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Netcu Watch // Steve Pearl and Netcu we know where you work...

21-01-2009 20:09

After some netcu related hilarity during the past few days demonstrations at Harlan, HLS Wooley and HLS Occuld we took PCs Bacon and the officer we know as "Dave" in to the main Cambridgeshire Police Headquaters. And a police officer dropped a real clanger.

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Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians and the Greek Anarchists and Anti-Authoritarians

21-01-2009 19:52

An International Day of Solidarity is being called for January 23, 2009, for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the Greek Anarchists and other anti-authoritarian activists in Greece. There are many overlaps between these two struggles, and those similarities are explored below. The date of the demonstration is to also commemorate the anniversary of the Riots in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland, during the period of Nazi Germany (1943), where 70,000 Jewish people took this city back, and held it for a long time before the Germans took over. The date and the atrocities exposed in this article are highly ironic, given that the Jewish people of Israeli have experienced a genocide of their own: the Holocaust.

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GAZA - 3rd National Protest

21-01-2009 19:42


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Strike at the Drummond Open cast Coal Mine, Colombia

21-01-2009 18:15

Operations at the Drummond open cast coal mine that exports 25million tonnes of coal to Europe and the US every year have stopped after the catering staff blocked the entrances this morning to all kitchens as well as blockading the buses that carry the workers from the village to the mine

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Another Regular Protest at Novartis

21-01-2009 17:36

Tuesday, 20th January

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Catering for the Coal Industry

21-01-2009 16:13

The catering staff at La Loma open cast coal mine in Northern Colombia have shut down operations at the mine this morning demanding an end to work place harassment, humilliation and for direct contracts.

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Brum Gaza Demo: The Lightning Conductors

21-01-2009 15:43

Last Saturday around 5,000 people marched in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza in Birmingham City centre. After hours of boring speeches by opportunist politicians, demonstrator's freedom of movement and right to protest was restricted by police and stewards to just Victoria Square. Stewards colluded with police to ensure demonstrators could only leave the demonstration in ones or twos even though a Section 60 hadn't been enforced on the protest. Some people did manage to continue protesting outside the pen on New Street and Starbucks was redecorated with some eggs.

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Government report calls for scrapping cap on university fees

21-01-2009 15:36

A report commissioned by the British government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for the scrapping of the current cap of £3,145 a year on university tuition fees. A planned review of the level of the fees is to begin in the spring.

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Local authorities slash jobs and social services

21-01-2009 15:34

Across Britain, local authorities have announced plans to slash hundreds of jobs and outlined deep cuts in budgets for public services.

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British defence secretary prepares escalation in Afghanistan

21-01-2009 15:31

In a speech to an international conference on January 15, Britain's defence secretary John Hutton delivered the UK government's sharpest public criticism of its European NATO allies as regards the US-led occupation of Afghanistan.

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Palestine Today 012109

21-01-2009 15:26

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Wednesday, January 21st 2009.

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Sit-In At Warwick in Solidarity with Gaza

21-01-2009 14:47

Warwick University students have claimed a space on campus as an act in solidarity with the innocent victims in Gaza, and with the other groups in the UK which have taken similar action.

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Netcu Watch // How you might go to prison for not knowing or knowing someone...

21-01-2009 14:34

"Persons Unknown" (the illusive terrorist group) made a special visit to seal the deal in the latest SHAC trial. Whoever these persons unknown are they sure to drop us in it time and time again. Apparently the defence were part of a group which torched cars, used blackmail and intimidation to further the campaign against HLS.

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SHAC Sentences anounced

21-01-2009 14:18

Activists found guilty of 'conspiracy with persons unknown to blackmail' Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) were today sentenced to terms from 4 to 11 years.

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SHAC trial ends - defendants jailed with disproportionate sentences!

21-01-2009 14:16

We expected the worst, so it is no surprise that massively disproportionate sentences were handed down today after the SHAC trial ended.

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Greece on fire, where next?

21-01-2009 14:01

Info event on the riots in Greece/ 22nd Jan 7pm -10pm @ rampART - off Commercial Rd, Shadwell E1 2LA, London

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George Bush dies peacefully in his sleep

21-01-2009 13:58

WASHINGTON—George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States of America, passed away painlessly in his sleep Monday night, White House sources confirmed.

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Greyhounds in kennel hell denied loving homes

21-01-2009 13:34

Undercover video footage has exposed greyhounds living in squalid race kennels without heat or lighting. And whilst a greyhound’s career on the track is short lived, dogs at the kennels filmed are not given the opportunity of a loving home.

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Julie Burchill: A fan of George Bush

21-01-2009 11:56

On Sunday Julie Burchill wrote in the Sun about what a great president Bush had been.

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21-01-2009 10:31

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