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Big Society? Big Social Centres! Public meeting, Tuesday 22nd March

11-03-2011 21:14

Public meeting for anyone interested in establishing an autonomous social centre in Manchester, 18.30-20.00, Tuesday 22nd March at the University of Manchester occupation - for map and printable flyers see

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Japan earthquake: A timely reminder of the dangers of nuclear power

11-03-2011 21:04

Anti-nuclear campaign group Kick Nuclear today urged the government to cancel its planned ‘nuclear renaissance’ following the declaration of a ‘state of nuclear emergency’ by officials in Japan. - 22-25 April 2011, marking the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

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Open Letter from Out East to the organisers of East End Gay Pride

11-03-2011 20:47

Why Out East are calling for a boycott/cancellation of East End Gay Pride.

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Photos from the protest, 11th March, Sheffield city centre #ldconf

11-03-2011 20:12

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Photos from the protest, 11th March, Sheffield city centre

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Protests at the First Day of the Liberal Democrat Conference #ldconf

11-03-2011 19:19

Some photos of the protest today, lots more are expected tomorrow, assemble at 11am on Devonshire Green.

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UK Ungoverned: a call to action on March 26th.

11-03-2011 18:27

The TUC has called for a mass demonstration on March 26th against the cuts. We call to make the 26th a day
of effective action and resistance.

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UG#538 - Outing School 1 (Unmasking US Tax-Exempt Foundations' "Philanthropy")

11-03-2011 18:19

The show this week features two friends from different generations who dish the dirt on the US forced schooling system and the tax-exempt foundations which engineered it. Our main interview is Norman Dodd, chief investigator of the 1953 'Reece Committee' on Tax Exempt Foundations, set in context by a reading from John Taylor Gatto's Underground History of American Education. Next it is Charlotte Iserbyt, ex-senior policy advisor in US Department of Education, followed by the first half of a 2004 Radio Free School interview with John Taylor Gatto.

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UG#539 - Outing School 2 (Scientific Management as Religion)

11-03-2011 17:53

This week we continue to examine the details of schooling as a social control mechanism. First, a section from John Taylor Gatto's Underground History of American Education, followed by the conclusion of his Radio Free School interview and an excerpt from a speech on the scientific management of children. In hour 2, Peg Luksik of the Pennyslvania Parents' Commission asks Who Controls The Children?, focusing on increasingly sophisticated efforts by the schooling system to establish, log and 'correct' US students' attitudes.

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UG#540 - Outing School 3 (Teaching for Money v. Learning for Love)

11-03-2011 17:51

This week we conclude our series on forced schooling, with a range of voices on its inter-relation with commercial organisations, including a radio adaptation of the Canadian film, "Corporations in The Classroom", an interview with Maia Szalivitz on the 'troubled teen' industry, and an interview with Dayna Martin on the emerging 'partnership' style of parenting known as radical unschooling.

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This Week in Palestine week 10 2011

11-03-2011 17:16

Week 10 2011 Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for March 5th to 11th 2011.

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Occupy Hyde Park for 24 hours on Saturday March 26 to March 27

11-03-2011 17:07

After the national demonstration in central London against government cuts organised by the TUC we are calling on people to occupy Hyde Park for at least 24 hours until 5pm on Sunday the 26th of March. Please join us for 24 hours of protest entertainment and resistance. Bring a tent and sleeping bag.

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17th March, Kings gate Protest - Newcastle

11-03-2011 17:01

This week, the Courier released a shocking expenses scandal which was made by the Newcastle Universities Management and Vice Councillors claims.

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Aye Can? My Erse.

11-03-2011 16:22

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Edinburgh Uncut: Nurseries, tax avoiders and lunch with the police

11-03-2011 16:22

Pictures of this protest can be found here and here, and there was also an article in the

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South Lanarkshire Council Stinks! Activists disrupt planning committee decision

11-03-2011 16:22

On Tuesday morning Planning Committee Councillors decided to approve Scottish Resources Groups's application for Happendon Wood.

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Strike! University lecturers to take industrial action over pension changes.

11-03-2011 16:22

Last week members of the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) at over 60 universities across the UK voted to take strike action in defence of our pensions.

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Activists attacked at Mainshill Opencast as Huge Excavator is Occupied for over

11-03-2011 15:51

a similar "prime mover" on another open cast
On Wednesday morning activists entered Scottish Coal’s Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site in South Lanarkshire to disrupt coaling operations. As two activists managed to reach and scale a huge 260 tonne “prime mover” in the bottom of the pit, one of the two biggest machines on the site, other activists there to support them were brutally attacked by Scottish Coal employees and Trustcare Security.

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Liberal Democrat Conference: Police State Sheffield #ldconf

11-03-2011 15:11

Some photos of the "wall of steel" that has been erected in Sheffield to protect the Liberal Democrat spring conference.
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