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War Criminals?

26-03-2004 00:54

Is it time to consider the argument? The United States is a nation of laws and no man or men are above the law. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al. all presented false evidence to Congress and the American people for their reasons to preemptively invade the nation of Iraq. The Congress and the American people were told the primary justifications for war in Iraq were twofold...

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Excellent new anti-G8 2005 website

25-03-2004 23:50

The G8 Summit is taking place in the UK in the summer of 2005. have just put up a webpage with really good info about the Dissent! mobilisation against the Summit, and capitalism in general.

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David Shayler and Annie Machon speak at the "Trial of Tony Blair" - video

25-03-2004 22:31

"The Trial of Tony Blair" was a fringe event at the Labour Party Spring conference.

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Indymedia Lab at the SSF Launch

25-03-2004 21:49

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Free software / Indymedia / Wirless Networking / Hacktivism

Sheffield IMC ( (Wiki ( with help from SlugBug ( and ShefNet (, will be running a day-long media activist / free software / wireless workshop at the SSF launch event.

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Scots author backs Scottish CND's Easter demo

25-03-2004 21:03

More details about Scottish CND's demo at Easter

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Sheffield Social Forum Launch

25-03-2004 20:38

As part of the worldwide Social Forum movement the Sheffield Social
Forum was set up to help tackle issues local to Sheffield by bringing
together many groups and individuals and help in skills sharing and
campaigning. The day will be introduced by opening speakers including
Hillary Wainwright. There will also be food, music, and poetry.

Campaign workshops will focus on local issues such as Poverty in
Sheffield, Environmental Regeneration and Community Involvement and the
Struggle for Equal Rights. Skills workshops will include Non-Violent
Direct Action, Consensus Decision Making and Creative Action for Social
and Political Change.

10am - 5pm, Royal Institute for the Blind, Mappin St. Free but
donations welcome!

See more at |

(Click here (,+Sheffield&coordsys=gb) for a map.)

Plenary speaker, Hilary Wainwright, will give feedback from the recent World Social Forum held in Mumbai (India) and from the process to create the next European Social Forum in London.

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Evening Standard "Police wear down May Day anarchists"

25-03-2004 20:02

The Evening Standard ran same story about MayDay as BBC, with a little more detail, managing to get the usual anti-wombles angle in "The Wombles - who dress in protective gear before trying to attack police", and failing utterly, like the BBC, to mention the MayDay NoBorders Dublin weekend of events, running from Friday April 30th to Monday May 3rd, and coinciding with the EU Enlargement Summit and welcome celebrations...

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Marshalls ofice ocupation

25-03-2004 19:37

Marshalls photos

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No Cages - No Oxford Animal Lab

25-03-2004 17:22

Demonstrate against the building of a new university animal lab in South Parks Road, Oxford.
Be at the site (next to Dept. of Psychology) at 8AM Friday 26 March TOMORROW!

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Disarm Farnborough Airshow 2004

25-03-2004 16:15

Take action against Farnborough Airshow 2004

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Palestine needs your solidarity - Protests in Manchester

25-03-2004 15:51

Palestine needs your solidarity - Protests in Manchester

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No Borders Mayday Weekend - Dublin, Ireland

25-03-2004 15:48

Friday April 30th to Monday May 3rd

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Mark Thomas urges the unions to take on Coca-Cola

25-03-2004 15:33

Mark Thomas urges the unions to take on Coca-Cola

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Coke hunger strikers solidarity actions tomorrow and Saturday

25-03-2004 14:13

Vigil 7.30 p.m. Friday 26 March coincide with negotiations in Bogotá
Picket 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 27 March
Both outside Coca Cola Great Britain and Ireland HQ headquarters, 1 Queen Charlotte Street, Hammersmith, London W6 (adjacent to Hammersmith tube).

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Parklife Newsflash-Direct Action Taking Place Thursday 25th March 2004

25-03-2004 13:30

A team of Parklife climbers this morning began a tree
occupation at the site of the proposed F5 road scheme,
planned for the A1159 Priory Crescent north, Southend
on Sea, Essex.

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Phone and Email Blockade of Bayer Cropscience

25-03-2004 13:10

Monday 22nd of March saw a phone and email blockade of Bayer Cropscience, aimed at undermining their communications and disrupting the smooth running of their offices.

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Kids 'banned' from Social Centre

25-03-2004 12:40

The wombles occupied social centre in Tufnel Park was forced to close it's doors to under 16s today....

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Danger Mouse screws around with EMI + other record copyrights

25-03-2004 12:38

DJ Danger Mouse remixed the vocals from Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles' White Album and called his creation The Grey Album. He sent about 3,000 promo copies out, and was soon served with a cease-and-desist notice from EMI, who owns the rights to the White Album master. Danger Mouse complied with EMI's order, but Stay Free! (sponsors of the Illegal Art Exhibit) and many other fans of the remix / bootleg scene and digital freedom activists continued distributing the record over the Internet. EMI sent legal threats to many of them as well but has since backed down, at least for the time being...

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support low paid striking Scottish women workers

25-03-2004 12:37

Support low paid nursery workers

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Critical Mass Manchester

25-03-2004 12:15

There's a Critical Mass cycle ride this Friday (March 26th) in Manchester. Gathering at 5pm at the central library in St. Peter's Square and setting off at 5.30.
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