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Thailands upper class uprising portrayed as popular

24-11-2008 12:54

The Popular Alliance for Democrcy wants to replace Thailand's one-man, one-vote system with one in which representatives are chosen by professionals and social groups rather than the general electorate& has support from generals in the military & corporations.Rail & garment unions are the only organisations there really standing up for social & economic democracy.

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Further reports from Anomalous Wave rebellion, Italy

24-11-2008 12:52

More news and updates on the ongoing student / education rebellion in Italy. Next dates to watch out for: DAY Of ACTION November 28th and GENERAL STRIKE (sort of!) December 12th. Details of history and analysis of The Anomalous Wave pamphlet at end of updates.

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Around the Campaigns Monday 24th November 2008

24-11-2008 09:20

Isha is a national of Liberia and a resident of Sheffield

'Isha Must Stay' published by Clare Dunne on Nov 21, 2008
There is a very real possibility that Isha would be in danger if deported to Liberia. We are asking the Home Office that Isha be allowed leave to remain on humanitarian grounds.

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Manchester Palestine Film Festival

23-11-2008 22:07

Details of film showings for the Manchester Palestinain Film Festival, November - December 2008

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London moot on Baluch issues proposed

23-11-2008 17:49

Baluch in Dubai remember Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri--Picture courtesy locals
On the occassion of the first death anniversary of Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri, member of the Baluchistan state assembly who was killed during his struggle against Pakistan army, strikes were observed all over Baluchistan. Texas-sized Baluchistan was annexed by Pakistan against the wishes of its people in March 1948. The state has witnessed five bloody uprisings.

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Greece – Commemoration day of the student revolt in 1973 turns to Riot

23-11-2008 16:30

Greece – Commemoration day of the student revolt in 1973 turns to Riot

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Right to the City at the LSE

23-11-2008 16:27

The broad purpose of the event is to strengthen our network, build solidarity and consider concrete actions necessary to strengthen civil society's response to the ongoing crackdown. We will consider the politics of police power, surveillance, prisons and detention, aswell as possibilities for liberation from this 'open prison' society we now inhabit. Lefebvre's Right to the City, collective control of public space and housing will all be considered. Please come along and help us to connect traditonal HR activists with planners, housing and wider migrant support networks.

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Ricky Bishop and Economic Development Protest, Brixton 22 Nov

23-11-2008 12:21

March assembles in Brixton
The 'Ricky Bishop and Economic Development' demonstration organised by The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) marched from Brixton to Peckham on Saturday, holding several rallies including one outside Brixton Police Station. Pictures copyright © 2008, Peter Marshall.

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Fundraiser - 'Certain Days' Prisoner Solidarity Calendar 2009

22-11-2008 18:13

Calendar front cover
‘Certain Days’ Prisoner Solidarity Calendar 2009
A 42-page, full colour calendar packed with writing, art and campaign/solidarity info relating to US political prisoners and related projects. The calendar is an educational & fundraising project by solidarity activists in North America, and 3 long term US political prisoners who have so far served 95 years in prison between them. All proceeds go to The New York State Task Force On Political Prisoners; Addameer; and The San Francisco 8. See for more info

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Scottish parliament vote against ID

22-11-2008 17:15

Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted overwhelmingly against ID cards, but the Scottish parliament has no jurisdiction over ID cards.

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Net closing in on fugitive family

22-11-2008 15:10

The net appears to be closing in yet again on Natalie Bracht and her five daughters who have been on the run since May in attempt to avoid having their family torn apart by social workers.

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The global crisis is a crisis of capitalism

22-11-2008 02:49

It is time for the workers and the poor in the Philippines to prepare for the worse the moment its government keeps on repeating the mantra that the economic fundamentals remain good and thus there is little to worry about effects of the global recessionary trend. The world found itself in the present mess precisely because of such blind faith in neoliberal fundamentalism.

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Bilingual publication "Talk on Anarchism"

21-11-2008 19:49

Publication in English and Serbo-Croatian language which is result of ten debates on anarchism held between May 2006 and May 2007 at the Cultural Center "Dom omladine" in Belgrade/Serbia.

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This Week in Palestine, Week 47

21-11-2008 19:01

This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for November 15 through 21, 2008.

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Protest against ID Cards, Cardiff, 25/11/08

21-11-2008 18:01

By resisting the repression of migrants, we defend the freedom of everyone!
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There will be simultaneous protests happening at other UKBA centres around the country, follow the above link for details.

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Roma threat from far-right in Czech Republic: ERIO’s statement on racist riot

21-11-2008 17:46

Riot police in the northern Czech town of Litvinov waged a bloody battle with far-right protesters trying to reach a Roma (Gypsy) suburb last Monday.
There is a need for greater solidarity across Europe to defend growing hostility towards the Roma population, particularly in Eastern Europe and Italy....

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Spanish bank squatters evicted

21-11-2008 15:10

Following their successful occupation of the offices of BBVA bank over 200 members of SAT (Andalucian workers union) spent the night there, resisting police and council efforts to force them to leave.

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Housing Mobilization in Marseille

21-11-2008 14:47

22 November in Marseilles, Reclaiming Housing Rights in Europe.

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Britain's Foreign Bastard Child

21-11-2008 14:15

Stop Detaining Children
'Not white enough for the British, not black enough for Mugabe'