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Time to move on: IMC London signing off

The Indymedia London collective has taken a decision to close.

Collectively we have racked up almost 100 years of involvement with the Indymedia project; from the beginnings of Indymedia in 1999 and the launch of Indymedia UK in 2000 as a manual website and evolution to a content management site, to the creation of local indymedia groups in 2003, and then the launch of the current IMC Londo…

Make some Global Noise on October 13th

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International activists involved in the Indignato and Occupy movements have begun a campaign to create GlobalNoise, a worldwide cacerolazo, or casserole march, on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. The hope is that local Occupations and Collectives will take up the call to march, using the method of a casserole march to highlight whatever issues are the most important to their community.

Reclaim Community - Friern Barnet Library

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Latest: See interviews with the local residents and squatters: Video

On the 5th of September Occupiers and members of the local community in North London reclaimed the Friern Barnet Library after it had its doors closed in April by the council this year due to public sector cuts. The library is now declared liberated, occupied and reopened to the public. Although today the council served an …

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law?

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An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror' suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from CagePrisoners.com alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the Sept…

LOCOG OLYMPIC / PARALYMPIC TICKETING FAILS AGAIN

Using the Olympic ticketing website run by monopolistic Ticketmaster (owned by Live Nation Entertainments in California) has been described as USABILITY HELL.

 

Dissident Island Radio Olympics Special

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Have a listen to the latest Dissident Island Radio show - an Olympics special featuring a montage of interviews highlighting some of the many political, social and economic issues - this show cuts through the propagandistic messaging to give a more accurate picture of what Londoners are experiencing as a result of 'the games'...[read more]

A Stateless Silenced Injustice: The Rohingya

They are branded as one of the most persecuted communities in the world by the UN and referred to as the Palestine of Asia, yet nobody knows their name.

Protest in London Exposes Plight of the Rohingyas

London – Over sixty protestors united in response to the horrific abuse of human rights against the Rohingyas outside the Embassy of Mayanmar on Wednesday, 13 June.

Building Hope for Marginalised Communities

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Saturday 16th June 2012, our event, Building Hope, proved to be a great opportunity to meet our supporters, old and new- including members of the public in the Brick Lane area, to what was to be an intimate gathering to champion human rights and the issues behind our work.

Olympic ASBO judgement.

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Monday 18th June 2012.

This morning at Westminster Magistrates Court, District Judge Purdy delivered his judgement on the case of the ASBO sought by the 'Commissioner of police for the metropolis' to prohibit various activities with the stated reason being the prevention of 'conduct leading to the disruption of the Olympic Games events 2012'. The full text of his judgement can be seen below.

DJ …

Another Demonstration at the Israeli Embassy

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A second demonstration and candle lit vigil is being held outside the Israeli Embassy last in solidarity with palestinian hunger striker Mahmoud Sarsak, and other Palestinians including Akram Rikhawi, Samer Albarq, Abu Kweik, Abdullah Alaker and Mahmoud Oweiwiwho are still on Hunger strike in Israeli prisons. 

Globe Protestor: "Why is Israel the Exception?"

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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 …

RIP Shell

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The road to SHELL is paved with bad intentions....... BLOODY MONEY, Tar Sands, Rossport, Niger Delta

Global May Manifesto published b4 global protests

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International ‘Global Spring’ Assembly: releases manifesto in preparation for mass world-wide protests this weekend

As hundreds of thousands of people around the world prepare to take to the streets this weekend as part of a global call for change, the International ‘Global Spring’ Assembly – an international and inter-movement assembly formed of supporters of Occupy, Take the Square and La…

Kukusanya ~ Celebrating 4 years of restlessness

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Set by the river in the intimate Studio Lantern Theatre, over 500 restless beings, from varying occupations and backgrounds all over the UK came together as a united tribe to celebrate 4 years of restlessness at Kukusanya! Armed with Love, Light & Lollipops, a Restless Beings staple, supporters built up the excitement on twitter with the #kukusanya tweet-a-lot competition, reaching out over 165,00…

Mayoral choices, and more cops.

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The mayoral candidates

I will be there if Grow Heathrow faces eviction

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On the 18th & 19th June when most people will be thinking about their upcoming summer holidays – members of Transition Heathrow and the local community down by Heathrow Airport are headed for Central London County Court for a two day hearing.

Criminal neglect at Leyton Marsh

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The Olympic Delivery Authority, Waltham Forest Council, Lea Valley Regional Park Authority and Nussli AG put the building site workers and community at risk to save face.

Disarm the National Gallery: Launch Action 2012

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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 …

All fun and games in London. Abortion Demo

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Recent abortion demo in central London - was noisey, interesting and a fun evening out

Leyton Marsh Judges Contempt of Court

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Leyton Marsh Judge has Olympic Tickets for …Wait for it… Basketball! And other details the mainstream media will not tell you.

London Call: PAKISTAN DEMAND U.S. REPATRIATE AAFIA

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On Saturday 31st March 2012, human right campaigners rallied outside the U.S embassy in London, marking the 9th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui's abduction, rendition and false imprisonment. A video featuring her case, discussions with Asim Qureshi (Director of Cage Prisoners) discussing her legal battle, Pakistan's role, her children & the issue of repatriation; speeches from the rally provided by …

Protestor Offered Money to 'Disrupt Occupy'

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Details of the arrest of Bryn Phillips, his interview with the British Security Services, and the involvement of The City of London Corporation in his arrest.

hackney roof top defiance

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Anti eviction at work, squats saved by the people. Early friday morning, police and bailiffs turned up to evict a row of squatted houses in Dalston lane, but luckily the anti eviction squad was out, in numbers this time with over 60 people blocking the road and lining the rooftop.

Final chance to save our UK squats

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It is time for squatters to act NOW to save squatting with the House of Lords having their committee stage this Wednesday. "The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill which includes Clause 130, added at the last-minute, to criminalise squatting in residential buildings is currently passing through the Lords," said Squash on its website.

URGENT callout for Legal Observers

This is an urgent callout for legal observers ahead of futher enforcement action at Dale Farm.

#OccupyOil Climate Rush activists target Shell HQ

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Eco-activist group, Climate Rush, has covered the pavement outside Shell’s UK headquarters with anti-oil slogans. Written in molasses, the stencils read: ‘£18bn profits last year, £0 spent on renewables. You can be sure of hell.’

 

No Borders Convergence: final details & programme

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The No Borders Convergence, on this week (13-18 February), is a week of discussion and action to bring together all those fighting for free movement and against border controls. It starts off with three days (Monday 13 to Wednesday 15) of workshops and open discussion hosted by students at *Goldsmiths College in New Cross, South London*. Refugees from different communities, together with a…

No Borders week long convergence in London

When:  13 Feb 2012 (All day) - 18 Feb 2012 (All day)

Where:  London



No Borders London, along with Goldsmiths students and other groups, are organising a week-long convergence aiming to share our knowledge andexperiences in relation to people's freedom of movement and the restrictions on it, and to share skills, network, strategise and take  action.

It will create a temporary space fo…

OffMarket Project Coming To An End

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It is with mixed feelings that we announce the end of the offMarket project. We took disused buildings and try to turn them into open resources for the wider community. We started the project with a big collective. Now there are only a few people left in the collective and we can't carry it anymore as everyone is becoming increasingly tired. We doubt that we will open a new space in the future, bu…