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Fostering with Bristol City Council

29-04-2010 18:43

"Clearly the application system relies far more heavily on information gathered via forms than it does via the interview process."

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BNP candidate likes a toke...

29-04-2010 18:12

Smoky Baehr in a suit
The BNP election candidate for Yeovil, Bob Baehr, will be remembered by older activists as a colourful member of the anti-roads movement of the 1990's. That's not news - the BNP themselves boast about his "environmental credentials". What his new BNP friends may not know, however, is that "Smoky Baehr" has one of the most prodigious appetites for cannabis in the south-west! How does that fit with the fascist party's stance on drugs, Bob?

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Nuclear weapons & interceptor missiles:Twin pillars of US-NATO military strategy

29-04-2010 15:54

US. nuclear weapon bases in Europe (2008)
Discussions held by the NATO members on the role of nuclear arms in Europe a generation after the end of the Cold War are in line with the Nuclear Posture Review released last month by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Since 1949, NATO’s policy has obligated European member states to adhere to what is called nuclear sharing or nuclear burden sharing; that is, nuclear bombs stationed on bases in Europe are to be delivered by the host nations’ air forces.
Europe will not be free of nuclear arms until NATO is disbanded.

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Nakba Speaker coming to Nottingham

29-04-2010 15:41

Nottingham branch of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign in conjunction with the Nottingham-Jenin Friendship Group will be holding a public meeting to hear from a visitor from Palestine relating his own experiences of Palestinians suffering under Israel's brutal military occupation.

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Know Your Airport! Biodiversity Walk - Sun 9th May

29-04-2010 14:33

Join us for this family-friendly walk around the areas earmarked for
destruction by Manchester Airport's expansion plans. We'll begin at Hasty Lane and walk round the affected areas to the south. We'll hear from local experts about the different wildlife affected.

Bring your friends and family, binoculars, a picnic, a frisbee/skipping rope/games, and appreciation for what's currently being destroyed by Airport expansion.

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Workers Memorial Day

29-04-2010 14:09

Liliana Alexa of the Battersea Crane Disaster Action Group
A march and rally at the London Olympic site in Stratford on Workers Memorial Day remembered the deaths of workers killed on the Stratford City and Olympic sites. Hundreds of building workers stopped work to remember their dead colleagues and call for stronger safeguards in construction. London, UK. 28/04/2010. Photos Copyright (C)2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Bita Ghaedi Protest, Home Office, London - tomorrow

29-04-2010 13:04

Petition handed into Downing street.
On 5th May 2010, the day before the electorate goes to the polls, Bita Ghaedi will once again face deportation back to Iran on flight BD931 to Imam Khomeini Airport, Tehran. It is the second attempt to remove her, the first failing on 20th April 2010 after widespread grounding of aircraft affected by a large volcanic ash cloud which closed down UK airspace.

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Greece: a radical turn in the situation is being prepared

29-04-2010 13:01

The downgrading of Greece’s credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s has sent shockwaves around the world’s financial markets, with stock exchanges seeing significant falls yesterday. The fear is that Greece could default and drag the rest of the eurozone into a severe crisis, putting immense pressure on the euro.

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Bayer Schering: UK Primodos victims demand apology

29-04-2010 12:00

Bayer Schering: UK Primodos victims demand apology
Primodos victims appear in Bayer shareholder meeting in Cologne tomorrow

Karl Murphy from Liverpool and John Walmisley Santiago from London will speak at Bayer´s shareholder meeting in Cologne/Germany tomorrow. They will demand that the company apologizes to Primodos victims and offers a compensation scheme. Attending will be Bayer´s board, supervisory board and about 4000 shareholders.

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Protest at Holyrood's Israel Technology exhibition

29-04-2010 11:27

Mick Napier of SPSC at protest against Tech exhibition at HolyroodPeople from the SPSC, Jews for a Just Peace and other groups gathered outside the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the opening of an exhibition celebrating Israeli technology.

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UNREST and batle with Police , this moment in Athens _ Exarhia sqr

29-04-2010 10:50

small scale unrest but with tear gases .. in Exarhia square / Athens this moment

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the arrested MAZIOTIS _ ROUPA _ GOURNAS take responsibility for the E.A.

29-04-2010 09:48

the arrested MAZIOTIS _ ROUPA _ GOURNAS take responsibility

We take the political responsibility for participation in the Organization Revolutionary Strangle (E.A) . We declare that our comrade Lampros Foundas who fell dead in Daphne on March 10, 2010 after a battle with cops, also participated in the Organization Revolutionary Strangle. The battle has been for the realization of the revolutionary causes that collectively the Organization Revolutionary Strangle was decided. It was a struggle for revolution and freedom.

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Manchester Mayday plans - update

29-04-2010 09:27

12pm - 'you cannot represent us' bloc on TUC march - from All Saints Park

end in Albert Sq. then together to Hulme, Birley Fields, for music and food, start at 3pm

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Update: El Maleh bedouin forced to move their home

29-04-2010 08:02

Al Maleh, Jordan Valley, West Bank, 29th April 2010

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Freemovement - Say No to Removals/deportations

29-04-2010 06:57

Sanctuary for Octavie Bei - Second attempt to remove

Octavie Bei a national of Cameroon and resident of London, currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC. Is due to be forcibly removed from UK to Cameroon on Kenya Airways Flight KQ101, on Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 20:00 to Nairobi and onward to DRC.

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Armed attack against Peace Caravan in Oaxaca, Mexico: Two activists dead

29-04-2010 01:36

A paramilitary attack has resulted in two deaths and three missing, two of them comrades of the Red Kaos. The attack was carried out by a paramilitary group observing the convoy, which started yesterday in the Triqui region.

Beatrìz A. Cariño and Tyri Antero Jaakkola have died. Noe Bautista Daniel Venegas and David Arellano, Red Kaos's collaborators and all members of Vocal, are missing.

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Oaxaca: Paramilitaries Ambush International Aid Caravan, Two Dead

29-04-2010 00:28

San Juan Copala, Oaxaca - On Tuesday afternoon at about 2:50pm, people believed to be paramilitaries affiliated with the ruling party of Oaxaca ambushed an international aid caravan en route to San Juan Copala. At least two people are reported dead.

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Keeping the Lights On in South Yorkshire: Is Our Future Nuclear Free or Nuclear?

28-04-2010 23:52

Attached is a recording of a meeting held in 28th April 2010 at Sheffield Hallam University titled, Keeping the Lights On in South Yorkshire: Is Our Future Nuclear Free or Nuclear?

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In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”

28-04-2010 23:19

The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders -- with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s.
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