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Workers' Fightback - the "Spring Of Discontent" and Beyond

31-03-2010 15:57

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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Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez

31-03-2010 14:10

"The path is not to fly a plane into a building. It’s to create consciousness. And then the rest will come on its own. I’d like to take this moment to say hello to people of the United States. And us here in the South, we have a lot of faith. And the people in the North are going to wake up. Just like you have woken. Just like many have had an awakening. You can do great changes in the United States, and in a peaceful way, I hope. Because, what happens in the United States, those changes in the United States depend a lot...the future of the world depends on that a lot."

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Website for Social Movements Research

31-03-2010 13:40

The Centre for Civil Society Website an excellent resource
for activists unionists & academics!

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People's Court – Pix-&-Vidz – Tue 30 Mar 10

31-03-2010 10:24

Dateline: Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, 09:40-10:30, Tue 30 Mar 10 – On a grey and wet morning, a mere handful of protesters gathered for what we took to be the first substantive court appearance of the MP's Expenses Scandal Scapegoats. But we learned that the Press Association had already announced that the crooked "New" Labour porkers Elliot Morley, David Chaytor, Jim Devine weren't even going to show up! While inside Court No. 2 the swindlers' silks pleaded Parliamentary Privilege as their excuse for justice evasion, outside on the court steps, our People's Court put their whole corrupt-to-the-core system on trial.

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Seal their Mouth Shut and Let Them Starve to Death

31-03-2010 08:44

April 8, 2010: The Day of Atonement

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Pleasely Hill People's Network: interview

29-03-2010 18:04

On Saturday 27 March, the Sumac Centre hosted the Community Action Gathering, bringing together community-orientated activists from across the country including the Haringey Solidarity Group and Hereford Solidarity League. One of the groups represented was the Pleasely Hill People's Network, from Mansfield. I asked them a few questions to find out how they got started and what they've been up to.

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Grand Arcade To Host Cruel Live Animal Show!

29-03-2010 13:11

The consumerist, chain-store temple that is the Grand Arcade is now using animal cruelty to drum up trade!

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Bomb in Athens kills 1, injures 2

29-03-2010 09:28

Bomb in bin in Athens kills young Afghani boy, injures his mother and sister.

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Tesco - porns more harmful than pyjamas!

28-03-2010 22:53

Tesco devalues women
Over 30 pyjama clad activists descended upon Tescos on Picadilly, London on Friday the 26th of March 2010 to campaign against lads’ mags being openly displayed within their stores.

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Stop the cuts public meeting: 12th April

28-03-2010 20:07

Public meeting
Monday 12 April 2010
12.30 - 2.30PM
Venue: Nottingham Deaf Society, 22 Forest Rd West, Nottingham

No to cuts in city council adult social care services and other council services

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Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma, Durban, South Africa, 22 March 2010

27-03-2010 16:53

Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma
Between three and five thousand Abahlali baseMjondolo members marched on Jacob Zuma on South Africa's national holiday 'Human Rights Day'. This march was the first mass protest by the movement since they were attacked by a state backed militia last year at the cost of two lives and many hundreds of people made homeless. City Manager, Mike Sutcliffe, had sought (and failed) to ban the march altogether.

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More jail terms for Gaza protesters

27-03-2010 14:16

26th March 2010 – Lizzie Cocker in Isleworth

Police hide video evidence from defence lawyers.

Two more youngsters charged with violent disorder during last year’s protests against Israel’s two-week massacre of the Gazan people have been handed harsh jail terms.

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Save Newark Hospital

26-03-2010 19:45

The Save Newark Hospital Campaign was officially launched on Monday 22nd March 2010. Following on from the public meeting held on 15th March key attendees from that meeting met to discuss formalisation of the alliance, which is made up of concerned residents, town councillors and health professionals.

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Charges dropped against KuDOs Pharmaceuticals Protesters

26-03-2010 01:46

Despite the police's best efforts, peaceful protest will go unpunished this time!

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LNG Pipeline protest update... the battle goes on :)

25-03-2010 19:01

A lot of people fought long & hard against the 200 mile LNG pipeline from Milford Haven to Gloucester. Now that is laid in the ground it is hard to see what is worth fighting for.

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Strawberry Fayre Fight Back!

25-03-2010 15:52

In an act of utter shamefaced prudishness and class warfare the actions of the cambridgeshire constabulary have led to the Cambridge cultural event the strawberry fayre to be called of by the organisers for fayre.

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Joint Enterprise! - Jordan Towers is innocent

25-03-2010 14:13

Justice for Jordan Towers
On the 19th May 2007 Jordan Towers was out walking the streets with two of his friends they were on their way to meet some girls. They found themselves on a street in the Pennywell area of Sunderland. Whilst walking down the street he noticed a man in a house standing at the bedroom window. One of his friends exchange words with this man and the three of them continued to walk past the house. Several seconds later the man was behind them, chasing them. Jordan ran to the corner of the street and watched what he thought was a fight taking place. His two friends and the man were fighting.

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Smellie admits to enraging crowd

25-03-2010 10:56

Smellie admits to enraging crowd before assaulting Nicola Fisher with a club

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Our right to protest: Support the London-Gaza Protesters at court, Fri. 26 March

24-03-2010 15:49

Many thousands of us came out to demonstrate against Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza in January 2009.

Following these protests in front of the Israeli Embassy in London, 119 young people were arrested. They were predominantly Muslim and aged between 16-19 years, the youngest was 12. So far 78 people have been charged with offences, the vast majority of these are public order offences which hold a maximum of 5 years imprisonment.

The next hearing is scheduled for the 26th March, at 9.30 at Isleworth Crown Court. It is important that as many people as possible come out to show that they support the young people and recognise the unfairness of these convictions and will not stand for it.

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Mel Broughtons conviction overturned but he will have a third trial

24-03-2010 15:24

the trial wll be the third over the same allegation!