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EDL Thug Arrested On Terrorism Charges!!!

17-12-2009 15:19

Hardcore neo-Nazi EDL forum moderator, Wigan Mike has been arrested on terror offences. Real name Michael Heaton of Leigh, National Front and British Freedom Fighters member "Wigan Mike" has helped organise many EDL and WDL demos, and was photographed amongst the crowd of Hitler saluters during the WDL's recent visit to Wales.

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BMI lease plane to UK/France for joint 'Charter flight' to Afghanistan

16-12-2009 15:59

On Tuesday 15th December, a BMI plane left the UK with a number of Afghans who had been refused asylum in the UK. It stopped at Charles de Gaulle (Roissy/CDG) in France, where Afghans refused asylum in France, were boarded, the flight then departed, destination for the Afghans on board, Kabul.

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Moscow: Police break up "Anti-Capitalism-2009” march

16-12-2009 10:11

On December 13, despite a ban by the authorities, leftist forces held an "anti-capitalism-2009 march in the centre of Moscow.

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Barclays Bank In Gravesend Picketed

16-12-2009 09:32

Barclays bank in Gravesend
In support of SMASH EDO CAMPAIGN and against banks in general,
on Tuesday 15 December at around 4.15 in the afternoon, a picket was held outside Barclays bank in Gravesend, Kent as part of the Smash EDO Campaign of targeting Barclays banks over their investments in the arms industry.

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Lydia Besong Must Stay

16-12-2009 07:50

Lydia Besong
Lydia Besong, a Cameroon national and resident of Manchester, is currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC and is due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Kenya Airways flight KQ 101 Heathrow TN4 on Monday 21st December 2009 at 19:00. Although he is not in detention, the Home Office also wishes to deport her husband Bernard Batey at the same time.

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Polish High Court Refuses Return of Australian Child

16-12-2009 05:06

Panagiotis Laskos with father Dimitrios
Australian child Panagiotis Laskos was abducted to Poland in 2007. After a two year battle to have his child returned under the Provisions of the Hague Convention, the Polish High Court has ordered that Panagiotis is to stay in Poland.

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Workers' FIghtback - Czech Wildcats/Greece On Fire Again/California Fighting

16-12-2009 00:31

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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Youth Walk on United Nations Human Rights Day

15-12-2009 22:54

DECEMBER 10, 2009 - In honor of the United Nations Human Rights Day, Dec 10th, hundreds walked across the Clearwater Memorial Bridge in the Tampa Bay area carrying signs and singing songs to forward the message, "Embrace Diversity - End Discrimination" in the first ever "International Walk for Human for Human Rights" organized by Youth for Human Rights Florida. It was a diverse group of youth from several cultures, religions, races, and educational levels that walked with signs representing the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights across Memorial Bridge.

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Direct Action; Russia, Ireland & Italy

15-12-2009 22:07

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Latin American Countries Reject Clinton’s Threats over Iran Ties and a Note

15-12-2009 19:49

"The time is at hand for the progressive movement to fight the “Obama sham.” It is clearer everyday from just about every move this administration makes that Obama is on the wrong side of history. He stands with Zionism against the legitimate and just rights of the Palestinian people. U.S. preparations for war with Iran are obvious to any but the most gullible. Similarly, the U.S. war machine is preparing to recapture it’s “backyard.” in America. Even the environment gets no respite as mountains and their ecosystems, which grew over millions of years, are still being blown away for the pittance of dirty coal desired by corporate mining giants. The rich nations, lead by the U.S.. will not even press for meaningful emissions reductions in Copenhagen.

Progressive forces need to wake up before it is too late. Obama was chosen because he could accomplish (for the ruling class) what we would never have allowed the Bush Fascists to succeed at. Namely to keep capitalism alive as the world around us revolts. Despite his obvious charisma, intelligence, and amazing personal power and inspirational gifts, Obama currently stands against the people of the world and with the reactionary "hangers on" of the “old order.” We must clear our political eyes now and get on to building the “better world” we know is possible."

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Airport Protests In France against returning refugees to Kabul war zone

15-12-2009 17:09

Calais Migrant Solidarity

Press Release. 15/12/2009

Twitter: calaisolidarity

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Climate Activists Invade Meeting of Senior Politicians in Copenhagen

15-12-2009 16:46

Seventeen climate activists invaded an exclusive meeting between business and government ministers at a Copenhagen hotel this morning. The meeting, called the "Climate Leaders Summit" was organised by The Climate Group, an international lobby group who represent business interests in tackling climate change.

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Around the Campaigns Tuesday 15th December 2009

15-12-2009 13:57

- "The forced return to Kosovo of people who have found shelter in European states should be halted", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights publishing today a letter to the Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. He notes that Kosovo lacks infrastructures allowing refugees' sustainable reintegration.

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Young mother commits suicide and kills her son after months of poverty

15-12-2009 13:44

Earlier this month, a London Coroner’s Court heard that on June 13 this year, Christelle Pardo leapt from the sixth-floor balcony of her sister’s flat in Hackney, east London, holding her five-month-old son Kayjah in her arms. She did so after months of dire poverty. Both mother and son were killed.

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ITALY announces fascist illiberal measures: new rules on marches and web sites

15-12-2009 13:18

the proposals under consideration Thursday of the CDM
Casini disputes that: "No to illiberal measures, laws are already there"

Maroni: "New rules on marches and sites" The proposals under consideration Thursday of the CDM
ROME - On Thursday, the Council of Ministers will consider new, stricter rules on demonstrations and on the Internet. This was announced by Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, speaking of "the most appropriate and urgent measures" to which it is conceivable that the government act by decree. The holder of the Interior Ministry has also informed that the Executive is considering the possibility of extending the rules to public demonstrations against the violence in stadiums.

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Climate protestors scale Canadian embassy and deface flag

15-12-2009 11:06

Photo and video opportunity from 8am: The Canadian High Commission, 1Grosvenor Square CLIMATE PROTESTORS SCALE CANADIAN EMBASSY AND DEFACE FLAG

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Black Cat Centre evicion - updated info and callout - support needed!

15-12-2009 09:48

the black cat
Hi all. The last post was written fairly hurridley, and missed some info, so here is an updated callout for help resisting the eviction of Baths only occupied social centre.

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Report from Cop-enhagen

15-12-2009 09:37

The signs up all over the airport and various places elsewhere in town are calling it Hopenhagen, but everybody I know is calling it Cop-enhagen, which seems far more appropriate. The international media has been giving this lots of coverage, and rightly so. Of course much of the media is unable to walk and chew gum at the same time, so other things, such as the reason the protests are happening in the first place, can get lost.

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COP15 prisoners riot in makeshift jail

14-12-2009 23:55

For the second day in a row, the police have used pepperspray against the inmates in the climate prison in Valby. Climate activists smashed the cages and used benches to break cell doors open. The police are sending out daily press-releases with the latest news about the many arrests in connection with the protests against the COP15 summit, but some stories never go further than the police’s leadership and are left out of the official accounts.