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Statement from the Chilean school students on hunger strike

12-09-2011 15:06

Translation of communique issued Sunday September 11 by the school students on hunger strike (some for 50 days now) in Santiago, Chile. Education without profit.

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Dale Farm: Important Eviction Update

12-09-2011 11:28

The public date of the eviction is the week of the 19th September, but
we still need supporters at Dale Farm. We have received unconfirmed
reports that part of the eviction operation may start tomorrow, and so
the more people on site the better. Please be ready to come to Dale
Farm in the morning, just in case -- you'll receive a txt if you've
signed up to txt alerts at

Residents believe that the bailiffs and the police may attempt some
sort of operation early tomorrow morning. This is a very stressful
time for a lot of the residents- they are being made homeless by their
own council. They need our support.

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PHILIPPINES: High price of electricity is anti-women, anti-poor

12-09-2011 10:32

MANILA, Philippines – In a society where women are mostly in-charge of managing the household budget, higher electricity rates mean additional burdens and deeper indebtedness for Filipino women, especially those who already find it hard to make ends meet.

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UG#568 - 9/10 Anniversary (Unaccountable Accounts from Powerdown to Stand Down)

10-09-2011 11:54

This week's show is released 10 years to the day since Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon could not account for 1/4 of all its spending. Like the $2,300,000,000,000 he spoke about, many details from the next day are still unaccounted for, a decade later - including most notably the sudden (though not unexpected) implosion of WTC7. We hear the soundtrack of a new video by

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UG#567 Radical Democracy & The Rebirth of Epimethean Man (Deschooling Society 7)

10-09-2011 11:35

We start this week's show with Professor David McNally on 21st century instances of people rebelling against their would be overlords. Then a set of activists in Spain on how a recent wave of protests against the austerity morphed into an experiment in self-government. Finally, we conclude our reading of radical philosopher Ivan Illich's 1971 book, Deschooling Society, in which he describes the re-conceptualisation needed to break from the counter-productive and dependency producing hierarchical institutions of the 20th century.

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Breaking: Kayaks attempt to stop warship getting to DSEi

10-09-2011 10:34

HMS Dauntless and police boats
Activists on inflatable Kayaks have this morning attempted to stop the Destroyer HMS Dauntless from reaching the Excel Centre where it is due to be displayed at the DSEi Arms fair.

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Causes : solidarity action for norwegian politcal activist

10-09-2011 09:20

Andre is a Norwegian comrade, our loyal and good friend who had the
misfortune to experience psychological repression. whilst fearing for his life and liberty

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Flashback: One person’s account of a train action – From DSEI 2003

09-09-2011 18:44

We were a small affinity group of about eight, that wanted to take action against the DSEI 2003 arms fair but were unable to take an action together that involved lots of preparation, and the train action was ideal. It turned out to be straightforward, effective and VERY replicable.

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How I (nearly) got into an arms trade conference

09-09-2011 18:09

How shameless is the government’s arms sales unit? Even as ordinary people across the Middle East are laying down their lives in the struggle for democracy, UKTI DSO organises a seminar to help arms companies to sell weapons to the repressive regimes of the region.

The event was called Middle East: A vast market for defence and security companies, it was presented by London Chamber of Commerce, and it was to be hosted in the City of London by Royal Bank of Scotland. (The very same RBS that Amnesty International recently forced to stop financing the makers of cluster bombs.)

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Stop The Arms Fair Day Of Action: Tuesday 13th September!

09-09-2011 17:02

It's only four days till the DSEi arms fair opens its doors and the global arms trade arrives in London. There is a wave of actions planned for the first day of the fair, September 13th. You can find the full list at

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EDL / Casuals United / Infidels = Violent Racism

09-09-2011 12:30

As shown by this montage of screen shots, EDL organiser Jeff Marsh's Casuals United group and the EDL splinter groups called the Infidels are different branches of one and the same organisation.

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Tesco Song

08-09-2011 23:15

True Story of when Neil got banned from Tesco and found a better life waiting for me without those ****ers.

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Welfare/ATOS & Harrington's indifference

08-09-2011 16:29

Professor Harrington- WCA/ATOS says Test will continue regardless while he refuses to comment whilst 'reviewing'....

How many more have to suffer and/or die before this iniquitous 'Test' is dropped and ' silent' Harrington forced to resign in disgrace..????

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National Day of Action Against Atos - 30th September

08-09-2011 13:44

Take Action Against Atos Origin and the Poverty Pimps on the 30th September 2011.

We aren't going anywhere!

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Trades Union C****

07-09-2011 23:56

TUC gets it dreadfully wrong!

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Has Mark Serwotka's PCSU trade union been aiding attacks on the poor

07-09-2011 09:38

How many pension credits claims are being suppressed, denied and blocked by staff at the London Pension centre in Newcastle?

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Media manipulation of 9/11 Truth

06-09-2011 11:59

To this day, 9/11 mythology remains official dogma on air and in print. As a result, most Americans remain unaware of the biggest lie of our time and its horrific consequences, touching their lives directly.

Sunday marks the 10th 9/11 anniversary. As on previous anniversaries, the media cover everything except what Americans most need to know - the truth.

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Workshop for Actions and Alternatives - all-year-climatcamp

06-09-2011 11:32

In germany, in the rhenish brown coal-mining region, there is an permanent climat camp getting set up in the moment.

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Commute the death sentence of Santhan, Murugan and Perariva

05-09-2011 11:41

Tamilnadu Government order to execute Perarivalan, Santhan and Murugan Two
I am William Nicholas Gomes, a human rights activist and journalist. I have been campaigning for the abolishment of the death penalty for years. I want to start my appeal to you by quoting a comment of eminent jurist, W.J. Basil Fernando, who is the Director for Policy and Programme Development of Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), “I am opposing the execution of the killers of Rajiv Ratna Gandhi, not because they are the killer of 6th Prime Minister of India but it is because no State has a right to take the life of a human being, it being against the Right to Life. I am for abolition of death penalty”.

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9/11 anniversary: French, Italian, German media to leave US and UK in the dust

04-09-2011 15:50

If you thought the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 would be an endless barrage of media coverage rehashing the official story and taking occasional swipes at the 9/11 truth movement, think again.

Well, if you live in Europe, that is.

This coming Sunday, September 4, three major European channels will air in-depth stories on the Remember Building 7 campaign. M6, among France’s largest channels, will show a 90-minute documentary about various 9/11 family and first responder groups, a significant portion of which will cover Remember Building 7 (click here to see the trailer). In the same vein, RAI 3, Italy’s BBC, will show a feature length documentary that devotes significant time to Remember Building 7. And RTL, one of Germany’s largest channels, will show a Spiegel TV special about Remember Building 7 and the 9/11 truth movement.