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Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2009

12-05-2009 21:30

Advance publicity flyer - more to follow
The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective is pleased to announce the date and venue for this years event: Saturday 12 September 2009, at The Island, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2PY, with a provisional time of 10.30am to 7pm.

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Proper Investigations into the Deaths of Mental Health Patients

12-05-2009 19:38

The Coroners and Justice Bill is currently going through Parliament. Inquests into the deaths of prisoners are currently automatically heard before juries, yet the new Bill seeks to abolish this. Inquests concerning the deaths of all people held in custody or state detention should be held before juries.

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"State terror in Sri Lanka - a Tamil perspective" today at Resonance 104.4 FM

12-05-2009 17:35

"State terror in Sri Lanka - a Tamil perspective". Listen to the programme at Resonance 104.4 FM (, Tuesday 12th of May at 22.00.

Note: this is a repeat of the programme originally broadcasted on Thursday 7th of May.

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party in support of the Visteon workers

12-05-2009 16:36

15 -17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd)

From 7-9PM, we will screen films about the Visteon factory occupation and show images; workers from the Enfield factory will speak about the occupation and their ongoing dispute with Ford.

From 9PM-2AM, we will have an acoustic set, followed by DJs.

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Protest outside Indian Embassy in London 14th May 2 pm - on Civil Rights Record

12-05-2009 15:07

Since May 2007 award winning paediatrician and human rights activist, Binayak Sen has been held at Raipur Jail on false charges. Protest outside the High Commision of India, Aldwych.

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Colnbrook IRC under Blockade

12-05-2009 09:11

Anti-deportation campaigners encase themselves in concrete and glass to stop mass deportation flight to Iraq

Campaigners from the Stop Deportation Network and the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees are blockading Colnbrook detention centre, near Heathrow airport, to stop 45 Iraqi refugees being forcibly deported to Iraqi Kurdistan on a specially chartered flight. Six protesters have encased their arms in glass and plastic tubes and concrete blocks, blocking the entrance to Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres. The coaches to carry deportees to the airport have not been able to leave.

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Thatcher's Children

12-05-2009 08:17

An article that explores the political and social attitudes of working class young people. To see the article with active links please go to

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Busy Week for SHAC UK Demos

12-05-2009 04:35

Tuesday-Saturday last week (5th-9th) saw demonstrations in; Horsham, London, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Worcester, Cambridge, Luton and Birmingham. Targeting customers, investors and suppliers of HLS; Novartis, Legg Mason, Barclays (x9), Axa, Boicair, Staples, Sigma Aldrich and BNY Mellon.

The special occasion? Closing down HLS!

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Investigation into LSR (HLS)

11-05-2009 22:41

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is currently investigating possible shareholder claims arising from potential breaches of fiduciary duty by certain executives and directors of Life Sciences Research, Inc. (NYSE: LSR) in connection with the proposal by Andrew Baker, LSR's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of LSR for a price of $7.50 per share pursuant to a letter dated March 3, 2009. See

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Jamcam down again.

11-05-2009 15:07

As usual, every time there is confrontation between police and demonstrators in Parliament Square the BBC Jamcam gets shut down so that you can't see what's going on.

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London Met UCU Strike

11-05-2009 15:02

Reports and interviews from the picket lines by Communist Students.

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Spacehijackers have been hijacked?

11-05-2009 14:30

Is the "Face Hijackers" on Facebook anything to do with the real Space Hijackers? There is one [we need a tank] with what appears to be the REAL Spacehijacker people....Mayday and so on as the admins then there is another one run by other people including William Hudson from Housmans Bookshop which looks like a fake...they too are asking for donations for a tank! What is going on? Who is the real Spacehijackers? What is going on? will the real Spacehijackers please stand up?

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Nottingham's Annual MayDay March and Rally 2 : Event

10-05-2009 23:38

Nottingham's Annual MayDay march and rally, held on Saturday May 2nd. The theme this year : A Celebration of Resistance.

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Nottingham's Annual MayDay March and Rally 1 : Parade

10-05-2009 23:26

Nottingham's Annual MayDay march and rally, held on Saturday May 2nd. The theme this year : A Celebration of Resistance.

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BLOCK G8 2009!

10-05-2009 11:44

Direct actions, demonstrations, appeals and events against the G8 summit in Italy

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Secret Nottingham City Council report leaked

10-05-2009 09:22

In 2006, Nottingham City Council commissioned a report by Hardmoor Associates into the way the council works. When the report was delivered it described the institution as "dysfunctional." The council made numerous attempts to prevent the release of the highly critical report. However, in February the Evening Post was able to obtain a leaked copy and now the document has made its way onto a publicly available filesharing site, so its criticisms can be seen by everybody in the city.

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He no longer heard the cries of the animals or saw the flowing blood….

10-05-2009 07:44

Employing myriad tactics and strategies, those of us pursuing empty cages will prevail, and, as another steadfast ally of mine, Dr. Steve Best, stated in a speech he gave at Oxford in 2005, "wipe vivisection off the map." I yearn for that day.

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Birmingham Trades Union Council, International Workers Day 2009

10-05-2009 02:51

Clarion Singers
A Mayday Rally platform organised by the City’s Trade Council with various speakers from across the Unions as well as speakers on Anti-Racism and Ireland

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Nottingham Student Peace Movement Peace Conference 09 - Capitalism & Conflict

09-05-2009 23:24

'Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force'
George Bernard Shaw