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UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive

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Grosvenor Square to be shut for bush

12-11-2003 15:37

Due to the visit of President Bush on the 19th November, there will be a
major security operation around Grosvenor Square. This will involve
off Grosvenor Square to both vehicles and pedestrians from 7am.

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Gay Youth Take on County Council

12-11-2003 14:57

LGBT Youth Converge on Maidstone
Lesbian, Gay, bisexual and Trans young people in Kent and accross the country are converging in Maidstone in anger at the County Council's congoing homophobic policies - in particular, iot's own replacement of SAection 28 which prevents homosexuality 'being promoted'.

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The life of Ahmad Batebi is in grave danger!

12-11-2003 01:54

Ahmad Batebi in danger!
Ahmad Batebi gained international fame and became the symbol of resistance against the dictatorship in Iran after his picture was published on the cover of The Economist during the student and popular uprisings against the Islamic regime in July of 1999. He has been abducted during a short medical break from Evin prison and his life is in serious danger.

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An American War-Wolf in London!

10-11-2003 22:04

An American War-Wolf in London
Hi folks, you are welcome to use this image on websites, posters, placards etc.
as part of the campaign to stop George W. Bush's state visit to London.

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West Papuans terrorised by Indonesian Special Forces

10-11-2003 18:05

Grinning TNI showing off Yustinus like trophy hunters
News is emerging of the TNI/Kopassus murdering 10 Papuans on Nov 5 including independence leader Yustinus Murib.

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Next Dosummat Meeting

10-11-2003 15:19

Next Dosummat meeting is 6pm, Wednesday November 12th at University of Manchester Student Union, MR2.

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10-11-2003 11:42

Liverpool is developing a gay village, but what will this really add to the lives of gay people in Liverpool? Gay villages began because of persecution, but I would argue that over time they have actually become oppressive rather than empowering. They have created a set of stereotypes for gay and bi people

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Knesset speaker on Palestine

09-11-2003 19:11

"Israel must choose between right and wrong"

This article is by Avraham Burg, speaker to Israel's parliament from 1999 to 2002 and an Israeli Labour Party member. This article, which first appeared in English in The Forward, was adapted by Burg from an article that appeared in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot and was translated by J. J. Goldberg.

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Save Charles

09-11-2003 14:23

Can Indimedia run a central column article to counter this homphobia surrounding Prince Charles.
Already many foreign news papers and web sites have screamed words like gay or faggot.
This is the case with most local news papers too. This attitude of being gay is wrong is not acceptable.
We need a voice of reason.

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Film screening at Spitz - Argentina

09-11-2003 13:35

This month In a continuation of the popular screenings at the Spitz – INDYMEDIA in collaboration with the ARGENTINA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN are showing four films based around the struggles that have taken place in recent times. Argentina may be economically deprived - Yet as these films show, the country is rich in human ingenuity, passion and resistance, as they unite in there struggles to overcome there recent trauma’s and search for a better way.

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"Saloniki 7" Support Demonstration in Thessaloniki, Friday 7th Nov

08-11-2003 19:44

W.O.M.B.L.E.S Presence in Thessaloniki's Demonstration
On Friday 7th November, around 2000 people demonstrated in downtown Thessaloniki insupport of the 7 anti-capilatist protesters that have been in jail since the Thessaloniki EU Summit of June 2003. Here there are some photos of the demonstration.

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photos from solidarity for 7 prisoners in athens

08-11-2003 17:27

massive anarchist demonstration in athens. The demonstration demanded the direct release of the 7 prisoners of thessaloniki.

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The Chomskybot Code: Conduct In the Time of Terror

08-11-2003 16:25

In spite of constant reassurances about the term "democracy" one is rarely allowed to criticize the country of Israel without suffering some punishing consequence for it. If you are a Jew you may survive the accusations of anti-Semitism but if you consistently express yourself online in any dissidence about Israel's current politick, you will probably not be immune to cyber attack.

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Urgent update from Thessaloniki prisoners

08-11-2003 13:37

All 5 hunger strikers are in hospital

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Bugger Prince Charles

07-11-2003 21:48

Buggered if I know what all the fuss is about. In these days of openly-gay bishops, who gives a toss if the Heir to the Throne bonks a butler or has cunnilingus with a corgi? We already know he wants to be re-incarnated as a tampon.

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photos from solidarity demo in Thessaloniki, free thessaloniki 7

07-11-2003 21:09

photos from today's demo in thessaloniki.

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'Saloniki 7' Legal Team Press Release.

07-11-2003 21:05

"Saloniki 7" Legal Team update from Friday 7th November.

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Making all trade Fair Trade - SP policy forum

07-11-2003 20:07

Summaries of the presentations on 'Making all trade Fair Trade' made at the Cambridge Simultaneous Policy Adopters Group meeting on 5 November are available at

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AUA - Lauda Air: Unions Call for Burma boycott

07-11-2003 17:25

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) affiliated unions are urging Austrian Airlines (AUA) subsidiary Lauda Air to terminate its air services to Burma. AUA is the only Eirpean airline to serve this country ruled by a brutal dictatorship.
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