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Tues 28th March. Mass Strike in Britain and General Strike in France.

21-03-2006 00:08

Tuesday 28th March 2006 will see 1.5 Million workers strike to defend pensions. On the same day there will be a General Strike in France as part of the uprising against the CPE.

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Sainsbury's discrimination against law abiding teenagers

20-03-2006 22:26

Sainsbury’s store in Oswestry, Shropshire, UK has taken the decision to put a blanket ban on all children wearing The Marches School uniform.

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Update : French Uprising, General Strike, Protester in Coma

20-03-2006 22:14

French unions and student bodies have today official called for a general strike and massive protests throughout France on 28th March 28 to pressure the government to withdraw the new CPE law that removes existing rights from young workers.

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More horror in Palestine as Israeli 'defence' forces shot to death 8yr old girl

20-03-2006 19:56

Associated Press reported that eight-year-old Akbar Zayed was on her way to a clinic to have stitches removed from her chin when she was gunned down by a barrage of Israeli 'defence' forces. The IDF raid left behind demolished homes, damaged cars, three hospitalised and a family devastated by the death of a little girl. It was meant to be a raid to arrest 'fugitives' the army claimed were holed up in a house. However the people to end up being shoot in the West Bank village of Yamoun were those in a taxi going to the clinic in the adjacent street.

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20-03-2006 17:24

On the 31st of March, the support group for the prisoners from the 4th of February (the 3 south american squatters arrested, beaten, and now being charged with the attempted murder of a copper here in barcelona) are asking everyone who can to pay a visit to your friendly local spanish embassy or consolate....

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Tues: Solidarity Vigil outside Judicial Review for ex-UK residents in Guantanamo

20-03-2006 16:19

The Judicial Review into British government ministers’ responsibility towards 3 former-British residents held at the US base in Guantanamo Bay will be held at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, from tomorrow (Tues 22nd) to Thursday 24th March, starts at 9.30am each day. Supporters are gathering outside from tommorrow morning. Please come to show your solidarity.

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M1 Widening? Multi occupational bridges!

20-03-2006 15:10

A small dedicated (hard core!) group of Sheffield ( hit 3 Motor way bridges between junctions 30 and 32 of the M1 early this morning.

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20-03-2006 07:47

Alex S. Gabor publishes his fourth installment of his internationally syndicated column "Soros and Me!" and discusses U.S. - China Relations, Soro's early career in London, and his own personal obsession with pennies and his Uncle George Soros.

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Mindwalk 34: Axis of Liars

20-03-2006 07:34

Bush, Cheney, Rice. Rummy gets alot of the limelite, so we'll have a go without him, just this once. We start out with a bit from prime time TV. ABC's Boston Legal of all places. Next Bush's bold face lie about
Iran IED's followed by a few of our favorite lies of old from Dick. New lies fresh from Condies visit to Australia thanks to Martin at Nim FM down under.

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Communique from Ecuador

20-03-2006 01:52

road bloc
To the country and to the world.

Translated statements from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, that have initiated a country-wide uprising "for life and self-determination".

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Tyneside Report - March 18th Protest Against Iraq War

20-03-2006 00:19

On 18 March members and supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Group (RCG) and its newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! mounted a lively protest in the centre of Newcastle, as part of the international day of action against the continuing occupation of Iraq.

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Why Paris is burning

19-03-2006 16:31

When the explanation was given that: "When one easily fires working people, it's resulting in more jobs." - all human beings with common sense first shook their heads in disbelief, and now shake their fists at those French ministerial crooks advocating this nefarious nonsense.

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That it should come to this … fear and loathing on the swp march

19-03-2006 13:04

should’ve known, I really should. I mean when it comes to cynical, piss taking of this merry band of useless marching muppets I’m the worst offender… but somehow, well the glorious events taking place in France, the line of mounted riot cops I saw leaving Islington nick on my way there, well it got my blood running, got my hopes up that this day would be more than the usual impotent trot through London, that perhaps, just perhaps this would be the day that something might happen.

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19-03-2006 11:46

Personal account of the anti-war rally at Trafalgar Square in London and comment on the Stop the War movement.

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Countryside Properties - illegal flyposting danger to cyclists...

19-03-2006 09:26

Countryside Properties Mayfield development unlawful flyposting...
Rochdale has a problem with illegal flyposting on street furniture next to its busiest roads. Many of the culprits are building companies directing drivers to new multi-million pound developments.

Safety groups are concerned that drivers can be distracted by the illegal signs. Cyclists have expressed particular concern about Countryside Properties PLC advertising its Mayfield housing development.

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Tony Blair Too Afraid to Come to Brum

18-03-2006 23:17

About 100 protesters gathered in front of Mathew Boulton College on 16 March, 2006, to give Tony Blair a warm welcome. The Prime Minister was meant to visit the recently built College in Birmingham for its official opening. The visit, however, was cancelled at the last minute and the PM did not show up, presumably to avoid the embarrassment he had experienced at Nottingham University earlier this year. Or perhaps he was too shy to appear in public after the embarrassing education vote earlier this week. Apart from the college's few security guards, there was very little police presence: only one van!

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Rioting Breaks Out in France After CPE Demos (Paris)

18-03-2006 21:34

There was some trouble in Paris but so far isolated. At Le Place de la Nation police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths who fought with police. The clashes lasted for around two hours. Around 14 arrests reported. 12 protestors and 4 police injured. Later reports speak of 50+ arrests though this is unclear if it's Paris or a national total for today.

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The call to action, March 18th 2006

18-03-2006 18:14

Back in January the Assembly of the Social Movements, and the World Social Forum being held in Venezuela, issued the following call to action...

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Over One Million on Streets Protesting Against CPE In France!

18-03-2006 17:23

First major estimate's of today's massive french protests put the figure above one million. Le Figaro is reporting that unions believe well over a million are now demonstrating against the CPE labour reform on the streets of France.

The Agency France Presses is now quoting organisers as giving a figure of 1,145,000 people...
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