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Protest against downland sell-off

08-11-2009 08:50

CAMPAIGNERS in Worthing, West Sussex, are battling to stop the local council from selling off two chunks of treasured countryside.

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Communique from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

07-11-2009 22:14

About the attacks against State & Capital and the ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’ (Greece) posted on Saturday, November 7th

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I’d rather be a Nutt than a Johnson – Demo Report

07-11-2009 17:23

Over 100 people gathered opposite Downing Street today to protest at the sacking of scientist Professor Nutt.

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National Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat Announces Boycott of November 29 Hon

06-11-2009 18:42

"As of midnight last night, the National Resistance Front against the Coup d’Etat will begin its process of delegitimizing the electoral process. In a statement issued by President Zelaya, from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa where he has taken refuge the past 46 days and nights, he said that the coup regime was plotting “a giant political-electoral fraud” through “constant violations of human rights, the cancellation of public liberties, the shutdown and confiscation of media like Channel 36 and Radio Globo, and the situation of having the President who was elected by the people surrounded by military soldiers in the diplomatic seat and the overall political persecution.” Zelaya added:

“We announce our total non-recognition of this electoral process and its results. Due to the above mentioned violations, elections under a dictatorship are a fraud to the people.”
The de facto government on the other hand, went about interpreting the Tegucigalpa/San Jose Accord as it pleased, supposedly naming its reconciliatory government while maintaining coup “president” Roberto Micheletti in power. The US will now have to answer to the international community – including the Organization of American States (OAS) – as the only government that says it might recognize the Nov 29 elections in Honduras."

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Letter from the Abejas to supporters abroad

06-11-2009 18:04

All Souls altar in front of Mexican Embassy
In this letter the 'Abejas' send their greetings and gratitude from Chiapas, Mexico for the solidarity events happening around the world this year on All Souls Day. They also share news about search operatives in the communities and report that military/police checkpoints are back in the highlands. Also disturbing is the on-going release of paramilitaries convicted for the 1997 massacre. The abridged English version of the Abejas' letter appears first, followed by the full text in English and Spanish.

For report on the Day of the Dead altar honouring the Acteal Martyrs see

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Day of the Dead Altar Honours Acteal Martyrs

06-11-2009 17:34

La Catrina
On Monday 2 November, friends of the Chiapas-based group 'Las Abejas' constructed a Day of the Dead altar in front of the Mexican embassy in London. The altar commemorated the 45 Acteal Martyrs killed by paramlitaries 22 December 1997 and stood witness to the continuing injustice commited by the State.

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Mass lobby on 'no recourse' rule

06-11-2009 09:56

Cambridge activists in the houses of parliament
Members of Cambridge City Amnesty International descended on Parliament on Wednesday 4th November to lobby their MPs for increased protection for all women facing violence in the UK.

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Letter from Artur Konowalik-Prisoner in Poland

05-11-2009 23:31

"As long as there is a division between prisoners and the “normal people”, I will rebel against it"

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Alleged ELF Anarchist Arrested in Mexico

05-11-2009 23:24

Picture from Liberación Total
ELP has learnt of an arrest in Mexico where a 16 year old is accused of ELF activity. Below is a report about his arrest. If anyone knows the 16 year old and have contact details for him please contact ELP.

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New Animal Liberation Prisoner (Europe)

05-11-2009 23:18

Unfortunately, it has been reported last week that a woman was caught during a mink liberation in south Holland, near the German border. It is also alleged that 5000 mink had been released from the fur farm and some damage caused. She has been remanded, only the address is known at the moment.

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Anglo Iranian Youth Society Press Conference. Downing Street, London - pictures

05-11-2009 14:29

An End to Religious Dictatorship.
As the Iranian Mollah regime hold its annual anti-US day of protests in Iran, which are met with a new movement of pro-Democracy students angry over the questionable re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President in June, the Anglo-Iranian Youth Society meet outside Downing Street to hold a press conference.

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apex drilling visited - MAINSHILL SOLIDARITY action

05-11-2009 13:16

apex drilling @ bridgend sabotaged by anti opencast activists.

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Swedish Human Rights Award to Sahrawi HR defender Brahim Dahane

04-11-2009 14:06

The human rights activist Brahim Dahane, human rights defenders in Western Sahara, is this year's winner of the Swedish Government's Per Anger award.

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Rally for Professor David Nutt- Support evidence based drugs policy

04-11-2009 13:22

We are calling on members of the academic community, parents, young people, students and concerned members of the public to join us at 1pm on Saturday the 7th of November outside Downing Street.

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One up the arse of the Pope

04-11-2009 12:56

Crucifix in classrooms or any other religious icon: Contrary to parents' right to educate their children in line with their convictions and to children's right to freedom of religion

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UPDATES from Nae Tae G20 re: this weekend

04-11-2009 11:56

UPDATES from Nae Tae G20 regarding this weekend's protests against the G20 in St. Andrews

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Shouting and fireworks at Lewes Prison, Sussex

03-11-2009 21:22

In the early evening of the 2nd November a rabble of anarchists were up at the dirty old prison of Lewes, with some fireworks for the inmates and rage against the prison society.

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London Critical Mass Halloween ride.

03-11-2009 12:27

Another good ride, apart from a few impatient drivers.