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***ASN BLOC*** for Free Education [Nov 19]

07-11-2014 14:10

Call from the Autonomous Student Network for all anarchist, libertarian left and autonomist students to from a bloc at the Free Education demonstration on November 19th - Free university in a capitalist society is like a reading room in prison!

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The revolution has begun !

06-11-2014 09:25

Last night in an unprecedented display of the power of the people the British establishment was rocked to its foundations by hundreds of thousands on the streets.

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05-11-2014 23:45

Unbelievably, fascist troll, NHS employee Tina Wilson has logged onto a Huffington Post article by Fiyaz of Tell Mama, and posted the most ridiculous defence of bigotry imaginable.

Her words "Bigotry is an important part of diversity because it maintains differences".

Tell that to the victims of violent racial assaults, or the relatives of a racial murder victim.

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Philippines: Akbayan and Santiago file joint resolution to terminate VFA

05-11-2014 11:04

Akbayan Representative Walden Bello and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago today close ranks as they call for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) saying it is being used to shield US military personnel from Philippine laws for violations and criminal offenses done on Philippine soil.

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Cambridge FBU Picket.

04-11-2014 21:47

The FBU Picket outside Parkside Fire Station.
According to the FBU website, tonight marks the last night of a four day strike by the Fire Brigades' Union after a "refusal from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)" to make any new pension offers.

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Isreali Ambassador Greeted by Protest During Cambridge Visit.

26-10-2014 16:49

The view from Park Street.
On Monday October 20th Daniel Taub, the Isreali Ambassador for London visited The Cambridge Debating Union (aka the Union) to speak, and was greeting by a noisy protest.

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Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes

26-10-2014 01:40

A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Iranian Anarchist Musician Shahin Najafi Speaks About Acid Attacks On Women

25-10-2014 09:11

Iranian Women Rally Against Acid Attacks
An important article from our Iranian Anarchist Network comrades that they wish to share with all genuine leftists, anarchists & other progressives in the Western World - we ask that you please concentrate and put aside any inbuilt cognitive dissonance re : "Islamophobia" and please read and understand that what is explained here is not some kind of unwarranted / bigoted attack against Islam but an extremely passionate & angry commentary against the barbarisms that are committed in the name of Islam by the brutal Islamic regime of Iran. Please share with your networks and if you are able to contribute a better English translation (source at bottom of article), then please do so!

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Global Rally Against ISIS, For Kobane & For Humanity : Nov 1st 2014

22-10-2014 23:13

Humanity Must Unite Against ALL Forms of Fascism!
A Global Rally against ISIS, For Kobane & For Humanity is being urged for November 1st, 2014. Please note that this is not a call for some kind of reactionary anti-Muslim, anti-Islam rally so please don't just dismiss it as being so and take a careful read of the following text including the signatories to this urgent call that include Noam Chomsky Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many, many others.

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Turkey : Armed Manifestation In Support Of Kobane

20-10-2014 21:31

Armed militants appeared on the streets of Diyarbakır, Southeastern Turkey tonight (20/10/2014) in a demonstration of combative solidarity with Kobane and in complete defiance of the fascist Turkish government.

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War Against ISIS / Daesh : ColdHackers Hijack Turkish Regime FB Accounts

20-10-2014 03:00

Screenshot of hijacked AKP FB page.
Once again the comrades from revolutionary Kurdish hacking collective ColdHackers have gone into action and attacked the online presence of the murderous and cowardly Turkish regime in solidarity with their YPG / YPJ brothers & sisters who are fighting for Rojava and the total liberation of Kobane.

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Brief Analysis of Western Anarchist / Leftist Critique of Rojava Solidarity

19-10-2014 19:23

Kobane Refugees
Some brief analysis from Insurrection News of Western / English-speaking world anarchist & leftist criticism / critique of solidarity campaigns for the people of Rojava that have appeared in many counter-information networks recently.

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UG#694 - Social Destabilization Tactics Post 1989 (The Terrifying War On Terror)

19-10-2014 17:47

We look this time at the terrifying reality that is "the war on terror", and the effects of that terror on two target populations - US and UK. Our first speaker, author, academic and activist asks why more US citizens today consider torture acceptable than did during the Bush presidency. Our second speaker, a senior lecturer in Risk and Corporate Security analyses the disproportionate reaction to the purported threat of terrorism. We conclude with more from Sibel Edmonds on the global heroin trade, and especially on its close connections with NATO.

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Can the TUC march and rally today deliver the Movement thats been overdue?

18-10-2014 11:09

Poverty Made in England to mark today's march and rally against low pay
The slogan should be No Pay and Low Pay-
Will the TUC listen to the people who are not in chains of trade union bureaucracies?

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Cops at the door - a Bristol anti-repression statement

16-10-2014 15:34

In the midst of a period of intensified police harassment of some anarchists & other radicals in & around Bristol, the Bristol Defendant Solidarity project and numerous other groups have issued a statement of defiance, mixing support & solidarity for those who need it, with legal advice & rights info.

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International solidarity call for D.A.F & The People of Kobanê

09-10-2014 09:57

Call from Denver Anarchist Black Cross for international financial & material solidarity for Turkish anarchist group Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet & their campaign to open the border so the people of Kobanê can be assisted in their struggle against ISIS.

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Solidarity actions, demos, occupations, clashes.

09-10-2014 09:41

Report compiled by RabbleLDN, anarchist site based in London, UK.
Kurdish groups in Europe and Turkey have stepped up protests in solidarity with their comrades on the frontline in Kurdistan.

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Call-Out For Solidarity Actions For De Vloek!

08-10-2014 13:08

De Vloek (The Curse) is a 12 year-old squatted social centre in the city of The Hague (Holland). The council now plans to evict and demolish it to build a luxury sailing centre. De Vloek has no intention to leave! On the 16th of October the council will decide if the demolition will go ahead. We are therefor launching a call-out for solidarity actions on Monday the 13th of October (think banners, dutch embassies, etc.).

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Philippine activists start 1,000-km march for climate justice

07-10-2014 12:54

MANILA, Philippines-- Climate change advocates from various sectors urged world governments to “walk their climate talk” as they launched the Climate Walk, dubbed as “A People’s Walk for Climate Justice.”