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Thousands-strong solidarity ring encircles European Parliament

19-11-2010 10:49

Today, the 2010 Coalition of Social NGOs and the women, men and children, taking part in or supporting this event, have called on decision-makers to solidarity at the heart of their response to the crisis. The final declaration from the 2010 European Year must contain concrete commitments to fight poverty, exclusion and inequalities building on the 8 action points outlined by the Coalition of NGOs.

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Angry Mob Halts Lewisham Council Meeting

18-11-2010 15:02

An angry mob brought proceedings to a standstill at Lewisham Town Hall last night as Mayor Steve Bullock presented the first round of cuts to public services to be made in the borough.

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INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY with the 14 anarchists kidnapped by the Chilean state

18-11-2010 03:19

in support of the 14 anarchists arrested in Chile
14 anarchists arrested accused of "terrorism" by the Chilean state, around the mediatic "Bombs case", 10 are still in the Maximun Security Prisons.

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Peaceful protest 8.12.10 begin the resistance!

18-11-2010 03:17

Falmouth town will see a demonstration against the cuts!

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(From Latuff to UK students) Tory Cuts:Scissors BEATS paper, rock BEATS scissors

18-11-2010 00:02

Cameron's rock-paper-scissors game
Copyleft cartoon for UK students, to be reproduced in newspapers, posters, t-shirts, you name it.

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Are top Lib Dems too yellow to come to Oxford, say chicken protesters

17-11-2010 20:31

Protest outside Lib Dem constituency offices
Two Oxford campaign groups did a 'chicken flashmob' at the Liberal Democrat Constitiuency Offices todayat 1pm. They protested against cuts to universities and other public services. The 50 protesters dressed as chickens, claiming that both Nick Clegg and Vince Cable, the country's top two Liberal Democrats, pulled out of visits to Oxford because they do not want to face protests.

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Prosecute Tony Blair and John Howard over ‘proceeds of crime’

17-11-2010 00:00

Blair and Howard held a press conference 5 weeks prior to the invasion of Iraq
The leaders of the US Alliance have yet to face war crimes trials before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their involvements in the Iraqi Genocide (4.4 million deaths, 1990-2010) and the Afghan Genocide (4.9 million deaths, 2001-2010).

Judicial exposure of US Alliance war crimes can be achieved if Australian PM John Howard, who committed Australia to the illegal invasion of Iraq, is prosecuted for “proceeds of crime” over his recently published memoirs.

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Protest against the UKBA Clearance of 600 Refugee Families

16-11-2010 17:10

Over 350 people attended Monday's demonstration outside the Glasgow City Chambers in protest at the UK Border Agency’s plans to forcibly clear out 600 refugee families from their council flats.

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India - Warnings for "the lady of big things"

16-11-2010 13:48

Freedom of expression, once enshrined as the core of democracy, seems no longer acceptable if it embarrasses official policy or stands in the way of lucrative deals between nations.

Why else would India’s government, who vaunts itself as the world’s largest democracy, allow a mob of Hindu fundamentalists to trash the home of writer and social activist Arundhati Roy after she accused India of brutal military occupation in Kashmir and added the incendiary remark ‘Kashmir was never an integral part of India?’

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Police Fitwatch Blog Censorship Attempt Laughed Off By Internet

16-11-2010 00:59

Within just a couple of hours of the news that the police had closed down the fitwatch website (1) the piece which so offended the sensitive flowers has been blooming across the internet.

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Anti-Government Mural In Shoreditch

16-11-2010 00:29

Anti-Government Mural In Shoreditch
A new, anti-government graffito has been added to the front of the old Foundry building in Shoreditch.

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Greece: American activist seriously injured by 'Delta' squad

16-11-2010 00:23

What follows is a compilation of accounts of comrades who were at tonight’s demonstration in central Athens, close to the injured activist and whose reports are verified and trustworthy. Please spread. We will post more information here, as it comes.

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Less than a week to go till the Northern March Against Racism 2010!

15-11-2010 19:28

With less than a week to go now to the march, TCAR reminds you of the urgent need to take an anti-racist message onto the streets of Newcastle.

Check out the video (and share widely!):

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Gay marriage bid in Northampton

15-11-2010 11:11

Gay marriage bid in Northampton

New attempt to end sexual orientation discrimination

‘Equal Love’ campaign seeks gay marriages & straight civil partnerships

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Manchester Anti-Cuts meeting, Wednesday, Central Hall 7:30.

14-11-2010 16:38

There will be a meeting next Wednesday at Central hall, Oldham Street, Manchester city centre to begin discussing and planning how we resist the cuts here in Manchester.

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Students Show the Way – Honours All Round for the Millbank Protesters

14-11-2010 11:26

The University lecturers who described Wednesday’s Student Protest as magnificent were fucking spot on. Thousands of students were involved in the trashing of the Tory Party HQ and despite the media’s howls of outrage it seems most of the country agree (1).

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Airlines workers protest, appeals to Philippine President to stop layoff

14-11-2010 09:11

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) today returned to Mendiola for a rally to appeal to President Benigno Aquino III to stop the mass layoff of 2,600 employees at Philippine Airlines (PAL). PALEA submitted a formal petition to the Office of the President appealing for presidential intervention to suspend the implementation of the Baldoz decision pending its review.