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Simon Kirby mp covers up Sussex Police Corruption

13-11-2011 13:08

Simon Kirby mp covers up Sussex Police Corruption. Simon Kirby mp said he would help a 76 year old man who is very sick who expose a major case of Police Corruption

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Hunger Strike By Young Activist

12-11-2011 15:34

Animal Rights Activist Edmund Maile goes on Hunger Strike.

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Neo fascists in the new Greek Goverment

12-11-2011 06:08

minister Boridis .. many years ago
Among others .. extreme right wing .. members of the Greek national Front LAOS are appointed ministers in the new Greek government of the 'appointed" banker Mr Papadimos as prime minister

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November…

11-11-2011 11:54

On 5th November people from Occupy Birmingham protested outside RBS and Natwest. Below is the content of one of the flyers handed out at the protest.

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After Nov 9: Where do we go from here?

11-11-2011 10:45

Front of Student March - rikkiindymedia[at]
Were the Nov. 9th protests a game changer as we suggested they could be in a previous post? The answer is yes but certainly not in the way that we were hoping events would turn out! The hoped for meeting up of the sparks and students to unite as one protest was shafted by what can best be described as ‘total policing’ tactics from the Met aimed at intimidating and frustrating protesters every step of the way.

From the reports we’ve heard so far, the electrician’s action was pretty lively with roads being blocked for a while but the cops soon moved in with the result that the sparks ended up being kettled. You have to go back a long way to remember the last time plod took action against striking workers in this way. What is happening with the sparks action is having a resonance by word of mouth with other construction workers as doubtless they potentially face the shafting the electricians are confronting. We passed a few construction sites yesterday and the march was definitely getting the thumbs up from the builders watching us pass by. What is frustrating and quite scary is the almost total media blackout of the sparks dispute. The journalists are aware this dispute is going on but it’s hard to escape the suspicion that pressure is being applied from high up to keep this story under wraps.

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Callout for a Solidarity Action – International Day to Defend the Egyptian Revol

10-11-2011 12:51

Saturday 12/11/11, 3pm St Paul’s
Occupy London is calling for ‘A tour of shame’ on the 12th of November, starting at St Pauls at 3pm, as it is the International Day to defend the Egyptian Revolution. We will be touring central London, visiting 3 of the 6 Arms Dealers who accompanied Cameron to Cairo in February, in order to strike an arms deal with the Egyptian Army.

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London Demonstrators Defy Police Intimidation

09-11-2011 10:54

Hundreds of electricians briefly blocked the City of London this morning
Students, electricians and cab drivers are all demonstrating in London today. Above all, they are demonstrating that they will not be intimidated by police scare tactics, which are aimed at deterring those want to fight for their futures.

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Early morning electricians demo around the City of London

09-11-2011 10:04

Students & Workers Unite banner, Bishopsgate
Report of the electricians demo early this morning that started of today's (9 November) day of action

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IWW London Guildhall Cleaner's Solidarity protest in Birmingham

08-11-2011 18:57

Yesterday West Midlands Industrial Workers of the World staged a two hour picket outside the Birmingham Children's Hospital in support of the IU640 Cleaners Branch protest at Guildhall in London and part of the International Day of Action against SODEXO.

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Facing Up To Mike Weatherley's Fearsome Gauntlet

08-11-2011 13:03

I take your gauntlet and use it to apply a slap across your filthy chops, Mike.

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Tightening the Noose: The IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program

08-11-2011 00:20

Washington Post, 7 November 2011
A diplomatic, economic and military noose is being steadily tightened around the Islamic Republic of Iran.

On the diplomatic front, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is about to release its latest report on Iran's nuclear program, a program Iran insists is solely designed to produce electricity and not atomic or nuclear weapons, as is claimed by the United States and other Western powers.

According to a Nov. 6 story by the Reuters news agency, the report is tentatively scheduled to be submitted to IAEA member states on Nov. 9. That report “is expected to give fresh evidence of research and other activities with little other application than atomic bomb-making, including studies linked to the development of an atom bomb trigger and computer modeling of a nuclear weapon.”

Such “evidence” would give the U.S. ammunition to pressure the U.N Security Council to impose a fifth round of economic sanctions against Iran, or even help justify a military attack by Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom or all three countries, all of which have developed contingency plans for just such an attack.

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Chaos in The Countryside

07-11-2011 23:54

A week after falsely blaming hunt saboteurs for the death of one of their hounds, the attached video shows the Cotswold Vale Farmers Hunt casually risking the lives of their hounds

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In The Mirror - Three women, three stories, from the Chinese diaspora

07-11-2011 16:08

In the Mirror Flyer
Performers Anna Chen, Lucy Sheen & Veronica Needa tell stories of identity & belonging, parenting & politics, giving insights & entertainment both moving & amusing in three solo presentations during this week, at The New Diorama Theatre.

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17th of December - Access all areas

07-11-2011 15:54

Day of action against capitalist urban development and gentrification

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The war on squatters

06-11-2011 20:59

What we are seeing is a well-orchestrated clampdown on alternative culture. Again. By the Tories. Again.

We need to keep our eyes peeled.

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The Wind in the Trees

06-11-2011 16:25

This is a message to the revolutionaries on Tahrir Square from a rainbow warrior in Europe. You might doubt whether there is something useful to say from that position, but so did I before I found myself in the middle of the struggle for the freedom of our hearts and minds. You might also question whether there is anything worth to be squeezed through the prisoner dilemma that is between all of us, but so did we before we took up our last battle against the regimes we had found in our lives. Please take the time to listen to a few words from the deep woods – because as the old poem goes, after the oppressors have spoken the oppressed are going to speak.

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Kingston Crown Court Sentences, Nov 4th Report

06-11-2011 10:44

Friday 4th November saw eleven protesters in Kingston Crown Court for sentencing relating to the Millbank protest of November last year, the Whitehall protest, the final anti-fees protest and from the TUC protest of March this year. Of those that received custodial sentences – all for violent disorder – the length of sentence ranged from 10 months to 18 months, with the majority 12 months or over. When sentencing, the two judges – in the morning Nicholas Price QC and the afternoon Susan Tipping QC – made it clear that even where it was clear that what the protesters had supposedly done was not very serious, the context of the public order situation, combined with the desire to deter and warn future protesters was what was really at stake in the severity of the charges and sentencing.

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Statement in solidarity with political prisoners on hunger strike in Chiapas

06-11-2011 09:02

There is now grave concern for the health of a group of indigenous people who are on hunger strike and fast in prisons in Chiapas, SE Mexico. They believe they are innocent, and their convictions false

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!!!This land is ours!!! A tale of land theft through violence and laws

05-11-2011 23:32

The native people from Tzalbal, Guatemala recently discovered that their land has been nationalised in 1984. At that time during the counter-revolutionary war their region was struck by genocide. The article explains how through laws and violence the state appropriated indigenous land.

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Violence against sabs

05-11-2011 21:49

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Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release November 5th 2011
New Hunt season, more violence against hunt saboteurs