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EDL are coming to Newport

17-09-2009 12:15

The English Defence League are planning a protest in the Welsh city of Newport on the 24th October.

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Free films at 56a Infoshop: Full Unemployment Cinema, Sunday

17-09-2009 11:25

Man Push Cart
Once again Full Unemployment Cinema are back with their free film screenings about work and all that. This month we have a special 'Men With Carts' Double-Bill

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Direct Action; Luxembourg, Mexico, UK, Uruguay, Germany & Italy

17-09-2009 01:01

11th-16th September


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Mitie Corporate HQ - SHUT DOWN

16-09-2009 17:49

We'll be back
Mitie shutdown before the noise demo even starts, we'll be back tomorrow.

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Work restarts at Mainshill, resistance needed!

15-09-2009 13:53

Forestry Commission workers this morning re-started clear-felling large areas of plantation in preparation for a new open cast coal mine. When the clear-felling started in June, Mainshill solidarity camp was set up to stop work on the site and occupy it, preventing any further felling and preventing any of the wood being removed from the site. Support is needed to prevent this destruction.

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Keyboard Warriors Needed as Liverpool Activists Picket Rubbish Scabs

15-09-2009 12:07

A group of activists from the Workers' Fightback group amongst others are currently picketing strike-breakers Assist Streetcare at their depot in Aintree, Liverpool, and they need your help!

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Was Karl Marx Right? Understanding The Credit Crunch

15-09-2009 10:48

‘Was Karl Marx Right? Understanding the Credit Crunch’ is the title of a new Workers' Educational Association (WEA) course starting on Tuesday 15 September 2009 at the Unitarian Church hall, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, over 10 weeks from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm.

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Exposing the Health Impacts of Open Cast: Public Meeting in Douglas

15-09-2009 08:39

Wednesday 23rd September, 19:00, St. Brides Centre, Douglas, South Lanarkshire

with Dr. Dick Van Steenis & unveiling the results of the Coal Health Study

Since the Camp for Climate Action in Mainshill Wood, community activists have been working hard to expose the real and devastating health impacts to local communities of open cast coal mining. Since a vastly inadequate amount of research has been done into these impacts, the campaign has done it itself.

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Veganarchist Dean Cain Remanded Again

14-09-2009 22:29

Dean Cain was remanded today and has gone to HMP Preston in Lancashire. We don't know how long he will be there for yet, he may well move again soon - more details to come.

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Stand Up For Public Sector Tenants; Stand Up For Hamiltonhill

14-09-2009 20:40

Having publicised their situation throughout and beyond Glasgow, Hamiltonhill Action Group have now gained the support of the Scottish Tenants Organisation as well as neighbouring estates giving further signs of solidarity and support. The Action Group are holding a weekly stall immediately outside GHA headquarters and have made contact with several other resident’s groups in Glasgow. There have also been a large number of unaffiliated social housing residents coming up to the stall to share stories and generally showing GHA that Glasgow is supporting the campaign for better social housing, whether it is in Possil, Parkhead or Pollokshields.

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Construction site sabotaged

14-09-2009 18:38

To kick start Bristol co-mutiny three vehicles were sabotaged at a Somerset site constructing unaffordable housing (urban sprawl for the middle class).

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Money talks in U.S. policy toward Honduran putsch regime

14-09-2009 17:10

"So, in effect, since the earliest days of the coup regime in Honduras, the U.S. has done little more than repackage and rebroadcast the same aid cuts to appease the media and to compliment its rhetorical position of being against the coup. But behind the scenes, the economic effect of the aid cuts has been little more than symbolic posturing."

"Henry Kissinger was brutally honest about the U.S. diplomatic reality in Latin America, when commenting decades ago on the government of democratically elected President Salvador Allende of Chile — who was overthrown in a 1973 U.S.-backed coup that led to Allende’s assassination and a subsequent reign of terror by the dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon

Under Secretary of State Clinton, that fundamentally anti-democratic foreign policy appears to continue to be the status quo for Latin America — absent a much more hands-on effort to change that course by the president of the United States.

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Cuban 5 action, Newcastle, 12/09/09

14-09-2009 16:12

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On Saturday 12th September members of Rock around the Blockade in Newcastle held a demonstration as part of the international call for solidarity with the Cuban 5 to demand their freedom.

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London Picket of Serbian Embassy for arrested @'s - Report

14-09-2009 13:42

Anarchists picket Serbian Embassy in London, Friday September 11th 2009
A couple of dozen people picketed the Serbian Embassy in London on Friday lunchtime 11th September. Not bad at such short notice. Members of SF and FAU (German IWA Section) were supported by London Anarchist Federation, libertarian students’ group Autonomy & Solidarity and others.

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Switch Off Hazelwood

14-09-2009 13:17

Switch Off Hazelwood
Direct action to shut down Hazelwood coal-fired power station, the largest producer of carbon emissions in Australia, one of the dirtiest industrial plants in the world.

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Workers' Fightback: Refuse workers against rubbish pay, Vestas, subway sabotage

13-09-2009 23:36

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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World Music festival - Anti-fascist Benefit Night 16 Sept

13-09-2009 22:23

Fundraiser for anti-fascist initiatives

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Calling all unemployed!

13-09-2009 15:49

UWU Flyer
Unemployed people in Cambridge need a fighting union to resist attacks by the government like the Welfare Reform Bill and the humiliating New Deal schemes.

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Clear-felling to resume at Mainshill Wood

13-09-2009 10:52

Trees felled in June
The Mainshill Solidarity Camp has learned from Forestry Commission workers that the land owner at Mainshill Wood in South Lanarkshire, Lord Home, intends to continuing clear-felling large areas of plantation in preparation for a new open cast coal mine.

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The English Defence League and Palestinian Rights

13-09-2009 10:16

Today, once again, the English Defence League (EDL) has declared its intention to hold a "peaceful protest" against "militant Islam." However, their choice of target once again demonstrates that they are either unwilling or unable to differentiate militant Islam from ordinary Muslims and Arabs struggling against very real oppression.