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Citizens in Defence of Rights and Freedoms – Project Justice Gonçalo Amaral

24-11-2009 06:48

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“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19

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Brian Anson - Architect, Story Teller, Poet, Revolutionary... passed away over t

24-11-2009 00:10

From Donegal and Clare, and Connaught and the Munster hills...... Your plea is remembered and we battle on, energised by your passion

Brian Anson (1934-2009) passed away over the weekend after being inflicted with a sudden illness, he was a Liverpudlian, who came to Ireland to do what he could to help..

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New documentary provides rare insight into West Papua independence struggle

23-11-2009 23:22

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A new undercover documentary film shows rarely-seen footage of separatist rebels in Indonesian-ruled Papua province, who have been fighting a low-level insurgency for more than 40 years.

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When bigots attack, we fight back!

23-11-2009 22:17

After Liverpool City Council forced an anti-homophobia march to stick to the back streets, an angry group set off on an alternative, unapproved, route through the heart of Liverpool's shopping centre

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Cop15 Social & Climate Justice Caravan - Reader / Newspaper Published

23-11-2009 20:20

From WTO to Cop15: 60 activists from the global South will travel across Europe through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and Denmark. They will draw attention to the consequences neoliberal globalization and climate change have on their lives and show how to fight against them. Together with local activists, they look for alternatives to free trade and the privatisation of resources, and unite the North and South in their fights for another world.

The 23 page caravan reader introduces some of the caravan groups, their struggles and positions on the above issues:

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The 300-350 Show: Civil disobedience for climate justice

23-11-2009 13:00

On 16th December activists will attempt to take over the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen for a day and set the agenda. We speak to one of organisers of the various mass actions that are planned for the talks.

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Direct action campaigner faces prison

22-11-2009 21:11

Osian Jones - following his most recent court appearance
Osian Jones, a full-time organiser with the radical pressure group Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Welsh Language Society), will return to court on Friday (25 Nov. 09) to answer a summons to imprison him for a month as the result of his campaigning work.

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Historic Gaza Freedom March to Israeli Border Set For December 31

22-11-2009 20:26

The Gaza Freedom March that will take place in Gaza on December 31 is an historic initiative to break the siege that has imprisoned the 1.5 million people who live there. Conceived in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and nonviolent resistance to injustice worldwide, the march will gather people from all over the world to march—hand in hand—with the people of Gaza to demand that the Israelis open the borders.

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The fake jump of the diver (December’s revolt in Greece, eleven months on)

22-11-2009 20:02

The following article was written by members of the Occupied London collective for Svartur Svanur (Black Swan), Iceland’s first anarchist magazine – an Icelandic translation will appear soon in the magazine’s third issue. We are reposting the article here with the usual disclaimer that this is far from an “objective” take on the situation in the country; it is an un-shamelessly politically biased one, and this time we have opted for a slightly personal take, too. Comments, feedback etc are as always very welcome, either here on the blog or at December is so close…

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2nd Animal Liberation Prisoner Held in Holland‏

22-11-2009 17:04

Earlier this month we reported that a German woman had been arrested in Holland at a mink farm. 5,000 mink had been released from the farm. Shortly after news of the first arrest came out rumours started to emerge of a second and possible third arrest.

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More intimidation tactics by Peter Tierney and Merseyside BNP

21-11-2009 18:18

Today, activists from Liverpool Antifascists delivered leaflets in Halewood. The event was an overall success, but once again Merseyside BNP revealed that they rely more on intimidation tactics than on politics to get their point across.

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Fuelling Conflict: The Tar Sands and the Military Industrial Complex

21-11-2009 12:42

Why the tar sands are important for anti-military campaigning

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Police station firebombed in Brussels

21-11-2009 08:25

RIOTS broke out in Belgium on Friday night, November 20, over the brutal and racist treatment of prisoners by police.

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Fuelling Conflict: The Tar Sands and the Military Industrial Complex

20-11-2009 19:01

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Why the tar sands are important for anti-military campaigning

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The Washington establishment suffers a serious defeat

20-11-2009 18:29

"In an unprecedented defeat for the Federal Reserve, an amendment to audit the multi-trillion dollar institution was approved by the House Finance Committee with an overwhelming and bipartisan 43-26 vote on Thursday afternoon despite harried last-minute lobbying from top Fed officials and the surprise opposition of Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who had previously been a supporter."

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No to Deportations and Destitution demonstration

20-11-2009 16:35

When the UK steps up its attacks on asylum seekers, South Yorkshire says No. Join our demonstration in Sheffield on Saturday 28th at 11am outside Sheffield Town Hall.

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Under night-time’s lovely coat - Solidarity with anarchist Jonatan (Sweden)

20-11-2009 16:19

This is the call for Revolutionary Solidarity with our Swedish anarchist comrade Jonatan and for all fighting prisoners! Please spread it and publish it on your websites, blogs and lists.

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Freedom for Political Prisoners Fundraising Calendar available in UK for Xmas

20-11-2009 12:36

* 2010 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar - on the theme of Indigenous Resistance *

* 42 Gorgeous Full Colour pages of art and writings by prisoners and supporters *

* See for full details and all artwork *

* Order from: *

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Gary Sudborough RIP

20-11-2009 09:08

Gary Sudborough, one of my favorite writers has died suddenly from a heart attack on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009.

In his memory, I’m reposting an article he wrote last year that was published on several Indymedia websites.