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ABC Belarus Infotour in Cardiff next weekend

15-02-2013 18:06

Belarus ABC infotour comes to Cardiff
On Friday the 23rd of Feb. @ 6pm there will be an info talk by a member of Belarus ABC at the Wells Hotel.

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Leafleting against E-On

15-02-2013 11:06

Stop G8 Notts hit the streets of Nottingham yesterday distributing a leaflet that made connecting the everyday reality of poverty in the city, where people are forced to choose between eating or staying warm to the capitalist spectacle of the G8 summit taking place later this year.

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Doors locked at E-on Open House

15-02-2013 10:55

Last night the doors to the Nottingham E-on Open House on Lister Gate were d-locked shut in solidarity with anyone struggling to stay warm this winter.

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Anti-Squatting MP hosts DJ Fatboy Slim at Commons

14-02-2013 12:11

The same MP who has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) that calls on owners of commercial property to have the same rights as owners of residential premises when it comes to removing squatters - (protections in England & Wales which came into law on 1st Sept 2012 applying to residential property only and which were also originally promoted by him) - has invited musician and DJ Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) to play an unprecendented set at The House of Commons on the 6th March!!! .

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14-02-2013 05:52

Whenever the EDL and their fascist kind come out to play, (albeit in diminished numbers) the maggot larvae of organised racial hatred crawl out of the woodwork throughout social media, people most of the time silent about politics and such like, all of a sudden, inexplicably pop up, out of character, openly lending their support to the neo-nazi scum.

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UG#614 - Granting Autonomy to The Logic of Money 1 (Capitalism, Debt & Banking)

13-02-2013 13:00

We left off our reading of David Graeber with the statement that "The logic of money was granted autonomy. Political and military power were then gradually reorganized around it". This week we look in more detail at what that meant, focusing mainly on the USA in the 19th and 20th centuries. As well as reading more from Debt, The First 5000 Years we hear a few words from Ivan Illich and the first half of a radio adaptation of a video on the Banking Cartels and the US Federal Reserve.

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UG#615 - Granting Autonomy to The Logic of Money 2 (Capitalism, Banking...)

13-02-2013 12:53

This week is a sequel to last week's episode, again combining some hidden history of the bankers in USA with our continued reading of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years. We conclude with the audio of an introductory presentation on Altruistic Economics which Robin Upton gave at the Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin in December 2009.

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International Trade Union meeting/conference - Paris - March 22-24

13-02-2013 10:42

For anyone interested from autonomous Trade Union movements:

The following international conference has been called. The details are below and if anyone is interested you can contact NOII UK by email to find out more and for the PDF doc invitation.

So far there are:

3 delegates from Liverpool TUC (UCU, Unite and UCATT), 2 delegates from the
RMT national exec, one delegate from NUT, UCU, Save ancoats dispensary
community campaign, London Mick Dooley and some others.

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Stop G8 Benefit gig

13-02-2013 09:57

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A night of frantic hardcore punk and thrash - benefit for Stop G8.

Thursday 7th March: 200 Club Newport - £3 advance

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Fight gentrification! Reclaim regeneration! For self-organised spaces...

12-02-2013 18:23

The Elephant & Castle area in South London, one of the last remaining central locations that is still inhabited by some less well-off communities, has seen massive changes in the past years. Pioneers of regeneration have "discovered" the area as an "ultra hot-spot" for investment, and the local authorities are eager to serve their needs. This leaves the diverse and organic communities around E&C confronted with soaring rents, demolition of social housing and displacement - in short, gentrification has kicked in.

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It’s Official: UK Government’s Workfare Programme is Illegal Forced Labour

12-02-2013 14:01

The UK Government’s controversial Back to Work programme, deemed workfare by critics, received a bloody nose this week as all but one of the WorkFare schemes were found to compel a person’s labour and deemed illegal by the Court of Appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice. Though not an ultimate victory, this ruling sends a clear signal to the UK government that the public might not be willing to surrender their social contract without a fight after all.

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A Letter From Jock Palfreeman - Anti-fascist Prisoner On Hunger Strike

11-02-2013 23:24

Australian Anti-fascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman, serving 20 years in Sofia/Bulgaria for defending two Roma boys from a racist mob, is on hungerstrike from 13th January 2013 because the Director of the Central Sofia Prison has ordered another punishment measure because of Jock´s activist work as chairman of the Bulgarian Prisoner´s Association.

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Solidarity Brings Freedom and Justice for Zapatista Francisco Sántiz López

11-02-2013 19:27

After 417 days of wrongful imprisonment, the Zapatista political prisoner is freed.

Thanks to all the people and organizations throughout the world who campaigned for his liberation.

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Jeff Marsh "Comes Out" On Twitter As Being Gay #edl #lgbt

11-02-2013 19:06

Perhaps the most surprising tweet of them all, was this afternoon when violent racist ex-soccer hooligan "Joe Casuals" (Jeff Marsh to you or I) openly came out as "gay". This is the sadistic racist former EDL thug who enjoys slashing Manchester United fans with sharp knives for fun, and many of his mates do stiff arm nazi salutes and use the hashtag #14/88, and now he has supposedly come out of the closet, putting himself at risk of homophobia from his nazi mates.

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Strike action planned for Valentines Day

11-02-2013 17:42

Following on from the national protest on the 26th January over the sacking of four maths lecturers from Halesowen College Halesowen UCU have voted for strike action.

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UG#613 - Economic Disposal of The Worthless (Hidden History of Eugenics in USA)

11-02-2013 02:56

This show examines the history of eugenics in USA. Robert Whitaker tells how WASPish business magnates took up the idea of racial purity and aggressively promoted eugenics, leading directly to forced sterilizations and lobotomies across USA, and indirectly to Nazi Germany's Final Solution.

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CURO Housing tenants faced with stark choices this April

09-02-2013 12:36

CURO Housing landlord gives 1000 of its tenants 3 choices 1) move out 2) take in lodger 3) pay bedroom tax

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Solidarity with friends of Saleh family arrestees.

07-02-2013 23:56

18/02/2013 @ Cardiff Magistrates Court

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Athens: We shall strike back at every attack

07-02-2013 17:11

Fascists detonated an incendiary device against the anarchist space Thersitis

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Sussex University Students in new occupation!

07-02-2013 16:13

Photo by Alice Bell
Sussex students, famed for chasing off Tory MP's and facing attacks by fully armoured riot police, their batons, pepper spray, police dogs and electric tasers ( have from today re-occupied Bramber conference centre at the University.