July 24, 2012 09:00
Meet Victoria station at 9am.
Meet Victoria station at 9am.
This is a personal account by the defendant of an 11 year fight for justice against the Italian police. Every once in a while a legal case comes along in Italy which will shape the future path of a country concerning the standard of its human rights and its legal system. The raid on the Diaz school during the G8 meeting in Genoa in 2001 is such a case.
Natural History Museum, nearest tube: South Kensington
De Beers diamond shop on the corner of Piccadilly and Bond Street
at st paul's this morning there were around 200 activists from more than 30 international activist groups. led by a new orleans funeral jazz band, they began by laying coffins at the gates to paternoster square where the london stock exchange deals in the profits and pension funds of major corporations responsible for worldwide misery. the ceremony was meant to celebrate the people who have tried …
Shareholders meeting of Israeli prison contractor G4S targeted.
Palestine solidarity activists joined anti-deportation and anti-austerity groups for a noisy demonstration outside the annual meeting of private security company G4S in London on June 7th.
Chanting by the more than 70 campaigners present could be heard inside the meeting, while shareholders were handed an alternative annual repo…
The Sammoni family in Gaza have issued an appeal to the Queen to remove the Steinmetz Forevermark Jubilee Diamond which De Beers put on display in the Tower of London to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
Yesterday, 30 May, the Supreme Court handed down its 5-2 majority verdict finding against Julian Assange in his appeal against extradition to Sweden. However, the verdict was far from straightforward and an unprecedented re-opening of the appeal now looks possible. The solidarity vigil at the court was organised by Veterans for Peace UK, London Catholic Worker and other supporters.
London Stock Exchange, Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS
Habima Israel's National Theatre is performing in London at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (SGT). Habima regularly performs in illegal Israeli settlements & is funded by the State of Israel. SGT refused Global calls to Boycott Habima. On Habima's opening night yesterday a Protestor from Denmark was thrown out by the Globe for displaying a banner against Israel's Apartheid. He later said, "I …
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In response to a call for solidarity from Egypt with the 600 + detainees and the 20 + killed by SCAF (military) in the latest round of repression in Cairo, activists dropped a banner on the 6th of May 2012 outside the Egyptian Embassy in London. The banner reads: Free the Prisoners, Down with the military rule.
From 9.15am, Thursday 10th May 2012, at Westminster Magistrates Court, 181 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5BR.
N.B. NOT the old City of Westminster Court in Horseferry Rd but the new court in Marylebone Road, 181 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5BR. Map here.
As “counter-terrorist experts”, better known as Armament Companies, gathered at the Royal Garden Hotel to guzzle champagne followed by four course dinner, pausing only to gaze over Kensington Gardens. (At a mere £156 a ticket, guess who isn’t suffering from “austerity”?) – Smash EDO, Disarm DSEi and Campaign against the arms trade held a noise demonstration, distrupting thier dini…
On 31st March 2012, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) & Stop the Arms Fair (STAF) launched a campaign to ‘Disarm the National Gallery' in Trafalgar Square, London. A video of this action including never seen before footage of protests & discussions inside the National Gallery and an interview with BBC correspondent & Channel 4 reporter Paraic O'Brien at Stop the Arms Fair 2011 can be viewed …
Veterans for Peace UK held its inaugural meeting on Easter Sunday. 11 veterans attended the meeting. The meeting was started with the reading of The Statement of Purpose. We then had an extended check in where there was a good exchange of experiences.
The aims of VFP UK were laid out;
1) To resist war through non-violent action.
2) To support war resisters.
3) To counter militarism and educate on…
Campaign Against Arms Trade press release re Global Day of Action on Military Spending