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Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons

19-10-2012 04:35

Two weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit. Our introduction features key excerpts from Amnesty's report detailing how Amnesty thinks the CA authorities have not done enough in response the the 2011 hunger strike.

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Parliamentary Committee Accepts Evidence from Campaigners

18-10-2012 10:06

A Select committee of the House of commons has accepted a submission from the Loose Anti Opencast Network as written evidence in its Housing Planning and Growth Inquiry. The press release below summarises the evidence submitted. The press release also includes a link to where the evidence can be read.

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Greece, Patras: Anarchist solidarity demonstration

16-10-2012 11:34

Slogans heard:
“Solidarity is the peoples’ weapon; war on the bosses’ war”
“The passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons!”

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"Worldwide Echo in support of the Zapatistas" On The Day Of Indigenous Resistance

16-10-2012 05:39


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Drone Warfare: Watching You, Watching Me...

15-10-2012 23:28

Considering the idea of R/C helicopters to ensure evidence of Police wrongdoing in protests.

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global noise occupyLSX anniversary - report and pics

15-10-2012 21:33

st paul's
to mark the anniversary of the occupation outside london stock exchange and to show solidarity with the global noise event, a few hundred people met again at the steps of st paul's, and during the afternoon they took to the streets for a walk around the city.

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Statement on the true role of the EU against the "Nobel Peace Prize" celebration

15-10-2012 15:23

Criminal EU Elites poster
A statement and poster about the real role of the European Union in the criminal Wars of the Transnational Elite, as well as in the Economic Wars launched against the European Peoples today.

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UK Joins Worldwide Echo In Support Of Zapatistas

14-10-2012 23:36

On Friday (the 12th) a letter was delivered to the Mexican Embassy in London signed by all the UK groups that stand in solidarity with the Zapatistas.

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Call out for Submissions: Post-Prison Zine

14-10-2012 19:39

We live in a Prison Society. Last year Her Majesty’s Prison Service incarcerated over 87,000 people in England & Wales alone (not including Scotland and Northern Ireland). Prison has long been used as a tool of oppression against anybody who does not fit in to society’s idea of a “good citizen”. The aim of Prison is to silence those people trapped within it’s walls, they seek to lock them up and throw away the key, effectively removing them from society. Not all Prison sentences are permanent though any many people will eventually return to the outside world.

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Worldwide Declaration Delivered Mexican Embassy

13-10-2012 16:01

The following document was delivered to the Embassy:


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Protest of Somali refugees in Vienna

13-10-2012 13:58

Protest of Somalian Refugees in front of the Parliament in Vienna
At the same time with the refugee movements in Germany and in the Netherlands, also in Austria more and more refugees are going on the streets to protest for their rights.

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Higher risk of evictions on the ZAD

12-10-2012 14:28

Several sources let us believe that evictions are imminent. We got wind of a first wave of evictions on Tuesday the 16th of October at dawn. We received precise informations about where troops will be staying, the planned route to access the area, the number of personnel involved (500 gendarmes).

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Today, Friday, October 12th, marks the beginning of “From Trut

12-10-2012 08:53

International Campaign:
“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas”

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Sacked Remploy Workers Demonstrate For Their Jobs

11-10-2012 22:15

Disabled Remploy workers who are being made redundant as the government closes factories demonstrated outside the Tory party conference yesterday, calling on the government to stop the closure and privatisation of the Remploy Factory sites and to enter into meaningful discussion on the structure and future of Remploy and the whole of supported employment programme in Britain with a view to introducing a new vision based on public procurement work.

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Malala Yousafzai a Fighter For Socialism

11-10-2012 13:42

Malala Yousufzai speaking at the Marxist school in SWAT
The suffering of the people of Pakistan is largely unknown in the West. A veil of silence has been carefully drawn over the number of people killed every day by American drones and Taliban murders. But recently a small corner of the curtain was raised as the result of a particularly appalling event

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Convoy of Struggle and Solidarity for the struggle of the workers of "Vio.Me."

10-10-2012 16:36

The workers of “Viomichaniki Metalleutiki” in Thessaloniki, Greece, are struggling to take the factory from capital's grasp and into their own hands.
A great convoy of struggle and solidarity is organised from 12/10 to 15/10 all over Greece.

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Tory Conference Demo

09-10-2012 21:24

Days before the anti-austerity protest was due to begin West Midlands TUC announced it would change the start time to an earlier time and change the assembly point from the High Street to Victoria Square. To counter this act of self sabotage Birmingham NUT and Birmingham Against the Cuts stock to the original plan and formed an education feeder march.

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Remploy Demonstration At Tory Party Conference – 8:30am Wednesday

09-10-2012 16:42

Sacked Remploy workers are going to demonstrate outside the Tory Party Conference from 8:30am on Wednesday over the closure of 36 Remploy factories with compulsory redundancy for 1,752 people of whom 1,518 of these are disabled.

ICC, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Accessibility information: Demonstration will be held outside. I’m afraid I don’t know how long it is expected to go on for. There is level access to the demonstration area in Centenary Square, and accessible toilets within 500 meters in Paradise Forum and Brindley Place restaurants/bars.

New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill Train Stations are all around the same distance from the ICC and have level access. Five Ways train station is slightly closer but does not have level access.

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Cuts Cafe - first impressions and pics

09-10-2012 10:52

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On the same day that George Osbourne announced even an even greater round of welfare cuts to add to those already previously announced...

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Picket the Bigots - Tory Party Conference

08-10-2012 17:50

A hundred people from all across Birmingham and beyond, students, trade unionists and community groups all chanting loud and clear homophobia and bigotry are not welcome in Birmingham.