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Greece: a radical turn in the situation is being prepared

29-04-2010 13:01

The downgrading of Greece’s credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s has sent shockwaves around the world’s financial markets, with stock exchanges seeing significant falls yesterday. The fear is that Greece could default and drag the rest of the eurozone into a severe crisis, putting immense pressure on the euro.

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UNREST and batle with Police , this moment in Athens _ Exarhia sqr

29-04-2010 10:50

small scale unrest but with tear gases .. in Exarhia square / Athens this moment

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the arrested MAZIOTIS _ ROUPA _ GOURNAS take responsibility for the E.A.

29-04-2010 09:48

the arrested MAZIOTIS _ ROUPA _ GOURNAS take responsibility

We take the political responsibility for participation in the Organization Revolutionary Strangle (E.A) . We declare that our comrade Lampros Foundas who fell dead in Daphne on March 10, 2010 after a battle with cops, also participated in the Organization Revolutionary Strangle. The battle has been for the realization of the revolutionary causes that collectively the Organization Revolutionary Strangle was decided. It was a struggle for revolution and freedom.

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Freemovement - Say No to Removals/deportations

29-04-2010 06:57

Sanctuary for Octavie Bei - Second attempt to remove

Octavie Bei a national of Cameroon and resident of London, currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC. Is due to be forcibly removed from UK to Cameroon on Kenya Airways Flight KQ101, on Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 20:00 to Nairobi and onward to DRC.

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Armed attack against Peace Caravan in Oaxaca, Mexico: Two activists dead

29-04-2010 01:36

A paramilitary attack has resulted in two deaths and three missing, two of them comrades of the Red Kaos. The attack was carried out by a paramilitary group observing the convoy, which started yesterday in the Triqui region.

Beatrìz A. Cariño and Tyri Antero Jaakkola have died. Noe Bautista Daniel Venegas and David Arellano, Red Kaos's collaborators and all members of Vocal, are missing.

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Climate Protesters Face Potential Life Sentences

28-04-2010 14:37

18 people from Bristol and Bath, have been charged under the Malicious
Damages Act of 1861 after they blockaded the railtrack which carries coal between the controversial Open cast Mine at Fros y Fran, near Merthyr Tydfil and Aberthaw Power Station on Monday, 26th April.

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All efforts towards advancing the national democratic revolution in Philippines!

28-04-2010 11:18

Today we celebrate with utmost joy the Filipino people’s gallant struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy under a united front. Thirty seven years ago on April 24, in the face of the fascist Marcos dictatorship, revolutionary organizations came together to form the National Democratic Front (NDF). Through the years the NDF has proven its commitment in advancing the revolutionary struggle of the Filipino people to overthrow the semi-colonial, semi-feudal system which oppresses, deprives and exploits majority of the masses.

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EuroMayDay 010 and before

27-04-2010 16:22

EuroMayDay Geneva Poster 2010

I wrote this overview of EuroMayDay activities, because I wanted an english language overview that links some of the places where this movement mobilises, reports and reflects. The starting point is the EuroMayDay website. But other online places can be hard to find, especially since they come in many languages and images. Since most groups have the odd person that speaks english, here is a collection of english language resources. I didn't find a EuroMayDay for this year in the UK. However, struggles around casual labour and precarious lives are happening in the UK just like everywhere else. Maybe some in the UK might recognise their own struggles in the EuroMayDay activities.

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Subverting the Tories

27-04-2010 15:32

You may have noticed the new Tory ad campaign that has erupted like a rash on the phone boxes here in Nottingham. There are at least four different ads, each containing a slogan with 'Vote Conservative' in the bottom panel. The good news is that they are quite easy to deal with.

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Workers' Fightback - "No more illusions, War Against The Rich"

27-04-2010 14:56

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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Press Release - Solidarity Caravan to the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Co

27-04-2010 07:40

Caravan of local social movements and international observator tryin toward the militarized area of San Juan Copala, under threat of paramilitaries

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Take action to stop Anselme being deported

26-04-2010 21:17

Anselme Noumbiwa is a person seeking sanctuary in Great Britain. He faces deportation to his home nation, Cameroon, where he will be in danger of torture and possibly death. Please take action to stop his deportation.

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Bristol and Bath Rising Tide Stop Coal Train

26-04-2010 12:02

Today, people involved in the Rising Tide Network have literally puts their necks on the line by chaining themselves to the rails in order to block the rail link to the Ffoss y Fran Open Cast Coal mine near Merthyr Tydfil. They are currently blocking the movement of coal trains from the mine to Aberthaw Power Station.

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Jus' Take up Your Tools - Bristol Ecovillage is Born - Urban Center for Alt Tech

26-04-2010 11:54

On 17th April 2010 around 45 people occupied a piece of unused land in Bristol, England to set up Bristol Ecovillage, a Center for Alternative Technology. By the end of the day they had established themselves and even had built raised planting beds. This film tells the story of this day.

Watch the video at

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Sanctuary for Cameroonian's, Jean Mathurin Tadjiokeng Yves Yitgna Njitchoua, Ans

26-04-2010 11:32

Jean (Fifth attempt), Yves (Sixth attempt), and Anselme (seventh attempt), long time residents in the UK and currently detained in Colnbrook IRC, are once again facing deportation by charter flight to Cameroon on Wednesday 28th April 2010 on flight PVT 003 @06:30 to Douala.

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Revolutionary Peoples' Party

25-04-2010 12:55

Why lots of people should occupy Parliament Square from Mayday and inspire others to get out on the streets on election day

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Tony Blair, very close to being indicted for war crimes in Malaysia

24-04-2010 18:22

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair testifying at the Iraq Inquiry, January 2010
While on a speaking engagement in Malaysia organized by "Success Resources Company", former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was the object of an articulate protest movement demanding his indictment for war crimes.

This was no ordinary protest. Tony Blair has been accused of war crimes in a legal initiative led by the country's former Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Upon entering the main convention hall, Tony Blair was very close to being served with an indictment for war crimes.

While the unfolding events have been acknowledged by the Malaysian press, Tony Blair's visit to Malaysia has passed virtually unnoticed in the United Kingdom. In fact, outside of Malaysia, the issue has not received press coverage.

Deafening silence and complicity of the British media? One would expect that people in Britain would want to know what happened to Tony Blair in Kuala Lumpur.

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Bosnians riot against IMF cuts

22-04-2010 18:57

ANGRY Bosnian war veterans have risen up against IMF-imposed austerity measures in Sarajevo.

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Sanctuary for Octavie Bei

22-04-2010 12:39

Octavie Bei a national of Cameroon and resident of London. Is due to be forcibly removed from UK to Cameroon on Kenya Airways Flight KQ101 tomorrow Friday 23rd April 2010 at 20:00 to Nairobi and onward to Cameroon.

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Social movement defensive battles The need to engage with politics

22-04-2010 12:26

In the South African political landscape there are some feisty social movements that have waged some hard struggles such as Abahlali base Mjondolo. However, the Left needs to be careful not to over-romanticise their contribution to a more democratic South Africa.