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Tesco Mill Road shop rejected again

01-08-2008 12:31

Last night the council met to consider Tesco's planning application for their proposed Mill Road store. The meeting was packed, and while most councillors abstained, none voted for it, leaving the votes of the new Green councillor and one Lib Dem to reject the proposal on grounds including noise and traffic. Tesco proceeded to evict the Mill Road Social Centre who had squatted the site, despite saying they could stay until work could begin.

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What not to bring to climate camp.

01-08-2008 09:48

The filth are living up to their various names by being total dicks as usual and confiscating (stealing is probably more a accurate term) various items from people attending camp. You might of heard about the raid on the camp yesterday where police took away items such as board games and crayons, along with attempting to deprive the camp of essential materials such as plumbing and construction timber. However, even before the raid the filth were stealing stuff from those arriving.

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Cambridge Mill Road Social Centre evicted

01-08-2008 08:51

On Friday morning around 9AM, police and bailiffs kicked down the door to the social centre and started evicting people from the premises. No advance warning was given. It goes to show that Tesco can never be trusted, as they reneged on their promise not to take possession of the building before they needed to start building.

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Hands off our squat! (Evaggelismos in heraklion crete - greece)

01-08-2008 07:08

On Tuesday 22-07-08, the squat of Evaggelismos received a visit by a coterie of officials, constituted by the dean (and businessman) of the university of crete, the vice chancellor, the local prosecuting attorney and some high-ranking cop, along with undercover cops and pressmen. Aim of this visit was, in their own words, to "warn us" for the oncoming evacuation of the building and "give us a two-week deadline" in order to abandon the squat.

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GRASS Call Out: Occupy and Save Wembley Park Sports Ground From Privateers

31-07-2008 15:08

The press release from Grass Roots Alliance for Social Sports (GRASS) who have currently occupied the Wembley Park Sports Ground on Bridge Road and Forty Avenue in North London in protest of private Academy school investor Ark gaining control of the sports fields, taking away valuable green space and amenities from the coummunity.

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Eviction Postponed for Wembley Sports Ground; New Threats

31-07-2008 13:48

Barricade At Proposed Construction Site Entrance
On Wednesday morning the Wembley Sports Ground occupiers and local businesses saw off council workers, who came to evict the local businesses as part of a simplistic divide-and-conquer manuever, but were forced to back off and postpone the eviction 'til Friday.

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Call-Out 2 Climate Campers: on route, visit Wembley Sports Ground Occupation

31-07-2008 06:20

If you are on yr way to the Climate camp, why not stop off at the wembley recreation ground tent occupation that is already up and running. Support needed.
A short video of one GRASS campaigner can be seen here.

Wembley Tent City Occupation, Forty Avenue, Wembley:
Nearest Tube: Wembley Park (Metropolitan Line)
Turn left out the station, walk up the hill to main junction on Bridge Rd, turn left, walk 100 metres, turn left into the gate way to Wembley Park Sports Ground and you're there.

Buses: From Central London: 18 from Euston to Sudbury and then the 182 to
Wembley Park Station (the N18 runs past Sudbury. Get off at Wembley
triangle from which Bridge Road is a 15 minute walk past Wembley Arena).
Other routes: 83 from Golders Green Stn, 302 from Kensal Rise Stn, 297
from Willesden Bus Garage.

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29.07.08 Climate camp caravan - film stop.

30-07-2008 19:54

UK, London. Oval. Climate camp caravanners watching cycle-powered cinema.
Images from Tuesday's stop for the climate camp caravan as it makes its way from Heathrow airport to Kingsnorth Power Station.
The caravan stopped at the Synergy Centre, near Oval in London. Around 30-50 people watched a film about sustainability in Cuba, on a cycle-powered cinema. Afterwards there was a Q+A session with climate camp staff, London councillors and other green - thinkers.

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Cops overreact to black kids playing in Hyde Park

30-07-2008 19:48

Line of police 400 metres long with dogs and vans cleared 200 black teens, a few with water pistols, from hyde park at 6:30. At one point a cop used a taser on one of the teens. Several others were manhandled andthere seemedeto be over 10 arrests.

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Climate Camp - Stay Informed

30-07-2008 19:12

"Deansgate Ridge, site of next weeks Climate Camp successfully occupied, 1km SW of Kingsnorth." - SMS 30/07/08

With the news that the site for the climate camp has now been occupied, information about how to stay informed over the next two weeks is also being revealed.

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Free Skool Week in September

30-07-2008 14:46

There will be a meeting this friday, 1st August, at Bowl Court Social Centre to organise a week long free skool in London at the beginning of September.

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Wembley Sports Ground: GRASS Call Out - Council Fascists Evict Businesses

28-07-2008 16:48

Barricade - Ain't Nothing Coimng In
The New Wembley Park Sports Ground Campaigners have made a call out for more assistance. Barricades are going up, already halting today's work on the privatised Ark Academy school. Meanwhile, the council have appeared and hit the five businesses, including the sports ground itself, with immediate eviction.

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Food not Bombs - Brixton

27-07-2008 22:03

Free to eat
The London Food not Bombs group gave away food in Brixton's Windrush Square on Sunday 27th July.

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Smash School Privatisation: Wembley Sports Ground Re-Occupied - Support Needed

27-07-2008 14:29

Wembley Sports Ground - Re-Occupied
First report from the Wembley Sports Ground Anti-Academy Camp. Support Needed.
Save The Sports Ground. Save The Community Green Space. No To School Privatisation. No To Education For Profit.

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Smash School Privatisation: Wembley Sports Ground Re-Occupied, AGAIN!

27-07-2008 10:52

Following the recent residents and local teachers' resistance to the privatised Wembley Ark Academy school plans, this morning an independent group of "concerned citizens" re-occupied the Wembley Park Sports Ground.

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Smash School Privatisation: Next Step In The Anti-Academy Campaign

26-07-2008 15:19

Following last week’s actions against the privatisation of UK education in Wembley, North West London, a new call out by campaigners to re-squat the land and put another obstacle in the way of Blair’s profitable education program, centring the campaign against school privatisation right under the nose of the new Wembley Stadium.

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600 million of pounds burned last night at the Hackney Planning Committe

26-07-2008 14:16

How 600 million of pounds were burned last night
in the Hackney Planning committee of London.

Hackney Council effort to sell off most of its land bank asset to
speculative driven private property deals suffered a blow last night
at its very own home - the Hackney Town Hall.

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Sumac Garden Party

26-07-2008 08:52

To raise funds for, and awareness about, the Camp for Climate Action at Kingsnorth, Kent, Eastside Climate Action organised a garden party at the Sumac Centre.

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Cambridge Critical Mass / LA Bike Ride

24-07-2008 00:38

Round the roundabout
On Saturday 19 July more than twenty cyclists took to the streets of Cambridge in the evening, to regale in the joy of two-wheeled transportation. From the meetup point at the underpass of the Newmarket/East Road roundabout, the group covered some ten kilometres in a little over an hour. On the way we managed to pick up some random cyclists who decided to join forces with us.
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