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You Don't Have to Be Smart to Be a Despot

26-02-2004 17:49

Leaders in the "coaltion to rule the world" use the same tactics as the common abuser. What they don't realize is that they will have a heavy price to pay.

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News and Reflection From McDonald's Workers' Resistance

26-02-2004 17:49

As the workers who were in the original MWR group retire, we leave a bit of reflection on our experiences and the future.

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Sheffield students occupy Town Hall against Top-Up fees

26-02-2004 17:45

Sheffield Town Hall occupation
Yesterday 200 students occupied the Town Hall for one hour against top-up fees as part of a 300 strong demonstration involving students from Sheffield Uni and Hallam. Everyone agreed it had been a highly successful action.

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Activits Samba band practice in Manchester

26-02-2004 17:33

Sunday 29th Feb - the first practice of a Manchester Samba band, to play at demonstrations/protests/ carnivals etc.

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Balata posters

26-02-2004 17:20

These posters are for an exhibition to be held in Cambridge on the 14th and 15th of March. This will be a multimedia presentation bringing Palestinian voices from the Balata Camp in the West Bank to Cambridge.

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Our Food - Where now ?

26-02-2004 17:07

Where are we going with our food ?

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Only 2% support ban

26-02-2004 17:00

Who supports hunting ban ?

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legaid restrictions will cause crime

26-02-2004 16:58

Government action to restrict egal aid will cause crime

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Cambridge AUT & CUSU pickets and protests

26-02-2004 16:24

Video from the Cambridge AUT picket, strike, and CUSU rally against top-up fees (25 Feb 2004). Some background and interviews (7.37min, 5.44Mb).

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Free Burma Protest at STA TRAVEL - CAMBRIDGE

26-02-2004 15:55

It is sad and ironic that a student travel agency is supporting a regime
that murders students and routinely closes universities.
Just north of the Cambridge Market Square
12 NOON Monday 1st March

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2 more protestors killed by Israeli army in anti-Wall protest in Biddu: Act now!

26-02-2004 15:16

Since the previous report another two protestors at the anti-Wall demonstration in Biddu have been killed by the Israeli army. The shooting continues. Use the phone and fax numbers providers to demand an end to the lethal violence used against this non-violent protest.

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Fascism and anti-fascism discussion

26-02-2004 15:11

Today (Thursday) from 7pm @ Freedom Bookshop
'What is fascism and how do we combat it'
an open discussion meeting hosted by Freedom and London Anarchist Federation.

Discussing questions like
'is the BNP fascist?'
'is militant direct action enough to halt the spread of fascism?'
etc. etc. All welcome! (Except fash of course)

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TODAY - Meeting to re-start a London Anarchist Youth Network

26-02-2004 15:06

Ed and Rkn, both ex-LAYers (London Anarchist Youth), have decided we'd like to call a meeting to set up a new London Anarchist Youth Network. This isn't to run in competition with any AYN group it's just that we both felt that summer was a bit long to wait to start organising again. We felt, as well, that if we came to the AYN summer gathering in Bristol with something already existing, then maybe the setting up of a national network would be a bit more tangible.

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26-02-2004 14:27

Someone called Che was asking for information about the G8, and the post has vanished from the newswire (technical problems) so...

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Reclaim The Future next meeting

26-02-2004 14:21

The next Reclaim The Future meeting will be held on Thursday 4th March at the occupied centre, 93 Fortress Road, Kentish Town from 7.30pm. If the centre has been evicted then the meeting will be held at Freedom Bookshop in Whitechapel.

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CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE disrupted with a phonecall

26-02-2004 14:21

a conference hosting talks by Bayer employees was disrupted on tuesday

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Developing countries summit in Venezuela: "To recover the South-South identity"

26-02-2004 14:14

The developing countries encounter will take place next February 26th to 28th in Caracas, Venezuela. It will count with the presence of the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, among others.

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Tory whips - 10 a penny. A profile of the member for Congleton

26-02-2004 14:12

Heard the one about the chinese immigrant who found a worn leather whip?
He was advised to take it to Congleton as a racist slavedriver there had lost one.

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UK organisation desperate to control email

26-02-2004 13:57

At least one UK organisation (a popular science publisher)
is participating in a desperate attempt to stop "leaks"
of information by email. I received a tag in a private email about a
perfectly non-secret subject which has extremely threatening
language. Suggested antidote: respond publicly without quoting the content.

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First citizenship ceremony for UK (plagarised from bbc)

26-02-2004 12:20

The first ceremony for immigrants granted British citizenship is to be held on Thursday.
Sixteen adults and three children will take part in the event at Brent town hall in north London.

Also there will be Prince Charles and Home Secretary David Blunkett, who said it would be
"a truly memorable day".
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