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EDL: soldiers of the state?

06-12-2009 10:58

The Observer today quotes someone on the Nottingham conflict who they describe as "a 43-year-old member of the EDL, a serving soldier who did not want to be named".

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Oxford Rides the Wave of Climate Protests

06-12-2009 10:46

Making Waves in Cornmarket
On Saturday 5th December in Cornmarket, three intrepid climate campaigners braved the weather and the Christmas shoppers to bring a little bit of Climate Action to the streets of Oxford.

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Announcement of the Occupied Theatre School in Thessaloniki (Greece)

06-12-2009 04:33

There is a way out of this system which destroys our life, a system whose only function is to reproduce and to manage the corruption that is originally created by it. The way out can be found to each one separately and to everyone together. As long as we can still listen to the message coming out from the insurrection of December 2008.

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Conditions at G4S immigration prison 'worse and worse'

06-12-2009 01:16

Since it opened earlier this year, the UK's newest and biggest immigration prison has barely had a day without trouble. However, Corporate Watch has learnt that things have become "much worse" lately, both for the detainees and for their visitors. Meanwhile, the G4S management is apparently recruiting new security guards as staff shortages have led many detainees to repeatedly miss doctors' and court appointments.

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Planning for Mass Deaths in place

06-12-2009 00:37

The following three documents indicate that preparation for mass deaths is in place. This is running under the Local and Regional Resilience Forums, which implement Integrated Emergency Management (IEM) the UK equivalent to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in the US.

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EDL Nottingham - Photos

05-12-2009 23:48

The English Defence League (EDL) clashed with police after a rally in the city center turned violent. Around 700 EDL marched through Nottingham chanting “Muslim bombers off our streets & no surrender to the Taliban”.

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Pics: The Climate Wave demo & Cop Out Camp out action, Sat 5th Dec

05-12-2009 22:01

Tripods and banner go up in the 'Cop Out Camp Out' swoop in Trafalgar Sq
Over 40,000 people took to the streets today for The Wave climate demo in central London in anticipation to the COP15 Climate Summit due to take place in Copenhagen in the next two weeks. Here there a few pics of the demo:

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The systemic nature of swine flu

05-12-2009 21:32

The multidimensional crisis and now the biological crisis provide ample evidence that what is good for the elites who control not only our way of living but our survival itself is far from good for us. Furthermore, the elites’ actions show why it is so imperative to build a massive movement for the establishment of a genuine democracy, an Inclusive Democracy, so that it is ourselves, rather than criminal elites interested only in making more money, who decide what our needs are and how best to meet them.

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report from anarchists in nottingham who fought fash today....

05-12-2009 21:26

Today the EDL demo'd and anarchists were out to find them and clash with them...
Having avoided being kettled throughout the day, a small group of dedicated anti-fascists roamed looking for the enemy....breaking away from the castle kettle, near the robin hood statue, they headed for the square to meet up with others who were routed by cops.....

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05-12-2009 21:26

Approximately 150-160 people have been detained as a means of terrorisation whilst also preventing and deterring others from participating in demonstrations marking the anniversary of the murder of a 15 year old youth in Athens. As a result the Polytechnic University of Athens has been Occupied and actions called.

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Calais today: repression has escalated to unprecedented levels

05-12-2009 19:26

Arrests have increased dramatically since the end of November, as well as raids on squats and jungles.

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Chomsky as Chávez’s Clown

05-12-2009 19:02

* This article criticizes the weak and untenable posture the celebrated North American linguist and essayist holds in support of the current Venezuelan government. It was originally published in Venezuela’s anarchist newspaper El Libertario, issue # 57.

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To defend the right of social protest!

05-12-2009 19:00

* From Venezuela, a group of social organizations and human rights, students and academic groups as well as different individuals, launch this call for a campaign to defend the right to protest, which today is being systematically violated by the government of Hugo Chávez. This document was originally published in Spanish in El Libertario newspaper, # 57 (

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pics from start of climate swoop in trafalgar square

05-12-2009 18:45

tripod by nelson's column
the climate camp swoop successfully took over trafalgar square from around 5 this evening. here are a few pics from the early stages of the camp. the campers initially intend to remain there fro 48 hours. at present, police have no immediate plans to remove them.

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Climate Camp sets up at Trafalgar Square

05-12-2009 18:35

Press Release from Camp for Climate Action UK

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COP15: Be part of the party!

05-12-2009 17:22

Copenhagen – COP15 – World Climate Summit

On December 12th 2009 a mass demonstration against the COP15 Climate Summit will take place in Copenhagen. A mixture of very different people, groups and organizations are going to participate.

Unfortunately, the official route of the demonstration will directly lead out of the city centre...

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Wetherspoons (and the Police) Allow Drunken Nazis Onto Roof

05-12-2009 16:26

While ordinary drinkers are arrested if they drink in public on the streets of Nottingham, the neo-nazi football hooligans of the EDL were allowed to get drunk on the streets outside Wetherspoons, and seemingly the staff of Lloyds Bar knowingly served alcohol to drunken customers.

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Climate Campery @ Trafalger Square

05-12-2009 16:18

Its appnin from now til Copenhagen

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Af-Pak War Racket: The Obama Illusion Comes Crashing Down

05-12-2009 16:13

As Obama announced plans for escalating the war effort, it has become clear that the Obama Illusion has taken yet another horrifying turn.

Barack Obama, the anti-war candidate, has proven to be a perfect decoy for the military industrial complex.
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