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Bradford & Bingley: Britain’s banking crisis worsens

09-06-2008 17:35

The attempt of Bradford & Bingley (B&B), the UK’s largest buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage lender, to raise more capital has stoked fears about the health of Britain’s largest banks. It presages job losses and rent and mortgage repayment hikes for millions of families, as the banks seek to recoup their losses.

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Police powers increased by new London mayor

09-06-2008 17:24

The new Conservative mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced sweeping measures to ramp up police powers. After a series of highly publicised knifings in central London last month, the mayor called for a policy of “zero tolerance” and “immediate operational response.” This announcement neatly dovetailed with the launch of a £3 million public relations campaign funded by the Home Office.

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Direct Action; UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Mexico & Ireland

09-06-2008 17:11

5th-9th June


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EDO demonstration, Brighton, 4 June 2008

09-06-2008 16:56

A selection of photographs from the carnival against weapons manufacturers EDO in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, Wednesday 4 June 2008

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Solidarity actions for Dr Martin Balluch & Austrian activists

09-06-2008 16:28

"...I ask everyone who cares about animal protection and human rights to take action now to prevent this crime. This kind of police arbitrariness against NPOs is something we might recognize in dictatorships, but not in a democracy. Please stand up strong; stand against this outrageous injustice. My life depends on it."

- Dr Martin Balluch, Chairman of the Association against Animal Factories (VGT)

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Death threats against Colombian WRI affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin

09-06-2008 16:16

Statement of the War Resisters' International Executive Committee

London, 9 June 2008

War Resisters' International is very concerned about the death threats received by its Colombian affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin. Last week, Red Juvenil received death threats in the name of "Aguilas Negras" (Black Eagles) [1], a name widely used by groups of supposedly demobilised paramilitaries.
On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May 2008, Red Juvenil de Medellín received the following message from "Death to anarchists disguised as a pacifists. No more concerts of drugs and communists. No further notice." The threats were directed at eight named members and close friends of Red Juvenil [2], and signed Aguilas Negras.

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July 5th International Day of Action againt the G8 - meeting

09-06-2008 16:01

Walking On The Moon ...
Invitation to another London Planning Meeting

Sunday 15th June, 3pm
Pullens Centre,
184 Crampton Street,
Elephant and Castle,

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Palestine Today 060908

09-06-2008 15:10

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday June 9th, 2008.

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Army Website Prefers Trolls To Truth

09-06-2008 13:23

Rob McCartney has published several articles on Indymedia about fraud and corruption on MOD Equipment contracts. He posted links to one on the British Army Rumour Service website to promote discussion among members of the armed forces. The site admin supported attempts to intimidate him for raising the issue, even though it was a clear breech of their own rules.

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Protests against planned agrofuel power plant in Beckton

09-06-2008 12:46

Beckton protest 4th June
On 31st May and 4th June, banner protests were held against plans to build the UK's first agrofuel power plant in Beckton, London. Around 500 local residents signed a petition against those plans, which was handed to the mayor on 2nd June (with around 100 further signatures having been added since then). The protests were organised by Biofuewatch and the London Food Not Fuel Group.

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Sleep-out in solidarity with destitute refugees – Birmingham, 13 June

09-06-2008 12:26

On Friday 13th June, on the eve of Refugee Week, people from many communities in Birmingham will be coming together to
protest against British government's treatment of asylum seekers and remembering those who died while
seeking asylum here due to self-harm, denial of medical treatment, destitution, hazardous working conditions
or racist attacks.

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Camp for climate action makes big news already!

09-06-2008 10:49

Here is an artcile from the local press in Kent about the forthcoming camp for climate action plannet for this August in the country.

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More squatters challenge developers

09-06-2008 09:24

An article in a local newspaper in canada this week reveals yet another groups planning to squat an abandoned-building to create some kind of radical community resource. The

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Back to court for saying "bollocks"? Sounds like more bollocks to me...

09-06-2008 08:54

Westminster bollocks and public order

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parcaberporth/uav unmanned planes

09-06-2008 07:05

parc aberporth,as good as EDO and MBM 25 -26 JUNE

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Tsvangirai was never arrested - Zim police

09-06-2008 00:56

For those who source of info is the western media, here is something youy may not have heard about recent events in Zimbawbwe.

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Zimbabwe: The true masters of the MDC

09-06-2008 00:45

THE actions confirmed it all. Soon after the BBC World Debate on "Political Transitions: Africa’s Achilles", that was conducted at the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa here last Friday, the representatives from the MDC showed who their true masters were.

The leader of the other MDC faction, Professor Arthur Mutambara, who was not part of the panellists to the debate, rushed to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms Jendayi Frazer, the way a little school boy would rush to his father to report some bullies at school.

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Reclaim Hulme Park - every Friday - Manchester

09-06-2008 00:09

Local residents reclaimed Hulme Park in Manchester on Friday for an hour by closing down the road that runs through it. Leaflets had been distributed and posters stuck around inviting people to reclaim the park - “one love, one park!!” People played games, ate and drank, and generally sat around in the street chatting to old friends and new. The police turned up in fair numbers on time, but sensibly - shock horror - just left enough of them and PCSOs to help direct traffic away, and left us to it.

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Dialect - Can Britain feed itself & Hay on Wye festie review

08-06-2008 20:16

Dialect Radio is a Bristol (UK) internet broadcasting Co-operative run by volunteers. Our main activity is our weekly current affairs and arts magazine programme Dialect, which is recorded at our Queen's Square studios and posted for download every weekend. Want to volunteer? Volunteering Bristol, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol. BS1 4GB Tel: 0117 989 7733

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Iran demands Security Council action on Israel threat

08-06-2008 19:23

"Mofaz's threat against Iran was the most explicit from a member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government, which has preferred to hint at a possible use of force.

Khazaee's letter said the Security Council's history of failing to act against Israel "has emboldened it to continue and even increase its unlawful behaviors and policies."
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