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Airport workers suspend hunger strike

12-04-2008 16:08

Airport workers suspend hunger strike after union gives guarantees that their demands will be met.

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Thereasa an eyewitness to the repression.

12-04-2008 14:21

Thereasa Perez Mendez explains what happened during the repression.
Theresa Peres Mendez explains why she and other women from San Isidro Aloapam chose to defend the forest from armed paramilitaries at considerable personal risk.

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Press Conference by CIPO-RFM at the their Oaxaca headquarters.

12-04-2008 14:07

Dolores of CIPO-RFM addresses the media.
Before we travelled up into the mountains to the threatened forest, CIPO-RFM gave a press conference to explain the nature of the dispute and also to highlight the serious repression that they have been experiencing for a number of years. It took place at their headquarters in Oaxaca city. Many representatives from the Mexican corporate media were present but nothing that the CIPO people had to say was reported in the mainstream press. The local Indymedia did give the event a good write up and also attended the Encuentro (gathering) in the mountain village of San Isidro Aloapam.

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Entering the threatened Forest in Oaxaca.

12-04-2008 14:01

The companero gives us his account of what has happened.
Upon entering the forest one of the villagers gave us some of the history of the region as well as the recent events which had ended so violently for the local people. Visitors were encouraged to ask questions and verify any facts about the situation which were unclear. The forest itself is breathtaking and stretches up the mountain as far as the eye can see. The companero gave a pretty detailed account of what happened during the repression and also named the man believed to be responsible for the confrontation to begin with and the deaths that resulted from it.

We were also shown a tree that had been placed across the road by the villagers from San Isidro Aloapam. Its purpose was to stop armed paramilitaries from the nearby town of San Miguel from attacking the village by road in pickup trucks. The closure of the road has added over an hour to the journey made by villagers wishing to reach Oaxaca city.

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israel 'celebrates' 60 years of illegal military occupation of palestine

12-04-2008 12:28

This year marks 60 years of the creation of the state of Israel resulting in the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Arab Palestinians and the destruction over 400 of their villages. There are a number of disgraceful events planned by Zionist groups who do not represent the majority of British Jews or Israelis. These are mainly happening in London and Manchester in next few months, ignoring the reality of the ongoing illegal military occupation of Palestine.

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Squatters In Tabloid Paper Shocker

12-04-2008 11:14

Mesho front page
MESHO, a spoof paper has been produced for the weekend of squatted autonomous spaces happening in cities across Britain (and everywhere else), this weekend.

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Nottingham New Squat Occupied: Day 2

12-04-2008 00:18

The new squat, which has been occupied as part of the weekend of action for free culture and squatted autonomous spaces has been successfully taken. The place is listed grade II building, but is uncared for, decrepit and in much need of renovations. Squatters having moved in, were yesterday and today, doing much tidying, fixing, washing, sweeping and preparing.

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New Project Meeting | Sat 12th April, 1-3pm | All Welcome

11-04-2008 22:23

Making UK Human Rights Compliant by 2012

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Kirkby Nan's Planning War!

11-04-2008 20:33

Which plan do you prefer?

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Asking Wallace Art Collection not to accept Total Blood Money

11-04-2008 15:19

The group again visited the Wallace Art Collection at Hertford House, Manchester Square, London on April 9th. They have been considering accepting money from the French oil company, Total that is the largest western sponsor of the brutal military junta in Burma and whose pipeline was built with slave labour. Total seeks to whitewash its dirty image by associating with the Arts.

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Nottingham New Squat Occupied: opp. Galleries of Justice

11-04-2008 13:28

The new squat, which has been occupied as part of the weekend of action for free culture and squatted autonomous spaces has been successfully taken. The place is listed grade II building, but is uncared for, decrepit and in much need of renovations. Squatters having moved in, were today doing much tidying, fixing, washing, sweeping and preparing.

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Climate Action Movement Building - Sat 19th

11-04-2008 11:57

A day of networking, skillsharing and organising Saturday 19th April, Sheffield, 10am - 5pm

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Around the Campaigns Friday 11th April

11-04-2008 11:20

Vera Manda Kunde and Kenni Musada Back home in Leicester
Amidst all the trouble in Yarl's Wood yesterday, some good news. Vera had a bail hearing by video link with Birmingham immigration court and was granted bail.

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Justice For Ama Sumani / Demonstration in her Memory

11-04-2008 10:56

Saturday 19th April 2008
Assemble 1:00pm
Nye Bevan Statue
Queen Street

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Bristolians take part in International homelessness/squatters action day

11-04-2008 10:24

A vacant city centre building, the Little Theatre in Colston Street, was occupied this morning by homeless Bristolians as part of a co-ordinated day of action round the world.

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Another TOTAL demo in Chester

11-04-2008 07:52

Completely empty forecourt
Members and supporters of Wrexham Women for Peace and Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum visited the TOTAL petrol station in Hoole, Chester again last night as part of the continuing calls for TOTAL to get out of Burma.

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New Ungdomshus agreement in Copenhagen

10-04-2008 22:52

The new building
At the last Monday meeting of the Ungdomshusets, consensus was reached to agreeing to an offer of a new building in Northwest of Copenhagen on Dortheavej 61.

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Struggles And Riots Against The High Cost Of Living In West Africa

10-04-2008 22:05

Demo in Abidjan
After demonstrations and riots in Burkina Faso and the bloody repression of the riots (perhaps 200 dead) and demonstrations by young people and workers in Cameroon at the end of February (a hasty justice pronounced hundreds of judgments against the young people, sometimes rounded up randomly, of years in prison), it is the turn of the Ivory Coast and Senegal to undergo demonstrations, struggles and... repression.

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Squatters Estate Agents Opens In London

10-04-2008 17:07

Squatters Estate Agents, putting people places
As part of the Space Is The Place - Side Stepping The Property Ladder series of events taking place in various London autonomous spaces over the weekend of the 11th and 12th April, a squatters estate agents has been set up.
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