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The trial of the eleven climate change activists who shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station on April 10th 2007 began today Monday 14th Jan at Nottingham Magistrates Court
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Monday January 14th, 2008.
The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is delighted to announce that Leonard Weinglass, US Attorney for the Miami Five, will be live on BBC Radio 5 on Thursday 17 January 2008.
Weinglass will guest on the Simon Mayo show next Thursday at 2.15pm UK time.
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"A country that hides something is a country that's afraid of getting caught."
George W Bush
Iraqi Refugees are being forced to return home because of a lack of funds
Kenyans demonstrated opposite Downing Street calling for action to give them the President they voted for.
January 7th saw the return of MPs to Parliament. It also saw the IWW co-ordinate an international phone blockade. Wobblies chose to celebrate the occasion by sending a message to the Health Minister - Alan Johnson - that cuts to the National Blood Service are not acceptable. Phones were tied up all day as campaigners and supporters from as far afield as Poland, Canada, and the United States, as well as hundreds from around the UK, took part. The IWW in the UK has an active and growing job branch in a National Blood Service processing centre.
The nuclear industry threatens us all. Today there is an urgent call for global action to break the cycle of mass destruction.
Lance Armstrong, 7 times winner of the tour de France, has agreed to join Israel in its celebrations marking 60 years of Independence in 2008.
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A demonstration in Whitehall, opposite Downing St on Saturday afternoon called to an end of the siege on Gaza. Pictures are copyright.
Dumpster diving through the juicy titbits of yesteryear's dirt, yes, it's youre friendly neighbourhood, better late than not at all:
The CSG (Citizens Supporting Government) set up their border point again on Saturday 12 Jan on the edge of the SOCPA zone at Trafalgar Square to advise the public about the danger of passing into the an area where freedom is severely restricted. Pictures are copyright (C) Peter Marshall, 2008
As well as the SOCPA event you may have noticed another demonstration taking place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday. It was against the expansion of an airport, not Heathrow, but at Siena, Italy.
Pictures are copyright (C) Peter Marshall, 2008
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Supporters of Hizb ut Tahrir Britain gathered at Marble Arch on Saturday 12 Jan for a march to the Saudi Embassy in Mayfair to show their opposition to George Bush's Middle East tour and American policies on the Middle East, as well as to the current corrupt ruling elites in the area. Pictures are copyright, all rights reserved.
Amnesty International ( http://www.amnesty.org.uk/
) organised an overnight vigil on Jan 11-12 with a Guantanamo-style cage and a mass demonstration to mark six years of this unlawful prison camp and continue the call for its closure. Short text and 3 pictures. Pictures are copyright.
Report and pictures from last Friday's day of campaigning around the city. Pictures are copyright - see web site for details.
SERIOUS question marks about the Biritsh state and its commitment to democracy are raised by a fascinating report which appeared in The Guardian on today, Monday January 14.
"The British government considered backing a rightwing coup in Italy in 1976 to prevent the rising Italian Communist party from taking power, recently released documents have revealed.
16th - 17th February, Bristol,
Espacio Bristol-Colombia are organising a two day training for people interested in going to Colombia to do solidarity ‘accompaniment’ there; that is to both provide an international presence to deter the army or paramilitaries from killing social activists and to work with Colombian organisations building solidarity links.
Pictures from outside Downing St, London on Saturday when some sat down in the road and were cleared by police. Brian Haw, injured when police pushed his video camera into his face, attempts to make a formal protest. Pictures are copyright.