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March on Camden Town Hall - Part I

28-02-2011 23:22

March on Camden Town Hall against the Cuts to protest Council Budget Meeting. About 500 people gathered in Camden to march to the townhall in Euston. Part I: Start of the march. 28 February 2011

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Defend Julian Assange! Behind the witch-hunt of #WikiLeaks

28-02-2011 22:38

Robert Stevens spoke at a public meeting in Sheffield on 23rd February about the persecution of WikiLeaks, and in defense of Julian Assange.

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Battle of Boots

28-02-2011 22:23

Boots the Chemist, pay your taxes.


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Pics #camden town hall #cuts demo

28-02-2011 20:22

quick pics

hundreds of people blocked euston road junction after they were not allowed inside the camden town hall budget cuts meeting - earlier they made several attempts to push inside the building but were pushed back by police

at this time the road junction is still blocked and the police have made no attempt to clear the road

more later

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Arab Uprising - Riotstep Reboot

28-02-2011 20:15

Rising 1.0
More free tunes from Sheffield's anarcho-bass netlabel...

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Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Interve

28-02-2011 19:06

“There is now talk about a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, similar to Yugoslavia and Iraq. A “no-fly zone” over Libya has been mentioned, as has NATO military intervention. The aims behind such statements are not humanitarian, but are intended to justify foreign interference, which could potentially lead to an invasion. Should this come to fruition, Libya would become an occupied country. Its resources would be plundered and its assets privatized and controlled by foreign corporations as in the case of Iraq.
Today, in Libya and the Arab World the ghosts of Omar Mukhtar and Saladin are still very much alive and active. Getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons alone is not the solution. The entire corrupt system of governance in Libya and the culture of political corruption must be dismantled. At the same time, however, foreign interference or domination should also not be allowed to take root in Libya. If the Libyan people are mobilized and steadfast, they can fight such schemes.”


"Reports by Al Jazeera about Libyan jets firing on protesters in Tripoli and the major cities are unverified and questionable. [9] Hereto, the reports that Libyan jets have been attacking people in the streets have not been verified. No visual evidence of the jet attacks has been shown, while visual confirmation about other events have been coming out of Libya.
Al Jazeera is not alone in its biased reporting from Libya. The Saudi media is also relishing the events in Libya. Asharq Al-Awsat is a Saudi-owned paper that is strictly aligned to U.S. interests in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Its editor-in-chief is now running editorials glorifying the Arab League for their decision to suspend Libya, because of the use of force by Tripoli against Libyans protesters – why were such steps not taken for Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, or Yemen? Inside and outside the Arab World, the mainstream media is now creating the conditions for some sort of intervention in Libya."

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Remote sabotage of energy companys' data assets

28-02-2011 18:23

An "oil leak" has revealed that several large energy corporations have had their electronic resources systematically sabotaged by hacktivists. The energy corporations have tried to deflect attention from their vulnerability to principled, White-Hat envirohacks by blaming their competitors (mainly China, where by coincidence the servers used to launch some of the attacks were hosted.)

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UK Census 2011: Why I Will Be Breaking The Law on March 27, 2011

28-02-2011 16:14

On Sunday March 27, 2011 I will be breaking the law.

If you live in the England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland then I would also like you to break the law. We can do it together, and I know for a fact that an awful lot of people will be doing the same.

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Arms Trade Protestors at the Baby Show

28-02-2011 15:22

A report on a weekend of action against Clarion Events, owners of the DSEi arms fair


Protestors were outside the Baby Show at the ExCel Centre last weekend to draw attention to plans by Clarion Events, the organisers of the event, to hold one of the world’s biggest arms fairs at the ExCel in September. Supporters of ‘East London Against Arms Fairs’ and the Campaign Against Arms Trade’ handed out leaflets to inform visitors of the links between the Baby Show and the much more sinister event in September.

At the biennial arms fairs weapons are demonstrated and deals are done with governments from all over the world, including many that suppress human rights. Delegations from Algeria, Bahrain, China, Egypt, Israel, Libya and Russia have been invited to previous arms fairs. One of the protesters said: “We are seeing now from events in the Middle East and North Africa how these governments use these weapons for the violent repression of their own peoples’ human rights. We are campaigning to stop the arms fair, which brings shame on our city.”

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Palestine Today 02 28 2011

28-02-2011 15:15

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, February 28 2011

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Libya News Excerp DN! ::: Kwantum :::

28-02-2011 14:11

this is a very good news excerp taken from, the democracy now live news stream with some beats and glitches for the listeers enjoyment

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Protect Assange, don’t abuse him

28-02-2011 13:52

Forty years ago, a book entitled The Greening of America caused a sensation. On the cover were these words: "There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual." I was a correspondent in the United States at the time and recall the overnight elevation to guru status of the author, a young Yale academic, Charles Reich. His message was that political action had failed and only "culture" and introspection could change the world. This merged with an insidious corporate public relations campaign aimed at reclaiming western capitalism from the sense of freedom inspired by the civil rights and anti-war movements. The new propaganda's euphemisms were postmodernism, consumerism and "me-ism".

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Brick Lane Community Business Forum RESPONDS to CONDEM Poverty, 5 PM tonight

28-02-2011 13:31

Today’s Guardian has again made excuses for the failure of Tower Hamlets Council as a Local education Authority. Generations of children in the East End have been let down by the failing LEA.

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'The Road to Wigan Pier' Revisited
 By Stephen Armstrong‏

28-02-2011 12:57

The Roots Research Centre and Equanomics UK are assisting author Stephen Armstrong in research for a book with a modern day take on the Orwell book about poverty in the UK 'The Road to Wigan Pier' and he would really like to make contact with people in Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Liverpool and Wigan.

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Top two Iranian opposition leaders secretly jailed. West fails to act

28-02-2011 12:33

The White House on Monday, Feb. 28, said the U.S. "strongly condemns the Iranian government's organized intimidation campaign…"
The disappearance of Iran's two most prominent opposition figures, Mir-Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, was not mentioned in the White House statement.

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David Rovics - West Midlands IWW benefit gig

28-02-2011 11:46

Industrial Workers of the World presents David Rovics (Portland USA), with his hard hitting political folk and acoustic, for a West Midlands Industrial Workers of the World benefit gig.

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Redhill Anti-Cuts group takes over NatWest

28-02-2011 10:50

Redhill Anti-Cuts group takes over NatWest

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EDL Latest

28-02-2011 10:05

Warning : this article may contain ‘big words’ so to help the EDL trolls, here is a link to the dickshunry :

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PA, with US encouragement, delayed a UN vote on the Goldstone Report into war cr

28-02-2011 06:27

On October 2, 2009, the UN Human Rights Council was widely expected to pass a resolution supporting the Goldstone Report, the UN’s probe of war crimes committed during Israel’s war in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. The Council instead agreed to delay a vote on the report until March 2010, following major reservations expressed by the Palestinian Authority, the United States and Israel. A UNHRC endorsement of the report would have brought Israeli officials one step closer to prosecution before a war crimes tribunal, an event many Palestinians were anxious to see.

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Natwest Bank shut by anti-cuts protesters

28-02-2011 03:37

Saturday  26th February

Notts UK Uncut occupied Natwest Bank, ultimately forcing it to close early. The theme was "The Big Society Reading Room" .... setting up a temporary library in the bank.

Notts UK Uncut occupied Natwest Bank, ultimately forcing it to close early. The theme was "The Big Society Reading Room" .... setting up a temporary library in the bank.

The Natwest just off Market Square was targetted as part of a national day of action against Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) who own it. 

Campaigners are angry that the firm has been allowed to pay investment bankers massive bonuses, despite the fact that it was bailed out by the British taxpayer to the tune of billions of pounds in 2008.

Protesters entered the bank around 11.30am and were able to remain in for more than 2 hours. For most of this time the bank was still in operation. This created a bizarre atmosphere, with customers queuing to be served on one side of the store while campaigners were sat with banners on the other, often chanting and reading stories. 

After an hour or so, a couple of Community Protection Officers arrived, surveyed the situation, took some notes, and generally hung about.  After a further interval, a couple of armed officers arrived complete with side arms!! [presumably leaving the H&K assault rifles in the car outside].  After a few exchanges, realised that the protest was of good order and didn't seem to need such policing.  After a bit of a chat with the management, they to hung about a bit also.

Eventually, the management clearly decided they'd had enough and the bank was shut early, with a note stuck to the door explaining only that this was due to "unforseen circumstances." From Natwest, protesters moved onto Vodafone and Boots [again], targetted because of their efforts to avoid paying tax.

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