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ProtectTheWilderness street party Bristol 17th April Appeal of the Peasants

14-04-2012 20:36

April 17th 11 AM @ Bristol County Court, Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6GR

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Protesters dragged out of BP AGM after board avoids uncomfortable questions

13-04-2012 13:39

Gulf Coast residents cut short by Chair, and environmental questions brushed aside before meeting disrupted by “die-in” protest

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Amsterdam: The End of Legal Drugs

12-04-2012 16:10

The laws in The Netherlands are set to change, stopping visitors to the country from smoking weed legally.

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ProtectTheWilderness (Peasants) vs Gloucester County Council (Evill councillors)

12-04-2012 14:38

Greenman -Nature the wisest teacher
Protect the wilderness (Peasants) vs Gloucester County Council (Evill councillors (as referred to in the Bill of Rights 1688))

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Equity and The Peasants ProtectTheWilderness

12-04-2012 14:15

Peasants working the land.
The argument is quite simple; the county council had a legal obligation to make an equality impact assessment before making any decision to evict us from the wilderness centre. Their attempt to follow this requirement exposes their negligence, carelessness and complete misunderstanding of the situation. We are going to argue that the county council has not shown due regard to take into account our statutory needs as part of the decision making process. In doing so they have discriminated against us and our beliefs as a socio-economically deprived group.

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Burdened with debt reloaded - An analysis of the current situation in Greece

12-04-2012 12:09

In Greece, the initial austerity measures developed into a full blown shock policy of devaluation of capital, which has deepened the recession and increased public debt. A main ingredient of the politics of devaluation of capital is the depreciation of labour power which aims at the weakening of the power of the working class by establishing permanent austerity and disciplining mechanisms, and by the creation of a large reserve army. Furthermore, this depreciation of labour power is facilitated by the institutional abolition of collective bargaining agreements, a process which, to a great extent, undermines the very function of the labour power representation mechanisms…

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When houses stop being homes

12-04-2012 09:32

Heygate Estate by Laura Oldfield Ford
From 1 January 2012, a million tenants renting in the private sector reliant on welfare support have been hit by the Coalition’s cuts to Housing Benefit, placing many at risk of eviction, displacement and homelessness. Stuart Hodkinson from Leeds University sets out the policy changes.

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UG#585 - Institutionalizing Wage Slavery (Plutocracy, Money and Society)

10-04-2012 17:28

This episode, a range of voices on the topic of wage slavery. In our first hour, a Wendell Berry reading, The Ecological Crisis as A Crisis of Character, a short video on fiat money, and A Brief History of Plutocracy by Robin Upton. In hour 2, the soundtrack of a video parable about big government, followed by continued reading of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years.

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UG#586 - The Iron Triangle (The Carlyle Group and Ethos)

10-04-2012 17:24

Focussing particularly on the Carlyle group, we look this week at the US Military-Industrial(-Congressional) Complex. First, we adapt for radio the 2004 video of Dan Briody's Iron Triangle - The Carlyle Group Exposed. Then, we adapt the more wide ranging 2010 documentary, Ethos, which looks at what is really going on in US behind the facade of democracy.

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UG#587 - Engineering The Stench of Urban Decay

10-04-2012 17:18

This episode spins a wide range of voices into an exposé of the myth of urban decay. We begin with Steve Macek, then hear Dr. Gabor Maté on his experiences of 'drug addicts' in an inner city neighbourhood. Our longest piece is Ivan Illich speaking about water and the sense of smell.

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May Day 2012 - National Call for Action

10-04-2012 08:36

Reclaim The Beach – May Day 2012
A National Call For Action

This is a national call-out for a week of anti-capitalist action, events and celebration throughout the UK in the first week of May 2012 to show resistance to capitalism and remember all those workers who lost their lives for a better life for us all.

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UK accused of permitting alleged Sri-Lankan war-criminal to escape prosecution

10-04-2012 07:25

ex-Sri Lanka army general Prasanna de Silva
The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), an active diaspora group, last week sought to bring a judicial review against the UK's foreign secretary William Hague over his refusal to declare ex-Sri Lanka army general Prasanna de Silva - alleged to be complicit in war-crimes at the end of the island's civil war in May 2009 - a persona non grata , who is now Sri Lanka's military attache based at Sri Lanka's UK embassy in London.
see also:
Sri Lanka War-Crimes Accountability The Tamil Perspective 15/01/2010
Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished (broadcast 14 March 2012):

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Ethnic cleansing landgrab of Tamil homeland areas of Sri-Lanka

10-04-2012 07:12

Sinhalese land grab in Tamil homeland areas of Sri-Lanka

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Save the European Court of Human Rights - Occupy the Brighton ECHR Conference 18

09-04-2012 17:51

Save the European Court of Human Rights - a call out from Wallly George Normal to protest at the Brighton ECHR Conference at The Brighton Centre, 18-20 April

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Worldwide Children's Revolution proposed to lead May Day protest marches

09-04-2012 16:59

The idea of the worldwide Children's Revolution on May Day is for the women and children in the environmental movement to lead the marches all over the earth, and show that the World Revolution is peaceful and will save humanity from being driven to extinction by the burning of fossil fuels.
The proposal for the worldwide Children's Revolution is for kids' marches to be at the front of all the protests during the global General Strike, and for everyone else to lend their support by displaying banners reading “CAN YOU SAVE THE HUMAN RACE?” to help ensure the survival of future generations.

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London Mayday 2012 - Against Workfare

09-04-2012 16:10

On Mayday we are calling on all those fighting back against the government's austerity plans to join us in taking direct action against companies participating in the workfare schemes. Instead of standing around and listening to speeches at the end of the TUC march we will be heading straight into the West end to regroup and start taking action.

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Upcoming Riot in Berlin 1st May

09-04-2012 11:42

Berlin 1th May 2012 - 25 years of hope for a different life On the 1st of May in 1987 the district Kreuzberg in Berlin exploded because of rage against the state and the cops, who defend violently the capitalist system.

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Anarchist websites from around the world

09-04-2012 09:17

Anarchist websites from around the world

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[Video] Antifascist yogurt attack during live TV show

07-04-2012 17:42

Amazing footage of an Antifascist attack with yogurts and eggs in Greece during a live TV interview.
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