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Bristol Space Invaders presents: Opening the Doors to Autonomy

11-11-2008 15:10

Opening the Doors to Autonomy
Worried about the credit crisis, rising rents, food prices and mortgage repayments? Ever wondered about DIY alternatives to this mayhem?

On the 29th of November Bristol Space Invaders will be holding a day long event of art, activities and workshops aimed at creating DIY solutions to the problems facing many of us as the economic crisis begins to bite.

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You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows

11-11-2008 14:47

Days of Rage
Cinema Pacifico – The Weather Underground

Friday, 7pm C11 Portland (as always!)

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BNP attempt to meet in Heckmondwike

11-11-2008 12:06

BNP attempt to meet in Heckmondwike

It has been brought to our attention that the BNP in Kirklees intend to hold a meeting in the Heckmondwike area on Wednesday 12th November.

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No Borders / NO2ID / Defy-ID protest against ID Cards for Foreign Nationals

10-11-2008 19:03

NO2ID Logo
THIS THURSDAY 13th November, there is a planning meeting in Liverpool for an action. 7pm at the Liverpool Social Centre, next to News From Nowhere bookshop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY.

The action will take place on Tuesday 25th November, the first day on which foreign nationals will be interrogated and processed onto the Government's Database State. All groups opposed to identity cards, imposition of restrictions on foreign borders etc. are urged to attend.

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737 demands for legal procedure signed by italian lifers presented in Bruxelles

10-11-2008 18:27

Florence, the 6th of November 2008
> On the morning of the 4th of November 2008 a delegation of the
> ‘Liberarsi’ association symbolically presented various European
> Parliamentarians in Brussels with a copy of the 737 demands for
> of procedures, as undersigned by the corresponding number of life
> prisoners now detained in over forty prisons across Italy, who are
> asking for life detention to be abolished.

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The Triangle Of Peace Foundation: Redefining Sinister, Shitting On Us All

10-11-2008 14:19

What can you say about an advert that fills an entire page of a broadsheet newspaper, containing a title (”The Triangle Of Peace Foundation”), a heavy duty strapline (”The birth of Philanthropical Capitalism, a new global responsibility.”), an address in New York (”Triangle of Peace, 420 Lexington Ave, Suite 518, New York, NY 10170 USA”) and a section of some kind of stylised monolith, all tastefully decked out in black and white?

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The Obama '08 Phenomenon: What We have Learned?

10-11-2008 09:52

There is no doubt that history has been made, "for reasons that go beyond
the obvious `first Black' aspect of race." 2008 was the first year in modern
history that Blacks made no demands on the Democratic candidate - and
consequently, were promised nothing. This was the election cycle in which
the Black who began as a supposed "underdog" became the most heavily-funded
candidate of all time. There are many lessons to be learned - but few of
them palatable to folks still drunk on ObamaL'aid.

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Fresh fighting in eastern DR Congo - Civilians 'executed'

09-11-2008 21:40

(In memory of Patrice Lumumba)
Fresh fighting has broken out between government troops and rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a United Nations spokesman has said. The clashes on Sunday broke out close to Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Paul Dietrich, spokesman for the UN mission in Congo (Monuc), said. "There have been heavy weapons clashes since 5am ...

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Germany: 16 000 Gather to stop the Castor transport

09-11-2008 17:47

8 November - A crowd of 16 000 people demonstrated against the Castor transport in Gorleben today, marching through the town and eventually settling just outside of it, near to the gates of the "Zwischenlager" - the temporary nuclear waste disposal site (also located in Gorleben) - to listen to speeches and music. Madsen, a very popular band, ended the event to a very lively and dance-happy crowd.

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Trans gender demo at Stonewall awards.

09-11-2008 14:54

A loud and angry demo...
This year Stonewall (the once militant gay rights organisation) found itself to be the target of a very angry demo at its annual awards ceremony. Many in gay politics have viewed Stonewall as a traitor to its radical roots for some time. But the trans gender comunitiy in particular were infuriated when Guardian columnist Julie Bindle was nominated for journo of the year award.

It seems that Ms Bindle has been punting out the idea that trans gendered people can be 'cured' by therapy. So a number of concerned individuals and their supporters showed up at the awards to have their voice heard on the issue.

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The Observer: Police warn of growing threat from eco-terrorists

09-11-2008 01:04

NETCU warns a 'lone maverick' eco-extremist may try to kill large numbers of Britons to help reduce Earth's population by 80 per cent. The Kingsnorth climate camp is affiliated to Earth First! - or so says the Observer.

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Realities after the dollar and before the Revolution

08-11-2008 22:55

The following article from Le Monde Diplo (not available on-line without subscription) is useful. These extracts jumped out at me:

"Only the combination of acknowledged economic power and an attractive, original political vision could overthrow the prevailing system or allow all its participants to be treated as equals" and "we are still a long way from a united front with the capacity to impose new international rules or dethrone the dollar and its institutional props, the IMF and the World Bank."

For "we are still a long way off" I would like to suggest we must read "revolution"; meaning sustained & decentralised simultaneous organisation on a national/transnational scale.

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Omali Yeshitela's Statement on Obama Election

08-11-2008 20:37

(Join African People's Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Black Agenda Report senior editor Glen Ford, African Socialist International General Secretary Luwezi Kinshasa, direct from London, and Africanist Movement Director Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, direct from Freetown, as they discuss reaction to the U.S. elections from the U.S. to the UK to Sierra Leone, Sunday, November 9th at 16:00 UTC / 11:00 am U.S. Eastern on

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Italian Student rebellion: Info and Pics from Rome

08-11-2008 14:36

7 November 2008

This friday everybody skipped school again and took to the streets instead. Even though minister Gelmini had tried to confuse things by promising extra money for universities and students with “adequate merits”, the student mobilisation went on and its message was clear: “No cuts to education, no privatization, we ain’t gonna pay for their crisis”.

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video report - peasants fighting fumigation of monsanto pesticides in paraguay

07-11-2008 23:31

This is the tale of an emerging conflict between to totally different vision about agriculture. Filmed in paraguay, end of october 2008. It is a very very hot political issue in paraguay, but apparently doesn`t reach the international eye and ear. Yet.

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Angela Davis and Barack Obama

07-11-2008 21:54

Last night I had the privilege of listening to Angela Davis, a woman I have admired since I first heard of her, and her activism. She was speaking to a philosophy conference so this was not the occasion to spit fire; nonetheless, though her delivery was restrained, the content of her words was as uncompromising as I expected.

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This Week in Palestine, Week 45

07-11-2008 16:04


This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for November 1st through 7, 2008

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The 300-350 Show: Ecuador

07-11-2008 12:06

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is asking the international community to pay him to leave oil in the ground beneath the Yasuni National Park – possibly the world’s most biodiverse region and home to three indigenous communities who live in voluntary isolation. We speak to Georgina Donati of the Yasuni Green Gold campaign and hear Naomi Klein ponder the wider significance of this proposal.

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Dissident Island Radio - Crime and Punshment specail tonight

07-11-2008 11:55

Tonight’s show is our ‘Crime & Punishment’ special. Fear not, we will not be delving into the tomes of Fyodor Dostoevsky – instead we will be talking with a range of different people about prisons of all kinds.

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Global day of action ( N15 ) Resisting Capitalism and it ' Financial and Ec

07-11-2008 11:31

Global day of action ( N15 ) November 15th 2008
Resisting Capitalism and it ' Financial and Ecological ' crises during the G20
richest nations summit.
Other worlds are possible - A Grassroots Anti-Capitalist call for action.