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Swindon Anarchists launched

26-09-2011 16:57

A new group for anarchists in Swindon and Wilts has been launched - come and join the fun!

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Troy Davis' final letter to his supporters

26-09-2011 16:55

Published Sep 23, 2011

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can't even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis'. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can't wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,


Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We Will Win!


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Attack against ‘Lexus’ by Fire Cell / FAI (UK)

26-09-2011 15:01

Attack against ‘Lexus’ by Fire Cell / FAI (UK)

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St Andrews Strikes Again!

26-09-2011 14:12

every year St. Andrews activisits attack the Army for the Freshers Fayre. this year, let us delight you with our methods and tactics for you to employ at your own leisure!

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Autumn Action Day at Faslane Peace Camp

26-09-2011 13:48

A wonderful day of workshops,excellent events, and live music.

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Tories in Mancs, Agenda Timetable

26-09-2011 12:55

The Tories are coming to Manchester, here is the Agenda of the Conference

Sunday 2nd October

  • 14.00
    Opening of Conference
    Fiona Hodgson, Conference Chairman
    Sayeeda Warsi, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
  • 14.20
    A United Kingdom
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
    Cheryl Gillan, Secretary of State for Wales
    David Mundell, Minister of State at the Scotland Office
    Andrew RT Davies, Leader of the Welsh Assembly
  • 15.20
    The Environment and Climate Change
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    Greg Barker/Charles Hendry
  • 16.00
    International Development
    Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development
  • 16.30
    Keynote speech
    William Hague, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 17.00
    Session ends

Monday 3rd October

  • 10.00
    Welfare Reform and Jobs
    Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • 11.20
    The Economy
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 12.30
  • 14.30
    Rebalancing the Economy
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
    Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport
    David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science
  • 15.45
    Culture, Media, Sport and The Olympics
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • 17.00
    Session ends

Tuesday 4th October

  • 10.00
    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • 11.00
    Home Affairs
    Theresa May, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality
    Kenneth Clarke, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
  • 12.30
  • 14.30
    Young People and Cities
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Tim Loughton, Minister of State for Children and Families
    Greg Clark, Minister of State for Communities and Local Government
  • 15.15
    Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education
  • 16.15
    The NHS
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health
  • 17.15
    Session ends

Wednesday 5th October

  • 10.00
    Conservative Policy Forum and the Voluntary Party
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy
    Fiona Hodgson, Vice Chairman CPF
  • 11.15
    Foreign Affairs and Defence
    Session to include contributions from the floor - email to send us your contribution

    William Hague, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    Liam Fox, Secretary of State for Defence
  • 12.30
  • 14.30
    The Prime Minister - David Cameron

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National Day of Action Against Atos Glasgow 30th Sept. 1.30pm

25-09-2011 21:21

Friday 30th September · 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Atos Medical Assessment Centre,
Corunna House,
29 Cadogan Street,
G2 7RD.

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Anti-Vivisectionists March on Downing Street

25-09-2011 19:35

"So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would, I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition." - William Wilberforce

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No to Road-building

25-09-2011 19:28

Anti-Bexhill Bypass Protest
75 campaigners sent a message to this pro-road building Tory government - Don't trash our countryside. Meeting at three rail stations on the south coast on Saturday (Sept 24 '11) - the three groups converged at the threatened Combe Haven Valley in a protest against the proposed £100m Bexhill Bypass.

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David Willetts says deaths of disabled people "are not a policy", gets pied.

25-09-2011 15:03

the attempted pieing
David Willetts was pied after attending a private function in Oxford last

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USA: thrill killings in Afghanistan

25-09-2011 09:13

USA: thrill killings in Afghanistan
American soldier admits to thrill kill in Afghanistan .... An US soldier admitted to a judge yesterday that it was a “bad decision” to fire a machine gun at an unarmed teenager while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. Private Andrew Holmes, 21, pled guilty to the murder of a civilian yesterday, a year after initially proclaiming his innocence. Speaking in a military courtroom outside of Seattle, Washington on Thursday, Holmes took responsibility for the killing and also admitted to drug use and keeping a finger from the victim as a souvenir.

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Moving Planet Climate March in Edinburgh

25-09-2011 00:55

At noon on Saturday September 24th, hundreds of people were on the move from City Chambers down the Royal Mile to Holyrood - marching, cycling and skating to call for a move beyond fossil fuels and unsustainable biomass

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Youth Climate Event "Power Shift" Returns to UK

24-09-2011 23:46

So many inspiring campaigns are taking place at the moment in the climate change movement: Moving Planet (a global day of climate action), campaigns on gas fracking and tar sands, and new climate campaigning films. Now is an exciting time to get involved.
That is what many young people will be doing this October at Power Shift: coming together to build the youth climate movement and take action on issues surrounding climate change. Power Shift will bring together hundreds of young people in Salford, Greater Manchester, for a weekend of workshops, inspiring speakers and cutting edge bands. It will give them the skills, inspiration and knowledge to campaign and communicate around the youth climate movement, and transferable skills for use in other social action campaigns.

For more information and to book tickets (from £10) please go to

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Greek Anarchy - in the UK now?

24-09-2011 23:38

Greek Anarchy - in the UK, now?

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InfoUsurpa 26th September - 2nd October 2011

24-09-2011 20:55

InfoUsurpa bring you next weeks radical events happening in London's autonomous spaces and beyond.

Unless otherwise stated all events listed are free.

Download and it you can print and stick it up somewhere for others to see.

Enjoy your week


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Public Meeting opposes Andrew Lansley's NHS Bill

24-09-2011 16:55

7pm Thursday 22nd Sepember 2011

At a packed public meeting at the Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham, people heard about the progress of Andrew Lansley's NHS Bill.

Its all bad news of course.  Meeting heard from speakers, 

Prof Wendy Savage [Keep our NHS Public]

Barry Brown [Unite]

Gill George [Unite]

laying out their concerns and all pointing out that this was all a device to dismantle the NHS and privatise many of its service.

There was much critism of the union response in opposing these issues and remarks pointing out there was such a lack of awareness in the public at large.  Also alarmingly, igorance of these changes amoungst NHS staff themselves.

During questions from the floor, there was a theme developing, critising the Labour Party record on these issues and many thought it was time for the unions to stop funding the Labour Party and to put the money into doing some more effective campaigning. Some also questioned the effectiveness of simply handing out leaflets and organising yet another protest.  Many thought that more direct action was required.


NHS Meetings [dates of future events]

There are two significant meetings to do with the NHS next week:

NHS Nottingham City AGM and Annual Public Meeting,  Wednesday 28th. September 12.00 to 15.00, Council House, Old Market Square

Nottingham University Hospitals Annual Public Meeting, Wednesday 28th. September 17.00 to 19.30, Cityside Restaurant, City Hospital, Hucknall Road


Picket of NHS 'Listening Exercise' evening


Notts 'Save Our NHS' campaigning stall


Notts Rejects Plans For NHS


NHS Anniversary Event: BBC roundabout, Nottingham


NHS Campaigners hang Andrew Lansley for his crimes


Save our NHS Protest in the Market Square



Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham.  UK



Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]


"It is not enough to curse the darkness.

                                   It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"



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Camp Frack - Pics & Vid

24-09-2011 12:55

Pictures and video of Camp Frack, 6-19 Sept, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire.

Video from the camp:

Report from the Camp:

Some pics below.


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As Palestine Statehood Debate Hits UN; Bristol Hosts Talk on Israeli 'Apartheid'

24-09-2011 12:55

As Palestinian statehood debate goes to UN, a political activist from Israel arrives in Bristol to talk about why she is resisting her government's policies.

As the Palestinian statehood debate goes to UN, a political activist from Israel arrives in Bristol to talk about why she is resisting her government's policies; Leehee Rothschild, a young political activist from Israel will talk about her opposition to the apartheid, supremacist and militarist Israeli state. She has been active in the Refusnik campaign, Anarchists Against the Wall, Boycott From Within, and a wide range of human rights campaigns within Israel. She has supported Palestinian struggles such as at Bilin and is on a speaking tour of the UK promoting the international Boycott campaign.

Free entry – all welcome

Stalls for Palestine information, Zaytoun olive oil and dvds

 She will be speaking at a public meeting entitled “Resisting from Within” organised by the Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft (opp Jamaica Street) Bristol BS1 3QY. Free entry and all welcome.

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