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Liverpool Antifascists benefit on April 17th

05-04-2010 00:24

At the end of this month, Liverpool Antifascists will be holding two more benefit nights. The first of these is on Saturday April 17th.

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Washington Asserts Colonial-Style Control of Haiti at UN Donors’ Conference

04-04-2010 17:24

"Referring in his remarks to the conference to a social and human tragedy with few parallels in modern history—to which he greatly contributed during his two terms as president—Clinton spoke as if he were discussing a corporate merger or the setting up of a new hedge fund. “My job in the next 18 months,” he said, “is going to be to try to connect the inside and outside forces in a way that maximizes the input and the impact of all the players, and minimizes the frictions and transaction costs.”

Aside from setting up more garment sweatshops, the main component of the “reconstruction” plan submitted by Haitian President Préval with the blessing of Washington appears to center on relocating impoverished workers from Port-au-Prince to more rural areas. This would serve the two-fold function of permitting a gentrification of the capital, making it more attractive to foreign investors, and disaggregating the working class in the hope of dissipating its potential social and political power."

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Easter 2010: Way Past Time To Break Silence On Militarism

04-04-2010 14:53

Martin Luther King delivers his "Beyond Vietnam" speech in New York, April 1967
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” warned Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous speech at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, 43 years ago this Easter Sunday.

The speech was titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It was delivered exactly one year to the day before his 1968 assassination in Memphis.

The people who heard that speech recognized it as one of the most powerful speeches ever given articulating the immorality of the Vietnam War and its destructive impact on social progress in the United States.

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Anti-Fascist Demo in Dudley

03-04-2010 22:58

Anti Fascist Protesters in Dudley.

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Minority Pastime - Hunt Sab film showings in Leeds and Bradford

03-04-2010 22:14

A new film is being released about fox hunting, called "A minority pastime".
Details of showings in West Yorkshire below.

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The Other Campaign - don't vote, organise!

03-04-2010 22:00


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minority pastimes - Hunt Sab film showings in Leeds and Bradford

03-04-2010 20:20

A new film is being released about fox hunting, called "A minority pastime".
Details of showings in West Yorkshire below.

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Gaza protests latest - 'Police and Courts out of control'

03-04-2010 20:05

From BBC Newsnight 31st of March

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Ian Tomlinson Vigil – Pix-&-Vidz – Thu 01 Apr 10

02-04-2010 18:04

A1. Remembering Ian: Julia Tomlinson, widow, Paul King, son
Dateline: Ian Tomlinson Vigil, Cornhill, London, UK, 10:55-11:40, Thu 01 Apr 10 – Scenario: Citizen A assaults Citizen B in broad daylight, on video, by striking with a blunt infantry weapon and by shoving Citizen B to the ground; minutes later Citizen B is dead.
Q: What happens to Citizen A?
A1: If it were you or I, no doubt we'd be banged up in jail.
A2: But if Citizen A is a body-armoured, weapon-carrying, riot cop... he gets away with murder, for over a year.
One year after their loved one was slain by unprovoked police assault, the family of Ian Tomlinson, their friends and supporters mourn his death with a vigil at the location where he died.

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Dissident Island Radio - another radio riot on April 2nd

02-04-2010 14:58

Even mt gran listens...
Election Meltdown // Serbian social movements and the Women in Black // Hackers vs. Scientology // Zapatista solidarity gatherings // Mr. Binge on the wheels of steel

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The Camden "superlab" architects plans are criticised by Camden Council.

01-04-2010 22:29

The plans for the Camden Biocontainment facility and animal testing lab have been set back today as plans to redesign the exterior of the lab were announced. HOK the architects behind the "superlab" [and Arsenal stadium] have been told by Camden Council "Your plans are not good enough". PLP have been asked to redraft the lab design plans. Gordon Brown has pledged a further £250 million.

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20th Anniversary of the Poll Tax Riot

01-04-2010 17:22

Chris Knight and a nice banner for the occasion
'Rioters Re-United!' held a short rally with around 30 people in Trafalgar Square to mark the 20th anniversary of the Poll Tax Riots and to announce an Anti-Election Campaign. Photographs (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved

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Centre MK: Cruel Petting Zoo

01-04-2010 16:53

The Grand Arcade Easter Farm cancelled. Now its Centre MK!

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The Summer of Rage?: A critical look at the G20 London protests, a year on

01-04-2010 09:50

Did anyone notice the summer of rage? Like all British summers, it was disappointingly non-existent: a few letters in the guardian, a climate camp of Cath Kidston tents and, to top it all, hardly a day of sun.

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Eon switch on to community renewables.

01-04-2010 07:25

Surprising news this morning from german energy giant Eon. Apparently they've reconsidered their whole coal and CCS business plan and are now claiming they'll be helping people set up cuunity owned wind farm schemes...

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Victory: Grand Arcade Cancels Cruel 'Easter Farm'

01-04-2010 00:32

The Grand Arcade agrees to drop cruel animal show after email/phone campaign!

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Mark Collett suspended?

31-03-2010 22:21

April Fool or (very) late Christmas present?

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Party at the Pumps - April 10th

31-03-2010 19:16

Party at the Pumps
BP want to start extracting oil from the tar sands, the single most
destructive project on earth - fuelling climate chaos and trampling the
rights of indigenous communities.

We want to stop them.

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Party At The Pumps - April 10th

31-03-2010 19:02

Party at the Pumps
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Meet 1 PM at Oxford Circus

BP want to start extracting oil from the tar sands, the single most
destructive project on earth - fuelling climate chaos and trampling the
rights of indigenous communities. We want to stop them.

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Tesco's plans for world domination continue apace

31-03-2010 17:59

Reports in the local media suggest that Tesco's plans for world domination have now extended to converting old pubs into stores and even deputy leader of the city council and capitalist lickspittle Graham Chapman doesn't like it.
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