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Direct Action Germany: 17th-19th December

27-12-2008 16:20

19/12/08: Unknown persons set on fire two luxury cars, Berlin
19/12/08: Unknown persons set on fire two luxury cars, Berlin
19/12/08: Luxury Condo-project attacked, Berlin
18/12/08: Colour attack on fashist shop, Nuremberg
17/12/08: Tank redesigned, Colbitz-Letzinger Heide
17/12/08: Colour to police station, Mannheim

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Strategic Importance of HLS in the broader anticapitalist fight

27-12-2008 10:39

Row of police guarding HLS
The campaign to shut down HLS has become a "meeting engagement"-a battle neither side can afford to lose. Here is what the pro-vivisection "Foundation for Biomedical Research" (or FBR) had to say in their 2006 "illegal incidents report" about the importance of the campaign to close Huntingdon "Life" Sciences (HLS)

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eMacambini: Holding onto Paradise

27-12-2008 09:14

In eMacambini, South Africa, ten thousand Zulu families face eviction to make way for a Dubai funded Zulu themepark....

Their struggle against the themepark, supported by the militant shack dweller's movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, has been met with severe police violence. Peter Machen reports on why people are determined to resist forced removal.

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Gun and Quarantine Fears over Camden "Super Virus Lab" - Army letters

27-12-2008 01:16

There are plans to build a "Super Virus Lab" in Camden. This has been opposed by locals, councillors, MPs, MI5 etc on safety grounds. In the event of virus leak, as happened at government facility Pirbright there is the very real chance that the soldiers at Regents Park Barracks would have to either evacuate or quarntine the area. Please write to them and ask them to oppose planning permission.

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A letter from the political prisoner Herman Wallace - 36 years in solitary.

26-12-2008 23:01

A letter from Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 about being held in the dungeon at Louisana State Prison. Herman is a black panther who has spent the last 36 years in solitary confinment for his revolutionary beliefs.

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Santa Claus, a Colonial Tradition - Tune in Sunday

26-12-2008 18:09

Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela discusses Sinter Klaas (Santa Claus) and Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) and the continuing colonial celebration of African oppression on

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Antifascist graffiti

26-12-2008 17:45

In December 2008, a graffiti commemorating seven murdered antifascists was sprayed in Bochum, Germany, by the local antifascist groups Azzoncao and AJB.
This multilingual article documents the tagging-process (photos) and the groups’ statement.

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Rwanda: No Conspiracy, No Genocide Planning....No Genocide?

26-12-2008 08:39

ICTR-ADAD Defence Counsel Peter Erlinder says that there was no "genocide" in Rwanda as mainstream media have led us to believe. If he is right and I think he is, then we will have to totally re-evaluate the lies we've been told about Rwanda in the same way we have about Iraq.

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Understanding the origin of public insecurity

25-12-2008 20:44

* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.

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Wednesday (12/24): Reports from Greece

25-12-2008 04:31

Big demonstration in solidarity with the arrestees through the main shopping district. The occupations of the university buildings are ending and more actions are planned.

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Fight Speciesism! #7 - Out Now

24-12-2008 22:27

January issue of the latest anti-speciesist, anti-capitalist, abolitionist direct action news is out now.

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How the Anti-Republican-War movement is destroying the Peace Movement

24-12-2008 14:14

Cindy Sheehan
The Anti-Republican-War Movement will stand down during the Obama regime and “give him a chance.” The Peace movement is still working and will continue to work no matter whom is President.

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SHAC campaign against HLS continues despite the convictions says the Guardian

24-12-2008 10:25

Today's Guardian reveals that the campaign against HLS continues regardless of the trial & convictions of Heather, Dan & Dan, Gavin, Gregg and Natatsha and Gerrah. There are fears that if people can get a 14 yr sentence for daubing cars and sending sanitary towels in the post there are people who will "do something worth getting 14 yrs for", especially if people such as Heather recieve as such.

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Monday+Tuesday (12/22-23): Reports from Greece

24-12-2008 05:56

Police threating of raiding the Polytechnic University, occupants are not backing down. Protests continue.

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Labour government white paper introduces draconian attacks on benefit claimants

24-12-2008 05:07

Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell outlined the Labour government’s welfare reform bill in Parliament on December 10. The white paper he discussed is the precursor to the final bill, which is expected to become law in spring 2009 and to be implemented in 2010/2011.

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LCAP occupies RBS - people power, not bankers' bonuses!

23-12-2008 19:02

LCAP banner inside RBS offices
On Monday 22nd December, members and sympathisers of London Coalition Against Poverty disrupted work at the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland - protesting government money going to bankers' bonuses, not public welfare.

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Arson Against NYSE Euronext Exec Car & ELF Mexico

23-12-2008 18:30

December 21, 2008 - Netherlands

December 20, 2008 - Mexico

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Greek solidarity actions in ex-USSR - very short report

23-12-2008 17:33

On the 20th of November there were at least 10 actions in solidarity with Greek protesters in ex-USSR countries.

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Taunton Community Feed disrupted by police

23-12-2008 14:53

On Thursday 18th December a group of Taunton anti-capitalists gathered in the town centre for a community feed. Soup, curry and biscuits where pre-prepared and at 5pm we headed off to hand out all that we had to the hungry people of Taunton.

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Mass protests continue in Iceland

22-12-2008 20:57

breaking the windows of the financial supervisory
Since early this winter, Iceland has been facing economic crisis. More protests and direct actions against capitalism and the government are taking place. Here is a summary of what has been happening for the last week or so.
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