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Workers' Fightback - Greek "State of War"/Sussex Solidarity/Junk mail

17-03-2010 16:44

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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WWOBB: Open Meeting About Bus Services

17-03-2010 14:50

Join us for an
to discuss: What can we do to press for change?

Wednesday 17th March 2010
7pm to 9pm
The Quaker Meeting House
St. James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW (near cathedral)

Refreshments provided.

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Probation Offices Attacked in Bristol

17-03-2010 10:23

At 2am on 17 March, anarchists attacked the inner-city probation offices in Stokes Croft, Bristol.

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Resistance film festival

17-03-2010 00:51

Edinburgh AFed are curating a one-day, free, film festival on Saturday 20th March, celebrating “cultures of resistance” across the world, the diverse films share the theme of collective action against political or economic injustice.

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Case of Tristan Anderson may be reopened, adding to Israeli PR 'nightmare'

16-03-2010 12:44

Rachel Corrie - killed March 16, 2003 in Rafah, Gaza

Add this development to what Mel Frykberg at Inter Press Service calls Israel’s growing “public relations nightmare”: renewed attention to the near-fatal shooting of American activist Tristan Anderson. Just as the media spotlight is glaring down on Israel because of a civil trial in the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie comes a decision by Israel’s Justice Ministry to reinvestigate the shooting of Anderson.

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City Manager bans shack dwellers protest in 'New South Africa'

16-03-2010 12:08

Durban City Manager Michael Sutcliffe
The notorious Mike Sutcliffe (manager of has banned another Abahlali baseMjondolo march. We have, as always, scrupulously followed the laws that govern protest and we have informed the City in good time that we intend to march on Jacob Zuma on 22 March 2010. Yesterday the march convenor, Troy Morrow from the Hillary AbM branch, was verbally informed that permission to march has been denied. The excuse that has been given this time is that the City does not have enough police officers to be able to ensure security at our march.

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Tuseday 16th 7:30 - West Midlands Climate Action Meeting @ Spotted dog

16-03-2010 00:33

Emergency neighborhood meeting Tuesday 16th March, around 7:30-8:00 in the Spotted dog, 104 Warwick Street, Birmingham B12 0NH

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Prosecute Islamic Republic’s judiciary officials not opposition activists!

15-03-2010 22:41

One of the Iran's Islamic regime leader directly been involved in perpetrating most of the state sponsored crimes against the people of Kurdistan.

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Freedom from our social prisons requires a Rights Revolution

15-03-2010 20:32

The British people amy find the following submission sent to the UN Human Rights Committee which is presently reviewing New Zealand's Human Rights record. It shows what happens when States follow a discriminatory agenda condoned by the UN and the global elites.

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Defending Mother Earth at Bolon Ajaw

15-03-2010 18:15

I have just returned from the Zapatista village of Bolon Ajaw, Chiapas, where on 6th February 230 civilian Zapatistas took part in an action to retake control of their “reclaimed lands” which had been invaded and taken over since 20 January by the paramilitary group OPDDIC. For the state and business interests, the Zapatistas and their determination to defend Mother Earth are “a problem” standing in the way of the realisation of multi-million tourist investments.

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Defend Huntington Lane, New blog set-up.

15-03-2010 17:46

We’ve set up this blog in order to keep you informed of the current situation at UK Coals Huntington Lane SMS (Surface Mine Site) in Telford and to appeal for support. Thanks for taking the time to visit, we hope you’ll be inspired to join us.

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One hostage remanded by greek state, others (temporarily) released...

15-03-2010 15:44

The guy with the dread locks ( has apparently been remanded, as a hostage of the Greek state. The other 4 are temporarily released. Cops violently attacked the solidarity demo outside the courts, one person was hospitalised.

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VIDEO: Indigenous activist 'Splitting the Sky' versus war criminal Bush

15-03-2010 12:19

former US congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
The Splitting the Sky story highlights the media cover up of the lies and crimes of 9/11. But that is only the beginning. STS's story starts with the big cover up of the reality that the New World Order of America began in 1492 with a massive genocide that continues to this day.

The founding of America on the theft of natural resources from Indigenous peoples around the world extends these days to the creation of new forms of appropriation, domination, murder and enslavement.

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Issue 8 of The Land out now!

14-03-2010 16:24

'The final and inevitable achievement of a rootless global market will be to destroy itself'

The Land is written by and for people who believe that the roots of justice, freedom, social security and democracy lie not so much in access to money, or to the ballot box, as in access to land and its resources.

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Mothers Day in Parliament Square - Pictures.

14-03-2010 15:28

The Mothers March.
“I left my country in 2003. I come over here and apply for asylum. And I left my daughter behind. She was three years old. I couldn't come with her and since then I don't know where is her whereabouts. I've tried through the Red Cross but haven't been successful. So I always live in fear of not knowing where she is.”
Juliette, Asylum Seeker.

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An anarchist book fair for Sheffield

14-03-2010 13:06

Announcing Sheffield's first anarchist book fair.

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Demo Against Deportation

14-03-2010 11:30

Congolese asylum seekers held a protest against forced removals in the centre of Manchester on Saturday 13th.

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Biofuel Objectors Make Significant Impact at Southall Power Station Appeal

13-03-2010 20:55

Biofuel power company Blue National Grid attempted to scupper biofuel campaigner’s chances of winning the Southall Appeal by getting all evidence associated with deforestation, climate change and human rights abuses disqualified from the Hearing. But campaigners may still win the day as air pollution associated with burning biofuels begins to prove intractable.

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Turkey, Ankara: discovery of "munitions-laden truck"

13-03-2010 09:52

Ankara: TSK vehicle carrying explosives
Questions persist after discovery of munitions-laden truck in Ankara ... Stopping a truck in Ümitköy on Wednesday, Ankara police discovered that the truck was filled with munitions. ... A munitions-filled truck discovered in Ankara late on Wednesday turned out to be carrying weapons and hand grenades belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) to a military facility in the Turkish capital, but questions still linger over why the armed forces ordered the transfer of explosives in a civilian vehicle and without any security escort for protection. Late on Wednesday, Ankara police stopped a truck in Ümitköy upon receipt of an e-mail from an unidentified individual. A search of the vehicle showed that it was filled with weapons and hand grenades. The driver told the police he was taking the munitions to the Special Forces Command in Gölbasi. He also showed documentation indicating that the truck had been hired by the TSK. According to the driver, the explosives were being taken to the military facility in a civilian vehicle for security reasons. A noncommissioned officer and a corporal in civilian attire were also in the truck.

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Undercover police working at drugs projects and NHS counselling services.

13-03-2010 07:17

It might seem obvious to some people that it happens but there are some people who still believe that they can trust their GPs, nurses, drugs counsellors etc. Doctors are supposed to be bound by confidentiality but nevertheless discuss patients who are activists or other suspects with NETCU, the drugs squad etc. If you thought that your medical records are safe, confodential and private, think on.