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The Scandal of Firgrove Court

31-08-2004 14:44

Pavilion, a RSL, is trying to kick out its tenants from Firgrove Court, a small of estate of 28 maisonettes in Farnborough town centre, to enable the estate to be demolished for a car park for a superstore, part of an unwanted town centre redevelopment. Pavilion claim they are making no money on this disposal! Why go through all the hassle, why is the issue extremely sensitive?

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Dr. Gandhi in the Holy Land

31-08-2004 12:57

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, visited Israel and Palestine this past week.

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Actions Against the Labour Party Conference, 26th-29th September 2004

31-08-2004 10:14

The succesful 'Stop the City' protests on the first day of the Iraq war 2003
A summary of the announced counter-events to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, between the 26th and 29th of September 2004. Get down here!

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Jaggi Singh Replies To New York Daily Lies & Smears

31-08-2004 09:52

Reply to New York City tabloid and police smears and lies

MONTREAL -- August 27, 2004

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Impeach Bliar ... contacts on the your MP

31-08-2004 06:28

On the 26th August 2004, a group of MPs published a report on the potential impeachment of the Prime Minister for High Crimes and Misdemeanours in relation to the invasion of Iraq.

You can register your support for the campaign by signing up to the mailing list through the form on the site and write to your representative.

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30 Hours are Enough

31-08-2004 02:21

Over 6 million jobs would be created in Germany if the 33 million dependent employees worked a fifth less. Over 100 billion Euro would be restored to state treasuries. The society is rich enough to afford wage adjustment. All that is needed is political will, not neoliberal indifference and mythology.

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30-08-2004 18:31

Map to Epping Forest District Council
DEMO at Epping Forest District Council - 2pm Tuesday (near Epping Tube Station)

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Call for Global Day of Action in support of the Paestinian Prison Hunger striker

30-08-2004 17:25

The situation of the 8000 Palestinian Hunger strikers is becoming extremally serious. In some prisons people are being refused water for three days as water was removed by the army. Today the Red Cross was able to visit some prisoners and despite many of them being ill after three days without water they have promised to continue.
The hunger strikers are protesting agianst the inhumane prison conditions which they face.

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29-08-2004 16:55

Map to Council Building
DEMO at Epping Forest District Council - 2pm Tuesday (near Epping Tube Station)

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Michelin Guides Sue Israeli Satirist over Spoof

29-08-2004 13:32

Michelin Guides have recently filed a law suite in London against Israeli expat satirist Shimon Tzabar, publisher of a pamphlet titled 'MUCH BETTER THAN THE OFFICIAL Michelin Guide to Israeli Prisons, Jails, Concentration Camps, and Torture Chambers'. Below is an excerpt from the guide, followed by Tzabar's defense submitted to the British Hight Court

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BOLIVIA: farmers occupy oilfield

29-08-2004 13:25 (La Paz, 16th of august 2004) - In the early morning of 16th of august hundreds of farmers and communards of El Chore in the northeast of Bolivia occupied the facilities of the multinational company British Petroleum and paralyzed the oil production. The occupation of the oil field marks the beginning of a new wave of protests, which develop in the rural area of Bolivia: further actions are carried out in the south of the country, where the gas export to Argentina is threatened to get interrrupted, while marches to La Paz are prepared by landless farmers from different regions . after La Paz.

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Barbed wire and the "Ben Gurion strategy"

29-08-2004 08:29

Woke up this morning to a phone call from detained UK journalists and human rights activist, Ewa Jasiewicz - who remains in detention at the Ben Gurion Detention facility in Israel's main airport. Ewa's appeal hearing in the supreme court will now take place on Wednesday, by which time Ewa will have spent 3 weeks imprisoned be "the only democracy in the Middle East."

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P.A.I.N in Bath – a real benefit!

27-08-2004 23:13

Bristle magazine benefit – in Bath on Fri 3 September
Bristle mag is delighted to present live P.A.I.N (Propaganda and Information Network), the legendary agit-prop ska-punksters, plus the Positive Vibration Sound System DJ’s, at a night of maverick merrymaking in Bath. Bring yer dancing shoes!

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demonstrations in greece against the visit of colin powell

27-08-2004 22:47

anti-war demonstations in athens
(my english is not good so use your imagination)

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Exxon/Mobil, the RNC & Widespread Nonviolent Militancy

27-08-2004 01:37

Decentralized direct actions worldwide.

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Canterbury BT Okupada facing eviction 27th August

26-08-2004 20:24

Canterbury British Telecom Building occupants finally at the wire after about a month tomorrow. Eviction notice passed by judge this morning due to no-one coming up with a valid reason to be trespassing. This despite current occupants cleaning up mess of previous occupiers and banning herion users. On the bright side, perhaps due to the improved state of building, no charges for damages followed up.

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Anyone going to the Republican party congress?

26-08-2004 09:51

Anyone going to the Republican party congress?

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'NY-Lon' - Republican Nation Convention coverage

26-08-2004 09:42

The Republican National Committee has, for the first time in its 150 year history, selected New York for their Convention from August 29-September 2, 2004. In a shallow attempt at exploiting the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the RNC has pushed the Convention date to September. Having witnessed two unjust wars in the name of freedom and democracy (plus at least one American life lost each day overseas, a depressed economy, the collapse of the dollar, $87 billion to boost war profiteering, the closing of our firehouses, a health-care crisis, millions of children being left behind, and now this), Americans are gathering to say, ENOUGH!