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Report exposes the hundreds of homes the council are leaving empty

10-09-2012 10:13

A report released today by the Birmingham Tenants & Homeless Action Group, who recently made the headlines by occupying an abandoned council owned property[1], exposes the hundreds of empty properties the council are leaving empty, while thousands sit on waiting lists for homes. The report publishes a list and interactive map[2] of all 607 empty houses that are owned by Birmingham City Council. The list was obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

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Diggers Festival photos

09-09-2012 14:32

the sun shone, hundreds came
Here are photos of the Second Wigan Diggers Festival

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The Diggers Festival, old ideas reclaimed

09-09-2012 13:19

Wigan has taken a long time to acknowledge Gerrard Winstanley; 361 years to be exact. The borough held the first Diggers Festival to celebrate his life and ideas only in 2011. The second Diggers festival was held this weekend, an eclectic mix of historic re-enactment, commemoration, and celebration of old and new socialist ideals.

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From Truth to Action, Stopping the Repression

09-09-2012 07:04


“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas:
Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and Francisco Sántiz López”

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Chiapas community threatened with attack

09-09-2012 06:59

Aricle published in the UK in Peace News September 2012 | Issue 2549

Zapatistas call for international solidarity

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EDL return to Walthamstow Oct 27

08-09-2012 22:07

EDL Nazi in Walthamstow 1st Sept
The on-line anti-fascist group EDLNewsXtra have re-posted a video by EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, in which Stephen / Tommy clearly says the EDL will return to Walthamstow on 27 Oct 2012. Here's the video -

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The UK-based National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts Declares its Support for San

06-09-2012 12:47

“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas:

Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and Francisco Sántiz López”

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The Westcountry Mutineer #1 Out Now!

05-09-2012 10:52

The Westcountry Mutineer is a new monthly black n white radical newssheet for the Southwest, 8 pages of bile and hearsay, all wrapped up in a veneer of class struggle anarchism - for your free copy, e-mail us at mutineerpress[at]

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Free film @ The Cowley Club - The Battle of Algiers

31-08-2012 19:19

On Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30pm there will be a free screening of Gillo Pontecorvo's classic film on urban guerilla warfare, "The Battle of Algiers".

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Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner the UKNOWN election

31-08-2012 06:27

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner.. It should be put on hold for a year. My survey has proved to me that 98to 99% of the public. Have no idea that there is a election on 15 November for Sussex Police Crime Commissoner.

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East London, "Lutfur Council" bullying Bangladeshis, EDL will be happy

31-08-2012 03:43

Tomorrow's threatened EDL demos in Walthamstow, E17, will pale into insignificance when compared with the "achievements" of Tower Hamlets Council. Also known as the "Lutfur Council", thanks to the work of Andrew Gilligan, Tower Hamlets Council has not dropped any of its sub-fascist traits despite the over-promotion of the Council as one “friendly” to the “ethnics” generally and to alleged Islamic Fundamentalist in particular.

So what is the truth?

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£1billion of title deeds for schools transferred to private companies

30-08-2012 21:54

£1billion of title deeds for schools has been transferred from taxpayers to private companies of Tory sponsors.

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Child Kidnapping By The UK Government Cconference. Now It's Our Turn To Expose You.

30-08-2012 12:50

news paper article
The child protection and the future of our famillies conference is on 12th and 13th september 2012 suncastle north parade skegness. 9 to 6pm.

We expose the corruption and the cover ups leaving thousands of famillies child less. We are protecting our children from goverment and their agents abusing our children

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OSARCC is now recruiting for volunteers

30-08-2012 11:54

We are currently looking for new volunteers to staff our telephone and email helplines. Full training will be provided and we look for women who are sympathetic to our principles and who are team players. We require volunteers to have a good level of English and they must be able to be involved for a minimum of 18 months. Training commences in October 2012 and runs over a series of evenings and weekends.

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Sheffield Queer Fringe Event First Meeting

29-08-2012 19:49

6pm Wednesday 5th September, Kelham Island Tavern

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Report and Photos From Today’s DPAC Demonstration in Birmingham

28-08-2012 22:39

Around 20 people demonstrated today outside the ATOS assessment centre in Birmingham as part of a week of action protesting the Working Capability Assessment (WCA) which is run by ATOS for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and is supposed to assess whether someone on disability benefits is fit for work, but has come under large amounts of criticism for failing to do that – and in the process punishing many disabled people by pushing them off disability benefits onto unemployment benefits and workfare.The week of action is taking place during the Paralympics because ATOS are one of the main sponsors. Their core business is as an IT outsourcing company, but like Capita and Serco they have moved into taking all government outsourcing contracts. The contract to run the WCA is £100m/year – and we pay an additional £50m each year for the appeals process to correct the huge number of people that ATOS declare fit for work who go through the appeal process and have the decision reversed – a process that can take over a year.

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Squatting sleepover! Homeless but not helpless!

28-08-2012 21:28

Last night of legal squatting sleepover and meal 7pm, this Thursday (30th of august), get directions to find us here.

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Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Of Diamonds And The Great Poverty Of Little Britain

28-08-2012 11:55

“Without a pang of self-awareness, the British government
is spending millions of pounds of taxpayer money that
they assert they do not have on a nationwide party along
with all other Commonwealth countries around the globe.
No expense has been spared to honour the Queen, who is
in reality the pampered head of an anachronistic
institution that has symbolized aristocratic elitism,
oppression and privilege since its inception.”
A reader of the Toronto Star on 6 June 2012.

In February 2012, a senior advisor was quoted as saying the Queen set two guidelines for the planning of her Diamond Jubilee: the use of public funds should be minimised, with most of the expenses, apart from security, being paid by private individuals and sponsors, and people should not “be forced to celebrate.” The wish of the Queen was emphasised.
Such announcements never happen by accident. They are, in this case, part of a long-planned programme designed to maximise the advantage of modern media and at the same time to maintain a maximum of that benefit that Walter Bagehot retained essential for the preservation of the British monarchy when he wrote: “Its mystery is its life. We must not let in daylight upon magic.” He wrote this in The English Constitution, dated 1867, the same year in which the Reform Act of 1867 was enacted and that Bagehot considered nothing but calamitous. What ? Allow a parliamentary vote to the unskilled labouring class ?!

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Glenda Jackson MP condemned by her constituents for social cleansing remarks

27-08-2012 18:47

Counihan Family
Residents of the South Kilburn Estate in London have voted to picket their MP Glenda Jackson in protest at her remarks to a local family who have been made homeless by Brent Council – that they should move to Wales. The protest in support of the Counihan family will take place at a public meeting at Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Rd, London NW6 2JH at 6pm on Wednesday 29th August.

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Crime Commissioner For Sussex Police

27-08-2012 18:24

Today David Joe Neilson Independent Candidate Crime Commissioner for Sussex Police. Announced that he will not take the £85,000.00 per year.