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25-01-2009 10:35

As reported on {1}Snookcocker the {2}Runnymede Trust have released the findings of a new study on classism in the UK. The paper, entitled ‘Who Cares About The White Working Class?’, the report states…

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No CCTV Meeting 27th Jan

25-01-2009 10:31

No CCTV on the Cowley Road next steps Meeting 27/1/09

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The BBC Refuses To Broadcast Gaza Charity Appeal (a letter of concern)

25-01-2009 10:06

Dear Everyone
I am really sorry to be writing with this information to send to any of you about this but I am writing because knowledge of events can help prevent killing and atrocities in countries like Gaza and Sri Lanka. I am writing as just rejecting news black outs (censorship) can help people who are being killed, tortured or suffering from other forms of devastation.

As an example of news black outs used to organise mass killing - The successful news black out of the Nixon (Kissinger led) and Callaghan Governments, who were working in conjunction with the Chinese allowed secret US B52 bombardment on twice the level of Hiroshima in Cambodia. This laid the path for the asian hitler Pol Pot to be born. The people of Cambodia then suffered mass starvation when our own Government along with others including the International Red Cross refused to put together a humanitarian and food aid programme after the torture and destruction of the country's agriculture and civil society by the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot. At this time, journalist John Pilger produced an award winning documentary which told us what had happened and this helped the people of Cambodia enormously.

We as citizens of the world can prevent this happening in our time by simply being aware of what is happening to our fellow citizens across the world and telling our friends and refusing to accept news black outs on our own supposedly free news network. Please could everyone read about what the press is not telling us about what is happening in Gaza and Sri Lanka as you will be amazed about the impact this has.

1 The BBC is censoring Gaza aid appeals and selectively broadcasting. UN buildings as well as schools and hospitals have been destoryed and 89% of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents have received no humanitarian aid since Israel began its assault (see media lens news below for further information)
2 The Sri Lankan Government is waging a war of Genocide against Tamil people using cluster bombs. In the last month alone, Tamil groups say that 300,000 people have been displaced through internal continuous bombardment. Furthermore, cluster bombs are being used. Cluster bombs rain down deadly bomblets on an area the size of a football field with six bombs falling in every 1,000 square feet. Similarly to Cambodia bodies of people killed and tortured are being found on the river Jaffna and many other awful atrocities are taking place. I do not have any further information on what is happening in Sri Lanka but I understand this website has been created for those who may want to know more. please see for more information. The black out in Sri Lanka extends to NGOs and even the UN Human Rights Council

I would also be grateful if people would consider passing this information on but understand if you do not feel you can. I am not asking people to donate as I know the Tsunami aid money was not used to help victims and the audit systems have still not told us how this money was administered by the Disaster Emergency Committee. I would not donate to anyone other than Médecins Sans Frontières who refused to accept Tsunami money after the emergency work was concluded. Indeed, Naomi Klein has documented the use of aid money on what she calls the Disaster Economy but

Thank you in advance and sorry for disturbing any of you.

Peace and love

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Energy War: NATO meddling in Sudan to block China

25-01-2009 09:32

The US is slowly shifting its military needs towards Africa and Sudan in particular. While the Barack Obama administration will force the UN to declare a no-fly zone over Darfur, the US forces in so called peacekeeping missions will establish their bases in Darfur or Kenya and other surrounding nations in order to keep Sudan under its umbrella.

Clearly, the NATO will be brought in to support the US in its 'conquest' mission and its global strategy of controlling the 'energy' reserves across the African continent.

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Donate online to the DEC's Gaza Crisis nowDonate Now: Gaza Crisis

25-01-2009 08:34

The situation
After an 18 month blockade of Gaza and three weeks of heavy shelling the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is now completely overwhelming.

Thousands of people are struggling to survive with many having lost their homes and most down to their last supplies of food and only limited amounts of fresh drinking water.

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Protest over BBC Gaza appeal veto

25-01-2009 08:13

A demonstration will be held to protest against the BBC's decision not to broadcast an appeal for aid to the people of Gaza. It is being organised by the Disasters Emergency Committee - an umbrella group for some of the big charities. Politician Tony Benn discusses why he will be attending the protest outside BBC Broadcasting House.

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Montreal: professors and university employees call for Israel boycott

25-01-2009 07:54

We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israel’s brutal military attack. It will take more than ceasefires to bring a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. We are acting in response to an appeal for support issued January 2, 2009 by the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees. In the wake of the Israeli bombing of the Islamic University of Gaza, the Federation of Unions has urged academics around the world to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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Coroners and Justice Bill - Urgent Action Required

25-01-2009 02:48

Manchester NO2ID Logo
This is the most serious Parliamentary threat to our freedoms and privacy since the Identity Cards Act itself, and EVERYBODY can do something about it, without spending any money or leaving their computers. Just load up the links at the bottom of this article and off you go. Ten minutes later and you're done.

This is one of the most serious threats to our liberty and privacy we've yet seen. Please read this message from Phil Booth (NO2ID national co-ordinator) carefully, and act now.

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14th day of hunger strike in parliament square

25-01-2009 00:27

maria gallestegui continues her hunger strike in parliament square for the people of gaza
sunday will be her 14th day without food
she is drinking liquids and taking basic mineral and vitamin supplements
mainstream media is still ignoring her protest even though gaza itself has quickly fallen from the headlines

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Demo at Broadcasting House Calls for BBC to Broadcast Gaza Appeal

25-01-2009 00:09

Tony Benn at Broadcasting House
Around 10,000 people attended a demonstration at the BBC building in central London on Saturday 24 Jan, 2009, in protest against the continuing siege of Gaza and to show their contempt at the partisan decision by the BBC not to broadcast the emergency appeal for Gaza. Protesters marched from a rally there to Trafalgar Square. Pictures Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Breaking Gaza ’s Will: Israel ’s Enduring Fantasy

24-01-2009 23:20

A Palestinian in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank
"Freedom or death," is the popular Palestinian mantra. These are not simply words, but a rule by which Palestinians live and die. Gaza is the proof and Israeli leaders are yet to understand.

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Photos: Sheffield March Against Israel's Attack on Gaza

24-01-2009 22:39

Photos from the march from Ellesmere Green to Devonshire Green held on Saturday 24th January 2009 to protest against Israel's Attack on Gaza.

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Eyewitness Report From Gaza: 'Yesterday and Tomorrow'

24-01-2009 20:10

Yesterday and Tomorrow
Saturday 24th January by Ewa Jasiewicz

We're like trees, we have our roots and they allow us to grow, little by little, we grow up and then they cut us down. But, whatever they throw at us, whatever they do to us, we are still here and we will still be here – Om Bassim, Jabaliya Camp, January 2009

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Media Release: ELF Press Office Condemns FBI Hunt for Environmental Defenders

24-01-2009 17:53


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Met Police issues photos of 'suspects' from recent London Gaza protests

24-01-2009 17:48

The Met Police have issued on their website images of people they are seeking in connection to two demos for Gaza on the 3rd and 10th January 2009. The Met Police webpage has six photos of 'suspects'. Some of these images were also published in various newspapers this week.

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Conchetta Social Centre, Milano: Eviction and mobilisation

24-01-2009 17:28

Milan / Italy - On Jan 22th the historical centro sociale-squatt Conchetta (also called Cox18) was evicted by an action of force organized by the Police as requested by the right-racist-neoliberist municipality of Milan.

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Mass escapes from Lampedusa and protests

24-01-2009 16:55

Detention center left empty after migrants tear the gates down. Humanitarian situation very serious. Large protests by residents.

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Solidarity Picket in town + more occupation pictures.

24-01-2009 16:36

Solidarity picket.
This afternoon a small but significant number of actvists turned up at The Market Square in Cambridge to show their solidarity with the Cambridge University students currently occupying the Law Faculty.

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Falmouth activist films night - On the Verge

24-01-2009 15:34

Falmouth People and Planet films and vegan cake night - Wednesday 4 February, 6-8pm
Seminar Room I, Tremough Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, UK, TR10 9EZ

We will be showing 'On the Verge - the film they tried to ban'.

Free cake!

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Guantanamo: "The iguanas have more protection than the human prisoners."

24-01-2009 15:17

The Cageprisoners Tour, which marks the seventh year since Guantanamo Bay was opened, arrived in Liverpool on 22nd January. Of the three speakers, Moazzam Begg and Omar Deghayes were prisoners there. The third, Chris Arendt, was a prison guard.
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