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Smash ITT demo. The first bit (in pictures).

18-10-2008 15:39

Scuffles at the very begining.
Following on from their particularly colourful and attention grabbing demo in June see:


The Smash EDO/MBM/ITT campaign called another march in Brighton.

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Smash ITT. The middle bit (in pictures).

18-10-2008 15:30

While some stay to pay homage to guarians of Home Farm road.
With many of the demonstrators detained at the entrance to Home Farm road, others decided to take the cross country route with a mobile sound system. It has to be said that the Smash EDO Kids have impeccable taste in music. CONFILCT, OI POLLOI, CRASS, INNER TERESTRIALS, all the old favourites provided an appropriate soundtrack to what was happening in the field. Cops leaving the scene were spotted humming the tune to 'Do they owe us a living'. Probably...

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Smash ITT. The end bit (in pictures).

18-10-2008 15:22

Back on the road into town.
So following the rural riot above the EDO/ITT factory, the protesters headed back into town. Only to discover that the Police still had not learned their lesson when it came to turning a peaceful situation into a potentially violent one. More arrests were seen and another pointless kettle was made in between the level and the lanes. Most avoided it and took their buckets and spades to the beach...

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4 November:Vigil Outside US Embassy:Liberty and Justice for All...

17-10-2008 16:37

Forty years ago, protests were held outside the US Embassy against the Vietnam War. In 2008, on the day of the US presidential elections, the London Guantánamo Campaign is calling on whoever wins the election to change the record...enough of torture, illegal wars and the abuse of human rights and human beings. No more excuses, shut down Guantánamo

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Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig

17-10-2008 11:27

Saturday 25th October, Wolverhampton, 4pm - 4am, £5.

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Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen Linked to Mossad

16-10-2008 18:39

U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen
Remember the attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen last month that took
the lives of eighteen people? A group calling themselves "Islamic Jihad"
claimed responsibility for the blast. It has a nice, scary ring to it hasn't
it? "Islamic Jihad" also happens to be the name of a group that operates
out of Gaza.

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UNICEF to pull out of The Baby Show over links with the arms trade.

16-10-2008 14:28

This story is due to appear in The Guardian tomorrow, but has been forward to DISARM DSEi after the freelancer concerned (who has done all the work on the story), was shafted by both CAAT and The Guardian.

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Plods to get more dastabase powers...

15-10-2008 16:22

Home Sec Jacqui Smith attempts to back expantion on database state and more powers to police. ( All done for our own good of course.. yeah right)

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Freedom Rider: The Other Bailout

14-10-2008 14:32

It's hard to keep track of two mega-thieves at the same time. "The defense
bill is every bit as wasteful and just as much a harbinger of doom as the
much discussed Wall Street bailout, but has elicited hardly any debate, even
from progressives." And, just as with the bailout bill, Democrats in
Congress are ever ready to run up the white flag. "The collective popular
revulsion at the very presence of Bush in the White House has never stopped
Democratic party capitulation." War begets war. "Not only is military
spending completely unproductive, but it increases the likelihood of further
American acts of aggression.

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Moazzam Begg talk at Nottingham Uni - Thursday

13-10-2008 23:12

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee and author of 'Enemy Combatant' Moazzam Begg is returning to Nottingham University to deliver a talk: 'The War On Terror, Islamophobia, and the Threat to Our Civil Liberties'.

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Dennis Wheatley on the supernatural... and the ultimate crash of Civilisation

13-10-2008 23:00

Dialect Radio is a Bristol (UK) internet broadcasting Co-operative run by volunteers. Our main activity is our weekly current affairs and arts magazine programme Dialect, which is recorded at our Queen's Square studios and posted for download every weekend. Want to volunteer? Volunteering Bristol, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol. BS1 4GB Tel: 0117 989 7733.

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Bradford says ID is bad

13-10-2008 21:14

Our banner flying in Centenary Square
30 people gathered in Centenary Square, handing out leaflets and talking to the public about the proposed ID card scheme and the National Identity Register.

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Watching the 42 day detention debate live: An Overview

13-10-2008 19:48

Highlights of the debate, written chronologically from notes I made whilst watching the entire 3 and a half hours or so on the parliament website today. Including points made for and against the bill, though mainly focusing on points made against.

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(Im)Precision of U.S Bombing and the (Under)Valuation of an Afghan Life

12-10-2008 18:58

US/NATO bombs kill about ten times more Afghan civilians with a ton of our
"precision" bombs than we killed Serbs in 1999. More than 80% of Afghan
civilian deaths today caused by the US/NATO are due to close air support
attacks. They (Afghans) are only worth one-tenth of an Alaskan sea otter
rather than forty camels. We spend ten dollars on the military in
Afghanistan to pursue our geo-strategic aims and less than $1 on
reconstructing the everyday lives of Afghans devastated by thirty years of

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Dick Cheney rampages through London - Pictures.

12-10-2008 10:39

Hang your head low, Mr Cheney.
Campaigners gather outside the Shell oil company HQ in London to protest against the contracting of Iraqi oil reserves by US occupation forces in Iraq on behalf of US and British private oil corporations.

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New £12billion spy system to monitor all email, browsing and phone calls.

11-10-2008 08:34

The UK is planning a new £12billion spying system to monitor email, web browsing and phone calls of the entire population.

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Venezuela: National Security = Personal Insecurity

10-10-2008 20:02

* This Editorial from El Libertario (#54, September-October 2008, Venezuela) examines – from the current Venezuelan perspective – how authoritarian power builds its own security upon the destruction of collective security.

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Freedom Not Fear - Anti-surveillance Day Sat 11th October - Scotland Yard

10-10-2008 13:57

In London: Assemble 1pm at New Scotland Yard, with pots, pans and other stuff to make some noise!!

A broad movement of campaigners and organizations is calling on everybody to join action against excessive surveillance by governments and businesses. On 11 October 2008, concerned people in many countries will take to the streets, the motto being "Freedom not fear 2008". Creative action, from protest marches to parties, will take place in many capital cities.

Call to mass action Saturday 11th October against the surveillance state in
solidarity with activists all around the world.

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Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig

10-10-2008 12:36

Saturday 25th October, Light House, Wolverhampton, 4pm - 4am.

This event is a not for profit event. All money raised will be donated to the Heckler & Koch Campaign. They are attempting to shut down the UK Headquarters of Heckler & Koch in Nottingham: