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Many Reasons Dolphins Are Dying

25-09-2013 20:16

nuclear waste dumping, municipal sewer dumps,
long lines fishing, ship propellers, sonar,
and other causes of dolphin deaths

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Killing in the name of God.

25-09-2013 17:08

The recent assassination of shoppers in Kenya is just the latest in a growing list of killing in the name of religion and god. This article considers the problems this creates and the ideological tap-roots of this ancient textual prejudice and sectarian practice.

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No More Fish In The Sea!

25-09-2013 13:43

The Black Fish marine conservation organisation are back in Sheffield on Friday 27th September 2013. There will be a free film screening and presentation at Riverside on Mowbray street, 7:30pm start.

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US anti-drones activist Brian Terrell speaking in Oxford

25-09-2013 13:04

Anti-drones activist speaking in Oxford as part of UK tour

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Nazi-Law In Germany 2013

25-09-2013 10:55

In 1933 the German Nazis created a new law, called 'Preventive Detention' (P.D.), which allows the state to keep people inside prison after they have finished their sentence. The courts in Eastern Germany forbid this law, because it was a 'fascist-law'; the courts in the capitalist West-Germany never had such problems with Nazi-laws, so until today we still have P.D. in Germany – since 1993 in East and West Germany.

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Speaking tour by ex-Black Panthers in Nottingham

25-09-2013 10:55

Speaking Tour by ex-Black Panthers JoNina Abron Ervin and Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin from the USA.

This is to let you know more about the Nottingham leg of the tour by ex-Black Panthers JoNina Abron Ervin and Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin. They are both active in the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, and on the national board of the Black Autonomy Federation of North America, and Lorenzo is an anarchist of long-standing. 

The Nottingham meetings are on 8th, 9th and 10th of October. Details below and in the events diary.

They will hold three meetings in Nottingham. Please come! Please pass the message on!

Tuesday 8th October. 7pm until 9:30pm Hyson Green Youth Centre, Terrace Street, NG7 6ER. Meeting with Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin. Lorenzo is the author of "Anarchism and the Black Revolution", "The Progressive Plantation", and "Black Power, Black Autonomy" is an ex-civil rights and Black Panther Party member. Lorenzo has been an anarchist for over 40 years. He will speak on Anti-Racist resistance to the rise in the far right.Open to all.

On Wednesday 9th October we have asked them to run a closed workshop about internal racism, for activists working against racism, hierarchy and political authority. Come if you would like to take steps towards addressing this issue within the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement, with practical outcomes for our engagement in wider community struggles. It will be a challenging workshop, but an important one. Venue: Sumac Centre, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 10th October JoNina Ervin, author of "Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era", will speak about her interviews with some 20 Black Power activists as well as about her activity in the Black Panther Party in the 1970's. Venue: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Room A 41  The Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Open to all.
For more information contact 07860785970 and


You can find some texts by Lorenzo in the Sparrows' Nest library, scanned in to complement the event and available to read in full at the Nest. See link below to find blog article.

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Anarchist talk in Brighton tonight

25-09-2013 09:02

Anarchist writer Paul Cudenec will be giving a talk at the Cowley Club in Brighton tonight, Wednesday September 25.

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AgainstGreece: Salute to the people smugglers-Greek arrested w/ 23 war refugees

24-09-2013 21:58

Just one more small event in Mr Dendias's 'anti-fascist' Greece, 24 September.

Meanwhile mass arrests of "illegal (capitalist) traders" were reported in Athens Tuesday 24
Operation Xenios Zeas continuded from 14-20 September
Lesvos: 12 refugees spend 10 hours in water after there dinghy sinks before rescue, 2 are then summarily accused by Frontex of being 'people smugglers' are arrested without medical care and still being held by police.
6 suspected illegal immigrants de-arrested in Central Athens by comrades 20 September
50 years! jail sentense for a alleged Turkish people smuggler

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Questions Plague UN Report on Syria

24-09-2013 19:57

A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian government had no involvement in the alleged Ghouta chemical weapons attack: "Of course not, he (President Bashar al-Assad) would be committing suicide.” When asked who he believed was responsible for the use of chemical munitions in Ghouta, the UN official, who would not permit disclosure of his identity, said: “Saudi intelligence was behind the attacks and unfortunately nobody will dare say that.” The official claims that this information was provided by rebels in Ghouta.

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25 Ingredients In McNuggets, 17 Ingredients in McDonald's Fries..

24-09-2013 19:46

hidden toxins besides disease, animal agony, deforestation, energy waste, unionbusting,
litter, etc.

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UG#663 - Geoengineering for Fun and Profit (One Technofix To Rule Them All?)

24-09-2013 15:35

150 episodes on from our first show on geoengineering, we return to the topic with a pair of recent speeches from academics. In our second hour, an hour long speech by Clive Hamilton, author of "Earthmasters - Playing God with the climate". To set the scene we begin with a recent talk on education by professor Stephen Gough.

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St Anns Allotments: Harvest Day

24-09-2013 14:55

On Sunday 222nd September, St Anns Allotments held a Harvest Day

The allotments were open to the public for the day. There were stalls at the new visitors centre with food and displays of vegetables. The centre was also the departure point for heritage and wildlife tours.

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People's Kitchen @ The Runcible Spoon; Tuesday, 24th September

24-09-2013 10:58

Vegeburgers, potato wedges and more tonight at the The People's Kitchen!

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Rapist of Women & Men - Police seeking possible other victims

24-09-2013 09:44

Rapist of Men & Women- This is Fluffy Ian- from No Runway 2 Campaign in the late 1990's. Also I think he was @ Allercombe, Trollheim & Fairmile. Plus other protest sites. Pls network. See also

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Palestine Today 23 09 2013

23-09-2013 18:15

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday, September 23, 2013

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My experience of arms dealers

23-09-2013 14:55

As part of the protests against DSEI in London a number of use managed to get a one night booking at the Novotel which is inside in the security barrier and was a popular hotel with arms dealers.  We had planned to leave leaflets and stickers inside the hotel and perhaps even have some fun sending a few of them in the wrong direction :-)

Much of the above we did but in the evening while having a drink in the bar we had the opportunity to speak with some of them.


We spoke with four guys, two were from Chemring, one from a German small arms company (didn't get the name) and the fourth from Land Rover. Speaking with them directly was a big surprise, the human element I suppose, they discussed the same sort of things we would do - the time away from family while travelling, the shit state of hotels like Novotel (bad food, lumpy beds) and the pressure to meet sales targets. We slowly turned the conversation around to the moral issue of what they did and it was clear they have no problem whatsoever, three of them were ex military and they regarded the arms trade as simply an extension of the military with many of the same people involved they had been in the army with. They all regarded the idea of the end of global conflict as laughable.

My colleague raised the issue of the protestors, some of which which we could still see across the river and their reactions surprised me. The guy from Land Rover said he was proud that he lived in a country where protest was openly allowed as he had seen regimes where the oppositive was true, the two from Chemring said they never really thought about them describing the protests as "background noise" and the man from the German company said he never really thought about them describing them as "stupid students we never take notice off". When I asked if the protests had ever made them question their choice of jobs there was genuine amazement, it was clear that they simply didn't understand the concept. I asked would would happen if there were violent protests and they were faced directly with protestors, to a man they thought this would be great fun ! As it was pointed out to me,

"80% of the people at DSEI at former soldiers, do you really think they will be worried by a few skinny vegetarians ?"

When I pointed out that many people regarded what they did with disgust I was met with shrugs and indifference, as the man from LandRover said, "war is a fact of human life, soldiers need guns and the rest and disgust with us will not change that".


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Events upto the 29/09/13

23-09-2013 10:55

Hi Folks, So aye – there’s a lot of stuff on this week’s listing, and it’s quite film-heavy at that. Hope there’s something in here that grabs your attention.

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UG#662 - Leaving The Cave of Media Shadows (Transcending The Paltry Ego...)

23-09-2013 02:22

A philosophical, reflective, show this week mixing analysis, poetry and eyewitness testimony. Author Morris Berman likens most of the US population to prisoners in Plato's Cave, nurse Cathy Breen describes her experience of traveling to Iraq just before the US started bombing in 2003, and Peter Dale Scott discusses and reads his poetry on a lifetime's struggle to resist war.

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About the fights in Santiago – September 2013

22-09-2013 22:43

On September 11th 1973, the commander-in-chief of the Chilean army Augusto Pinochet took power over the democratically elected president Allende. Over the next 17 years, Pinochet killed and tortured thousands under his dictatorial rule. On the same day, in 1998, anarchist Claudia López was shot dead by cops of the reinstated democracy, while fighting at a barricade during a commemoration of the coup d’etat.
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