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Weekend photo exhibition at rampART

23-07-2004 11:16

If you've not been down to the rampART yet, pop down this weekend to check out the ZDO9 PROD exhibition, 4pm - 10pm Saturday July 24th till Wednesday 28th...

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Anti-Olympics Publicity Action in Central London

23-07-2004 01:56

Anti-Olympics Publicity Action in Embankment

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Has Big Brother got too big for his boots?

22-07-2004 17:13

Residents of council owned tower blocks in Stockport, Cheshire have recently decided Big Brother is getting just a little bit too big for his boots.

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The Sun's apology will cut no ice with Liverpudlians - and with good reason

22-07-2004 15:29

'It is time to move on' according to the Sun, following widespread criticism
of the paper's interview deal with Everton striker Wayne Rooney. Rooney has
suffered abuse for his deal with the newspaper, infamous for its reporting
of the Hillsborough disaster. The Sun has again apologised for its 'The
Truth' story, made a few short days after the disaster that eventually
claimed 96 lives. Yet the Sun's apology will not cut
much ice with those on Merseyside.

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Direct action road protest veterans delegation to Dept for Transport

22-07-2004 09:10

Audio Outside the Department for Transport
Veteran road protestors threaten new campaign of direct action against government's recently unveiled 10 year transport plan.

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Aborigine wants Australian depute premier's seat

20-07-2004 14:34

At a function in Gerrmany.
Goodooga, 20 July - - An Australian Aboriginal sheep farmer and rights activist, Michael Anderson, is taking on the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson, for the NSW Outback seat of Gwydir in the coming federal election. Should he win the seat, which he’s contending for The Greens, Anderson would be only the second Aborigine in the national Australian parliament. Australian Aborigines number about 420,000 in a population of 20 million. They are the most disadvantaged Australians. Some claim that many live in worse than Third World conditions in the midst of plenty.

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ON THE BARRICADES - some links to check out

20-07-2004 08:51

Roundup of global resistance news stories - Peru, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Italy, Fiji, Canada First Nations, Bihar and Manipur in India, Kenya, Bolivia etc. - with links to the full stories from various sources. Plus some other news links, events and stuff.

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indymedia cinema - Palestine films : download a poster

19-07-2004 15:46

Indymedia Cinema @ The Other Cinema London

11 Rupert Street,
London W1
Tel: 020 7437 0757
Nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Sq.
£6.50/£4.50 cons/unwaged (ask for concs as £6.50 is quite steep!)

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Building Bridges Radio - Boycott Liberty Apparel: National Mobilization Against

19-07-2004 15:32

Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

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Iraq, Racism, Women, Islam and Rights

19-07-2004 13:54

Mohammad Abdul Rahim’s Assassination in Iraq by Islamists; British National Party and Racism against Muslims, ‘Minorities’ and Immigrants; Honour Killings and the New World Order and Refugee Rights.

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Sharon says all jews must return to israel from France.

19-07-2004 12:53

Sharon said that all french jews should go to israel as fast as possible ,starting today .
This open invitation to the french jewish citizens,totaly shows the way these perverts like sharon see the world.

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The **EUROPEAN SOCIAL FORUM** comes to London!

18-07-2004 20:46

Hello, this is the text of a leaflet which I recently picked up and I have typed it up and emailed it in order to promote the ESF.

Please forward this email to anyone - groups or individuals - who may be interested.



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American Indians Protest Scottish Power

17-07-2004 19:18

American Indians Protest Scottish Power - July 16 - 24th
Support native American Indians from the Karuk, Yurok, Hoopa, and Klamath Tribes as they journey to Scotland to protest Scottish Power's control of the river Klamath. These tribes from Northern California and Southern Oregon evolved with Salmon, which are now being decimated because of the series of dams blocking migration. These dams are owned by Scottish Power.

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The Dead Have Risen and are Voting Republican: An Anarchist's Farewell to Reagan

17-07-2004 19:03

The Dead Have Risen and are Voting Republican
Kirby Krackle, an American anarchist, reports on his experience at the Lying in State of Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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Refuseniks Update (pt 2)

17-07-2004 12:08

Court cuts sentences for five who refused to serve in IDF

A military appeals committee on Wednesday decided to reduce the sentences of five men who refused to serve in the Israel Defense Forces by one-third, defying the military prosecution's recommendation.

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Refuseniks Update (pt 1)

17-07-2004 12:06


Pacifist Jonathan (Yoni) Ben-Artzi's struggle reached a new level
on July 9, 2004, when his case came in front of an extended panel of
five judges in the Military Court of Appeals in Tel Aviv. Among the
judges were four Major Generals, including a former commander of
Israel's Central command, a former head of military personnel, and
the former and current Presidents of the Court of Appeals.

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UK ID card tests - details and venues

16-07-2004 17:34

Contact details of UK ID card testing/experiments.
Use this resource creatively - disruption needed!

Here's the latest from my quest to become part of the test group for the ID card nightmare that is poised to make the seeminly innocuous "Papers, please." as feared a sentence in the UK as it was in wartime Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia.

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Public meeting on casualisation hosted by AF/Freedom

16-07-2004 16:19

Anarchist Federation (London group) and Freedom are holding a discussion on casualisation - i.e. making workers more "flexible" for the benefit of the boss - inconvenient working hours, temping, cutting sick pay, etc. - and how to fight it. We'll discuss the trend, why it's occuring, succesful examples of campaigns against it, and what we should do about it.

The meeting is at 7:30pm upstairs at Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley (under KFC), Whitechapel High St (nearest tube: Aldgate East).

All are welcome. Bring your ideas and opinions.

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Why social centres are pants...

16-07-2004 00:50

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the current trend toward starting up so-called 'social centres' is a load of wank?

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Nazila’s Life is in Great Danger!

15-07-2004 22:56

According to the latest news from IFIR’s branch in Turkey, Nazila Mohamad Hasani Zamani’s life is in serious danger and she is threatened to be deported back to Iran by the Turkish Government. She was told by the Turkish police that the Iranian embassy has asked the Turkish police to hand Nazila over to them.

Nazila’s life can only be saved by an international pressure on the UNHCR.