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September 29, 2009 - Italy
MAX & CO. STORE VANDALIZED
September 28, 2009 - Mexico
ABUSED HORSES FREED
WYAR Update - 2 Fur Shops Down, Next One to Go?
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Friday 9th October - NORTHERN MARCH & DEMO AGAINST SANOFI-AVENTIS
Saturday 31st October - SOUTHERN NOVARTIS NATIONAL MARTCH & DEMO
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Following a joint ultimatum to Iran by the US, UK and France at the last Friday’s G-20 Summit and on the eve of the nuclear “negotiations” between Iran and the world’s five leading nuclear-weapon states, the Financial Times reports UK intelligence services’ claim over the resumption of “Iran's clandestine weapons programme” in early 2005.
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Iran’s crime is its independence. Having thrown out America’s favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a “right to exist”in the Middle East, the US goal is to cripple the Islamic Republic. This will allow Israel to divide and dominate the region on Washington’s behalf, undeterred by a confident neighbour.
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Free Western Sahara campaigners descended on Brighton for the Labour Party Conference and made sure that this forgotten conflict was at the forefront of people's minds
On September 19, the Irish Times reported:
“Israel has rejected the call by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and open up its atomic sites to international inspection.” (Mark Weiss, ‘Israel spurns nuclear watchdog's call to open atomic sites to inspection,’ Irish Times, September 19, 2009; http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0919/1224254860406.html
The latest meat industry supported attack on vegans and
vegetarians is by Lierre Keith, who claims to be a 20 year
From the miners to the G20... Still not loving Tories! Still not loving police! - Anti police repression demo
Sunday 4th October, 17.00, Manchester Town Hall
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A short story about Claire Arthur, an activist who decided to deliver a giant 'good luck' to Gordon Brown this week after hearing that he intended to go to December's UN climate talks in Copenhagen.
Here are some good links and statements about last weekend's murderous attacks on the Durban-based grassroots struggle Abahlali, the Shack Dwellers Movement. There was a small picket held in solidarity with Abahlali yesterday (Wednesday) outside the South African Embassy in London called by the London Coalition Against Poverty and other supporters. LCAP has only recently hosted two meetings by Abahlali activists who came to discuss and seek support for the movement and so these horrific attacks are particularly poignant.
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Some photos from the new Social Centre in Sheffield which opened this morning. There was a visit from the University Security Service, it seems they were just visiting to find out what was happening. Following is the press release put out when the centre opened.
Opened this morning at Pisgah House
The Lambeth Branch of UNISON - the second largest trade union in the UK - has voted to establish environmental reps in workplaces across the Borough. At a meeting of the Lambeth Branch Committee on 15th September, Branch activists agreed to encourage Lambeth UNISON members to elect environmental representatives within their places of work.
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Protest against the ghoulish Vivisection industry!!
Demo opposite Sequani Labs, Bromyard Road, Ledbury, Hereford, Sat 31st October 3pm till late...
The coup government of Micheletti has declared a state of emergency - but the resistance is still out on the streets
Sheffield Activist Network is an anti-capitalist, direct action affinity group who work towards student and worker empowerment and democratic control inside and outside of the University. In the past, we have organised actions around issues such as Palestine solidarity and anti-militarism, and are looking to continue this into the new year.
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Today WARN activists help several protests in Cheltenham against businesses selling Foie Gras and fur.
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Unemployed Workers Union (UWU) started in Cambridge to fight for improved welfare conditions.
The hunger strike has started today at 12 noon.