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Like a Storm: The Insurrection in Iran

21-06-2009 20:19

No one is waiting any longer: Iran has exploded and not even the Islamic regime is surprised. Years of student strikes, militant street battles, workplace struggles, constant repression―and then a spark. One spark to unleash the tidal wave of rage and despair that was once confined to barely audible whispers behind closed doors. Now the fury is here and everyone is in the streets, young and old, men and women, militant and pacifist.

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Working Class QUEERS at Sheffield Pride:

21-06-2009 18:20

English Democrat and newly elected Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies – the man with the Welsh name who wants to reclaim Monmouthshire – has threatened to cut funding to the town’s annual Gay Pride event. He says…

“My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple. I don’t think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality.”

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Tamil Demo - Short Film

21-06-2009 11:00

20 June 2009 "MASS PROTEST MARCH - Let's March To Save our People!"

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Report on Tamil March, London - Sat 20th June (+ article on backgrnd to crisis)

21-06-2009 10:46

Tamil Block (one of many)
On Saturday 20th June, around 100,000 people (mostly Tamil) marched in Central London in support of the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The march was organised by the British Tamil Forum (
(Photos all courtesy of Rikki):

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Prayer Rally To Remember Rano Massacre In The Phillipines

21-06-2009 04:18

THE infamous but almost forgotten Rano massacre in Digos City will mark its 20th year on June 25.

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“We did not give blood to give up now” Eye witness report of June 20 Repression

21-06-2009 00:27

"Marg Bar Diktator"
Hands Off the People of Iran received this report from an activist in Tehran this evening.

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Northern March Against Immigration Prisons

20-06-2009 22:45

Northern March Against Immigration Prisons called by Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) on Saturday 20th June 2009.

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pictures from today's tamil march in london

20-06-2009 20:15

there was a huge turn-out of more than 100,000 for the tamil march in london this afternoon. police turned a blind eye to the hundreds of tamil eelam flags which were proudly displayed. the march was good-natured, though sombre and dignified.

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Heroic metalworkers' strike in Vigo (Spain)

20-06-2009 18:48

Heroic metalworkers' strike in Vigo (Spain)

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Defend the Iranian Students' Movement

20-06-2009 11:32

Manchester HOPI rally for imprisoned Iranian students - March 2009
The eruption of mass protest across Iran has saw Iran’s youth at the forefront of the struggle and have suffered greatly at the hands of the security forces. Below is a sample of what students and young people are facing in Iran now, we also list the imprisoned, missing and now released students. No doubt these lists will expand as the hours go on, and is not comprehensive.

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Workers' Fightback: Update 7

19-06-2009 23:26

Co-ordinating solidarity and exchanging information on independent, rank and file working class resistance to the profit system. The revolution will be social networked... We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system! We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders! We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!

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Autonomous Block, London: meet-up point for Tamil March Tommorrow, 1pm

19-06-2009 15:45

CALL OUT for all non-Tamils & other solidarity groups to converge tomorrow (Sat 20th June) at Speakers Corner, Marble Arch, 1pm, to join Mass Protest March to Save the Tamils which will leave 1pm for 1.30pm from Hyde Park Corner.

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Gordon Brown Dismembered at New Labour HQ

19-06-2009 13:20

Zombies from the Government of the Dead dismembered Gordon Brown and called for a re-vitalised Labour Party outside the New Labour offices in Westminster yesterday (18 June 2009.) Pictures Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall

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Iranian Bus Workers’ Statement on the Demonstrations

19-06-2009 13:10

*REMINDER* Emergency Meeting: The Crisis in Iran - Saturday June 20, 2PM, Caxton House,129 St. John’s Way London, N19 3RQ. With Yassamine Mather (exiled Iranian socialist) and Moshe Machover. The meeting has been organised by Iranian exile groups, Green Party, Socialist and Workers groups from the UK through 'Hands Off the People of Iran'. The meeting is about building effective political and practical solidarity.

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Mainshill Wood Occupied

19-06-2009 10:30

No Open Cast Here! Join the fight against open cast coal mining, climate chaos and community destruction! Come to the Solidarity Camp

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Fugitive US 'Green Scare' eco-activist arrested in China

19-06-2009 08:36

It has been reported on Portland IMC that Justin Solondz, one of the alledged Earth Liberation Front arsonists who went underground after FBI raids, has been arrested.

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Mariz Quimpo

19-06-2009 04:36

25 June 2009

PHILIPPINES. It is quite common these days to read from the newspapers violence being perpetrated by the communist New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) that most Filipinos no longer care as long they are not the poor victims.

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Sri Lanka tops list of nations driving journalists to exile

18-06-2009 23:54

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York based media watchdog, in a special reported published Wednesday, said Sri Lanka topped the list of countries that drove the largest number of journalists into exile. "At least 11 Sri Lankan journalists were driven into exile in the past 12 months amid an intensive government crackdown on critical reporters and editors," the report said...

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Both Shifts at Iran Khodro on Strike Now!

18-06-2009 19:57

Workers from Iran Khodro have come out on strike against repression.