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Anti cuts and fees protest at Uni. Birmingham - 24th November

23-11-2010 16:16

Protest against coalition cuts and tuition fees on Wednesday 23rd November,1 pm; Chancellors Court, University of Birmingham .

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Heterosexual couple refused civil partnership

23-11-2010 15:49

Peter Tatchell 23 November at 15:20 Reply • Report
Heterosexual couple refused civil partnership

Battle for straight equality continues

Next phase: legal action in the courts

‘Equal Love’ campaign opposes exclusion of straight couples

Bristol, UK - 23 November 2010

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Protest concerning the Con/Dem government's proposed public spending cuts outsid

23-11-2010 05:43

Protest concerning the Con/Dem government's proposed public spending cuts outside Gloucester Boots

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Statement from NUT executive members in support of the school walk outs

22-11-2010 12:22

We the undersigned members of the National Union of Teachers National Executive wish to express our wholehearted support for, and solidarity with, the national day of protests and walkouts being organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on November 24th.

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Help save the life of Asia Bibi sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

21-11-2010 22:00

Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother-of-five, works in the fields to help support her family. The government of Pakistan has sentenced her to death based on a false accusation blasphemy – her coworkers falsely accused her of speaking ill of the Prophet Mohammed to avoid having to work with a person of the Christian faith, a persecuted minority in Pakistan. Help save the life of Asia Bibi.

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Preliminary Report on Gloucester Anti-Cuts Demo

20-11-2010 20:57

Decent enough demo in drizzle. People went on to either shut down vodafone and a productive hour or so's chanting and leafleting about tax-dodgers and the cuts, or to an organising meeting for building the anti-cuts resistance (which I'm sure/hope was equally productive).

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Millbank Fire: Lessons from Millbank: Leaflet for printing and giving out

20-11-2010 18:44

Leaflet to be printed and circulated should you like the taste of it. Breaks down into three parts: Cuts are not an issue...(an article about resisting capitalism and not getting stuck on resisting the cuts) / Keeping It Real (advice for those new to doing stuff) and Some Lessons
From Millbank (4 practical lessons to be learned and put into effect everywhere).

Please circulate through your networks, should you wish.

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Three Alternative Reforms for a Different Future for Higher Education

20-11-2010 17:06

The British university system is at a crossroads. The recent Browne Review combined with the Lib-Con spending cuts spells out a dire future for the university. The proposal to remove the cap on fees, to slash funding for teaching in all the arts and humanities, and the continued imposition of market models on research and teaching are leading to far more than a ‘tightening of the belts’ – they will completely change the nature of the university.

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Poss. human rights challenges to social housing reforms

20-11-2010 16:49

Eviction for good behaviour to be enshrined in social housing! This CAN'T be legal!

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Reimagine the University -24th-26th November - Leeds

20-11-2010 11:04

Are you a skint student? An overworked member of University staff? A Leodian with a vision of a more inclusive University system?

The Really Open University invites you to ‘Re-imagine the University’, a three-day event dedicated to exploring and demonstrating an alternative educational system.

Download the programme here:

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Sweden issues international arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Assange

19-11-2010 18:30

"Assange has repeatedly offered to be interviewed, first in Sweden before he left that country, and subsequently in Britain, “either in person or by telephone, videoconferencing or email and he has also offered to make a sworn statement on affidavit. All of these offers have been flatly refused by a prosecutor who is abusing her powers by insisting that he return to Sweden at his own expense to be subjected to another media circus that she will orchestrate,” explains Stephens. He continues, “This behavior is not a prosecution, but a persecution.”
A letter from one of Assange’s Swedish lawyers, Björn Hurtig, has also been made public, which documents the numerous attempts by his legal team to organize Assange’s questioning by Swedish authorities, to no avail.
Stephens concludes his press statement, “Our client has always maintained his innocence. … As a result of these false allegations and bizarre legal interpretations our client now has his name and reputation besmirched. Thousands of news articles and 3.6 million web pages now contain his name and the word ‘rape.’ Indeed, three out of four web-pages that mention Mr. Assange’s name also now mention the word ‘rape’—a direct result of incompetent and malicious behavior by Swedish government prosecutors.”
In a separate comment to the media, Stephens explained that he had “never seen anything like it in 30 years of legal practice.”
In July 2010 WikiLeaks released 77,000 secret Pentagon documents on the war in Afghanistan, and followed that up in October by making public nearly 400,000 more documents on the Iraq war."

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Art of Activism (Oxford)

19-11-2010 18:07

Art of activism are an Oxford based art collective hoping to bring creativity out onto the streets and raise awareness that art can play a role in social change.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Pool in peril (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:59

The council are not only demolishing our livelihoods – while lining their own pockets – they are also just stupid. The decision to close Temple Cowley Pool is a clear example.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Reclaim The Night (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:58

On the evening of 22 October, 150 women marched through central Oxford to ‘Reclaim the Night'.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Food not Bombs hold free feast (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:57

Food Not Bombs (FNB) Oxford recently celebrated its first meal, in support of the Free University event.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Free University (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:55

On 13th Nov, Oxford Education Campaign held the ‘Free University' on Broad St.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Vodafone Disconnected (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:53

On 30th September, around 30 people shut down Vodafone on Cornmarket, protesting in response to corporate tax evasion and the cuts that will affect us all.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Welcome To Campsfield House (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:51

Just outside Oxford, near Kidlington, is what the authorities call "Campsfield House". The name is misleading. Campsfield is not a house; it is a prison.

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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The Council's Priorities (Oxford)

19-11-2010 17:49

To quote the Oxford City Council, "nothing is sacred" in terms of job security and public services – apart from managers and their growing salaries it seems!

Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Anti-Cuts March in Gloucester Tomorrow Sat 20th

19-11-2010 15:49

Called by Gloucester Anti-Cuts Alliance

Meet at The Park, 10am to leave at 10.30am

supported by Trades Council - CWU, GMB, UNISON, FBU, Aspect, USDAW, Unite - and others...