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02-11-2006 14:46British police try to arrest one of the two Iranian refugees who applied to have Khatami arrested under Section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1998.
02-11-2006 13:54On Wednesday night, London activists threw red paint to symbolise the blood of the people of Oaxaca on the walls, stairs and doors of the Mexican Embassy
02-11-2006 13:39Francisco Santos Vice-President of Colombia has come to Britain to launch a publicity campaign against the Curse of Cocaine. He is targeting cocaine users in adverts paid for by European governments and has already appeared at events in Birmingham, Basingstoke and a press conference in London yesterday. The Colombia Solidarity Campaign states that Santos is involved in a well funded and carefully prepared attempt to manipulate public opinion, deflecting attention way from his own government’s responsibility in a conflict that has generated the worst human rights violations in the western hemisphere.
02-11-2006 10:52On Sunday 29 October, Mexican federal state forces stormed the centre of Oaxaca in a bid to end the occupation of the central plaza (the zócalo) and re-take government and media buildings, occupied by popular forces since June. A number of militants have been killed or injured and dozens arrested. On Monday, 50,000 demonstrated in Mexico City in protest against the repression.
02-11-2006 07:32Thirteen actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in October 2006, according to the November issue of CrisisWatch.
this thursday evening (2nd November), from 8pm...
01-11-2006 16:44Guardian Nov 1...
The NHS's centralised and computerised syetem 'Spine' poses a very real threat of breaches of confidentiality of health records and raises the spectre of other agencies getting a view too..
01-11-2006 14:37War is the Answer (Ode to ‘democracy’)
Give me your poor, your tired, your hungry,
I’ll piss on ‘em, rape, and kill ‘em
That’s what your statutes of bigotry mean
Bomb ‘em back to the stone age
and devastate their lands is really what
your democracy means.
01-11-2006 14:23The eight people arrested at the demonstration held outside the Mexican Embassy in London on the 30th of October, have just been released today wednesday 1st November.
01-11-2006 13:07Around 100 people gathered today (01/11/06) in front of the Mexican embassy in Berlin to demonstrate solidarity with the resistance movement in Oaxaca, Mexico and to demand an end to the police and (para-)military brutality which has left at least seven dead and over a hundred injured.
01-11-2006 12:05OutRage! challenges Met Police etc to arrest Iran's former President Khatami rather than honour him on his visit to London (and Edinburgh)
01-11-2006 11:11We were quite rude about this event last year (1), but perhaps we're mellowing with age so we'll give it a plug. This Saturday (4/11) sees a march and rally against climate change beginning at the US embassy at midday (2) and then heading down to Trafalgar Square for a rally with the usual (probably quite dull) speakers and a vague promise of some tunes. (3)