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On Sunday 15th May Sheffield Dissent invites you to learn more about the upcoming G8 summits (15th to 17th June in Sheffield and 6th to 8th July in Gleaneagles, Scotland) in a day of information, workshops and laughter...
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on the eve of the general election, locks in leeds were glued up with quick metal to help sabotage the democratic system.
As usual, this will take place in Warwick Hall, in the beautiful Cotswold town of Burford. More details can be found on the Levellers website at www.levellers.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01865 249336. There is reasonable public transport from Oxford, but do plan in advance, and bring an umbrella as it's mainly outdoors.Please note that one of the main speakers, Tahrir Swift from Arab Media Watch, is unable to come and instead we will have her colleague Judith Brown.
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Crystal Ball was an amazing night of delicious Food by Veggies, great music from the people who organise Demo Club including Jazz, acoustic and others as well as a film area, dance performances and even a Bush & Blair casino!! Held at the Marcus Garvey Centre on Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham
Australian Government Welfare Agency, Centrelink, caught out falsifying documents & withholding vital evidence in Court Cases - Documented proof on website same Government Department wants SHUT DOWN
The 2005 G8 Summit is rapidly approaching. Tens of thousands of pounds are still required to be able to provide food, accommodation and infrastructure necessary to support those coming to take action! Start organising benefits, donating money (money can now be donated direct via the Dissent! website - www.dissent.org.uk - or paid into a bank account - again, see www.dissent.org.uk for into)
A report on 3 days of events celebrating May Day in Birmingham, 2005.
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Thoughts on the UK election-night media spectacle, with specific reference to Jeremy Paxman's interview with George Galloway, the Galloway victory in an east London constituency, and the candidacy of Reg Keys against Tony Blair in Sedgefield. (As posted to uk.politics.misc and other Usenet newsgroups).
Next Anti roads and Runways Meeting: May 7th, 10:30 AM
The SUMAC Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7 6HX. 08454 589595
This July, the G8 — the heads of state of the world’s most powerful countries — will be meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland. Whilst Blair’s government talks of tackling climate change, it’s imposing a huge new road-building programme, and massive airport expansions. While G8 leaders talk of relieving poverty in the global south, they uphold a financial system that creates global famine, military repression and social and environmental breakdown.
People in Leeds are organising and will be going to Scotland
My name is Emile Youmbie De Souzato; I was born in Yaounde capital of Cameroon on 31/01/77 and was raised by my mother as my father left us when I was very young. We lived in a poverty stricken area and were eventually forced to live on the streets, as my mother was unable to support us financially. I was bullied as a child and tried to earn money to support us but it was very hard.
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From dodgy dossiers to dodgy ballots...
Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, has been re-elected with a reduced majority amid warnings of widespread electoral fraud in his Blackburn constituency.
At a public meeting in the town's cathedral, the Liberal Democrat and Conservative candidates accused the Foreign Secretary's supporters of rigging ballots to keep Labour in power.
It is extremely impolite to offer the left hand for a hand shake or to wave a greeting as this implies rubbing the "unhygienic residue" of the left hand on the person being waved to. So when one sees unpleasant people...
Proposed timetable for tomorrow's direct action training for DSEI and G8.
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A funeral procession for civil liberties, dressed in Guantanamo style uniforms and led by the Grim Reaper in chains, joined Lancaster's May Day celebrations to point out the decline of civil liberties in the UK including internment, deportation and repression of protest.
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It was all a bit last minute but activists in Balsall Heath managed to get 200 A2 anti-election posters out fly-posted in the area. We didn’t manage to get round to taking down the ‘Vote for me’ boards up the lampposts as we normally do, but there’s still time to do that, so that we have boards ready to put up lampposts next time, obviously with our own designs on.
The Hate Mail. You are being lied to about asylum seekers. This Spoof newspaper is aimed at those sympathetic to the issues facing refugees but who need more info to help them become active in this area.