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WAKE UP!! WAKE UP!! No more fash by the sea
The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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'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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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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MORE THAN JUST A MOVEMENT: RESISTANCE TO THE COUP IN HONDURAS
One year after the military coup in Honduras which ousted the leader and installed a neo-liberal cabal, grassroots groups across the country are aligning to create a popular movement

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets all over Honduras (and in cities around the world) on Monday 28th June, the first anniversary of the military coup. Not that they were commemorating the coup of course, but to celebrate the first birthday of the National Popular Resistance Front. The FNRP is a remarkable coalition of brave people from all the traditionally oppressed sectors of society: the Committee of Families of the Disappeared; a myriad of feminist organisations; indigenous groups; the Afro-descendant garífuna people; youth movements; the gay community; human rights activists and trades unions. The FNRP is an alliance of hundreds of grassroots organisations which, despite the risk to the lives of all involved, have refused to give in and accept the illegal takeover of their country by a ruthless and self-serving elite.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OCCUPY USA GETS CRACKING

The Occupy movement moves on to foreclosed homes

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

Russians rage over fraudulent elections

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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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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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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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SONIC SCREW LOOSE

Global Spring creates new market for crowd suppression gizmos.

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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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SchNEWS Person of the Year

And the winner is...

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

Occupy Wall Street takes back Zuccotti Park to see in 2012

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BEAR NECESSITIES?
Putin tries to silence groundswell of dissent

Russian state clampdown on dissident activists

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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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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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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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NOTTS IN OUR NAME

Occupy Nottingham fights on

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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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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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General Strike in Portugal Escalates into Violence

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

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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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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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Indignados For Victory

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

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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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BY GEORGE!

As SchNEWS dives into the path of the March for England

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BIBLE BASHERS BUSTED

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

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ART WAR

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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QUEBEC'S AGAINST THE WALL

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

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RE ACTA VATED

New worldwide demos against ACTA being organised for 9 June.

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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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GIMME SHELTER

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

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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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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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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CATT

Protester John Catt loses domestic extremism database battle in draconian decision

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FASH, BANG, WALLOP

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

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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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Not Over Reacting

Anti-nuclear protests in Japan as plants fired up again

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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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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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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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Brought to Book

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

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BYPASS OPERATION

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

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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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NO LULZ IN THE ACTION

Anonymous hit the streets on bonfire night.

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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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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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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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Ich Bin Anti-fa

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

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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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BEXHILL CAMP NEEDS YOU!

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

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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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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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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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Combe Haven Update: The real Decoy?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RUSSIAN ROULETTE

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Worth the HASSL?

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

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ANONYMOUS INVADES XENU

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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