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Poor Turnout for the English Defence League Demo

11-10-2009 14:41

Considering it was meant to be a NATIONAL demonstration, The English Defence League's rally in the centre of Manchester on Saturday was unimpressive. If this motley collection of fascists and football hooligans thought they were going to spread their idea of 'English culture', they were sadly disappointed.

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517 years of resistance: Global mobilisation for Mother Earth, Monday 12 October

11-10-2009 06:45

517 years of resistance

12th October is an international day of protest in solidarity with indigenous
people and against global warming - a "Global mobilisation for Mother Earth"

Come and join us to support the "Minga" of indigenous resistance. We support the struggle of Latin American native peoples and protest against the Free Trade Agreement
with the European Union and agro-fuels.

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Direct Action; Denmark, Mexico, Sweden, UK & Chile

11-10-2009 00:46

4th-10th October


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Gude Cause Anniversary March In Edinburgh

10-10-2009 21:27

Here are 20 photos from the `GUDE CAUSE` march in Edinburgh which commemmorated the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Procession along Princes Street in 1909.

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Free Murad Akincilar! Stop the criminalisation of Turkish trade unionists!

10-10-2009 18:51

Murad Akincilar is a Turkish revolutionary intellectual and trade unionist, who is currently in prison awaiting trial on unspecified charges. Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! has known Murad for 18 years, since he was a Masters student at the London School of Economics, and is supporting the campaign for his freedom being organised by Swiss trade union UNIA.

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Massive yes vote smacks down Royal Mail

10-10-2009 15:17

What a great result! A massive majority of 76.24%. Royal Mail’s feeble appeals to the membership have fallen flat on their face.

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Champagne politics with a cutting edge

10-10-2009 12:59

Rouge economics
Mr. David Cameron, head of the Conservative Party, has announced the politics of the party in the case that they get political majority at the parliament election in June 2010 and then can form a new government. And one is tempted to conclude that this is Tory Politics as per usual, or a way of getting yet more money to the rich so they can continue there leisure life with champagne, Rolls Royce and cheap domestic staff.

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Uhuru Radio Fund Drive! October 10-16, 2009

10-10-2009 11:39

Uhuru Radio Fundraising Drive
From October 10-16, 2009, Uhuru Radio is holding it’s annual fundraising drive and calls on all freedom-loving people to contribute to the online voice of the international African revolution!

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Complain and demo against Cleveleys BNP rally

10-10-2009 08:34

Nick Griffin coming to Cleveleys!

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Honduran coup leaders offer "dialogue"... (by Latuff)

09-10-2009 18:51

El Dialogo de los Golpistas en Honduras
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Flash mobs as a form of struggle

09-10-2009 14:25

The obedient shopper subverts their role to disrupt the circulation of commodities... flash mobs enter the terrain of class conflict.

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Not the Climate for Just Climate Justice Mobilisations in Colombia

08-10-2009 19:08

A blog post from Colombia where I work with The Network for Solidarity with Colombia. (

I am between taking part in an event about Climate Justice and accompanying the Minga for Social and Community Resistance, which provoked some personal reflections on what organising against climate change means in Colombia, and what we can take from this in our climate change activism here in the UK.

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Campaign success: EON shelves plans for dirty coal at Kingsnorth

08-10-2009 08:55

Following 2 years of campaigning work by the World Development Movement, and many other anti-poverty and environmental groups, power company EON have announced tonight that they have shelved plans to build a new dirty coal fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.WDM supporters at this year's Mili-band protest

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Kingsnorth power station plans axed - Local Campaigners Respond

08-10-2009 08:49

The timing couldn’t be better, Kingsnorth Climate Action Medway (KCAM) and WDM hosted a debate tonight to discuss the future of coal in Medway. The meeting culminated in the announcement that E.on have essentially pulled out of building a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth.

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Climate Camp celebrates victory as E.ON backs down

08-10-2009 08:47

E.ON shelves plan to build Kingsnorth power plant as activists plan to take control of second power station

Wednesday, 7 October 2009: Climate activists celebrated victory against carbon intensive coal power last night, as energy company E.ON announced they were indefinitely delaying building a new power station in Kent. The Camp for Climate Action targeted the Kingsnorth site in August 2008 1 as coal is one of the most environmentally destructive ways of generating electricity.2

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No annual custody deaths rally this year!

07-10-2009 22:09

Annual Procession against deaths in custody
4WardEver has been notified that there will be no official rally & demonstration taking place in London this year. We urge readers to pass on this information!

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The Roma Question

07-10-2009 20:59


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Squatting not yet banned in NL

07-10-2009 16:24

A quick note on the situation in the Netherlands today, where the ban on squatting was being discussed in Parliament. Apologies for any inaccuracies, I think I translated stuff right..

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Thousands Against IMF Clash with Cops in Instanbul

07-10-2009 03:12

Turkish policeand transnational and local protesters clashed in Taksim Square and surrounding neighbourhoods in central Istanbul today

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The Angola 3: Black Panther Political Prisoners in the US

07-10-2009 00:28

We are working to publicise news and information about political prisoners Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace, the Angola 3.

We have created new websites at You Tube, Live Journal, Care2, Twitter, Facebook, and My Space, where we are compiling a variety of media projects about the story of the Angola 3 .