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UK Health Newswire Archive
On October 28th 2005 the Shalom Family will commemorate the second anniversary of being evicted from their own property and Houseboat Home of 14 years. Reproduced is an open letter from the Family of five children, to Crest Nicholson investors and associations.
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"Smoking" bans are presented as "wholesome" and "concerned" about health. They are nothing of the sort. They put blame and burdens of law on victims of the broad cigarette cartel...including many pesticide firms etc and all their insurers and investors and gov't allies.
Today's YP writes about reveals Kim Vatanen's - the son of Ari Vatanen - ill childhood based on nature writer Juha Jormanen's book "Hell Isle - Kim Vatanen's seven years in Boarding School [Helvetinsaari - Kim Vatasen seitsemän vuotta sisäoppilaitoksessa (Gummerus)]". Article also reveals how Kim Vatanen had to use therapy improving his mental health.
Every year on the 16th October, thousands of campaigners across the globe, stage protests outside their local McDonalds stores due to their promotion of junk food, animal cruelty, damage to the environment, the unethical targeting of children, exploitation of workers, and the global domination of corporations over our lives.
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• Urgent ‘secret’ council meeting to curb public rights to speak?
• The public deadline to ask council a question missed by a minute?
• Missing paragraphs in official answers?
• Still no ‘joined-up’ thinking?
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For Sunday October 16th International Day of Action Against McDonalds, Birmingham Food Not Bombs will be serving free vegeburgers outside McDonalds near Pigeon Park/Rackhams as part of the actions on the day. It should be an action packed day as there are other demos/actions taking place.
Only one in five MEPs in the UK have signed the “Safer Chemicals Pledge” - and none of the Conservatives, Labour or UKIP MEPs in the South-West or indeed the UK signed. Greens across Europe are urging MEPs to vote for strong legislation on 16th November to protect consumers and the environment.
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The TSSSSS, The Topless Society of Sociopathic Sexually Selacious Sirens which is a very serious campaign organisation proclaiming the right for women to be topless in everyday situations in the same way that men are able to, we believe in self love, naturalness, topless organic gardening and the power of the breast to bring about radical social change, for the best. Last night in Borders Bookshop, Oxford we received Louis Theroux's seal of approval as he signed out breasts.
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Sunday 16th October is Global Day of Action against McDeath, to mark World Food Day. Protests will be held all round the globe on this day, to highlight their unhealthy food, pollution, exploitation of workers/children, depriving the third world of food and of course the mass murder of billions of animals every year.
There is still confusion over which government and council agencies have powers and responsibilities over the site of what was the world’s largest asbestos textile factory. A consortium headed by Countryside Properties wants to build 600 homes and a children’s nursery there.
Was the public’s chance to question the council- ‘Gone in 60 seconds’...?
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On Friday 7th October, two protests were conducted by one man at High Street, Guildford, Surrey. The Halifax and Lloyds TSB Bank received representation from the Shalom Family, evicted from their own Home and property in Wales, by Surrey based property developer, Crest Nicholson Plc.
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Over the last couple of weeks a battle has been raging and opening fissures that threaten to drive apart the United Kollectives of Indymedia on this island. Unless you subscribe to the Sheffield IMC mailing list you are likely to be unaware about the arguments over claims of lack of communication, transparency and the existence of hidden hierarchies within the network.
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On 13 and 14 October the Ethical Platform of the Council of Europe will meet to finish they work on recommendations regarding drug prevention in school. One of the most important questions they have is to if the instrument of drug tests should be done in schools or not.
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Dear Pittsburgh Filmmakers,
We read about the Environmental Film Festival you are organizing in cooperation with Bayer Corporation. We believe Bayer is not a good choice to partner with when pursuing environmental goals.
Redditch`s first ever Free Veggie Food Fair will take place this coming Saturday, 8th October, between 10.30am - 3pm at St Stephens Church(Redditch Town Centre). The event is being organised by the recently formed Redditch Vegetarians & Vegans(RVV) group. There will be a huge range of delicious, mouthwatering food to sample and all of it will be FREE. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking a healthier, more ethical, eco-friendly lifestyle to taste food that they have perhaps never tried before.