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politics in the raw

11-01-2008 14:21

Ignorance of the law,good for them,good for us.

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Sign the online petition to defend democratic rights and the right to collect

11-01-2008 02:00

Four activists are due in court on 11th March 2008 charged with collecting donations without a licence at an anti-deportation street meeting on 7th May. Please sign the online petition which will be submitted to a full meeting of Newcastle City Council on 5th May 2008. To sign the petition visit:

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Styal Prison, Cheshire: vigil - Friday 18 January 2008

10-01-2008 23:10

A peaceful vigil will be held outside HMP and YOI Styal, Cheshire
on Friday 18 January 2008, 1.30-4.00 pm
to mark the 5th anniversary of the death of Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, 18
who died in the 'care' of the jail on 18 January 2003
Flowers will be laid in memory of Sarah; all are welcome to attend

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Amnesty international: Close Guantánamo - join the protest in London

10-01-2008 22:11

Friday 11 January 2008 marks the 6th anniversary of the first ‘war on terror’ detainees being transported to the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Amnesty International is campaigning for the closure of Guantánamo Bay and all other unlawful detention camps.

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Enough is Enough! Close Guantanamo Demo in Parliament Square, 6-8pm tomorrow

10-01-2008 10:20

Six years on, enough is enough. It's time to close Guantanamo. Join the London Guantanamo Campaign, Cageprisoners and others and call on the British government to act to close Guantanamo and bring back the remaining British residents. This is an authorised event.

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film of this morning's 'repeal socpa' petition at 10 downing street

10-01-2008 02:17

with just a week to go to the end of the government 'consultation' various mps and activists delivered a petition to 10 downing street on wednesday morning. full report at - this film includes interviews with many of today's participants

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Total Out of Burma, Brighton Actions

10-01-2008 01:20

This Saturday the 12th of January the weekly pickets of the Total garage in Kemp Town, Brighton will resume.

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Guantánamo Britons resist Spanish extradition order

10-01-2008 00:31

Recovering from their ordeal in Guantánamo, returned British residents Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes began their struggle to resist a Spanish extradition request in a London court. Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” reports.

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Defend The Right To Protest In Liverpool This Saturday

09-01-2008 19:49

The Liverpool Social Forum invites all campaigning groups and protesters to
join us in a march to Defend The Right To Protest in Liverpool.

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Anti-deportation campaigner in court after XL Airways protest

09-01-2008 19:10

An anti-deportation campaigner will appear in Court in Horsham tomorrow (Thursday, January 10th) following a peaceful protest at XL Airways offices in Crawley, near Gatwick Airport, last August. D. Thompson, who lives in Bradford, is charged with aggravated trespass, having locked himself onto the banisters in the reception of XL headquarters.

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Police State Britain - volunteer snitchessought for CCTV watch.

09-01-2008 13:57

COPS APPEAL FOR MONITORS [reports the Derby Evening Telegraph]
Police are looking for volunteers to help keep them in the frame by monitoring the streets of Ilkeston and Erewash.

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cross-party petition to downing st this morning

09-01-2008 13:17

whitehall banner
a petition was delivered this morning to 10 downing street by an assortment of cross-party mps, a peer, a turner prize artist, a comedian, and several other activists. in the run-up to the end of the government's 'consultation' on 'managing protest near parliament', the petition calls for a repeal of the 'socpa' law that has criminalised so many peaceful protests, and a call for no further police powers over protest.

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My Special Branch friends

09-01-2008 01:44

Like the many times I have travelled through a UK airport over the last two years (see the first and second times), yesterday too I had a Special Branch officer picking me from the passengers crowd at Birmingham Airport to ask me some 'very important' questions; important to the 'security' of this country and all the 'free' countries in the world. Sometimes I pass through quietly; at others with a few routine questions. But occasionally, especially when it's a new airport or a new officer in charge, I get stopped and questioned for up to an hour.. only to practice in how many different ways I can say "No comment"!

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Iraq: Hail Caesar?

08-01-2008 23:19

The Lebanese newspaper Al-akhbar have reported, that in the streets of Mosul, graffiti has appeared on walls proclaiming “Well done Caesar!” with groups also distributing leaflets sending their greetings and congratulations to the Iraqi soldier.

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Support Repatriation of Noel Maguire Irish Political Prisoner

08-01-2008 14:25

Noel Maguire Irish Political Prisoner
I wish through your media outlet to bring attention to a grave injustice being perpetrated against an Irish Citizen by his own government, Noel Maguire is seeking repatriation back to Ireland from an English jail to serve the remainder of his sentence in the country of his birth and to be closer to his family. The refusal by the Irish government in accepting Noel’s application seems to be stripping him of his Irish Citizenship and the civil rights that are associated with it.

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Defend Freedom of Assembly/ Repeal SOCPA - Downing St Petition - Wed 9 Jan, 10am

08-01-2008 12:20

This event is happening tomorrow (Wednesday) at Downing Street. Please come along
and support at 10am if you can.

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The CPP-NPA-NDF “Hit List” - a preliminary report

08-01-2008 09:48

Pol Pot & Jose Maria Sison
It is essential to understand the real scope of the assassination policy of Left activists pursued, after the 1992 crisis, by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its military arm, the New People’s Army (NPA) and its politico-diplomatic arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF).

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Prison-death demonstration: Holloway Prison, London - 16 January 2008

08-01-2008 00:43

A peaceful demonstration will be held outside HMP and YOI Holloway, London
on Wednesday 16 January 2008, at 1.30 pm, for the duration of the afternoon
to protest against the death of Ms Jamie Pearce, aged 24
who died in the care of the jail on 10 December 2007
Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend

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Support The Harmondsworth 4! Demonstrate Monday 14th January 2008

07-01-2008 14:30

9:30am onwards

Southwark Crown Court
1 English Grounds
(off Battlebridge Lane)
London SE1 2HU
(nearest tube London Bridge)

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Dutch Universities Rejecting Iranian Students due to "Nuclear Threat"

07-01-2008 09:47

The universities of Enschede and Eindhoven are no longer admitting any students from Iran. They say they are forced to do so by the government, according to newspaper Trouw.
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