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Ethical human rights, development, globalization needed to replace Neoliberalism

16-02-2012 09:43

It is argued that top-down, bureaucratic neoliberalism threatens to seriously slow the rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city, after devastating earthquakes. An ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization should replace neoliberalism

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Earth First! Winter Moot 2012 - 24-26th February 2012

16-02-2012 02:51

A weekend of discussion and networking for those taking direct action against ecological destruction.

Please note date & location change (due to date clash & venue problems):

24-26th February 2012, near Glasgow

Nearest train station: Lanark.

See for further information about location, programme and contact details

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When The Shop Keepers Join The Revolt!

15-02-2012 02:01

When the shop keepers join the revolt things must be very bad indeed.

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Benefit Claimants Fighting Back

14-02-2012 15:36

The Welfare Reform Bill is back in the Lords today which may yet result in some more tinkering with this desperate piece of legislation. However the main thrust of the bill, enshrining as it does Universal Credit, benefits caps, mass health and disability testing programmes, workfare and the slashing of benefit for 20% of disabled people, is all firmly established and will become law.

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Calling All Sheffield Anarchists

14-02-2012 11:00

Discussion on setting up a Sheffield Wide Class Struggle Anarchist Group

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Solidarity benefit night to imprisoned anarchists in Greece

10-02-2012 16:25

Friday, 10/2/12 - Solidarity benefit night to imprisoned anarchists in Greece

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Greek General Strike Erupts

10-02-2012 13:13

More petrol bombs and rocks being hurled at greek police right now, as a 48 hour general strike begins

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NHS Gloucestershire escapes backdoor privatisation after high court drama

09-02-2012 19:09

Michael Lloyd, the Claimant in the case (with John Marjoram)
High Court drama resulted in an agreement today, see the statement from the two teams of lawyers below, and a response from Stroud Against the cuts below that.

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Beware the Agent Procrastinateur...

08-02-2012 19:30

Occupy Brighton GA Flyer - 18th Feb 2012
You can't kill an idea, but you can sure as hell slow it down...

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An Open Invitation to Occupy Brighton's first Public Meeting of 2012

08-02-2012 15:04

Occupy Brighton GA flyer 18-2-12
Place: The Academy of Creative Training, 8-10 Rock Place, Brighton
Date: Saturday, 18th February, 7:00 - 9.30pm

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Callout for Legal Observers – London Training & Pre-brief 6.30PM Tuesday 14 Febr

08-02-2012 14:23

Urgent callout for legal observers to monitor and deter police and bailiff misconduct during a number of forced evictions which may be perpetrated against Traveller, Gypsy and Roma people in the next few weeks.

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Reclaim the Fields Spring Gathering 2012

07-02-2012 17:17

The first Reclaim the Fields Gathering of the year will be taking place this March at the Wilderness Centre in the Forest of Dean.

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Future Of NHS Hangs on High Court Scales, Wed 8th

07-02-2012 14:07

Campaigners protest in September 2011
A Gloucestershire resident takes to the High Court in London tomorrow, Wednesday February 8th in a bid to stop the transfer of all nine of the county’s community hospitals and local health services out of the NHS and into a standalone ‘Community Interest Company’ (CIC). Gloucestershire health bosses’ plans to transfer the county’s community health services, including over 3000 NHS nurses, physiotherapists, health visitors and podiatrists (1), out of the NHS in October 2011 have been halted due to the legal action and a campaign in Gloucestershire that has involved thousands of people in protests, public meetings, petitions and fundraising (2).

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Action to re-occupy the ZAD

06-02-2012 23:52

Poster for Reoccupation Action (in French)
A reoccupation action is being planned in case of an eviction at the ZAD, near Notre-Dame-des-Landes in France: To re-plant and rebuild against the construction of the airport: Vinci get out! Not here, not Khimki, not anywhere! Meet on the 4th Saturday after the first eviction with your pitchforks, tools, beams and camping gear. Although we don't know when the troops will be sent in, we are launching this call-out now to be able to create a massive rapid reaction.

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Call Out - High Court, 10am Wed 8th Feb Keep Gloucestershire's NHS Public!

06-02-2012 14:57

Campaigners in Gloucestershire on a Protest March last September
CALL OUT - free on the morning of Wed 8th? Please come and show support at the High Court, Aldwych, London, Wed 10am, where Gloucestershire resident Michael Lloyd is seeking judicial review against transfer of Gloucestershire's
community hospitals out of NHS and into social enterprise. for more
info see http://www. or email

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Participatory Democracy and the Occupy Movement

06-02-2012 13:46

Organisation, hierarchy and transparency in activist organisations, and specifically in the Occupy movement, and in (previous) Climate Camps. Originally published at Feminist Action Cambridge.

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Greek Hospital Occupied By Workers

05-02-2012 22:23

As Greek political leaders - including banker turned unelected Prime Minister Lucas Papademos - hold talks over another punishing round of attacks on the working class, the workforce of one hospital have taken matters into their own hands, and declared that "we occupy the public hospital and put it under our direct and absolute control".

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Demo: Peace for Iran and Syria - No to War

05-02-2012 16:48

Credit: Peace Strike
Wednesday, 8th February 2012, 4pm - 6pm

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street (off Whitehall)
Westminster, SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom

Peace Strike


Bring banners, whistles, enthusiasm and energy!

This is the start of the BIG PEACE OFFENSIVE to prevent a war with Iran or Syria.

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Occupy Oil

05-02-2012 14:11

Occupy Oil first action of 2012 is to shut down Shell Petrol Stations around London and further afield. Register with the action planned for the 8th of Feb by texting 07752969589

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To the people of Syria who are fighting against tyranny

04-02-2012 02:25

There will be no peace in Syria until the murderer Bashar leaves, his repressive regime disappears, all the prisoners are free and the refugees return to their homes.