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Fight The Deportation of School Teacher Farhan Zakaria

22-12-2008 15:52

Farhan & Friends
Farhan Zakaria, 28, who was teaching French and Bengali at Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford. Farhan and his family have been living in the UK for 12 years. Farhan went through secondary school, college, university and then became a qualified and highly respected school teacher. His whole life is made up of his study, experience, friends and family in the UK.

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Police crush Greece solidarity protest in Germany

22-12-2008 14:12

20/12 Greece European day of action in Hamburg: Police force march of 1300 to stop. But many small protests all over the country

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Christmas tree miracle

22-12-2008 13:38

Christmas tree miracle

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SHAC Shareholder Shakedown Continues

22-12-2008 13:02

For this action alert we will be continuing with HLS shareholders and we are asking you to contact Wells Fargo who own 147,511 shares in LSR (The Ticker symbol used by HLS on the New York Stock Exchange).

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'East London Advertiser' aiding ‘Big Brother CCTV Councillor’

22-12-2008 12:15

The East London Advertiser has run an online piece which is reproduced below.

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Sunday (12/21): Reports from Greece

22-12-2008 02:17

Things are usually slow on Sundays and that was the case today. However, many local assemblies took place to decide further actions.

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ELP Updates; Eco-Activist, SHAC 7 & Ex-Austrian Prisoners

22-12-2008 00:32

ELP Information Bulletin (19th December 2008)

Dear friends

ELP has 3 lots of news for you:

1) Jonatan to appeal his 15 month sentence
2) SHAC-USA News
3) Open Letter from Former Austrian Prisoners

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Riots or revolt? - An insight into why Greece is now in flames

21-12-2008 15:19

The fatal shooting of Alexis Grigoropoulos took place on the border separating Greece's haves and its have-nots.

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Athens Polytechnic occupation under imminent threat

21-12-2008 14:58

A few moments ago one of the pro-vice-chancellors of the Athens Polytechnic announced to the people inside the occupied building that the control of the building is no longer with the university senate and that it has been passed on to an attorney general instead. Anarchist radio 98 FM reports that the senate has ordered the university guards to leave their positions.

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Malmo riots, Sweden: Some context and pics

21-12-2008 14:10

Here are some (badly translated) statements from Malmo AFA and others regarding the recent riots in the city. Following that is some background to the events.

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SOCPA 2005 - Bollocks As Usual...

21-12-2008 10:25

I have been refused authorisation of my "Family 4 Life" SOCPA 2005 Notification (September 11, 2008) of my human rights regarding HRA 1998 and have lodged (Dec.16/2008) N244 - an urgent appeal for an immediate oral hearing application to the Royal High Courts of Justice as a judicial review CO-12068/2008 to order the Commissioner to authorise... what an absolute crock of shit!

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Saturday (12/20): Reports from Greece

21-12-2008 04:36

Today it's two weeks since the murder of Alexis and the beginning of the revolt. It is also day of international solidarity and global day against the police and state terrorism. Here are the major protests and events of the day in Greece.

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Global day of action against state terrorism, London 20 Dec

20-12-2008 20:10

Long Live 19 December Resistance
Around eighty people attended a peaceful demonstration against 'Police Brutality and State Terrorism' outside Wood Green Library on Saturday, called by Greek, Turkish, Kurdish and British activists in solidarity with the continuing popular youth revolt in Greece. Pictures (C) 2008, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Police guarding thew New Cristmas Tree!! in ATHENS - VIDEO

20-12-2008 18:06

Police guarding thew New Cristmas Tree!!
The only Christmas tree guarded

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Baluchistan De Jure Ruler Email Hacked

20-12-2008 08:54

The Khan of Kalat (left) with Dr. Jumma Marri.
Hotmail account of a state leader of southwest Asia has been hacked. The leader Suleman Daud Ahmedzai is seeking U.K. asylum, though his petition was shot down twice as London seemed to have succumbed to Islamabad's pressure, according to human rights activist Peter Tachell.

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Protest against Edinburgh City Council's funding cuts

20-12-2008 08:54

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About seventy people attended the Edinburgh City Council meeting on Thursday 18th Dec 2008 in protest of the unfair distribution of the ”Fairer Scotland Fund", which would hit Edinburgh's most deprived area hardest, relative to previous regeneration funding. A banner was dropped and calls were made for Elaine Morris, the incompetent representative for the Forth area and chair of the finance meeting, to resign.
Amongst the groups and initiatives threatened with closure are new buildings costing millions - which are now left with no funding to staff and open the resources to the public.
However, 1.8m of the money allocated to Edinburgh under the grant scheme is still unaccounted for. Yet seventeen projects in the North Edinburgh area from Youth Groups to Elderly Project to Anti-racist initiatives and support networks for abused women are now threatened with closure.

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Friday (12/19): reports from Greece

20-12-2008 04:42

Another day in the streets. Big solidarity concert in Athens and more protests, most of the peaceful.

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Gun fears over Camden "Super Virus Lab"

19-12-2008 21:52

The Camden Gazette reported this week that a sniper from a council estate in Camden shot out the windows of an office block belonging to the Guardian newspaper, leaving massive holes in the windows. This week a police machine gun was accidentally sent to a granny. Armed police were found guilty of shooting innocent Brazilizn Jean Charles De Menezes. All this bodes badly for proposed Camden "Super Virus Lab".