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Mental Health Act Silences Litigant in Person - Maurice Kirk South Wales Police

31-08-2009 21:29

Battle Bus London Maurice Kirk Fight Against Human Rights Violations
The Mental Health Act and section 35 must never be abused, or be seen to be abused, as the ultimate, ‘passive’, ‘peaceful’, ‘non-violent’ and silent weapon of State, and Police control. In the presnt matters pertaining between Maurice Kirk, the 'flying vet', aviator and South Wales Police, this one case that may deserve a closer look.

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Workers' Fightback 16: Council pool occupied in Somerset, Postie Wildcats, China

30-08-2009 22:34

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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Reflections on Peaceful Protest and Constitutional Dialogue in San Pedro Sula, H

30-08-2009 22:09

"As a result, the political demand of the protest is simple: reinstate Zelaya as the legitimate president and permit the constitutional referendum."

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Bristol anarchist bookfair - programme now online

29-08-2009 23:22

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The programme for the 2009 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is now available in print, and online. With 35 tables filled by some 30 local and national groups/networks/distributors, 17 workshops/meetings/debates, plus films and an all day cafe, you'll find something for everyone at the bookfair, including you!

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New Labour, the market state, and the end of welfare

29-08-2009 21:00

With the increasing vilification of those claiming benefits this article investigates claims that the insurance industry and New Labour at the head of the table of a carbuncle of rightwing advocates of welfare reform proactively sought to dismember the allowances to incapacity & disabled claimants.

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Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela

29-08-2009 16:02

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

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NOborder Camp Lesvos BREAKING NEWS

29-08-2009 15:36

This is happening right now (14pm greek time): Refugees detained in Pagani have broken the locks of the gates and are out in the yard, so still inside Pagani. They refuse to get back into their cells and demand their immediate release. Outside are 50 noborders and counting. We’ll keep you updated.

The passion for freedom is stronger than any prison!

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Student abducted on International Day of Disappeared

29-08-2009 11:20

Western Sahara campaigners marking of the International Day of the Disappeared is particularly poignant as one of the Oxford Six student is abducted by Moroccan police

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BNP councillor defends party after members burn gollywog at festival

29-08-2009 09:42

A BNP councillor has defended the party after members were filmed burning a gollywog and making racist comments during a festival.

Paul Golding, British National Party councillor for the St Mary’s ward in Swanley, has condemned members who were shown performing the mock trial of the gollywog.

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Devon housing association installs spy cameras in flats

29-08-2009 08:42

The Riviera Housing Trust in Torquay is fitting over 100 cameras in corridors and staircases at its flats in Pendennis Rd. They claim it is to improve security, but residents have accused them of Big Brother tactics. The cameras will cost £375,000 and rents may be increased to pay for them.

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"Anti-fascism isn't working" - spot on article in Red Pepper

28-08-2009 12:15

critique of uk anti-fascism and it's failure and suggestions as to a way forward

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The Amey case: Burn your bridges, save your dignity

28-08-2009 08:56

Two of the workers sacked by Amey in September 2008, who had fought for reinstatement and compensation, recently lost their legal battle, which had lasted almost a year.

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Rose-Jane & Natale Must stay! 

28-08-2009 07:12

Rose-Jane Wanjohi a national of Kenya and her UK born daughter Natale, residents of Hyde Cheshire are currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Sunday 30th August on Kenya Airways flight KQ101 from London Heathrow @ 20:00 to Nairobi.

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Human Rights Activists Outraged that Scientology Cult Founder Compared to Gandhi

28-08-2009 05:23

Human rights activists are shocked that the Scientology criminal organization has declared its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to have been as great a humanitarian as Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, and Mahatma Gandhi - or even a greater humanitarian.

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28-08-2009 00:25

Narco damiselas del obispo
Fernando Lugo y las Narco-damiselas del Cambio.

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Important interview with the Honduran resistance

27-08-2009 19:16

"Hondurans want a new constitution/society."

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Lammas Ecovillage, Wales gets Planning Approval (finally!)

27-08-2009 11:48

Today the Lammas group won planning permission for their ecovillage project.
Today the Lammas ecovillage in Pembrokeshire finally won planning permission for their ecovillage project.

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Crisis = Cuts! Strike at Tower Hamlets College now

27-08-2009 10:52

On 5 June the Principal of Tower Hamlets College, Michael Farley, emailed staff a document called ‘Securing the Future’ that hit us like a shockwave. The ensuing 30 day ‘consultation process’ left us with the following:

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Human Rights Prize Awarded to Western Saharan Campaigner

27-08-2009 09:26

Aminatou Haidar has won the Civil Courage Prize 2009 in recognition of her fight for self-determination for Western Sahara and against human rights abuses against the Saharawi people.

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Direct Action; USA, Canada, Uruguay & Spain

27-08-2009 00:52

22nd-26th August