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succesful protest against the sdl

11-09-2011 07:50

uaf/antifascists protest against the sdl

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Update on Land & Freedom Camp

10-09-2011 23:55

This is an update on the Land & Freedom Camp: a 7 day open exhibition and demonstration taking place on Clapham Common from Sat 17th Sept til Sun 25th Sept.


This is an update on the Land & Freedom Camp: a 7 day open exhibition and demonstration taking place on Clapham Common from Sat 17th Sept til Sun 25th Sept.

The aim of the camp is to highlight the issue of the economics of land ownership and the politics and laws regarding the use of the land locally and globally.  We want to communicate the myriad of effects that the current system has including:

  •  the almost complete restriction of access to land to live (and grow) autonomously and sustainably by common people in the UK and around the world due to laws governing use of the land and/or economic domination of it by the few (despite there being over 5 acres of land for every human being on earth) *
  •  the ensuing effect of artificial scarcity of available land that the restriction of access creates: driving up the cost of housing and reducing it's availability in both cities and the rural areas.  This creates a slave culture where people struggle to make end's meet in crammed urban environments or as for the most of the world's population even to put food in their mouths. 
  • the modern legacy of political structures that serve the interests of the land owning establishment which have been previously constructed through history by the same priveleged group. 
  • the laws and land grabs which these structures continue to push forward  dispossessing people locally and globally: whether it be the UK Gov's agenda to ban squatting, evicting people from their land (Dale Farm) or as in Africa with the forced dispossession of people from the land they depend on for their survival.
  • the completely undemocratic, unsustainable and dangerous control of the natural resources by private corporations for profit, monopolising production of humanities bare necessities: food, fuel, water and so on. The result: food scarcity, destruction of eco-systems, climate change, peak oil etc...

We go peacefully to Clapham Common calling for a radical change in the economics of land ownership: a redistribution of land locally and globally and a reform of the laws which currently prevent reasonable access to the land by the common people. 
We are common people!

Land & Freedom Camp opening ceremony

On Saturday 17th September, we will be meeting at the Bandstand on Clapham Common from 12 O'Clock onwards for the opening ceremony of the Land & Freedom Camp.  Join us, whether you intend to stay the night or not.  There will be some music, presentations, a people's assembly, games and a picnic.  If you want to, bring an instrument, some food and/or a game that groups can play. 

Event: Land & Freedom Camp opening ceremony.
Time: 12 Noon onwards.
Location: Bandstand, Clapham Common.
Map link:
Transport: Clapham Common tube or Clapham South. Buses from Clapham Junction.
Contact: 07963 475 195 for any questions.

Banner Making Session @ Passing Clouds in Dalston this Monday

If you fancy making some beautiful banners, this Monday (12th Sept), there will be an oppurtunity to paint banners for the Land & Freedom Camp at Passing Clouds from 6-8 p.m   If you are able to please bring along paint and or banner material/brushes. 

Event: L&F banner making session
Time: 6-8 p.m
Location: Passing Clouds, Dalston, E8,
Map Link:
Transport: Haggerston/ Dalston Kingsland.
Contact: 07963 475 195.

Final planning meeting @ the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday.

The final open planning meeting for the Land & Freedom Camp will be this Wednesday (14th Sept) in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London from 6 p.m onwards. The purpose of the meeting will be logistical preparation for Saturday's opening ceremony and the rest of the camp, PR strategy organisation and networking the event. 

Event: final L&F planning meeting.
Time: 6 p.m
Location: Blue Zone, 4th Floor, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.
Map link:
Transport: nearest tube: Waterloo
Contact: 07963475195

Call out for presentations, music and performance for Land & Freedom Camp

Have you got something you would like to present relating to the core issues of the Land & Freedom Camp?  Perhaps you'd like to express yourself through music, poetry, theatre or another art form? Have you got an activity or workshop that will empower people?  If so, please send an email to with what it is that you want to do and we can organise a time and day with you to do it on Clapham Common between 17th Sept and the 25th.  If you'd prefer, just come along to the camp itself (exact details of the location to be posted on on the 17th Sept).

We are currently short of: tarps, tents, banner material, cooking pots, food & water containers.  If you can help with all or any of these, please email:, call or text: 07963 475 195.  Thx 8)

Videography, real journalism, photography, art, cooking, communicating, facilitating, skipping, tatting & funning 8)

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"Propriety and single interest divides the people of a land and the whole world into parties and is the cause of all wars and bloodshed and contention everywhere"


Gerrard Winstanley & 14 others TheTrue Levellers Standard Advanced - April, 1649

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Boycott Dirty Harry in Brighton North Laines

10-09-2011 15:53

Tell the proprietors of Dirty Harry to stop selling "Joke" Guantanamo Bay orange boiler suits.

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Orwell was right: antidote to MSM coverage of 9/11 tenth anniversary

10-09-2011 13:03

After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Tony Gosling

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Leeds police impose illegal curfew powers

10-09-2011 12:55

West Yorkshire Police have been granted new powers including a dispersal order which discriminates against the young and threatens summary eviction for council tenants.

On Thursday 8th September 2011, police announced they had secured a range of powers to use against the people of Leeds. A new dispersal order that applies to Harehills and Gipton means that police can now ask people to leave the designated area, and arrest them if they refuse. The grounds for being asked to leave do not require that you've committed a crime, or even to have been reported doing something antisocial: the police can apply these powers if they "suspect that someone may go on to commit antisocial behaviour", in other words, to anyone.

Additionally there is a curfew excluding unaccompanied under-16s from public spaces in the designated area between 9pm and 6am.

The dispersal order covers Harehills Lane, Foundry Approach, Harehills Park View, Coldcotes Avenue, Harehills Park, Foundry Approach, Foundry Place, Strathmore Drive, Berkeley Crescent, Berkeley View, Chatsworth Road, Sandhurst Avenue, the allotments, St Wilfrid's Drive, Hovingham Avenue, Hovingham Park, the track behind Hovingham School, Ryan Place and Hovingham Avenue.

People who have had to deal with the violent gang known as "police" in these areas before will not be surprised that they are incapable of integrating with the rest of the community, and instead resort to these measures.

A particularly sinister development is the new threat of eviction, which would amount to a penalty without having committed any crime, let alone being subject to due process. This is in direct conflict with Articles 11 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has been adopted into UK and EU law.

Anyone finding themselves being harassed by the police in these areas should seek independant legal advice (from a lawyer with an interest in Human Rights, i.e. not the duty solicitors who service police custody suites.)

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UG#568 - 9/10 Anniversary (Unaccountable Accounts from Powerdown to Stand Down)

10-09-2011 11:54

This week's show is released 10 years to the day since Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon could not account for 1/4 of all its spending. Like the $2,300,000,000,000 he spoke about, many details from the next day are still unaccounted for, a decade later - including most notably the sudden (though not unexpected) implosion of WTC7. We hear the soundtrack of a new video by

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UG#567 Radical Democracy & The Rebirth of Epimethean Man (Deschooling Society 7)

10-09-2011 11:35

We start this week's show with Professor David McNally on 21st century instances of people rebelling against their would be overlords. Then a set of activists in Spain on how a recent wave of protests against the austerity morphed into an experiment in self-government. Finally, we conclude our reading of radical philosopher Ivan Illich's 1971 book, Deschooling Society, in which he describes the re-conceptualisation needed to break from the counter-productive and dependency producing hierarchical institutions of the 20th century.

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Breaking: Kayaks attempt to stop warship getting to DSEi

10-09-2011 10:34

HMS Dauntless and police boats
Activists on inflatable Kayaks have this morning attempted to stop the Destroyer HMS Dauntless from reaching the Excel Centre where it is due to be displayed at the DSEi Arms fair.

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Causes : solidarity action for norwegian politcal activist

10-09-2011 09:20

Andre is a Norwegian comrade, our loyal and good friend who had the
misfortune to experience psychological repression. whilst fearing for his life and liberty

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Greek protesters to blockade PM

10-09-2011 07:56

THOUSANDS of protesters are aiming to blockade the Greek Prime Minister on Saturday September 10 when he gives his annual talk in the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, outlining his fiscal policy for the year ahead.

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Urgent Appeal - Sab Van Stolen!! Donate Now!!

10-09-2011 06:59

The Sheffield & Doncaster Hunt Saboteurs van was stolen this morning

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European far right terror network? EDL links to Norway massacre

10-09-2011 01:02

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world

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EDL in Newark

09-09-2011 23:55

Monday night some graffiti appreared in Newark opposing the emergence of the English Defence League

Wednesday EDL painted over.

Graffiti opposing the emergence of the English Defence League appeared in Newark on Monday night.

The EDL didn't loose any time and they sprayed over and distributed Flyers in the market square: "yes-harmony and peace for all religions"... maybe they forgot to say "in their own countries?"...

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Dale Farm Demo - March from Wickford Station Sat 10 Sep.

09-09-2011 21:51

A reminder that there's a demo and march starting from Wickford station at 1pm on Saturday 10 September to Dale Farm in protest at the eviction of this longstanding Traveller site, which will cost Basildon one third of its entire annual budget and, more importantly, will cost many vulnerable people including children, elderly and sick people their homes. More support urgently needed at Camp Constant, so come and stay if you're able.

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The English Defence League and Redwatch

09-09-2011 21:22

Article with images at

It has long been suspected that the English Defence League have been in bed with white supremacists Redwatch.

Redwatch is an organisation set up by the far right British People's party in an attempt to track down the home addresses and work places of people who protest against them both on the street and the political stage.

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Disinfo re: DSEi Covergence Centre

09-09-2011 19:16

This article which was posted to London Indymedia and picked up by the uk site via RSS feed is disinformation.

People from Disarm DSEi have been to the address and there is no convergence centre there.

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Karla on the trapeze: the 15 year old Chilean high school hunger striker

09-09-2011 18:45

Karla, 15 years old, is one of 50 Chilean school and university students on hunger strike in the occupations of Santiago de Chile.

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Flashback: One person’s account of a train action – From DSEI 2003

09-09-2011 18:44

We were a small affinity group of about eight, that wanted to take action against the DSEI 2003 arms fair but were unable to take an action together that involved lots of preparation, and the train action was ideal. It turned out to be straightforward, effective and VERY replicable.

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How I (nearly) got into an arms trade conference

09-09-2011 18:09

How shameless is the government’s arms sales unit? Even as ordinary people across the Middle East are laying down their lives in the struggle for democracy, UKTI DSO organises a seminar to help arms companies to sell weapons to the repressive regimes of the region.

The event was called Middle East: A vast market for defence and security companies, it was presented by London Chamber of Commerce, and it was to be hosted in the City of London by Royal Bank of Scotland. (The very same RBS that Amnesty International recently forced to stop financing the makers of cluster bombs.)

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Updated ! Solidarity Action for a comrade detained in Norway

09-09-2011 18:03

action needed urgently
Andre is a Norwegian comrade, our loyal and good friend who had the
misfortune to experience psychological repression. whilst fearing for his life and liberty

Andre moved to Tromsø (north of Norway) in August 2010. Since then, he has
been almost totally socially isolated.

Andre has a long history of bad treatment and social exclusion. These
issues go back to his childhood days where he experienced sexual abuse
which was not considered execrable by his surrounding environment.
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