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Germany: Oury Jalloh demonstration

17-12-2011 16:54

In Berlin a demonstration was held in order to remember the victims of nazi violence. The solidarity group of Oury Jalloh therefor published a call. Oury Jalloh was a refugee in the city of Dessau, who was burnt alive in a death cell of the local police headquater. The trial against one of the murderers is supposed to come to an end in early 2012. Adequate reactions to the court decision will be announced.
Here the translation of the call for the demonstration.

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Smash HLS! Contact investor BlackRock

17-12-2011 15:15

HLS' collaborators should know by now that while they continue to be complicit in the murder of 500 animals a day, the SHAC campaign will continue to think up new ways to make them face the consequences of their actions. BlackRock owns shares therefore owns part of AstraZeneca making them complicit and directly responsible. Please contact BlackRock.

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Egyptian army in brutal attack on Tahrir Square - video links

17-12-2011 12:54

THE stormtroopers of the global neoliberal order today moved into Tahrir Square, the cradle of the international pro-democracy uprising.

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Kennedy/spies/lawsuits: German demo+article today

17-12-2011 11:39

In Germany today there is a demo to kick off Action Week Against Spies.
A very good article about the new UK women's lawsuit against police, connecting also the ongoing German lawsuit has been published.

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Happy 24th.Birthday Bradley Manning! -before military tribunal for exposing war

17-12-2011 10:08

YOUTUBE (1min 41 ecs) "Lovers Electric" and friends in hometown Adelaide, South Australia celebrate Bradley Manning' 24th. birthday & his nonviolent resistance to the war and spread the word!

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Defending a Fine Art: Anarchism and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

17-12-2011 09:33

Defending a Fine Art: Anarchism and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

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Two police cars burned in Helsinki (Finland)

17-12-2011 09:29

As the world economy falters the power elite holds on to capitalism with tooth and nail, even though around them, the house of cards is wavering. The people who suffer from this listen to the money-grabbing power elite without calling into question the orders the elite hands out just to save their own hinds.

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Solidarity With Indonesian Punks

17-12-2011 01:05

Sixty-four young people have been held by the Aceh Police since Saturday for the supposed crime of being “punk”. They have not been charged with any crime or brought before a court.

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Time to waterboard some four-star US Generals? & message from Parliament Square

16-12-2011 23:59

Friday Drivetime - BCfm’s weekly politics show
At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

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Sparks & supporters Occupy Network Rail

16-12-2011 22:55

Sparks held a picket at 6pm at Kings Cross station.

Sparks & supporters from IWW, Anarchist Federation, Solidarity Federation, Boycott Workfare and some SWP met at the rear of Kings Cross. Had a quick leafleting of the site and moved off towards Network rails nice new office block. There the activixts went to the 6th floor reception and asked to speak to management. Bizarely, British transport police barricaded the activists in the reception, keeping them imprisoned.(legal?) 

Then the Met police turned up, they were talking about an aggrivated tresspass. The activists then left the building after half an hour. No arrests were made. Interesting that the police seem to hold back from confrontation, so far, unlike the uncut actions. A Guardian journalist turned up and spoke to the Sparks. There has been a media blackout on these weekly actions. 

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Women take legal action against undercover cops

16-12-2011 20:55

According to a new article in the Guardian, 8 former lovers of undercover cops have started legal action against police chiefs for the psychological suffering they've endured. The women include three former lovers of Mark "only twice" Kennedy, two former lovers of Jim Boyling, and women who had relationships with Mark Cassidy, Bob Lambert and John Barker - a name that doesn't seem to have been associated with undercover policing of activism before (but could it be this man?)

The women say that the cops "deliberately and knowingly deceived them" using them "physically and emotionally" in a manner that was "deeply degrading" for intelligence purposes. They are threatening to sue the Metropolitan police on human rights grounds for the psychiatric and psychological injuries their experiences have caused them. Police chiefs (the Guardian doesn't name them) will be sued for "assault, deceit, negligence and misfeasance in public office" They also demand full disclosure of details of the undercover officers' activities.

It is fantastic that these women have refused to be cowed by the abuse and have come together to fight back. I wish them every success and hope it is a further blow to the scum who have used and abused so many.

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TSG force entry to Social Centre on Peckham Road, London

16-12-2011 20:32

News is coming in from the crew at the Peckham Social Centre that a raid has just happened there. Tooled up riot police broke their way in to the space without a warrant or court papers to attempt to justify the action and no reason has yet been given.

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Poems for the Occupy Movement and the 99 percent

16-12-2011 19:05

U.S. City
Historical Inevitability

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Cairo: Deaths and injuries after SCAF attack on #OccupyCabinet

16-12-2011 19:02

Makeshift shelters on the frontline today

Activists believe that up to 5 people have died in Cairo today following clashes between troops and protesters. Hundreds are reported to be injured after pro-SCAF thugs hurled rocks onto the protestors from the roofs of neighbouring buildings. According to Joseph Mayton:

The violence began around two in the morning after an Ultra – a hardcore football fan – was allegedly abducted by security near the nearly three-week old sit-in in front of the Egyptian cabinet building.

The man was reportedly beaten up and tortured by his captors.

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Video link - oil workers riot in Kazakhstan today

16-12-2011 17:57

OIL workers in the south of Kazakhstan have rioted and torched local government offices, an oil company building and a hotel.

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Council deceive community and approve Glentaggart East opencast

16-12-2011 16:28

Colin McDowall recomended approval to councillors - but who does he work for?
It’s been glaringly obvious for some time that South Lanarkshire Council will do anything to help Scottish Coal mine the Douglas Valley – but the way that they sneaked this latest application through defies belief. Every means possible was used to ensure that no one except the Council knew that the decision on the 4 million tonne Glentaggart East application was going in front of the planning committee. Following a recommendation for approval signed off by Colin McDowell on 5th December, South Lanarkshire Council Planning Committee voted on Tuesday to accept the application.

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Solidarity with Bradley Manning in Wrexham

16-12-2011 11:53

Today, on the first day of Bradley Manning's pre-trial hearing, supporters put up two banners at the busy Plas Coch roundabout in Wrexham, Wales, during the morning rush hour: ‘FREE BRADLEY MANNING’ and ‘END THE WARS!’ Bradley Manning’s mother is from Pembrokeshire and still lives in Wales along with other of his relatives. There will be solidarity actions taking place in Cardiff over the weekend:

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Sunday Times investigation unmasks EDL’s wealthy strategists

16-12-2011 11:17

This article is published in conjunction with Pickled Politics ( and EDL News (

The Sunday Times have formally investigated the English Defence League’s backers and have confirmed that two key individuals in particular are involved.

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Occupy Hackney – an update from D15

16-12-2011 10:55

Occupy Hackney had a great afternoon in Mare Street with more than over forty Hackney based occupiers coming together. 

There was a local samba band, cinema in the evening screened onto the wall of the old town hall,  lots of people stopping and asking questions, kids dancing,  flyers given out plus some interactive boards with pens for residents to record what they feel are the problems of Hackney and what makes Hackney beautiful.

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