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NOborder Camp Lesvos BREAKING NEWS

29-08-2009 15:36

This is happening right now (14pm greek time): Refugees detained in Pagani have broken the locks of the gates and are out in the yard, so still inside Pagani. They refuse to get back into their cells and demand their immediate release. Outside are 50 noborders and counting. We’ll keep you updated.

The passion for freedom is stronger than any prison!

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Student abducted on International Day of Disappeared

29-08-2009 11:20

Western Sahara campaigners marking of the International Day of the Disappeared is particularly poignant as one of the Oxford Six student is abducted by Moroccan police

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Sussex Police Plan for anti-protest Dispersal Order at EDO Factory

28-08-2009 18:46

In 2006 Brighton arms maker EDO MBM and Sussex Police failed to get a permanent High Court injunction that would control protests at EDO MBM due to
the lack of legal justification and the abuse of the legal process by the company. It cost EDO MBM over $1 million.

Now Sussex Police internal minutes from Jan 2009 reveal they plan an even stricter ban on protest activities at the factory with the use of an anti-social behaviour 'Disperal Order'.

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Thanks to solidarity mobilisations, Theodoros Iliopoulos is free at last!

27-08-2009 15:00

The Greek government could not ignore anymore the massive movement formed in solidarity with innocent detainee Theodoros Iliopoulos and set him free at last!

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20-27 August Cumulative Update on Thodoris Iliopoulos

27-08-2009 11:29

48 days in hunger strike and counting...
An update summarising what has happened in the last few days regarding Greek hunger striker Thodoris Iliopoulos.

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Human Rights Prize Awarded to Western Saharan Campaigner

27-08-2009 09:26

Aminatou Haidar has won the Civil Courage Prize 2009 in recognition of her fight for self-determination for Western Sahara and against human rights abuses against the Saharawi people.

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Global War and Dying Democracy: The Revolution of the Elites

27-08-2009 07:48

Global trends in political economy suggest that “democracy” as we know it, is a fading concept, where even Western industrialized nations are retreating from the system. Arguably, through party politics and financial-corporate interests, democracy is something of a façade as it is. However, we are entering into an era in which even the institutions and image of democracy are in retreat, and the slide into totalitarianism seems inevitable.

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Greek political prisoner Thodoris Iliopoulos nears death on hunger strike!!

26-08-2009 19:12

Thirty-one year old Thodoris Iliopoulos is the last prisoner of the December 2008 Greek revolt. He has been in pre-trial detention for more than eight months after his arrest on December 18th in downtown Athens.

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Meet the green boss, same as the old boss...

26-08-2009 18:10

A brief look at some of the reasons why Climate Camp's so important, and some of the dangers it faces.

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publicising Climate Camp 2009

26-08-2009 15:12

publicising Climate Camp 2009
Camp for Climate Action takes place London, 27 August 2009 to 2 September 2009.

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Downing St Protest Against Netanyahu Talk with Brown

25-08-2009 20:14

Israel steals land, water, gas and body parts
Downing St, Whitehall, London. Tuesday 25 August. Several hundred protesters gathered in London opposite Downing St this afternoon as Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to have talks with Gordon Brown. Photographs Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved

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Calais wishlist

25-08-2009 12:05

Just this morning 15 cops entered the Pashtun jungle and photographed migrants. They had the map with red dots marked on them.

They also dismanteled one shelter in the palestinian/arabic speaking squat claiming that the migrants had stolen the pallets from a truck.

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Climate Camp: New Met Police online propaganda war and '6 consulting'

24-08-2009 20:00

The Metropolitan Police has hired a firm of consultants (6 consulting) to help it monitor social networking sites, especially around social protest and police public image..
A few different articles cut n pasted and discussed below, plus some publicity info on Radian 6 monitoring software.

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NIGER: Write a letter to protest detentions of activists

24-08-2009 19:33

Liberez Marou

Please demand the release of these activists.
A sample letter, addresses, and statements by Nigerien and international rights groups are below.
Further links to background material follows sample letter and statements.

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'The Shape of Things to Come' - The EU Stockholm Programme

24-08-2009 10:16

A recent report released by Statewatch has highlighted the direction in which EU-wide policymaking is likely to heading until the middle of the next decade. The full article here contains a press release from the European Civil Liberties Network which breaks down the 60-page report into something less lengthy. The major themes are massively increased surveillance, tighter social control, and a harsher border regime. It is stated within the report, 'The Shape of Things To Come' by Tony Bunyan, that funding for 'security' in the EU's 2007-2012 financial plan is set to increase by 968%.

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Report from Last Week's Meeting Between Police and the Camp for Climate Action

24-08-2009 09:36

Last Thursday, the Camp for Climate Action Police Liaison Team spoke at a "briefing afternoon", at the Metropolitan Police's Training Centre in Gravesend. Why did they do this, and what on Earth could they possibly say to the police? Simon Stanley was at the scene...

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Urgent appeal for political prisoner in Turkey suffering from cancer

24-08-2009 07:28

August 19 protest in Vienna in support of Guler Zere
Appeal for Guler Zere, who has been in jail in Turkey for 14 years. She is now severely ill with cancer but the authorities are not releasing her, even though prison conditions give her no chance of recovery. A campaign has started for her release, and there is also an appeal for an urgent delegation to Turkey.

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HC 321: Severe Removal/Deportation Warning

24-08-2009 06:54

[This briefing if for general information only and must not be construed as a substantive legal explanation of HC 321. Please note, NCADC will not respond to any queries on HC321. If you think any of the information below affects you or members of your family, you must seek expert legal advice.]

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Weekly update from Calais

23-08-2009 14:58

Many arrests, one jungle destroyed and re-established, and riot police chased off...Read on for details about the past week in Calais.

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Women campaign against rape and torture in the iran-Islamic regime's prisons!

23-08-2009 11:04

According to the reports which have been published about the Islamic Republic's prisons, demonstrators arrested in the recent uprisings, particularly those in Kahrizak prison, have been raped in group, and banes and guards have put them under the worst medieval tortures. Many of the detainees, female or male, have died in rape rooms because they have been repeatedly raped and group raped and due to rupture of uterus or rectum and internal bleeding.
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