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Party on the tube tomorrow

30-05-2008 22:16

Well it’s a shame that they didn’t have the guts to organise this when the tube booze ban was actually in force but it should be given a plug anyway.

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The Hike in Oil Prices: Speculation-But Not Manipulation

30-05-2008 22:02

When oil jumps as much as it has, doubling since May 2007, it's natural to assume that something striking must have happened. In the past five years, investment in index funds tied to commodities has grown from $13 billion to $260 billion.

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Sarkozy's migrant proposals,Shengen biometrics: French EU presidency & camps

30-05-2008 21:54

Yesterday the minister for EU affairs of the Spanish state revealed that they were sent last January, a 5 page proposal document by Sarkozy's presidency of France outlining his objectives for new anti-migrant laws to be implemented during the forthcoming French presidency of the EU. The substance of this confidential document has pretty much been explained by me in the last weeks in an article of the quirky humorous "Q&A" series. We may now put the recent anti-migrant laws and Romani purge of Berlusconi in its proper context that which I indicated in the "Q&A". Sarkozy wants biometric Shengen Information System 2, a "integration contract" for migrants and obligatory language lessons.

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Support Eric McDavid

30-05-2008 18:49

45 second clip about Eric's case:

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Support Freedom of Speech - Support Sean!

30-05-2008 16:44

On May 30, 2008, Sean Kirtley was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for conspiring to "interfere with contractual relationships so as to harm an animal research organisation" after the longest animal rights trial in history.

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Anti-racism Public meeting 31 May 2008, 1pm

30-05-2008 16:17

On Saturday 31 May 2008, from 1pm, there will be Public meeting at the Friends Meeting House (Quakers House, opposite the central Library), 6 Mount Street, Manchester.

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Series of arson attacks in Greece + communiqué

30-05-2008 15:47

From the mass media coverage (30/05/2008): A slew of blasts shocked Friday's dawn six different spots of Athens, causing damages to banks, car dealerships and New Democracy (ruling party) local offices. The police estimates it was an organized plan, since all attacks were realized within 11 minutes, from 2:03 to 2:14. Incendiary devices were set against a Geniki Bank subsidiary, an Agrotiki Bank, a post office vehicle, 6 cars of a Ford car dealership, and a local office of New democracy. On 3:28 another arson was realized against a PPC (public power company), that damaged also a nearby car. Incendiary attacks happened also in Thessaloniki, against a Millennium bank subsidiary and a Eurobank, causing damages to their facades.

A translation of the claim sent to

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Benefit for Haringey MIND Tonight Friday 30th May 8.30 – 11.30pm

30-05-2008 15:42

Benefit for Haringey MIND Tonight Friday 30th May 8.30 – 11.30pm

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Fallout from McClellan book: The Iraq war’s “complicit enablers,” then and now

30-05-2008 13:19

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s new book indicting the Bush administration for employing a “political propaganda campaign” and deception to drag the US into an “unnecessary war” in Iraq has unleashed a wave of bitter recriminations from the Republican right, while prompting opportunist attempts by Democrats to exploit the tell-all memoir for their own political purposes.

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Binyam Mohamed’s letter from Guantánamo to Gordon Brown

30-05-2008 13:17

As the US administration prepares to charge British resident Binyam Mohamed in a Military Commission at Guantánamo, Andy Worthington reports on his last-minute appeal to Prime Minster Gordon Brown to intervene on his behalf.

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Leak from experts at Fort Detrick on the anthrax used in 2001 attacks

30-05-2008 12:33

Even experts at the U.S. bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick think that the anthrax which was used in the 2001 attacks came from their facility.

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This Week In Palestine – Week 22 2008

30-05-2008 12:28

This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for May 24th, through May 30th, 2008.

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Coops in EU under threat, including IMCcoops like Veggies& other workers coops

30-05-2008 11:18

Coops under threat, EU COMMISSION’S under pressure from greedy,bribing corporations to unfairly hurt 250,000 CO-OPs

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Lindis Percy jailed for trespass at Fylingdales

30-05-2008 10:57

From The Guardian:

Campaigner jailed for trespass at US radar base

Lindis Percy, the veteran campaigner against US bases in Britain, was yesterday sentenced to one month in jail. Christine Dean, a fellow member of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, said Percy was sentenced at Scarborough magistrates court after being found guilty of aggravated trespass at the Fylingdales early warning radar station in North Yorkshire. The station was recently upgraded and will be part of America's missile defence system. Percy, convicted under the 1994 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, has been jailed before for her protests.

Richard Norton-Taylor

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Home Office plans full spectrum electronic surveillance of all citizens

30-05-2008 10:39

The Home Office is considering plans to develop a centralized surveillance system to track in real time every kind of electronic activity undertaken by all citizens. The project is being driven by the intelligence services and has not yet been discussed by ministers. The surveillance would include a database recording a profile of web activity, emails, and phone taps for every citizen in the UK.

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The Case against Nine Women In Nicaragua Is Ongoing.

30-05-2008 10:39

Children have rights too
There are very few blog alerts or MSM coverage of the criminal case
of Omission against 9 named women in Nicaragua, who are charged
in relation to the last legal abortion In Nicaragua.

The case became known as the 'Rosita' Case. There have been
problems with the feminist groups, including two deaths by battery of some

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MCR Critical Mass tonight!!!

30-05-2008 09:22

Critical mass manchester
Friday 30th May 6pm
Central Library Manchester

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We came to Sheffield,

30-05-2008 08:21

Because we thought post-industrial banality was cool, now we’re way too cool for Sheffield. Read On..

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Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go

30-05-2008 00:21

Where is Congress?
Executive Signing Statements

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Hicham Yezza Interview

29-05-2008 22:53

In this short interview with Riseup! Radio, Hicham Yezza, the detained Nottingham University employee, calls for students to resist government clampdowns on the right to protest and personal freedoms.

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