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WAKE UP!! WAKE UP!! It's yer colouring for a revolution...
The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
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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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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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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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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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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'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Police attempts to get case of women abused by undercover cops struck out is withdrawn.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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April
26th April 2014
Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2014
Bristol's 6th Bookfair returns with upto 60 stalls, and 30 meetings across 6 meeting spaces - you are guaranteed to be informed, enlightened, enraged and challenged serveral times during the day. Ideas are the spark of social change.

Plus there will be a kids space, outside playground, and cheap vegan cafe all day. All are welcome and Entry is free, although donations are requested to help cover the costs of the event. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. A printed programme will be available on the day.

Queries and questions can be taken to the Bookfair Infopoint on the day, or email us beforehand.

And after the Bookfair, dont forget the After Party - at the Rde Lion, Whitehall Rd, Bristol BS% from 8pm.

Address: The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW
Postcode: BS2 0NW
Time: 11am-6pm
Price: Free - donations welcomed
Email: bristolanarchistbookfair@riseup.net
Web: http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org/
26th April 2014
World Day for Animals in Laboratories
National March and Rally.
Speakers and stalls
Veggies catering campaign (home game!)

Address: Market Square,Nottingham
Directions: Train,bus or cycle to Nottingham Market Sqaure
Nearest Public Transport: Nottingham Train & Bus stations
Postcode: NG1 2DT
Time: Noon
Price: FREE
Phone: 0845 458 95 95
Email: info@veggies.org
Web: http://wdail.org
28th April 2014
Stop HS2 - Party at Parliament
Against a backdrop of cuts across the board, on Monday April 28th, MPs will be voting on HS2, a fast train for fat cats which will cost at least fifty billion pounds. Just to show how little they care for the environment, HS2 Ltd recently admitted their ‘ancient woodland directory might not have picked up all the sites’, saying they would destroy 19 ancient woodlands, when the Woodland Trust put that figure at 27. Come and join us and ask for a more sustainable future.

Address: Old Palace Yard, opposite the entrance the Parliament. SW1P 3JY
Directions: Next to Parliament, London.
Nearest Public Transport: Westminster Tube
Postcode: SW1P 3JY
Time: 12-2
Price: 0
Phone: 07811371880
Email: info@stophs2.org
Web: www.stophs2.org
29th April 2014 to 1st May 2014
World Development Movement campaign launch events
We launched our new campaign in April, targeting the aid-facilitated neo-colonial takeover of the African food system. We’ve got three great events coming up – in Birmingham on 29 April, London on the 30th and in Edinburgh on 1 May – for which we’ve enlisted the services of Tanzanian activist Janet Maro and Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University. We’ll introduce and explore the campaign and work towards taking action.

Address: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Nearest Public Transport: Russell Square
Postcode: WC1R 4RL
Time: 7pm
Price: Free
Phone: 02078204900
Email: ralph.allen@wdm.org.uk
Web: www.wdm.org.uk/scramble
May
7th May 2014
ENEMIES OF THE STATE - film night
A film called "free Angela!" which covers the life of a 70's runaway minority rights activist who was accused of police murder.

Address: 12 London road the cowley club
Time: 7:30PM
Price: FREE
10th May 2014
May Gathering to Prevent Wilful and Accidental Holocaust
The Tamarians are inviting members of the public to a gathering in Plymouth from the 9th to the 12th of May 2014. The group is a local affinity group of Trident Ploughshares, and is determined to abolish Weapons of Mass Destruction, starting with the one on their doorstep: the Trident submarine based system.

Saturday is a day of workshops: NVDA, facilitation and consensus, update on Devonport subs, dance of nuclear fission, stories from veteran peace activists, banner making and insurrectional art.

Food and shelter will be provided for the whole weekend.

Address: 74 Mutley Plain, Plymouth
Directions: Mutley Plain, Plymouth
Nearest Public Transport: Plymouth train station; Bretonside Bus station
Postcode: PL4 6LS
Time: 9:30
Price: Donations are welcome
Phone: 01822 832 815
Email: tp_tamarians@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.tridentploughshares.org
24th May 2014
Stonehenge Festival Campaign Benefit Gig
Culture Shock, Headjam, Buff, Stonewashed, Headgames, DJ, and projections by Adsinthe.

Address: Gulliver's club,109, Oldham st Manchester, M4 1LW
Postcode: M4 1LW
Time: 7pm till late
Price: £5.00
Web: www.stonehengefestivalcampaign.co.uk
27th May 2014
Anarchist Arts Fair
-- hosted by Sussex Anarchists --

Ever wanted to celebrate the good ol' days of photo-copying hand made comics or spraying some skipped cloth whilst listening to punk music? Well now is your chance! Sussex Anarchists brings you a day of workshops. Maybe you've never lived the glorious day of the Punk scene boom? Sounds like this is the event for you...

Workshops include patch making, zine designing and film making.

All in celebration of B.fest!

Address: The Cowley Club, 12 London road
Price: FREE
SchNEWS in Brief...
and finally...

NAZI PORNSTAR KNOB CAKE SHAME

Ok – so across Europe the far-right are on a bit of an upswing – that's nothing to laugh about. But the fate of the the second in command of Germany's largest ultra-right party, the NPD will perhaps raise a smile.

Peter Marx (presumably no relation) had to throw in the towel after getting caught out attending a social gathering where the piece-de-resistance was a penis shaped cake. The icing on the phallic sponge was that accompanying Peter for the evening was porn star Kitty Blair (nee Ina Groll).

Kitty had been enthuisiasticaly pursued by the men with stiff right arms as political viagra. Facebook likes went through the roof, bolstered by saucy poses outside polling booths and online rants gainst all parasitic non-Germans-living-in-Germany. Her slogan? “nationalism can be sexy too”.

Unfortunatley for the happy couple – footage of one Kitty's previous starring roles began circulating that showed that she wasn't quite as discriminating against non-Aryans as the party's mass base might like.

Peter's resignation followed shortly.

and finally...

NAZI PORNSTAR KNOB CAKE SHAME.

SchNEWS warns all readers, that wasn't a fracking earthquake we ate too many chick peas. Honest!