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funky funky shit- dissident island show 03/09/2010 ready for download- funk

05-09-2010 15:14

check out the latest show from fantasy island

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Sheffield Protests Against Nick Clegg

04-09-2010 08:11

Sheffield Trades Council organised a protest against Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem MP for Sheffield Hallam, who was speaking in the Town Hall, on 3rd September 2010. The attached audio is a raw recording (apologies for the poor quality) of the second half of the speeches, starting with a speaker from the Sheffield Pensioners Action Group.

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What to do with Blair's Book

03-09-2010 14:18

Subversively move Tony Blair's memoirs to the crime section in book shops.

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Massive turnout for first Protest the Pope event

03-09-2010 01:20

The Protest the Pope debate at Conway Hall exceeded all expectations with a capacity crowd and sent a clear message to the Pope. "We are not going to take it anymore".

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"UK a moral wasteland". And they wonder why we protest the Pope.

02-09-2010 23:54

A leading adviser to the Archbishop of Westminster has blamed abortion and gay rights for turning Britain into a “selfish, hedonistic wasteland” which has become “the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death”.

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Danish Court: Climate activists are innocent

02-09-2010 15:46

At 11 this morning, August 31st, outside the City Court of Copenhagen, climate activists Tash and Noah were acquitted of all charges!

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US author: I've come to appreciate Iran

02-09-2010 12:59

Women Against War's billboard displayed in Albany, New York (April-June 2008)
What my first trip to Iran in 2007 taught me is this: From the school children to the police officers to the college students to laborers to the Revolutionary Guard, no one in Iran obviously has been taught to hate Americans and no one was preparing the Iranian people to go to war with Americans. If the government is teaching children to hate Americans, some of that would pick up; but it wasn't like that at all. I got mobbed in Shiraz by 80 elementary school children -- surrounding me so I couldn't move, yelling, "We love you; we love America, Welcome." Just because they found that we were American.

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Jewish Defence League and far-right groups planning to disrupt Al-Quds Day rally

02-09-2010 12:42

The organizers of the Al-Quds Day Rally in London, on 4 September, 2010, have called for a high turn-out to show solidarity against counter-demonstrations organized by Zionist and Fascist groups

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Never Trust a Politician: Whether Red, Yellow or Blue!

02-09-2010 12:42

Protest Clegg's visit to Sheffield. Friday 3rd Sep 2010, from 5pm outside Town Hall.

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Demonstration Against French Government Roma Evictions

02-09-2010 12:19

Saturday 4th September 2010
Congregate 1:00pm outside French Embassy
58 Knightsbridge
(Nearest Tube Knightsbridge)

This demo is part of a European wide protest organized by European Network Against Racism

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9/11 Truth - The worldwide “BuildingWhat?” Campaign

02-09-2010 10:02

BBC reported the collapse of Building 7 of the WTC before it actually occured!
“Recognizing the high correlation between those who know about the collapse of WTC 7 and those who believe that a new – or rather real – 9/11 investigation is needed, I propose that the international 9/11 Truth Movement initiate, starting this September, a world-wide, year-long ‘BuildingWhat?’ campaign. Through this campaign, we would seek to make the fact of its collapse so widely known that the mention of Building 7 would never again evoke the question: ‘Building What?’ ” –David Ray Griffin

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The Papal Visit should not be a State Visit. PROTEST THE POPE DEBATE tomorrow

31-08-2010 23:53

The Central London Humanists in partnership with the British Humanist Association and the South Place Ethical Society (SPES) are staging a debate on the core arguments of the Protest the Pope Campaign.

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31-08-2010 13:33

To squatters, ex squatters, sympathizers, people that are using or have used squats in the past and were inspired by them and so empathize our call.

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Self-Harm in Immigration detention April/May/June 2010

31-08-2010 13:27

Overall there were only 4 incidents of serious self-harm, more than the previous quarter and only an increase of 1, on persons on formal self-harm at risk.

However there are very alarming increases at some of the individual Removal Centres.

Dover IRC showed a 125% increase on incidents of Self-Harm requiring medical treatment

Harmondsworth 54% , Oakington 46.5 %, Yarl's Wood  31% increase on previous quarter of persons on formal self-harm at risk.

There was one death, cause as yet unknown: Eliud Nguli Nyenze born 1970 - died Oakington IRC 15th April 2010

[Self-Harm in Immigration detention - January/February/March 2010

Data for 2009 can be accessed here:

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Keep Patrick Masengo in the UK, no removals to DR Congo

31-08-2010 08:28

[DR Congo is a failed state, the 5th most dangerous country in the world to live in. DR Congo cannot protect its' citizens from itself, it's police/army or other agents. Cannot provide for its' citizens, adequate food/shelter/healthcare, rape of women and children is epidemic.]

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Cowley Club Reopens!

31-08-2010 02:05

Basque HST Talk
After a successful renovation period the Cowley Club is go again.
Here's a list of events in early September, more info available later on our website.
See you soon!

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Demo boosts spirits at Campsfield House

30-08-2010 20:03

The monthly demos continue at Campsfield migration prison near Oxford. On Saturday a group gathered to show solidarity with those stuck inside the depressing place...

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America's Holy Crusade against the Muslim World.

30-08-2010 17:34

"The fact that the 9/11 attacks were not instigated by Muslims has rarely been acknowledged by the Muslim community. Al Qaeda's ongoing relationship to the CIA, its role as a US sponsored "intelligence asset" going back to to the Soviet-Afghan war is not mentioned. (Michel Chossudovsky, America's "War on Terrorism" Global Research, Montreal, 2005)
Since the early 1980s, Washington has covertly supported the most conservative and fundamentalist factions of Islam, largely with a view to weakening secular, nationalist and progressive movements in the Middle East and Central Asia. Known and documented, the fundamentalist Wahhabi and Salafi missions from Saudi Arabia, dispatched not only to Afghanistan but also to the Balkans and to the Muslim republics of the former Soviet republics were covertly supported by US intelligence. (Ibid) What is often referred to as "Political Islam" is in large part a creation of the US intelligence apparatus (with the support of Britain's MI6 and Israel's Mossad)."

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Mother Teresa Protest by Empire State Building owner.

30-08-2010 04:10

The owner of the Empire State Building, Anthony Milkin refused to honor Mother Teresa by switching on it's lights for her birthday celebration. Mr. Malkin pointed out that "Billions of dollars she raised is unaccounted for and that she took money from many awful regimes in Central America". Abuses at her clinics have been documented by reliable sources and are the subject of two books including the "Missionary Position". WELL DONE ANTHONY.

Reprinted from Protest the Pope, Facebook page

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SSHD and ACMD to be judicially reviewed re Alcohol and Tobacco Policy

30-08-2010 01:35

Incarcerated US LSD chemist, serving 20 years in UK, seeks to judicially review the SSHD's and the ACMD's political exclusion of alcohol and tobacco from the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Though the claim is in the public interest, Casey Hardison ultimately wants equal treatment.