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Greece, Athens: Anarchist demo in memory of comrade Lambros Foundas

12-03-2012 18:23

Greece, Athens: Anarchist demo in memory of comrade Lambros Foundas

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We Are Nearly All Members of the Precariat Now

11-03-2012 23:42

Each economic crisis is used to ratchet down living standards and workers' rights. However, nothing like the current assault since the continuing financial crisis of 2008 has been seen since the 1930s. At stake now is all that has been fought for since then. This is no ordinary crisis.

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Wilderness Centre Going Strong -RTF

11-03-2012 17:11

The Wilderness Centre Reclamation is stronger than ever, with people from the massively successful Reclaim the Fields Gathering still at the site, helping Protect The Wilderness hold the space down, and defend it from the Council and the friends in the Property Development "world".

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UG#584 - Why Occupy (Rebellion or Slavery?)

11-03-2012 04:14

Our second episode on the Occupy movement includes two veterans of the show. Firstly, Chris Hedges presents an address entitled "Nonviolent Citizen Resistance to War and Globalization". Secondly we hear a range of voices addressing Occupy Oakland on the need for concerted resistance, including Derrick Jensen. We hear music by David Rovics and Mankana.

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Long-awaited Hereford Heckler #21 now out!

10-03-2012 18:14

It's been a fair while since the last Hereford Heckler paper came out, but this is hot off the press...

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"Crimes of the 1%" conference March 17th Friends House

10-03-2012 15:16

Crimes Of The One Percent - 2nd State And Corporate Crimes Against Democracy Conference
March 17th 2012, Saturday 9.30 - 5pm,
Friends house, Euston, London NW1
Speakers: Ellen Brown, Daniele Ganser (skype), Nafeez Ahemed, David Southwell, Peter Challen, Martin Summers, Ian Henshall, (others tbc)

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The Turkish Army's Gay Porno Archive

09-03-2012 21:20

Gay men barred from military service in Turkey asked to provide visual proof of their sexual persuasion.

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The August 'Riots': film, talk, and discussion in Leeds

09-03-2012 19:00

Radical and historical analysis, discussion, and film about the widespread riots across the UK last summer.

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Clegg Off Banner Drop

09-03-2012 12:15

Today, Anti-Capitalist activists gave the Lib Dems a less than warm welcome to their conference in Gateshead.

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Workfare Walk of Shame

09-03-2012 11:20

Saturday, 17 March 2012 13:00 until 16:00

Meet at Poundland, Kings Heath High Street, Birmingham

Fair Work - Not Workfare!

Join us on the Workfare Walk of Shame on Kings Heath High Street

Meet at Poundland from 1pm, at around 1:30pm we will go for a walk down Kings Heath high street, stopping off at places that use forced labour from workfare schemes.

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Save Our NHS, Public Meeting, Stroud 15 March 2012

09-03-2012 10:19

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Following a high court challenge by Stroud resident Michael Lloyd, NHS Gloucestershire has withdrawn plans to transfer our local hospitals & 3000 NHS health workers out of the NHS. This is great news, but this is just the first step in keeping our health services in the NHS. The campaign to Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public needs your support now more than ever.

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Traveller Solidarity Network and Europe-Roma Talk

08-03-2012 21:18

Saturday 14:00 until 16:00
Unite the Union, 211 Broad Street, B15 1AY

This meeting is both part of the Traveller Solidarity Network (TSN) nationwide
speaker tour and the relaunch of the Europe-Roma organisation.

It will include a short film, a Traveller Solidarity Network activist speaking about what happened at Dale Farm last year, as well as talks from a local Romany Gypsy from the nearby Meriden site currently facing eviction and Ladislav Balaz from the Czech Roma community in Birmingham, with plenty of time for discussion. This meeting is supported by Birmingham National Union of Teachers.

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Roadblock stops Shell in Co. Mayo, Ireland for over 5 hours

08-03-2012 20:46

Lock-on blocking Shell's haulage route
Despite heavy sentencing in Belmullet district court two weeks ago, people continue blocking roads to halt Shell's Corrib Gas Project in Co. Mayo, Ireland.

At 7.30am on Thursday 8th March, a group of people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp blocked Shell's haulage route between Ballinaboy refinery and Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. They set up a concrete lock-on which two people inserted their arms into, making it very difficult for police to remove them.

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Urgent: Collective letter: Stop the repression against the Zapatistas and the Ot

08-03-2012 20:42

Please sign this collective letter as soon as possible

Signatures to be sent to

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Smash the Council, Blockade the Town Hall!

08-03-2012 13:35

Town Halls across the UK are now —where they ever anything else?— fronts for the implementation of control, subservience, atomisation, under the guise of austerity —a watch-tower over the “Proles”

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International Women's Day: women against austerity

08-03-2012 13:29

March 8th is International Women’s Day, traditionally a day dedicated to celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women across the world. Throughout the month thousands of events and activities are being organised to express solidarity with women fighting for equal rights and recognition, and to highlight the continued gender inequalities and issues still very much prevalent in today’s society.

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Latest Updates from Protect the Wilderness & Reclaim the Fields

06-03-2012 20:18

The Protect the Wilderness campaign attended a court hearing on Monday 5th brought by Gloucestershire County Council. This morning, the Judge gave possession to the council. An eviction is very likely in the immediate days.

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London cops attempt another murder of African

06-03-2012 16:47

London police haven't learned from August Rebellions: police shooting leaves another African fighting for life
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