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Prague: An overview (foto and text)

23-09-2000 05:01

Prague: An overview (foto and text)
A city in love with mobile phones begins to get the message

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Prague: police harassment increasing

23-09-2000 01:25

Prague: police harassment increasing
IMC Prague reporters have their passports examined outside of the media centre after being stopped by police.

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London U'wa solidarity action

22-09-2000 21:16

Friday saw people from London Reclaim the Streets get up far too early to greet employees of Fidelity Investments in the City of London.

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Greens Stage Sit-in at Al Gore Campaign Office.

21-09-2000 15:37

Hundreds of Environmentalists stage a sit-in at Al Gore
Campaign office,to protest the vice president ties to Occidental Petroleun, which plans to drill for oil on sacred
Indian grounds.

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urgent: S26 outlawed / open letter to V Havel

21-09-2000 08:00

Prague authorities have revoked permits for all street demonstrations on September 26th.
This obvious abuse of power probably won't stop the thousands of activists gearing up to disrupt the IMF/World Bank meetings next week.
Activists from around the globe can also help out by signing the open protest letter to Czech President Vaclav Havel (once political prisoner himself), and by faxing it to his office and/or sending email.

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Corporate media gets it wrong again

18-09-2000 17:22

The Electronic Telegraph makes some staggering mistakes.

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Straw Considers New powers

18-09-2000 15:31

After the fuel tax protesters lose their momentum, they will not be allowed to challenge the national moral purpose again. And neither will the unions.

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Czech border and police action update

15-09-2000 16:33

Border stoppages and info plus police preparing

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José Bové convicted to three months in prison

15-09-2000 02:28

José Bové, one of the leaders of the Confédération Paysanne, an organisation of French farmers, has been convicted to three months in prison for destroying a McDonalds in Millau in August '99. The Confédération Paysanne, an organisation of French farmers, has been very active in the movement against corporate-led globalisation. José Bové and others from the Confédération Paysanne were quite visible in Seattle.

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The protesters are right!

14-09-2000 19:58

Poster for your car, or wherever

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Cult attempts to get support from "Respectable" British Names

14-09-2000 15:09

A major cult is advertizing its 'services' on London Under ground, in the Evening Standard newspaper, and in the spring used the Selfridges Hotel in Oxford St to hold an exhibition.

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Confusion in Britain's strangest protest

14-09-2000 14:05

By midnight the fuel tax protest looked set to develop into full scale emergency. Scottish fishermen had blockaded the Clyde at Glasgow, the NHS was on red alert, the army was set to move in, then the main organizer in Ellesmere called a halt at 5am.

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Czech Border News

14-09-2000 11:32

Food bus denied entry on german border
by e 2:36pm Wed Sep 13 '00

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WEF update and woman run over pic

14-09-2000 11:24

WEF update and woman run over pic
WEF has finished but stories of police brutality continue to emerge and solidarity is vital. Late in the afternoon of S13, things turned ugly. A protestor was run over by a un-marked police car - for this and the latest see melbourne indymedia.

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Aussie taxi drivers offered “free speed” to keep driving during Olympics

14-09-2000 07:02

Australian Taxi companies have offered their drivers free speed to help them keep going 24 hours per day for the duration of the Sydney Olympic Games, news website reported today.

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On the Fuel Tax Protest and the OPEC Red Herring

13-09-2000 18:43

"Something" is happening, beyond doubt, because I saw it, (honest), but what is it ? It seems presumptive to form a set opinion before ascertaining the cause, and possible direction of this "something".

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Genetic Field Trials in Britain

13-09-2000 17:05

Here's news of an action that hasn't taken place. Where are all the defenders of our countryside, permaculturists, feral spirits?
Why aren't the steps to the courthouse thronged with concerned people?
Has the rape of our land by Biotech Barons become a non-issue?

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London Truckers Protest ends

13-09-2000 17:04

18:00 BST. Truckers have departed from Trafalgar Sq and Park Lane. At a steady 10kph they headed along to Marble Arch, then dispersed westwards, possibly to block the Westway (Main road to Bristol and Cardiff), or maybe to head home for fried eggs, tea and to watch the telly.

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First arrests of fuel picketers

13-09-2000 15:41

3 tankers made it out of Texaco's distribution centre in the Sunderland port.
Two picketers were arrested for obstruction at the refinery.

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Trafalgar Sq Blocked

13-09-2000 15:09

Trafalgar Sq has been blocked from the Charing Cross Rd by about 10 trucks in the ongoing fuel tax protest.
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