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Kosovo constitution needs to provide more guarantees for Roma, NGOs say

03-04-2008 07:56

In a letter sent to the Constitutional Commission and representatives of the international civilian administration in Kosovo, Roma NGOs ask for substantial improvements of the draft constitution which has been prepared by the Constitutional Commission.

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Oxford Activists Hit Welsh Power Station: Press Release

03-04-2008 07:30

At 7.30am this morning, activists successfully blockaded all entrances to Aberthaw Power Station in Barry, South Wales.

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Aberthaw power station succesfully blockaded this morning

03-04-2008 05:32

Members of bristol rising tide are succesfully blockading Aberthaw power station, Wales worst polluter, 10 bristol activists have done a joint action with Bath, Cardiff and Oxford activist as part of a nationwide prostest against some of the worst polluting compaines in the uk.

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Free Mumia now! All out for 19 April united-front demonstration!

03-04-2008 00:44

Free Mumia now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal
is innocent!

Abolish the racist
death penalty!

Saturday 19 April
1pm, US Embassy,
Grosvenor Square, London W1A
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)

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latest Fossil Fools Day round up

03-04-2008 00:19

A roundup of different reports, from Indymedia, FFD website & other places

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Riot police storms convergence centre at Bucharest anti- NATO protests

02-04-2008 22:58

Reports over email lists state that 46 persons were arrested and that they were severally beaten in the way to the police stations and they were also under death treat. when Romanian riot police raided a meeting place for anti-NATO activists. On guy from Iasi
(Gheorghe) was hospitalized and he was beaten even in the hospital.
Another girl ask the police to go to the hospital...Small protest was
organized in the front of the police station 11.

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China, Tibet and U.S.-sponsored counterrevolution

02-04-2008 22:52

How could progressive people be on the same side as Bush, the CIA and the ultra-right? How do we explain the paradox of progressive people supporting a movement that is financed and supported by the proponents of the U.S. Empire, as well as by all of the other old European colonial powers that had divided, humiliated and looted China for a full century prior to the 1949 revolution?

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Nottingham’s Zimbabwean Community stand together

02-04-2008 22:06

The Zimbabwean community, guest speakers and supporters attended an evening of traditional Zimbabwean food, music and testimonies from survivors of Mugabe’s regime on Friday 28th March and stood together again in demonstration in Nottingham’s Market Sq. on 29th March, the day of Zimbabwe’s elections.

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Urban conricerca 2008: inside the Culture of Capital

02-04-2008 21:39

Starting this Friday, 4th April, a 'conricerca' or workers' inquiry into the class composition of Liverpool will begin. More details will be posted on Indymedia, but here is a short analysis from one of the founding members of the group, who has recently moved to the UK from Slovakia.

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Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices Surveillance and Specialist Equipment

02-04-2008 20:59

At the protest against E-on activities with fossil fuels / new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent, there was a large police operation [as you might expect]. Related posts: "Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 1 & 2" [links below] describe the event.

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Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 2

02-04-2008 20:53

On Tuesday morning 30 people blockaded the entrances to E-on's offices on Mount St, Nottingham City Centre. People covered in green paint to represent E-on's greenwash, locked onto the front entrance to E-on's office and stood in front of other entrances preventing E-on workers from getting to work. Climate activists pull a prank that packs a punch on April Fools Day

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Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 1

02-04-2008 20:45

On Tuesday morning 30 people blockaded the entrances to E-on's offices on Mount St, Nottingham City Centre. People covered in green paint to represent E-on's greenwash, locked onto the front entrance to E-on's office and stood in front of other entrances preventing E-on workers from getting to work. Climate activists pull a prank that packs a punch on April Fools Day

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28 Million Americans On Food Stamps $25 a Week ($1 per meal)

02-04-2008 19:56

Democracy Now reports on poverty in the USA

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Israel Hosting NATO Naval Excercise

02-04-2008 19:02

Forgive me, but where in the NATO mandates or charter does it say anything about its working with Israel against Iran in a potential military confrontation?
And where does that put NATO relative to its already chilly relations with Russia?

The NATO high command had better do some really critical thinking right now.

Because if they don't they just may get suckered into an Israeli "false flag" operation (of course, blamed on Iran), from which there can be no retreat, putting NATO on a military collision course with Russia.

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asbo evicted

02-04-2008 18:29

the asbo was this afternoon evicted
and about bloody time
i wonder where the violent residents will lay their shame now
its just a shame its not winter

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FFD - Bacton Gas Terminal Photos & Update

02-04-2008 18:16

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Background – Bacton is a major energy hub for the UK, handling around a third of the nation’s gas supply, coming in from the North Sea and European pipelines. The gas is handled by a range of oil and gas companies (Shell and Exxon among others) before being sent into the national grid.

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Police Searches Houses After Arrests At E.On Blockade

02-04-2008 17:23

Police entered and searched houses

Nottinghamshire Police searched 2 houses yesterday afternoon after it had made two arrests at the blockade at E.On offices on Mount Street. The searches were 'authorized' under section 18 of the Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Under this act; "A constable may enter and search any premises occupied or controlled by a person who is under arrest for an arrestable offence, if he has reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is on the premises evidence that relates to that offence". Both people arrested were released early in the evening and were charged with Section 5 public order offences. They are to appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court on April 14th.

Other coverage: Evening Post | BBC Nottingham

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Fossil Fooling in Glasgow

02-04-2008 17:08

A bunch of Fossil Fools took to the Streets of Glasgow
today, 1st of April.......

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Boycott Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: Sign Petition Now!

02-04-2008 16:59

EveryOne Group ( is promoting a petition ( and an international campaign to ask for an immediate halt to the harsh sociocultural repression underway in Tibet, a repression perpetrated by the Chinese authorities towards thousands of innocent people.

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SOCPA - chris coverdale arrested for non-payment of fines

02-04-2008 16:40

chris coverdale was arrested earlier today at his home in wimbledon for non-payment of fines imposed for a previous SOCPA unauthorised demonstration offence. he is being held overnight at wimbledon police station and will apear at the local court tomorrow morning.
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