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Mexico: Emergence of an Unexpected Threat

02-10-2009 19:04

Banamex bank branch bombed - September 25th 2009
At approximately 2 a.m. on Sept. 25, a small improvised explosive device (IED) consisting of three or four butane canisters was used to attack a Banamex bank branch in the Milpa Alta delegation of Mexico City. The device damaged an ATM and shattered the bank's front windows. It was not an isolated event. The bombing was the seventh recorded IED attack in the Federal District - and the fifth such attack against a local bank branch - since the beginning of September.

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How to support Abahlali Shackdwellers after recent muderous attacks

02-10-2009 18:41

Update from Kennedy Road by Abahlali_3 on Thu, 2009-10-01 in Kennedy Road

Friends and comrades, the movement is still under attack in Kennedy Road and the police are still failing to protect us. The settlement is now run by the chairperson of the local ANC branch, Jackson Gumede, and his armed mob. Gumede is asking people to show ANC cards. Senior people in the ANC and the police continue to offer open and public support for the attacks. None of the people that attacked us and destroyed our homes have been arrested. Many of us are still sleeping in the bush and in the streets. There has been another death in hospital. Our members from across 34 settlements in Durban, and some from other settlements as far away as Cape Town, will soon meet in a secret location. We will formulate a plan of action and draft and issue a full and official press statement.

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Stop Vedanta mining in India : meeting on how you can help

02-10-2009 14:56

Corporate murder, environmental crimes:
Vedanta plc, DfID and the Indian State
Saturday 17th Oct 2-4pm LSE

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New Deal training fraud

02-10-2009 14:20

If political parties are looking for painless cuts in public spending, New Deal fraudulent training courses should be their top priority.

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What kind of government do we need? Socialists debate the Greens and Labour

02-10-2009 13:17

As the next election looms, we debate what kind of government working-class people need.

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Honduras coup and Brazilian mainstream media (by Latuff)

02-10-2009 11:43

Honduras coup, Brazilian media
Editorial cartoon, to be published in the bulletin of Associacao dos Servidores do PRODERJ (ASCPDERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Appeal for Philippines Flood Victims

02-10-2009 02:11

Citizens’ Action is Best Response for Disaster.

Saying that the country needs to unite in order to confront and address the calamities brought about by typhoon Ondoy, Akbayan Party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Monday asked every Filipino here in the Philippines and those overseas to summon their Bayanihan spirit and help the victims in any way possible.

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PROTEST against mandatory Swine Flu vaccination Sat 3rd October 2009

01-10-2009 22:40

There is a protest on Saturday 3rd October 12 noon at the Houses of Parliament against mandatory Swine flu vaccinations.

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Anarchist freesheet The Leveller #2

01-10-2009 19:33

The second issue of anarchist free-sheet The Leveller has been published.

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Max&Co store vandalized, abused horses freed

01-10-2009 16:34

September 29, 2009 - Italy

September 28, 2009 - Mexico

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“End the illegal occupation of Western Sahara” Labour Party Conference urged

01-10-2009 13:59

Free Western Sahara campaigners descended on Brighton for the Labour Party Conference and made sure that this forgotten conflict was at the forefront of people's minds

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Centre for the Study of Social & Global Justice seminar - 5th Oct @ 4

01-10-2009 11:21

We would like to invite you to the talk

"Turning words into actions: The use of community organising methods in implementing the findings of the Independent Asylum Commission"

by Jonathan Cox, Citizens for Sanctuary which will take place on Monday 5th October from 4.00-5:30 pm in the Conference Suite, University Staff Club, University Park Campus.

The lecture is part of the 'Open Seminar Series' organised by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ). Everybody is welcome, join us for drinks afterwards!

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ANC leaders present during recent attacks on Abahlali Shackdwellers

01-10-2009 11:12

Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Shackdwellers Movement
Here are some good links and statements about last weekend's murderous attacks on the Durban-based grassroots struggle Abahlali, the Shack Dwellers Movement. There was a small picket held in solidarity with Abahlali yesterday (Wednesday) outside the South African Embassy in London called by the London Coalition Against Poverty and other supporters. LCAP has only recently hosted two meetings by Abahlali activists who came to discuss and seek support for the movement and so these horrific attacks are particularly poignant.

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Lambeth UNISON Gives Green Light To Environment Reps

01-10-2009 10:07

The Lambeth Branch of UNISON - the second largest trade union in the UK - has voted to establish environmental reps in workplaces across the Borough. At a meeting of the Lambeth Branch Committee on 15th September, Branch activists agreed to encourage Lambeth UNISON members to elect environmental representatives within their places of work.

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Eye-Witness: State of Siege in Honduras

01-10-2009 07:48

The coup government of Micheletti has declared a state of emergency - but the resistance is still out on the streets

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Cambridge Unemployed Workers Union founded

30-09-2009 20:41

Unemployed Workers Union (UWU) started in Cambridge to fight for improved welfare conditions.

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Radio station refuses to sack openly racist DJ

30-09-2009 18:39

Self-confessed BNP supporter and promoter is still in place despite protest from anti-racists.

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Second Coup Fails, as Lonely Oligarch Plots Third Honduran Coup of 2009

30-09-2009 15:36

"Facusse’s proposal is in effect on behalf of The Third Coup, or at least a trial balloon toward its attempt. But beyond its whacky proposals above, The Third Coup has an even more fatal flaw: It was developed in a back room by rich and powerful magnates, without so much a consulting, much less dialoging with, a single worker, or farmer, or student, much less their organizations that represent the great mass of the mobilized Honduran people. For it is their power from below that has prevented both malicious coups this year from triumphing. No regime - not any more - can hold on to power in Honduras unless it sufficiently satisfies the amalgam of social movements that are now popularly referred to as The Resistance.
Furthermore, to attempt to reward Micheletti just two days after he bared his despotic teeth – in effect, betraying his other coup plotters in their lust for portraying this pustch as “not a coup” - with a lifetime unelected post in Congress, as Facusse’s proposal does, indicates a mindset so far removed from the realities demonstrated over the past summer, so profoundly out of touch with the overwhelming sentiment of the majority of his countrymen and women, that it offers a glass window into the mysterious mind of the oligarch, trying one more time to extract advantage over everybody else, even as his best made plans come crashing down all around him."

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Honduras RESISTE 2 (by Latuff)

30-09-2009 13:47

Honduras RESISTE!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Out Now! 325 #7 - An Insurgent Anti-Prison Zine of Social War & Anarchy

30-09-2009 08:51

Fresh from the frontlines and hot off the press, the seventh issue of the rebellious and anarchic zine known as ‘325′ is out now. For 5 years this publishing project has existed and thanks are due to all those who have contributed a letter, article, report, stone, barricade, molotov and flame of insight.