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Mayday 2005 Video: Train to Hackney

03-05-2005 16:34

Videoclip taken from inside the train to Hackney central, quite surreally packed full with both police and protestors.

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US First "Lady" Reveals: GWB in Masturbation of Horse

03-05-2005 16:25

03 May 2005 Laura Bush showed the other side of the Sourthern Belle Saturday night (live) when she protrayed your Dear Leader, Pres. George W. Bush, as masturbating a male horse. What other kinds of animal husbandry do they practice down there on the farm?

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The AUT boycott and the rights of Israelis and Palestinians.

03-05-2005 15:39

Attempts to overturn the recent AUT boycott of Haifa University and Bar Ilan University, focus on the rights of Israelis at the cost of the rights of Palestinians. The ICj ruling on the Apartheid wall has come to nowt, now academics fight to ignore the Palestinian call for a boycott.

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Direct action defies fascist ASBOs in Derby

03-05-2005 15:27

The pigs have introduced Section 30 fascist anti-freedom orders, also known as area ASBOs, in various areas of Derby. None of these are "problem" areas in the usual sense; most are middle-class suburbs and satellite towns whose only "anti-social" problem is an infestation of whining bigots. In one area, local activists have carried out mass stickering to expose and attack the evil laws.

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Mayday 2005 Video: Highbury and Islington Station

03-05-2005 14:14

Videoclip showing visible aggrevation between police and protestors following an arrest made at Highbury and Islington station.

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03-05-2005 12:58

A family planning campaign that looks benign is marred by allegations of forced sterilisation on a wide scale.

By Malik Boboev, Galima Bukharbaeva and Yusuf Rasulov in Andijan and Tashkent.

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Bomb attacks on the rise as 'New Baath party' is born

03-05-2005 12:39

Flames and smoke rose over Baghdad from a blazing building after an explosion that was aimed at a police patrol killed six and wounded seven passers-by instead.

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Judge halts Abu Ghraib case to consider plea

03-05-2005 12:38

The US Army reservist Lynndie England, who appeared in some of the most notorious photographs associated with the torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of abuse. The judge adjourned the proceedings, however, to consider whether to accept the plea after the 22-year-old from West Virginia said that at the time she did not believe her actions were wrong.

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Palestine Film Festival: 1st - 4th May @ the mac

03-05-2005 09:55

West Midlands Palestinian Solidarity Campaign presents a Palestine Film Festival from May 1st - May 4th.

1st May Sun Arna's Children+short 8.00pm (1h 20m+9m)
2nd May Mon Hopefully for the Best 8.00pm (42m)
3rd May Tue In the 9th Month 8.00pm (1h 46m)
4th May Wed Ford Transit 8.45pm (1h 20m)

All the films will be screened at the Midlands Art Centre (mac)
The mac is in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B12 9QH. Tel: 0121 440 3838

Directions: From the city centre take one of the buses 45,45A,47,47A get off at Pershore Road / Edgbaston Road walk left through Edgbaston rd then turn right

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Mayday 2005 Photos: Train, Supermarket & Bubble

03-05-2005 09:50

Police build up at Highbury and Islington station
Some further pictures of Mayday 2005 @ Tesco.

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Bil'in and Homesh: A Tale of Two Demonstrations-

03-05-2005 05:35

Last Friday, two demonstrations were held in the occupied West Bank , just a few dozen kilometers apart. The shocking difference between the ways the two demonstrations were treated provides food for thought. An Israeli activist reports.

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Traveller forum audio from the 27th April 2005, Cambridge

02-05-2005 18:11

Voices from the Smithy Fen community.

9 mins edited audio and short report from the traveller forum on the 27th April 2005, Cambridge.

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More London Euromayday pics

02-05-2005 17:44

Police protect shoppers
After a short walk from Bethnal Green to Hackney (escorted by a couple of Special Branch chaps in their tasty blue flouro jackets), a group of precarious arrived to find a 24-hour Tescos being protected by the state's heavies.

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Downing street and Whitehall blockaded by refugees holding a 'Die In'.

02-05-2005 15:17

We're here!
Today over 200 human rights campaigners (most of them Sudanese refugees) blockaded Downing Street and part of Whitehall to protest over government inaction over the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Many of the demonstraters carried the names of some of the estimated 300,000 people that have been murdered during the ethnic cleansing or have died as a result of it. 3,000 people are dying in the region every week, thats 52 9/11s every year!

The Police were taken completely by surprise by the action and had no choice but to let it go ahead. They were outnumbered by about 20-1. There were no arrests.

The international community could easily act to stop what is a totally preventable trajedy of biblical proportions. This would cost a fraction of the money spent murdering 100,000 civilians in Iraq. But there is no oil in Darfur is there?

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Belmarsh Prisoner Stands For Election in Brent North

02-05-2005 12:34

Babar Ahmed, currently held in Belmarsh Prison without trial, is standing as a candidate for Brent North.

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Pictures of the London Mayday PRECARITY action.

02-05-2005 00:17

After a brief but meaningful visit to TESCOs in Hackney, a few hundred like minded individuals were herded onto the pavement outside the store and held in the sunshine for about one hour and a half. The arrests and aggressive behaviour by the Police were met by an equal amount of determination/dignity/solidarity by the protesters inside and outside of the cordon.
The demo was moved to London Fields were the party continued with the aid of the samba band.
There was more Police aggression resulting in more arrests and solidarity/resistance. Eventually the cops withdrew after an afternoon of unecessary provocation and bullying.
WELL DONE to everyone who turned out to protest, create, party and defy the intimidation.

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Radical local newspapers

01-05-2005 18:31

The Bristolian is a radical scandal sheet which currently distributes 5,000 copies a week. We'd like there to be more papers like this round the country so we're taking four months off to help set some up.....with your help!

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Space Hijacker Cricket

01-05-2005 18:07

As the TUC rallied in Trafalgar Square, just 200 metres up the road, something sinister was brewing...

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Pix of Critical Mass London, 11th Birthday Ride, Fri 29 Apr 05 - Set 1 of 2

01-05-2005 15:17

Peace, Justice and Fun
Static and from-the-saddle pictures of Critical Mass London's 11th Birthday Ride.

For permission to copy and use, see CopyLeft at the end of the story below the photos.
For a link to the other set of photos, see one of the comments at the foot of this page.
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