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G20: The death of peaceful protest?

09-04-2009 11:40

A response from a Fitwatch blogger to the death of Ian Tomlinson and the policing of the G20.

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Civil Disobedience Protest in Response to Chemical Weapons Atrocity in Sri Lanka

09-04-2009 10:59

British Tamils staged a civil disobedience protest on Monday night on Westminster Bridge. The protest was a spontaneous response, organised by text message, to the news that the Sri Lankan government had used chemical weapons on Tamil civilians at Bhuthukudiyrup in Mulaithivu, killing one and a half thousand people. The NGO War Without Witness has confirmed that mustard gas was used in the attack. Journalists, aid agencies, human rights monitoring groups and the United Nations are all barred by the Sri Lankan government from entering the conflict zone. The mainstream media did, for the first time, provide some coverage of the protest, but has not mentioned the reason for it. Many hundreds of Tamil families, having been moved forcibly from Westminster Bridge by the Metropolitan Police, are now camped out on Parliament Square in an illegal protest, which they are determined to continue until the British Government takes its supposed support for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to the United Nations Security Council.

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Brighton Anti-Militarism Conference 2nd-3rd May 2009

09-04-2009 10:30

The anti-militarist network invites all who are prepared to take action against global militarism for a two day conference at the Cowley Club Social Centre in Brighton on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2009.

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what now ?

09-04-2009 09:14

Now the peoples eyes are opened

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Helen Bih Must Stay

09-04-2009 09:11

Helen Ngwaneba Bih a national of Cameroon and resident of Glasgow, is currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from UK to Cameroon on Sunday 12th April 2009 @ 19:15 on Virgin Atlantic flight VS671 to Nairobi and then Kenya Airways Flight KQ524 at 9.45pm on Monday 13th April to Yaounde, Cameroon.  

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plymouth 5 released without charge

09-04-2009 08:56

Ooh! look out for that toxic "political literature"
"Terror probe police release group Police officer with evidence Investigating officers removed items from a city centre address All five members of a group arrested in connection with an alleged terror plot have been released without charge"

bbc article with commentary

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The Rwanda Genocide Fabrication by Keith Harmon Snow

09-04-2009 07:26

Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Kagame Dictatorship's War Crimes Victory in Rwanda - Human Rights Watch, Alison Des Forges and Disinformation on Central Africa

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National Rally for Animals in Laboratories - Nottingham Coach

09-04-2009 05:10

To mark World Day for Laboratory Animals, campaigners from all over the UK and beyond will be gathering in London to call for an end to animal experiments and to remember animals who suffer and die in laboratories all over the world. There will be a coach from Nottingham, but booking is essential.

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Stop Camden Animal Lab Appeal

09-04-2009 00:46

We need donations of writing paper, envelopes, pens, photocopy / computer paper, stamps, Virgin mobile top up cards etc. We also need donations made payable to Stop Camden Animal Lab. We understand that many people are reluctant to donate money so we will be grateful for practical donations. Please bring donations to c/o 102 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1.

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electrohippies: World Intellectual Privateers Day, April 26th 2009

08-04-2009 23:22

the electrohippies are calling upon people around the globe to celebrate World Intellectual Privateers Day on April 26th 2009. In a concerted action across the Internet, we call upon people to select a piece of information or other creative work which should be in the public domain, but which is chained by the rules of intellectual privateering rights (IPRs), and to re-appropriate it for the people of the world to share in common by publishing it as widely as possible on-line.

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Obama: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat to its neighbors

08-04-2009 22:54

US President Obama and Turkey's President Gul
"If this relationship is so strategic, and so firmly founded on common interests and values, why is our image in Turkey so abysmal? Why is Iran more popular than we are?" wrote Mark Parris, a former US ambassador to Turkey, two months before last November's US presidential election.

Having engaged in a "charm offensive" during a two-day visit to Turkey this week, did President Obama really have a different agenda than his predecessor Bush?

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Boris cancels Rise Festival

08-04-2009 22:53

Boris Johston has cancelled the annual Rise Festival, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Londoners every year.

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Veggie Pride UK - Sat 16 May in Birmingham

08-04-2009 22:53

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The UK`s first ever Veggie Pride event is set to hit the streets of Birmingham. On Saturday 16th May 2009, Veggie Pride UK will be a fantastic, fun-filled festival and carnival procession - a celebration of vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. All are welcome and admission is free. This will be the first event of it`s kind anywhere in the UK. Take a look at the dazzling website

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Young Peoples March for Jobs - As It Passed Bank London

08-04-2009 22:42

That bloke stickin’ ‘is ‘ead out of the old pub ‘winder’
Observations and Photos of the 2nd April March
I would have also commented on the shallow input the major unions afford these kinds of initiatives (regardless of party fronts or hijacks) But I’d be here till Christmas so take it as read

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Britain's policing problem

08-04-2009 22:12

Britain was once famous for its unarmed and relatively restrained police force, but the death of a man at last week's G20 protests in London has brought into focus serious concerns with a new aggressive form of policing. Former police chief Andy Hayman today warned [1] that "If left unchecked, we have a more violent crowd in uniform than the one demonstrating."

Here I give my account of the protests and the police tactics used. This article was written several days prior to the release of the video [2] showing Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at the protests, being beaten and pushed by a baton-wielding policeman shortly before his death.

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Did anyone see this: Blood & Honour (users, IPs, messages)?

08-04-2009 21:20

Full site dump from Blood and Honour. People who really do "sieg heil" each other at the end of their conversations.

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Protest the met

08-04-2009 20:57

A Mayday protest of the metropolitan police

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Global Detention Project

08-04-2009 20:10

Mapping the use of detention in reponse to growing global migration

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RBS: Fred Goodwin Speaks Out

08-04-2009 19:54

Unknown source obtains leaked email from shamed RBS boss regarding G20 protests.

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Tamil hunger strike in South Africa

08-04-2009 19:51

Press Statement

Tamil National Alliance member and former Sri Lankan MP Mr. M. K. Eelaventhan, is embarking on a hunger strike, demanding that the international community take immediate action to stop the war against Tamils in Sri Lanka. Mr Eelaventhan has been in politics for sixty years, fighting for recognition of the political aspirations of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
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