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Tower Hamlets College Strike Update

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The Tower Hamlets College Strike continues.

Teachers again affirmed support for continuing the indefinite strike action in a mass meeting Tuesday. About 150 people voted to stay out, with 13 abstentions and no votes against. At the meeting a number of people expressed their understandable concerns about surviving longer with no income and more people talked about how students were suffering, but …

Ahava Occupied Again in support for Palestine

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On Friday 18thm at 11am, two people entered the Ahava store in Monmoth Street, Covent Garden and closed the shop by locking themselves inside. Under the banner of 'Stolen Beauty from Stolen Land', they set out to highlight the sale of beauty products manufactured on illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian land.

In line with Saturday's International Day of Action Against Ahava, support…

Non Commercial House CALL OUT to share the fun!!

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Non Commercial House is a squatted autonomous space on 165 Commercial Street, London, E1 (next to Bishopsgate, Liverpool st tube station) This place is basically a giant Free Shop, for people to share, recycle what they dont need, take what they need. It is an amazing and very succesful project that started just over 3 months ago. It is also a very uplifting example of an anti-capitalist and anti-…

Vestas Solidarity Action At SEEDA Offices

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Throughout the country today actions are taking place in solidarity with the workers of the Vesta Blades factory on the Isle of Wight. This morning the offices of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) was targetted by protesters who dropped banners and built a mini windfarm in the lobby. SEEDA is being pressured to withdraw £3m of public money they've said they'll give Vestas for a R&D…

Update on Tower Hamlets College strike - 10/9/09

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Over 250 teachers at Tower Hamlets College are in day 10 of an indefinite strike against cuts in courses and jobs.

A mass meeting of 160 strikers today reaffirmed our decision for all out strike. The strike seems to becoming more rather than less solid. Many people have joined the union and the strike at the Poplar (6th form) site and a few members who were working at another site came out this w…

Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces

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From the UK National Squatters Meet-up in Bristol way back in March a callout was released for people involved in squats and autonomous spaces. It encouraged 2 days of direct action on the 18th and 19th September 2009 around housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis. Now we're in September and the days are approaching...

Actions Against World's Largest Arms Fair

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Anti-militarist activists have begun actions against the largest arms fair in the world, the Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition.  The fair, held in London's docklands every second year, has been the target of ongoing protests since 2001.  For updated coverage of the anti-DSEi actions this year, keep an eye on Indymedia UK's feature coverage.

Pix from Disarm DSEi protests

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Tuesday 8th September, London, and the Disarm DSEi protests begin with a tour of the "attractions" in the city.

RTF 5 Impressions

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Reclaim the Future 5 had loads of bands and other entertainment on various stages, including a bike powered cinema.

Climate Campers Escalate Action Against Eon

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Last wednesday (3rd September), as the Camp for Climate Action finished up clearing the site of this years climate camp, a group of activists pitched a tent within the grounds of E-on owed Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire. The tent was emblazoned with the words “Climate Camp is coming” in reference to their plans to shut down the power station in October.

Reclaim The Future 5!

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Reclaim The Future 5: brief report and photos from the event

Climate camp site now returned to how it was.

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Just so any nimby hippy haters can't accuse us of leaving the wonderful Blackheath site as a shit heap, here's the proof that climate activists respect our sites and don't leave them looking like the average festival.

G20 April Fools Prosecution - Space Hijackers

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The decision has been made to prosecute peaceful activist artists the Space Hijackers for impersonating police on 1st April 2009 at the G20 Summit demonstrations.

It is alleged that the group entered the City of London wearing police uniforms in an armoured personnel carrier with the intent to deceive the public into believing that they were members of the Police force. The Space Hijackers veheme…

Climate Camp Day 8 - Packing up

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The last day of the Camp devoted almost entirely to packing everything up.

Climate Camp: Day 3: Workshops and Training

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Friday was the first full day of workshops at the camp [pics] after two days of set up - concentrating on it's main purpose, direct action training, education around climate change, and skillshare. Around 35 sessions ran throughout the day on a wide variety of topics including the first of five daily mass direct action trainings [Pics 1|2|3].



In the afternoon a group of over 150 people left the cam…

Climate Camp: Day 2

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Thursday started with an action outside the European Carbon Exchange in Bishopsgate (where the G20 camp was) - Activists set up a Carbon Casino inviting people to gamble on the future of the planet to highlight the issues around carbon trading [report+video][climate camp pics]

At the camp much of the day was spent finishing the set of up infrastructure around the site [photo report | 2 | 3]. …

Climate Camp Site Taken at Blackheath, Greenwich

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Wednesday 26th August saw hundreds of Climate activists converge on Blackheath in Greenwich for the set up of the 2009 London Climate Camp. Groups gathered at locations across the city for midday, awaiting instructions to be sent by SMS which led them in stages towards the site. The starting locations were specifically chosen to highight ecological or social issues which Climate Camp seeks to draw…

Ready to Swoop!

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If you're out and about in London during the Climate Swoop, be sure to check out the new mobile version of Indy London, available at http://mob.london.indymedia.org (bookmark it in your phone now!).  From there you can get constantly updated, reliable information from our swoop timeline.  We do our best to verify this information, so you can tell what's going on.  The mobile site also lets you pu…

Brian Haw Parliament Sq anti-war vigil - 3000 days

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Brian Haw has been standing vigil and camping and campaigning for peace opposite the Houses of Parliament in Parliament Square, Westminster, London for 3000 days, since June 2, 2001. Brian initially came to the square to protest against the injustice and suffering caused to the people of Iraq by the UN economic sanctions and the bombing of the country by the US and UK, but has stayed ever since to…

Analyses of Summer

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With all of London waiting eagerly to see what those Climate Camp troublemakers are going to do next [interview] [video], some groups are taking time to do a little thinking about where radical movements are at.  This week sees an article from the London IWW about the lessons of the Lewisham school occupation, while it's hoodies vs. herringbone sweaters over at libcom.org as the libcommers take o…

Climate Rush & Yes Men Barricade Mandy's Home

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Welcome home Mandy! At 6am on June 10, two climate suffragettes and the Yes Men barricaded Peter Mandelson's Regent's Park home in support of the Vestas workers and wind power in the UK. The climate suffragettes, chained to his gate, unfurled a banner reading 'Mandy, Put Some Wind in Vestas' Sales' while the Yes Men inflated their 'survivor balls' in preparation for the worst effects of climate ch…

Climate Camp: Coming Soon to Your Neighbourhood?

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From 26 August to 2 September, thousands of people will converge on a secret location in London to challenge the economic and political systems that have created financial meltdown and climate chaos - ordinary people coming together to build a movement for sustainable living, education and direct action.

With three weeks to go, the Camp for Climate Action have posted the first of a series of arti…

Protest at Israel Stop Stealing Palestinian Homes

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On Monday afternoon from 5pm a large group of protesters put up tents and banners next to and across the road from the Israeli embassy in central London to protest the evictions of 53 Palestinians in Sheik Jarrah on Sunday. Police initially tried to move the protest but the protesters refused to move. Eventually the inspector in charge of Kensington and Chelsea police force arrived and agreed the …

Vestas Occuption Mass Court Protest – Pix-&-Vidz

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Dateline: Newport County Court, Isle of Wight, UK, Tue 04 Aug 09 – Despite hundreds of Vestas Workers, their families, friends, and supporters from across the UK marching in the rain to the Court House, Judge White grants an eviction order to Vestas Wind Systems bosses against the “Boys On the Balcony”, in the 15th day of their factory occupation against 625 green energy jobs cuts and the shutti…

Ed Miliband’s offices blockaded: Vestas solidarity

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[BREAKING NEWS] Ed Miliband's London offices were blockaded this morning by a coalition of "red, green and black" activists in a demonstration of solidarity for the factory workers who have been occupying the Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight since the 20th July.

The occupation in Newport is protesting against the Vestas management's decision to shut down the factory, cutting 600 job…

“Save Vestas” 4th Plinth Protest – Pix-&-Vidz

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Dateline: 4th Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, UK, 05:00-06:00, Fri 31 Jul 09 – Gerry Byrne makes best use of her one hour stint on the 4th Plinth, as a part of Antony Gormley's One & Other art project, by staging a one woman “Save Vestas – Save Jobs – Save the World” protest, coping as best she can with a bunch of drunk, abusive, foul-mouthed, profoundly ignorant, laddish twenty-someth…

Vestas Occupation Solidarity Demo 2 – Pix-&-Vidz

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Dateline: Vestas Occupation Solidarity Demo No.2, Department of Energy & Climate Change, London, UK, 18:30, Tue 28 Jul 09 – On the eve of Danish wind energy corporation Vestas seeking an eviction order at Newport County Court, Isle of Wight, to turf out the Workers Factory Occupation which is opposing 625 green job redundancies, hundreds of people protested against the pathetic shoulder-shruggin…

DISARM DSEi Activist Arrested for Holding a Banner

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Last Saturday, 25th July, activists gathered outside Dalston Kingsland shopping centre, for a demonstration against the army showroom which recently opened there. By 1.30, around fifteen people had assembled by the main entrance. Two activists from Disarm DSEi, who had been inside the building looking for the demonstration, decided that they would exercise their right to peaceful protest inside th…

Vestas Occupation Solidarity Demo – Pix-&-Vidz

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Dateline: ‘Victory to the Vestas Workers Occupation’ Solidarity Demonstration, Department of Energy and Climate Change, No.3 Whitehall Place, London, UK, 18:00, Wed 22 Jul 09 – Scores of sane people protest against the insanity of the UK’s first ever Energy and Climate Change Minister Ed Miliband spouting pious promises on greenhouse gas emissions reductions in Parliament while allowing the …

Protest Against Destruction of Calais 'Jungles'

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Following a call from No Borders groups in London and Brighton a group of people demonstrated outside London's French Embassy on Monday 20th to protest the repression and planned mass deportations of migrants living around Calais, France. See full article for pics and background information. More reports 1 and 2.

More Info: Calais Migrant Solidarity | Calais No Border Camp June 2009 | Video: Afte…

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