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Genital Mutilators Converging in London, Protests

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On September 17-19, perpetrators of 'cosmetic genital surgeries' on children with 'atypical genitals' will celebrate 'IV. World Conference', culminating in a 'live surgery' marathon—while their victims deplore non-consented removal of healthy genital tissue resulting in loss of sensation, and will be protesting 'gross human rights violations.'

UKUncut Emergency Operation

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On Saturday 28th local high street branches of different banks were transformed into hospitals in a 'UK Uncut's Emergency Operation'. Anti-cuts activists from several parts of London followed the call to "tell the government to leave our NHS alone; it's the banks that are sick" [read full call].

Video reports: Emergency Operation, Camden | Save Homerton hospital | Emergency Operation: Wood Green

Save the NHS demo ( photos part 2 )

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About 1500 people today ( 17 May '11 ) marched from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS.

Save the NHS demo ( photos part 1 )

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About 1500 people today ( 17 May '11 ) marched from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS.

Third UKCMRI Lab Parliamentary Hearing Report

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The third hearing for the Science and Technology Parliamentary Inquiry into the highly controversial UKCMRI proposed bioresearch laboratory took place on 2nd March, at Portcullis House - more below.....

Pics: Camden #UKuncut Natwest Creche Action

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This morning around 50 people, parents and children have transformed Natwest in Camden into a creche, in a protest against cuts which will hit children and women. It's our society that's too big to fail, not the banking system. 

One mother said "People are realising the massive impact these cuts are about to have on our lives and our children's future - we've got to work together to defend our f…

Anti Cuts Carnival, Marches and UKuncut Actions

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Several UKuncut 'Big Society Bail-in' actions against Barclays bank took place today across london. At the same time around 1000 people took part in the Lewisham Carnival Against Cuts [pic | videos 1|2] and around 500 marched in Hackney [pic more]. See Tumblewire updates + Live blog archive

In Brixton around 40 people blockaded the Barclays branch for around an hour and a half whilst handing out …

Second UKCMRI Lab Parliamentary Hearing Report

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The second hearing for the Science and Technology Parliamentary Inquiry into the UKCMRI proposed bioresearch laboratory took place on 16th February, at Portcullis House - more below.....

UKCMRI Lab Parliamentary Inquiry Report

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The government has offered £220 million of public money towards a proposal to build a gigantic laboratory complex alongside St Pancras International Station, planned to handle "Biosafety Level 3" extremely dangerous pathogens in 79,000 square metres of building, eight storeys above ground and four storeys below ground, on land behind the British Library, at a time of brutal cutbacks. It has b…

Date set for UKCMRI Lab Parliamentary Hearing

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A date has been set for a first hearing for the Parliamentary Inquiry into the controversial UKCMRI bioresearch lab proposed for central London, for MPs to hear evidence on Wednesday 9th February. Some of the written evidence has now been published. More information below.....

UKCMRI Lab - Documents Released

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The Evening Standard has reported explosive news relating to the previous government's interest in the sale of public land leading to the present controversial UKCMRI bioresearch lab proposal. More information below..... 

Boris Johnson Approved Controversial UKCMRI Lab

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Boris Johnson has approved the highly controversial UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory project proposed for central London, with very little national media attention. The application fell into the height category requiring it to be referred to the Mayor.  More information below........

UKCMRI Lab Webcast of Council Meeting Vote

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A webcast is now available of the Camden Council meeting on the 16th December when plans for the controversial massive UKCMRI laboratory for central London were approved by a majority of the councillors on the Development Control Committee who voted regarding this proposal at the meeting. The plans now need to be referred to the Mayor of London and the Department for Communities and Local Governme…

UKCMRI Lab plans approved in Camden Town Hall

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Plans for the controversial massive UKCMRI laboratory for central London were approved by a majority of the councillors on the voting panel, at Camden Town Hall on December 16th. However, the plans still have to be referred to the Mayor of London and the Department for Communities and Local Government for consideration and also a planned Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into the project has been an…

Date set for UKCMRI Lab Council Planning Decision

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A date has now been set for a committee to consider the highly controversial proposed UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory planning application at Camden Town Hall on Thursday, 16th December from 7pm. The Evening Standard has found out about a "high security plan" for the proposed lab. More below.......

New Inquiry into UKCMRI Proposed Lab Announced

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The Science and Technology Committee has announced a new inquiry into the controversial UKCMRI massive bioresearch laboratory project proposed for central London. This is separate from the planning application made to Camden Council. The likely date for Camden Council Development Control Committee to consider the application is 16th December, 2010. More information below.......

nick clegg lecture met by protests

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nick clegg was invited to give the 7th 'hugo young' lecture by the electoral and parliamentary reform campaigning group 'unlock democracy'.

his appearance attracted a protest of more than a hundred people angry at mr clegg's complete about turn on his electoral promises relating to education cuts.

UKCMRI proposed lab site photos - Petition Started

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Here are photos of the site proposed for a massive bioresearch laboratory, alongside St Pancras International Station, 6 underground lines, near 2 major national stations and thousands of people's homes in busy central London. There is still time to send in objections/comments - a petition has now been started to oppose this - link below.............

£220 Million Offered By Government For UKCMRI Lab

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At a time of brutal public services cutbacks, the government has offered £220 million towards the highly controversial UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory proposed for central London.  

CaCC 3rd TU Conference – Pix-&-Vidz, Sat 13 Mar 10

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Dateline: South Camden Community School, London, UK, 10:30-16:30, Sat 13 Mar 10 – Scores of trade unionists and climate change activists converged in Camden to explore the consequences of The Great COP-15 Cop-Out, taking the destiny of our civilisation and ecosphere into our own hands, and just how we go about putting solving the capitalist-created catastrophic climate chaos crisis at the heart of…

Climate Camp begins legal battle

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Climate Campers have launched an action against the Metropolitan Police to challenge the policing of the G20 Climate Camp in the City protest on 1st April, instigating the start of a David and Goliath legal battle. The specific concerns raised about the decisions and actions taken by the police are:

- The authorisation to deploy force and in particular the us…

Pix-&-Vidz of NSSN Conference 09 – Sat 27 Jun 09

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Dateline: National Shop Stewards Network Conference 09, South Camden Community School, Charrington Street, London, UK, 11:00-15:30, Sat 27 Jun 09 – On a swelteringly hot summer Saturday, hundreds of trade union militants and their supporters converged for the third annual National Shop Stewards Network Conference (NSSN-09). Whilst celebrating our class’s recent victories at Lindsey Oil Refiner…

Refugee Week - London events

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14th - 21st June 2009 represents the ninth international Refugee Week - the run up to World Refugee Day, held on June 20th each year.

This year's Refugee Week featured a number of events, from the 'Celebrating sanctuary' festival on the South Bank, and various sporting events featuring refugee teams, to the 'Still Human, still here' demonstration on World Refugee day itself.

Pix-&-Vidz of Greenwash Guerrillas – Mon 15 Jun 09

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Dateline: theguardian CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT 2009, Hotel Russell, London, UK, 08:30-09:30, Mon 15 Jun 09 – Despite climate criminal corporation E.ON’s efforts to bag billions of quid from the British State to build new filthy dirty coal fired power stations at Kingsnorth, north Kent and elsewhere, the Guardian still took its polluted money in sponsoring its Climate Change Summit. Whatever next?

Protest against IDF dance troop's performance

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Pro Palestinian activists picketed the Israeli Army dance troop performance. The party was organized by Zionist Federation as a celebration of the formation of the Israeli state.

Camden People decided campaign to remain local

There are plans to build a deadly virus containment facility and animal testing lab on a Camden Council house estate, alongside St Pancras International behind the British Library. The threat of virus leak is very real, Foot & Mouth disease was leaked form govt facility Pirbright in Surrey into the water supply. Camden needs council homes and community facilites not a deadly lab.