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UK Mayday 2006 Newswire Archive

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Space Hijackers Police Victory Party

01-05-2006 21:20

Cool young cop - real or fake?
The space hijackers had a police victory party at 2pm at the Bank of England. They looked pretty sexy in their plastic hardhats. But their haircuts were nothing like those of the real cops that gathered in small groups all around the area. Lots of cameras around, even a big fluffy professional microphone. Two big cops stood there, filming away, with red and white checkered bands round their hats. I thought: These space hijackers, really made an effort! But no - these two were real. Or so they said.

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London Mayday Soundscape

01-05-2006 20:49

Lots of sounds on the mayday march in London. Some even sung the international.

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Round up of London Mayday

01-05-2006 20:45

Brief round up on Mayday in London - More reports and links to follow.

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Photos: May Day Demo (London)

01-05-2006 20:25

Photos: May Day Demo (London)

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Coffee, Biscuits and Solidarity!

01-05-2006 19:51

A nice cuppa!
It Asda be May Day!
To Mark the May Day Bank Holiday, some activists went to offer coffee, biscuits and solidarity to staff working on this public holiday!

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Autonomous Bloc penned in again at Mayday rally.

01-05-2006 19:14

Bloc at the start
Police today used common law powers of "preventing a breach of the peace" to exclude the wholly peaceful autonomous bloc from entering Trafalgar Square. Their attempts to spark a confrontation however - including confiscating their sound system - failed.

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Short Audio Reports from London Mayday Interfaith Rally supporting Migrants

01-05-2006 18:41

Three short audio report and some speech audio from the Mayday interfaith rally held outside Westminster Cathedral in support of migrant workers.

(nb files are MP3 phone reports)

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Collected Pics of Mayday in London 2006

01-05-2006 18:26

Pics from the start of the morning critical mass, the trade union march start point and along the route, including the autonomous bloc. The police flanked the autonomous bloc the whole way along the march, before preventing them entering Trafalger Square and steaming into the crowd to pull out a sound system - which was erm, all a bit un-necessary.

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Trafalgar square soundsystem attack

01-05-2006 16:11

police get heavy handed in trafalgar square.

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Extra tea for mayday

01-05-2006 14:48

On Mayday, a group of Cambridge activists, armed only with a couple of thermoses and some home made biscuits, visited ASDA to give extra tea breaks to the workers forced to work on Mayday.

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May Day in London - Time line

01-05-2006 14:03

reports from the demo in london

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Mission Accomplished

01-05-2006 08:59

3 years from the Day that President Bush announced 'Mission Accomplished' on the USS Abraham Lincoln, Felicity Arbuthnot, examines the devestation that this 'Mission' has produced, most notably the radiological pollution that has claimed thousands of victims amongst civilian in Iraq (and Afghanistan). With many solidiers now coming home ill from this pollution, what actually has been accomplished?

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01-05-2006 03:20

Join May Day Virtual Sit-In! All Day Long on May 1st.

Bodies On-line and Bodies in the Street Together.



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Reclaim Mayday for anarchism (article from anarkismo)

30-04-2006 23:43

Reclaim Mayday for anarchism
by Anarcho Sunday, Apr 30 2006, 1:42pm
international / history / feature was launched for Mayday 2005 so this Mayday represents our first birthday.

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Why are you so fucking happy? - CIRCA Unofficial anti-Communiqué #-1

30-04-2006 21:03

What is the clown army doing this Mayday? Nothing, of course.

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Mayday march and rally in Edinburgh

30-04-2006 19:46

rally and social event at the meadows
The traditional Mayday march and rally took place this Saturday in Edinburgh. Several hundred of people marched in sunshine and enjoyed the social event afterwards at the Meadows.
The event was well organised and grassroot non-party political groups were welcome, too.

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Chesterfield Mayday March and Rally

30-04-2006 18:23

Chesterfield TUC May Day Celebrations - 29th People's Gala and Demonstration.

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Report: Tyneside May Day - Asylum Seekers Demand the Right to Work

30-04-2006 16:34

On 29th April a contingent from Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) joined the annual Tyneside march for International Workers Day. Their demand was simply the right to legal work itself.

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Mayday Religious Service for Migrant Workers' Rights

30-04-2006 13:07

A mass and rally to support migrant workers will take place in the morning at Westminster Cathedral. It will be supported by the Justice for Cleaners campaign, as well as other union and community initiatives.

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Cambridge Not For Sale - March

30-04-2006 12:27

Start of the march
Yesterday (Satuday 29th April) saw a march in Cambridge against the privatisation of public services. Almost 100 people turned out for the march.
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