea & Selina

01-10-2008 07:27

Brian & Chelsea
Brian, Chelsea and their mother Selina Adda from Ghana are being held in Yarl's Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Friday 3rd October on British Airways flight BA81 @ 14:15hrs from terminal 5 Heathrow to Accra, Ghana.

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Fuck The Nazi Front Chickens

01-10-2008 05:26


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short report from utrecht squatters' march

30-09-2008 23:07

the demo
Saturday 27 September 2008 sees a march against the kraakverbod in Utrecht, Netherlands

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Conciliation staff in one hour stoppage over pay

30-09-2008 20:45

More than 700 members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) working for the conciliation service ACAS took part in a one hour strike on Friday (26 Sep) in a dispute over pay.

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West Papua night - Reading 17th Oct

30-09-2008 20:33

West Papua Night Flyer
Celebrate the culture and spirit of the West papuan people in the face of oppression and indifference. Hear their story from native West papuans and Caroline Lucas, leader of the Gren Party.

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Problems for ultra leftists and pure anarchists

30-09-2008 19:49

We are constantly told Labour are doomed and the BNP are doing well on some bulletin boards by wadicals, but here is an election result which fucks that point of view right over.

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Next Bath Activist Network meeting - This Thursday

30-09-2008 16:30

Calling all anarchists, radicals, greens and assorted troublemakers in the Bath area

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Free RNC Documentary

30-09-2008 16:25

(2008) A documentary that looks into the events during the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, MN.