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Student-run infoshop opens

31-12-2006 23:31

Earlier this month, a student-run non-profit infoshop celebrated its grand opening at The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia, Washington, USA. Using the guise of a state funded student group, volunteers of The Evergreen Infoshoppe were allotted over $4,000 to purchase radical books, zines, and videos for their lending library and resource center. After only a few weeks of planning, the Infoshoppe now hosts an ever-growing collection in a permanent, centrally located and nearly autonomous location.

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Bush Saddam snuff movie based on sound marketing research.

31-12-2006 18:24

Bush Saddam snuff movie based on sound marketing research.
(aka Hussein video )


"Two-thirds of Americans polled last month said they support the idea of televising executions — and 21 percent said they’d pay to watch Osama bin Laden put to death."

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Akiner:Cultural Learnings of SOAS for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Uzbekistan

31-12-2006 00:07

Dr Shirin Akiner
Like Borat, this SOAS academic's life revolves around approaching unsuspecting people and persuading them to believe all sorts of drivel about life in a Central Asian Republic.

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"Scientist" The Board Game! - Vivisection fun for all the family!

30-12-2006 01:16

"Scientist" The Board Game....

This fantastic board game takes you through the world of medical research and is suitable for all ages!

Will you be respected by your peers or end up a nobody? Roll the dice to find out!

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Ecuador: President-elect Correa sets Sights on Free Software

19-12-2006 14:42

Correa and Stallman meeting 12 December
Ecuador seems likely to champion the Free Software movement in migrating Government systems to Free Software, according to a blog report. Rafael Correa, the president-elect of Ecuador in South America met with Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation and GNU project on December 12.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

13-12-2006 17:41

ID cards, injunctions, CCTV with voice activated alerts, national license plate monitoring, face recognition, directional microphones, network profiling, DNA databases, keylogging, phone taping, bugging and tracking, these are just some of the tools of repression being used against those battling to save the world from total domination and destruction.

This message will self destruct in 10 seconds.... 9.. 8.. 6.. 5.. 4.. 3.. 2..

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Nestlé malpractice provokes demo. at children's book prize

12-12-2006 20:35

Nestlé is using its sponsorship of a children's book prize to try to improve its image amongst young people and the rest of the population.

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Labour Wrecks Education

11-12-2006 23:49

Why Capitalists fund New Labour

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Photos/Report - Eritrean embassy demo on human rights day 8/12/06

09-12-2006 00:54

About 80 to 100 brave Eritreans turned up outside the Eritrean embassy today (saturday 8th Dec 2006) to commemorate the International Human Rights Day and demand freedom and justice in from the government of their country. (Photo plus background below. Video to follow)

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Singing Session at Campsfield House Detention Centre

02-12-2006 15:28

Campsfield House: grim outside and grim within
Today, four people from Oxford Student Action for Refugees (STAR) group and a random singer (me!) went to facilitate a singing workshop at Campsfield House Detention Centre.

Here's a personal account of the session.

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Indymedia Photography Skill Share Workshop

02-12-2006 14:01

It's been suggested, and seems like a good idea, that some training is given on croping and resizing photos for uploading on the web. There has also been an idea knocking around in some peoples heads for a while to do a skill sharing session of some kind on digital photography in general.

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Feminist Health Gathering January 2007 Leeds

01-12-2006 14:18

Jan 19th - 21st

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Ultra vires: briefing for student activists

30-11-2006 23:01

Education Not for Sale has produced a briefing for student activists about the "ultra vires" provisions of charities law.

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CSSGJ open seminar - The university as site of social struggles

29-11-2006 09:08

academic author and activist Anna Stavrianakis will be a giving a talk on the university as a site of militarised capitalism and site of social struggle - all welcome!

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Sussex students library occupation

29-11-2006 01:37

80 students at the university of Sussex have occupied their library in protest against the commodification of education and its provision at their university.

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Brighton blockade for peace

28-11-2006 17:25

This weekend, from Sunday over to Monday, saw a large group of students from Sussex University travel to Scotland to play their part in the audacious civil resistance initiative, 'Faslane 365', which began on October the first 2006 to apply critical public pressure for the disarmament of Britain's nuclear weapons. Groups from all over Scotland, England, and Wales and beyond have been invitied to come down and shut the base for a period of time suitable to them.

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Global Action Day for Education (30th Nov.)

24-11-2006 02:31

A Global Action Day for Education will take place on the 30th Nov to protest and resist neoliberal reforms (especially within the education sector). Students of the world unite!

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Polish youth needs your help!

23-11-2006 09:46

Polish minister of education, Roman Giertych, a leader of fascist party League of Polish Families (LPR), takes up a general assault on youth rights and liberties.

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SOAS Apologises to Nasser Amin

22-11-2006 23:59

Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) Statement on Nasser Amin's victory against SOAS over the right to free speech for Muslim students

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Student Sit-In Halts LSE Oil Baron Peter Sutherland's Lecture

22-11-2006 23:00

LSE Students sit-in
LSE students this evening demonstrated their opposition to the appointment of current BP Chair, Peter Sutherland, as the prospective Chair of LSE Court of Governors by staging a mass sit-in and halting a public lecture that he was due to give at the university.
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