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Kurds Remember Western Kurdistan Uprising

12-03-2010 22:30

Just over 30 Kurds demonstrated opposite the Syrian Embassy in Belgrave Square, London this afternoon, Friday 12 March 2010 on the sixth anniversary of the start of the Qamlishi Uprising in Northern Syria on 12 March 2004.

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Kurds Call for Release of Children from Turkish Jails

12-03-2010 22:03

Turkish Embassy Protest
Around a hundred people protested this afternoon (12 March) outside the Turkish Embassy in London against the 8 year sentence for 15 year old Berivan Sayaca for allegedly throwing stones at police vehicles during a demonstration. Photos (C) 2010 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Austrian global day of action report

12-03-2010 20:55

Solidarity is still a Weapon! An account of the Global Action Day on March 2nd 2010

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Social Centres in a Time of Crisis

12-03-2010 16:36


A weekend of workshops, discussions and socialising for everyone with an interest in radical autonomous social centres.

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Rossport Solidarity

12-03-2010 16:23

Merthyr to Mayo cycle ride in support of the Shell to Sea Campaign.

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Omar Degayhes to speak at Univ of Canterbury- 18 March

12-03-2010 15:55

Former Guantamamo Bay inmate Omar Deghayes is to speak at an event at University of Canterbury 5pm Thurs 18 March.

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West Bank administration bans ceremony for the Palestinian resistance fighter

12-03-2010 15:53

Dalal al-Mughrabi
The “Palestinian Authority”, which is the puppet administration in the West Bank, is now allowing Israel to dictate which Palestinians may or may not be honoured by the Palestinian people. Permissible: celebration of collaborator Mohammad Dahlan’s birthday. Not permissible: any Palestinian with dignity.

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Criminal MPs Protest – Pix-&-Vidz – Thu 11 Mar 10

12-03-2010 06:40

A1. Three Fingers for Corrupt Swindlers
Dateline: Westminster Magistrates Court, Horseferry Road, London, UK, 10:30-15:00, Thu 11 Mar 10 – Nearly 400 MPs swindle over £1,000,000 in false expenses claims over several years, and how many scapegoats are put up for criminal charges? Just three Labour MPs, and a token Tory Lord too. The 'public' were appalled, angry, and up in arms about this scandal – so how come when the four Parliamentarian criminals first face charges in court, only SEVEN protesters turned up?

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Helping Iraqi Refugee's

12-03-2010 01:11

In the first of a series of interviews, Elaine Bigelow of the Iraq Solidarity Campaign speaks to Sasha Crow, who as director of the Collateral Repair Project is currently in the Kingdom of Jordan, where the CRP is providing assistance to many of Iraq’s displaced people.

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The Situation in Greece

11-03-2010 22:24

This is best viewed at and will be updated from there.

Tensions rise once again in the streets of Greece’s major cities. Radicals and Anarchists join workers from around the country in voicing dissent. Airports, hospitals and other public services have shut down for the day as the Greek Government attempt to impose harsh new austerity measures.

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Greek Revolt Updates 11th of March 2010

11-03-2010 21:50

Begins with a song by germany's most influential "polit" Rockband Ton Steine Scherben "My name is human being", that was published in greek to honor the anarchist Lampros Fountas assassinated by cops yesterday in Athens. After the updates comes a flier spread in Athens. If it sounds too familiar to you scroll a bit down to learn more about the current situation in Greece.

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800 Tube Staff To Go

11-03-2010 20:50

London Underground (LU) is to axe up to 800 jobs under plans to make savings of £16m a year, the company has announced.

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Greek General Strike

11-03-2010 19:48

More than 50,000 people have demonstrated in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece against the cash-strapped government's austerity measures.

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Protest against the imprisonment and abuse of Kurdish children in Turkish jails!

11-03-2010 17:03

A 15 year old Kurdish girl Berivan Sayaca has been jailed for 8 years for allegedly throwing stones at police, she is just one of hundreds of children singled out and arrested indiscriminately and jailed unjustly in Turkey. We want to highlight this scandal and free the children. Join us!

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Meeting for radical climate action and analysis - Tuesday 16th March

11-03-2010 15:05

The next in a series of meetings at the Sumac Centre (245 Gladstone Street,Nottingham NG7 6HX) at 8pm.

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Dissident Island Radio - How to superglue yourself to Gordon Brown

11-03-2010 12:29

Download the latest Dissident Island Radio show...

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Coal Mining Heritage and Issues March 12-14th 2010, Newcastle

11-03-2010 11:58

Coal mining has never been more important around the world than it is today, and it looks set to expand further on a global scale. In this context energy debates, coal mining communities and associated issues and so on, need further examination.

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The Greek uprising is truly going European!

11-03-2010 09:51

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It is early in the morning of Tuesday, March 9th. Bemused audiences tuned in to an Athens news station to listen to an evidently uncomfortable police spokesperson. How could he not be? He must explain a rather embarrassing incident: days earlier, on March 5th, the police had tear-gassed Manolis Glezos in the face for trying to prevent a youth’s brutal arrest [photo at]. Glezos is 88 years old today; it was almost 70 years ago, on May 30 1941, in Nazi-occupied Athens that he and Apostolos Santas climbed up the Acropolis and tore down the Swastika – an action for which he was arrested and tortured the following year.

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Welfare campaigners' solidarity with DWP workers

11-03-2010 08:45

Defend Welfare! Solidarity with the PCS strike!
Members of Defend Welfare Newcastle (including benefits claimants) and Tyne & Wear Left Unity attended pickets, and a rally at Newcastle Monument, organised by the PCS Union during the strike by civel service staff (including DWP/Jobcentre Plus workers) on March 8th and 9th.

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Community Action Network Gathering

10-03-2010 21:56

Standing up for our local communities and our interests - how best to organise and take action?

All radical, community-orientated local groups and individuals throughout the country are invited to a UK-wide Community Action Gathering in Nottingham on Saturday 27th March.