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Spodden Valley regeneration and asbestos- a growing scandal?

12-08-2005 20:01

BBC TV North West Tonight investigates the controversial Spodden Valley planning application.

Were Councillors and the BBC misled over asbestos test results?

Jayne Barrett of BBC North West Tonight reports that residents in Rochdale are today calling on the office of Deputy Prime Minister to for a Public Inquiry because they suggest that developers have seriously misled town councillors and the BBC over important facts about asbestos contamination.

This concerns the former Turner and Newall site in Spodden Valley, Rochdale where there are controversial plans by a consortium, headed by Countryside Properties, to build over 600 homes and a children’s nursery on the site of the world’s largest asbestos textile factory

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Under the Shadow of 'Disengagement'

12-08-2005 19:55


Please find below the link to an article by Mijal Grinberg,an Israeli jewish anti-occupation activist. Mijal has taken part in anti-occupation anti-wall protests on a regular basis, and writes about them.

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Israel and Palestine blog

12-08-2005 19:33

I am currently in Ramallah, Palestine, and having been writing a blog for War on Want. If you want to check it out, go to

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Heathrow's Gate Gourmet no stranger to industrial dispute.

12-08-2005 15:52

As the blame for the Heathrow snarl up gets laid on the shoulders of so called wild-cat strikers it's worth taking a look at the record of Gate Gourmet, the airline catering business whose loudspeaker sackings started the whole thing.

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Iraqi Vigil for Peace and Unity - All Welcome!

12-08-2005 15:08

The Iraqi Community Council for the North of England wishes to express its most sincere and grave sympathy with the victims of the 7th of July bombings, their families, and the people of London and condemn all terrorist act perpetrated by those enemies of humanity.

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Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty new operative phrase for former 'D'-notic

12-08-2005 14:59

The seizure by police in Bristol of an IndyMedia server is a worrying example of the growing gap between the so-called establishment and the ordinary citizen, or as was more widely known to many, "them and us".

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Unity Day this Saturday

12-08-2005 14:42

unity day
Hyde Park Unity Day is this Saturday 13th August.

Its the 10th Anniversary. Come and suport this amazing event in Leeds' sunny sunshine.

Music, stalls, and more....

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[audio] Ex-MI5 officer on London bombings and the War on Terror

12-08-2005 13:24

Trained professional intelligence analyst David Shayler has some serious problems with the mainstream media's interpretation of the London bombings and the War on Terror. With his anti-war hat on he suggests some ways forward.

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SchNEWS - Nuke Kids On The Bloc

12-08-2005 11:52

“US nuclear strategy is driven by a paranoid fear about the county’s vulnerability to weapons of mass destruction (WMD); pressure from the military-industrial complex for raising defence spending and creating new uses for nuclear weapons and the United States’ aspiration to remain the world’s sole superpower with an unparalleled nuclear might.” - Praful Bidwai, co-founder of the Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament

Last weekend was the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - and what better way for the world to commemorate than by ignoring global treaties and building more weapons of mass destruction.

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OutRage!- The Iran demo + pic links

12-08-2005 11:42

OutRage's demo 11 Aug Iranian Embassy

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Mike Ruppert,the peak oil con,,cointelpro,and 9/11 truth movement

12-08-2005 11:34

Another troubling aspect of the whole Mike Ruppert travelling show is the fact that he enjoys a level of exposure that is denied most other 9-11 researchers. He seems to have few problems in securing speaking appointments in places like Washington University or the Commonwealth club and having his book "requested by more than 120 press agencies from

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12-08-2005 06:12

It is not often that semantics attracts our attention, but the recent media saturation with the latest word-fad has prompted this response. The latest word that is ‘sweeping’ through the vocabularies of all right-wing speech writers is (you got it) “sweeping”! Have you noticed that there’s a ‘whole lot of sweeping going on’? “Sweeping new terrorist laws; sweeping new security measures; sweeping new changes”, etc. It is a shame that Bush, Blair and Howard haven’t been swept out of office. But it’s a bigger shame that we are being swept back into a quasi-feudal world of Lords and slaves – no need to guess what your status will be, but more on that later – for now, “the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Disregard it at your own peril!

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"Swiftboat Veterans to Overthrow Iran"

12-08-2005 03:27

As international showdown approaches with Iran, this article explores US techniques used to overthrow undesirable governments, typified by the notorious 'Swiftboat Veterans' who undermined John Kerry's bid for US President in 2004

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Pictures from Hiroshima Day Lantern Vigil

11-08-2005 23:42

Lanterns being dropped in the river...
As well as the Open Boat Day, also on the evening of Sunday August 7th, a lantern vigil to mark the 60th anniversary of the atom bomb being dropped on Hiroshima took place.

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More Pictures of Open Boat Day

11-08-2005 23:13

Beautiful weather, friendly people...
As promised in the previous article earlier this week (which can be found here, here are a few more pictures of Cambridge open Boat Day which happened last Sunday Afternoon.

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11-08-2005 22:58

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Russia, and Cuba.

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BBC reports Tom Hurndall's murderer to be jailed

11-08-2005 21:38

According to BBC news, the murderer of Tom Hurndall is jailed.
More info under:

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Jerry Hicks speaks in Cambridge

11-08-2005 21:17

photos from Jerry Hicks meeting tonight

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The Vine and Fig Tree planters dig to make peace

11-08-2005 21:16

The Anthony Walker Fig
Disarmament, economic conversion and nonviolence are vital ingredients for creating a just world in which everyone enjoys the earth's abundance.

In these fearful, suspicious times, we invite people all around the world to transform military bases into gardens of peace in which beauty and life shall flourish. The Vine and Fig Tree Planters

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Police seizes activists' computers in Germany: Update

11-08-2005 20:21

This morning (thursday, 11.8.) a house in the Wendland region (Germany) was searched for alleged call for criminal offences on the website This is not "only" about the precarity camp, because in the house are the offices of the "anti atom aktuell" , a monthly anti nuclear magazine for grassroot activism.
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