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Belgium Calling: Solidarity for Julian, Dhuratha and Matéo

20-03-2008 17:51

Once again we are appealing for international solidarity. This time, it is to secure the release of Julian, Dhuratha and three and a half year old Matéo Illiu from the nightmare they have been living, since the 30th October last year, in a detention centre in Steenokkerzeel in Belgium.

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Friends of Mohammed Isahq Ibrahimi

20-03-2008 16:31

He is currently detained in Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre and is due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Tuesday, 25th March at 20.30hr by Hamburg International Airlines 'Ethnic Charter Flight' PVT008 to Baku for onward transit on flight PVT085 to Kabul.

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Houseless on a Hillside

20-03-2008 15:45

House demolitions, near Yatta village south of Hebron in the West bank on the 19th march 2008.

The Christian Peacemaker Teams, a human rights action group based in the area telephoned the office of IMEMC (the International Middle East media Centre) in Beit Sahour near Bethlehem.

“Three houses belonging to Palestinian villagers are being destroyed by the Israeli army with bull dozers”

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Friends of Mohammed Isahq Ibrahimi

20-03-2008 14:58

He is currently detained in Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre and is due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Tuesday, 25th March at 20.30hr by Hamburg International Airlines 'Ethnic Charter Flight' PVT008 to Baku for onward transit on flight PVT085 to Kabul.

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MOVE Members Up Before The Parole Board

20-03-2008 13:14

MOVE is an organization formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia, in 1972 by John Africa. MOVE was described by CNN as "a loose-knit, mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname Africa, advocated a 'back-to-nature' lifestyle and preached against technology."

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Farnborough Airport given green light to expand

20-03-2008 13:09

Farnborough Airport has been given the go-ahead to double weekend and bank holiday flights.

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Stopping of benefits

20-03-2008 12:53

Many claimants are finding their benefits are being stopped on entirely bogus grounds. The intention being to force them off benefits. If they appeal, they usually win and get their benefits reinstated, but at what cost in terms of stress and peace of mind?

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Notts Peoples post offices still fighting despite cutbacks & government spite

20-03-2008 10:32

post office meeting
All is not lost, up to 50 councils are looking at running post offices& are checking Essex council who are leading the charge backed up by peoples post offices like Carrington which is leading the way in saying we can run them profitably ourselves if necessary, all we need is a small loan float of 18,000. Business plans are being built & another large carrington meet is planned in a month or so.All the MPs from both parties who voted with the government will lose votes & people will continue the fight to reopen our post offices in or out of central government control!

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On the Verge Screening scuppered by licensing laws!

19-03-2008 20:37

Police use 'grey area' licencing laws as a tool for censorship!

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Forum in support of Political Prisoners took place in Oaxaca

19-03-2008 19:37

From the 14 to the 16 of March a Forum to give a voice to political prisoners and spread awareness throughout the country took place in the city of Oaxaca.
During this forum we listened to the denunciations and testimonies of cases such as Atenco, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco where the injustice and the violence of the State manifest, whilst unjustly holding dozens of compañer@s prisoner.

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Action for squats and autonomous spaces in Nottingham

19-03-2008 17:28

On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of April, we are planning to answer the international call out for two days of demonstration, direct action, public information, street-party, squatting etc in defence of free spaces and for an anti-capitalist popular culture.

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19-03-2008 16:03

According to the boss and founder of a4e speaking on a BBC business programme last week, they are the unemployed best friend, they 'help' the unemployed back into work!

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Break the Silence (about the arrests in Bologne, Italy)

19-03-2008 14:29

Saturday 13th October 2007 at around 4am: a girl is sleeping in piazza Verdi in Bologna (northern Italy). Police on patrol decide that the girl's behaviour is 'abnormal' and must be corrected by compulsory sanitary treatment (TSO), which means internment in a psychiatric hospital and forced administration of psychotropic drugs. The cops call the ambulance while keeping the girl under their custody against her will.

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Talking About Cannabis ... Time to bring 'em down

19-03-2008 10:24

Talking about cannabis want to:

Introduce drug testing in schools
Reclassify cannabis as class B
End harm minimisation drugs education

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Greece: General strike against the reform of the social insurance system

19-03-2008 02:30

We resist to the soldout of the Electr.Co and the demise of our insurance fund
A huge mobilization is being organized for today in Greece, as most of the workers' and employees' unions have declared a general strike against the upcoming reform of the social insurance system. Electricity cuts, garbage all around the streets and occupied universities form an image of total outrage for the draft law, which is about to be voted on Thursday.

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Tibetan march

18-03-2008 17:42

an email from a friend is attempting to raise awareness of a march to Tibet by exiles...text below

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Demonstration HMP Holloway in memory of Jamie pearce

18-03-2008 17:33

On the 16th of Jan 2008, Pauline Campbell led a demonstration outside HMP Holloway in memory of prisoner Jamie Pearce, who was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted death,whilst in the care of HMP Holloway.

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Demo Callout: April 12th Manchester: Freedom of Movement and Autonomous Spaces

18-03-2008 14:41

On the evening of Saturday 12 April 2008, there will be a demonstration and street party in Manchester for the FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR ALL and to DEFEND AUTONOMOUS SPACES. This forms part of the international days of action in defence of autonomous spaces that have been called for this weekend (

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The Crisis In Scottish Prison Service Industries

18-03-2008 12:59

Scottish Prison Service Industries have fallen on hard times recently - sales are plummeting and staff are leaving in their droves. Given the deafening silence in the mainstream media we at CAPS thought you might like to find out just what is really happening.

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Nottinghamshire Zapatista Solidarity

18-03-2008 01:28

Does Notts have a Zapatista solidarity group - if not lets start one!!
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