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E-mail a Tory

29-06-2011 20:53

Cameron Lying
During the build-up to the 2010 general election, Conservative Party leader David Cameron campaigned on the promise that (according to his campaign adverts) "I'll cut the deficit, not the NHS". Having tricked British people into voting for him, Cameron is now pursuing policies that demand £20 billion in "savings" from the most important public service that our taxes pay for.

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Events in Greece "on a scale not seen since December 2008!"

29-06-2011 20:43

Our quote above but occupations and actions are happening all over Greece.
Rioting has spread all over central Athens, not contained around Syntagma any longer.
99 protesters hospitalised, 500! treated at Red Cross tents in Syntagma Square.
Legal school (Nomiki) open and providing assistance
Talk that Syntagma square is closed to entrance, rioting is around, and that meeting is happening in Monastiraki
Meanwhile the prime minister is out eating a a taverna...

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Improvised explosive devices used by Greek police

29-06-2011 19:41

Delta motorcycle police using home made explosives to target protesters!

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Greece: general strike 29.06.2011 - video

29-06-2011 19:20

Greece: general strike 29.06.2011 - video

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Greece: general strike 29.06.2011 - photos

29-06-2011 19:18

Greece: general strike 29.06.2011 - photos

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Conspiracy of Fire Cells : The Sun Still Rises

29-06-2011 15:17
May 30 saw the publication of The Sun Still Rises, a pamphlet containing a complete chronology of Fire Cells Conspiracy attacks and the following new text by the group:

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Impromptu 2 hour tractor occupation at Shell Compound

29-06-2011 14:49

Campaigners forming line across road
Three actions in as many days at the Aghoos site in Mayo as protests against Shell continue unabated. Plans to re-designate Broadhaven Bay as a site of Special Protection Area an insult

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Disarm DSEi 2011 pamphlet

29-06-2011 12:42

Disarm DSEi has produced a pamphlet all about opposing the DSEi arms fair. The pamphlet explains the links between DSEi and various other issues including banking, repressive regimes, the occupation of Palestine, border controls and environmental destruction.

The pamphlet is also a call to take action against the arms fair, and includes helpful advice for first-time activists.

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Second day of major uprising in Athens, Greece

29-06-2011 12:12

Injuries, arrests, parliament encircled by tens or hundreds of thousands

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Government attacks access to justice

28-06-2011 23:19

Second reading of the Legal aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - MPs urged to fight government plans to cut free legal advice

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Athens: Riot cop tries to defect in middle of riot!

28-06-2011 20:39

Translation of accounts from Greek indymedia

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Greece: general strike 28.06.2011 - video

28-06-2011 20:15

Greece: general strike 28.06.2011 - video

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Chinese Workers On The Brink Of Huge Revolt

28-06-2011 17:15

Striking workers rally outside the Guangzhou handbag factory
As the days pass, the evidence is mounting that Chinese workers are on the verge of a massive revolt, which has the potential to rock the globalised capitalist system at its foundation - the super-exploitation of labour in the 'sweatshop of the world'.

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Postcard From Nottingham

28-06-2011 15:17

J30 Strike
We must throw off the shackles of despondency, fear and hopelessness and see that our government’s mandate stems only from the will of the people. Should we demonstrate that they do not represent us, that they do not act in the people’s interest then they lose all legitimacy.

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Kingsley Burrell: Birmingham march for justice

28-06-2011 14:45

Britain is a country that is deeply divided by race. Not of course the crude racism of the Deep South antebellum but the echoes of the polite genteel racism that nevertheless produces hard structural inequalities is as real today as it ever was. The collusion with racism and the maintenance of inequalities based on skin colour regardless of citizenship or talent continues to blight the lives of millions of black people.

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Demetre Fraser: Outrage at new death in West Midlands Police custody

27-06-2011 09:03

The startling development the tragedy of Black male deaths in police custody continues after yet another black man ends up dead after contact with the West Midlands Police.

Demetre Fraser a 21 year old black man is from Peckham south east London and represents the second highly suspicious death in the custody and care of West Midlands Police force following on from the controversial death of Kingsley Burrell. The recent deaths in police custody of Smiley Culture aka David Emmanuel, Kingsley Burrell and now Demetre will inflame police community tensions, already stretched to breaking point.

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#J30 Actions Across the UK

26-06-2011 21:35

Following is a list of actions sent out from for the June 20th strike. Note the publishing page now has a "J30 Strike" topic and there is an archive here http:/

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Deportation flight to Iraq blockaded and stopped

26-06-2011 20:00

No Borders and refugee solidarity activists blockaded the Harmondsworth and Colnbrook immigration prisons, near Heathrow airport on 21 June to stop a mass deportation flight to Baghdad. About 70 Iraqi refugees, mostly Kurds, were due to be forcibly flown on a specially chartered flight from an undisclosed airport at 11pm. A last-minute court injunction forced the Home Office to call it off, so the blockaders decided to end their protest at 9pm, after making sure that the migration prisoners were safely off the buses. The action was an important step in escalating resistance to the deportation machine, in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Campsfield, the rioters in Brook House, the Yarlswood four, and all migration prisoners in their everyday struggle.

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