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The Colnbrook Blockade in pictures

14-05-2009 00:37

soon after the start of the blockade
Early in the morning of 12th May 2009, a dozen anti-deportation campaigners from the Stop Deportation network and the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees blockaded the entrance to Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres near Heathrow, to try and prevent a scheduled mass deportation of 45 Iraqi Kurdish refugees held at Colnbrook. Six activists locked themselves together in pairs, using glass and plastic arm tubes attached to heavy concrete barrels. The blockade lasted for over four hours, after which three coaches carrying the deportees left for an undisclosed airport. All six were arrested (two quite violently) for obstruction of the highway.

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Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Spread the Word in Nottingham

13-05-2009 23:32

Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Spread the Word. Meeting in the Market Square, Nottingham, on Monday 11 May, folks from the Campaign gathered at a stall and gave out leaflets and spoke to passers-by.

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CCTV Planned for East Oxford Community Centre?

13-05-2009 22:42

Help reverse community centre CCTV decision.

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INDYMEDIA SCOOP - repressing protest - what's next?

13-05-2009 22:27

in secret meetings not recorded in Hansard, our government has formulated a plan to rid parliament square of not only the current tamil protests, but also brian haw's seven and a half year vigil. emergency legislation is expected to pass through parliament unopposed within a matter of weeks.

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Orangutan attempts zoo escape

13-05-2009 22:13

Video Karta the orangutan attempts escape from Adelaide Zoo, Australia
An ingenious 62 kilogram orangutan short circuited electrical wires and climbed a fence using a makeshift ladder in an aborted escape attempt from Adelaide Zoo today.

The elaborate plot by 27-year-old Karta got her to within metres of the public, and resulted in the closure of the zoo on one of its busiest days of the year.

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Swine Flu and the Working Class

13-05-2009 21:57

Two weeks ago came the first news about an epidemic, known as "swine flu", appeared in Mexico; according to statements by the Mexican Minister of Health, it was a "highly contagious mutant virus” which had moved from pigs to humans.
The alert triggered in the U.S. and Europe was accompanied by the information that it was already responsible for 20 "confirmed" deaths with forty still being “verified”. Day after day these news have made the headlines in newspapers and on television.

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Transport Still Available to Veggie Pride

13-05-2009 20:45

A great way to promote veganism!

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U.S.- IRAQ: Massacre Puts War Trauma Under the Spotlight.

13-05-2009 20:29

This piece into my email inbox today, I have not seen any mention of this story anywhere else.

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Palestine Today 051309

13-05-2009 18:48

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Wednesday May 13th 2009.

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Anti-Education Cuts demo, CARDIFF

13-05-2009 18:46

Emergency mass demonstration called by trade unions, staff and students.
Monday 18 May at 4 pm onwards
outside Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place

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13-05-2009 18:20

Support the EDO defendants and sign the petition

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Too Much Bling?

13-05-2009 18:17

This is a wunnerful opportunity to help the police in their inquiries - once they can be arsed to get around to them, anyway.

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10,000 for Smash EDO Brighton Mayday 2010

13-05-2009 15:50

We are already planning the next smash EDO event for 2010 already. This time we are determind to get at least ten thousand people out on the streets of Brighton for the 2010 Mayday smash EDO event. Get organised and get involved in the campaign!

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PSC's National Demo 16 May : Remember Gaza. . End the Siege now! Free Palestine!

13-05-2009 14:14

Cambridge Stop the War, Cambridge Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and other Cambridge residents to participate in a national demonstration: Remember Gaza . . . End the Siege now! Free Palestine!

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Sonia 4 and Aya 15 months - 32 days in detention

13-05-2009 13:36

Free the Cherbal Family and return them to Blackburn, where they belong

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Demonstrations in Parliament Square, London.

13-05-2009 11:51

The Speaker of Parliament has just made an announcement.

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Swine Flu Death Certificates

13-05-2009 11:40

It was reported on the BBC World Service last month that some doctors in Mexico were told not to write 'swine flu' or the equivalent on death certificates. Respiratory failure is what they've been recording. Think what that does to the actual swine flu mortality rate. Check out testimonies dated Saturday 25th April in particular!

Has this been happening in the UK and elsewhere?

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Advice for Shell to Sea.

13-05-2009 10:17

Minister Burke off to jail
Fighting at the fence is no good as the State will win any battle on the street

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Updated Anarchist Movement Conference Programme - Plan, Format and Content

13-05-2009 09:35

Updated Anarchist Movement Conference Programme - Plan, Format and Content
June 6th/7th, Queen Mary University, Mile End, London E1 4NS
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"Microsoft in landmark bond issue"

13-05-2009 09:19

"Microsoft passed a significant milestone in its financial history on Monday as it turned to the bond market for the first time, raising $3.75bn to add to its already sizeable cash pile." (Financial Times)
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