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09-02-2005 12:29

'Caminos De Resistencia' film festival

Indymedia cinema presents...

'Caminos De Resistencia(Paths Of Resistance)' a Latin America film festival in London Read more >>

08-02-2005 15:02

'Yes Men' Film Preview + Q&A Tour - dates and info

The Yes Men film follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world...

These, you may remember, are the same folks who pulled the fake union carbide / Dow Chemicals spokesperson interviews on BBC TV when they apologised for the Bhopal disaster and said they would pay compensation.


07-02-2005 19:14

please, preserve the London continous protest, and say us how can we help

I was, like turist some months ago in London.
I was positive surprised by the fact, some protestors continue since 2001 in Parliament Square.
And now, a friend in London said me by phone that the guvernement want to finish this kind of continous pdemostratio Read more >>

07-02-2005 16:26

Positive Global Movements

Positive Global Movements started yesterday Sunday the 6th with a nice turn up, we showed 'The Alberdi School' a film about the community involvement in revolutionising education in Venezuela. Then we had musicians and poet Sofia and Santiago both Peruvian artists reciting poetry and singing to the beat of the Global Revolution. After having lovely Venezuelan food Ricardo Galindez Venezuelan trade unionist gave a passionate speech about the role of the workers in the revolution not only in Venezuela but also in the world. Read more >>

07-02-2005 07:15



Often we suspect there is something ‘rotten’ in our global order and only an urgent adjustment can save us from calamity. But we are unable to articulate or convert our suspicions into logical concepts expressed in the context of past and current political and economic evolutions.

06-02-2005 09:21

Amazing, how Gloria Arroyo can smile and at the same breadth strangle and starve

In all of this, one thing is reaffirmed: a government cannot be subservient to foreign corporate interests without, at the same time, strangling and starving the Filipino people. And if there is no solution to this crisis that isn’t within the unwritten rule of this regime’s obedience to foreign capital, then it is hard to know what is— without actually having to dismantle it. Read more >>

05-02-2005 22:55

DHS Port Security Grants Given to OIL Firms, Texas Energy Companies, Logging Cos

Conoco-Phillips GETS $10,592,310 in "Grants".
SHELL GETS $9,321,818 in "Grants".
Valero Energy Corp. GETS $8,531,356 ??????? in "Grants".
Chevron GETS $7,344,390 in "Grants".
Motiva Enterprises (Shell sister Company) GETS $3,988,634 in "Grants".
Sunoco GETS $3,499,275 in "Grants".
PPG Industries (Paint Co.) GETS $3,000,000 in "Grants".
Houston Fuel Oil GETS $1,682,256 in "Grants".
Occidental Chemical Co. GETS $1,465,000 in "Grants".
Marathon Ashland Petroleum GETS $938,800 in "Grants".
Williams Energy Partnership GETS $545,000 in "Grants". For what??? Read more >>

05-02-2005 01:45

Make Poverty History Rally
On February 3, 2005, thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square in London to demand the elimination of world poverty from the G7. Nelson Mandela delivered the keynote speech adjacent from the South African embassy, the site of anti-apartheid demonstrations during Mr. Mandela’s imprisonment. Read more >>

04-02-2005 17:12

SchNEWS on the G7 Finance Minister's Meeting

Here's this week's SchNEWS article on the G7 Finance Minister's Meeting in London today>>> Read more >>

04-02-2005 14:59

rock around the blockade night


03-02-2005 18:44

LSE SU votes to support Make Poverty History

LSE Students have voted for Trade Justice, as Peter Mandelson’s
visit to the School looks set to be marred by protests. Read more >>

03-02-2005 17:44

Environment Secretary Baulks Emmission Cutback plans by EU

UK demands more liberal emissions regulation, and stops forward plans for the new EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Read more >>

02-02-2005 22:50

Space Hijackers Vs Capitalism

Agent Greenman Batting
The Space Hijackers took on The Capitalists in a midnight cricket match, on Fri 28th Jan. Drinking in a sleasy city boy pub all night, we challenged the bankers and traders at closing time to a match of cricket. Space Hijackers Vs City Boys, Anarchists Vs Capitalists.Space Hijackers Vs The Capitalists
3rd Test Match
Friday Jan 28th 2005

The third test match against the Capitalists of the City Of London took place on a cold Friday in January. The meeting place was the Pitcher & Piano, a pin stripe filled pub a stones throw from the Bank Of England.
The plan was to recruit a team of Bankers and Traders to represent Capitalism in a match against our anarchist sportsmen. A true clash of cultures and ideologies. Space Hijackers Vs The City Boys in a midnight cricket match, a match where we would challenge the business world to show us it’s gentlemanly character (is such a thing still existed in today’s world of global finance?).

One by one, our cricketers arrived dressed in their whites, or best frocks. We set up camp at a large table near the door, and gradually our numbers swelled to a full team and reserves. Obviously a in pub where a pair of trainers would stand out from the suited masses, our party of cricketers (some in padding) stuck out like a sore thumb. Before long, we had a drink (well several really) for Dutch courage and began to size up the opposition.
A group of suited traders near the door, were our first and most vocal opponents, eager to take up our challenge. Meanwhile a group of City girls were paying special attention to our batsmen (agent Ricky especially), I don’t think this had much to do with the match though.

As the evening progressed our gallant ladies and gentlemen, took to the dance floor and struck up conversations with the opposition. However closing time was soon approaching and we only had half an opposing team! Desperate times called for desperate measures and so as the lights came up and the house music faded, agent Bristly Pioneer climbed up onto a table and addressed the pub.

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the City, we hereby challenge you to a midnight cricket match! Pinstripes against Cricket Whites! Space Hijackers Vs The City Boys! Anarchists Vs Capitalists!”
Never ones to back down from a challenge, a team of Suits was soon pulled together and as we were booted out from the pub, our two teams walked to the pitch.

Opposite Lloyds of London, there is a big open concrete square, surrounded by stairs it creates a perfect urban cricket pitch. With an office block entrance stairs acting as a pavilion the stage was set for a clash of the titans.
The Capitalist Captain (acting in the name of Lady Thatcher) met agent Cupcake in the middle of the pitch to toss. Cupcake called heads and won, The Space Hijackers would be batting first!

Stumps were set up and the Capitalists arranged their fielders, whilst Agents Cupcake & Swindells padded up and took to the crease. It was at this time that we realised the might of the opposition, with several members claiming to have had county experience. Our first few batsmen were bowled out in rapid succession, barely racking up a dozen runs, however as the whisky was broken out, and our bellies were warmed we dug our heels in and soon set the batting average back to respectable levels.

The Capitalists were keen and aggressive bowlers and fielders dedicating overs to Enron, Bush, Dennis Thatcher and other hooligans. However unlike previous Capitalist teams we have played they mainly stuck to the rules. The only diversion being a sneaky tactic of changing the colour of the ball bowled several times in one over!

Our team declared about an hour into the match having racked up a tidy sum of runs whilst both teams retired to the pavilion for cucumber sandwiches, whisky & vodka! The supporters were in fine voice and generous clapping had buoyed spirits during the cold night.

After a quick arrangement of batting order the Space Hijackers took to the field and our first two City boys took up their bats. The level of bowling from the Space Hijacker team was remarkable, especially considering the blood/alcohol levels at this point, Agents Taylor and Greenman (wearing his south African tie) soon had their first scalps. There was a beautiful catch by Agent Bristly Pioneer, and soon we were looking at the ruins of Global Capitalism. Some late night team extras joined the Capitalist team, after having finished at the pub. One of whom worked for the company responsible for our impending ID cards.

With grit, determination and focus however the night was soon ours! A victory for troublemakers everywhere. With a gentlemanly shake of hands and a round of applause from the pavilion, the two teams parted at about 2am. The Capitalists were much more gentlemanly than we had previously experienced, however at the end of the night, it was the gleaming whites of the Anarchist team that shone through and claimed the title.



02-02-2005 19:48

Talking About Total Freedom 3,4,5 March 2005 / Void Network

Talking About Total Freedom /European Tour 2005-2008 in squats and social centres for the multi form cultivation of global Liberation from ignorance,suffering and exploitation /3,4,5,March 2005 in Circle Community Centre ( St.George Theatre, 49 Tufnell Park Road London N7 OPS ) Experiments of Publik Dialogue/Void Arts/atmospheres/philosophy/concerts/sound systems/ambientrancedelica ecstatik zone Read more >>

02-02-2005 13:23

Jubilee Debt Campaign Annual Conference

Details of Jubilee Debt Campaign's free annual conference -- all are welcome! Read more >>

31-01-2005 16:36

WDM preview screening of THE YES MEN

The World Development Movement is hosting a special preview screening of hilarious new documentary THE YES MEN at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, London on Sunday 13th February at 12 noon Read more >>

31-01-2005 10:25

Scotsman Reports Plastic Bullet Baton Rounds Authorised for G8 Protests in July

28-01-2005 20:43

(International) March on WDC to End AIDS , May 2005

Salih Booker (Africa Action) arrested in front of White House WDC . 26nov02
Planning has begun for a May 2005 'National March to End AIDS' in Washington DC. Leading national AIDS groups including ( invite you to plan to participate in a national and international 'March to End AIDS' that will kick-off in mid-April 2005 and converge on Washington for four days of action, support and prayer on May 1, 2, 3, and 4. Read more >>

28-01-2005 12:54

DISARM DSEi - Action planning meeting

Planning Meeting and film showing
13th February, 3pm, LARC, Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel
International Day of Action and DSEi 2005
Get involved, plan actions, eat food, watch films.

26-01-2005 19:12

Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005

March in Caracas -1-23-05
Tour of the Revolution II: Photo Essay
Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005
"En Defensa de la Soberanía"


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