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The Butcher's Apron

23-12-2007 20:32

The real difference between the parties is minuscule but significant. The Democrats have become the party of traditional imperialism spearheaded by Brzezinski, Holbrooke, Albright and the other guardians of Empire. These are the master-puppeteers who operate behind the scenes for their well-heeled benefactors. Their focus is mainly on Central Asia; controlling resources from the Caspian Basin, “pacifying” Afghanistan, rallying the EU to a greater role in NATO, and continuing the apocryphal “war on terror” into infinity. It's the Great Game redux.

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Demonstration Defends Freedom Of Protest

23-12-2007 15:03

On Monday this week, Merseyside Police arrested and assaulted an animal rights activist outside Cricket on Mathew Street, a shop that sells fur products. This followed an incident where a Bolton activist was found guilty on a 'section five' for photographing cops on a demo. So yesterday afternoon, around twenty of us showed solidarity and supported the regular Saturday picket of the Cricket store, and scored a bizarre victory over an aggressive and incompetant police presence.

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We Own The Streets - Freedom of Assembly day of action 12th January

23-12-2007 12:01

At a public meeting on the 2nd December, we collectively decided it was time for a campaign for the freedom to assemble in the UK. This was in response to continued police repression and the Government's consultation 'Managing Protest around Parliament', which proposes giving the police powers to censor the content of banners and placards, and that the laws about restrictions and notifications which currently apply to marches should be extended to static demonstrations. This is what has already happened in the 'SOCPA zone' around Parliament.

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France: police lies about Villiers le Bel

23-12-2007 10:02

riot inVilliers le Bel
The youth and the rest of the inhabitants of Villiers-le-Bel in the Paris northern suburbs had good reason not to believe what the authorities asserted as the cause of death of the young boys Larami and Moushin at the end of November, killed in a collision with a police car.

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Khoodeelaar! No to Crossrail hole Bill - objection to be put to 'House of Lords

22-12-2007 20:32

On 8 January 2008, the UK Upper Chamber ['House of Lords] 'select committee' on the 'Crossrail Bill' starts receiving formal objections to the 'Bill'. That Bill has just been 'sent' there by the 'Lower House' [=] the 'House of Commons' which gave it the 'Third Reading'. Khoodeelaar! is organising a series of formal objections to be put to that ‘committee’ against the contents and the purpose of the ‘Crossrail Bill’. The background is that constitutional campaigning CAN produce results. May be not all that is wanted. But the Khoodeelaar! campaign against Crossrail hole Bill track record shows that we have had some results. It is a matter of serious consideration whether the same outcome would have been available had we stayed inactive, silent and casual and ‘hoped’ for the part-time, media-fixated ‘faces’ occupying any number of public positions [fetching them handsome cash remuneration and other benefits] in the name of the East End to make the odd, publicity-oriented utterances…

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BNP delegation on Russian neo-nazi march

22-12-2007 20:11

BNP on holiday
Antifa has received some interesting photos of the BNP doing a bit of
international networking; these are from the Russian ultra-right's annual
big day out, when a couple of thousand neo-nazis and ultranationalists
march through Moscow on "National Unity Day" (November 5th).

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Merry Christmas

22-12-2007 18:07

But what is really Christmas if we cannot share a moment of peace and love with those who are close to us ?

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Urgent solidarity needed with 4F anarchist prisoners in Barcelona

22-12-2007 08:21

Barcelona 4F prisoners 7-11 Jan trial & Resistance

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Khoodeelaar! Manifesto for ‘elections’ May 2007 London free from CrossRail hole

21-12-2007 16:42

Crassrail hole plot backing propaganda outfit for the Big Business interests 'London First' has just publicized its alleged manifesto for London. It is promoting the City of London and their stogies on the GLA.
They will not support the people of London or the communities and areas that are targeted and affected by the CrossRail hole plot.

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G8 2008: Japanese Call Out and latest planning update

21-12-2007 11:32

The G8 Summit will take place between the 7th and 9th of July. Our action days will begin on the 1st of July. There will be a series of themed demos in Sapporo during succeeding four days. July 5th shall be the day of mass rally and demo in Sapporo. We propose to make it the international day of action, calling a simultaneous protest in different cities of the world. During the three days of the Summit we are planning mass direct action at sites near Lake Toya.

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Uhuru Movement member arrested - International call-in to the jail tonight!

21-12-2007 06:46

Valerie Sanders, a member of the Uhuru Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida, US, is being held at the Pinellas County jail on false charges of grand theft. She is being framed by Boley Centers, Inc. because she spoke out after being fired for her affiliation with the Uhuru Movement.

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No room at the Inn for George William and Family

21-12-2007 06:04

George William
George William and family fled from Pakistan after years of harassment and persecution because of their Christian beliefs. The family are currently detained in Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre, awaiting removal to Karachi on Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK0788 from Heathrow Airport, at 17:00 on Sunday 23rd December.

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Legal Threat --- An End To Human Liberties

21-12-2007 00:44

Citizens of Ireland are suffering from a cruel and destructive ideology among the legal fraternity which is nurturing a very dangerous breed of solicitor who can at will, incriminate people without trial, without evidence,and without notice.

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rampART losses possesion case but buys two more weeks

20-12-2007 22:37

Today the rampART social centre lost in court against a claim for possession. A possession order will now be granted although not until the 3rd Jan 2008.

Text 'follow londonscn' to 07624801423 then reply with a name as instructed.

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Liberty City 7 Verdict Announced

20-12-2007 22:21

Government frame-up of Liberty City 7 is set back by jury

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9/11 Truth Manifesto

20-12-2007 20:13

For evidence that America’s political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie. Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event. It endures in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government.

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Liverpool Vigil To Support Freedom Of Protest

20-12-2007 17:01

There is a candlelit demo on Saturday 22nd at Cricket, Mathew Street 1-3pm in support of animal welfare and human rights/civil liberties, in particular to support a fellow activist from Bolton who was recently found guilty of section 5 for photographing police officers for evidence gathering purposes during an incident at Cricket and fined £500. What happened to me this week only further strengthens the need for as many people as possible to attend and stand up against the oppressive behaviour of the police who seem hellbent on stifling legal protest. I really feel that this campaign is becoming as much about defending what little right to protest we are still 'allowed' as much as Cricket selling fur. It would be great if people could bring placards highlighting the human rights aspect of the demo.

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Burslem postal workers strike over Christmas

20-12-2007 16:33

Postal workers at the Burslem delivery office start industrial action in a dispute over the suspension of 12 colleagues.

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Wales: Paramedics in unofficial overtime ban

20-12-2007 16:32

Ambulance crews covering south east Wales are refusing to work any overtime for four weeks to highlight staff shortages in the service.

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Struggle in Spanish FIES units for anarchists Antonio and Rafa

20-12-2007 12:33

Since some time, in the new maxi-prison of Puerto III, several FIES prisoners are struggling to expose the brutal conditions in the isolation wings of Puerto III. Some communiques about this have been spread recently.
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