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7,000 Demonstrate in Madrid in solidarity with Davos protests.

29-01-2001 23:22

On Saturday 27th of January a large demonstration of about 6-7000 people took place in Madrid city centre to coincide with the anti-capitalist demonstrations against the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Hackney Council Closed Nursery Occupied and Reopened as Community Centre

29-01-2001 14:10

Community activists have occupied a nursery closed by the council to reopen it as a community centre as part of the wider mobilisations against Hackney council selling off of public services.

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Support for Tube Strikes Growing

28-01-2001 21:17

On Saturday afternoon the London Socialist Alliance held a demonstration outside the HQ of Railtrack,( Euston Station,) London.

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Human Rights Activists Seriously Assaulted in NEPAL

27-01-2001 20:04

Prominent Nepalese human rights activist suffers severe wounds after being attacked. The identity of the agressors is unknown, but there are complains from local activists that police are not dealoing with the case. They ask for international pressure on Nepalese authorities. At the bottom of this article you will find emails and faxes you can contact to contribute.

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Photo montage of WEF protests

27-01-2001 17:53

Photo montage of WEF protests
Pics from last 2 days in Davos and other parts of Switzerland.

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NTK campaign to save SchNews

27-01-2001 16:19

SchNews in trouble - Funding required for new PCs

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Water cannon pics and latest : 3pm Davos

27-01-2001 14:27

Water cannon pics and latest : 3pm Davos
Update from WEF

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WEF / WSF UPDATE 1.30pm Sat 27th davos!

27-01-2001 13:30

Latest roundup from the streets and slopes:

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Mainstream alternative news

27-01-2001 10:41

Channel 4 are producing an 'alternative news' programme, broadcast on Tv and the internet.

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Remember Ramin Khaleghi

26-01-2001 23:12

Protest against death of Iranian asylum seeker, Ramin
March in memory of Ramin Khaleghi, 1974-2001
Assemble 10.30am, Town Hall Square, Leicester
Saturday 3 February

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Davos: Tactical Frivolity, Ch4 crew and others detained or deported

26-01-2001 19:06

Violations of Human Rights increase in Davos. If you look 'wrong' or if you are a journalist without accreditation to the actual WEF conference then you have no rights in Davos...

Reports below from Davos IMC

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NGO alliance condemn human rights crackdown in Davos

26-01-2001 00:18

Statement from The Public Eye on Davos - an NGO alliance holding an alternative conference alongside WEF 25.01.01

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Davos: Independent Media Targeted, Harassed by Police

25-01-2001 23:25

Free speech is the latest casualty in the Swiss government's crackdown on the constitutional right to public dissent and free assembly as the police make it forcefully clear that public scrutiny of their ongoing repressive activities will not be allowed. This was the lesson violently expressed to 8 journalists on Wednesday.

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World Bank announces B-SPAN Web TV

25-01-2001 23:08 website gears up.

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Laser beams truth to Davos

25-01-2001 19:17

Laser beams truth to Davos
Picture: 'Our resistance is as transnational as capital' spelt out in Davos... Web cam doesn't track moving words so you only really see things when the words are static, but you get the idea (yeah... corporate scum but it's fun)

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Tube Strikes to go Ahead in February

25-01-2001 18:20

Train drivers unions on London Underground have voted for three strikes on 5, 12 and 19th February.

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Defend Council Housing lobby

25-01-2001 17:24

Defend Council Housing lobby
24/01/01 Hundreds of council workers and tennants lobbied MP's and held a rally at Westminster Central Hall. Protesters want to end the sale of council housing and reverse the government policy of privatisation.
more info:

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Urgent Support Needed.

25-01-2001 14:54

We have just received the following urgent request for solidarity:

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Send messages to WEF (inc that lasar)

25-01-2001 13:44

Send your messages to WEF...

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Davos WEF Media Roundup

25-01-2001 04:41

Roundup of latest stories and background info
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