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On Monday 4th July we came back to Edinburgh from the peaceful and inspiring blockade of Faslane nuclear submarine base. On the way home when we got to Princes Street we saw a small crowd of people and a large number of riot police. We walked down Hanover Street unchallenged, as did dozens of other bystanders, curious about the assembled riot police who blocked off Princes Street on either side of the assembled group. We interviewed and filmed young protestors who were playing the Darth Vader tune on a kazoo and waving peace flags in front of a line of riot police. The atmosphere was relaxed. Some people were snoozing in the afternoon sun. Tourists were taking snapshots. Most of the people in the area were observers like ourselves.
How the police got the delegates out of the Edinburgh Sheraton Hotel
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at least 80 large police vehicles heading FAST up london rd towards town- the protesters herded into regent st best watch out!!
gonna kick off
John Mellor travelled to Burundi to meet the family of Richard Ndereyimana, one of the victims of the bloody attack on the "Titanic Express" bus, which was ambushed en route to Bujumbura on December 28th 2000, and in which Richard's fiancée, Charlotte Wilson, a British citizen, also died.
International solidarity campaign gets results
OutRage! backs call for Mehmet Tarhan's release
Write him letters of support, urges OutRage!
Max Sloan has a conversation author Lawrence ytzhak Braithwaite on witchhunts, gangs, terrorist, gentrifcation, crack and fear culture on Sad and Beautiful World/ fri 16 may 2003
Geldof compromised - asked for too little. The Protestors know that his failing to include militarism, human rights violations, environmental destruction ...contributes to the problem.
Here is an Alternative G8 Declaration that is more inclusive.
Joan Russow (PhD)
Global Compliance Research Project
ALTERNATIVE G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY
G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY
OPEN FOR SIGNATURES
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On Tuesday 5th July, the first wave of hillwalkers set off into the Ochil hills - walking for several hours to reach the peaks overlooking Gleneagles itself.
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Rudd is blunt about their original mandate. "The challenge was made sharply manifest by family first having adopted a 2004 election political posture that was no different from being a wholly owned subsidiary of the liberal party," Rudd says. "They preferenced the liberal party in almost every seat that counted."
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This is a 1,500 word report of the `Carnival for full enjoyment`
which took place in Edinburgh on Monday 4th July 2005. 12 labelled photos of the day are attached.
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David Beckham was present within the Golden Circle at Live8, Hyde Park... Beckham accepts huge amounts of 'sponsor' money from third world labour abusing corporations like Nike...
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Two mumies were seen distributing anti-capitalist material in the cities of Edinburgh -- July 5th, 17:30.
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We saw him from the bus and ran to interview him. It's difficult to tell from this short interview how deeply this man cares about Africa. To be honest he seems quite tired and a little strung out from Live8. Rather than comment he licked the camera.
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Report on my trip as Youth Worker with a group of 13- 16 year olds to the demo on Saturday
Some photos from the political living and meeting spaces in Edinburgh.
Liverpool social housing and local parks under threat.
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Local relatiate to Police taking over their town. Small Video not duplicate of earlier one.
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Posh & Becks were allowed into the Golden Circle at Live8 even though David Beckham accepts six figure sums of money from labour abusing corporations like Nike! What on earth is going on!!!