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EDL in Bradford- Public Meeting today at 6 in Girlington Centre

02-10-2013 15:28

We Are Bradford is organizing an open public meeting today (wed. 2/10/13) at 18.00 in the Girlington Centre discussing organizing the response to the EDL coming to Bradford on the 12th of October. The participation of as many activists as possible is welcome and necessary.

Girlington Community Centre- Girlington Road, Girlington, BD8 9NN

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Anarchy vs. Chaos: An Introduction to Anarchism

30-09-2013 14:57

A series of short presentations and discussion in Bath this Saturday, examining the relevance of anarchism in modern Britain

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26th Oct: United Families & Friends Campaign – 2013 Procession

30-09-2013 11:05

Flyer for the United Families & Friends Campaign – 2013 Procession
Time : 12:30 pm
Date : 26th October 2013
Location: London
Meet: 12.30PM Trafalgar Square & then march down Whitehall to Downing Street

Download the flyer from:

Important that there is a bigger and bigger turnout each year for this event. The adding to the list of more families who are victims of police actions each year in-part assists this.

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UG#664 -The Bloodstained Laundry Of Capitalism(&The Coming Revolt Of The Guards)

29-09-2013 07:36

This week, a trio of angles on capitalism which sharply contradict the idealized world so aggressively pushed by economists and the commercially-controlled media. After Geoff Bailey introduces the concept of "Accumulation by Dispossession", David Graeber summarizes some key points from the book we last year, Debt, The First 5000 Years and we conclude with the final chapter of Howard Zinn's People's History Of The United States.

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UG#662 - Leaving The Cave of Media Shadows (Transcending The Paltry Ego...)

23-09-2013 02:22

A philosophical, reflective, show this week mixing analysis, poetry and eyewitness testimony. Author Morris Berman likens most of the US population to prisoners in Plato's Cave, nurse Cathy Breen describes her experience of traveling to Iraq just before the US started bombing in 2003, and Peter Dale Scott discusses and reads his poetry on a lifetime's struggle to resist war.

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About the fights in Santiago – September 2013

22-09-2013 22:43

On September 11th 1973, the commander-in-chief of the Chilean army Augusto Pinochet took power over the democratically elected president Allende. Over the next 17 years, Pinochet killed and tortured thousands under his dictatorial rule. On the same day, in 1998, anarchist Claudia López was shot dead by cops of the reinstated democracy, while fighting at a barricade during a commemoration of the coup d’etat.

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#126: the Common House, Bent Bars, anarchism in Brazil & DJ BPM

22-09-2013 09:56

another fantastic radio show from london's DIY radical radio crew, recorded and aired on 20 September 2013:

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Katsiaficas/Geronimo at Cowley Club - Oct16

20-09-2013 18:06

Book cover
Speaking tour with George Katsiaficas and Geronimo

To celebrate the recent release of Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 2 (PM Press) George Katsiaficas and Geronimo will be speaking at several events in the UK (including the Anarchist Bookfair in London). They will discuss the Asian Wave from 1986-1992 which overthrew 8 dictatorships in 6 years, the 1980s German autonomous scene and discuss what links can be made to current uprisings, rebellions and revolutions.

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London Banner Drop in Rememberance of Killah P

19-09-2013 15:55

Solidarity with a fallen Greek comrade. Banner drops today, street demonstrations and battles against fascists in weeks to come!

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A Response to Bristol Post and the Police's Anarchist Witch Hunt

18-09-2013 08:55

Domestic Extremist hands out free cake at recent Anarchist Federation demo

Reblogged from Bristol Anarchist Federation:

When members of the “Angry Foxes Cell” burnt down the almost complete Police Firearms Training Centre in Portishead near Bristol, it took a lot of people by surprise, ourselves included. This week the Bristol Post published an article on a report by Avon & Somerset Police with the Stalinesque title “Our Five Year Ambition”. The Posts front page ran the Headline “Targeting the Enemy Within.” This was followed up by a comment from the editor singling out anarchists and drumming up public support for their increased oppression.

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refuse to collaborate!

14-09-2013 19:48

Open Letter

This is an appeal to friends, comrades and ‘organisers’ of protests. In light of the mass arrest of 286 anti-fascist protestors on 7th September (and Fortnum and mason, critical mass, BNP Whitehall etc) we appeal to all organisers of protests from whatever organisation to immediately cease from negotiating with the police in any form whatsoever and, for any protests currently being planned, that organisers withdraw immediately from communication with the police.

The police have become the protest organisers. It is they who organise what happens on the day, who goes where, what is said and not said, how the protest acts, behaves, moves and demonstrates. We have now not only a state sanctioned but state organised protest. Be effective and you are liable to mass arrest. Deviate from this meticulous state planning and you’re liable to mass arrest. We must not get used to this!

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Fracking, Coal and Planning: The Story Of Westfield

14-09-2013 17:35

Ed Davey the Sec of State for Energy and Climate Change has argued that with a robust regulatory and planning system there will not be environmental damage from Fracking. Here, this view is challenged, by using an example of environmental damage caused by opencast mining at the Westfield site in Fife. This example demonstrates how impotent the planning system is when systems of control break down

This press release from The Loose Anti Opencast Network, about what is currently happening in Scotland, where company bankruptcies have left up to 25 un-restored opencast mines, including Westfield, the subject of a recently published LAON report

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Threat to Balcombe Camp

09-09-2013 18:12

Balcombe Community Protection Camp has been given a letter by West Sussex Council demanding they to leave by 9am tomorrow morning or the council will start legal proceedings to get them removed. See photo. This is not a court order but there is no guarantee that the Police will not try something tomorrow. Please go down if you can esp legal observers/cameras

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Axe the Bedroom Tax Fundraiser Nottingham

06-09-2013 15:20

Bedroom Tax Fundraiser in Nottingham.

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EDL - and George Galloway's EDM. Check which MPs haven't signed yet

06-09-2013 11:32

Ex Bethnal Green and Bow MP G Galloway has tabled an Early Day Motion against the EDL's threatened march in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 7 september 213

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Remembering the victims of ATOS: Candle lit vigil

05-09-2013 15:47

Press release from Oxford People's assembly about their candlelit vigil on Friday 6 September.

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Judicial Lynching In The State Of Texas in the US

01-09-2013 20:53

Government murder continues in 7 US states

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Local residents oppose EDL march in South Shields

31-08-2013 19:49

Size of EDL demo - about 100 +
Local residents oppose EDL march in South Shields today 31/08/2013.

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Cameron hasn't signed Crossrail Step-Free Access EDM.Nor has a Tower Hamlets MP!

29-08-2013 15:13

Only a handful of MPs have bothered to sign up to the House of Commons Early day Motion [=EDM] supporting the demand that Crossrail stations are made step-free accessible. This is the fact on the UK House of Commons web site at the time of writing 1500 Hrs GMT Thursday 29 August 2013. What a contrast to the Dave Cameron fetish for war fare! He hasn't bothered to sign the EDM either. Nor has any MP from Tower Hamlets, present or recent past! Crossrail has been based at Canary Wharf in Tower Hamlets where campaigners handed in the Campaign Demand this lunchtime. Khoodeelaar! signed the DEMAND handed in.