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No to illegal arming of Syrian Rebels. Promote peace talks now! Demo tommorow.

10-07-2013 19:14

Photo:"Hands off" Syria and Iran! Demo outside Houses of Parliament UK, Wed 10th July'13

Tomorrow, UK government backbenchers debate the right to vote on any decision on arming Syrian Rebels.

Demo tomorrow 12 noon outside the Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster SW1A OAA

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Privatizing water in Greece

10-07-2013 15:48

Despite the fact that international exprerience shows that water privatization is harmful to the interests of citizens, the Greek government is pushing ahead with privatizing water supply and sewerage companies. In this report for UNFOLLOW magazine, Christos Avramidis and Antonis Galanopoulos present several sides of the issue, including a much debated attempt to claim the Thessaloniki water supply company for the people of the city.

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The Rescue of UK Coal could be a Threat to Communities

10-07-2013 13:21

This press release reveals why certain communities across the UK are not jumping up and down with joy over the rescue of UK Coal. They are now threatened with the prospect of more opencast mining, just when the UK Coal's consumption is due to drop significantly

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National Rally against UK Road Building Schemes

10-07-2013 10:20

July 13th join us for rally against UK road building schemes.

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Latest COSLA briefing on the Bedroom Tax

09-07-2013 22:55


Briefing – Housing impacts of welfare reform – Survey of councils

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Jimmy Mubenga: Heathrow deportee 'unlawfully killed'

09-07-2013 15:30

A man being deported to Angola on a British Airways flight was unlawfully killed by guards who were restraining him, an inquest jury has found.

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Forest occupation in Belgium needs more people!

09-07-2013 14:36

Since the first of Juli we have occupied a forest in Wilrijk, south of Antwerp in Belgium. It looks like it won’t be a very long occupation, because the owner has already started all the procedures to kick us out and the police stops by at least once a day. We urgently need more people (climbers and ground crew!) to help us occupy this forest and make it as hard as possible for the police to evict us.

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Success for Nottingham Fixers

08-07-2013 22:55

The launch of Nottingham Fixers was heralded as a success, after volunteers helped fix lamps, radios, irons, door locks & more.

Nottingham Fixers is a new voluntary group, partnering with Nottingham Hackspack, the Skills Exchange Timebank and Co-oproduct to run a Fix-it space, at Sneinton Market on the 3rd Saturday of the month.


This repair space aims to help people fix items, by not only fixing them, but by teaching them how to fix, so in future they can fix items instead of buying new.


The person behind the idea, Greg Hewitt, said: “I set up Nottingham Fixers because we have a major problem with consumption, and we are in a society where people are very happy to buy new things when they break, instead of fixing them, simply because it is easier & cheaper.”


"We are in a tough economic situation and at a time where people can’t afford to buy many new things, so by fixing items for them, we can not only save them money, but save these items from going to landfill”


Just as when people take their car to a mechanic, people often fear that when they take their broken gadgets to a repair shop they will be overcharged or bamboozled by jargon. 


The idea with Nottingham Fixers is to overcome that fear by getting people involved with the repair process themselves.


Matt Little, one of the first fixers, said: 

“I joined Nottingham Fixers as I would like to empower people to take control of the technology they use every day - this will enable people to be more self-sufficient and reduce the amount of resource-intensive equipment being thrown away”

“People will be surprised about how easy it is to pick up the skills and how simple it is. And how it can have a fundamental impact on your outlook on life, becoming more confident and self-sufficient.”


All volunteer fixers are part of the Skills Exchange timebank, which means if they spend an hour helping someone, they then bank an hour and can claim it back when they themselves need help. Anyone is welcome to join to become a fixer.


For more information, go to or email

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Workfare = Slave Labour.

08-07-2013 18:55

An appeal from Newcastle SolFed, though there is nothing stopping you from picketing your local poundland, no need to run down to Newcastle, there's bound to be one of these sweatshops near you. Some photos from Glasgow SolFed HERE;

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UK protest against the murder of Juan Vázquez Guzmán

08-07-2013 18:38

Representatives from groups from around the UK delivered a letter to the Mexican Embassy in London yesterday protesting against the assassination of Juan Vázquez Guzmán and the continued harassment of indigenous peoples in San Sebastián Bachajón in Chiapas, South East Mexico.

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Newcastle/North East EDL page incites racial attacks and slurs

08-07-2013 17:41

Newcastle EDL poster suggests 'blowing up' mosques
A page used by the North East EDL has a track record of posting racially abusive posts.

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'Radical Wales' article - the People's Assembly movement and our own

08-07-2013 15:54

An article, in essence, asking autonomists to consider, as and when possible in their local area, to be a part of, what is in effect there's already - from the Zapatistas, to Los Indignados, to those in Greece, Istanbul, Iceland and Brazil - the People's Assembly movement is alive and we could make it something incredible here in the UK.

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Watching the BBC's newswatch?

08-07-2013 13:59

The BBC's NEWSWATCH is supposed to be about getting the truth and the ethics into the output of the Corporation. But does the slot deliver what moral and ethical viewers expect it to?
Jimmy Saville is only the tip of the iceb erg of unaccountability on the BBC

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Egypt: Insurrection or Interregnum?

08-07-2013 08:53

The toppling of Morsi by the combined efforts of millions aided by the military have introduced new factors into the volatile situation in Egypt. This article considers a number of them both positive and negative.

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KHOODEELAAR! SCOOPS BBC Sunday Politics Programme about Tower Hamlets Council

07-07-2013 21:03

The BBC Sunday Politics programme broadcast today 07 July 2013, fronted by Andrew Neill had its London segment carry a piece on Tower Hamlets Council featuring John Wright, the Shadwell resident who had been stopped from filing the Council on Wednesday 26 June 2013. But the BBC Report was incoherent and lacked any clear or contextual info even from John Wright himself whom they showed. KHOODEELAAR! scoops the BBC in their view report posted on youtube tonight [Sunday 07 July 2013]

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£225 buys you access to an exclusive view of Ethical Fashion

07-07-2013 17:32

If you have £225 to spare you can attend a conference from the "Ethical Fashion Forum" at the Chrystal Conference Centre this Friday in London's Docklands. The event will brief deligates in how to appear "Ethical" without mentioning the UK governments' call for more transparency in Bangladesh or the EU parliaments' motion urging tariff rises if Bangladeshi human rights don't improve.

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Fracking: Falkirk gas wells to release 5 tonnes of methane a day

07-07-2013 14:55

• Information obtained by Frack Off Scotland reveals plans to release 7000 times more of the potent greenhouse gas than previously claimed.

• Over 2500 residents have now signed up to support the Falkirk Against Unconventional Gas campaign.

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Coal companies failing. UK Coal taken over by The PPF

07-07-2013 10:02

Coal miners and local residents left in the lurch.
Failing coal company UK Coal have been taken over by the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF)in order to prevent miners at the Daw Mill Colliery loosing all of their pensions.
The deal will see miners from Daw Mill loose 20% of their pensions1presumably the bosses wont be loosing their investments.

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UG#652 - Is Humanity In Its Right Mind? (The Rise and Rise Of The Left Brain)

07-07-2013 02:28

This week, a remarkable set of ideas by an unknown speaker with a highly unusual credential (a sleep deprivation record of 11 days) whom I first came across only a few days ago. His ideas are such a close fit with many of the others we have heard on the show that I felt I had to share them with you. If they are even partly true, we all need to know about it.

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Anti-Shell in Ireland: Week long protest report

06-07-2013 10:36

This is the pipe being laid between the refinery and the tunneling compound
Lots of Arrests, Police Injured, and $300,000 Damage to Machines After Week-long Protest
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