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Activists Take Over BP Recruitment Event

15-10-2008 11:14

BP's attempt to recruit Oxford graduates at the uber-swanky Randolph Hotel last night didn't quite go according to plan...

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Shut ITT! - Full Timeline

15-10-2008 09:59

A mass protest against Brighton-based arms manufacturers EDO MBM/ITT has just started. Organised by the Smash EDO campaign, the event is called Shut ITT! and is the third such demonstration this year. Last June, Brighton saw the Carnival Against the Arms Trade, organised by Smash EDO too. The 600 or so protesters then managed to reach the Brighton bomb factory despite police attempts to stop them.

Below is a full timeline put together by the Indymedia Dispatch team. It's being updated as reports come in, so keep an eye on it!

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cops at brighton station at 10.30

15-10-2008 09:38

there are cop cars at brighton station and driving around St Peters church near the Level

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Leeds Anti-Fascist Mobilisation - This Saturday

15-10-2008 09:36

Leaflet for the counter-demo. Print them off and help give them out.
As the BPP's first 'street demo' approaches, the neo-Nazis are beginning to realise they may have bitten off a lot more than they can chew.

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Free Software Community Project needs Hardware

15-10-2008 09:34

Manchester Free Software are looking to replace a low-spec server which powers a free software suite at the Marbella Cafin Manchester, and is used to provide zero-cost Internet access and as the basis for education and training projects.

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Workers' Climate Action national gathering - 15/16 November, London

15-10-2008 08:19

The Workers' Climate Action network - a relatively new campaign which exists to build links between the workers' and environmental movements, and fight climate change on the basis of class struggle - is holding its first national gathering at the London School of Economics on 15 and 16 November.

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9/11 Truther predicting present financial crisis back in 2004

15-10-2008 00:27

Quite shocking - how the financial crash is an element of the so-called War on Terror. Listen 52:30 in - this was recorded in November 2004

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Inside a Greek detention container

14-10-2008 22:34


This video was taken with a mobile phone by one of the refugees in a container used as a detention centre to hold refugees arrested by police and border guards in the port of Patra, Greece. It was originally posted on a Greek blog and on Youtube, and the Youtube link posted on Indymedia Greece.

I've stripped it off Youtube and converted it to mpg so that people could watch it and use it as they wish.

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Stopping the city.

14-10-2008 22:14

Outside the Royal Exchange.
On Friday a demo in the City of London was met with far fewer MET than expected. So the mixture of trots, students and activists went on a tour of some of our more wealthy institutions, much to the alarm of the outnumbered cops who got increasingly sweaty over the next hour as they tried and failed to control the crowd.

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Labour government to buy majority stakes in failing banks

14-10-2008 20:38

The Labour government is to spend £37 billion in public funds buying a massive number of shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the merged Lloyds TSB and HBOS.

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Stock Market Rally, Big Oil-Bush-Wall-Street Manipulation!

14-10-2008 18:30

The world stock market rally is a manipulation by Big Oil, Wall Street and Bush to white-wash the capitalist greed and anarchy of Big Money and promote the candidacy of the Big Oil candidate, John McCain.

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Parliament rushed - but not by suffragettes.

14-10-2008 18:23

A great multitude of ladies, gentlemen and some from the underclasses gathered in Parliament Square last night.

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Further Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham : Pix 2

14-10-2008 17:55

At 4pm on Monday 14th October, people had initially met on the corner of Abbey Bridge and the road leading to Lenton Lane. Then, arriving together, people gathered at the gates to the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch, based within the Easter Park Industrial Estate on Lenton Lane, Nottingham.

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Bristol Picket call out in support of Amey Cleaners

14-10-2008 17:49

Five cleaners employed by Amey (who have the contact for rail maintenance in Bristol) were sacked for "damaging the company image" on the 2nd of October.Bristol No Borders - Picket Call Out.

CAIC had already called for a demo on the same day outide the NPL conference.

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Further Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham : Pix 1

14-10-2008 17:49

At 4pm on Monday 14th October, people had initially met on the corner of Abbey Bridge and the road leading to Lenton Lane. Then, arriving together, people gathered at the gates to the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch, based within the Easter Park Industrial Estate on Lenton Lane, Nottingham.

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AFRICOM: America's Military Foot in Africa's Doorway

14-10-2008 16:59

On October 1 the US launched AFRICOM, the Pentagon's outpost in Africa.
Commanded by a Black American general and incorporating State Department and
other civilian personnel from top to bottom it is billed as a "new kind" of
US military command.

Incorporating nearly all US civilian programs in Africa under its umbrella,
from trade to aid to public information, AFRICOM marks the militarization of
US policy toward what is already the most war-torn region in the world.
AFRICOM's planners offer their twelve year intervention in Somalia, where a
million out of ten million have died due to US intervention, as a "model"
for the continent.

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2nd North East Working Class Bookfair Nov 22nd 12-4pm

14-10-2008 16:38

North East Working Class Bookfair
Durham Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham City.
Saturday November 22nd 2008, 12-4pm

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BNP not wanted back in Blackpool!

14-10-2008 16:24

The BNP may be coming back to the grotty hotel in Blackpool where they have had their autumn conference for the last few years. We don't want them back! Ring 01253 341184 and tell them so.

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Over 400 march against fur in London

14-10-2008 16:18

Over 400 anti-fur campaigners took to the streets of Knightsbridge in London on Saturday 27th September, taking a loud and firm anti-fur message right to the heart of the capital's fashion district. As the activists began to gather in Belgrave Square, it was clear this march was going to be even bigger and better that last year's march as the crowd began spilling out into the square. There were speeches from CAFT supporters, as well a guest speech from Adrian Ramsay, deputy leader of the Green Party.

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Clowns in the City.

14-10-2008 16:00

On Friday as share prices tumbled it became clear that the individuals running the financial markets were little more than a bunch of clowns. A team of experts was dispatched to the financial district to investigate.....
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