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Solidarity action in USA with London Rioters

08-08-2011 14:05

BRIEF NEWS - Fuck the Police - Cop Car Window Smashed

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Israel: “How Goodly Are Thy Tents”

07-08-2011 20:25

FIRST OF all, a warning.

Tent cities are springing up all over Israel. A social protest movement is gathering momentum. At some point in the near future, it may endanger the right-wing government.

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Urges For Fair War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh

07-08-2011 18:27

I am very much concern about the accused the right to the presumption of innocence, a fair and public hearing with counsel of their choice and the possibility of bail.

Recently the British barrister Toby Cadman has been refused by the Bangladesh government to enter into Bangladesh that raises a question about the impartiality of the government towards the free and fair trial.

I highly condemn regarding autocratic attitude of the government towards the human rights lawyer Toby Cadman.

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UG#562 - Our Biggest Enemy is Ourselves (Deschooling Society 1)

07-08-2011 18:20

This week we look at the need to deschool ourselves both as individuals and collectively, by relying more on our own wits and those of our personal contacts and less on the dying impersonal centralised institutions which dominated 20th century developed life. The title is a quote from an extended interview with John Taylor Gatto, which we follow by reading the first chapter of Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society.

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ATOS Worker - Sick are "Parasitical Wankers"

07-08-2011 12:57

Anthony Treasure (Tony Treasure) from Castleford, Wakfield speaks out about his job de-benefitting the sick and disabled.

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Hidden Video camera from inside Israeli Prison

06-08-2011 10:20

One woman managed to smuggle out this hidden recorded video of their six nights locked up in the high security prison in Israel.

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Social Tensions Near Boiling Point In Chile

05-08-2011 17:29

Copper mining is a huge part of the Chilean economy
It is a year to the day since thirty-three miners became trapped down a notoriously dangerous privatised mine in Copiapo, Chile, when a gas explosion produced a massive collapse. They were finally freed after seventy days underground, provoking joyous celebration around the globe. Twelve months on, they remain mired in poverty, while their brother miners in Chile's biggest mine fight for livable levels of pay, and thousands of students fight for cheaper and better state education.

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Direct action discussion at Just Do It

04-08-2011 21:40

Activists, in the non-activist setting of the cinema, discussed direct action/civil disobedience before an audience who had just watched the film, Just Do It - it didn't change the world, but...

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ATOS gets contract for Paralympic Games

03-08-2011 15:45

According to Private Eye, ATOS have been given a contract by the International Paralympic Committee to run the IT for London 2010!

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Death in London detention centre at weekend

02-08-2011 19:56

Second death in a month at a London detention centre brings detention back into the spotlight.

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Defend Crays Hill travellers site in Essex

01-08-2011 11:04

Cray Hill travellers site in Essex near Basildon is home to over 100 families and is facing eviction at the end of this months. Most of the residents have been there for many years and have absolutely nowhere else to go. People have agreed to move if the council offers an alternative site but they have offered nothing.

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by Boat, by Bike: UK activists pedal to Palestine (with Photo Essay)

30-07-2011 19:07

7,000km, 18 countries. PEDAL arrives in the West Bank and joins the Bil'in popular committee for a Bike action against the illegal separation wall and occupation.

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Hungarian restaurant takes down flag after repeated threats of violence!

30-07-2011 15:38

Pub receives threats from locals after flying Hungarian flag.

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Murdochs get VIP ‘Justice’

30-07-2011 15:03

The Murdoch ‘plate of foam’ incident shows once again the double standards of the police. Trivial crimes against VIPs and Police are treated as serious crimes, but serious crimes against ordinary people are often ignored.

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PHILIPPINES: Absent major policy reforms, there will be no social transformation

30-07-2011 12:59

Philippine President Aquino’s communication advisers said the President’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) will focus more on ‘social transformation’. What would that mean in real sense, however, largely depend on how Filipinos would view their lives today and in the immediate future. And for the Filipino masses who have been used to hearing nice words from their leaders, this new buzzword assumes no meaning at all unless accompanied by major policy reforms.

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UG#561 - $100,000,000 to Crack A Lone Nut? (Amerithrax, Gladio, 7/7...)

30-07-2011 06:44

Focusing on the Anthrax attacks of 2001 in the weeks after Sep 11th, we look at the deep state's policy of blaming its false flag attacks either on nebulous foreign terrorist groups, or, as a fallback, on a domestic 'lone nut'. Mark Crispin Miller speaks on the changing use of the term 'conspiracy theory', researcher Danielle Ganser on NATO's Operation Gladio, ex-UK police researcher Tony Farrell on 7/7, and researchers Meryl Nass and Graeme MacQueen on the 'Amerithrax' attacks.

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'Israeli Summer' Follows 'Arab Spring'

29-07-2011 13:27

Young people are demanding affordable housing
In years to come, the entry of the Israeli working class into independent action may well be seen as a pivotal moment in world history. While the 'Arab Spring' has seen governments toppled in Tunisia and Egypt, another key US ally now finds itself confronted by its masses - and the event raises the objective possibility of class alliances stretching across Egypt, into Israel, and even into what remains of Palestine.

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Council attempts to seal Heygate entrance

29-07-2011 12:16

Gate open
Council attemps to seal New Kent Road entrance to Heygate Estate in London. The people open new entrance in response.

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Greece: 'Coming soon... in a square near you.'

28-07-2011 20:19

Nice romantic video of what's been going on in Greece recently:

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Mayo - Shell’s construction stopped for fifth consecutive day

28-07-2011 19:23

-- Campaigners blockading heavy vehicles prevent construction of Shell’s onshore pipeline -- Press release from earlier today - more details from today plus photos to follow as soon as the folk involved catch their breath!
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