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He's Dead! Milton Friedman is Dead!

17-11-2006 10:34

The man who preached free unrestrained markets has finally died.

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Office Occupation at Oricas Head Office in Melbourne

17-11-2006 10:06

Close to one hundred protesters occupied Oricas chemical services department in Melbourne early this afternoon. The protesters gathered due to concerns over Oricas track record s in transportation blunders of dangerous chemicals and their involvement with the Barricks, Lake Cowal Gold Project.

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One two three four take a hike? from g20 today

17-11-2006 08:34

Falun Dafa stole the show, but I missed the action at Orica - though there were enough cameras around that somebody ought to be able to report?

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Australias "Guantanamo" on remote Xmas Island

17-11-2006 05:31

"Guantanamo" on remote Xmas Island
A new maximum security immigration detention complex under construction on Christmas Island, has been dubbed "Australia's Guantanamo Bay". Australia's new remote offshore detention centre will have cameras in bedrooms, electric fences and electronically controlled doors - to force centre-wide lock-downs. The level of security and surveillance, greater than at any existing detention centre, makes parts of the complex comparable to a maximum security prison.

The 1200 bed centre, is said to cost more than $300million...

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Police Use Section 14 Powers at EDO but Fail to Enforce them

16-11-2006 22:47

EDO Demos have been growing in anger and in numbers over the past few weeks. Police have had an increased presence...

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Poor life of rastafarians in ultra-conservative Poland

16-11-2006 21:19

Emperor Selassie aka Ras Tafari - spiritual father of Ras Tafari movement
Being a Rastaman in Poland is risky- there are cases of people being sentenced to two years in prison for possessing 0,2 grams of weed. If You smoke for recreational purposes, or because you can "reason" better and it helps You to think- You are in danger. If You are Rastafarian, people would treat You as a drug-addict. The prejudices are overwhelming the debate and are continuously fostered by the one-sided conservative media.

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Public Meeting: Our World is Not for Sale

16-11-2006 20:21

Oxford World Development Movement (WDM) is hosting a public meeting to discuss possible ways forward in the fight against global poverty in the Long Room, Oxford Town Hall, on the 22nd November from 7:15-9:15pm . The topic for discussion is, 'The World Bank and International Monetary Fund: Reform or Abolition?'

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The Campaign for Freedom of Information EDM 2699

16-11-2006 17:36

Help by contacting your MP:

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Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Initiative (BRTI)

16-11-2006 16:57

As part of the grassroots initiative to twin Birmingham with Ramallah on the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, four Palestinians from Ramallah will visit Birmingham from the 20th to the 29th of November

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Organising for Fighting Unions: turning anger into workplace activism

16-11-2006 15:25

Activists gathered in London last Saturday to discuss the kind of trade unions we need today

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Please Email, Phone or Write Today In Support Of Tortured Filipino Anarchists

16-11-2006 14:55

Please take a minute to email, phone, fax, or write in support of The Sagada 11, young anarchists falsely accused of a Maoist guerilla attack and tortured in The Philippines. Today, November 17th is an international action day for them! A sample letter and contact details for officials follow this short description of the background to the case...

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Nerve 9 Launched on Merseyside

16-11-2006 14:33

Catalyst Media have published the ninth edition of Nerve - our inspirational, agitational, entertational social justice and culture magazine.

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JJB Sports management revise pay offer to staff after strike action

16-11-2006 14:29

The GMB union has just released a press release saying that the management at Dave Whelan's JJB Sports company have revised their offer to staff. The revised offer apparently deals with the issue of low pay and unequal rates of pay in the Wigan JJB Sports depot. Some staff are only paid £180 a week. Agencies that supplied agency staff to the depot during the strikes may face prosecution.

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Bradford Priest Arrested at Nuclear Blockade

16-11-2006 13:07

Over 50 Anti Nuclear protestors from Leeds and Bradford took part in a mass blockade of the Faslane Nuclear Naval Base in Scotland this morning. Twenty seven of the protestors, including the Revd Chris Howson from Bradford were arrested for their role in the blockade, which included 'locking on' to a giant CND symbol outside the main gates of the base.

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Mooreen - Sheffield Social Centre

16-11-2006 11:40

Coming to Sheffield Soon Nov 29 – Dec 13

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Industrial Worker now on line

16-11-2006 10:49

Wobblies waking up.

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November 17th - Action Day for the Sagada11

16-11-2006 10:05

Actionreport November 17th- International Action Day for the Sagada11

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International Day of Action for David Hicks

16-11-2006 07:20

Close Guantanamo! Bring David Home!
David Hicks: Five years in hell. Close Guantanamo! Bring David Home!

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16-11-2006 03:31

arrests in Bristol.
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