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Squatting "not dead yet" in Netherlands

16-07-2012 13:40

Squat one after cracking
Two houses cracked this weekend and lots else going on, check for a report with more fotos.

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Broken Cross Open Cast Site blockaded – police act as Scottish Coal security

16-07-2012 10:27

This morning Broken Cross opencast site in the Douglas Valley was blockaded for an hour and a half before Scottish Coal workers lifted three people in heavy concrete lock-ons out of the road, all overseen by Inspector Whip (photographed) of Strathclyde Police. This isn’t the first time that Inspector Whip has hurt people by lifting them out of the road. He’s reckless and deliberately put people’s safety at risk, all to protect the profits of Scottish Coal.

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Striking miners greeted by violent police in Madrid

15-07-2012 18:10

Miners in the mountains of Asturias who have been on indefinite strike for nearly two months have arrived in Madrid to take their strike to the streets.
Faced by escalating police terrorism were attacked in the Spanish capital over the last few days by cannonades of plastic bullets and batons rained on them by the riot police.
The miners' only demand is that they be given back their jobs, with the Spanish State declaring an end to subsidies which effectively destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people, which effectively add up to the destruction of the main source of income to the region.

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Private tenants in North London protest letting agent "scam"

15-07-2012 11:44

Protest at Drivers & Norris
Protest by Haringey Private Tenants' Action Group against letting agent fees

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New Zealand judicial appointments satarised

15-07-2012 09:02

The inbred nature of New Zealand judicial appointments has been satirized into cult vernacular on the website Uncylopedia.

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Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site shut down!

14-07-2012 11:01

At 10:00 this morning a group of 45 activists invaded Scottish Coal’s Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site near Douglas, South Lanarkshire, and are currently occupying machinery and preventing coaling operations on the site.

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US Democrats come out for the news

13-07-2012 22:35

US Democrats come out for the news

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Squatban in Jamaica?

13-07-2012 16:46

A politician is floating the idea of a squatban in Jamaica, where an estimated 15-20% of the population squat....

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EDL hierarchy restructured

13-07-2012 13:43

The EDL have announced they are restructuring their "command structure", which seems to be an attempt by "Tommy Robinson" to consolidate his control over the struggling organisation.

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Mass action against opencast coal tomorrow: 14th July

13-07-2012 11:33

With Take Back the Land! up and running and fully-functional, we’re looking ahead to tomorrow’s mass action against the devastation of opencast coal in the Douglas Valley.

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latest article on Spain and Miners, & Durham Miners Gala July 14th

12-07-2012 09:17

The Durham Miners Gala this year promises to be the largest for decades. Already 100K strong recently, the addition of the Labour leader Ed Miliband is likely to tip the numbers higher still if the weather permits. The bands, speeches, marches, banner, Gala field, funfair etc all allow for a great family day out where old and new comrades meet and greet.

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How to set up a Workers Co-op - launch event and interview

11-07-2012 13:54

Attached is a recording of the launch of the Radical Routes book, "How to set up a Workers Co-op", an interview with Cath from Radical Routes, some photos of the event and also a PDF version of the book.

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Philippine government a "show-off"

11-07-2012 13:03

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government’s decision to extend a US$1-billion loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to supplement the Fund’s Financial Transaction Plan (FTP) of $456 billion to contain the economic crisis in Europe is an “arrogant pretension of a country very much in debt,” according to the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)

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Take Back the Land: site taken, Glentaggart East occupied!

11-07-2012 11:52

Yesterday evening we occupied Scottish Coal’s new opencast mine site in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, for Take Back the Land! – a week of action against the destruction of opencast mining.

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Boycott Workfare disrupt corporate workfare conference in Birmingham

10-07-2012 15:21

Today grassroots claimant group, Boycott Workfare are holding a free one day conference in Birmingham about welfare reforms, workfare, the attacks on our benefits system and building claimants support, advice and campaigning networks.

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The New Babylon - free film about the Paris Commune at the Cowley Club

09-07-2012 21:33

This Wednesday, July 11th, at 7:30pm we'll be showing a silent film from 1929, "The New Babylon". It's a visually beautiful film with a wonderful soundtrack by Shostakovich and one of only two well-known films that tell the story of The Commune.

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Torch relay dissent in Oxford

09-07-2012 21:14

On the way there, Cowley Rd temporarily taken over by Coke signs...
This evening a handful of people decided at short notice to do a demo at the Olympic Torch relay... and one of us ended up occupying a traffic light post right in the middle of the route. The lesson: it's possible to do much more than you might think!

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Serco targeted in South Oxfordshire

09-07-2012 01:42

large sign at the entrance painted
An anonymous group targeted Serco, the detention profiteers (and all-round capitalist outsourcing wrong-uns) at their offices in Culham Science Park tonight. Several prominent signs were redecorated and bus stops nearby were postered explaining why.

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Take Back the Land! Just days to go…

08-07-2012 17:49

There’s just days to go until a week of action against opencast coal in the Douglas Valley – a place where the ruling class is crushing communities for their own financial gain, where ecological destruction is taking place on a massive scale for the profits of big energy companies and where absentee fat-cat land-lords make millions off land that shouldn’t be theirs . 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.

Read on for programme highlights, how you can get involved and direct action resources. We’re ready – but the question is: is Scottish Coal?

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roger hayes jailed unlawfully manchester courts

06-07-2012 13:23

Roger hayes british constitutional group jailed for 21 days after legal system never followed the correct process and rogers on hunger strike please share throughout media and press association