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Leeds trip to the Rossport Solidarity Camp

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

Bradford MayDay 2011

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In Bradford May Day also marks the Birthday of the 1in12 club, a locally run self-organised space, which has been active for 30 years. The Mayday celebrations were arranged, in an organisational sprint lasting only a few weeks, by volunteers from the 1in12 club, Raise The Roof (a staging and facilities enterprise which grew out of Bradford Festival), Bradford Playhouse, Bradford People’s Coal…

Wedding of Mass Distraction

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Anti-royal wedding party in Newcastle city centre as millions are spent on Royal wedding while billions are cut to jobs benefits and services.

Manchester May-Day Protest

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Protesters against public spending cuts joined the traditional May Day rally in Manchester.

Manchester Sikh Festival

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Colour, celebration and worship were the order of the day as the Sikh community took part in the annual Nagar Kirtan procession through the streets of Manchester on Sunday 1st of May 2011.

Leeds PSC at Leeds Mayday Demo 2011

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MAYDAY LEEDS MARCH FOR THE ALTERNATIVE was called by the TUC on Saturday the 30th April 2011.

Anarchist Bloc on Newcastle May Day March

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There was a highly visible and lively Anarchist Bloc on the Tyne and Wear TUC May Day March in Newcastle on Saturday 30th April.  Elsewhere on the march, interesting banners and placards were present from a wide range of groups.

Mancester April Critical Mass

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Friday's Critical Mass in Manchester was short but sweet.  Around fifty cyclists set of from the library at 6:30 with bells and smiles.  They then cycled round the city for an hour and but soon ended up joining the street party in Hulme.

Week of Action Against Atos: Call for Support

Disability activists and benefit claimant's groups are calling for protests and actions around the country targetting Atos Origin in the week beginning on 9th May.



Previous days of action against benefit cuts have seen protests, pickets and occupations of Atos Origin across the UK including London, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Dundee and many more.

Chorlton Green Festival

Chorlton1-thumb Chorlton held its third green festival last Saturday at St Clements Church.

HSBC3 Defence Campaign

The HSBC 3 Defence Campaign was set up last December to defend three activists arrested on the 18th December at a protest against tax avoidance, on a UKUncut national day of action. The protest was lively but peaceful, and occupied many relevant shops and businesses supporting the cuts - including Mark's and Spencer, Boots, and Vodaphone. The three activists were targeted by the police to end the …

Democracy Nuked in Cumbria (again)

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Allerdale Democratic Services have quashed Councillor Joe Sandwith's motion to withdraw the borough council's "expression of interest" in geological disposal of high level nuclear wastes.

 

One's visit to Liverpool

Today one visited FACT in Wood Street to learn about Linux

West Yorkshire Hunt Sabs - Its our birthday!

Sab News.

Insurrection in Liverpool

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Catalyst media are presenting their second blend of radical art and politics from 31st March to 12th April, under the title 'Insurrection In Liverpool'. It takes place upstairs in Gallery 2 in the FACT building on Wood Street. This is nothing like a mainstream presentation, which would show art and culture as something to be passively viewed and maybe turned into a saleable commodity. This showcas…

Leeds "Free City Bus" Ceases To Be Free

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People in the city of Leeds have had to face another in a long series of service cuts today. The "Free City Bus" that used to transport all-comers around the city centre has begun to refuse rides to people without eligible tickets or money.

Leeds University to charge maximum fees

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The University of Leeds plans to charge the full £9 000 in fees following in the foot-steps of Manchester, Essex, Surrey, Imperial College London, Oxford, Cambridge, Exeter and Durham universities.  When the government education minister set the limit of fees to £9 000 he planned that this would only be in "exceptional circumstances", which apparently means that most Universities are in exceptiona…

UCU Strikes in Bradford, Occupation in Manchester

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Staff at both the University of Bradford and Bradford college formed a picket line on the main entrances to both campuses today, Thursday 24th March, as a national strike called by the University and College Union (UCU) entered a third successive day

Also, across the Penines, students have been in occupation at the University of Manchesters Roscoe Lecture theatre for over a month now and are prep…

Animal rights Gathering: City centre fun

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In addition to an all day general information stall which amongst other things collected hundreds of anti fur signatures, the following events took place:

Manchester Council Budget Meeting

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Manchester City Council's budget meeting, at which Labour councillors planned to vote through £109 million cuts to adult services, was very nearly prevented by a noise demonstration from the public which stopped the meeting twice. But the Labour-controlled council was determined to implement the cuts, and ignore the results of their own public consultation which had produced mass expressions of op…

Radioactive Particles- Big Footprints

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Each tide that washes into the beautiful "Energy Coast" of Cumbria brings toxic gifts that will reverberate down through the generations. These gifts are courtesy of Sellafield and the latest "discovery" of measurable radioactive particles was found on Harrington Beach near Workington.  

New threat to Anti Opencast Mine Campaigners

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In our new press release "Are we the next to be labelled 'A Barrier to Enterprise' "(PR 101) links the publication of our latest Briefing Note "Energy Policy and the proposed National Planning Policy Framework" (E2) to what the Prime Minister said in Cardiff yesterday to conclude that the outcome predicted in "Energy Policy and the proposed National Planning Policy Framework" that rules governing …

Audio Report - Kuapa Kokoo workers on tour

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Harriet & Fatima, two cocoa farmers from Kuapa Kokoo co-operative[1] in the Western region of Ghana talk about their visit to the UK representing their organisation in connection with Fair Trade Fortnight[2] and also their attendance at International Women's Day [3].

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Leeds Council Building Occupied

There was a demonstration today outside the Civic Hall as Leeds City Council met to decide on this years budget. 

The Council meeting was to decide the fate of Leeds Crisis Centre, Leisure Centres, Adult Social Care and other services.

To stop these cuts being pushed through the Council chambers have been occupied.

Manchester Airport court case verdict announced

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Campaigners remain defiant after Manchester airport protest sentencing

 

For many of the defendants, this was their first introduction to the judicial system. One of the defendants, speaking after court stated that 'having just experienced the highly flawed and outdated justice system for the first time, there has never been a more urgent need for people to utillise civil disobedience as a tact…

Victory against open-cast Bradley, Co. Durham

On Tuesday 15th February Durham county councillors voted unanimously to reject the application by UK: Coal to extract 530,000 tonnes of coal from the site known as Bradley.

Preventative Detention of Anti-Racists

In October 2009, West Yorkshire Police used preventative arrest and detention against potential anti-EDL protestors in Leeds.

Whinlatter - NO NUKE DUMP UNDER FORESTS

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This Saturday from 1-3pm  there is a Rally at Whinlatter to Save the Forest.  It's heartening that celebrities and NGOs have tripped over each other to line up to save the forests from  government sell off. Hearbreaking that there are no national NGOs and No celebrities lining up to encourage people to save the forests from having a high level nuke dump under them.

Where are Melvyn Bragg…

Tree Planting Wednesdays in Hebden Bridge

Every Wednesday: Tree planting near Hebden Bridge.

Petition - NO Underground Nuke Dump!

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The Lakes are well known for Lakeland springs flowing from leaky geology.  Leaky geology is brilliant for Lakeland springs but disastrous as a geological barrier to prevent high level nuclear wastes percolating to the top. 

 

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