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DUTCH COURAGE
Dutch far-righters take a leaf out of the EDL book.

Pro Patria (For Fatherland), a new far-right group with seasoned members, raise their ugly head in the Netherlands with a demonstration announced for the 20th September in the Hague.

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FRACK TO FRONT
Infrastructure Bill is amended to push fracking agenda

Earlier in the summer, SchNEWS broke the story of the infamous Infrastructure Bill. The new law, still winding its way through parliament, will allow for any public land to be 'transferred' via a Government body to private developers.The Infrastructure Bill is still very much happening, and it's got even uglier. We're talking compulsory fracking uglier.

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Barge Poll
Queen wants even more.

Make way for her Royal Majesty! Not content with being the richest landowner in the UK, having a massive jewelled hat and being allowed to eat swan she’s also casting her covetous eye on a slice of prime riverbank wildlife habitat just for somewhere to keep her boat.

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GROW HEATHROW EVICTION

Update:

So the landowner came, saw the numbers of protecters, the lock-ons, the bike-powered smoothie makers and the music, and returned home after refusing to talk to either the protesters or the press. But it isn't over – bailiffs could return at any time. Email GH your phone number if you want to be part of the phone tree or join the mailing list on the website: http://www.transitionheathrow.com… info@transitionheathrow.com

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KILLER COP ON TRIAL

The officer who shot dead Azelle Rodney in 2005 is finally charged with murder.

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Antifa 972
Israeli Peace Movement under attack from violent fascists

“We suspect that the shift of the Israei public to the right and the birth of these fascist gangs is not spontaneous, but is a result of decades of incitement by the government. This incitement escalated quickly, and now Israeli Jews who criticize their government are attacked as well. This violence is also supported by the police. I can’t say right now what is going on and where we are headed to, but things aren’t pretty here.” David - Israeli activist

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GOING FOR GOLDING..

BRITAIN FIRST WORSTED IN SWANLEY SHOWDOWN

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DEFEND THE SOCPA 7!!
Activists face crackdown under Serious Organised Crime and Police Act.

Being raided, arrested, dragged through the legal system and having my property taken from me (including my photo album because it had a "hunt sabs" sticker on it and my notebook for my uni degree in criminology) just for campaigning seems over the top and has been pretty stressful. But it's not going to stop me from fighting for what I believe in and against what I disagree with. This isn't for ego, nor for fame, it's for the exploited and the vulnerable.SOCPA 7 defendant - Emma

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BROADWAY SHOWDOWN

Anti-fascists prepare a warm welcome for EDL splinter groups in Cricklewood, North London, this Saturday ...

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Industrial Revolution
Squatters Recycle a Recycling Plant in Calais

Mass squatting action in metal recycling plant pulled off in style, after brutal policing leaves hundreds of undocumented people without shelter.

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IRON FROM THE LION TO ZION
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Israeli arms dealers do business at Farnborough Airshow even as the bombs drop on Gaza.

#Gazaunderattack

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Harmondsworth demo

Immigration rights activists descend on Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres to bring a message of solidarity and resistance.

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Grapes of Rathlin
Frack Attack in East Yorkshire

Convoys of trucks carrying equipment descended on West Newton yesterday, as Rathlin Energy commence their exploratory fracking drilling.

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LOSING THEIR BOTTLE
Occupation Profiteers Ecostream Say Adieu to Brighton

After a two year campaign the Ecostream shop in Brighton throw in the towel marking the end of one of the strangest campaigns ever seen in Brighton.

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PICKETS AND CHIPS ON THE SEAFRONT

An update on Brighton Hospitality workers and their work around employability rights, unionisation and campaign success.

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CAT FLAP

Protesters defend North London ancient woodland from developers

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The Peasants' Revolt
Community Farm under siege

AS campaigners in the Forest of Dean (and elsewhere) prepare to do battle with the Government's Infrastructure Bill to keep our land public, barricades have gone up to prevent a sudden land grab on a community-run farm.

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TTIP of the Iceberg

The US and the EU are negotiating a new trade agreement – TTIP – which amounts to the biggest transfer of power to corporations seen in recent years.

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VALREEP WHAT YOU SOW

Amsterdam squat evicted in gentrification battle.

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Fascists fail in Cricklewood

South East Alliance stopped in their tracks.

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JUSTICE FOR SHALE?

Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.

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SEEING INFRA RED
New Tory Bill threatens sell off of all public land

They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our public land.

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HITTING A BROCK WALL
Badger cull backfires

Bovine TB is on the increase in the areas where badgers were shot last year, but the disease is decreasing in the rest of the country.

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The Pillage People
“BP is only sponsoring our history to help it get away with destroying our future.”

Artivists take on BPs sponsorship of the British Museum's Viking exhibition.

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Calais Call out

Mass evictions of migrants in progress now

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Bad June Rising
Climate Games, Anarcho-festivals and the resurgence of UK Uncut - looks like June's going to be a busy one.

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

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SMASH EDO UPDATE

Smash EDO is back in the game of making an arms company an unpleasant place to work by playing broken musical instruments and cheesy songs outside

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NOT SO CULLIBLE

Seal cull abandoned after Hunt Sabs and Sea Shepherd join forces.

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It Rained on their Parade

Is this the last March for England? “They have become the fools in a carnival of anti-fascism” Stop MfE protestor

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE FAR-RIGHT

With the far-right about to descend on our fair town we thought it best to give you a spotters guide to the specimens on display.

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High Speed 2 Disaster?

As politicians get ready to debate the HS2 rail project for the second time, campaigners fight for secret documents to be released - and the environmentally devastating project to be shelved.

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MONKEY BUSINESS

Week of Action for Laboratory Animals - Campaign about primate air transport by Vivisection. Air France being the only solider left in the scene, action is being directed at them; Social media playing a part in the combatting of Air France's animal torture (as well as Vivisection).

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This town ain't big enough for the both of us...
March for England return to Brighton and it ain't SchNEWS who's gonna leave.

Fascists to attempt to take the home end... again.

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HAM-BACH TO THE FOREST AGAIN

Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.

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The Great Probation Sell-Off

Probation services set to be taken over by private sector mega corporations, during 'revolution' in prison and probation services.

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WHITE PRIDE WASHOUT
National Front in Swansea

Outnumbered Swansea racists have their flag confiscated.

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MORE BOTHER FOR BADGERS
Controversial cull will continue this summer [ Read Full Story ]
THE KITERUNNERS

A national week of solidarity with Afghanistan - drone capital of the world - takes place with Fly Kites Not Drones day, with our local event hosted by anti-militarists Smash Edo.

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NATO'N MY WATCH!

Activists blockade and disrupt a meeting of NATO in Newport...

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SKOOL'S OUT

Brighton students demo in favour of teachers' strike attracts police attention.

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FERRY BIG COMPENSATION

Otis Ferry, son of Bryan, pays thousands in compensation to hunt monitors he attacked

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SHAC 'BLACKMAIL 3' ACTIVIST: GUILTY VERDICT

Debbie awaits sentencing after farce of a court process

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Accident & Employability

Since our last coverage how have the Brighton Hospitality Workers been doing? Schnews has a gander at what the SolFed iniative is up to at this moment in time...

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CONSTRUCTION WORKER DEATHS

Deaths on high profile construction sites in London highlight the need to stand up for the right to safer working conditions.

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'Neither Confirm Nor Deny' My Arse

Police attempts to get case of women abused by undercover cops struck out is withdrawn.

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CRIMEA RIVER
Interview with a Ukrainian Anarchist

With the Euromaidan protests in Kiev escelating into the ousting of a president and a Russian invasion/decleration of independance in the Crimea, Schnews interviewed a member of Ukraine student Anarchist group DIRECT ACTION.

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MULTIPLE COMPOUND FRACKTURES
Round-up of anti-fracking campaigns in the U.K

As fracking companies dig in - communities around the country rise in resistance.

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1500 migrants storm the Spanish enclave of Cueta, in the north of Morocco

Spanish Guardia Civil use extreme violence against migrants trying to enter the EU as repressive measures against potential migrants take root in Morocco. First hand account...

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SQUAT'S GOING ON IN CALAIS?
SchNEWS talks to a participant in a successful squatting action last week in Calais

Many undocumented people have spent a harsh winter on the streets in Calais after squat clampdown.

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FRENCH DEFENCE LEAGUE?
Urgent call out as France's far right mobilise on the streets of Calais

Fascist demonstration planned tomorrow near Calais, fash presence increasing. People needed to defend new squat

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SNEAKING IN THE FRACK DOOR
Undercover fracking!!

As Frack Off have just exposed, Rathlin Energy are making progress with little-known plans in East Yorkshire and Northern Ireland. 

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FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK FOOTPATH

Salford fracking camp legally ruled as a footpath.

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Come one, Come all (except the Romanians)

UKIP are having a public meeting in Portslade, but will Johnny Foreigner be let in?

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BODGER & BADGER
Accident prone Owen Paterson takes on Britain's favourite mammal.

The badgers aren't out of the woods yet, as the decision whether to roll out culling hangs in the balance.

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BOSNIAKTION

SchNEWS presents Bosnian correspondent Amila Bosnae's take on the current uprising shaking the country.

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THE KRAK-EN WAKES
An outlook on the squatting situation in the Netherlands.

It's been 3 years and 4 months since the Dutch kraken (squatting) ban came into effect, SchNEWS has a look at the state of play as the two sides are still fighting it out.

 

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DO YOU GIVE ATOS?

National day of Action against Iain Duncan Smith's bootboys

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MOSS DEF
Front line report from Barton Moss anti-fracking camp.

Over 100 arrests so far as Manchester's infamous Tactical Action Unit police take their role as corporate foot soldiers very seriously.

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DEMAND FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN SPAIN

March in solidarity with Spanish women happening worldwide. Brighton has a specific march.

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BLACK IS THE NEW ORANGE?
SchNEWS takes a cautious peep over the burning barricades in Kiev.

In the case of Ukraine our domestic media is blatantly cheerleading for the rioters, focussing particularly on the admittedly striking presence of Dr Ironfist himself, one time world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko. But just who is rioting in Kiev and what do they want? 

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Silent No More: African Refugees in Israel

Global solidarity for African refugees in Israel, as tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv in the face of state repression, racism and detention.

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....and finally

It's back to chokey for SchNEWS old mucker Tommy Robinson (or Steven Yaxley-Lennon as he's known to close friends and family).

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BIG JOBBIKS!
Update 26/01/14

Anti-fascists will be assembling in London this Sunday (26th) to oppose a meeting between the BNP, Golden Dawn and one of Europe's bigger fascist parties – the Hungarian Jobbik.

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Watch my S.H.A.C
Defend the Blackmail Three

The state-sponsored crackdown on animal rights activists continues next month, with the opening of the third 'conspiracy to blackmail' trial relating to vivisection giants Huntingdon Life Sciences in Winchester. Although there are three defendants, two are awaiting extradition from Holland, so the the third, Debbie, will stand trial alone.

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C'MON IF YOU THINK YOU'RE PLACARD ENOUGH
On another Thanet.

Nasty Nigel bashed on the bonce with banner in Kent.

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Hunt Sabs on Tor

50th anniversary of the Hunt Saboteurs Association

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GAZA AND THE BOYCOTT

We got the low down on what's happening in the beseiged Gaza strip from Corporate Watch's Tom Anderson, and how the international BDS movement can support Gazan Palestinians. 

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HITTING A NEW SLOUGH

The English Defence League plan to make a racist fuss about something or other in Slough on Feb 1st with pints to proceed throughout. Will it be the usual pub or is EDL feeling risky?

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RAINING ON THEIR PARADE

Combe Haven protestors invoke the rain gods.

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'Saving Calais', one fascist demo at a time...

Another enemy for migrants and supporters in Calais?

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ON DANGEROUS GROUND
Hamburg residents push back against police control zones.

Aftermath of Rote Flora riots play out on the streets of Hamburg, Germany as cops establish city-wide stop and search from Sunday(5th) leading to numerous protests.

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LOG JAMMIN'
Balcombe Anti-Fracking Protesters Acquitted

The first mass trial arising out of the Balcombe anti-fracking campaign ends in acquittals.

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NATIONALIST CURRICULUM

Gove's attack on left-wing Blackadder, just the spear-point of a jingoistic whitewash

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"DANGER ZONE" DAS REAL LIFE GAME

Police in Hamburg, Germany, announce a "danger zone" and impose military policing conditions following Rote Flora demonstration.

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FOXY FARAGE

Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, shakes hands with huntsman cautioned for assaulting hunt protester just a week previously.

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RED FLOWER POWER
Activists attacked by riot cops during the Rote Flora Squat demonstration

Riot police clashed with 8,000 protesters in Hamburg over the eviction of a social centre in Hamburg on Saturday(21st). Barricades were built and petrol bombs hurled as locals took a stand against gentrification.

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Give it some Broomstick!

Having tried planning objections, national campaigning and an occupation of the site to no avail, campaigners against EDFs new nuclear power station in Hinkley Point, Somerset have turned to the higher powers of magick.

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HSBC DIRTY? YOU CAN BANK ON IT

WDM Santas on a dirty mission to highlight HSBC financing fossil fuels as the bank makes it on the naughty list.

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GETTING FIZZY CAL

Two activists arrested at SodaStream protest part of the global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), aimed to accelerate progress for the self-determination of the Palestinian people and to expose Israel’s human rights abuses.

 

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ANONYMOUS INVADES XENU

Anonymous Manchester plan an X-mas protest outside their Church of Scientology...

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Psychotic Fracturing In Barton Moss?

Police try to break the Barton Moss anti-fracking blockade.

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IRA IS FREE
LGBTQ activist escapes deportation for now

Ira Putiloss, Russian LGBTQ political activist, was released from Yarls Wood detention centre on Tuesday, after a campaign to save her from the persecution from the state and violence from the far right she would have faced in Russia. 

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TANGIERS MIGRANT CLASHES
The brutal reality of EU's externalised border regime

As EU and Morocco buddy up on harsh border policing, migrants in Tangier rise up after yet another police-prompted death, and SchNEWS interviews someone about the brutal reality of the camps near Melilla.

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Workfare not Fair

A week of action against forced labour.

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V FOR VIRTUOUS
Anonymous hand out clothes to the homeless

Anonymous gives out sleeping bags and gifts to the homeless...

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Northern Frack

Resistance begins at Barton Moss fracking site.

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A BIT ON THE CYANIDE

SchNEWS digs a little deeper and has a look at the SAVE ROSIA MONTANA campaign that is trying to protect Romania's landscape and places beyond from the gold mining project that is sucking the earth dry.

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Hospitality Hostility
SolFed announces the launch of the Brighton Hospitality Workers network [ Read Full Story ]
Badger Honour
Badger killings in detail

When the Badger Trust threatened Natural England with legal action for extending the badger cull, Natural England said the the claim was based on a fundamental confusion, but can you blame them, when those involved in the cull have been so, well, confusing. Between the secrecy, the lying, u-turns and even blaming the badgers for not co-operating with being shot. Schnews attempts to digest the badger farce a little...

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Weatherley's Flaw

SchNews was at Brighton Magistrates today to witness Hove MP Mike Weatherley's positively below par day in court.

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JEMMY BUGGER!

Brighton squatter acquitted on appeal in important judgement.

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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Throughout history LGBTQ+ people and communities have had to fight for basic acceptance into society. In some parts of the world that fight is more evident now than probably ever before. Putin's Russia in the vanguard of the attempt to delegitimise non-conformist sexualties. [ Read Full Story ]
ANONARCHY IN THE UK

V-signs for Vendetta as Anons launch firework barrage at Buck House.

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Autonomous Library squatters expand into public house business.

A group of squatters who had reopened the axed Friern Barnet library last year, decided to expand into the pub industry in 2013 by occupying The Bohemia Pub in North Finchley. Papers have been served...

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EDO MAKES THE BLOOD RUN COLD

Every year Smash EDO campaigners hold a Halloween themed noise demonstration outside the arms factory in Brighton, as another way of remembering the dead the EDO ITT corporation is responsible for killing.

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Weatherley's Flaw

SchNews was at Brighton Magistrates today to witness Hove MP Mike Weatherley's positively below par day in court.

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Worth the HASSL?

Housing Action in Southwark and Lambeth help occupy Britain's most expensive council house.

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Coward of the County (Court)

It's media archaeology vs membership of Parliament in tommorrow's hotly anticipated clash at Brighton Magistrates.

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JEMMY BUGGER!
Brighton squatter acquitted on appeal in important judgement.

Crowbars to the ready as the last of the three Brighton squatters arrested within days of Weatherleys Law being enacted was acquitted today at Hove Crown Court.

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ANONYMOUS REVELATIONS

November the 5th has expanded... expect fireworks.

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TRAVELLERS VICTIMISED

Traveller community complains of racial profiling during investigation into theft of Chinese antiquities.

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OUT OF THEIR LEAGUE

As Tommy 'n' Kev finally do one,, what will become of the decapitated English Defence League?

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BACK IN BLACK?
badger cull latest

Front line report from successful badger cull saboteurs, as the killing lurches towards a confused end.

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BRIDGE IN TROUBLED WATER
Syrian refugees stage bridge occupation as Calais migrant crackdown continues.

Calais report

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Still Fighting Osborne's Road to Nowhere
Update from the Combe Haven road protesters trial

The more video footage I see of the beauty of the landscape in Combe Haven and the principled stand taken by the protesters in freezing conditions, to protest against a destructive, unnecessary and costly scheme, the more I think they’ve got the wrong people in court” – defendant Tom Druitt.

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Balcombe in the Middle
Update from Balcombe as the end of the drilling approaches

Update from Balcombe as the end of the drilling approaches.

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SALFORD : NEXT ON FRACKING HITLIST?

From the Battle of Balcombe to the Battle of Barton Moss, IGas announce plans to begin drilling next month.

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JUDGE, JURY AND PERSECUTIONER!

Neonazi Golden Dawn persecute far left leader over anti-fascist slogan.

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TOWER POWER
Anti-fascist news from the capital

The Met Police made nearly 300 arrests on Saturday in order to allow the EDL to march across Tower Bridge and into the outskirts of Tower Hamlets.

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28 DAYS LATER

Anti-fracking campaigners plan a 28 day blockade at Balcombe.

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NO BORDERS CAMP ROTTERDAM 2013

A week of action and workshops for activists campaigning for freedom of movement and an end to migration controls, ending with a 500 people strong demonstration through the city of Rotterdam.

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Sabotaging the Badger Cull
Activists flood the Somerset cull zone as guns start firing

One week into the badger cull in Somerset, resistance is strong.

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BALCOMBE ROCK

Marches, blockades, arrested MPs and one helluva lot of cops...The campaign against the Balcombe fracketeers stepped up this weekend with the arrival of Reclaim the Power.

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TOWER HAMLETS - ROUND TWO

Are the Met really going to march the EDL into the heart of Tower Hamlets? That's what the English Defence League's leader Tommy Robinson is proclaiming on Facebook and Twitter right now.

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FRACK'S AGAINST THE WALL?
The Great Gas Gala and Reclaim the Power join forces in opposition to Balcombe fracking.

Day 23 of the Balcombe Blockade and Day 1 of the Reclaim the Power camp.

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Old Bill Bail Out
Protesters beat the cops and the Balcombe Parish Boundaries.

Sussex Police's Operation Mansell is going almost as badly for them as the Tories' failing efforts to sell shale gas to the UK.

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WILDLIFE MASSACRE STOPPED?
Has the Gloucestershire badger cull caved in?

Despite a deafening silence from all official bodies, it seems likely the Gloucestershire part of the badger cull won't go ahead.

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Know Your Rights!
Anti-Raids Network disrupt racist UKBA activities in London

As raids and immigration controls proliferate, individuals are coming together to resist in solidarity. SchNEWS spoke to a member of the Anti-Raids network. 

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ROBBER BARONS
SchNEWS reveals how benefit farmers Baron Homes put the boot into tenants and squatters.

Another Brighton squat was raided by hired security, paid for through benefit farmers on the 16th.

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FREE KOSTAS SAKKAS

Greek anarchist on hunger strike after being unfairly incarcarated by Greek police state.

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NO NAMES, NO FRACK DRILL!
Day 14 of Balcombe's struggle against Frack attack.

The camp's on the increase and the direct action hasn't stopped.

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Balcombe one, Balcombe all
Sussex village fights off the fracking invader

Less than 24 hours after fracking company Cuadrilla received a licence from the environment agency to start drilling near the Sussex village of Balcombe they began trying to move equipment onto site.

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CROYDON CALLOUT
ANTI-FASCISM IN LONDON

Update: 18.00 27/07/13

Only forty supporters of the English Volunteer Force made the trip to Lunar House.

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PROBATIONARY TALES
Feature article on probation.

SchNEWS received this piece from an animal rights activist and political prisoner, Lewis Pogson. It details the web of restrictions that prisoners face even after they are released.

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CASTING DISPERSIONS
New law to give cops blanket dispersal powers

Another year – another crackdown on civil liberties.

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Bexhill Revisited

Rally against roadbuilding - Enjoying the countryside in the name of stopping roads.

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Yo,ho,ho and a Battle of Brum

Update 21/07/13 - Bad day for anti-fascism in Brum - but not so great for the EDL either.

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ALL BRENT OUT
The travellers community in South Brent, Devon has been ousted out

An update from the South Brent site.

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LEGION ON THE RISE
A short briefing on the upcoming Operation Vendetta called by Anonymous hacktivists.

“Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.”

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LOITERING WITHIN BRENT
A long standing travellers community is under attack in South Brent, Devon.

A long standing travellers community is under attack in South Brent, Devon.

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LENNON'S TOMB?

EDL Leader Steve Yaxley-Lennon reckons he's gonna take his dog and pony show past the East London mosque.

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Now UCG it...
extreme energy companies plan to turn the UK into a massive Underground Coal Gasification site

Just when we were all getting to grips with fracking, another mind-blowingly stupid and dangerous form of extreme energy extraction gains momentum.

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THAT'S ANOTHER FINE MESS.

Schnews gets the real dirt on the refuse situation as Brighton's Cityclean workers take to the streets once again, despite pressure from the Council.

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PIG-ADILLY CIRCUS
Stop G8 Carnival Against Capitalism meets heavy police presence in Central London

Hundreds of anti-capitalistas confront an overwhelming police presence in London as part of a pre-emptive strike against the G8 summit

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RIP Clement Meric

French anti-fascist murdered in street brawl

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LAUGHING GAS
No Dash For Gas protesters walk free

Twenty one climate activists escape jail at sentencing after shuttng down coal fired power station for seven days

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A-A-Anti-Farage
UKIP's hove trip troubles

Ukip leader Nigel Farage attended Hove town hall as part of his speaking tour of the UK. At short notice scores gathered to protest against his right wing agenda.

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You want Justice with that?
SchNEWS puts the McDonaldization of criminal justice in the dock.

New Legal Aid proposals strip defendants of rights

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You're 'Avin a Cenotaph!
NO PASARAN

 BNP march outside parliament stuffed by badger/antifa alliance.

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The Balcombe's in Your Court
Sleepy Sussex Village Fights Frack Well

Residents of Balcombe, West Sussex, warn the frackers they're ready for direct action to prevent the first exploratory well from being drilled just south of their village

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ENGLISH LESSONS
Are the EDL back? and what can we do to confront them?

The English Defence League couldn't have hoped for a better recruiting sergeant than the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last week.

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Copfusion in the ranks!

State panicking over G8 protests on both sides of water

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A NUCLEAR DISASTER
Three anti-nuclear protesters await sentencing.

Three anti-nuclear activists are found guilty in a Tenessee court room and now wait to be sentenced after breaking into a top US nuclear weapons facility.

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Russian anti-fascist unfairly imprisoned under Putin's new house rules.

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DUST-UP!

It's wildcat vs Kitkat as Brighton's binmen take on the Green council.

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SETT FOR A SHOWDOWN

Somerset's badgers are in the sniper's sights as activists vow to disrupt the cull.

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LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?

 

It's Hove vs Gove as the education secretary aims to concrete over recreation ground in the name of God.

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CALAIS COPS AGAIN? SACREBLEU!

More updates from Calais No Borders Network

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On the Lewes

Squatted community social centre and veg shop opens in Lewes.

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Darfur: It ain't over.

Sudanese refugees and supporters protest in London to highlight the 10 year anniversary of the conflict which ripped apart their regions.

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FULL DISCLOSURE?
Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London.

UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

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DO FEAR THE REAPER

'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.

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A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.

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WHIP ROUND
Two hunt supporters come a cropper in court this week.

A member of the Old Berkshire Hunt pleads guilty to assault.

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LIVING ROOM?
New Squat Law Fails In Court

New Squat Law Fails In Court

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MOBS AND COPPERS
..an anti-fascist day out by the seaside.

Brighton turns out thousands to oppose the March for England's message of hate.

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FULL DISCLOSURE?
Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London.

UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

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Minor Ding Dong as Witch Dies

Thatcher-haters party into the night.

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STEALING A MARCH?
Far-right march in Brighton to be met with counter-protest.

Oh Christ ..not again, about as welcome as Jimmy Saville at an orphanage, it's time for the outbreak of political venereal disease that is the March for England set to tarnish the streets of Brighton again on April 21st.

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Refugee Revolt
Refugees and undocumented people organise and protest in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

'Non-citizens'  take to the streets of Berlin in the latest instalment of the Refugee Strike shaking things up in Germany.

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SHARK TALE
An update from the Fin Free Cambridge Campaign.

SchNEWS goes on a fishing expedition with co-founder of the Fin Free Cambridge Campaign and finds out about the group's initial success and what's in hold for the future.

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Bexhill Bypass: Round Two
Updates from the Stop the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road Campaign

With protestors gearing up for a second round of resistance there could be 'diversions ahead' for the East Sussex County Council and the road backing scum Trinity College in the University of Cambridge.

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Not a Happy Campus
1000 up-for-it protesters descend on Sussex University to mobilise against privatisation.

In solidarity with 235 Sussex University workers whose jobs are threatened with privatisation, protesters from around the country converge on Sussex University's campus (alread site of an ongoing occupation), invade management HQ and make a bonfire out of corporate files.

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Lock and Awe
Campaigners lock on to the EDO-MBM arms factory to commemorate 10 years since the iraq Invasion

It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the US-UK coalition invaded Iraq. 10 years since that fatal day on the 19th of March 2003 when the neoconservative “Crazies in the White House” bought their own propaganda and believed they could reshape the Middle-East with a blitzkrieg military campaign of “Shock and Awe”.

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EDF getting the Point?
Environment Agency Sells out to E.D.F and the Nuclear Industry

Recent announcement by Environmental Agency grants permits to EDF aiding the production of nuclear energy at Hinkley Point C.

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Summit to look forward to!
Resistance being planned in London, Dublin and Fermanagh as G8 draws nearer

If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken

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WHITE TRASH
National Front demonstration in Swansea on the 9th March.

National Front demonstration has a poor turn out in Swansea, followed by a Blood & Honour gig in the valleys.

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SQUAT THE CULL
SIGHTS SET ON SETT SITES

Anti-cull travellers and squatters plot land seizures.

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Wheels of Justice?
Only five convicted out of 182 arrests during last year's Critical Mass bike ride

A staggering five convictions out of the Met Police's largest ever mass arrest during the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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IT'S A DOGS LIFE
Save the Harlan Beagles campaign demonstrate in Brighton

Protesters call for the closure of Harlan Laboratories - leading breeders of research animals - and for a government inquiry into animal testing.

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MAN DISUNITED
UAF and EDL face off in Manchester

Dead cat bounce as EDL irritate the people of Manchester?

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Throwing down the Gauntlett
Hove M.P Mike Weatherly directly responsible for homeless man's death

New squatting law forces homeless to sleep in the cold with lethal consequences.

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THERE'LL BE ELM TO PAY
Brighton activists occupy tree to save it from felling

Campaigners have occupied a 150-year-old elm tree in Brighton. The tree was scheduled for felling as part of road works in the Seven Dials area.

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OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
Palestine Activist Faces Deportation

UK ISM activist expecting imminent deportation after arrest by Israeli military

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BOTTLE UP
London demo against dolphin slaughter and captivity

On International Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 2013  a demonstration was held outside the Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly, London

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Eco-Maniacs
Smears and hyperbole from pro-Israel counter protesters at Brighton's Soda Stream store

Despite reports from pro-Israel newspapers to the contrary, race war is not about to break out in front of Brighton's crappiest fizzy drinks seller.

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CHAIN LINKS
Dresden gives Neo-Nazis the boot

Over 10,000 anti-fascists gathered in Dresden, East Germany on Wednesday (13th) to oppose a neo-Nazi march.

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THE LAW IS A GAS
Twenty-one climate activists hit with £5 million law suit.

Energy giant EDF seeks to bankrupt chimney climbers

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SHOOTS OF RESISTANCE
Camp Ivy - new encampment set up on Bexhill Bypass

Protesters set up new camp and plan Weekend of Action after being ousted from the trees last month.

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ANTI-CAMERA CREW
German militants make an online game out of CCTV camera destruction

Civil liberties activists in Germany and elsewhere are taking a novel, and militant, approach to CCTV culture.

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STRIKE A POSEIDON
Sea Shepherd's "Whale Navy" vs whalers in the Southern Ocean

Whaling ship Nisshin Maru collides with Sea Shepherd vessels in an all out desperate initiative to take the Whale Navy out of action causing Japan to suspend its annual whaling hunt.

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TRUNK CALL
Combe Haven Defenders deliver tree to East Sussex County Council offices

Not deterred by the eviction of the camps on the route, over thirty opponents of the £100 million Bexhill-Hastings link road visited East Sussex County Council in Lewes this week.

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Hey you with the ZAD face?
Update from the french anti-capitalist land occupation.

  SchNEWS interview's one of the ZAD crew

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R.I.P. Akiva Orr
Akiva Orr, longtime Israeli anti-zionist activist, has passed away aged 81

Known by many as the "godfather of Israeli anarchism", author, activist and radical anti-zionist troublemaker Akiva “Aki” Orr, had pursued a radical vision for a democratic one state solution in Palestine and Israel for over 50 years.

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OCCUPY THE OCCUPATION!!
Eyewitness account of Palestinians and Internationals facing soldier and settler violence at Al Manatir protest camp

Burin is one of a group of small Palestinian villages near Nablus in the Occupied West Bank. Burin has been having a lot of problems off the local settlers, especially one settlement in particular: Yitzhar, which currently holds the distinction of being the most violent settlement in the West Bank.

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HAPPY CAMPUS?
Update 14/02/13 Bramber House on Sussex Campus overrun by student protestors.

Sussex students seize University conference centre in protest against privatisation.

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FREEDOM CHARRED

Freedom Bookshop receives an arson attack but survives to tell more tales.

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WELL RED!

Friern Barnet library saved by direct action and community campaigning. Put that in yer Big Society and smoke it.

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STAG DO

Animal protesters gather in Richmond to demonstrate against deer culling in London's Royal Parks.

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PARKING UP THE WRONG TREE
Protesters take to the trees in Manchester to protect the natural habitats of Alexandra Park from development destruction.

The Combe Haven lot aren't the only ones getting in the way of diggers. A small but determined protest camp has pitched up in a more urban setting: Manchester's Alexandra Park.

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COMBE HAVEN EVICTION

The last camp on the Bexhill bypass route was evicted as Tory government barks up the wrong tree.

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TB OR NOT TB?

As badger cull looms – SchNEWS asks what are the real causes of bovine TB?

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THE ONLY WAY IS ANTI-FUR

Animal rights campaigners from Essex Animal Defenders group are holding anti-fur demonstrations outside local shops.

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DECOY POLLOI!

Update : Camp Decoy on the route of the Bexhill Bypass successfully survives the second day of siege.

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WRI bite the bullet

War Resisters International pay taxes under protest

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Calais Cops: Question Time

Following evidence of cruelty against migrants submitted by solidarity activists, French police are under scrutiny from Defender of Rights.

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Brands are for cattle?
269 - a meme written in flame?

Last October animal rights activists  in Israel pulled a painful stunt. They publicly used a red- hot iron to brand each other with the numbers 269

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NOT A COMBE OVER

The year is 2013 A.D Bexhill is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...One small village of indomitable tree-sitters still holds out against the invaders.

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Combe Haven Update: The real Decoy?

Two camps down at Bexhill - but the best is yet to come!!

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"I'm not a fascist ..I'm a Nazi!"

Golden shower as British far-right turn in another piss-poor performance at the Greek Embassy

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Bexhill Camp Resists
In tunnels and in trees - Combe Haven defended.

The main camp at Bexhill took to the trees and tunnels as bailiffs and police arrived on mass this Wednesday (16th).

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FOWL PLAY AT KFC
Lightly battered chicken

Animal rights campaigner is attacked outside KFC outlet during a protest

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FOOL'S GOLD
Golden Dawn, the Greek state and anti-fascism

For 25 years Golden Dawn were a marginal group that for the most attacked small left-wing and anarchist groups and sometimes would also go for immigrants. Until a few years ago they never measured more than 200 members. Up until recently they had one office. Now? They have forty-eight.

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Combe and have a go...
...if you fink you're 'ard enuff

Bexhill Bypass Update from a Combe Haven defender

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BEXHILL STREET BLUES
contractors back at work at Combe Haven

The real battle of Bexhill begins as activists and contractors face off over tree felling near Adam's Farm.

 

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THROWING AWAY THE KEY
Revolt in Spain as the locksmith union boycotts evictions

One group of Spanish workers has come together to stick a spanner in the works of austerity misery. Or more specifically, in the locks.

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BEXHILL CAMP NEEDS YOU!

Derail the first and the worst of the new road schemes for the UK.

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ABOVE THE LAW?

Murky goings on as Sussex fox-hunt fronted by ex-policeman attacks monitors and flouts the law.

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HINKLEY UPDATE: PROTESTERS FINED IN COURT

Anti-nuclear protesters fined for obstructing the highway outside Hinkley Nuclear power plant.

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ICE TO SEE YOU

Things are heating up in Antarctica as Sea Shepherd and the Japanese whaling fleet are about to come head to head for the 9th season.

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ELF IS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Environmental activist is released after seven years imprisonment.

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Tax Money? Don't West Bank on it.
Report from the ground on the effects of Israel starving the PA of cash.

State services and employees crippled by Israel's refusal to hand over Palestinian taxes.

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NO BAIL OUT OF JAIL CARD FOR MORGAN THE ORCA

Sadness and disappointment but no surprises as judges in Amsterdam rule against releasing Morgan the Orca back into the wild.

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Battle of Bexhill
Update! A week of direct action against Bexhill link road.

Anti-road protestors in Bexhill were ambushed by an early start to the tree-felling on the controversial Bexhill-Hastings link road this week, but they rallied and using direct action have put a spanner in the works.

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Well Angry
widespread fracking outrage

Restart of fracking after year and half delay set to amp up resistance

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Doha Hoo-Ha
UN climate farce draws to inconclusion

Activists gather outside UN talks at Doha, Qatar as negotiators pretend to debate climate change.

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ZAD TO SEE YOU GO

Since October, Europe's longest, largest 'Postcapitalist land occupation', la ZAD (Zone A Defendre) has been under attack from French authorities who want to clear it and build an airport. Here's another update from 'le frontline'...

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BROCK HARD
Badgers in the government's sniper sights again.

Despite the amazing success of the counter-mobilisation that saw this year's planned badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire cancelled in October DEFRA are already looking for new cull zones.

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Nuke on my watch
EDF-owned nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point and Sizewell, Suffolk, targeted (again).

 

Anti-Nuclear activists blockade UK plants to protest the extent of destruction upcoming expansion will cause.

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Ich Bin Anti-fa

German anti-fascists take Berlin on 20th anniversary of comrade Silvio Meier's murder.

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Courting with Apartheid
Pro-Israel legal lobbyists succeed in stopping BDS argument on Veolia being put to Hackney Council.

As a pro-Palestine speech to Hackney Council is banned, who are UK Lawyers for Israel and what other campaigns have they been waging to silence and criminalise Palestine solidarity activism?

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Interview with a ZAD resister
As the cops close in, SchNEWS talks to a ZAD occupier about building resistance, burning barricades, and fighting for the countryside 'til the bitter end.

UPDATE: The sh*t's well and truly hit the fan since we published this interview last week... Stay tuned for more SchNEWS from the front...

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OUT OF THEIR FRACKING MINDS
get ready for the 1st of December's Big Rig Revolt

With the dark clouds of unconventional gas extraction looming over the British Isles, the anti-fracking resistance is responding by cranking it up a gear. Community groups across the country are organising for a day of action on Saturday 1st December...

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Gaza into the Abyss
protests erupt following Israeli assault on Gaza

Israeli forces have begun a massive terror campaign against the Gaza Strip

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GEO-POLITICS
Death at Harmondsworth detention centre covered-up by GEO.

What is known about the death of a Ghanian man in Harmondsworth IRC on October 30th? And who are GEO Group, the private prison firm desperately trying to shift culpability?

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EATING LIKE PIIGS

Protesters hold an anti-austerity Plebs and PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor's Banquet as a precursor to day of action and strikes across Europe.

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RACIST HUNTSMAN BUSTED

Frank exchanges of views are par for the course when the hunt meet the sabs, but David Lee Peters, master of the Ross Harriers Hunt overstepped the mark when he unleashed a volley of racist abuse at a hunt sab in January this year.

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STOP THE MARCH FOR ENGLAND
Bonehead bunglers the 'March for England' make plans to return for Brighton rematch

Guest post from Rough Music.

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EGGED ON:
SQUATTING BAN M.P CHASED OFF UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Mike Weatherley, the M.P behind the squatting ban, due to deliver a talk on the new squatting legislation, at the University of Sussex today, was instead chased off campus by students and protesters. [ Read Full Story ]
E, E IDIOTS

EDL fail to make an impact in Norwich or West Ham. EDL muster 200 in Norwich while Infidels pull thirty in London.

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NO LULZ IN THE ACTION

Anonymous hit the streets on bonfire night.

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Another death in Gaza

A 13 year old Palestinian was killed in Gaza after being hit by an Israeli helicopter in the never-ending onslaught.

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UN-HAPPY CAMPERS

Refugees set up a protest camp in front of the historic Brandenburg gate in Berlin and go on hunger strike over abysmal treatment in the hands of the state.

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More Droning On

Robot wars in Afghanistan are set to increase when the Ministry of Defence unveils it's new five armed Reaper drones...

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A WHALE OF A TIME

Free Willy meets Kramer vs Kramer as environmentalists go to court to free Morgan the killer whale from captivity

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Gone For a Burton

As fifteen intrepid No Dash for Gas activists occupy a West Burton power station for the fourth day...

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Bragging Rites

The London Queer Social Centre announce their closing down party

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South Down but not out!!

Vicious hunt attack fails to deter sabs.

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Palestine's Bedouin- Down in the Dumps?
Palestine & Israel's Bedouins under threat

Palestinian Bedouins face systematic ethnic cleansing from the Israeli state in the Naqab/Negev and the Jordan Valley

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Marble Arch Enemies
Wheelchair users link up again... [ Read Full Story ]
GO TO CALAIS!
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UKBA- blood on their hands
Cardiff family lose deportation fight

Activists and friends pull out all the stops to prevent UKBA sending family to persecution in Egypt.

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ALL RIOT ON THE WESTMINSTER FRONT?

Update 28/10/12 English Defence League in full retreat.

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ONE SKINNY-TAX-MOCK-A-CCINO TO GO

How ubiqitous terrible coffee chain, Starbucks, gets away with serving up tax free profits for its shareholders...

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Don't Stop Til You've ZAD Enough
ZAD FIGHTS EVICTION

Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France

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US Anarchist Crackdown

Three US activists in jail as federal authrorities target anarchists

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The Battle of the Bypass Begins
Bexhill camp opposes £120m disaster project

While the government bucks austerity to finance environmentally devastating roads programme, protesters kick off a new anti-roads front.

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What's your Hinkley Point?

Activists gear up for weekend of action against EDF plans for new nuclear at Hinkley Point, Somerset.

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SONS OF ANTIFASCISM

Anti-fascist vigilantes take to the roads on motorbikes around Athens as racist attacks increase.

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FIGHT FOR SITES

Traveller Solidarity turning the tables at the Department for Communities and Local Government as mass action day approaches.

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HEAVY WATERS
Anti-Nuclear Fishermen

Villagers and fishermen go to sea to blockade new nuclear plant in India.

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House arrest (without a home) in Tel Aviv!

Four ISM international volunteers under house arrest in Israel after being arrested and beaten by the army.

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GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY

October 2nd to 16th is Seed Freedom Fortnight. Starting on the anniversary of Ghandi's birth and ending appropriately on World Food Day, there are two weeks to get out and partake in a wide range of seed related actions. But why should you dig it?

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Haigh Stacked

Out of the squats and into the er... prisons. As, Alex Haigh, the first squatter to be sent down under S.144 recieves three months.

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BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE

Badger cull activists may have delayed start of the wildlife massacre.

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Border into Chaos

Calais migrants fight back with road-blocking action

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Zapatistas under attack in Mexico

Autonomous villages seiged by paramilitaries.

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Brought to Facebook

Azhar Ahmed convicted for criticising the occupation of Afghanistan on social media.

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SQUATTING FIGHTBACK

Squatters Legal Network offer support and advice to cracking addicts.

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BYPASS OPERATION

Locals organise a camp against the renewed threat of a Hastings-Bexhill link road.

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CULLING ME SOFTLY

Animal activists gear up to confront badger cull after legal challenge fails.

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DOING A RUNNYMEDE
Legal victory for Diggers Camp at Runnymede

Protest camp celebrates injunction fail

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Bubble Trouble
Protest gets fizz-ical at Brighton SodaStream shop

Activists picket newly opened Israel-linked SodaStream shop in Brighton.

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FAILED THREATS

To the barricades! As fascists plan to attack an anarchist social centre at some point in the future (or possibly past).

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Rigged Trial

Fracking activists' court victory

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HITTING ON THE FENCE

Smash EDO campaigner vindicated in court.

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Brought to Book

North London library, closed by cuts, opened by squatters.

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Coming Apart at the Seams
Fractivists oppose extreme energy in the West Country

It's West Country extreme action time! Unfortunately not shotgunning jugs of scrumpy while listening to the Wurzels though. Soon Somerset may may be infamous for an even more dangerous activity. Yep, that's right- The West Country is about to get fracked.

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A Fight on the Tiles
Rooftop protest as first Brighton squat busted under Weatherley's new law

Predictably enough it was Brighton squatters who found themselves first in the firing line of Hove MP Mike Weatherley's new anti-squatting law. 

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DEATH KNELL FOR THE EDL?

EDL humiliated in Walthamstow

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STICKY BUSINESS
Smash EDO protesters come unstuck at court

Smash EDO campaigners found guilty after glue-on

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ON A PARA TRIP

Paralympic sponsors Atos hit by protests for their persecution of disabled and vulnerable benefit claimants...

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No Justice
Rachel Corrie Verdict

No justice for ISM activist Rachel Corrie, killed by the Israeli Defence force in Gaza 2003

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Building Resistance
organising opposition to new anti-squat law

Squatters prepare to resist new anti-squatting law as it comes into force on September 1st. Meanwhile renters show they can be radical too...

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IT'LL BE ALAWITE ON THE NIGHT?
FEATURE: schnews' take on the syrian uprising

As the optimism of the Arab Spring has turned into a nightmare in Syria, SchNEWS takes a belated look at the Syrian Uprising and some of the regional players whose involvement have made the conflict so bloody and so hard to understand.

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CUNNING STUNT
As pussy riot flashmob hits brighton

Brighton Feminist Collective stage flashmob in support of Pussy Riot

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GOLDEN SHOWER
OF BASTARDS

Immigrant's murder sparks arson in Greece as Golden Dawn Athens offices torched

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AMAZON GRACE

A rare victory was achieved last Tuesday for the indigenous cause, with a high-level court ruling the suspension of the construction of the Belo Monte dam on the Amazon’s Xingu River.

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NUN-CLEAR REACTION
three anti-nuclear activists charged after breaking in to top us nuclear weapons facility

Three anti-nuclear peace protesters (including a nun) cause major security breach at US nuclear weapons plant

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ShowTrial Girls
Pussy Riot's unfair trial just the tip of the iceberg in the former USSR

“We are freer than those who are prosecuting us. We can say everything we want, and they have their mouths shut, and are puppets." - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot member

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HUNTS HOUNDED

One hunt folds and another gets hammered in court ..and the season hasn't even started yet.

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GREEK HOSPITALITY CRISIS

6,400 migrants detained by police in the largest ethnic cleansing operation ever to hit Athens.

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Jungle Bust
Update on resistance to the Amazon's Belo Monte mega-dam

Indigenous resistance to Brazil’s mega Amazon dam project, Belo Monte, stepped up several notches recently following the arrest by tribal authorities of three engineers from Norte Energia, the corporation behind the dam’s construction.

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Mass-ive Twat
Driver found guilty of assaulting two women during a Critical Mass bike ride last year

At least there's been some good news for cyclists this week as Merc-driving berk Christikas Zantis is busted by Brighton Mags

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Freedom to Fail
Freedom Press facing bankruptcy after being forced to settle copyright claim out of court

Freedom Press- the publishers of the U.Ks only regular anarchist (well anarchist with a capital A) newspaper are in danger of folding after having to settle a copyright claim out of court with a freelance photographer.

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Mass Arrest of the Week
Critical Mass that is- 182 cyclists nicked during the Olympic opening ceremony

London's Olympic ceremony didn't stand a chance of competing against Beijing in scale or spectacle, but Team GB is sure as hell giving the Chinese a run for their money when it comes to state repression.

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Locked On & Loaded

EDO blockaders finally get their day in court.

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GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS
WAR WITHOUT TEARS

Countering Olympic Repression in Calais as 'Jeux Sans Frontieres' demo successful

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BRAVE HEARTS

BNP booted out of Scotland

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Let the Games Begin

“Whose Games? Whose City?" peaceful demonstration calling on the Olympic bogus scheduled for this Saturday in Mile End Park in East London at midday

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INCANDESCENT IN ISRAEL

Two Israeli protesters set themselves on fire, incensed at lack of aid from the state.

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PUMP OFF THE VOLUME

Greenpeace activists disrupt business at 90 Shell petrol stations in protest over the corporate giant's explotation of climate change.

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Wall Caper
Cordon Bennet! Police robo-kettle blockaded during Smash EDO weapons inspection demo

Police high tech tool of oppression turned against the arms dealers during Smash EDO's Weapons Inspection demo

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HEPHAESTUS RISING

The workers of Viomihaniki Metalleytiki (a facility making parts for the Mining Industry) have taken over the running of the factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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SHAFTED!!

Anti-fracking activists found guilty in Lancashire oil rig trial

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BRISTOL FASHION
EDL outnumbered in the Wild South West

 Dismal turn-out of around 300 to what had been billed by the League as a national demo...

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TOMLINSON KILLER WALKS FREE

Today, as feared, Ian Tomlinson's killer PC Simon Harwood walked free from court.

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Culling In The Name Of...
English badger cull gets the green light from the High Court

Bad news for badgers as High Court decision deems badger cull trial lawful

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Not Over Reacting

Anti-nuclear protests in Japan as plants fired up again

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OPPOR-TUNA-TY

The Black Fish release hundreds of captive bluefin tuna into the Adriatic Sea.

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'Ni Oubli, Ni Pardon'
Racist policing in Calais

Anger as French police refuse to investigate tragic death of Sudanese man in Calais.

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BLOOD OR GLITTER
Guest post by Alex Casper

Shamed Tory Nemeth's nemesis, aka the glitter throwing thug, in his own words

(Actually this was originally posted as a comment on the article "Tory Story" but we felt it was just too good not to share more widely)

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Fired Hydrant

Who'd have thought? Homophobia in the Hydrant bar, formerly the site of many a SchNEWS gig

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De-ACTA-vated

European Parliament rejects The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

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Taking the Pizarro
Gold mining conflict claims lives in Peru.

Indigenous communities in Peru face violent repression for protests against oil and mine devastation.

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LEVELLER PLAYING FIELD
Digger group seize eco-village site in Surrey.

Activists began a project of land reclamation in Runnymeade

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Anti-Fra Hooligans

Anti-Fracking Protesters on Trial in Preston

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TORY STORY II

Brighton and Hove Tories were kind enough to respond to our previous story. Unfortunately their response left a little to be desired. Here's what we said in return.

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creeping in crawley
activists evade G4S security to occupy crawley hq's roof

Rooftop protesting against the “illegal and immoral activities” of the world's biggest security in both the UK and Palestine/Israel.

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Darkness at Dawn

As the financial crisis continues in Greece, neo-Nazis Golden Dawn exploit people's fears for electoral success

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A FINE KETTLE OF FISH
Sea Shepherd are victorious in court battle against Fish and Fish

Judge rules in favour of Sea Shepherd, the international non-profit Marine Wildlife Conservation Organisation, during a trial in a UK court after a lawsuit filed by Fish and Fish, a Maltese tuna company.

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Rio Carnival

Green economy? Fat chance at the Rio+20 Summit

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TORY STORY

Local Tories libel anti-arms trade campaign as anti-semitic. We unveil how Weatherly's minions failed the smear test.

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The Ungovernable Force?
Global anti-punk crackdown

Russian punks Pussy Riot remain behind bars, while Indonesian punks continue to suffer police harassment.

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Police Siren?
as the CACC sticks to the gates of Buckingham Palace

Climate Siren – a previously unheard of organisation connected to the Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC), stage one of the oddest actions SchNEWS has heard of for a while:a pro-monarchist anti-climate change lock-on

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The Frack Block
Lock-on stops fracking drill

Frack Off campaigners successfully disrupted fracking operations early morning on Monday (18th June) in Derbyshire, when a group of protesters locked on to the gates of Cuadrilla's drilling contractor, PR Marriot.

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What freedom of movement?
Then they came for the Eastern Europeans...

As police round up and deport the homeless.

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Ramping up the pressure
Disability Action outside Parliament

Traffic was brought to a standstill for over two hours outside the Houses of Parliament by disability rights protesters last Wednesday

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GO DIRECTOR TO JAIL

As part of an ongoing string of arrests and harassment by Israeli military, the artistic director of the 'Freedom Theatre' in the Jenin refugee camp is seized from his home in the early  hours.

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you snooze, you lose
Autonomous Homeless Shelter loses eviction hearing in Brighton's Magistrates Court.

Brighton's squatted Autonomous Homeless Shelter organised a Mass Sleep Out action outside Brighton Town Hall. The following day representatives from the AHS attended a court hearing in Brighton magistrates where they lost possession of the property.

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Smash EDO No War On Iran demo
Dangerous Liasons in Brighton

New Police tactics but the good city of Brighton and Hove luckily survives to live another day as Smash EDO score a pre-emptive strike for peace with a "No War on Iran" demo

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Tel-Aviv La Difference
Race-Riots in Israel

On 24 May, the Hatikva neighborhood in Tel-Aviv was set alight by rascist rioting and violence towards the Sudanese refugee population. The hateful violence was sparked up by racist political speeches delivered by government officials and rightist-settlers.

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Miner Threat

Spanish miners riot and roadblock against government cuts

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OCCUPY THE OCCUPATION
Palestine Place squatted.

New squatted space in London puts Palestine on the map

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FOLLY TUNNELS

Anti- Third Runway Land Occupation in Court

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SERF'S UP

As workfare chainstore gang is mobilised to pay homage to our monarch.

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GIMME SHELTER

Brighton's Autonomous Homeless Shelter plans a mass sleep out outside Brighton Town Hall on Wednesday (6th).

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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CATT

Protester John Catt loses domestic extremism database battle in draconian decision

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Bangers and Fash
Brighton 2 - EDL 0

The EDL’s football hooligan division, Casuals United, had been boasting on their blog that they would be returning to Brighton in numbers and strength to take revenge on local people. Here's what happened next.

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Fash & Chips

EDL's Casuals United humiliate themselves in Brighton once again.

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JUBILEE BY THE SEA

Rollercoaster weekend in the City by the Sea, with tea, cake and fascism.

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UKBA Rude Awakening

Glasgow UKBA blockaded in protest at resumed dawn raids.

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RE ACTA VATED

New worldwide demos against ACTA being organised for 9 June.

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Fossil Fools

Almost 20 years to the day since the Rio Earth Summit in Brazil and the world is no closer to tackling climate change.

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If we stay there will be stubble - updated

One week after one man trashed GM crops, 400 protesters have a bit less luck.

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QUEEN MUTINY
UK Uncut’s Great British Street Party

UK Uncut plan a series of anti-austerity parties up and down the country

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Beat home Chicago
City of Chicago stamps down on dissent during NATO's Afganistan summit

As NATO's top-brass met in Chicago to debate a way out of the mess they created in Afghanistan, the freedoms they claimed to stand uphold there were being eroded on their doorstep.

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Do us a Favela
Aesthetic cleansing in the run-up to Brazil's Olympics

Brazilan government accused of unlawful and inhuman treatment of its citizens during the preparation to receive the Olympics 2016 and the World Cup 2014

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FASH POLISHED OFF
From our wild-east correspondent

On 13th May fascists after one of their silly marches decided to attack Art Festival in squatted social center Rozbrat in Poznan (West Poland). Due to reaction of activists present attack failed but the story doesn't end there..

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I can SEA clearly now

Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson gets released on bail from German prison for a decade old Costa Rican misdemeanors.

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QUEBEC'S AGAINST THE WALL

New laws brought in to crush Quebec's Maple Spring.

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VIOLENCE IS GOLDEN

Greek fascist organisation Golden Dawn celebrate gaining electoral seats with violence against immigrants.

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IF I STAY THERE WILL BE STUBBLE
One man assault on GM crop trial in Hertfordshire

One man at least wasn't waiting for the public protest against genetically modified wheat in Rothamsted. According to mainstream news sources Hector Christie scaled the fence on Sunday morning and caused 'significant random damage'.

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Fear the Reaper
Drone attacks in Yemen and anti-drone protests in Brighton

Anti-militarists Smash EDO take the drone war to the arms dealers

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Large one with Mayo
Rossport Solidarity Gathering

The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co.Mayo, Ireland from the 1st to the 4th of June.

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DATA CAPTURE

No, you're not paranoid they really are out to get you. Not content with fingerprinting and taking a DNA swab the moment you're dragged across the threshold of the newly-privatised KOPSHOP TM, they're now going to hack into your mobile.

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SEDGE OF DARKNESS
Kent's Romney Marsh proposed as nuclear dumping ground.

Mutant wasteland

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Converging on the Ridiculous

Location of Squatters Convergence

exclusively revealed!!

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TRAILS AND TRIBULATION

Three members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt were convicted of illegal fox hunting this week at Haywards Heath magistrates' court.

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Penitentiary, My Dear Watson
PAUL WATSON ARRESTED IN GERMANY

Anti-whaling veteran and top sea dog at Sea Shepherd, Captain Paul Watson has been arrested in Germany on a Costa Rican arrest warrant.

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OUR JOB'S NEXT!
No Justice , No Queen's Peace!

Over 20,000 violent individuals take part in a surprisingly peaceful demonstration.

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NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA

A microscopic view on Marine Wildlife Conservation, concentrating in the Mediterrean Sea and the upcoming campaign of the Black Fish this summer.

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justice for kelly thomas
us cops in court following the brutal killing of a homeless man

On Monday 7th at Orange County Court, California footage of 37 year old Kelly Thomas being beaten to death was shown at the preliminary hearing of two of the officers responsible

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HELLENIC DISUNITY

Rundown on Greece's latest electoral chaos

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DEBT & TAXES
Citizens Debt Audits Network launched in Brussels

Recoiling from the austerity measures activists and organisations worldwide are starting to get together to fight back against the illegitimacy of the national debts and bailouts. On 7th April the first Euro-Mediterranean Meeting of the newly formed International Network for Citizen Debt Audits took place in Brussels.

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MASSIVE SNOB

Brighton is hosting the International Squatters Convergence from 17th-19th May...

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LUTON - BUT NOT BURNING

The EDLs much-vaunted 'homecoming' to Luton last week-end was, in the end, a damp squib

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Bill posters will not be prosecuted

Greenpeace action against fuel rip-off merchants Centrica

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ROADS TO HELL
Will coaliition plans drive us all round the bend?

 SchNEWS examines the the Con-Dems' foreboding plans for an all out attack on Britain's few remaining green and pleasant lands. Will the protest scene dust off its tin whistles and timewarp us back to the nineties?

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Running on Empty

Pressure is rising against the Israeli Prison Service as around 2,000 Palestinian prisoners enter their third week of hunger strike.

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Oporto-Unity Knocks
For squatted school in Portugal...

While fighting closure, the Portuguese Es.Col.A movement has been inspiring the whole country to engage on self-management of abandoned spaces...

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A FIRST FOR BLOOD
...AS CRAWLEY AND HORSHAM HUNT ON TRIAL

Four members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt are on trial for illegally hunting a fox with a dog, the first ever such case in Sussex...

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a smashing start to summer
MayDay, Smash EDO style

OK, technically it's not quite summer yet, but Smash EDO kick of the Summer of Resistance with a bad music demo

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Tags for the Memory

Gratton the German Activist who was tasered during the Dale Farm Eviction finally had his electronic tag removed.

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Lies, Damn Lies & the EDL
You couldn't make it up! Oh, wait...

The fuel of the far right – half truths, misrepresentation and lies.

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I KNOW WHAT YOU'LL DO THIS SUMMER
OF RESISTANCE

Long-term Brighton anti-war direct action campaigners Smash EDO are gearing up for the start of the long awaited Summer of Resistance this coming week.

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Summits Up!

Climate Justice target UK Energy Summit

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Occupy The Farm

A new strategy inspired by South American peasant movements has emerged in San Francisco. 'Occupy The Farm' intends to break the corporations' control over the food industry and replace it by community-managed food production.

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BIBLE BASHERS BUSTED

Worthing based anti-abortionists get a taste of their own medicine.

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REPORT FROM AFA IRELAND TALK IN LONDON
Anti Fascism talk hosted by Alarm and The Anti-Fascist Network

Saturday  21st April 2012 evening saw LARC (London Action Resource Centre) play host to a talk from a speaker from Anti-Fascist Action Ireland.

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FASH, BANG, WALLOP

Update on Sunday 22nds anti-fascist action in Brighton.

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ART WAR

Italian museum burns art works in protest over budget cuts as art imitates life

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Flytilla Grounded
Pro-Palestinian protesters once again prevented from entering Israel during mass 'fly-in'. [ Read Full Story ]
BY GEORGE!

As SchNEWS dives into the path of the March for England

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Inspiring Solutions for Desperate Times

A new community-based bartering system emerged in Volos, Greece to counteract the devastating effects of an all time high recession.

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AMAZON DAMNED?
protests against brazil's hydro power dam project

Indigenous and environmental groups are fighting Brazil's Belo Monte dam. Built in the heart of the Amazon, the project threatens to destroy rich ecosystems and displace indigenous cultures

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FROM TRIPOLI TO TIMBUCTU
blowback in mali

Coup and secession in Mali are the unintended consequences of NATO's regime change in Libya

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Hungry for Freedom
palestinian hunger strikers challenge israel prison system

As Palestinian's prepare to mark Prisoner's Day on the 17th April, prisoners call for mass open-ended hunger strike

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A Day Leyton a Doller Short

Protesters block destruction of Leyton Marsh for Olympic development

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Olympic Cleansing in Calais

Pre games tension spills over into police violence against migrants and activists in Calais

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DRONED OUT
demo outside drone war conference

Anti militarists in Bristol successfully disrupt the Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Conference in Bristol

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FLOUR TO THE PEOPLE

Day of Mass Action against genItically modified wheat in Harpenden

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DARKSIDE OF THE FORCED ENTRY

Brighton squatters made homeless in a politically motivated eviction

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Call of the Wilderness
activists squat outdoor centre in forest of dean

The Wilderness centre in Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean was taken by activists back in January after budget cuts forced it to close in August last year.

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Foxy News

The end of season round up from our hunt saboteurs.

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Indignados For Victory

Hundred of thousands joined general strike to protest against the harshest austerity budget in Europe.

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ROOFLESS EXTREMISTS

Squatters take to the streets to show their opposition to the Legal Aid bill and the criminalisation of the homeless.

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DANISH PASTING

If Carlsberg did antifascist mobilisations... The EDL and their European friends come unstuck in the supposed neo-Nazi stronghold of Aarhus.

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MOTION SICKNESS
Brighton Councillor Janio's Bid to Thwart Smash EDO Protest Backfires

Simulated Jubilee disruption threat leads to council corruption exposé of Tory military-industrial-police Cox-up

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General Strike in Portugal Escalates into Violence

7 people injured asPortugal brought to halt in general strike against austerity measures.

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Bolton Blunderers

Anti-fascists counter piss-poor Infidel

turn out in the North West.

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AMERICAN OCCUPY
Away from the mainstream media's attention, the USA's Occupy movement goes from strength to strength

The Occupy Movement has joined forced with protesters demanding justice for murdered black teen Trayvon Martin- just part the ongoing struggle for justice for the 99%

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Justice for Jock Palfreeman
Solidarity demo for imprisoned anti-fascist

Prisoner solidarity action for imprisoned anti-fascist Jock Palfreeman

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ANARCHY & EMERGENCY
Greek Hospital seized and run by workers in response to crisis.

As plans to privatise the NHS pass through the House of Commons here in the UK, SchNEWS takes a look at a radical approach to the healthcare system in the smal town of Kilikis, Greece- where hospital staff have taken matters into their own hands.

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Hong Kong Bank Shanghaied

Brighton squatters busted on bum felony rap

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(BACK) OUT OF AFRICA
french CRS-holes' racist targetting of migrants

Winter truce ends with migrant evictions in Calais

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WE'LL FIGHT THEM NEAR THE BEACHES

Farcical day out for the EDL in Brighton's Churchill Square

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SHUT YOUR FACEBOOK
Anti-occupation rant leaves one Facebook user facing serious charges

Azhar Ahmed, 19, arrested for diatribe against British forces in Afghanistan

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What the Fukushima?

Activists blockade new-build nuclear

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NOTTS IN OUR NAME

Occupy Nottingham fights on

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FREE PUSSY RIOT

Russian avant-garde punk agitators Pussy Riot have been banged up.

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HOWLING BLUNDER

The sustained insanity that is the Canadian tar sands exploitation has been turned up another notch this week – with a huge projected wolf cull.

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PUTIN: ELECTORAL GAMES

As candidates line up for Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir Putin uses every dirty trick in the book to stay in power

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OCCU-BYE LONDON
SchNEWS reports from the front lines as police evict the Bank of Ideas and Occupy LSX in one night

Four and a half months after its conception, Occupy London was dealt two severe blows on Monday the 27th

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BHOPAL: spied on by STRATFOR
wikileaks info haul reveals corporate spy ring

SchNEWS interviews Bhopal activist spied on by corporate intelligence agency, Stratfor

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safe crackers
police get overdrawn as brighton squatters occupy hsbc bank

Sussex police attempt to forcibly evict people from 'The World's Local Squat' but are thwarted by the number of supporters and the law.

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GREECE: EU'RE IN TROUBLE

Caught between popular unrest and international arm-twisting, the Greek state has all but fallen into irrelevancy.

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BARN STORMED
A concerted effort by police and bailiffs saw the eviction of a barn occupied in protest against the building of the Hinkley C power station on Wednesday 29th Feb. [ Read Full Story ]
POUNDLAND AND FREEDOM
campaigners score victory against workfare

High street retailers pull out of Tory forced labour programme

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PEACE ACTIVIST JAILED FOR AFGHAN WAR PROTEST

Maya Evans locked up for a week for refusing to pay court fines.

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ENGLISH DEFENCE LEAGUE: IN FOR A HYDING?

 

UPDATE Report from Anti-fascists in Hyde 25/02/12

After the disturbances in Rochdale, Asian youth turned out  to confront the EDL in Hyde. SchNEWS spoke to one anti-fascist who also made the trip.

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FROM CALAIS TO KHARTOUM

French authorites start deporting to Sudan, and demonstration are held over Africa House eviction alert.

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No Borders please, we're British
No Borders Convergence targets immigration regime.

A six day No Borders Convergence last week (13-18th Feb) saw activists causing a ruckus at various border regime targets around London.

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R.I.P Nikita Kalin
Moscow - anarchist and anti-fascist murdered

The price of anti-fascist and anarchist activism can sometimes be very high as we were painfully reminded a few days ago with the news that twenty year old Moscow anti-fascist Nikita Kalin (Никита Калин) had been found dead

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WHEN PIGS CRY

French cops at la ZAD tear gassed as land occupation continues.

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ABORT MISSION
the disturbing rise of fundamentalist anti-abortion activism in the uk

 

Around the country, even in supposedly right-on Brighton, fundamentalist Christians have been harassing women outside abortion clinics.

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manure gonna love this

Guerilla Gardening callout

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BARNSTORMING
As Anti-Nuclear Protesters Drive the (Hinkley) Point Home

Activists squat a derelict farmhouse in protest against new nuclear.

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TALKING NONCE SENSE

Far right groups attempt to get paedophiles off by nobbling the trial

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A BRIDGWATER TOO FAR

Anti-nuclear tree protestors evicted

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AMID GREEK WOES
deal or no deal as greek citizens refuse to bow to e.u. troika's austerity package

Troika's directive leaves no room for compromise with the latest austerity package yet Greek citizens can't take any more.

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DOMESTIC EXTREMIST DATABASE UNDER JUDICIAL REVIEW

John Catt, Brighton peace activist, takes the political police to court.

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Southern Squatting Shenanigans

A weeks of squatting in Brighton – evictions galore, flying radiators and vagabonds

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TROUBLED OVER BRIDGWATER

UPDATE: Tree sitters evicted this morning (Weds 8th Feb)

 

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Smashing Night At The 1in12

1 in 12 Club gets trashed by late night scallywags, just after costly repairs.

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LEICESTER PIGGED OUT

The English Defence League roadshow takes in Leicester

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GIMME A SLICE OF THE ACTION

As IWW pickets take it away in search of a bigger pizza the pie.

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FISH TALES
(yes we know that whales are mammals)

Underwater reports: Sea Shepherd offer $10,000 reward for sea lion killers. The trial of Cove guardian Erwin Vermeulen's is underway in Japan. ALF activists free tuna off the coast of Croatia.

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KIDDIE PORN COP BUSTED

Nicholas White, press officer for NETCU (the UK's sinister police spy agency) guilty of possessing thousands of images of child porn

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SLEEPER DISSERVICE
brighton and hove's anti-homeless policy

SchNEWS hunkers down and checks out how Brighton and Hove council implement national homeless policy

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Occupy London Update
Occupy LSX is evolving with the times (or the court cases) [ Read Full Story ]
WILLING AND DISABLED

Affected by the Welfare Reform Bill? Take to the streets on the 28th for civil disobedience!

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palestine at a glance

The Palestine-Israel conflict spills over into the cyber realm. Meanwhile a Palestinian woman from Hebron goes on hunger strike over settler attacks.

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When in Romania...

Anti-government protests target the president as austerity bites

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ACTA now
...before it's too late

ACTA explained. A new proposed legislation joins the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act.

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Back in the Faslane

Faslane celebrates it's 30th birthday with a month of action

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SOUTH SUDAN: INDEPENDENCE AND DEATH
oil and the myth of ethnic conflict in sudan

120,000 people have become refugees and up to 3000 have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan. Independence has done little to halt the violence in the Sudan region.

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TESCO VALUES?

Protesters picket Tesco in Israeli goods boycott action

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Bulgarians shut the Frack up

Bulgaria: Wave of eco-activism stops fracking in its tracks

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OCCUPY LSX: PITCHED BATTLE
ST PAUL'S CAMP LOSES HIGH COURT HEARING

The Occupy LSX camp has been ordered to leave Paternoster Square by the High Court

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DEAD SETT?
As SchNEWS PONDERS THE PROPOSED BADGER CULL

We take a look at the forthcoming slaughter and find very little justification for it.

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Gone to Ground
Profile of Simon Greenwood - Foxhunter and Fracker

Crossover episode fun as Crawley and Horsham hunt joint master allows fracking on his land in Balcombe Sussex

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EDL ROUTED IN WHITECHAPEL

English Defence League come unstuck in East London

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Sea Shepherd
dancing on ice

 Sea Shepherd and the Japanese fleet are in the Southern Ocean in their 8th annual showdown. Three Australian protesters are transferred to the Australian customs ACV Ocean Protector after gatecrashing the Shonan Maru 2.

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NOT IN MY FRACK YARD
Caudrilla execs left quaking in their boots after angry fracking meeing

Sleepy Sussex village becomes front line in UK fracking ban fight

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NO OIL TAINTING

Shell to Sea keep on the pressure as woodland is cleared for gas pipeline.

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC?

Irish activists move in to liberate government-owned empty buildings.

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HEAVY WEATHER
as schnews ponders the climate of activism against extreme energy

A depressive front-page settles as SchNEWS looks at the state of climate change

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Clermont Ferrand In Flames
anti police riots in france

French citizens hit the streets after fatal police brutality and the attempt to conceal it.

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FLYING SAUCERS

On Wednesday 21st December Brighton squatters beat back bailiffs with a hail of crockery.

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PLANE SAILING

Sea Shepherd activists kit themselves out with a spy drone

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GUNNING FOR GOLD
OLYMPIC RINGS OF STEEL AS UK PREPARES FOR MILITARY LOCKDOWN

Britain prepares for its biggest peacetime military mobilisation of all time. Iran invasion imminent? Libya campaign part 2? Not quite...

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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE END IS NYE...

Occupy Wall Street takes back Zuccotti Park to see in 2012

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...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
as protesters get old- old street courthouse to be exact

A squatted courthouse, a group calling itself 'Occupy Justice'- all of this will sound eerily familiar to oldtime SchNEWS hacks. Occupy London is going strong in three locations

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TURNED UP TO 11... 2011

SchNEWS muses on the crazy year that was 2011 and prepares for impending doom in 2012

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SchNEWS Person of the Year

And the winner is...

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BEAR NECESSITIES?
Putin tries to silence groundswell of dissent

Russian state clampdown on dissident activists

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VEOLIA-NT UPHEAVAL
Veolia takes another BDS hit

The Israeli boycott campaign (See SchNEWS 798) has struck again, as French multinational Veolia were thwarted in attempts to land a £485 million contract to provide waste treatment services in West London.

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PUNK AND DISORDERLY
Aceh 64 solidarity actions

Across the globe punks take a stand over brutalization of their Indonesian comrades

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EDL: Fash Mobbed
As 'Tommy' Wraps Himself In The False Flag

EDL leader cries wolf as he blames enhanced blackeye on Muslim hordes.

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SONIC SCREW LOOSE

Global Spring creates new market for crowd suppression gizmos.

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BOLLOCKS TO BORAT
kazakhstan kicks off

Since December 16th, major clashes have erupted between the state and the oil workers of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan.

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MINSK SPIES

Three Ukrainian activists return home after being caught, abducted and abused by KGB security forces after taking part in a protest in Minsk, Belarus.

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TEAR GAS FATALITY IN PALESTINE

A 28 year old Palestinian got shot in the face by a tear gas canister during a weekly Anarchists against the wall demonstration held in the village of Nabi Saleh. He died the next day.

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DALE FARM: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

It made global headlines but after an extremely expensive violent and destructive eviction what's happened to the travellers at Dale Farm?

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OCCU-BYE BRIGHTON

Nearly two months after it began, Occupy Brighton has bowed out following a gale that blew most of the camp down.

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'TIS THE SEASON TO BE EVICTED

Yes it's Christmas again and apparently the season of good will to all, unless you are a Traveller. For instead of celebrating the winter solstice and preparing for the Christmas festivities like the rest of the nation; travellers In Brighton, and around the country, are preparing to up sticks and find somewhere else to put their homes, as many sites face eviction only days before xmas.

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TAR-RA FOR NOW

Tar Sands activists in Canada are celebrating a victory this week as the controversial (and snappily titled) Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline Approval Process was delayed until at least the end of 2013.

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CASAPOUND RUNS RIOT IN FOREIGN MARKET

On Tuesday 13th December, two Senegalese market traders – Samb Modou and Diop Mor – were shot dead and three more were injured when Gianluca Casseri, Italian fascist accountant and member of CasaPound, decided to vent his racism in the most brutal way possible.

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OPERATION DIVINE WIND
Sea Shepherd on kamkaze mission

The Sea Shepherd Crew set sail for the Southern Whale Sanctuary in the Antarctic. They are making a beeline for the Japanese whaling fleet which this year were given cash appropriated from Tsunami relief funding to help them, er, kill more whales.

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A LOAD OF PONY

Today (Thursday 15th) marked the two month anniversary of the Occupy London movement, and not to be outdone by their American counterparts (see SchNEWS 797) the UK's own called for a day of action.

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE'S CAFE

People's Cafe liberated space goes to court - who will win?

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PUNK'S NO PICNIC

Heads shaved, shoved into lorries and transported to a police compound for a ten day boot-camp just for going to a gig. Who says punk's dead?

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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (IF YOU'RE BLACK)
143 arrested at Congo protest in central london

Deafening media silence following 143 arrests in Central London, as Congolese protest against rigged elections that bring Western-backed warlord Joseph Kabila to power

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TREACHEROUS WEATHERLEY
EXschCLUSIVE- anti squatting mp for hove mike weatherley exposes himself

Hove Tory MP caught out telling whopper as he claims homelessness charity backs his anti-squatting campaign.

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DIS-PUTIN' THE ELECTION
russia's winter of discontent

Russians rage over fraudulent elections

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OCCUPY USA GETS CRACKING

The Occupy movement moves on to foreclosed homes

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ISRAELIS STEAL ARAB SPRING
Palestinians protest against settlers' theft of village water source

Weekly protest over illegal occupation in West Bank leads to clashes between protesters and the Israeli army. Two journalists arrested.

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REMEMBER ALEXIS GRIGOROPOULOS
3 years after the 15 year-old's murder by police, Greece still burns

Greece roundup- Protests mark the 3rd anniversary of Alexis Grigoropoulos's death, yet another austerity package, 400 steel workers strike over unfair treatment.

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IRAN AWAY

Neo-Cameron and  William "send him to the" Hague are feeling flush following an easy victory in Libya. Now they want to take on Iran for shits and giggles.

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WHAT LESSONS LEARNT?
brighton protester acquitted as cops court out bullying kids

During last November's Brighton student protests, aka "Day X", a 15-year-old protester was assaulted and nicked by police. More than a year later, on Thursday (1st) he's been acquitted of all charges at Brighton Magistrates Court.

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OFF THE SHELF

Greek anarchists re-appropriate supermarket goods off the shelves into the hands of pensioners.

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Sab Land Rover Seized

Forty hunt sabs from around the south-east headed up to get on the case of the notorious Old Surrey and Burstow hunt near Tandridge in Surrey this Saturday (3rd). They were met with a heavy-handed police response – two arrests and the seizure of the South Down's groups vehicle.

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ONE STRIKE AND YOU'RE OUT?

Wednesday's N30 strikes saw 2 million public sector workers striking and hundreds of thousands marching in Britain's streets all over the country, marking the biggest strike in a generation.

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ROGUE'S GALLERY

After Brighton University students waited until the coast was clear the N30 campus lockdown to occupy in protest in solidarity with the public sector workers, against the increase in fees and the fact that the VC made noises in opposition to the White Paper to please students and staff - and then signed a public letter to the government in support of fee increases. The uni is also targeted for their lack of transparency regarding links to dodgy private companies.

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THE FOREST RECOMMISSION

The Forest Café (a volunteer run venue/cafe/arts space in Edinburgh) was forced to close back in August when the building's owners went bankrupt. It has now risen phoenix-like and been re-christened 'The Peoples' Café' as a over 100 people are now occupying the building.

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GREENPEACE OF THE ACTION

The Department for Transport was blockaded by fifty Greenpeace activists and two immobilised cars on Monday (28th) to protest the UK government's determination to stick a spanner in the upcoming EU vote on tar sands

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THOU SHALT NOTTS SQUAT

The Bigger Society Social Club opened its doors to the public of Lenton, Nottingham on Monday (28th) morning only to have them kicked in and closed a few hours later.

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DEMOLITIONS CONTINUE IN PALESTINE

The Isreali bulldozers are still undertaking numerous demolitions in Palestine. In this week alone, four family homes, four Bedouin tents containing 40 people, a mosque, a public meeting house, a restaurant, a shop, a car wash, a bee farm owned by a women's co operative, a sheep farm, numerous barns, an irrigation pond and a plant nursery have all been smashed to pieces.

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U-BOAT IF YOU WANT TO

In May the (now disgraced ex-) Minster for War, Liam Fox announced the Trident Alternatives Review, with much fanfare from the beard and sandal brigade. Unfortunately six months down the line and Liam Fox's replacement Philip Hammond has now stated that the review will not be made public because of the “highly classified technical, intelligence and policy information covering extremely sensitive national security issues”.

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CITY BNP RABBIT SEX SHAME

While hanging around outside schools is probably quite familiar to the rank and file of the BNP – this time they had an excuse. Well kind of..

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BACK ON THE FRACK

For the second time in a month, anti-fracking campaigners have targeted the proposed fracking site in Hesketh Bank, Lancashire. Rising Tide activists from Bristol made the long journey up north with their bikes and have stormed the rig, climbing on to drilling equipment and halting works.

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Nov 30: We're All In It Together
As UK Prepares for Biggest Strike in Generations....

It’s been a long time coming... Wednesday 30th November will see the first mass strike in the UK for four decades. 17 unions, including the biggest ones Unite, UCU, Unison, various teaching unions and PCS, have balloted to strike on pension reform which will see an estimated 3 million off work and, hopefully, cause massive disruption...

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Occupation Nation

Occupy LSX took a third space in London last week as a group from the camp liberated an abandoned three storey complex of four interlinked office blocks in Hackney.

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Tarsand and Shame

Imports of oil from tar sands - the dirtiest, most expensive and most bat-shit crazy form of oil extraction around - looks like it may face a possible EU ban soon. That is unless unless Lewes MP Norman Baker can scupper it.

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EDL: Merge from far right

In response to the EDL's increasingly ineffective mass action and a lack of political depth. EDL leader and former BNP activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon announces he is joining the mini-BNP British Freedom Party.

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TAHRIR SQUARED

Violent clashes continue between Egyptian police and protesters in the latest round of resistance unfolding on the streets of Cairo. Tahrir Square, which since February has become a synonym for mass civil uprising, has again become the focal point for Egypt's ongoing revolution.

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Smash EDOM
Activists target depots linked to Israeli agribusiness EDOM-UK

It turns out there's another UK-based company linked to the Israeli Occupation whose name starts with EDO...

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Factory Floored
Bristol 'Factory' Social Center Shut Down

A sad day for the Bristol squat scene as the long-running Factory social centre finally bit the dust in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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BNP: Union Jack Shit

Local anti-fascists were out and about around the South Coast this week as the BNP tried to rear their ugly mugs once again.

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Cowa-Bunga Bunga
After Sylvio Leaves, Strikes and Protests Spread in Italy

In the wake of Burlesquoni’s departure, strikes and protest have spread across Italy, against the economic crisis faced by yet another eurozone country.

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Plato Smashing
Austerity Protests Sweep Greece in Time for 38th Anniversary of Student Uprising

More anti-austerity protests swept Greece on Thursday (17th) during the largest ever annual commemorative demonstration for the 38th anniversary of the student uprising of 1973. Ever since, it has been traditional to watch the fires burn bright around Athens, in places such as Exarcheia and Syntagma square. Since the events of 2008 this day has gone from merely rebellious to properly revolutionary.

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State of The Occupation
AS UK OCCUPY MOVEMENT STAYS PUT, AMERICA’S GOES ON THE MOVE...

The Occupy movements around the world are reaching crunch time this week after it kicks off in New York and London was served with an eviction notice from The City of London Corporation.

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Nov 9 Summed Up
AS ‘TOTAL’ POLICING ENTERS STUDENT ANTI-CUTS DEMO EQUATION...

Wednesday (9th) saw yet another demonstration against cuts to education and public services, this time organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC). So SchNEWS donned its best black hoody and attempted to infiltrate the ‘violent minority’. Much to our disappointment, by the end of the day, it was clear that the monopoly of violence was still very much in the hands of the state.

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TOUR OF DUTY

Smash EDO on tour...

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R.I.P. MARK RIVERS

Brighton’s irreplaceable rabble-rouser, Mark Rivers, was heartbreakingly killed by a fire in his flat in the early hours of Sunday, 6th November.

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REMEMBER, REMEMBER

Saturday 5th of November was not just the 406th anniversary of an attempt by a group of religious zealots to seize power, it was also the 10th anniversary of the death of activist Barry Horne...

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HIGH SEIZE

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been pretty high-tech this last week. After two boats, the Canadian Tahrir and the Irish Saoirse, were illegally captured in international waters by Israeli commandos, Anonymous shut down the IDF and Mossad websites.

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HEARTS OF OAKLAND

Amongst all the violence this week, Occupy Oakland was the site of an assault on an Iraq veteren, Scott Olsen, by police on the 25th October. He was shot in the face with a gas canister that fractured his skull.

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DEDICATED FOLLOWERS OF FASCISM
AS EDL VISIT BRUM BUT FAIL TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE KINKS IN THEIR STRATEGY

On Saturday 29th October 2011 the English Defence League (EDL) paid their third visit to Birmingham. Previous excursions ended in running battles through the streets. The march was the EDL’s second big mobilisation this year, although not hyped as much as their September outing in Tower Hamlets...

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SQUAT NEXT?

AS HOPES OF STOPPING LEGAL AID BILL REST ON A LORD’S PRAYER

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EXTRAORDINAIRY PETITION

Over 100,000 people in Britain have now signed an official e-petition urging the government to put British detainee Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK, instead of extraditing him to the US.

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BRING 'EM TO BOOK

Our mates at Corporate Watch have a done a book, snappily entitled “Targeting Israeli Apartheid: A Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Handbook”

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QUAKE UP CALL

Wednesday anti-fracking protesters held a “frack mob” outside the Shale Gas Environmental Summit’, whilst two of the more intrepid anti-frackers scaled a fracking shale gas rig in Lancashire, shutting it down.

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Having a Field Day

Hunters continue to flout the law on hunting with dogs, and sabs continue to get in their way every week.

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WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT

A local meeting of Worthing Planning Committee ended in shock and anger last Thursday (20th) as councillors controversially re-approved the building of 700 homes on land currently occupied by ancient forest, Titnore Woods.

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EDL: BRUM FASH CLASH

The EDL are taking their roadshow back to Brum this week. SchNEWS assumes they’ll be hoping to avoid a re-run of their last two visits to the UK’s second largest city, which saw them chased round the town centre by Asian youth and anti-fascists.

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POOR'S PAY REIGNED IN

There were muted celebrations from cleaners at Buckingham Palace last week as they won a pay rise from £6.45 to the princely sum of £7.50 per hour – still short of the London Living Wage of £8.30 they had been campaigning for.

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I AM SPARKTACUS

The radical electricians block ‘the Sparks’ continued their campaign against sweeping pay-cuts across the industry with a march on Wednesday 26th.

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DALE FARM: NOMADS LAND

Last Thursday (20th) after a month long struggle of battles and barricades, the Dale Farm residents and Camp Constant supporters walked off the site, leaving their homes to the bailiffs’ tools of destruction.

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CUADRILLA THRILLER

The anti-fracking campaign is continues to gain momentum after the succesful Camp Frack back in September and recent earthquakes in Lancashire caused by Cuadrilla’s shale gas extraction.

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RUN OF THE MILLBANK

The first national student and education workers demo since March last year is planned for Tuesday 9th November.

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OCCUPY LONDON: LOOSE CANON FIRED

The resignation of the Canon of St Pauls, Dr Giles Fraser, has grabbed everyone’s attention. In his resignation statement regarding the Occupy LSX camp he explained that “I cannot support using violence to ask people to clear off the land.” No wonder this has caught the mainstream media by surprise - this must be the only time that City figure has resigned on principle.

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SQUATTING: EMPTY PREMISES
AS SCHNEWS CROWBARS OPEN THE DOOR OF THE TORY SQUAT CRACKDOWN...

On Wednesday (26th) the government published its response to the squatting consultation. While none of us were expecting anything sensible to come from a Tory government foaming at the mouth at the prospect of kicking an unpopular minority, the speed of the knee-jerk reaction and its implementation is beyond even our cynical predictions.

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DALE FARM EVICTED
AS IRISH TRAVELLERS ETHNICALLY CLEANSED FROM ESSEX

At 7am on Wednesday (19th) morning hundreds of riot police stormed the rear of Dale Farm. They met with stiff resistance on the barricades, resorting to Tasering at least one person as they ran away from them. Eventually breaching the outer wall of the site, police then had to fight their way through several more roving barricades (some aflame) as they made their way to the main gate under a hail of half-bricks.

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OCCUPY EVERYWHERE
THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT TAKES OFF AROUND THE WORLD

In the last few days approximately 1,000 cities across the world have joined in the #Occupy movement sparked off by Occupy Wall Street. As the Occupy Wall Street protests neared their second month camped up next to the Mamon of world finance, movements all around the world have copied the OWS model – with “Occupy” protest camps springing up in city centres all over the world. United by common tactics and the common slogan, “We are the 99%”, people are taking the fight against capitalism to the belly of the beast.

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BROUGHT TO THE BOOK

This weekend it’s the big one. No, not Man U vs Man C, but the 28th London Anarchist Bookfair.

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BLACKPOOL ROCKED

It was officially confirmed this week, as if we needed any more evidence, that the two freak minor earthquakes that occurred near the site of Caudrilla’s fracking exploration near Blackpool were the fault of...the fracking exploration.

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ZAD: Breaking Da Vinci Code
The occupiers of the ZAD were facing court last week as the authorities began the eviction process against the anti-airport community. The ZAD -Zone d’Aménagement Differé (dubbed the Zone A Defendre by the activists) is an area of 6 square miles in the French countryside near Nantes due to be flattened in order to make way for a new international airport, high-speed train and motorway [ Read Full Story ]
FALSE PROFITS
AS SCHNEWS ENTERS THE TWILIGHT EUROZONE

We have settled into a continual cycle of panics over the eurozone economic situation. Recent chapters have included Italy and Spain’s sovereign debt rating downgrades and Greece going to the brink of defaulting on its loans again – as it inevitably will without major debt restructuring, c’mon people it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out!.

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HONDURAN-CE TEST

Continuing the long tradition of US presidents propping up illegitimate, undemocratic and brutal Latin American leaders, Obama last week hailed the return of a “strong commitment to democracy” in Honduras.

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FAR RIGHT ANGELS

The English Defence League (EDL) ‘Angels’ handed in their petition to Downing Street last Saturday

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A HEALTHY TURNOUT
'Block The Bridge' demo to defend the NHS

Somewhere between 3,000-5,000 people came to “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” – the UK Uncut-organised demo to defend the NHS from axe-wielding Tory maniacs

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DALE FARM UPDATE

The Dale Farm eviction may be back on any time soon, as the residents’ application for a High Court judicial review has been rejected.

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GREECE TIGHTENING

Another 48 hour strike will begin on Wednesday (19th) in Greece, following on from last week’s general strike. Meanwhile the public continue rioting as only the Greeks know how, in response to the continuing barrage of political botch-ups and suffocating cuts.

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NHS DIRECT ACTION

On Sunday, thousands are expected to blockade Westminster Bridge in a ‘sick-in’ blockade spearheaded by the relentlessly organised UK Uncut. The “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” action is taking place before the health and social care (read NHS privatisation) bill goes to the House of Lords on October 11th.

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WELLING UP

On Monday all nine defendants in the second Welling Blood&Honour case were found not guilty of conspiracy to violent disorder. The first trial saw seven guilty verdicts and six defendants sent down.

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ANGEL DELIGHT

Frustrated by their piss-poor showing in Tower Hamlets, the EDL are sending in their women to see if they can do a better job.

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SQUAT A WASTE OF TIME

The government’s consultation on squatting ended on Wednesday (5th), so if you were planning on appealing to Tory government’s more compassionate side it’s too late – not that you would have had much luck anyway.

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CORE VALUES

A quiet country road in Somerset was the setting for a 250 strong blockade this week as activists gathered to oppose the construction of Hinkley C - the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over twenty years, part of government plans for up to ten in total. The project is backed by French energy corporation EDF.

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FACTORY FINISH?

Long running Bristol squat and social centre, the Factory is facing eviction. Situated on the corner of Cave Street and Portland Square, the venue has been occupied for a year and a half and according to the collective is ‘a space for free activities, creativity and political discussion.’

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'COS I'M WORTHING IT

Angry Sussex people are to protest outside Tory party offices against changes to planning rules that would give property developers free rein.

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FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN
New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' protest camp

It all started back on the 17th of September when a few dozen protesters tried to pitch tents outside the New York Stock Exchange. When they were blocked by police, hundreds camped out opposite the NYSE to take their anti-capitalist message to the belly of the beast.

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FIGHTING FRACK ADDICTION

Over the weekend of 17-18 September local protesters from Lancashire joined forces with activists from across the country to attend Camp Frack- a two day camp focussed on networking, planning and skill-sharing at a site only a couple of miles away from the cabbage field where Cuadrilla Resources (the company currently leading the field in UK fracking) are conducting test drilling operations in preparation for an onslaught that could see 800 wells drilled in Lancashire alone.

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SMASH EDO ON TOUR

Smash EDO, Brighton's long-running anti-militarist campaign (see nearly every SchNEWS since 2004), will be hitting the road this winter. The aim of the tour is to raise awareness of the campaign and get more people involved – building towards next year's 'Summer of Resistance'.

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SABS SABBED

In the past few weeks two established Hunt Sab Groups have had their vehicles stolen and then set on fire within hours of the thefts. The vehicles belonged to the Croydon and Sheffield groups. At the first theft we were willing to believe that this was a normal crime but the duplication at Sheffield leads us to suspect that these are planned attacks by the Hunting community.

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ISRAEL-PALESTINE: STATING THE OBVIOUS

The Palestinian Authority's bid for recognition as a UN member state has barely left President Mahmoud Abbas' lips and already the over-zealous elements of Israel's right-wing have kicked into action. This week leaders from several political factions, including chairman of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's Likud party, called for the annexation of West Bank settlements in response to Abbas' move in New York.

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INSIDE SchNEWS

Schnews has heard that prison life has got even more shitty than usual for some of those inside. Denied not only his freedom, Pete Simpson had his copy of SchNEWS confiscated by an overzealous (ie- complete arsehole) screw. After a brief scam he decided that it “Wasn't suitable for prison”, and Pete was left without his weekly fix of direct action news and typographical errors.

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Splinter of Discontent
The far-right English Defence League (EDL) have continued to drag their knuckles from one failure to another in the lead-up to their ‘big one’. Officially they are still going ahead with a march through Tower Hamlets on the 3rd Sept, although details are pretty thin on the ground, with many of their own members asking what the plan is. Others are even getting their excuses in early and bottling it. [ Read Full Story ]