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City of Frankfurt bans on Blockupy action days - thousands respond

08-05-2012 15:17

Blockupy Frankfurt are European action days taking place from May 16-19 in Frankfurt, Germany. The actions include the occupation of the Frankfurt financial district, a blockade of the ECB, and an international demonstration. Last week, the city of Frankfurt informed the broad coalition behind Blockupy that it would prohibit all planned protests. This ban can be understood in the context of the increasingly authoritarian government policies in response to crisis and accompanying denial of democratic rights.

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Banner drop at Egyptian embassy in London

06-05-2012 14:24

Banner drop at Egyptian embassy
In response to a call for solidarity from egypt with the 600 + detainees and the 20 + killed by SCAF (military) in the latest round of repression in Cairo, activists dropped a banner on the 6th of May 2012 outside the Egyptian Embassy in London. The banner reads: Free the Prisoners, Down with the military rule.

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May Day in Berlin - It's Raining Rocks (Again)

06-05-2012 13:52

Twenty-five years after the original May Day riots in Kreuzberg, a ritualised confrontation with the police leaves the streets littered with cobblestones and broken glass.

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Say No to P&O

05-05-2012 12:01

Cruises are due to start and finish from the Pier Head as of June. This means that P&O cruises will be originating from Liverpool while paying only 75p per hour to most staff.

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Spirit of May Day Flickers Back to Life

03-05-2012 10:07

Anti-workfare protesters brought chaos to London’s West End yesterday after the annual Trade Union May Day march and demonstration. A roving mob of around 350 people successfully shut down countless shops and businesses who use forced labour under the Government’s workfare schemes.

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May Day in the Philippines

03-05-2012 06:27

THOUSANDS of trade unionists and activists poured into the streets of Manila and other key cities to celebrate May Day amid renewed hopes that the two latest efforts at labor unity will provide strong impetus to their uphill battle for labor and trade union rights.

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Take Back the Land! 12-18 July Douglas Valley action camp

02-05-2012 22:18

Opencast coal mining in the Douglas Valley is about the ruling class destroying communities for their own financial gain. Its about ecological destruction on a massive scale for capitalism’s unquenchable thirst for cheap energy. Its about absentee fat-cat land-lords making millions off land that shouldn’t be theirs. Its about morally corrupt local (and national) government putting profit before people. Join us 12-18 July in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, to build on 20 years of community struggle and four years of direct action against the UK’s biggest opencast mining company. It’s time to Take Back the Land!

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Updated Squatters Convergence Info - Brighton

02-05-2012 18:48

we like seaside
International Squatter’s Convergence, Brighton UK May 17-20 2012

Coming soon!

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Celebrate 40 years of Black Power media - tune in May 5-6 to Uhuru News live

02-05-2012 14:59

Uhuru News invites listeners and readers worldwide to tune in for 2 days of special programming during its 2012 Spring Radiothon. For over 40 years, The Burning Spear newspaper has served as the voice of the international African revolution. The oldest Black Power journal in continuous publication since the 1960s, The Spear is now available online at, along with live radio and video broadcasts from throughout the world.

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EUSKADI: A Call To Awakening

01-05-2012 15:14

A reflection upon the neccessary force to lead lives of strength and solidarity.

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Stand off in Santa Cruze ends with arrests

01-05-2012 08:02

Stand off in Santa Cruze ends with arrests

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London Radical Events Listings

29-04-2012 11:34

you are reading the first blacklist london. Its objective is simple and stems from the
successful and effective de blacklist amsterdam // stressfaktor berlin : - to draw together
as many of the political, academic and social activity of London’s (sometimes, often or by
definition) radical hubs into a single document to use at your disposal.

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Canada supplied drones to Libyan rebels

28-04-2012 18:40

While the UN embargo was clearly aimed at preventing the delivery of weapons both to Gadhafi and those fighting him, NATO looked the other way when it came to the rebels. Hundreds of tonnes of ammunition and arms breezed through the blockade, exposing what critics say was Canada and NATO’s real motive during the Libyan war — regime change under the guise of protecting civilians.

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Catholic Priest living rent free as Anglican Community member

28-04-2012 10:34

A Brother in an Anglican Religious Community who has converted to Roman Catholicism continues to remain a brother in that Anglican Community and to live completely rent free in property bought for him and owned by that Community, despite being now a working member of a church which rejects Anglican beliefs and despite the Anglican community being in financial difficulties.

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What is food sovereignty?

27-04-2012 07:49

Our current political system chooses to deal with world hunger through the model of “food security”, arguing that there is not enough food to go around and that we need techno-fixes to solve this. This approach ignores the fact that there is a global food surplus – many people just can’t afford to buy food. This problem is being amplified by land grabs- communities that used to grow food for themselves are being forced out of their ancestral homes, often by corporations expanding cash crop production.

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Government terminates contract with Addison Lee

27-04-2012 01:09

The UK Government is terminating its contract with Addison Lee, the minicab company which has donated 250,000 pounds to the Conservative Party.

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campaign in support of political prisoners

26-04-2012 17:11


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Non Violent Civil Disobedience in the 21st Century

26-04-2012 10:44

In recent years, the activities of UKUncut, the Occupy Movement, the student movement and the forthcoming Olympics protests can be counted as a resurgence of non-violent civil disobedience, as a means of highlighting social issues in the UK. Today’s article examines the key criticisms levelled at proponents of non violent civil disobedience and puts forward the case that their asking is the path to success rather than the obstacle.

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St.andrews Mayday Extravaganza!

23-04-2012 12:49

Mayday St.andrews extravaganza!
St.andrews, long known as a bastion of conservatism, privilege and wealth, will be hosting a gathering in church square on Mayday of all those facing dire threats to their wellbeing, inflicted by the government, bosses and corporate fat-cats! Towards a combative anti-cuts movement!

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Daily Mail openly supporting Fascism

21-04-2012 20:01

Daily Mail supporting the National Front
The Daily Mail, the newspaper that famously supported Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists, has published an article openly supporting French Fascist candidate Marine Le Pen. In an article that appeared beside a photo of child-killing mass-murderer Anders Breivik, despite admitting that Le Pen’s economic policies "are both foolish and futile", Richard Waghorne claims that "the only responsible vote in France... is a vote for Marine Le Pen", because the National Front "has highlighted the country's right to defend its national identity".