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Put Clive Jefferson on the spot - live!

13-04-2010 10:26

Your chance to quiz the BNP's National Organiser

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Pensioners Lead March in London

12-04-2010 14:18

Billions for Bankers, Peanuts for Pensioners
Pensioners led thousands in a march through London on Saturday backed by the trade unions to defend the welfare state and oppose cuts in public services. London, UK. 10/04/2010. Photographs copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved

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Mainshill Coal Site sabotaged!

12-04-2010 13:58

this model of machine was saboatged
In the early hours of this morning machinery at Mainshill open cast site was sabotaged. Two Caterpillar D9T's and a 170 tonne face scrapping earth mover, an O&K RH90, were targeted, both will be inoperable today, and will cost Scottish Coal greatly.

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The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution

12-04-2010 12:50

"In the same month, the highest-ranking general in the United States, “Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” He explained, “It's a global crisis. And as that impacts security issues, or feeds greater instability, I think it will impact on our national security in ways that we quite haven't figured out yet.”[22] Rest assured, they’ve figured it out, but they don’t want to tell you."

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UN report on Western Sahara condemned

12-04-2010 09:12

The UN report published last week has been greeted with disappointment, disbelief and anger by Saharawi's in Western Sahara.

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Upsurge in asylum seekers in industrialized world a myth

12-04-2010 07:03

"The notion that there is a flood of asylum seekers into richer countries is a myth, despite what some populists claim, our data shows that the numbers have remained stable." UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres

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Kyrgyzstan And The Battle For Central Asia

11-04-2010 22:15

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed five years after and in the same manner as he came to power, in a bloody uprising.

Elected president two months after the so-called Tulip Revolution of 2005 he helped engineer, he was since then head of state of the main transit nation for the U.S. and NATO war in Afghanistan.

Which direction the next Kyrgyz government takes will have repercussions on the U.S. and NATO plans for the largest military offensive of the Afghan war scheduled to begin in two months in Kandahar province.

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7 million Iraqis below poverty line

11-04-2010 15:43

The Iraqi government is also going to be ending the ration system to millions of people to be inline with reforms to accomodate their loan aggreements.

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Freedom Press 12 page election special

11-04-2010 12:48

Freedom anarchist newspaper will be producing a 12 page special edition to coincide with the forthcoming general election.

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IMF Thuggery at Kings College Cambridge: VIDEO + PIC

11-04-2010 00:21

Banner Drop - Pic Nicked from The Huffington Post
Security goons attack students and Cambridge people protesting the IMF!


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BP hit by nationwide protests over plans

10-04-2010 23:15

Activists hailed the day as a major success, stating that the protests would send a strong message to BP and its investors. Sheila Laughlin of the UK Tar Sands Network said:

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BP hit by tar sands protests in London, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge

10-04-2010 20:52

Dancing on the forecourt at Shepherd's Bush
An excellent day of action, including the closure of three BP petrol stations!

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Obama’s Lies About Iran: Obama hired to make war where Bush could not?

10-04-2010 17:45

"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."

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Tune in to a live panel discussion on "activist realism"

10-04-2010 17:41

An opportunity to forge new links between critical theory and contemporary activism...tune in to a live broadcast of the panel discussion happening from 6pm to 10pm - available for download after...

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The impacts of coal from Colombia to Scotland - 2 events coming up

10-04-2010 17:00

Scotland imports 75% of the coal burned in its coal-fired power stations, mostly from Colombia, Russia and South Africa. At Hunterston, the UK’s largest coal port on Scotland’s West Coast, huge ships transport coal from Colombia’s open cast mines to the Clydeport facility. If Ayrshire Power and Peel get their way, soon a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston will be fed on this coal too. Making the links between communities affected by coal in Scotland and Colombia, these two events will feature a speaker involved in solidarity work with communities in Colombia driven off their land to make way for the mines.

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Last Hours publish (anti-)election poster

10-04-2010 10:19

As we head towards what is likely to be one of the most overly hyped general elections in recent history (voter confidence is down don't you know!) we felt the need to express a different opinion. An opinion that we have had enough of this sham democracy (in fact some of us have little faith in democracy altogether), that not only do these politicians not represent us but that any system of government is incapable representing us.

We have put together an (anti)election poster. We hope that whilst we have put this out in the lead up to the 2010 general elections it remains relevant until we have rid our lives of this filthy charade.

You can download the poster or order some from us for £1 per 10 posters or £5 solidarity price (the solidarity price will help us put out more of this sort of thing in the future). All orders from our shop will include a copy. Order from Download a hi-res version from

We hope to see these posters up in workplaces, homes, social centres etc in the coming weeks.

See below for poster text and images

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Election meltdown: Mayday Carnival Parades and Direct Democracy Village

10-04-2010 04:56

On International Worker's Day, Saturday 1st May 2010, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will take to the streets again at the head of four Mayday Carnival Parades.

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Philippines: Ex-martial law detainees to campaign vs Marcoses

10-04-2010 00:47

MANILA, Philippines – Activists who were detained during martial law condemned the attempt of the Marcos family to return to power through the May elections.