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Children 4 Peace - authorise or not?

03-11-2007 23:59

Apparently, the police want to interrogate my Maranda as to her understanding of SOCPA - WTF???

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wave of repression in Oaxaca, Mexico

03-11-2007 23:09

The URO government is up to its old tricks again. This morning some of the comrades from VOCAL called to tell us about a new wave of repression against the demonstration today, November 2, the anniversary of last year’s victory against the PFP. At this moment (6:00 p. m. central Mexico time) the situation is not clear.

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Artists 4 Peace - Serious Organised Criminals Protection Agenda - SOCPA

03-11-2007 21:16

and the bullshit begins...

SOCPA - first told on the phone that I was denied... not in writing; then Inspector Robinson lies through his teeth on the stand at Brian's trial in the statement that no one had been denied authorization and poof!...and I get the acceptance letter... with letter for my daughter...yet...

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Statement againt the state of emergency in Pakistan

03-11-2007 19:17

Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, in effect a declaration of martial law. The Revolutionary Socialist Movement, sympathising section of the League for the Fifth International has adopted this resolution on the situation and will be organising resistance to the military take over

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Jean Charles de Menezes shooting: Metropolitan police found guilty

03-11-2007 19:07

On Thursday, a jury found the Metropolitan Police guilty of breaking health and safety laws over the shooting death of innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes on a London underground carriage on July 22, 2005.

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New repression in Oaxaca

03-11-2007 18:36

One year on from the PFP'd defeat, the repression is back.

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Four anarchists arrested in Italy

03-11-2007 12:42

A night of ordinary democracy in Bologna: 5 anarchists are beaten and arrested. On Saturday October 13, at around 4am, a girl who is sleeping in piazza Verdi is noticed by police on patrol. The latter decide that the girl’s behaviour is ‘abnormal’ and must be corrected by compulsory sanitary treatment (TSO). They call the ambulance while keeping the girl under their custody against her will.

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Nahr al-Bared Camp (Lebanon): 2 Short Films

03-11-2007 10:18

The anarchist video collective "a-films" announces the release of two short films dealing with the situation of the Palestinian refugees who where forced out of the meanwhile totally destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in North Lebanon. After the fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah al-Islam fighters had ended, the refugees still weren't allowed to return to the ruins of the camp, while the Lebanese army as well as civilians looted what was left of Nahr al-Bared.

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United Friends and Family March 2007

02-11-2007 16:03

The annual procession...
The ninth annual remembrance march for those who have died in custody saw angry speeches by bereaved relatives outside Downing Street. The march started with a silent procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street. The Police tried in vain to speed things up and keep the traffic flowing. They have regularly made all kinds of petty attempts to harass the marchers. This year was no exception. They mobilized no less than 8 motorcycle outriders to steward a march of less than 200 people. Over policing, or just making a point?

Upon arriving at Downing Street the silent procession became a noisy explosion of anger led by Janet Alder whose brother Christopher suffocated on the floor of Hull Police station, while officers made fun of him. The Police attempted to enforce the SOCPA ban on megaphones. So Pauline Campbell took hold of the mic to remind them that she had been arrested 14 times and that previous attempts to prosecute her had failed dismally. The megaphone remained in use for the rest of the event.

After finishing at Downing street the march then proceeded to Parliament square for more speeches. The march was briefly held up by a particularly inept Police motorcyclist who parked his bike in front of the banner leading the procession. He was quickly surrounded by furious protesters and had to be removed from the melee by his colleagues. Deliberate disrespect, or just inept?

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Guantánamo as house arrest: Britain’s law lords capitulate on control orders

02-11-2007 14:03

Andy Worthington praises the law lords for insisting on the rights of Britain's "ghost prisoners" to a fair hearing, but laments their refusal to condemn the control order system.

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UK Police Found Guilty in Menezes Murder

02-11-2007 01:37

Looking back, it is instructive to remember all the lies told by the police in an attempt to cover up the murder of an innocent man. They claimed he was wearing a suspiciously bulky jacket. He was not. They claimed he leaped over the turn styles and ran to the train car. He did not. Time after time every claim made to excuse the extra-judicial murder of this man was exposed as a lie ... here on the internet. The mainstream media, the BBC in particular, promoted without question the lies used to justify the public execution of an innocent man. Only after the lies were exposed in the blogs did the mainstream media grudgingly admit to what had really happened.

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Protest shackles Total Oil petrol station

02-11-2007 00:43

During the Thursday evening rush-hour a dozen protestors caused a central London Total petrol station to close.

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Azeri Newspaper Editor sentenced over article about possible US attack on Iran

01-11-2007 21:44

Eynulla Fatullayev, an Azerbaijani newspaper editor was sentenced to 8½ years in prison. He sent to the press an article asserting that the ex-Soviet nation could support a U.S. attack on neighboring Iran.

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Business as usual - Iraq Body Count, Human Rights Watch and that empire-building

31-10-2007 23:45

So far, too many on the “left” and within the so-called “anti-war movement” have been reluctant - and I’m being polite here - to inform the vast majority of the population on the real extent of the carnage inflicted upon the Iraqi people. That too is real denial.

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30/10/2007: London Mexican Embassy Protest, The World is STILL Watching

31-10-2007 19:54

Remembering Brad Will
Tuesday 30 October 2007: Protestors returned to the London Mexican Embassy one year on from the scenes of police violence that greeted them on the 2006 protest.

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G8 - Parliamentary investigation aborted

30-10-2007 22:12

The investigation around the facts of the G8 has been today aborted by some MPs who have deserted the coalition of the Italian government.

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The Genoa Trials: the anomaly of via Tolemaide. Disobedience and resistance

30-10-2007 17:43

Genoa , Italy - On October 23rd 2007, after three and a half years, the trial against 25 activists from the anti G8 protests of 2001 in Genoa is approaching the first degree of its final phase.

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Oujda/Morocco: Urgent call for help

30-10-2007 17:09

During a meeting on Sunday, Oct 28, 2007, the board of the "Association Beni Znassen for culture" (ABCDS) stated that, near Oujda (Morocco), countless deportations of sub-Saharan migrants to Algeria continue to take place since Dec 23, 2006. This initial action was but one episode of a series of mass deportations of immigrants.

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Beast on the Moon pre-show talk - Armenia & Genocide

30-10-2007 15:35

“…it was the aftermath of the Great War; six long years after Turkey, under the roar of guns and fire, began to dispose of some of its people. People we call Armenians.” An excerpt from the beginning of Beast on the Moon, running at Nottingham Playhouse from Friday 2nd November.

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Update on Genoa Court Case + CALL for Demo

30-10-2007 14:02

225 years of jail asked for 25 protestors.
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