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LRT visit E.on at FA HQ

29-11-2008 10:37

On Friday 28th November London Rising Tide visited the FA Headquarters to protest about E-on's strive for new coal in the UK.

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E.on Shenanigans and Street Party in Bristol

29-11-2008 10:28

E.on 20quid
Bristol Rising Tide and activists from in and around Bristol had a day of
shenanigans directed at the Royal Bank of Scotland, E-on and new coal.

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Anti-Starbucks Demo in Brighton (Sat Nov 29 midday-2pm)

28-11-2008 19:28

The world's largest coffee chain is guilty of corporate greed. It serves only 4% Fairtrade and has a branch in Guantanamo Bay. Whenever it sets up it seeks to wipe out competition and put smaller independent cafes out of business. Stand up to corporate corrupters...

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St Modwen the UK's Leading Degeneration Specialist!

28-11-2008 18:21

St Modwen the UK's Leading Degeneration Specialist!
A St Modwen hoarding in Walthamstow has been subverted to tell the truth.

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Fury as Wirral Council Slashes Public Facilities

28-11-2008 17:24

Protesters showed their anger at a Wirral Council meeting last night, as the cabinet approved massive cuts to local library and recreation services.

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ZANU- Labour

28-11-2008 17:22

Two days after ZANU-Labours case against a journalist for ´suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office´ collapses a member of the Shadow Cabinet is arrested by 9 anti-terrorism officers for the same offence. What exactly is going on here?

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High crimes and breach of parliamentary privilege

28-11-2008 16:51

Yesterday Damian Green a senior opposition politician was arrested and held for nine hours.

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Police State

28-11-2008 14:05

So now its official- we are living in a Police State. A Conservative MP has been arrested by 9 "anti-terrorism" officers at his constitutency home in connection with Home Office leaks. This is unprecedented. The AR folks were right all along. Still perhaps MPs can only blame themselves since they´ve voted through the end of official UK democracy

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Around the Campaigns Friday 28th November 2008

28-11-2008 09:25

Bradford kids, still doing time, 33 days in detention

They had their second bail hearing yesterday and were refused bail. According to their mother the immigration judge wasn't happy with the sureties, so refused to release the children and their parents. It is as ever unacceptable that children 1) are detained and 2) have to suffer the whims of the judiciary as to the conditions/terms that they the judiciary will grant bail. In cases where children are detained for more than seven days and all legal avenues have not been resolved; the 'Children's Commissioner' should be able to step in immediately as an an independent authority, with the authority to release the children on the 'Commissioners' terms.
Britain's Youngest Prisoners: 5 Children, 'Done no Crime but doing Time'

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Cuban Film Screening

27-11-2008 23:30

Lista de Espera, an enchanting film by Cuban film maker Juan Carlos Tabio, will be shown at the Ultimate Picture Palace on Sunday, 30 November.

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Another Anti-ID Card Action In Newcastle

27-11-2008 22:38

Banner held across Northumberland Street
200 anti-ID card leaflets handed out during late night shopping

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Dayschool on the Crisis :: Brighton :: Sat 29th November

27-11-2008 12:46

Dayschool on the Crisis
A one-day mini-conference. Anti-capitalist, libertarian perspectives on the financial crisis. Speakers, debates and discussion. 2pm-7pm at The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA (see attached map).

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Second Attempt to Remove Mustafa

27-11-2008 06:52

Mustafa Abdulrahim Mustafa from Sudan and resident of Nottingham is detained in Campsfield House IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Tuesday 2nd December on BMI flight BD997 from Heathrow Terminal 1, @ 16:00, flying to Beirut, and then on to Khartoum.

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Civil Rights Event | 10th Dec LSE

26-11-2008 21:54

Background Info
10th December 2008 at the LSE

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Burma Democratic Concern Hunger Strike, Parliament Square, London 26-27 Nov 2008

26-11-2008 21:50

From the pavement outside Parliament (with Mandela)
Burma Democratic Concern organised a 24hr hunger strike in solidarity with Burmese political prisoners starting at 9am on Wednesday 26 November in Parliament Square, London. Pictures copyright (C) 2008, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Chania Migrants on Hunger Strike - Summary of events 20 - 25 November

26-11-2008 19:28


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Clinton learns Baluchi word as statehood urged

26-11-2008 19:09

Mikulski shows interest in Baluchistan
Right of Nations to Self Determination is a birth right of the Baluch people, who were denied their country because of imperial machination.

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Dover portworkers to resume strike action this Thursday

26-11-2008 17:41

Workers at Dover port are to lauch a three day strike from Thursday.

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60 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

26-11-2008 16:30

Bruce Kent
Tuesday evening 25 November 2008 Amnesty International hosted an evening of talks, music and video clips in Holy Trinity Church top of the cobbled High Street in Guildford to mark 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to ask the pertinent question: How much has been achieved?

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Critical Mass wins in Appeal "procession which is commonly or customarily held"

26-11-2008 15:51

splendid news just in: police 0, law lords 1

The upshot appears to be that critical mass IS a "procession which is truly commonly or customarily held" and hence does NOT require police permission and consent under the Public Order Act 1986.