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Show Trials in Iran

06-08-2009 18:37

Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports

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URGENT: Fruit of the Loom Day of Action - 7th Aug

06-08-2009 17:37

Russell Athletic, a Fruit of the Loom subsidiary, shamelessly closed the Jerzees de Honduras factory early this year, reportedly to punish workers for forming a union.

We've already forced the company into negotiations with the union, which are taking place this Friday (7th August) in Washington DC

Students in the UK and USA are calling for a Transatlantic Day of Action to show support for workers getting their income and human rights back.

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Western Saharan hunger-strike students “risk everything” to get to Oxford

06-08-2009 14:58

Concerns grow for the safety of 6 Western Saharan students removed from flight to London by Moroccan authorities

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Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

06-08-2009 13:42

A-US-Bombe Hiroshima-Nagasaki
So würde ein Voll-Laufen der Asse mit Wasser zu einer 100-fach über den zulässigen Grenzwerten liegenden Strahlenbelastung der Bevölkerung führen. ... Merkel wusste seit 1996 von Atommüll-Risiken der Asse .... Türkei: ... "mit Merkel zur Atommacht" ........... Remember Hiroshima! > 6. August 1945 – 6. August 2009 < .......

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IPCC calls for immediate change in policing tactics: G20 pdf Bishopgate Report

06-08-2009 13:10

Lots of coverage appearing online and on tv news of the latest IPCC report into G20 policing, this one in relation to police tactics in dealing with the Climate Camp on Bishopgate and the specific experiences of one woman mostly at the hands of TSG.

The report is available here:
and reprinted below for information purposes.

HMIC has made three immediate recommendations:

- No surprises – Protestors and public should be made aware of
likely police action in order to make informed decisions.

- A release plan to allow vulnerable or distressed persons or those
inadvertently caught up in the police containment to exit.

- A review of current public order training.

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Website online for Gathering Against The Prison Society (Oct09)

06-08-2009 08:38

Blog now up for 31st Oct/1st Nov anarchist/autonomous anti-prison event in Brighton.

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How Independent is the Independent Police Complaints Commission?

05-08-2009 22:51

Public confidence in the police took a knock after the death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in April. As videos of police violence spread like wildfire on YouTube, their actions were roundly condemned by politicians and the media. Things have died down for the moment. With the MPs’ expenses scandal and Westminster going into meltdown police chiefs must have been quietly relieved when the public’s attention shifted elsewhere. Investigations into police misconduct continue at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). But what exactly does the IPCC do? Is it effective? And who does it serve?

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Iran at the crossroads: Revolution or Bargaining?

05-08-2009 21:40

Street Protests in 7th weeks in Iran
The “family fight” between the so called reformists and hardliners is not our fight. People’s demands go beyond what the reformists who believe in the system can possibly deliver. The masses have shown that “the game of powerful” is not their game. If the middle classes succeed in bringing the working classes to it side and turn on the engine of the revolution and only then all these political flirting will go to its rightful place; the trash can of history. This is what happened during the 1979 revolution and will inevitably happen again in a “revolutionary situation”.

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Coup regime in Honduras seeks to close media that report it’s activities

05-08-2009 14:56

"This morning’s televised threat by coup General Romeo Vásquez Velásquez to “go after them” – the leaders of the civil resistance to the coup – also included broadcasters and journalists.
Radio Globo, after its first shutdown at the hands of military soldiers, won a court order to reopen and has broadcasted constantly since June 29. If not for its news team and conductors and the thousands of calls they have received live on the air from Honduran citizens, the nationwide public would not know the real facts about what has been happening to their country."

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No Justice for North West 10

05-08-2009 11:20

The plight of a group of Pakistani men detained following raids across the North West last Easter – and against whom all terror charges have since been dropped – has taken another twist when they were refused bail last week.

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Continued repression in Calais

05-08-2009 09:48

More people needed!

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Bristol Solidarity With Vesta Occupation

04-08-2009 19:32

A wide selection of people: Bristol Rising Tide, Respect Party, Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, FBU, UNITE, Decommissioners and Bristol Co-Mutiny took part in a Solidarity Demo Outside the Environment Agency, today, Tuesday.

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Coup General: "We're Going After the Protest Leaders"

04-08-2009 17:03

The clock is ticking on this coup regime. And on television this morning, one could see the fear in the eyes of the macho generals that try so hard to show a fearless face. Their days are numbered, not because the other countries of the hemisphere and the world reject the coup, but so much more importantly, because the Honduran people are organizing to put a stop to it all by themselves.
The coup generals don't have an end game.
The civil resistance does, and is unanimous in it: The toppling of the coup regime, the reinstatement of the elected government, and a Constitutional Convention to remake their nation in a more authentically democratic form."

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Harriet Harman, Mandy Mandelson and Alan Johnson: their true colours!

04-08-2009 11:55

Phil Woolas by coming out and attacking basic democratic rights has just shown what a new 'Blair Govt' will do in Britain, whoever may formally occupy No. 10 Downing Street after any ordinary general election. Ordinary people should be wary of what the Party is plotting

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FIT teams admit they are out to disrupt, not just to watch.

04-08-2009 09:45

A 'Structured Debrief' published after a review of policing of the Kingsnorth Climate Camp in 2008 contains some remarkable admissions, such as the use of FIT teams to cause 'disruption' as well as to gain intelligence.

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Bligh government corruption savaged by Tony Fitzgerald QC

04-08-2009 01:32

Former Queenslander, Fitzgerald Inquiry Commissioner and respected corruption fighter, Tony Fitzgerald QC, has savaged Queensland Labor's corruption, cronyism and secrecy during its 12 years in power.,25197,25851749-5013871,00.html

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Protest at Press TV over Iran Repression

03-08-2009 09:27

Part of a long line of images hanging opposite Press TV
Around 40 British and Iranian socialists and trade unionists protested outside the west London studios of Press TV, the English language TV station funded by the Iranian government on Sunday 2 August to highlight the plight of political prisoners in Iran. Photos Copyright (C) 2009, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Protest Mediators: A Plan To Make Protest Even More Benign

03-08-2009 07:49

What is the point of protest?

To create change. I would have thought that was obvious; it is the only rational response to the question. So why has so little change happened as a result of protest in the Western world in the last 30 years?

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Innocent man sent to prison for life by the Irish High Court.

02-08-2009 23:28

The Irish State wants to force this married man to allow them to break up his marriage, but he will not agree with their unlawful directions.

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ADHD - Petition to increase NHS provisions and funding for Adults with ADHD

02-08-2009 14:11

We are asking the Prime Minister to ensure that NHS service provisions and funding arrangements for services for adults with ADHD are reviewed and revised urgently
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