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Text Solidarity to Sr.Susan being Sentenced today for Aldermaston Break In!

04-08-2011 11:44

Sr. Susan Clarkson from the Oxford Catholic Worker is in an Oxford (England) Court today for sentencing for last September's Aldermaston Nuke Weapons Plant Break In

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Nuclear waste transports through London must end

04-08-2011 10:55

Campaigners welcome MOX plant closure, call for end to reprocessing

Kick Nuclear - 4 August 2011

Kick Nuclear welcomes yesterday's announcement that the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant at Sellafield, Cumbria is to close, but demands an end to reprocessing and to highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel transports through London and across the country.


Spokesperson Nancy Birch said:

"The MOX plant has been a disaster from start to finish. One of the reactors at Fukushima that exploded and went into meltdown was loaded with plutonium-rich MOX fuel, probably supplied by the UK. This further underlines the need to terminate all reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel and production of MOX in the UK and worldwide. Reprocessing is highly polluting, generates large quantities of cancer-causing liquid high level radioactive waste, carries weapons proliferation risks and is uneconomic. No new MOX plant should be built and no new or old reactors should be allowed to use MOX fuel. Furthermore, existing transports of spent nuclear fuel, including those that pass through London, must be stopped. These present unacceptable risks from accidents and terrorist attacks.


Kick Nuclear is a London-based group affiliated to the national Stop Nuclear Power Network

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Redwatch informer gathering data from Facebook exposed

04-08-2011 10:38

The brainless muppets over at Redwatch recently put up shots from a facebook argument between a so-called 'lefty' and a far right idiot under their 'Lincolnshire reds' section.

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Campaigners welcome MOX nuclear fuel plant closure, call for end to reprocessing

04-08-2011 10:34

Campaigners welcome MOX plant closure, call for end to reprocessing

Kick Nuclear - 4 August 2011

Kick Nuclear welcomes yesterday's announcement that the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant at Sellafield, Cumbria is to close, but demands an end to reprocessing and to highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel transports through London and across the country.

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"Big Four" Accounting Firm Deloitte's Offices Occupied, Protesters allege Deloitte and HMRC Chiefs of 'Corrupt' Relationship

03-08-2011 23:55

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

by John McArdle

POLICE were called to remove around over 20 people from the Glasgow offices of one of the U.K.'s "Big Four" accounting firms, Deloitte, at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the company's offices on the 9th floor of a building in the city's central George Square. 

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03-08-2011 19:42

ARUK Gathering

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ATOS gets contract for Paralympic Games

03-08-2011 15:45

According to Private Eye, ATOS have been given a contract by the International Paralympic Committee to run the IT for London 2010!

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An Open Letter To City of Westminster Police

03-08-2011 15:39

Suspicious anarchist activity in Westminster, 20th July 2011
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing in response to recent communication from your 'counter-terrorism desk', which asked people to share information about anarchists. According to your info - which I note you cut and pasted from the first line of the 'Anarchism' Wikipedia entry - "Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy." If that is your definition, then it's a fair cop guv, I am an anarchist, so I am doing my duty as a citizen by reporting myself to you, as requested.

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A Pox on Mox - Closure of the Sellafield Mox Plant

03-08-2011 14:55

Rather hypocritically given the taxpayer £millions being spent on nuclear spin and bribery in Cumbria, the NDA said: "[We have] concluded that in order to ensure that the UK taxpayer does not carry a future financial burden from [Sellafield Mox plant] that the only reasonable course of action is to close [Sellafield Mox plant] at the earliest practical opportunity."



We agree - not before time!

...all jobs, effort expertise and money should now be put into looking after the existing wastes as safely as possible not burying them, dispersing them or as happened with MOX creating ever more liquid high level wastes through reprocessing spent fuel. As usual with all things nuclear the Japanese had to be bribed to burn MOX in their Fukushima power plant. (see below)

MOX should never have started operations- as far back as 2002 government was told

"In view of the substantial threat arising from reprocessing it should be stopped immediately to prevent the further production of liquid high level wastes" Dr Gordon Thompson Submission to House of Commons Defence Committee.

More info - a press release from Radiation Free Lakeland


MOX: FROM JAPAN TO CUMBRIA TO JAPAN (leaving high level liquid wastes here in Cumbria)

In 2002 The Local governor (now ex local governor) in the area of Fukushima REFUSED to allow MOX to be loaded into the reactors because the fuel is much more volatile and the nuclear plant was known to be damaged with cracks to pipes. Japan admitted in 2002 that it has found cracks in the pipes of Fukushima - the plant destined to burn mixed oxide (Mox) fuel made at BNFL's Sellafield Mox Plant in Cumbria in a process known as reprocessing.

Reprocessing makes already dangerous spent fuel, sent from Japan to Cumbria millions of times more dangerous. The high level wastes from reprocessing are left here while dangerous MOX fuel is sent by armed ship back to Fukushima. In 2002 The Independent reported that at Fukushima nuclear plant.. "Details of cracks have been kept secret for more than two years. Tepco has shut down the two reactors at Fukushima Daiichi and Kashiwazaki Kariwa and has delayed restarting them until hundreds of pipes are checked. Both reactors were scheduled to be test sites for the burning of new Mox fuel shipped from either BNFL or the Belgian-French reprocessing company, Cogema. Tepco has now delayed the tests indefinitely. The discovery has led to bitter recriminations, with local governments in Japan vowing not to allow Mox fuel to be loaded into any reactors as part of the central government's ambitious plutonium-burning "pluthermal" programme". (as reported in the Independent)

The local authorities were bribed and groomed by Japanese taxpayer money, in much the same way as we are here in Cumbria. Japan began offering subsidies of $250,000 a year for five years to local governments that agreed to the use of the fuel in the reactors in their regions, according to documents available on the Tokyo-based Citizens' Nuclear Information Center website.

The Fukushima plant recieved Mox in August 2010 despite the warnings of whistleblowers. Following the terrible natural disaster which triggered the manmade catastrophe, the most this has prompted around the world is a "review" of Government policies on nuclear energy.

Radiation Free Lakeland support the call that Governments around the world right now should be:

Closing down all Nuclear facilities immediately (Including ensuring that all the other Japanese reactors are closed down immediately and defuelled as promptly as can be achieved).

Bring in outside expertise to manage this process - it should not be left to the nuclear industry.

The use of Public relations companies should be banned immediately - Cumbria is being groomed to accept risky new build and the insane dumping of high level wastes deep underground in leaky geology.


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EDL Latest Fiascos!

03-08-2011 13:55

EDL stumble from crisis to crisis! Read All Abaht It!

Crivvens, Jings and Help Ma Boab! Whit a week it's bin. The EDL got a dreadful kicking in the media last week over the alleged connections with the Norwegian murderer Anders Breivik and spent inordinate amounts of energy denying it. Then folk on their forums said ‘actually, I met him/ had him as a friend' on Facebook. Former EDL member Paul Ray was cited as an ‘influence' on Breivik and Norwegian plod announced they wanted to interview him. Ray has subsequently been on Al Jazeera denying all knowledge of Breivik but no doubt revelling in the 15 minutes of media fame which everyone in the EDL vanity operation is so desperate for. Ray was booted out of the EDL by ‘Sir' Tommy Robinson in the early ego clashes (much to our amusement) and spends his days greeting into his laptop aboot Tommy and his uncle ‘Kocaine' Kev Karrol on his ridiculous Lionheart blog (which also features his Knights Templar obsessions and has a great pic of  him praying at some daft shrine or other!). The man's a bampot and widnae know his bawbag fae a haggis!

Incidentally, EDL forum posters have started to refer to Tommy as ‘Sir Tommy' as if Her Maj is going to knight an ex-convict woman beater who is under investigation for fraud amongst other things. Last week on some radio show Tommy of the ‘non-racist, non-violent' EDL was quizzed about being found guilty for violence at a Luton football game that day to which he replied that he was ‘appealing' as if this implies he is therefore not-guilty!  Tommy was sentenced to a 12-month community rehabilitation order, 150 hours of unpaid work and was banned from football grounds for three years. That's a Big Guilty!

MAC Lads?

But that's not all. At the weekend to try to show the world that they have nothing to do with right wing extremists the EDL sent a delegation to the Norwegian Embassy to lay a wreath in honour of the slain wee ones. This completely backfired: the Norwegians telt them tae get tae fuck and the media saw it as the crass publicity stunt it so clearly wis! Not only that but on the same day Anjem Choudhary's March Against Reality eejits were marching from Leytonstone to Walthamstow so the EDL leadership warned people to stay away from it as the EDL could not afford any more negative publicity that week. This caused enormous outrage on the forums with some stating that the EDL was set up to counter Choudhary in the first place. Tommy, still reeling no doot from all the negative coverage, did not want to give the press any more ammunition. Of course, a tiny EDL mob turned up on the way to abuse MAC which caused a wee flutter in the Walthamstow Guardian. Apparently the EDL prevented Shariah law from being implemented in their pub and then went back to their beer and crisps (bacon flavoured, of course!). Apart from that, the demos passed off in their usual tedious manner and no doubt Choudhary  was upset because he gained so little publicity. The MAC and the EDL are 2 sides of the same eejit: vanity projects for deluded failures. As usual, the EDL think that because anti-fascists are against the EDL then they must therefore support MAC. Naive.

However, the demo further amplified the dissatisfaction of many EDLers with Tommy's leadership ‘style', i.e., distant, media hungry and kleptocratic, with someone over on the UKFD forum actually offering a leadership challenge. It is difficult not to compare this to the recent BNP leadership challenge which was manipulated right from the start. There is no way Tam is going let anyone take over his bean feast and the EDL conveniently have no elected officials or formal membership - or coherent manifesto - so his position is secure. However, this also means anyone can split off to become little Tommies to their own diminishing regional coteries as happened with the North East and North West Infidels. Oh dear!

To make matters even more hilarious Billy ‘Bunter' Baker of the English Nationalist Alliance has slung his greasy fez into the slurry calling for unity! This occurs on an extremely regular basis on far right web forums and it never works. The far right rely on quantity not quality and the inevitable eejits and bams all join up with their own agendas. It always ends in tears!  Readers may recall Bunter being humiliated in Brighton a couple of times recently alongside the fact that Tam booted him out of the EDL after a televised debacle! Poor Chubs! Well he is now claiming that the ‘failure of the New World Order' (bit 90s that Fats!) can be rectified by uniting the EDL and ENA. Which we all believe of course. Bilbo Bawbag also has his eye on taking the helm of an increasingly moribund ‘patriots movement.' Although Tommy's ego was no doubt boosted by all his media appearances last week he is looking increasingly isolated with the general fragmentation of membership and the flash demo tactic which render him pretty unnecessary. He will no doubt be flogging his cute little burkahs and hoodies whilst he can still coin it from the increasingly less gullible EDLers.

All Plymouth & No Troosers!

As if all this hasnae put the wind up Tam, - Breivik, the embassy debacle, the guilty verdict, the fragmentation - last weekend's events in Plymouth caused even more embarrassment for the leadership. In case you didnae know, Plymouth EDL had a meet and greet (literally a greet later!) on Sunday when things got massively oot of hand after they got steaming and ‘stormed' a kebab shop terrifying the family who run it. Apparently, ‘Muslamic militants' had been spotted hiding in the taramasalata. This is almost too embarrassing to repeat but we will anyway. After trashing the shop and intimidating the folk there it ended with plod turning up with dogs and tasers and multiple arrests. The EDL are claiming they got a bit of a hoofing off plod and a night in the cells to boot. EDL ‘angel' Hayley Wells was nicked which was all over Twitter/Facebook with even her mum getting involved, slagging her daughter off for going oot on the lash and fighting instead of looking after her bairns! Her Ma wis affrontit! Read all about it on the excellent Everything EDL site.

The leadership of course claimed it had nothing to do with the EDL. Tam, if the Plymouth EDL have a meet and greet and then the Plymouth EDL get pissed and attack a kebab shop, then it is the EDL who are to blame! Proscribing them after the event does not really wash. Another little grupuscule also emerged from this outrage: The Combined Ex-Forces (whose regimental motto is ‘Don't Panic!' Don't Panic!') have withdrawn from the EDL citing ‘slanderous remarks' made against them by the leadership. From what we can gather the CxF are a tiny bunch of survivalist scrubland shitters who like to camp it up wildly after a long day ‘defending OUR COUNTRY' and ‘OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE' and all that. For more read this:


And it just goes on! This weeks' Hapless Halfwit Award goes to Martin Brennan of the Australian Defence League who is currently imprisoned in Oz for being an illegal alien. This is irony on too massive a scale to make any further jokes about so you'll have to do that yourselves. In case you don't remember the ADL gathered a mere 30-40 beer swilling patriots at their inaugural demo - despite the fact Brennan boasted they had 1,400 members. They were then surrounded by over 200 antifascists who stopped their demo very early and sent them away with a flea in their ear. We can only assume that the key tenet of the ADL is to stand with the Aboriginal peoples to defend Australia from any further colonial domination! See our friend Slackbastard down under for more details!

So ...

August 13th sees a possible to-do at Telford when Jeff ‘Stabber' Marsh and his Casuals are attempting to get their 15 minutes on Sky. There is, as everywhere else, much local opposition and we are hoping it will be every bit as successful as the washout in Irvine was last weekend. Have a peep at a handful of fuckwits up North in a shopping precinct not knowing whit tae dae!

To be honest, when the EDL first lurched drunkenly into the light anti-fascists were a bit unsure how to confront them. What now seems clear is that we don't bother. We just have to sit in the pub and let the infighting and egomania consume them as they flail around looking for a future, hopelessly divided, badly led and politically naive. Braw!

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UK Detention estate: 3 dead in one month, the tip of the iceberg

03-08-2011 13:14

Colnbrook IRC
The three deaths in detention bring to the fore the continued suffering of migrants in Europe

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Eviction callout from ZAD (occupied area against airport construction, France)

03-08-2011 12:44

Callout for support, to come, to the occupied area of Notre Dame des Landes (france) to organise against the coming evictions....

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Critical Mass returned to Nottingham

03-08-2011 12:43

Critical Mass is a monthly bike ride [meeting at 5.30pm on the last friday of every month] They now start from outside the Victoria Centre clocktower, off Milton Street in Nottingham city centre.

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Fantastic week of blocking Shell

03-08-2011 12:00

8 hours locked on still defiant
This week saw Shell begin the next stage of their gas project by attempting to extend and secure their compound in Aughoose in preparation to lay the onshore section of the pipeline. This entailed tractors delivering fencing, machinery and other things for them to carry out the work. If all had gone to plan would have had the compound near completion now. However, there was five days of 12 hour blockades which has slowed them down tremendously. Here's a quick round up of the events of last week...

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Press Release – Campaign to Close Campsfield - Suicide in Campsfield House

03-08-2011 11:29

A man has been reported dead at Campsfield House. He was found hanging in the toilets, according to a Guardian article today. We will mark this event by a vigil in Carfax, Oxford with flowers and placards, today, Wednesday 3rd August, at 6pm.

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Second death in 3 days in UK migration prisons

03-08-2011 10:09

Another man died in a UK migration prison yesterday, Tuesday 2 August. According to fellow prisoners at Campsfield IRC he killed himself rather than be deported. This follows the death at the weekend in Colnbrook IRC. How many more must die?

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Kebele infoshop callout for new members

03-08-2011 00:55


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Demo against new migrant prison in Sussex, 30/7/11

02-08-2011 22:55

On Saturday 30th July activists from Croydon, Brighton, London and elsewhere gathered in Hayward Heath, Sussex, to protest against the opening of a new detention centre for migrants in nearby Pease Pottage.

The demonstrators gathered at Muster Green in the centre of the town and walked noisely down the high street, distributing leaflets to shoppers and passers by. The demo passed through the Orchard shopping mall and finished outside the Mid Sussex Council offices, where planning permission was granted for the centre in March.

Louise Michel, one of the activists present on the demo, said: "We vow to continue our demonstrations against UKBA, Mid Sussex Council, G4S [who are running the centre] and Barnado's [who are running the centre's play
facilities]. Locking up children and their families is an abhorrence which must be stopped".

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Easy Way To Attack The Corporations

02-08-2011 22:00

Thanks to Hakim Bey, an Eastern-travelling probably Buddhist inspired 'chaos magician', we have been left with a very good method to attack corporate power. It is simple, free, very difficult to prosecute, and in the hands of one with a good sense for words, extremely dangerous to them...

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Monbiot Smears Chomsky, Herman, Peterson, Pilger And Media Lens

02-08-2011 20:49

On June 13, George Monbiot devoted his Guardian column to naming and shaming a 'malign intellectual subculture that seeks to excuse savagery by denying the facts'. 'The facts', Monbiot noted, 'are the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda.'

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