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A case of rape in Rome is exploited by politicians to approve racial laws

28-02-2009 10:38

A case of rape in Rome is exploited by politicians and racist patrols to approve racial laws and carry out acts of violence and camp clearances of the last Roma settlements.

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Obama's Iraq "withdrawal" in a nutshell (by Latuff)

28-02-2009 09:45

Obama's Iraq "withdrawal
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Superb turnout for SHAC City Shakedown

28-02-2009 09:30

Yesterday the HLS share price tumbled a further 10% whilst in London an estimated 350 people turned out yesterday for the SHAC City Shakedown.

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SHAC City Shakedown: 300 people march through London

28-02-2009 09:16

outside NYSE Euronext
Around 300 people traveled from around the country (and some from around the world!) to gather by the Bank of England, the only bank in the world to give HLS banking facilities at the behest of the Government for a loud and vibrant demonstration against the financial supporters of HLS in the centre of London.

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Corporate Watch: Direct Action Against Israel – Part 2

28-02-2009 08:29

Last month Corporate Watch looked at the private companies in the arms trade, agricultural produce, banks and media sectors that have been targeted by Palestine solidarity protesters and campaigns (see Part 1 here). This month we take a detailed look at supermarkets and other food chains.

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Action Against Judicial Corruption & Institutional Failures in the UK

28-02-2009 08:12

Demonstration against Judicial Corruption, Unlawful Imprisonments, Convention Rights Violations, Institutional Failures and unaccountability in the UK; weekly every Saturday outside HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Du Cane Road, London W12 0AE; commencing from 12pm until 3pm.

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London Indymedia Cinema presents...

28-02-2009 00:57

2 evenings of films about occupied spaces

Showing videos of UK university occupations,
and of squatting in the UK and Europe.

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Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, and Prosecutions

27-02-2009 22:59

Enough is enough. After 61 years of Palestinian slaughter, displacement, occupation, oppression, and international dismissiveness and complicity, global action is essential. Israel must be held accountable. World leaders won't do it, so grassroots movements must lead the way.

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Ornella Sabin, 1of 9 activists on trial for decomissioning Brighton arms factory

27-02-2009 22:58

Audio Smash Edo
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"Erik and Sons" Hacked!

27-02-2009 22:36

Nazi webstore hacked! Data of customers accessed and available to download!
Translation from German Indymedia

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Nuclear Waste Not Good Enough For Yucca-Nevada: Good Enough For Who? Ontario…

27-02-2009 22:33

Areva Nuclear Plant and Sunflowers
The Ontario Liberal McGuinty government, the Toronto Star newspaper, and Ontario Power Generation say nuclear power is CLEAN, GREEN AND SAFE. OPG says they are great at and very proud of their nuclear waste management. We say President Obama bring it on. We’ll take all of your lethal nuclear waste, and will split it with the Alberta Tar Sands.

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Willis cleaners protest grows

27-02-2009 22:30

Sacked cleaners and their supporters held their third and largest protest on Thursday, outside insurance brokers Willis in the heart of the City of London. Willis's cleaning contractors Mitie had brought in redundancies and overnight working over Christmas, just when the cleaners had achieved the 'living wage'.
And a new video tells the story so far....

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Northern Climate Rush visit to UK coal headquarters

27-02-2009 21:23

Around 15 climate activists from the North of England visited the headquarters of UK Coal near Doncaster yesterday in a protest against new coal and calling for tougher measures to control CO2 emissions.

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Keep Sheffield Station open to the public!!!

27-02-2009 21:22

Keep Sheffield Station open to the public!!!
Images from March/protest 27 2 09 all copyleft to underclassrising,net

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A Strange Case of Double Standards

27-02-2009 20:38

Another child has died from male circumcision in England - apparently the third such death in 25 months - and boys (from babies to teenagers) are being regularly treated in hospitals for serious injuries or infections resulting from ritual genital cutting. NORM-UK, the charity concerned with the foreskin, calls on the government to implement fully the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and give both boys and girls protection against ritual wounding - in all its forms.

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No Losar

27-02-2009 20:35

The statement issued by the Central Tibetan Administration, the Tibetan government in exile, regarding the Tibetan new year reads as follows: "The CTA will hold only customary religious programs to mark Tibetan New Year, taking into consideration the continuing repression in Tibet and the ruthless crackdown last year (2008) which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Tibetans and thousands imprisoned. We appeal to all the departments concerned and offices of the administration not to organize any lavish celebrations such as hosting feasts, dance parties and lighting firecrackers."

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Senior police officer warns of “summer of rage”

27-02-2009 20:32

A senior officer in London's Metropolitan Police has issued a public warning that Britain could experience a wave of demonstrations and direct-action protests this year as a result of the economic crisis.

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Council's £50,000 attack on volunteer-run social centre

27-02-2009 19:46

Press release from The Common Place, for immediate release 7pm 27th Feb 2009

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Democratic Upsurge at MMU Students Union

27-02-2009 19:35

take back mmu
Students fight for democracy at MMU Students' Union.

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March and Rally for Tibet - marking 50 years of resistance Saturday 7 March 2009

27-02-2009 19:29

The march starts at 11.30am at the Chinese Embassy, London at Portland Place, and ends at Trafalgar Square, where there will be a rally, including speeches from key speakers such as former political prisoner Palden Gyatso.
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