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Pro-Nazi, Pro-Rape, Pro-Pedo Music in London

14-06-2011 21:52

On 25 June and 1 Oct 2011, London's Slimelight nightspot plan to stage concerts by musicians with links to Fascism, Nazism and violent anti-Feminism

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Kingsley Burrell - March for Justice - 2nd July 2011

14-06-2011 21:45

Campaigning for Justice 4 Kingsley Burrell, and in unity with Justice 4 Smiley Culture.
2nd July: March for Justice In Birmingham. We can make this as big as the march in London. It will be a peaceful March

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Fear of Freedom:collectivist bill of rights reducing NZers to dependency.

14-06-2011 19:45

Australia could be landed with a dependent NZ if we become part of Australia. In my view, we will be like 'an anchor their your neck'. Our collectivist bill of rights, Australia is also seriously considering a bill of rights, is reducing the population to a state of dependency. I consider, if we join with Australia it should be a matter of mutual choice and not out of our desperation by our being reduced to 'third world status' and the 'begging bowl'. But I do think God is defending New Zealand so the people can have a choice.

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Letter from imprisoned anarchist Damiano Bolano

14-06-2011 12:36

Letter from Damiano Bolano, imprisoned anarchist comrade of the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, from Domokos prison (Greece)

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SpanishRevolution: Graphics 2_ Videos and Txt

14-06-2011 12:02

texts, videos and graphs on SpanishRevolution

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Peaceful protestors arrested. Cut the TSG!

14-06-2011 07:58

"Don't blog when angry" is probably first in a list of bloggers' ten commandments, hidden away in some geek tome somewhere. If so, I hereby break it.

I am livid, for one very simple reason: I have just watched four peaceful protestors be violently arrested by the Metropolitan Police. Countless others I watched get pushed, shoved, and punched. Subsequently another was arrested at a demo outside Holborn Police Station against the initial arrests. Several vans of TSG were deployed to this, again entirely peaceful, in front of a fortified police station to which a couple of dozen students and academics could pose no meaningful threat. A dog section was present, both at SOAS and outside the Police Station.

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Let's Stop a Bad Drugs Law Getting on the Books in the UK!

14-06-2011 02:42

The so-called Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, currently under discussion in the House of Lords, is already under scrutiny for various suspected threats to civil liberties, most notoriously clamp-downs on rights of public assembly and protest in response to the actions at Parliament Square. But let's not overlook the section that would actually REMOVE the need for experts of any kind to advise the government about drugs policy!

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Anarchist Federation statement on June 30th

13-06-2011 15:09

Anarchist Federation on the upcoming strikes and actions on June 30th

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Two men deported from Lye

13-06-2011 14:16

Two men have been arrested in Lye under the Immigration Act as part of a joint police and UK Border Agency crackdown on “illegal” immigrants.

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Take the square!!! Take the streets!!! #Globalrevolution 19th June 2011

13-06-2011 12:05

We are the outraged, the anonymous, the voiceless. We were there, silent but alert, watching. Not gazing upward at the powers that be, but looking from side to side for the right time to unite with each other.

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Fight The Cuts: Public Meeting with John McDonnell MP

13-06-2011 11:45

A public meeting on fighting the cuts, defending our pensions, benefits, services and communities. Speaker John McDonnell MP plus speakers from NUT, PCS and UCU. Organised by Sheffield Anti-Cuts Alliance and South Yorkshire LRC (Labour Representation Committee)

Thu 16 Jun 2011, 7pm Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard St. S1 1WB

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Stand Up, Be Counted, Slut Walk

13-06-2011 08:45

This past weekend, I popped my protest cherry by marching alongside women of all ages, races and religions at London’s Slut Walk. It’s an event and subject I feel strongly about and the day itself made me even more passionate about it. There were women in that 5000+ strong crowd who had been victims of rape themselves, there were men who marched along to show their support. It felt good to crowd the streets of London, make the traffic stop and and draw attention to the heinous culture of victim blaming that goes on world wide.

As we stormed the London streets on Saturday, a defining moment for me was when we walked past a group of builders. They downed tools and just stared at us, open mouthed. No cat calls, no wolf whistles, no smarmy comments – they read the signs, they shut up. I’m sure for many women there it was the first time we’ve managed to walk past a building site and not had our anatomy dissected by men who are often older than us, probably with daughters our age.

This is what I think gets misunderstood. There’s a difference between someone paying you a compliment and someone wolf whistling or saying ‘nice tits’. I have had men say to me in the street ‘you look nice today’ and been bowled over by the fact they seem to have manners. It’s such a rarity. The majority of the time, I get hissed at, whistled at (you know, like you would an animal), told I have nice tits, nice legs, told I should wear my skirt a little shorter, told how nice my ass looks. When your first comment to me is sexual, how am I to know you’ll just leave it at a comment? What may be an innocent comment to you, I have no choice but to take a a possible threat.

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Greece: Democracy is born in the squares

12-06-2011 11:53

There may be no better proof of the rupture that is brought about by the “movement of the squares” other than its open, participatory, directly democratic way of organising and functioning. Within a single week it has given birth to a political culture of a different type, one that literally overcomes all known models of organising and struggle to date.

Even if the issue of its procedures is incomplete, it comes up again and again and comprises the most important legacy already left to the political and social life of the country. This does not mean there are no issues with disorganisation, inefficiency, delays. Taking into account however the explosive rhythm of its development, the lack of previous experience on the side of those who created it, along with the need to compile, step by step, heterogeneous and different opinions of all participants through open procedures, all this is to be expected. Even if time-consuming, its procedures are flexible and are altered by the day; they are self-criticised, adjusted according to mistakes, comments and suggestions deriving from them being tested in practice.

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Fire Extinguishers and Fire Starters: Anarchist interventions in the #Spanish Revolution

12-06-2011 09:48

Barcelona, Spring 2011: Chronology of An Unexpected Event

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Shell compound occupied for 9 hours – third action in two days

10-06-2011 15:02

Wednesday and Thursday saw a serious of occupations and actions against the drilling compound at Aghoos in Mayo as part of the ongoing campaign against Shell. The events culminated in an eight-hour lock-on and a nine hour occupation of machinery which stopped all work for the day. Over thirty people were involved in the events. UK and other international campaigners joined Irish activist as part of the days of action.

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BoS Demonstrators Protest Unlawful Arrest Of Bank Account Funds

10-06-2011 12:44

Demonstrators Gather outside the Bank of Scotland, Earl Grey Street
EDINBURGH, 9TH JUNE - PEOPLE gathered yesterday at the Bank of Scotland's Earl Grey Street branch, Tollcross, Edinburgh, to protest the unjust and unlawful arrestment of more than £700 in bank account funds from an account held by Edinburgh resident Jaime. The arrestment was carried out by Stirling Park Sherriff Officer's acting on behalf of Edinburgh 'cowboy' landlord and car dealer Mark Fortune.

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Spain in Revolution VIDEOS...10.96.11

10-06-2011 08:44

video, photos, texts on revolution in south europe

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Demo against Santander, Brighton - in Solidarity with the Arab Uprisings

10-06-2011 07:27

Meet outside Santander opposite Churchill Square today FRIDAY JUNE 10

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PCS Industrial action in Brierley Hill

09-06-2011 23:49

PCS members in Brierley Hill have staged walkouts in protest over concerns their health and wellbeing is been put at risk by new polices introduced by HMRC.

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Sri Lankan Garment Workers Defy Unions And Killer Cops Over Pensions

09-06-2011 14:16

Katunayake is under military lockdown, but workers are still defiant
Garment workers in the Sri Lankan 'Free Trade Zone' of Katunayake have defied the government and their own union bosses over the implementation of a new private pension scheme, forcing the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance back to the drawing board. However, Katunayake is under virtual military occupation following the rebellion, which saw police murder protesting worker Roshen Chanaka Ratnasekera.