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Danish police have indiscriminately arrested hundreds of climate justice activists during a climate change protest made up of 100,000 people that took place today in Copenhagen. Questions have been raised about the fact that the arrests occurred in a different time and place to where some trouble had momentarily flared earlier in the day. Journalists have been restricted from reporting at the site of the arrests since 1800hrs.
Around 5 months after Iraqi security forces attack Ashraf City in Iraq killing 11 people, Iraqi authorities announce on Thursday 10th December their intention to force the pro-democracy Iranian residents of the city out of Iraq.
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Around 700 - 900 people were arrested on a mass climate demo this afternoon in Copenhagen
Ever since hectoring hegemons have existed, ever since oligarchs have existed wielding power from behind the scenes through their 'errand boys', ever since they discovered social engineering, and especially ever since Edward Bernays discovered and employed Public Relations which coincided approximately with the time that Nobel peace prizes started to be awarded, these accolades from the high and mighty serve the oligarchic agendas as needed.
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DUE TO THE TALKING AND DEBATING AND PLANNING AND NON-PLANNING AROUND "WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE EDL?"....THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP A FEW PEOPLE IF WE PUBLISHED SOME OF THEIR UGLY MUGS FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH IDEA OF YOUR OWN. MAYBE A WANTED PICTURE OR A SPOTTER CARD!!
The 8th International Symposium Against Isolation will take place in London this year, 18th-20th December.Every year since 2002, the International Platform Against Isolation has held this Symposium, each time in a different European city. The original impetus came from the opposition to the state in Turkey’s use of isolation cells and isolation prisons against its political opponents.
Letter from Human Rights Watch to the Council of Europe’s Commissioner of Human Rights concerning Aminatou Haidar, expelled by Morocco to Spain
The Danish and German police forces and the intelligence services (PET, FE, BND) of both countries, and probably also some other countries, “violence services” has made it more difficult to enter Denmark in order to avoid political activist to enter the country and join the demos at COP15 etc.
Harrow Times reports a Section 60 to be in force on Sunday around the mosque area
The text of the hand-signed letter delivered to Gordon Brown on International Human Rights Day by group of MP's, celebrities and campaigners
Film-maker Ken Loach and screen-writer Paul Laverty argue in the Guardian that Aminatou Haidar must be allowed to return home to Western Sahara.
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A candlelit vigil at St Michael's in Cornmarket helped bring home the message that climate change affects everyone, and everyone can do something about it.
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The neo-Nazi EDL have announced on their website they are to hold a violent racist gathering in Stoke on Saturday the 23rd of January 2010.
A Swine Flu Mandatory Vaccination Protest has been organised in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 12th from 12noon-2pm. We will be meeting outside the gates of Edinburgh Castle at 12noon and then marching down the Royal Mile to the Scottish parliament building.
This will be a peaceful protest and we ask that everybody behave accordingly with no alcohol or abusive behaviour. Protestors should wear warm waterproof clothing and bring banners and posters. Homemade t-shirts with anti-vaccination slogans or fancydress would be welcomed.
There was a hearing relating to the decommissioners’ case at Hove Crown Court on December 1st where the prosecutors failed in their attempt to join the case of the EDO decommissioning court case with criminal damage charges arising out of the previous month long rooftop occupation of Raytheon in Bristol.
Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for December 5th, to 11th 2009