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Mapping Ways From Desire to Practice: Event

06-03-2011 21:22

Part 2 of 'What if there was a new movement and we weren't invited', Leeds on Weds 9th March - discussions on drive, practice and strategy.

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Protest at Yarl's Wood in solidarity with women immigration detainees

06-03-2011 18:35

protesters arrive to find the main gate blocked by cops and YW managers
Anti-detention activists held a solidarity demonstration at Yarl's Wood detention centre on Saturday, 5th March. Protesters wanted to show solidarity with migrant women incarcerated in the immigration prison near Bedford, as women worldwide celebrated International Women's Day. They also wanted to highlight the fact that ending child detention has been skillfully employed by the coalition government to avoid talking about the brutal and inhumane detention regime in general.

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Hackney Town Hall Protests 2nd March

06-03-2011 18:25

Photos from the Protests in Hackney on Wednesday 

The Protest on Wednesday in Hackney was interesting for a lot of reasons. Although it wasn't the largest turn out, the diversity of people there, from students to workers, anarcho's to Unionists, was good to see, all brought together to protest against the betrayel of the political process by all the elected representatives. after a traditional speech, chant, song, where the sound system was given access to the steps of town hall; denied to us humans, I went to the pub and was pleasantly supprised to see a road block develop outside. Good job to all the instigators! 

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Viewpoint: Instrumenting Kosovo in the 'arc of crisis' By Zahir Ebrahim

06-03-2011 16:58

To fully comprehend this agenda, one has to penetratingly understand what transpired in Kosovo in the 1990s, and what was the end result. The internationalization of the United Nations and NATO “peace keeping” forces in order to maintain peace and stability among a fractious people unable to govern themselves like civilized human beings. Kosovo set the legal, and UN sanctioned precedent for how the World Order of one-world government is to be principally governed. That very end result in the case of Middle East, throughout the 'arc of crisis' in the 'global zone of percolating violence', is evidently being sought through these manufactured “revolutions” which only seed chaos, civil war, Muslim on Muslim ethnic/religious/political violence, all leading to the demoralization and disintegration of the cohesive social fabric under the auspices of 4th, 5th, 6th, ... generation warfare methods designed to destroy nations and societies from within. Just as was done to Serbia.

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Don't Visit Greece! [10th of March]

06-03-2011 15:33

10th of March: Worldwide solidarity action day with the 300 hunger strikers immigrants-workers in Greece

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'Without Borders' Issue 3 - February 2011

06-03-2011 11:54

'Without Borders' is a French zine written by Calaisian Activists and published in French and English at regular intervals.

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War, Prisons, and Torture in the US & UK --An interview with Richard Haley

06-03-2011 08:03

We launched "Stop Isolation" because the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is considering the appeals of four British citizens--Babar Ahmad, Syed Tahla Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Aswat, and Abu Hamza--against extradition to the US to face terrorism charges. The court's long-delayed judgment is expected in the next few months. It will be a landmark in the development of human rights law.

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Richard Stallman: Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks

05-03-2011 22:18

Richard Stallman spoke in Sheffield on 5th March 2011 on Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks.

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Audio Report - Kuapa Kokoo workers on tour

05-03-2011 21:22

Harrier & Fatima, two cocoa farmers from Kuapa Kokoo co-operative[1] in the Western region of Ghana talk about their visit to the UK representing their organisation in connection with Fair Trade Fortnight[2] and also their attendance at International Women's Day [3].

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Repetition and Difference: Today's Demo in Manchester (March 5th)

05-03-2011 20:20

I’ve noticed that there wasn’t a report up on Indymedia about today’s March Against the Cuts organised by the Manchester Coalition against the Cuts so i thought I’d quickly write some thoughts up. Apologies if it’s not a very to the point report, I thought I’d have a crack at some “gonzo” journalism.

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Protest against city council cuts: March 5th

05-03-2011 19:23

On Saturday March 5th, Notts SOS organised a protest in the Market Square. The demonstration was held 2 days before Nottingham City Council meets to set its budget for next, year, slashing millions of pounds of spending.

Organisers claimed protesters numbered around 150. While not tiny, the demonstration was a fraction of the size of recent demonstrations against cuts at the city council and the privatisation of the Royal Mail.

The inclement weather can't have helped attendance. While not heavy, the rain didn't let-up throughout.

One organisation whose banners had been prominent on the post and county council demonstrations, but who were notable by their absence was the Labour Party. While happy to criticise the Tory-run county council for cutting services, they are curiously quiet about the Labour-run city council's decision to do the same.

The demonstration was intriguingly juxtaposed alongside the Nottingham Wheel and a Help For Heroes event involving people in 1940's costume and a range of contemporary vehicles.

The rally lasted for a couple of hours and was addressed by campaigners, trade unionists, students, homeless people and even a councillor (one from the Green Party). Speakers discussed their anger about the cuts, the impact on ordinary people and the possibility of challenging the government's austerity drive.

After the demonstration, some campaigners went on to visit Vodafone, Boots and Natwest, continuing a long-running local UK Uncut campaign.

Protesters will return to the square on Monday 7th March to protest outside the council's budget meeting. There will be a demonstration from 1pm with a second wave, for people leaving work, from 5-7pm.

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Broken Cross and Mainshill open-casts locked shut

05-03-2011 18:22

In the early hours of this morning two open cast coal mines had their gates d-locked shut. Mainshill and Broken Cross are two of three open cast coal sites in the Douglas Valley, with Scottish Coal applying to South Lanarkshire Council for permission to dig three new ones.

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Aberdeen Tullos Hill Deer cull going ahead - take action now

05-03-2011 18:22

Tullos Hill Deer cull going ahead - take action now

For the last few weeks different groups have been working together who are trying to stop Aberdeen City Council (ACC) killing a herd of roe deer at Tullos Hill where the Council intend planting a new mixed woodland forest.
On the advice of Scottish Natural Heritage [the Government quango which

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EDL Rochdale: Piss Poor!

05-03-2011 17:58

The EDL turnout at Rochdale today was rubbish. When are they going to leave us alone?

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RBS occupied and banner dropped in Manchester

05-03-2011 17:37


They took our money to pay for their mistakes,
& now they take our home...

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Get all Notts alt news feeds in one place!

05-03-2011 17:24

Nottingham Indymedia have been experimenting with a new Indymedia project: The site is an independent microblogging service, similar to Twitter except that we control our own content! We've set up a group to collect local newsfeeds: Check it out and get in touch if you'd like to add your own feeds.

The Independent micro blog site is a micro-blogging service based on the Free Software StatusNet tool.

If you register for an account, you can post small (140 chars or less) text notices about yourself, where you are, what you're doing, or practically anything you want. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you're interested in, and follow them on the Web or in an RSS feed.

How is Independent micro blog site different from Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Plurk, others?

Independent micro blog site is an Open Network Service. Our main goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users' autonomy. In particular, all the software used for Independent micro blog site is Free Software, and all the data is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data.

The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services that can receive your notices.

The goal here is autonomy -- you deserve the right to manage your own on-line presence. If you don't like how Independent micro blog site works, you can take your data and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to another one).


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Three Arrested as Scottish Coal's Ravenstruther Railhead Shut Down for a Fifth Time!

05-03-2011 17:23

At 4:30am this morning the Ravenstruther Coal Terminal in South Lanarkshire was shut down with two people attached to a massive concrete barrel lock-on, closing the site to any coal lorry traffic, and the buldozer loading coal onto the sites co

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Speeches from Lambeth Townhall Occupation

05-03-2011 17:22

Some speeches from the people's assembly at the Lambeth Townhall occupation, 23 February 2011.

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