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cyber kettles and network analysis

03-05-2011 21:04

In the world of police intelligence analysis the use of the social sciences of network analysis has been digitalised with powerful software such as i2 Analyst Notebook.

This is not a promotional article for this software. You can't afford to buy it.But you should know how it works.

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Cop Advisors Admit Anti-Cuts Protests Can Win!

03-05-2011 20:53

Policy Exchange UK published a You Tube video of a symposium in which policing experts and former police infiltrators offer frank assessments of government responses to the threat they face from anti-cuts protests. These experts advise that the protests can succeed, and their primary advice to the government is to "kettle the political debate as efficiently as the Met kettles rioters". What strategies can protestors adopt to make sure that doesn't happen?

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Photos from Oxford's May Day March

03-05-2011 20:32

March led by Horns of Plenty
Oxford Save Our Services was at the May Day march, and sent us these glorious pics.

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Workers Fund Iran at Hamburg Marathon 2011

03-05-2011 19:12

Supporters of Workers Fund Iran will be pounding the streets in the Hamburg marathon on May 22. They will be getting their running shoes on to raise sponsorship money for the important and unique work of this charity – can you support them?

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Lies, damn lies, and Bin Laden's death

03-05-2011 18:18

Washington Post, 2 May 2011
Calling Osama Bin Laden "the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world," President Obama announced his death Sunday night, declaring "justice has been done."

Highlighting 9/11, he painstakingly discussed everything but the truth. America's media repeated it. Celebratory crowds in front of the White House, in Times Square, and at "ground zero" cheered it past midnight, mindlessly believing a lie.

Clear evidence showed bin Laden died years ago, likely in December 2001. However, reporting it was concealed to pursue America's "war on terror."

As a result, "Enemy Number One" was used to stoke fear as pretext for imperial wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, perhaps others now planned, and numerous proxy ones in Somalia, Yemen, Bahrain, Palestine, Central Africa, Colombia, and elsewhere.

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Hundreds march through Cambridge against cuts.

03-05-2011 17:08

Travelling in style!
On Saturday April 30th 2011, to mark the Mayday tradition of working class action, and in response to the latest round of public sector cuts, several hundred people gathered in Cambridge Market Square to to make it known that they don't agree with Clegg and Cameron's 'necessary' funding cuts.

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Palestine Today 05 3 2011

03-05-2011 16:30

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Tuesday May 3rd, 2011

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Gaza Awareness Conference with Lowkey, Jody Mcintyre and Yvonne Ridley!

03-05-2011 15:06

Event Poster
Ride to Gaza with support from Tyneside PSC, Tyneside Stop the War Coalition and local councillor Dipu Ahad are holding a Gaza Awareness Conference with all proceeds going to Ride to Gaza who will use this to provide kindergartens in the refugee camps of Gaza through our partner there, Help Initiative (HI).

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Ian Tomlinson's Inquest verdict it is Unlawful Killing!

03-05-2011 15:05

The Inquest Jury's verdict is just out.

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Barnardo's charity shop demo

03-05-2011 14:10

Barnardo's shop boycott in Marylebone
27 April 2011. Campaigners leafleted customers outside a Barnardo's charity shop in Marylebone, during the busy lunch hour in London's West End, to protest against their involvement with the UK Border Agency. Barnardo's has accepted a government contract to run a creche at the soon-to-be-opened "Pre-departure accommodation facility" near Gatwick.

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Identify these thugs - Royal Wedding Arrests

03-05-2011 14:06

On Friday April 29th, a man was violently attacked in the Soho Square area of Central London. A large group of men, some wearing uniforms, was seen grabbing a man and forcibly dragging him into a car.

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Free your data, make the police accountable

03-05-2011 13:04

If you had any doubts whether the police have too much time on their hands and are only there to protect big business, then I urge you to hear the story of John Catt. If you have reason to believe that the cops have information on you, demand it back!

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How to ask if you are on police databases

03-05-2011 13:00

I won't do a corporate repost as we all know that isn't permitted here but The Grauniad has on the face of it, a useful guide here to help you find out what information might be held about you in police intelligence files with a handy pro forma letter:

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New Evidence Shows that Icelandic Police Lied about Mark Kennedy

03-05-2011 13:00

Icelandic police "deal" with Mark Kennedy
New Photographic Evidence Shows that Icelandic Police Lied about their Dealings with Mark Kennedy

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Three banks in Birmingham sabotaged on Mayday action

03-05-2011 12:26

Last night a group of activists sabotaged three banks on the High Street in Harborne, Birmingham.

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New Leeds ABC website launched

03-05-2011 12:11

As part of our activities for Mayday 2011, Leeds Anarchist Black Cross have launched a new dedicated website.

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We Are Not Slaves, We Are Dynamite

03-05-2011 11:37

We Are Not Slaves, We Are Dynamite

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Ian Tomlinson Verdict Jury Deciding Now

03-05-2011 10:58

Ian Tomlinson was murdered by a copper during the g20 protests a couple of years ago - the jusy at the inquest into his death are right now considering their verdict....please follow the news today and wait for their answer. thank you.

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Keep the A's out of San Jose

03-05-2011 10:07

we need your help!

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Chesterfield Mayday 2011

03-05-2011 01:25

On Monday May 2nd, Chesterfield held its annual Mayday demonstration.

Traditionally, Chesterfield was a Labour stronghold and was represented in Parliament by Tony Benn. The town's Mayday celebrations were renowned and relatively large. Today its reputation remains, but it is no longer able to turnout massive numbers. This year there were - at a push - 1,000 people on the demonstration. This isn't a chronic number compared to many lefty demos and Maydays elsewhere. Nevertheless, there were a number of banners from elsewhere including Mansfield and Sheffield and I met several people from Nottingham, so it is clear that people had travelled from some distance.

As I noted in my report from Nottingham's Mayday, there appears to be a general problem with low turnout at events this year, which is perhaps surprising given the apparent upswing in political activity around cuts and fees. Why this is or what it indicates I am not sure, but I think it is something we should think about carefully.

The march formed up in front of Chesterfield town hall and started off unusually punctually for a lefty demo at almost exactly 11am. Trade unions were better represented than they had been at Nottingham's Mayday, with UCATT, Unison, GMB, UCU and a few others around. There was a sizeable contingent from the Communist Party of Britain, obvious with their large red flags. Probably the largest single group was the Labour Party who inexplicably seemed proud to wear their red rosettes and carried a banner proclaiming "Peace and Socialism" despite 13 years of Labour government moving us further away from both.

The march was led by a brass band and entertainment was also provided by the Urban Gypsies who belly danced their way along the route. The music was a welcome break from the inevitable chanting. At one point, a group around the SWP banner began chanting, "What do we want? General Strike. When do we want it? Now." Apparently, they hadn't realised it was a bank holiday.

The march took a strange spiral route which eventually took us into the market square. Here marchers were addressed by speakers including Matt Wrack from the FBU and Wassim Wagdy, an Egyptian democracy activist. While this was going on, it was possible to peruse stalls from a number of political organisations, campaigns and gardening clubs. The rally was rounded off by music from various artists.

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