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Manager of mystery terror 'exercise' on July 7 2005 responds to his critics

05-10-2008 20:58

Peter Power from Visor Consultants
Peter Power was all over the British mainstream media on July 7th 2005 explaining that his company, Visor Consultants, was running an exercise that fateful morning, at the same three tube stations where the bombs actually went off, which 'turned live'.
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Ladbrokes staff strike against pay offer

05-10-2008 20:43

Staff at a Ladbrokes betting call centre on Merseyside are staging a 24-hour walkout in a row over pay.

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Bush demo policing condemned in Observer

05-10-2008 19:10

Snip below taken from an article about Sir Ian Blair by Henry Porter in today's Observer...

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They evict 90 year olds, now.

05-10-2008 17:50

evicted to street
Some country

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05-10-2008 17:19

Cameroon national and victim of torture Jean Pierre Gueutchue, was given very last minute removal directions today for tomorrow, 6:15am

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News updates on xenophobia in South Africa

05-10-2008 14:43

The eMzantsi Ubuntu Coalition blog brings together news from all groups and individuals involved in the struggle against xenophobia in South Africa. It is updated regularly:

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Brighton Against the Arms Trade - 2nd Public Forum

05-10-2008 13:50

6th October

Brighton Against the Arms Trade - 2nd Public Forum

Venue Cowley Club/Time - 7.30pm

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Press release: Menezes family's reaction to London police chief Ian Blair's resi

05-10-2008 11:34

The Menezes family is shocked by the news of Sir Ian Blair's resignation, as it comes in the middle of the inquest into Jean's death.

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Silvio Berlusconi takes over the independent British media ITV: Help Europe!

05-10-2008 11:17

Elected senator of Silvio Berlusconi's party 'people of freedom'
Silvio Berlusconi and his organization have understood very good that if you control the media, you can act undisturbed and they are not only interested in the Italian media…
One of the biggest mediaconcerns in the world, Endemol , was taken over last year by Mediaset.
Now Berlusconi is interested in ITV …

Will Europe follow the current faith of Italy?

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Iraqs Forgotten Refugees

05-10-2008 11:01

Jordan and Syria, not the United States, have felt the brunt of the refugee wave that Bush’s invasion has caused.

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Big protest in the Netherlands against Europe's largest primate research centre

05-10-2008 10:45

Protest in Rijswijk (Netherlands) against the BPRC
From across the Netherlands over three hundred animalfriends on Saturday came to Rijswijk to demonstrate against the Biomedical Primate Research Center. The demonstration was organized by the Anti Vivisection Coalition (

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Abortion Rights Plans House Of Commons Public Meeting

05-10-2008 00:37

Abortion Rights, the UK pro-choice organisation is planning a public meeting this Tuesday 7th October at 7pm in the House of Commons. Speakers will include Dr Evan Harris MP, Diane Abbott MP and Dr Audrey Simpson from the Family Planning Association of Northern Ireland. The meeting is aimed at putting pressure on the government to defend and improve rights for women as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is debated in coming weeks.

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Protest against the persecution of Roma in Italy

04-10-2008 22:50

Activists from No Borders, International Workers of the World, Crossoads Women centre and others held a lively protest at the Italian Toursit Board last Friday, 3rd October.

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Mark Engler on the Financial Crisis

04-10-2008 20:58

"This crisis is a crisis of deregulation. Deregulated market fundamentalism causes crises. This is a crisis of financialization. An ever-larger part of the economy has switched to financial speculation or gambling. Greed is systemic. Acting on basest instincts does not bring the common good."

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Andean Forum against the Mining Industry

04-10-2008 20:22

Dear friends,

On the 26th and 27th September more than 500 representatives from 49 different organisations across the Andean region, as well as friends from Guatemala and the US gathered in Bogotá. These organisations included indigenous groups, small-scale mining organisations and workers within the mining industry.

After two days of deliberations, in which more than 20 people participated on 4 different panels and 3 workshops took place addressing the different sectors specific issues, a declaration from the event was approved.

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“Convention of the Left” promotes nationalism

04-10-2008 16:53

A measure of just how far removed Britain’s various former radical groups are from socialist politics was provided by the main debate on the first day of the Convention of the Left, “The Break-up of the UK.”

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The Convention of the Left: Britain’s radical groups lurch to the right

04-10-2008 15:32

In the weeks leading up to its five days of discussion, the Convention of the Left that met September 20-24 received the backing of nearly every tendency in Britain claiming to be socialist.

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Amdani Juma: No Let up in Local Support as Hearing Date Set

04-10-2008 14:46


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum Friends of Amdani Juma

Thursday 2nd October 2008

Amdani Juma, the Nottingham Community worker whose removal was postponed in June, will have his Judicial Review in the High Court on Tuesday 14th October and this Friday 3rd October 250 post cards will be posted to 15 MPs to raise awareness about how Amdani has contributed to their constituency through his work.

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Pass me the cognac

04-10-2008 14:30

Poem by Zimbabwean activist

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Demo At Ilkley Council Surgery Against Grouse Shoot

04-10-2008 13:09

Councillor Anne Hawksworth has been backing the return of grouse shooting to Ilkley Moor and is Head of the Environmental Portfolio, who deal with the decision whether or not the shoots go ahead.
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