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Now About That “Mistake”

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Lately war has been a hot topic. There have been the events of the Arab Spring and all the activity there. There has been the locating and subsequent killing of Osama Bin Laden, negotiations between our government and the Taliban and the ramifications those things have for Afghanistan and the promise made to track down the person most responsible and then leave. There has also been exaspera…

Looking after Gledhow Valley Woods

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Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods had an action day today. Volunteers worked on a variety of tasks to conserve and maintain this area of woodland in Leeds.

Gledhow Valley Woods is a small area of woodland nestled between areas of dense housing. To the South is Harehills, West is Chapeltown, North is Chapel Allerton and East is Oakwood. Residents of these areas anjoy the shared amenity of the woodla…

iresign.org.uk now available!

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With the recent spate of resignations from senior Metropolitan police figures and News International employees, we decided to make it easier for others to jump before they are pushed. Introducing iresign.org.uk - the automatic resignation letter generator!

thesun.co.uk hacked by LulzSec!

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The website of Everyones least favourite daily tabloid, The Sun, has been hacked by LulzSec and redirected to their twitter account giving updates as it unfolds. As this article is being written, the news international website has also gone down.

 

EDL Splinter Group No-Show At Memorial Event

A memorial event organised by the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK passed off without incident after the plans of an EDL splinter-group to disrupt the event were posted on Facebook.

Dodgy Hacking

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Imagine if the dead victims of the nasty phone hacking scandal had more than their phones hacked without consent. Hacked hearts, lungs, teeth?  Outrageous and alarmist drivel?   Not really - this has happened and no-one has been prosecuted.  

Pangea Project sponsored by BNFL rules out Cumbria

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Radiation Free Lakeland have just discovered a leaked 1999 promotional video largely sponsored  by BNFL which notes that areas of "high rainfall, permeable rocks and mountains"  would make the land too fiercely radioactive to sustain life if high level waste was dumped underground.

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What is up with the cheeky wee devils in the EDL eh?

30th June - Manchester Protest

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Thursday 30th June. Over 3,000 protestors marched through the Manchester city's streets today, causing widespread disruption, with thousands of school pupils across Greater Manchester kept home from school forcing parents to stay off work or scramble for childcare places.

Preliminary report of strike impact in N.E. Leeds

I went out for a bike ride at about 8 AM and came home at 9.30 AM. This is what I saw.

June 30th in Newcastle

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Banners on motorway bridges encourage support for strike action on June 30th.

SCREW:Scheme for Radioactive Environment and Water

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The following press release has been sent to Radiation Free Lakeland:

PROGRESS ON LONG-TERM NUCLEAR WASTE PLAN

PRESS NOTICE: DATE: 28 JUNE 2011

Due to the current untenable waste situation within the nuclear industry, the Government has decided to ask for volunteer communities for one or more Repositories for Atomic Pollutants in the Environment (RAPE). 

 

On BitCoin, A Digital Currency

A short piece about BitCoins a digital currency and it's social impact. And some genuine alternatives to the currency we presently use.

“Geology Seminar” is a Government PR Stunt

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The most persuasive PR stunts are dressed up in suits and paid for by the unwitting taxpayer.  Last Monday's "geology seminar" at Whitehaven was a brilliant example of nasty spin from a government who wants new nuke plants and needs to be seen to have 'solved' the nuclear waste problem.  

 

Hands off Richard O’Dwyer!

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 Late last month a Sheffield Hallam University student, Richard O’Dwyer, was arrested as the alleged founder of the media streaming website TVShack. It emerged earlier this week that he is now facing extradition to the US for criminal copyright infringement.

Unwelcome Socialist Party plea for more funds !!

Copy of Letter sent to Socialist Party leadership following a plea for members to increase their subs

REAL DEMOCRACY MANCHESTER PROTEST

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Around 100 members of Spanish, Greek, English and other European citizens living in Manchester, demonstrated in the city today as part of a Europe wide series of protests.

J30: Building up for the next “big one”?

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Analysis by a Sheffield activist of the upcoming "J30" mobilisations and what we can hope to expect as well as general observations of the state of the anti-cuts movement. June 30th has been widely promoted as the next “date” in the escalation of resistance to the government’s continuing austerity measures. As cuts are beginning to bite across the country June 30th will see first efforts at …

Abolition of Meat: Closing release May 2011 WWAM

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release of the week for the abolition of meat 21-28 may 2011

U.S. Companies?

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     (This piece  is written from my perspective - that of an American.) Right now the U.S. military (the military of my home country) is spread out all over the globe.  There is no doubt Americans support their troops that point is never questioned and when when i msay theirs I means ours as I am an American also.  But why our military leaders insist we be spread ourselves out all over the map is…

Facebook hides Yorks Naked Bike Ride page

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Facebook doesn't like naked cyclists and has hidden the World Naked Bike Ride due to happen in York on the 4th of June.  Facebook have a habit of removing political content and the Naked (or clothes-optional) bike ride is no exception.

'Funk the Cuts' street party in Leeds city centre

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'Funk the Cuts' targets scores of high street banks and flagship stores in Leeds

Inspired by UK Uncut, a new group calling themselves 'Funk the Cuts' have set up in opposition to the government cuts currently being implemented. This Saturday saw the groups first day of protests as 40 people gathered outside the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre at 11.30am. From there they went on to highligh…

EDL Shotton Protest !

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English Defence League protested in a North Wales town today, Sat, May 21st.

Calling All Squatters! - Old and New

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Got any positive, funny or random stories from your squatting experiences?

Yorkshire Zapatistas - Viva Mexico Event

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The Yorkshire Zapatistas held another successful event in Bradford raising awareness about Zapatista Struggle in Mexico.



Zapatista coffee, crafts and copies of the film 'Viva Mexico!' are available at the Treehouse Shop, 2 Ashgrove, Bradford, BD7 1BN (opposit the Uni sports centre)

Picket against Atos, against privatising benefits!

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LEEDS - 12 May 2011. As part of a national Week of Action Against Atos Origin, pickets were held today in front of Atos's headquarters in Leeds. This is part of a growing campaign to raise awareness about the privatisation of the benefit system, in particular the role that Atos is playing to kick disabled people off of benefits - an assault that has already led to several claimants dying waiting f…

Leeds trip to the Rossport Solidarity Camp

Account of a visit to the Rossport Solidarity Camp in Ireland by six campaigners from Leeds

Food Sovereignty Tour + Agroecology Short Course i

 

You are invited to participate in a study tour to study food sovereignty, social movements and social change in Venezuela, July 10 to 22. The tour will examine issues of land reform, urbanization issues, rural development and food sovereignty within a dynamic political context.

World Week for the Abolition of Meat - May 2011 Ca

Our societies have to pronounce on the unjustifiable character of meat consumption from an ethical viewpoint: it involves sacrificing the basic interests of innumerable sentient beings whereas eating meat is unnecessary. The idea is to claim loud and clear that it is not only the duty of each individual to stop supporting the murderous exploitation required by the consumption of animal flesh and "…

Women Up North 2011

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On Saturday 7th May women travelled from across the north of England to meet up in Manchester for a day long feminist event including workshops, entertainment and making new friends.

The event took place in the city centre kicking off with Manchester Feminist Network welcoming everyone to the event. There was a great relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and lots of women saying how much they had enj…