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Postal union agrees to sell-out deal with Royal Mail

15-10-2007 16:46

By means of legal threats and with the connivance of the trade union bureaucracy, Royal Mail hopes to end the postal dispute and achieve its aim of overturning working conditions and pension rights, and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs.

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RBS round-up - 23 actions and counting!

15-10-2007 16:20

From Edinburgh to Cornwall, blockades to invisible theatre, RBS has felt the sting today. As of 5PM on Monday, we've heard of 23 actions so far with more expected to still come in. Read on, check back soon, and let us know if you've done something in your area! And a huge well done to all involved.

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The Future of the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

15-10-2007 16:06

This speech was delivered on September 13 in Wahington at the Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS) by the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, ahead of his diplomatic visit to Ankara the following week.

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Triple whammy for RBS in Norwich

15-10-2007 15:13

RBS closed
Demo and d-locks today at RBS branches in Norwich.

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Tasmania Forest Protest in London, 13 Oct 2007

15-10-2007 14:28

Howard & Lennon at London Protest
Protesters gathered outside the Australian High Commission in London on Saturday (13 Oct 2007) to demonstrate to save Tasmania's wild forests and oppose the building of a new pulp mill there.

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Cambridge RBS action

15-10-2007 14:27

ATM users read leaflets and placards
At lunchtime on Monday 15 October, around ten activists assembled outside the Royal Bank of Scotland branch on Trinity Street, Cambridge, as part of the national day of action against the UK's main bankroller of carbon emitters. The protesters put up placards next to the ATM, handed out leaflets, and engaged passers-by and customers in discussion.

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Climate Action at Royal Bank of Scotland: report, photos

15-10-2007 14:25

Polar bear outside RBS HQ
Activists climbed onto canopy at the Royal Bank of Scotland's HQ in London while activist dressed as polar bear held up a banner, passers by and worker leafleted.

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Royal Bank of Scotland Targeted for Investing in Climate Change

15-10-2007 14:12

A group of activists leafletted the Royal Bank of Scotland in Broomhill, Sheffield as part of a National Day of Action. Over 20 actions have taken place all around the country including banks being locked up in Norwich and polar bears blockading in Bristol. This is all part of a campaign against the Royal Bank of Scotland which invests heavily in oil and gas, which is accelerating climate change.

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Quick Update on Today's Oxford RBS Actions

15-10-2007 13:55

Full report with photos to hopefully follow soon, but here's a quick summary!

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Audio Report of Manchester Royal Bank of Scotland protest

15-10-2007 13:39

RBS provides oil companies with the cash to build and operate drilling rigs, pipelines and oil tankers. RBS also profits through the aviation industry.

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New Zealand, terrorists arrested, need your help

15-10-2007 13:23

17 activists arrested, denied bail. 300+ Police raid houses across the country
15 Oct 2007 (Updated)

This was on ceefax briefly, just read the latest at the enclosed link

Guess they needed some terrorists to terrorise, sorry arrest.

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David Graeber: The Shock of Victory

15-10-2007 12:25

The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don’t know how to handle victory.

This might seem an odd thing to say because of a lot of us haven’t been feeling particularly victorious of late. Most anarchists today feel the global justice movement was kind of a blip: inspiring, certainly, while it lasted, but not a movement that succeeded either in putting down lasting organizational roots or transforming the contours of power in the world. The anti-war movement was even more frustrating, since anarchists and anarchist tactics were largely marginalized. The war will end, of course, but that’s just because wars always do. No one is feeling they contributed much to it.

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Rising Tide National Day of Action Against the Royal Bank of Scotland

15-10-2007 12:23

Activists target the RBS Regional Headquarters to highlight the companies investment in projects and companies whi directly proift from climate change, as part of the national day of action against RBS called by the Rising Tide Network.

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CaptainCodeye nazipaedo-loving failed genetic experiment of theBNP in Nottingham

15-10-2007 11:56

Captain Codeye the result of a failed genetic experiment involving quasimodos sister & a crazy austrian half pint with 1 ball is in Nottingham tuesday,
details on transport & protest.

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DEADLINE Screening @ The Custard Factory, Birmingham

15-10-2007 11:40

4wardever in association with Birmingham Indymedia presents Deadline, an excellent documentary film chronicling the astonishingly flawed criminal justice system in Illinois, USA -

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Manchester RBS demo

15-10-2007 10:50

People in Manchester are outside the RBS regional HQ.

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one arrest at Royal Bank of Scotland banner drop this morning

15-10-2007 10:36

around a dozen activists from 'rising tide' highlighted royal bank of scotland's shoddy record of investment in climate change. one clambered on the glass canopy of their city hq to unfurl a banner while others handed out more than 900 leaflets

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No Means No! Help Stop More Incineration In The UK

15-10-2007 10:22


Yes, you've heard about these plans before, and yes, you objected so much they were thrown out by the Council.
But WRG have ignored this democratic decision and re-submmitted their plans to expand Nottingham's dirty Eastcroft Incinerator. Time for us to shout even louder...

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Take Action for Ahmed Belbacha – let him return to the UK

15-10-2007 06:52

Ahmed Belbacha has been held in Guantánamo Bay for nearly six years. In February this year, he was cleared for releases and deemed to pose no threat at all but has remained there as he cannot return to Algeria where his life will be in danger and the Foreign Secretary did not include him on the list of British residents whose return he sought in a letter to the American government in August.

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Iraq war: Nightmare with no end! (by Latuff)

15-10-2007 06:27

Nightmare on Baghdad Street
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
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