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AgainstGreece: Day for Alexis, day for students Cops intrudeattack on university

06-12-2013 13:36

On the days demonstration, cops intrude on gathering in front of University senate, 'kettle' hundreds, arrest some 14-15 year old schoolkids

Local youth attack police station in Aigaleo, Athens, "in the name of what is proper"

Starving school pupil in Patras eats garbage food binned by clasmates, not the first time she was hungry.
Elswehere 1000s are forced to go to school hungry and return home with an empty belly.

A town in N Greece has no heating oil for schools, all are closed.

The main demo for Alexi is at 6pm.

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International demonstration - Rote Flora Hamburg

05-12-2013 17:37

With an international demonstration in Hamburg on 21st December, we want to make clear that any attempt to evict the Rote Flora will lead to massive resistance. We focus on the current struggles for the Esso Houses, the right of residence for refugees and the radical criticism on repression and so-called danger zones (areas where the police have extended rights to arbitrarily control and arrest people).

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Workfare Protest in Wrexham

03-12-2013 19:47

A protest took place outside the Wrexham Jobcentre at lunchtime today against changes to the benefits system.

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An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End

03-12-2013 12:01

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

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#OpSafeWinter Engaged

01-12-2013 19:11

Mission of the OP, to highlight the homeless situation in areas throughout the UK. Build up a resource network for food supply, blankets clothes socks etc

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Inside the paranoid Maoist cults of 1970s Britain

01-12-2013 13:05

The couple accused in the case of alleged “domestic slavery” in London were reportedly the leaders of a tiny Maoist sect, the Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, which had gone “underground” in the late 1970s. To understand how the Workers’ Institute ended up so far off the radar, we need to understand where they came from – the strange world of radical Maoist politics in 1970s London.

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Week of Action to Stop Workfare and Sanctions Beginning 2nd December

30-11-2013 17:20

Join the nearest protest or action and take part in online actions posted on throughout the week.

Plan an action at a Jobcentre or workfare exploiter near you - let us know about actions and leafletting on this group or email
And help spread the word!

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Noam Chomsky and the willful ignorance of 9/11

30-11-2013 09:27

In response to a question at the University of Florida recently, Noam Chomsky claimed that there were only “a miniscule number of architects and engineers” who felt that the official account of WTC Building 7 should be treated with skepticism. Chomsky followed-up by saying, “a tiny number—a couple of them—are perfectly serious.”

If signing your name and credentials to a public petition on the subject means being serious, then Noam Chomsky’s tiny number begins at 2,100, not counting scientists and other professionals. Why would Chomsky make such an obvious exaggeration when he has been presented with contradictory facts many times?

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Songs of the Struggle

28-11-2013 16:33

A growing collection of songs about poverty, wealth and desperation, about the class-system, exploitation, capitalism and greed. Songs about freedom and liberation and hope. Songs about rebellion and revolution. Songs about oppression and solidarity. Anti-war songs, anti-money songs - looking forward to a world free from injustice.

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Syria Peace & Justice London speaker event & planning meeting this Wed

24-11-2013 11:54

You are warmly invited to join a talk and discussion on the situation in Syria, followed by a planning meeting, on Wednesday 27th November, from 6.30 to 9.30pm.

Venue: London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street (corner of Parfett Street), Whitechapel, London E1 1ES

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Protest occupation camp against Sect 144 squatting law at Finchley Tory Office

23-11-2013 20:07

Squat campaigners have occupied and camped in the forecourt of a Tory Constituency Office in Finchley. It's the office of Mike Freer MP, one of the architects of the Section 144 law against squatting. They've received a lot of support from locals and are set to stay awhile.

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#670 - Thinking Clearly About The Vast Machine (& The Hopelessness It Produces)

23-11-2013 07:01

This episode looks at one aspect of the machine referred to by Graeber in episode 624 - the propaganda that is churned out and which prevents people from clearly facing their dilemma. We begin with a 2009 speech by Sut Jhally on advertising, consumerism and what this has done to the US population. After contributions from Chris Hedges and Robert Jensen, we finish with an optimistic vision by Nafeez Ahmed.

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Public Meeting Newc 30 Nov: Organise to Appeal Against the Bedroom Tax!

20-11-2013 19:51

Newcastle City Council: acting UNLAWFULLY!
Come to the meeting to plan action we can take against the council, DWP and the tribunals services to force them to hear all appeals and stop implementing the bedroom tax! Sat 30 November, 3pm, St Michael's Centre, 2 Raby St, Newcastle NE62AL.

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Basque Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike

20-11-2013 18:35

On the 28th of October 2013, 11 of the 13 Basque Political Prisoners who
are in Sevilla’s prison started a hunger strike to fight for their rights.

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Disney Corporation Promotes Treekilling

20-11-2013 16:25

ABC Disney is involved in propaganda for the treekilling industries.

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Foxtons Outfoxed

20-11-2013 16:13

Just think, dear Foxtons,
how will you ever know again if that rich lady or gent coming in to look at all the expensive flats
is a real customer or an actor about to lead you on another hunt?

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Radio Calais - La voix des "sans papiers"

20-11-2013 16:08

Calais Harbour and Lighthouse viewed from Fort Risban
The SOAS Ceildh Band visit Calais...

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Support for San Sebastian Bachajon

17-11-2013 14:45

The struggle of the compañerxs is of great relevance at a global level for the proposal for an autonomous struggle, based in their indigenous worldview ) and for the freedom of the indigenous peoples. National and international support is essential such as the letter campaign promoted by the by the UK Zapatista Solidarity Network.

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Rolling Jubilee & Strike Debt, DIY Space for London, Anarchist Solidarity Fund

16-11-2013 12:34

Check out episode 130 of Dissident Island Radio - broadcast from London, UK on 15 November 2013 - the show features:

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Jeremy Hammond's Sentencing Statement [15/11/13]

15-11-2013 17:45

Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Anarchist Hacker Jeremy Hammond Uses Allocution to Give Consequential Statement Highlighting Global Criminal Exploits by FBI Handlers.