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Excel protest update at 1.45pm

02-04-2009 13:03

Diverse protests are happening at the Tidal Basin of Royal Victoria Dock by Excel Station. Police have blocked off all other areas. About 300 were there around 1pm. Locals have reported that protesters arriving at Canning Town have been sent back by police.

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UK Police Chiefs counter-terrorism PREVENT strategy briefing 2008

02-04-2009 13:00

"UK Association of Chief Police Officers, Terrorism and Allied Matters, Police PREVENT Strategy - Partners Briefing, version 1.7, dated 27 March 2008 and written at the RESTRICTED level. "

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Climate Camp Claims Victory as Bishopsgate Occupied for 12 hours

02-04-2009 12:50

Yesterday around 2000 protesters set up a Camp for Climate Action in the
middle of the Square Mile, closing a major road for 12 hours. The Camp was
located outside the European Climate Exchange on Bishopsgate, to protest
against the G20's plans to use deeply flawed carbon trading mechanisms to
tackle climate change.

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Daily Mail photo of London protester who died

02-04-2009 12:32

Protester's clothes shown in colour

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G20 protests video shows perfect example of police tactics

02-04-2009 12:23

This video report form Al-Jazeera is a great and objective piece, makes a nice change from the other news sources. Perfect example of the police tactics all day yesterday.

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Death At The Hands Of Capital

02-04-2009 11:39

Article from the Glasgow Anarchists

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Convergence Space and Ramparts Raided

02-04-2009 11:35

The Convergence Space on Earl Street (just around the corner from Liverpool St) and Ramparts are being raided by the police. At 12:30pm.

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from the frontline: (sheffield g20 protesters speak out)

02-04-2009 11:33

I was not present at the detah of this man, however I was at the G20 protests all day yesterday and witnessed unprovoked police brutality like nothing I have ever seen before.

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G20 Radio on Dissident Island - Part 1 ready for download

02-04-2009 10:45

APRIL 1: Montages from the day, interviews with the Whitechapel Anarchist Group, participants in the 'Black Horse', and child space. Sounds from the G20 Critical Mass and trying to communicate with the cops. Dubstep and reggae from Delsa to finish

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G20 Bank of England protests, London - pictures.

02-04-2009 10:21

The view from inside RBS.
On the day before G20 (G8 plus 12 satellite dependant) leaders assemble in London to manage the G8 nations post 'crisis' financial affairs, opponents gather at the Bank of England to object.

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New Zealand Solidarity Demo Against Police Brutality

02-04-2009 10:20

A small solidarity demonstration was held in Auckland New Zealand in solidarity with those facing police repression and violence whilst protesting against the G20.

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film of police attack on climate camp

02-04-2009 10:03

around 19:45 police push into the south side of the climate camp on bishopsgate. this short film shows the campers calling out "this is not a riot" and holding their arms in the air, while riot police surge forward wielding batons and shields in an unprovoked attack.

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Blood & Honour Website Hacked

02-04-2009 09:42

Wikileaks. Might have been posted before, I couldn't find it if it has.

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Europes externalised immigration controls lead to mass drowning in mediterranean

02-04-2009 09:34

Over 500 migrants are likely to have drowned crossing the mediterranean from Libya as two boats sank and a third is still missing . The true circumstances are unknown except to the migrants themselves .
The Libyan authorities put responsibility on strong winds rather than on the border regime they are implementing on behalf of Italy and European governments and paid for by the taxpayers of Italy and of the European Union.

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April 1st timeline from Last Hours

02-04-2009 08:52

Police attacking people on Cornhill at around 8pm
Yesterday over ten thousands faced down excessive police violence to protest in the City of London, against corporate greed, capitalism, climate change and war. During the demonstrations members of the Last Hours collective sent mobile phone updates giving a timeline of the day.

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2 minute video of G20 protest

02-04-2009 08:21

Shows Silver Group arriving at the Bank, FIT, Climate Camp and riot police tooling up.

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IMC - about death of demonstrator

02-04-2009 07:54

Yesterday evening, a protester died during demonstrations against the G20 outside the Bank of England in London. The circumstances are currently unclear, but he died inside a police cordon (or kettle) where police had crushed and baton charged protesters. The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. A solidarity demonstration will be held today, assembling at 1pm at the Bank. [Demo info]

Anyone with information they believe may help clarify the circumstances surrounding his death should, as soon as possible, write a full statement and contact the legal team at Bindmans Solicitors on 020 7833 4433 and the Legal Monitoring groups present at the demonstrations. Information can also be sent to Indymedia London: (this is a private email address).

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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees - March 2009

02-04-2009 05:22

Nine conflict situations around the world deteriorated and two improved in March 2009, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch

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April 1st - Fossil Foolery Around the World

02-04-2009 05:08

FFD in Plymouth
Today saw not only mass protests in London ahead of the G20 summit, but local demonstrations in cities around the UK and across the globe. Under the banner of Fossil Fools Day, activists held protests at banks, energy companies and power stations across the UK, the USA, Canada and South Africa to highlight the twin economic and climate crises.

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resist the G20 LIONS..

02-04-2009 04:45

A minor contribution to today’s general strike in Greece and the action taken Internationally to resist the G20 Lions ..
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