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Christiania fires it up

29-10-2008 11:29

Foto: Helene Meden Hansen.
After the police evicted a house in Christianiain the morning, Copenhagen saw yet another day of actions and night of rioting. For both police and activists this was a test of strengths and a taste of things to come as legal proceedings are getting more and more troublesome for the inhabitants of Christiania

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Landmark Case on Children / EM (Lebanon) v SSHD

29-10-2008 08:51

In the case of EM (Lebanon) v SSHD [2008] UKHL 64 the House of Lords looked at Article 8 again (having done so earlier this year as well) and delivered another landmark judgment. It is believed to be the first time in European legal history that a higher court has found that a future, foreign breach of a non-absolute human right would be sufficiently serious so as to prohibit the victim’s removal to the country where there is a real risk the breach would take place.

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True Vote Summarizes Problems in U.S. Election Thus Far

29-10-2008 00:39

"Unacceptable long lines, machine problems, registration and voter challenges and deception of voters"

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When you threaten One you threaten All: Eviction Succesfully Resisted in Bristol

28-10-2008 17:24

An attempted illegal eviction occurred this afternoon at Unity Home, number 87 Ashley Road, St Pauls, Bristol. IT WAS RESISTED

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BUSH-McCAIN, Losing Florida?

28-10-2008 13:42

It is a pool of corruption that is lapping too close to the Bush family, from Watergate to the criminal drugs-for-arms in Central America, to the assassination of President Kennedy. Bush and McCain could lose Florida especially if the Democrats can uncover that pool...

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Urgent call out - eviction resistance in Bristol

28-10-2008 13:41

People needed NOW to resist eviction at 87 Ashley Road, St Pauls.

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Videos of Sandholm Detention Centre Action, Copenhagen 25/10

28-10-2008 13:35

Photos and videos of the direct action march and assault on the Sandholm detention centre in Copenhagen by an estimated 1500 - 2000 people on Sat 25th Oct 2008.

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48hrs of Action against E.ON and New Coal

28-10-2008 13:26

The UK Government is calling for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, we are calling for 48 hours of action against E.ON and new coal NOW.

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Manifesto "Dyudrok"

27-10-2008 20:52

We - the movement "Pop-Revolution" want to introduce you with a new direction in art and new philosophy - Dyudrok. The point is that it's not just a declaration. We have a clear plan promotion of these principles. We know how to do that people have moved to other realities!

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Lie on The Russian Indy

27-10-2008 18:16

A fake of pseudo-anarchists in Russia.

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10th United Friends and Family Demo. In pictures.

27-10-2008 18:11

2008 marks the tenth year that the bereaved relatives of those who have died at the hands of the state have taken to the streets. This year the Police kept a low profile and mostly a respectful distance from the families. The optimist could say that they have learned their lesson and decided to do things differently after their actions on the 2007 parade see:

Meanwhile the cynic might suggest that they knew damn well that there would be a lot more media interest this year. Due to the de Menezes enquirey, and the presence of Jean Charles' family on the demo. And were therefore told to be on their best behaviour? There was certainly three times more journalists present than last time. Take your pick.

Below are some pictures of the day:

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Statement from occupied Sapienza, Rome on student rebellions

27-10-2008 14:34

A flavour of the ongoing student rebellions mobilising across Italy.

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CAAN ACTION REPORT: Protest with Ben Westwood, 21st October 2008.

27-10-2008 12:32

With the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (CJIB) coming closer to becoming enforcable in January, this time led by Ben Westwood, fetish photographer and son of the acclaimed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, CAAN took to the streets of Westminster again to protest against the prying eyes of an intolerant government and their puritanical agenda.

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70 activist close down deportation centre in Vottem (belgium)

27-10-2008 10:48

locked to the gates
On saterday Oct 25th 2008 about 70 activists locked themselves to the gates of the closed deportation center for refugees in Vottem (Luik, Belgium). The action was held in solidarity with the emprisonned undocumented migrants, and was linked to similar refugee rigths actions in Denmark and Holland

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What is the future of NDC owned Tennyson Hall? Questions need raising.

27-10-2008 09:46

Tennyson Hall, Forest Rd West, Radford has played an important role as a youth and community centre for over 20 years. NDC has owned this building since 2002 and is now seeking to sell claiming there are no other viable options. Is this the true face of regeneration? Tennyson Hall needs protecting and restoring back to the youths and community of this area.

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Report on 10th Annual United Families & Friends Remembrance procession

26-10-2008 11:49

On Saturday 25th October 2008, the tenth annual United Families and
Friends Remembrance procession took place, with several hundred people in
attendance, including many family members of those who have died in
suspicious circumstances in police custody, prison and 'secure' mental
health facilities.

The march made its way in silence down Whitehall to Downing Street where,
after the bouquets had been subjected to a police examination, family
members were allowed to come forward and fix them to the gates in front of
Downing St, where police had agreed they would be allowed to stay until
the end of the protest.

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Oaxaca Is Not Alone: From Coast to Coast, We Demand an End to Repression

26-10-2008 08:46

National call to action for the weeks around October 27 - the anniversary of the invasion of Oaxaca

By Solidarity Without Borders - NYC

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US Government Report Undermines Zimbabwe Opposition’s Claim of Independence

26-10-2008 03:01

The US government had a hand in formulating the policy platform of the Tsvangirai faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, and funded community-based newsletters to create a platform to persuade Zimbabweans to accept Washington’s point of view, according to a US government report. The report boasts that Washington is the undisputed leader in nurturing anti-government civil society organizations in Zimbabwe, operating through a CIA-interlocked organization led by former New York investment banker and Michael Milken right-hand man, Peter Ackerman.

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Beware the 'democracy' word: a trojan horse

26-10-2008 02:57

Wheever you see the word 'democracy'; in a politiacl parties name, take a closer look: it may be the front for a foreign govt(aka the US)

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2 million on the street against fascism of Berlusconi

25-10-2008 23:55

Mass rally in the Circus Maximus, Rome today - 2 Million on the streets!!