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Mayweather Sets Fire to Capitalism

22-11-2011 00:21

An American fighter (Floyd Mayweather) caused trouble by burning up a 100 dollar note in Atlanta (USA). Compared to the "occupy" movement this act has more direct clout against capitalism than any one of his right crosses or left hooks.

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New Rising Tide International Political Statement

21-11-2011 20:48

Just in time for the 17th UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, the international Rising Tide network is putting out an updated version of the Rising Tide Political Statement. This defines our view on a wide range of issues to do with climate change, and is what binds the network together. This statement has been agreed and signed by all Rising Tide groups around the world.

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We Are 0%

21-11-2011 19:14

The concept of 99% turned itself into the mass of tended-to-be-represented folks not different from former 100%-ers represented in “we are all humans” system - usually named as bourgeois democracy.

We are outside from 100% of statistics based paneconomism which is deeply racist at its core.

We’re against oppression by plutocratic 1%-ers or that established by manipulative majority.

We are unmanageable multitude of selforganised zeros.

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Scathing Attack on Library Cuts from Former Head of Libraries

21-11-2011 17:38

John Dolan, the former head of Birmingham Libraries, attacked the council’s library cuts programme in a open letter published in the Birmingham Post.

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Egypt today

21-11-2011 00:58

As the military dictatorship tries to consolidate power and people continue to be horrificly tortured to death in detention (eg Essam Atta), large numbers reconverge on Tahrir Square and are violently attacked by the security forces

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Autonomous Base Nucleus

20-11-2011 21:33

Autonomous Base Nucleus

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25th Nov John Holloway talks in Brighton

20-11-2011 17:52

John Holloway talks on 'Crack Capitalism' at the University of Brighton

John is also talking the day before up at the University of Sussex.
That talk is entitled 'Rage Against the Rule of Money'

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Open Letter to a Chancellor (U$A)

20-11-2011 16:57

Yo I'm reposting this great letter to a Chancellor at an American university from someone on her staff (or how much longer is an open question I suppose).
For all it's problems, at least the Occupy is bringing out the contradictions inherent in repression of peaceful protest .. and I guess that's good.
Context -

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Press Release/Statement: The Reality of Occupy Brighton

20-11-2011 16:20

The following statement recieved consensus at two General Assemblies and was warmly recieved at OLSX (St. Paul's). Please forward to media working group and all press contacts.

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New Human-rights group for Sussex

20-11-2011 15:31


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Greece: Demonstrations for the Nov 17 uprising in Athens - photos

19-11-2011 19:49

Greece: Demonstrations for the Nov 17 uprising in Athens - photos


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George Bush & Tony Blair's trial: Sparks fly at Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal

19-11-2011 14:11

George Bush and Tony Blair attend the NATO summit in Istanbul, 28 June 2004
Today, seven judges of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal sat to hear formal charges against former President of the United States George W. Bush and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair for Crimes Against the Peace.

But before the actual proceedings could get underway, Defense Counsel Team Leader Jason Kay Kit Leon charged one of the Judges with bias. Prosecutors characterized the allegation of bias and request for recusal as a "surprise" attack for which the Court had not had the opportunity to prepare.

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NCAFC Conference 10-11 December

18-11-2011 23:12

Where next for the student fightback?

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts conference
Time: 10 December at 11:30 - 11 December at 16:00
Location Birmingham (venue tbc)

Facebook event:

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Slowly slowly falling apart any illusion of democracy or the real face of civil justice

18-11-2011 22:49

Slowly slowly falling apart any illusion of democracy


the real face of civil justice.

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National Day of Action – 23 Nov – Defend Education, Fight Privatisation!

18-11-2011 22:46

Time 23 November · 09:00 - 23:30
Location: Your college, your school, your university

Following the national demonstration in London on 9 November, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts is organising a national Day of Action on 23 November to keep the movement mobilised and step up the pressure.

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UG#576 - Is 5000 Years Enough? (Debt, Morality & Fiat Currency)

18-11-2011 18:06

This week in hour 2 we start a new series of readings, from David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years. We start the show with ex-financial regulator, William Black, telling his experience of systemic financial fraud in US since the S&L fraud. Then an explanation of fiat money, inflation and central banks by Edward Griffin.

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UG#577 - Money = Debt = War (The Rothschild Formula and The Myth of Barter)

18-11-2011 18:02

More of money's dark secrets this week. We begin with Edward Griffin on the connection between debt, central bankers and their direct financial interest in perpetuating war and the threat of it. We conclude by reading The Myth of Barter, chapter 2 of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years.

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N30 List of Pickets, Demonstrations and Rallies

18-11-2011 14:09

Britain’s biggest strike since the 1926 General Strike. Details below of known Pickets, Demonstrations and Rallies happening around the West Midlands

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Monsanto, Bayer and Dow face trial for 'systematic human rights abuses'

18-11-2011 13:01

Monsanto, Bayer and Dow face trial for 'systematic human rights abuses'
Permanent Peoples' Tribunal accuses biotech giants Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont and BASF of promoting dangerous pesticides including endosulfan, paraquat and neonicotinoids.

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Occupy London ‘repossesses’ multi-million pound bank offices

18-11-2011 13:01 billykenber
- First building for the economic justice campaigners as they occupy third space in borough of Hackney, alongside existing spaces in the City of London and borough of Islington
- New ‘Bank of Ideas’ open to public this Saturday. Offices and meeting rooms will be available for those that have lost their nurseries, community centres and youth clubs due to savage Government spending cuts

Occupy London has taken over a huge abandoned office block in the borough of Hackney belonging to the investment bank UBS in a move it describes as a ‘public repossession.’ [1]

Overnight on Thursday, a dozen activists from the Occupy London, campaigners for social and economic justice as part of the global fight for real democracy, gained access to the building and secured it, giving them a legal claim on the space.