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Eclectic Tech Carnival Underway In Amsterdam

26-05-2008 19:21

ETC Carnival
The annual (by now) ETC happening is housed in Amsterdam:

It began on Sunday 25th and will continue until Saturday the 31st of May.
Invitees include women and gender Minorities.

Info included on :

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Wrexham marks US Memorial Day with a Picnic for Peace

26-05-2008 18:52

In solidarity with all those marking Memorial Day in the US with messages of peace, Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum and Wrexham Women for Peace held a Picnic for Peace in Wrexham's Peace Garden. Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon, our friend Bridie from Wrexham has read out a message of unity at the Memorial Day service organised by Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 in their Peace Memorial Park. Solidarity across the pond!

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University of Nottingham Graduate and Employee Facing Imminent Deportation Without Hearing

26-05-2008 17:39

Hicham Yezza, a popular and active member of the academic community at the University of Nottingham, was recently arrested along with another student. After six days of detention, both were released without charge [1]. Hicham was re-arrested on immigration grounds. He now faces imminent deportation to Algeria wihtout due process [2]. There is widespread concern at the proposed, imminent deportation.

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Knitters Do It In Public

26-05-2008 17:13

On 14th June this year like-minded people across the world will come together to do in public something which they usually only do in the privacy of their own home. Knit.

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Calling all Activists, Artists and Astronauts for Day of Action against G8

26-05-2008 17:09

Do you Screenprint? Make Music? Street Art? Perform? Do you like to bake Cookies?
The 5th July 2008 will be your chance to take to the streets and be part of a creative intervention in Croydon. Come together with lots of other artists, activists and alternative astronauts, to create a disturbance in the normal structure of time and space and show your support for the protests against the G8 in Japan.

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George Monbiot plans to arrest John Bolton

26-05-2008 16:43

In the following article on the Guardian site George Monbiot says:

"I do not want to advocate something I am not prepared to do myself. I was planning to stay at home on Wednesday, but I now intend to come back, listen to Mr Bolton speak, and then carry out this arrest. I hope that others at Hay might join me."

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Barnone:Films about prison

26-05-2008 15:18

BarNone: Films about Prisons

Sunday 15th June at the Star and Shadow Cinema

A day full of films and workshops from the UK and around the world that will tap into the visible and invisible voices behind bars.

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Palestine Today 052608

26-05-2008 15:09

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday, May 26th , 2008.

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South African Coalition Against Xenophobia

26-05-2008 14:53

Memorandum & Pledge of Solidarity Delivered Yesterday, Saturday 24th May 2008, by the Coalition Against Xenophobia

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America facilitating for the UK Census?

26-05-2008 14:45

UK-USA 2011 UK CENSUS CONCERNS: The House of Commons Treasury Committee has expressed strong concerns that if the 2011 UK census is run by a US company that the data could be accessed by USA security and law enforcement agencies:

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House repossessions rising sharply

26-05-2008 14:40

Figures released by the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on May 9 showed a marked increase in homeowners facing court action for repossession of their homes. The figure of 37,740 for the last three months was an increase of 17 percent on the last quarter and a 20 percent increase on the figures one year ago.

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Anti-racism march in Johannesburg

26-05-2008 14:04

Anti Privatisation Forum Statement on the Anti Xenophobia March in Johannesburg which took place on Saturday, 24 March 2008

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EarthFirst! Summer Gathering, Aug 27 - Sep 1, Norfolk

26-05-2008 13:58

Worried about how the planet is getting trashed? Wanna do something about it?
Five days of workshops, skill sharing and planning action, plus low-impact living without leaders. Meet people, learn skills, take action!

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Post-Katrina documentary screenings &Occupied London #3 release, 28.5 @Bowls Crt

26-05-2008 13:36

Dos Americas
Occupied London presents... A screening of Dos Americas and Down But Not Out
by Upheaval Productions, followed by a talk with one of the film-makers. On the night, we will (finally!) be releasing our long-awaited #3!

7.30 pm Wednesday 28th of May at Bowls Court Social Center just off Plough Yard, 6 Bowl Court London EC2A

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Redditch Green Fair stallholders - 23 and counting...

26-05-2008 12:32

Sat 7 June - Redditch Green Fair. 10.30am - 3pm. FREE Admission.

The number of stallholders is growing all the time - the list below will be updated(on our website) as and when bookings are confirmed.

If you would like a stall yourself, or you would like to suggest a company/organisation that may like a stall, please contact us.

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Antifascism hits home in South Yorkshire

26-05-2008 11:50

On Thursday 22nd May South Yorkshire anti's vandalised the property of a leading BNP (British National Party) candidate and his supporting officers.

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Campaigners Plan To Get Bush ‘Sectioned’ During UK Visit

26-05-2008 11:29

Under the Mental Health Act, a person is subject to compulsory admission for assessment in a mental institution if a doctor fears they are “likely to cause harm to themselves or others”. Using their knowledge of the system, the group composed of doctors, psychologists and mental health professionals will attempt to force an emergency section on President Bush.

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Justice for Darfur - London Protest

26-05-2008 11:19

Stop targeting innocent people in Khartoum
Approaching two hundred protesters, many from the Sudan, gathered opposite Downing Street yesterday (Sun 25 May, 2008) for a noisy protest before marching to a rally held adjoining the Sudanese Embassy opposite St James's Palace in London.
Pictures (C) 2008, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Silvio Berlusconi and the 2008 'democratic' election campaign

26-05-2008 09:53

Senator Guiseppe Ciarrapico
If you want to know WHAT controls the European media…

These are all statements of Silvio Berlusconi himself in the weeks before the 2008 elections.
Silvio Berlusconi assures a few weeks before the elections that there is no place in his coalition for persons with a criminal past or with mafia connections…

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Help Europe:Silvio Berlusconi is taking over the European mediamarket!

26-05-2008 09:48

In the media I read that Berlusconi’s company mediaset mid 2007 has taken over Endemol: one of the biggest mediaconcerns on the world market…
Do we have to worry in Europe?

If you want to know WHAT won the Italian elections and who controls OUR media.
Read and shiver…

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