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LAON's Feb-March 2013 of Welsh Opencast Sites

21-03-2013 09:27

This review carries news items on the state of opencast mine proposals in Wales, especially the latest news about the Varteg and East Pit proposal. It also provides some information about who Miller Argent are, the Company mining at Ffos-y-Fran and who mau be submitting a new opencast proposal for the Nant Llesg site in Gwent

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Bedroom Tax campaign meeting in Irvine

20-03-2013 21:24

Meeting in Fullarton Community Centre
The Scottish Socialist Party continued their campaign against the bedroom tax with their recent meeting in Irvine. Local residents came out on a bitterly cold night to hear what they could do about the issue that is getting everyone talking. The so called bedroom tax is now being compared to the Poll Tax of the Thatcherite era.

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Screening: Living Utopia. Mon 25th March 7.30pm. Pogo Cafe, Hackney, London

20-03-2013 20:26

Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war.

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Workfare Makes You Free Claim Salvation Army – Join the Online Day of Action

18-03-2013 22:01

Join the online day of action tomorrow (Tuesday 19th March) and tell workfare exploiters The Salvation Army exactly what the public think about their use of forced labour.

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Jobseekers & ESA Workshop this Wednesday 4pm @ Eileen House

18-03-2013 19:29

What the future holds
Horizontal skillshare on claiming Jobseekers Allowance and Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) with the intention to set up a South East London Claimants Union.

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Extinction Festival at the Extinction Eco-Village near Combe Haven Valley

18-03-2013 18:27

The eco-warriors in Britain plan to hold the EXTINCTION FESTIVAL this summer at the Extinction Eco-Village on a farm near Combe Haven Valley where the government and East Sussex County Council are now getting ready to build the Bexhill to Hastings link road which the road protesters are turning into the Second Battle of Hastings.

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Eco-Warriors Defeat Tory Council Thugs in the Second Battle of Enfield

18-03-2013 17:24

A small army of High Court bailiffs, security men, tow truck drivers, and Enfield council officials who tried to steal more vehicles belonging to the children's charity that is building a school in Gambia, failed in their latest attempt to evict the Working Class Heroes from our derelict squatted MOT service station site on Thursday 7 March 2013.

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Whittington board plans rejected by thousands

17-03-2013 19:09

IHOOPs at the march
Public say no to plans by the north London, Whittington Hospital's board to sell-off £17m of its buildings and sack around half of its staff.

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Self Organised London still alive and kicking!

15-03-2013 23:17

Self Organised London (SOL) Social Space
A brief update on our situation and upcoming events…

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One Common Struggle. June 11 Carnival in the West End.

15-03-2013 18:10

Call-out for StopG8 action day. When: 11 June 2013. Where: the heart of London.

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Call For an Open Debate on the Use of Coal

15-03-2013 15:43

Yesterday, the Government announced that it was to develop a short to medium term strategy for coal in light of the closure of Daw Mill. In it's 22nd Press Release, The Loose Anti Opencast Network calls for widening this discussion to include groups affected by the impact of opencast mining

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The Italian slap to the transnational elite, Greece and global governance

15-03-2013 08:39

While an anti-EU tsunami threatens the European elites, Shimon Peres describes how global governance should look.

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State Violence Against Women: Soni Sori and other cases from India.

14-03-2013 14:29

Public Meeting to highlight cases of state repression on women, many of whom are human right defenders, many belong to minority sections of society. These incidences point at the increasing patterns in which business and politics intersect to curtain critical voices against state-corporate nexus.

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New Pope Linked to S. American Death Squads

13-03-2013 21:55

I have been researching this guy for all of an hour and I find many reputable sources speaking on this. Then I remembered that years ago at a now extinct blog of mine, I had published something about a Catholic priest presiding over concentration camps and being on trial in Argentina in 2007. I'm really glad I had that backed up because there is only one place online where you can still find it and my own archive gave me the search terms to find it.

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UG#623 - Waking Up And Smelling The Kool-Aid (Finance Capital & Dictatorship)

12-03-2013 12:59

We accompany our continued reading of David Graeber with Richard Peet on the Rise of Finance Capital. In our second hour, an outspoken Chris Hedges gives his own account of the rise of neoliberalism and reports on the America you won't have heard about on Commercially Controlled media, which he researched for 2 years to write his latest book.

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Native squatter refuses to cooperate in court after mansion eviction

11-03-2013 22:57

Abka Re Bey (aka Tabith Gentry) was arrested early Friday morning (8th March) outside of 600 S. Shady Grove Road in East Memphis, an empty mansion worth more than $3 million that sits on nearly four acres, that she and her family had squatted. She faces charges of aggravated burglary, criminal trespass and theft of property $6,000 or more and was in court Monday morning. Her bond was set at $2 million.

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I’ll miss Hugo Chavez

10-03-2013 02:03

I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from Development Debacle, Deglobalization, and Dark Victory. I was stupefied; the guy actually read my stuff!

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CURO Housing tenants outraged at £700pw rent for 1 bed flat

09-03-2013 08:40

CURO Housing blatantly ignores its charitable remit to provide "affordable & decent housing for those in housing need" by spending £50,000 of tenants rental income to provide holiday lets for the rich.

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The film industry is the way?

08-03-2013 19:07

carried out in Nigeria, Ghana and Brazilian Pará,
It is worth mentioning here that the idea stems from successful experiences carried out in Nigeria, Ghana and Brazilian Pará, being confined its originality at the initiative of proposing a mixed economy company, under the control of the Brazilian State, also integrating other several shareholders, for organizing, coordinating and providing technical consistency to the project.