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Royal Bank of Scotland HQ attacked in Brighton

03-11-2009 10:59

We take responsibility for attacking the Brighton HQ of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the evening of 2nd November 2009.

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Venezuela: The error of being Lusbi Portillo

03-11-2009 02:14

* The latest demonstration of political criminalization of autonomous social movements by the Venezuelan government is exposed by Rafael Uzcategui, a member of the anarchist collective El Libertario.

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Workers' Fightback: posties update, Ford workers reject deal, migrants fight

02-11-2009 18:25

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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Direct Action; Spain, UK & Italy

02-11-2009 16:47

25th October - 1st November


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Interview with imprisoned anarchist Yiannis Dimitrakis @Occupied London

02-11-2009 09:26

very moving interview at the Occupied London blog

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Camden Animal Lab - contractors bidding for UKCMRI construction

02-11-2009 04:42

There are two construction companies bidding for the building contract for the lab. Laing O'Rourke and Bam construction. Other building firms have ruled themselves out. The consortium put in a scoping report earlier this year and intend to apply for planning permission. Details around the construction plans can be found at and at UKCMRI construction.

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4000+ Migrant workers strike and occupy in Paris

02-11-2009 00:59

Pompidou Occupation
The strike by migrant workers in Paris demanding regularisation has now spread to over forty workplaces, and as it heads into its fourth week it now involves some 4,200 strikers. The latest headline-catching turn in the dispute has been the occupation of part of the French capital’s Pompidou arts centre by restaurant staff.

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Calais No Borders Update - Oct/Nov 2009

01-11-2009 22:50

Latest update from Calais No Borders.

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Support the posties strike!

01-11-2009 18:18

As you will probably know the postal workers have been taking industrial action to save their jobs, pensions and the postal service itself. Cambridge anarchists have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to support our fellow workers in their struggle.

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Notts IWW members leaflet local Job Centre in solidarity with postal workers

31-10-2009 00:25

This is what Notts IWW members look like on a good day
On Wednesday morning, 28th October 2009, members of the Nottingham & Notts General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (Notts IWW) took to the streets with a leaflet written to ask Job Centre users/benefits claimants and workers at Station Street Job Centre Plus not to cooperate with the Royal Mail's attempt to recruit 30,000 temporary posties to try and break the ongoing postal workers strike. Although Royal Mail often starts to recruit for Christmas around this time of year, the target of 30,000 is many more than the usual.

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Sussex Students' Union votes to Boycott Israel

30-10-2009 22:47

Sussex students of Palestine Society and Stop The War
Students at Sussex University voted this week to boycott Israeli produce in Union stores.

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26/10/09: A day to remember in the fight against coal

30-10-2009 20:35

We defeated E.On’s plans to build the first coal-fired power station in over 30 years, which is definitely something to be proud of. But, as this week’s actions have shown, the fight against coal is far from over and concerned individuals are showing no sign in slowing down their activities.

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Fight the English Defence League! Counter Protest in London tomorrow 1pm

30-10-2009 18:00

There is demonstration tomorrow by Islam4UK [Al Muajiroun] asking for UK Sharia Law. Other more moderate Islamic groups are holding a counter protest against them. The Nazi English Defence League and various other Nazi scum groups are planning a counter demo against all of them and are probably planning violence. All anti fascists are being called upon to stop the Nazis tomorrow in London.

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Another night on the Royal Mail picketline...

30-10-2009 15:51

Another night on the picketline...

Another week of broken promises and recriminations over the negotiating table for the UK postal service and it's workers on the frontline.

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Students Revolt in Austria Enters 10th Day

29-10-2009 22:58

Vienna – The Students Revolt in Austria which began last week with the occupation of the Vienna School of Art and spread wildly over the whole country entered today its 10th Day.

Today, four thousand people took the streets in Graz, in southeastern Austria, to protest against the continuing degradation of their study and living conditions. In early afternoon, the assembly-hall of the faculty of social sciences at Innsbruck University, in the federal state of Tyrol, was squatted by students. That means that, at the moment, lecture rooms and spaces at all principal Austrian universitys are occupied by student activists. Only the little university of Leoben, in Styria, which specializes in mining is not yet seized by the waves of protest.

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Talking About Cannabis: The Racket Continues - William Bell Outed!

29-10-2009 22:48

Some people just won’t stay dead.

We were happy to leave Debra Bell of the one woman organisation Talking About Cannabis to drift into well deserved obscurity.

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Palestinian Elected as Honorary President of LSE Students' Union

29-10-2009 22:17

Othman Sakallah, a Palestinian student who holds an offer to attend the London School of Economics (LSE) has tonight been elected as the Honorary President of the LSE Students' Union.

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New Comic Strip Series re Organized Stalking

29-10-2009 20:05

New comic strip to educate the public about the crime of organized stalking has been made available on the web. It is hoped this series will help educate the public about a crime for which action by the justice systems of the world is long overdue.

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seriously ?

29-10-2009 16:00

about the Armed attack against police station in Athens,

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One month till 10th anniversary of Seattle N30

29-10-2009 14:44

With one month to go till the 10th anniversary of the seattle/euston/worldwide demonstration/protests/riots that successfully disrupted the WTO (and began a process whereby that organisation continues to struggle to get a new round of trade talks going...) and highlighted the growing anti-capitalist, alter-globalist movement of movements, it's time to start planning anniversary actions... Climate Justice Action are organising an N30 Climate Day Of Action . Below is some more info on that, and then some info on what happened in the UK/world 10 years ago.