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County Mayo solidarity benefit gig - Saturday night

11-11-2005 11:21

MAYO ANTI SHELL ACTIVISTS: speaking tour & benefit party with Veggie Café, Irish Coffee, Bar and music.

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Oppose the state of emergency in France!

10-11-2005 16:54

Though the french government has enabled the cities to declare the state of emergency the rebellion continued in more than 200 french cities and towns last night... Also in Germany and Belgium cars burned again...

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US Voter blocks polls

10-11-2005 13:31

This is the story of the actions of a man who not only is sick of the Government, but the entire process by which the are elected.

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Prisons campaigner arrested outside Holloway.

10-11-2005 10:33

Waiting for the prisoner transport.
In 2003 Sarah Elizabeth Campbell took an overdose in her cell in Styal Prison. Despite her rapidly worsening condition the Prison authorities waited 40 minutes to call an ambulance. When it arrived it was held at the Prison gates for a further eight minutes. Sarah lost consciousness and died in hospital a few hours later. Pauline Campbell was informed of her daughter’s death by the Police by phone.

Ever since this tragedy Pauline has tirelessly campaigned for the rights of women prisoners. On Wednesday she took her unique form of protest to Holloway Prison which has just seen yet another suicide by a prisoner.

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The Bush Staff Goes To Morals Class

10-11-2005 04:03

Ethics and morals and the under reported Larry Franklin.

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remember saro-wiwa

10-11-2005 01:05

in november 1995, nigerian writer and activist, ken saro-wiwa, and 8 of his colleagues were executed by the military regime for campaigning against the devastation of the niger delta by oil multi-national shell. yesterday, demonstrators dropped nine nooses infront of the shell uk headquarters on the south bank to highlight the anniversary and highlight the current struggle on the north west of ireland, where shell is set to transform a remote conservation area into an environmental disaster zone with public health and safety implications.

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Welcome to Iraq

10-11-2005 00:15

Amongst the bloodshed, continued occupation, high levels of illiteracy and malnutrition among Iraqi children, it has now been decided that Iraqs future lies with a wide range of Mickey Mouse ideas, which are being projected by the US backed Iraqi government.

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12th consequent night - evaluation

09-11-2005 23:22

It's a strange experience, but I'm sure quite familiar to many: a hidden war, one you constantly hear about without seeing.

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International day of action against the Wall

09-11-2005 20:54

Despite the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in July 2004, the building of the wall around Palestine, or through Palestinian land, is speeding up.

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Zimbabwe - Behind Bars For Fighting Poverty - Call for Solidarity

09-11-2005 19:38

Yesterday was a day of action against poverty, a day the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions declared a day to march against the poverty killing workers. Activists demonstrated at High Glen Shopping Centre, toyi toying and distributing revolutionary pamphlets against poverty while hundreds gathered in town to march. Over 24 hours after the arrest of about 120 demonstrators in the city centre and the lawyers are still told that arresting officers have not finished preparing papers for the arrested. Last night most of them were transferred from Harare Central to Chitungwiza and Dema holding cells 25 & 30 km outside Harare.

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Jericho Community Boatyard Theatre Night

09-11-2005 16:34

Boatyard Theatre Night 20 Nov / 'Ramlin Rose' a play on canal life at the turn of the century / Jericho Community Boatyard / Sunday 8pm £6/£3 concessions / Email: / Web: / St Barnabas Church/07958130805

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A strategy for the antiwar-camp and other ramblings

09-11-2005 16:23

A little piece on the terrorism bill set to be voted on soon and how I think will should respond to any inquiry into the handling of the war.

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Oxford Arms Trade Investments Exposed

09-11-2005 15:40

Outside St Johns - A College with Almost £2,000,000 in the 6 Biggest Arms Firms
The Oxford University Socially Responsible Investment Campaign today took a walking tour of the top University Arms Trade Investors to expose the millions of pounds of University money invested in Arms...

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Demonstration against First bus fare rises

09-11-2005 14:47

"We Want Our Buses Back!" is a broad-based campaign against bus fare rises and cuts in services. WWOBB has called a protest demonstration for Saturday 19th November, the day First implement their fourth fare rise this year.The march assembles at 11am at City Hall, Barkers Pool.

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Over 100 school children rally in Wigan

09-11-2005 10:17

Wigan School Kids
Over 100 school children took part in a rally last Saturday 5th November 2005 to demand five of their class-mates are brought back from Uganda.

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Riots in France, Belgium, Germany

09-11-2005 10:13

Last nights the massive riots continued.

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Federation of Teddy Protestors storm Parliament

08-11-2005 23:50

Federation of Teddy Protesters assemble
On the Sunday 6th November the Federation of Teddy Protestors (FTP) staged a protest picnic in Parliament Square in support of their furless friends the Parliament Square Picnickers. The picnic was attended by Teddy affinity groups from across Europe including the Pooh Crew and the Soft Toy Solidarity Movement. All groups are committed to freedom of speech and freedom assembly and agree that the best way to defy the draconian SCOPA (2005) legislation is through direct action. Not content with 'fluffy' protests, a proposal to storm parliament and reclaim the commons was agreed an acted on.

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Global Capitalism: the Scourge of Democracy

08-11-2005 18:37

global capitalism is an economic Colt 45 for the times

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Rushmoor councillors guilty!

08-11-2005 16:30

Three Rushmoor councillors – Sue Dibble, Charlie Fraser-Flemming and Roger Kimber – have been found guilty by the Standards Board of influencing a planning decision where they had a clear prejudicial interest.

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Weekend flights to double at Farnborough?

08-11-2005 16:22

TAG Aviation have applied to double the number of weekend and bank holiday flights at Farnborough Airport from 2,500 per annum to 5,000 per annum.
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