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We Must Fight The Gentrification Of Our Cities And Defend Our Communities.

10-09-2010 14:30

Across the country pubs and clubs, gig venues and community centres are being threatened by new developments and residents noise complaints. However ridiculous the idea of someone moving into a flat in a busy area surrounded by pubs and clubs and then complaining about it is in recent years some very well established music venues and bars have been closed for these very reasons. We must ensure the survival of communities and the survival of our community hot spots.

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Unauthorised March - Tory Party Conference - 3rd October 2010 Birmingham.

10-09-2010 12:55

Join us on the march to the ICC, past various targets.

No permission, no stewards, no meetings with the filth, just us, working class action!

Meeting place and route to be announced the night of Saturday Oct 2nd.

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Update: desperate situation of evicted Travelers

10-09-2010 10:25

Grattan sends an update from the ongoing eviction at Hovefields.

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Detailed report of ongoing eviction of Traveler familes at Hovefields, Sussex

10-09-2010 10:22

Report from Ann, an activist who has been attempting to support Traveler families, including children, who have been made homeless in the ongoing eviction and are being repeatedly moved on by police.

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Alternative Vegan Festival, London

09-09-2010 23:02

Can't afford to be vegan? Think again... veganism isn't a privilege for the rich!

The Alternative Vegan Festival is a DIY, grassroots event which will show how being vegan doesn't have to cost the Earth.

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U.S. Aim in "Peace Process": Liquidation of Palestinian struggle

09-09-2010 20:13

"In his opening speech, Obama again called the current situation unsustainable. U.S. leaders urgently want to reach some kind of settlement, not due to any concern for the plight of the Palestinian people, but because they recognize that the current situation is intensifying anger in the entire region against the U.S.

The real aim of Washington in these talks remains what it has been since the U.S. first openly entered into negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1991: the liquidation of the Palestinian struggle as part of a drive to pacify and dominate the Middle East as a whole."

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Victory for Queens Market!!

09-09-2010 19:54

After six years of local resistance, property developer finally throws in the towel with its plans to redevelop Queens Market in Newham, East London

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National Demonstration Against Agrofuels

09-09-2010 14:16

Pack your buckets and spades for a day out to Portalnd in Dorset. There will be a coach leaving Bristol on Saturday 25th September at 10.00am for a march, rally, workshops followed by live music and food. There is another coach leaving London at 9.00 am.

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solidarity for the comrades in Chile, for Friday, September 24th

09-09-2010 13:52

international call for actions of solidarity for the comrades in Chile, for Friday, September 24th

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Around the Campaigns Thursday 9th September 2010

09-09-2010 07:12

Camus Mbou Tene at risk of deportation to Cameroon on Friday
Patrick Masengo, has left the UK
The last message from Patrick was on Saturday at 5:50 am to say that he was handcuffed and had 12 security officers controlling him. Attempts to contact Patrick since then have failed. Many thanks to all who tried to prevent the removal.
Keep Patrick Masengo in the UK, no removals to DR Congo

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London NoBorders presents: "Erasing David"

08-09-2010 21:51

Tuesday 14th September, 7.30pm, at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3EU.

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Evictions of traveler families at Hovefields site in Essex - support needed

08-09-2010 20:28

Traveler sites across Europe are facing eviction from their homes in a wave of mounting intolerance against traveler communities.

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GFEST: 2010 line-up will show a range of diversity from the gay ART PRIDE event

08-09-2010 11:21

In it’s fourth year now, GFEST will present its 2010 programme on : The festival promises to present cutting edges of Proud and Loud Performances (from 18 to 20 Nov) at Cochrane Theatre, ‘Moving’ glbt Short Films at Rich Mix (from 11 to 13 Nov), Vibrant Rainbow Colours of Visual Arts in two Exhibitions (from 8 to 20 Nov) and a number of exciting events, debates, talks and parties (from 8 to 21 Nov) in venues across London.

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A Call Out for Dam Sleeping Action 25.09.10- Amsterdam

07-09-2010 23:29

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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Critically examine the role UNISONs labour activities in Liverpool.

07-09-2010 14:50

Trade Unionism
Workers rights

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Lewes Road Community Garden Evicted - Meeting 7pm Tonight

07-09-2010 08:31

The Lewes Road Community Garden was evicted at 2am on Tuesday September 7. Bailiffs acting on behalf of land-owners, Belfast-based Alburn Minos Ltd and partners-in-crime Tesco came in mob-handed (eight-12 plus line of police outside) without a proper eviction notice and took possession of the land and the legally squatted adjacent building.

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Mark Fabbro (sadistically raped by a priest) to protest the Pope in London

06-09-2010 19:59

Mark Fabbro has been seeking justice from the Catholic Church for 14 years. He is travelling to London to find it. He was sadistically raped by a priest Fr Byrne at the age of 11 on school ground during school hours at a Jesuit School in Melbourne, Australia in 1971.

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New Hope, New Dream required following Massive Earthquake: letter to John Key

06-09-2010 15:00

A new dream, an ethical globalization, is required following the massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand (amazingly no loss of life but enormous property damage). An ethical globalization emphasizes the human rights of the worse off domestically and internationally (and helps them to help themselves), rather than the present 'failing' political neo liberal dream.

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Film about antisquatting 7/9/10

06-09-2010 08:34

A Dutch film-maker is touring the UK with his film about antisquatting. Come see it at the Cowley on Tuesday!

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Feedback: London Demonstration Against French & European Roma Evictions

06-09-2010 06:28

Roma Demo French Embassy - Photo Copyright: "Stalingrad ONeill"
Took place Saturday 4th September outside the French Embassy in London

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain (ITMB) and various UK refugee/migrant support groups demonstrated in solidarity with the Roma communities who are being forcefully evicted and deported in France. ITMB deplores President Sarkozy's policies which have resulted in families with children as young as 2 weeks old being evicted with less than 30 minutes notice.

Irish Travellers Group (who organized the demo) and English Gypsies are acutely aware of the racist anti Roma policies that are spreading across Europe. In recent days Roma communities in Italy have been made homeless when bulldozers razed the camps they lived on to the ground. In Hungry the far right Jobbick party have called for Roma communities to be detained in special guarded camps for indefinite periods of time.

ITMB would like to remind the British Government and public that the largest eviction of a Gypsy Roma Traveller community in Europe is presently taking place in Dale Farm, Essex. Like the Roma in Europe, Irish Travellers and English Gypsies in Britain face direct racism and discrimination on a daily basis.

GRT - Gypsy, Roma and Irish Travellers are the largest Minority group in Europe.

Gypsy's gained Ethnic Minority status in 1989 and Irish Travellers in 2000 and are since protected under the 'Race Relations Act 1976'. 9 out of 10 children from the GRT community have experienced racial abuse and nearly a third have been bullied or physically attacked.

For further information please call Irish Traveller Movement in Britain on 020 7607 2002 or email