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17th March, Kings gate Protest - Newcastle

11-03-2011 17:01

This week, the Courier released a shocking expenses scandal which was made by the Newcastle Universities Management and Vice Councillors claims.

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Liberal Democrat Conference: Police State Sheffield #ldconf

11-03-2011 15:11

Some photos of the "wall of steel" that has been erected in Sheffield to protect the Liberal Democrat spring conference.

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8 March- women in Iran under islamic oppression

11-03-2011 09:46

women under islamic oppression
Amnesty International’s submission to the Commission on the Status of Women regarding concerns about the harassment and imprisonment of women, including rights defenders and members of minorities, in Iran

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Marching Mothers on the Move

10-03-2011 18:53

On SATURDAY 12 MARCH Mothers are Marching In defence of Everyone's survival and welfare, and for an End to cuts, poverty and discrimination. We'll be meeting on the north side of Trafalgar Square (in front of the National Gallery) at 12 noon then marching to SOAS for a Speak-out. Keynote speaker: distinguished campaigner and author SELMA JAMES
on International Women's Day:how rapidly things change.

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Information on planned protests in Sheffield 11-13th of March

10-03-2011 16:48

Here are various useful links for this weekend:

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Thousands of Kurdish bodies discovered in dozens of mass graves

10-03-2011 16:27

Over the years of war between Kurdish separatist guerrillas and the Turkish army and police, during the 1980s and 1990s, thousands of Kurds disappeared and were unaccounted for. Now their bodies are turning up in dozens of mass graves in the Kurdish region and in Turkey proper. Kurdish and other human rights groups are pointing the finger at the Turkish armed forces and at the government of the day.

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Standing up to Surveillance Conference

09-03-2011 23:24

A Conference hosted by the Network for Police Monitoring.
Sunday 17th April. 10.30am – 5pm.
Venue : Rich Mix 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Entry: Suggested Donation £5 (unwaged) £10 (waged) . This includes tea, coffee and a light lunch.
Prior registration is essential.>/p>

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May Day demo in Brighton

09-03-2011 19:00

May Day demo 12pm 30th April in central Brighton.

Location and details announced near the time.

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Screening of Land and Freedom for Brighton AntiFascists

09-03-2011 18:34

Brighton AntiFascists are hosting a screening of Ken Loach's 'Land and Freedom'.

6.30pm Thursday 10th March at the Duke of York's, Brighton.

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International Women's Day in the Philippines

09-03-2011 12:39

Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.

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Libya: A Response to the Escalating Situation

08-03-2011 21:05

Demonstrators outside the Libyan Embassy on 5 March
Update on actions in the UK - parliamentary group/ statement by the British Libyan Solidarity Campaign/ demos

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World social form dakar

08-03-2011 19:54

videos for social forum

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A Weekend Preparing for 26 March TUC Demo

08-03-2011 17:38

THE MARCH WEEKEND Sat 12 – Sun 13 March - A weekend of new ideas, discussion and making in preparation for 26th March TUC demo… 11am – 7pm, ULU, Malet St., WC1.


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Report - Swindon Anti-Cuts demo

08-03-2011 12:42

Breakaway group moving off
A brief report from Saturdays anti-cuts demo in Swindon

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Anti-Benefit Cuts Leafleting Glasgow Thurs. 10th March 1.30-2.30PM

08-03-2011 00:33


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US and allies step up military and intelligence operations in Libya

07-03-2011 20:09

The report that eight members of the UK’s Special Air Service (SAS) were briefly detained in Benghazi provides confirmation that the US and its European allies are stepping up their efforts to establish firm links with elements of the opposition to the regime of President Muammar Gaddafi and secure control of Libya’s oil resources.

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Egypt humanitarian delegation enters Gaza

07-03-2011 19:31

Their aim is to enter the beseiged Palestinian terrirtory with as many Egyptian volunteers as possible. This in order to highlight that Egypt's economic blockade of Gaza continues and must end following the fall of the Mubarak regime.

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Libya: the World Cheers as the CIA Plunges Libya Into Chaos

07-03-2011 00:18

The National Front for the Salvation of Libya - the main opposition group - is being funded by Saudi Arabia, the CIA, and French Intelligence. This group unified itself with other opposition groups, to become the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition. It was this organization that called for the "Day of Rage" that plunged Libya into chaos on February 17. Every effort is being taken to sketch the appearance of a popular revolt against the supposed leader of Libya, Gadaffi, when in fact he is just the architect of Libya's current political system, a mixture of pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islamic government. The true leader of Libya is an indirectly elected prime-minister - currently Baghdadi Mahmudi. Contrary to what the media is sketching, opinions in Libya vary. Some people support Gadaffi but want Mahmudi out. Others want both out. Many just want to live their life in peace. Calling Khadaffi the leader of Libya is comparable to calling Akihito the leader of Japan.
Meanwhile, exactly what are the origins of the "Islamic Emirate of Barka"? And why are videos of Pro-Gaddafi protests disappearing from Youtube?

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'Without Borders' Issue 3 - February 2011

06-03-2011 11:54

'Without Borders' is a French zine written by Calaisian Activists and published in French and English at regular intervals.