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Lydd Air exansion- what YOU can do before council decision- 3/3

25-02-2010 15:20

Below is some further info for those mainly OUTSIDE the Shepway District area. (Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh) against the expansion plans of tiny Lydd Airport of Romney Marsh

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Not an inch for the Fascists! No pasaran!

25-02-2010 11:22

It's rare to go to an action and leave with the certainty that we've achieved a victory. No footnotes, no relativising it: when we went to Dresden to take part in mass blockades intended to stop Europe's biggest Nazi-march from going ahead, we won. Some ten thousand people shut down the area where the Nazis were planning to march, making it impossible for the police to 'guarantee the safety' of the Neo-Nazi demonstration, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the allied bombing of Dresden in 1945.

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tories to criminalise trespass

25-02-2010 01:24

worrying but not unsurprising little horror from their own website. this is likely to be used as a catch-all for just about every form of trespass ever used.

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International day against Austrian repression & solidarity with prisoners

25-02-2010 00:00

March 2nd, actions are planned across the world. We call on all of you to organise as many actions as possible in front of Austrian embassies, consulates or other diplomatic missions. Additionally, demonstrations are to take place in Vienna on February 27 and in Wiener Neustadt on the day of the trials opening hearing on March 2nd.

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Victory for Luton 4

24-02-2010 21:58

On the 28th of October last year 4 animal rights activists were arrested for breach of section 14 of the public order act during a protest at AstraZeneca offices in Luton for their use of the notorious animal testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences.

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Understanding the Nature of the Global Economic Crisis

24-02-2010 17:43

"The sovereign debt crises that have been unfolding in the past couple years and more recently in Greece, are canaries in the coal mine for the rest of Western “civilization.” The crisis threatens to spread to Spain, Portugal and Ireland; like dominoes, one country after another will collapse into a debt and currency crisis, all the way to America."

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Lydd airport-Romney Marsh) planning decision March 3

24-02-2010 17:30

Notice of the full council meeting (Shepway District) to determine whether Lydd Airport on Romney Marsh should be given the go ahead to expand.
The last survey showed public 3 to 1 against this which appears to have remained fairly solid. However SDC may go for the 'jobs' argument. If they pass it, despite officers objections, it will have to be pushed to a Public Inquiry. (Airport may appeal if SDC reject it-again to a PI)

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Working across privilege workshop

24-02-2010 15:41

The Nottingham Freeschool are going to be running a workshop entitled
'Working Across Privilege' from 1-3pm, Friday 26 Feb. as part of the No
Borders Gathering.

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RBS attacked with rocks & fire over Tar Sands project

24-02-2010 12:55

In the early hours of Tuesday 23rd February 2010, anarchists attacked the Royal Bank of Scotland HQ in the heart of developing Bristol, UK.

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UK: 'Fast Track' Asylum System Fails Women

24-02-2010 06:54

The 'detained fast track' system doesn't meet even the basic standards of fairness. It is simply not equipped to handle rape, slavery, the threat of 'honor killings,' or other complex claims, and yet such cases are handed to it regularly." Gauri van Gulik, women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch

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Would You Kill For Pot?

23-02-2010 23:22

Pickets against death penalty for drug offenses (including cannabis) in Malaysia: London Paris Vienna, THURSDAY 4 MARCH 2010, 1 PM: For an end to the death penalty for drug offenses in Malaysia and elsewhere.

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Stop racial abuse by UKBA staff - protest this friday

23-02-2010 11:14

Demonstration outside the UK Border Agency offices, 31-33 Newport Road, Cardiff on Friday 26th February between 1pm and 3pm. In response to the whistle-blowing of Louise Perrett.

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Last Hours Benefit Next Thursday in Taunton: Crazy Arm + Support

22-02-2010 23:13

Benefit for Last Hours Zine:
Thursday 4th March @ Pen & Quill, Taunton

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March 15th Demonstrate Against Peter Tierney

22-02-2010 21:46

Merseyside BNP “super-activist” Peter Tierney faces trial on Monday March 15th. He is charged with assaulting an anti-fascist on St George’s Day, just one of many incidents in which members of Merseyside BNP have used intimidation and threats of violence against those who oppose them. Tierney is perhaps the most active member of Merseyside BNP and the most violent, and we want him to know that we won’t let that fact die quietly.

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Demo against council cuts: Thursday 25th

22-02-2010 18:16

A protest has been called at County Hall, West Bridgford against the Tory-run council's programme of cuts. This follows a rally in Mansfield over the weekend.

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U.S., French, & UK Imperialist Hands off Niger!

22-02-2010 03:49

Photo: AP 10,000 Supporters of military coup demonstrate in Niamey, 20 Feb 2010

In Niger human rights organizations, trade unions, and opposition parties (including the Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism) are all supporting the coup. 10,000 people rallied in support on February 20th.

Meanwhile the US, France, UK, UN, and African Union all have been quick to condemn the coup.

Tandja did the bidding of U.S. imperialism. Meanwhile, according to the UN Development Program’s 2006 Human Development Index, Niger is the poorest country in the world. Sixty percent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day, life expectancy is only to 45-years old, and adult illiteracy is 71%.

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Stop the redundancies. Stop the Cuts.

21-02-2010 22:37

Demonstration in Birmingham on Tuesday the 23rd of February 2010, the day the full council sets the budget, which if they get away with it will likely mean more cuts and redundancies, and leaving Birmingham City Council in the hands of 'Capita' and its crooked cronies.

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Talking About Cannabis Resort To Threats Of Violence

21-02-2010 17:17

Bonkers group Talking About Cannabis (1) appear to have resorted to obscure, threatening messages.

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end childslavery by the Dutch!

21-02-2010 12:37

Childslavery by the Dutch. Children as young as 6 are taken from their parents without any reason and rented out to work in France and Germany and European ministers do NOTHING! Children work up to 18 hours a day or they will get no food.