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Cairo: Deaths and injuries after SCAF attack on #OccupyCabinet

16-12-2011 19:02

Makeshift shelters on the frontline today

Activists believe that up to 5 people have died in Cairo today following clashes between troops and protesters. Hundreds are reported to be injured after pro-SCAF thugs hurled rocks onto the protestors from the roofs of neighbouring buildings. According to Joseph Mayton:

The violence began around two in the morning after an Ultra – a hardcore football fan – was allegedly abducted by security near the nearly three-week old sit-in in front of the Egyptian cabinet building.

The man was reportedly beaten up and tortured by his captors.

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Council deceive community and approve Glentaggart East opencast

16-12-2011 16:28

Colin McDowall recomended approval to councillors - but who does he work for?
It’s been glaringly obvious for some time that South Lanarkshire Council will do anything to help Scottish Coal mine the Douglas Valley – but the way that they sneaked this latest application through defies belief. Every means possible was used to ensure that no one except the Council knew that the decision on the 4 million tonne Glentaggart East application was going in front of the planning committee. Following a recommendation for approval signed off by Colin McDowell on 5th December, South Lanarkshire Council Planning Committee voted on Tuesday to accept the application.

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50 Dead & 500 wounded by riot police in Kazakhstan

16-12-2011 10:50

Today, at Kazakhstan’s independence day, more than 3000 people assembled peacefully in Zhanaozen, to promote the demands of the oil workers who have been on strike since May. Police and special forces attacked the meeting and opened fire on the strikers and their families.

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Anarchy in China as Officials and Cops Beat Retreat from Village

15-12-2011 15:45

This is what democracy looks like: the new rulers of Wukan rallied on Tuesday
Wukan, a village in the south-eastern corner of China, is currently being controlled and administered by its citizens, after Communist Party government officials and police were forced out of the area this week. This amazing situation followed clashes over privatisation of communal land - which threatened many with destitution - and the apparent state murder of one of the resistance movement's delegates.

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Earth First! - 20 years of ecological protest & resistance

15-12-2011 13:53

- looking forward to more digger-diving, machine-sabbing, locking-on radical direct action

Let's get out there and active, day and night

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N30 Occupy London Tribute vid

14-12-2011 12:33

Short clips from the day spliced into 6 mins with accompanying track by Riot in London. In solidarity with all those who took part in the occupy and strike action on the day

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One day strike over Primary School Academy plans

13-12-2011 21:54

Teachers, parents and community say No to forcing Montgomery Primary School to become an Academy

Today teachers in the NASUWT and NUT, together with GMB members, held a one-day strike. There was a picket line this morning and last Sunday 11 December at 1.30pm the local community held a public meeting against the Academy takeover at the Sparkbrook Community Centre, Sydenham Rd, Sparkbrook.

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Greece: attempted escape from Korydallos Prison by anarchists of the CCF

13-12-2011 20:39

Greece: attempted escape from Korydallos Prison by anarchists of the CCF

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KEN can't do it by rent stunt alone!

13-12-2011 18:04

The BBC is spreading the word for London career politico Ken Livingstone claiming that if elected mayor in 2012, he will practically revolutionise the rent system in housing. That is a good line, Ken. But you haven't shown you know what you are talking about. Unless of course Ken Livingstone is remembering the great initiative he had taken at the GLC, his bastion of pride, where he launched the series of ethicising corruption scams.

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A Real Victorian Christmas Party and Picnic at Triton Square: Fri 16th

13-12-2011 10:49

Join us at the home of poverty pimps Atos ‘Healthcare’ for a Christmas Party to celebrate the continuing struggle against disability deniers Atos.

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Greece - Athens: clashes during December 6th demo - photos from night

09-12-2011 20:12

Greece - Athens: clashes during December 6th demo - photos from night

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The origins of the Occupy movement

09-12-2011 19:41

If the catastrophe that is coming is to be avoided and humanity is to have another chance, it will be because the others, from below and to the left, have not only resisted, but are already sketching the outline of something else.

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The Unilever Strike and the Case for Classwide Solidarity

09-12-2011 17:41

Picketers at Port Sunlight - a village financed by the original company owners
More than two and a half thousand UK-based Unilever staff took strike action today, in protest at the company's plans to attack their pension scheme. But the very fact that such attacks are taking place in the private sector as well as the public sector raises the case for classwide solidarity, and an end to union-imposed isolation.

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A Rolling Festive Phone-in to Atos 'Healthcare'

09-12-2011 15:22

As part of the National Month of Festive Action Against Atos we are calling for a rolling mass telephone complaint to poverty pimps Atos in the run up to Christmas.

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What kind of nonsense is going on at Occupy London?

09-12-2011 15:15

Yes, what kind of nonsense is going on at Occupy London? Meeting with UBS and The FSA? Hanging out with The Guardian?

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UK Uncut Christmas Special

09-12-2011 12:21

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the town,
Cash tills were ringing, snow falling down.
Big business is merry, and with good reason-
For it’s the busiest shopping day of the season.

But not every CEO should sleep snug in their bed,
As dreams of big profits dance through their head,
Because any tax dodgers with hope of good cheer:
UK Uncut know you’ve been naughty this year.

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Leic Solidarity Group

09-12-2011 08:51

LSG gets a website

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Greece: The Illegitimacy of Demands

08-12-2011 23:20

With demands over the wage and welfare in austerity Greece deemed illegitimate because unaffordable, what shape can struggle take? Demetra Kotouza sees the all out attack on living standards as producing a de facto opposition that can't be cohered by ideologies of class

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attack against a police station in Kirkkonummi (Finland)

08-12-2011 18:27

There's been a new attack against the police in Finland. Exactly one month after the last attack against a police station in Kerava, on the night between the 6th and 7th of december (6th is the Finnish independence day) a police station in Kirkkonummi (about 30 kilometers from the capital Helsinki) was attacked with an incendiary device.

“While a number of people were lining up for pea soup and elsewhere the “cream of society” was dancing in the president's castle, we decided to take action. Early in wednesday morning 7th of december we warmed the cold night by setting alight two canisters of gasoline with a fuse in front of the doors of Kirkkonummi police station. To warn the creatures moving in the area, we set a mechanism in the fuse that would send a warning with a loud noise.
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