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Northern Echo: Campaigners in Durham join ATOS Protest

Campaigners in the North-East took part in a nationwide protest against fitness for work tests for the sick and disabled.

Concrete.blogsport.eu: Concrete

B. Cole discusses the coverage of the talks with Iran, the possible effects of a nuclear Iran and the reasons for Irans neighbours to fear it.

Louder Than War: Coming Soon? The long wait for Westfield

The recent announcement by Australian retail giant Westfield of their intent to build a £1billion ‘super-mall' in Croydon has been met with mixed reaction. None more so than in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, who's own experiences of this company were not quite what they expected.

U-toob: Todmorden supermarket Vs marina

Evil supermarket chains are vying for domination of Todmorden, but the locals would rather have a marina thanks very much. It would be good for tourism, as this clip shows...

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island #105 - Download it now!

On our 105th show we've got lots of hot stuff to keep us in tune with the weather.



- Writer and researcher dizzyshambles with musings and reflections on the politics of the militant student uprising in Quebec



- Donal from the Dysophia zine discussing Anarchism, antisemitism, and ways of recognising / combating the covert and overt manifestations of racism in our solidarity struggles.



- A che…

catalystradio.org: Dissident Island Radio - episode 102

Episode 102,

On episode 101, this banging show had the second part of an interview from Corportate Watch about the privatization of the NHS, as well as a piece about the politics and leanings in sport in Europe. That'll be our first foray into the world of sport, so be sure to listen.

We’ve got the low down on the Bread and Roses Film Festival too which is commemorating the 1912 Lawrence textile …

Grauniad: Real Cost Of The Olympics

Yes, it's the Graun, but it's a decent article that usefully links out to other sourece...

"...Meanwhile, security officials are exploiting the Olympics as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to multiply and militarise their weapons stocks, laminating another layer on to the surveillance state. The Games justify a security architecture to prevent terrorism, but that architecture can double to supp…

Countryside Anarchist: The Real Transition Handbook

The Real Transition Handbook offers an alternative to approaching the coming transition.

various: Reviews:Paul Mason Why It's Kicking off Everywhere

No one has summarised the past year's wave of uprisings, from Cairo to Wisconsin, better than Paul Mason in his latest book: 'Why It's Kicking off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions'. Here are some reviews of the book:

 

'Review of Paul Mason's Why It's Kicking off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions' - Infoshop News

'Jacobins with laptops'- A World To Win

'Why it's Kicking Off Everywh…

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 99 ready for download

On this show before the party Dissident Island came at you from

every angle, wild and whacky, energetic and up-for-it - featuring a plethora of

politics to make you ponder and tunes that'll have you pumpin' up the volume to

eleven and a half. Look forward to hearing...



- the latest news from the ZAD, an autonomous zone airport expansion protest

and experiment in sustainable living located in France

- fo…

North Leeds LIfe: Government lying over dismantling NHS

A packed public meeting on Wednesday 15th February, organised by Leeds Keep Our NHS Public and Leeds Hospital Alert, heard the Government accused of lying about reforming the NHS, when they are actually taking steps to dismantle it...

... In Leeds, the health service will be forced to sell off at least three NHS services to private healthcare companies by September of this year, and the rest will…

Space Project: Video - John Holloway: "Rage Against ... Money"

John Holloway lives and works in Mexico as a Professor at the University of Puebla. He has published widely on Marxist theory, on the Zapatista movement and on the new forms of anti-capitalist struggle and is the author amongst others of Change the world without taking power (2002) and more recently Crack Capitalism by Pluto Press which is already being translated to other nine languages.

Funded …

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 97 ready for download

On this show we've got all sorts of stuff and things from here there and

everywhere. We'll be hearing from La Quadrature du Net about ACTA, censorship

and the enclosure of the internet commons.



We'll be hearing from a member of the drive cooperative, discussing London's

newest housing coop. A person from No Borders will be in tonight too, talking

to us about the No Borders Convergence from 13-18…

Libcom: Malatesta's Blog

latest on EDL/Infidels row!

 

newcastle evening chronicle: Newcastle Evening chronicle

FAR-RIGHT thugs who stormed a Newcastle club in a display of violence were today behind bars.

Members of the English Defence League (EDL) turned up at the Tyneside Irish Centre looking to infiltrate a meeting of political rivals,

It turned out their targets – the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) – were not even in the building after the EDL group were spotted in a nearby pub and officials calle…

Unity: UKBA in Glasgow 'dawn raided'

Protest against the re introduction of dawn raids against those seeking asylum in Glasgow.

 

Text article here: http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25926

 

No person is illegal!!

R O U: Critical Pedagogy Leeds Launch Event

Last night Really Open University launched the new critical pedagogy discussion group at The Space Project. Critical pedagogy is a group of theories within educational theory that attempts to look at power relations within education, how education relates to and often mirrors the politics of society outside the classroom and how these relations can be subverted to make education a site of politica…

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 92 ready for download

after a dark week for social justice, dissident island presents a less than happy show!

- the LAF debates on consensus design making recorded at this year's london anarchist bookfair.

- grow heathrow update on their impending eviction and resistance, as well as some discussion on their political goals and ongoing community oriented activities.

- we have squash in the house talking about the…

Spokeswomen: Women and trans workshop is GO in Leeds

a blog for women who ride bicycles

The first women and trans session ran on Sunday and it was pretty great. It is something I’ve been really keen to get going for a while, having been inspired by other spokeswomen and projects in different cities such as Bristol Bike Project’s women’s night, Bloomers in Manchester and the brand new Freewheelers bike workshop in Lancaster

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 91 ready for download

On our coop special (episode 91) we had noises from:



- Karola at the well-known and loved Cowley Club, a cooperative social centre in Brighton.



- James from Redfield, an intentional community, giving us the lowdown on his travels around and observations of the UK cooperative housing scene.



- Heavy D, discussing cooperative social care provision.



- Jo, on the ins and outs of being part of the actor's c…

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 89 ready for download

On episode 89 of Dissident Island Radio We had many fingers in may pies including:



- Photojournalist Guy Smallman discussing Afghanistan, war, and imperialism 10 years in to the 'war on terror'.



- Words from a member of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) on the activities surrounding this year's DESI arms fair in east London.



- Derek from tokepure telling us about the need to break th…

youtube: 7/7: Crime and Prejudice

A brand new investigative and analytical documentary from the maker of 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction. It explores the 7/7 cold case via new evidence from the recent inquests and discusses the war on terror in the context of numerous miscarriages of justice and acts of violence committed by the state. The first section of the film examines the history of the British state's use of double agents, …

Limping Messenger: Miffy the coke-snorting terrorist bunny in court

Miffy the rabbit has been in court in the Netherlands. This has legal implications for people in the North of England who use Miffy's picture on their website or literature.

GFI labs: Northumbria cops website used for phishing

Somebody has broken into the Northumbrian Police Authority's website, defaced it and then used it as a tool for phishing scams. Ha ha!

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 88 ready for download

Episode 88 of Dissident Island sees some of the crew crawl back after their summer hiatus to bring you the latest from the streets of London and beyond.



We had a bit of a look back at the month of August - with riots and multiple deaths at the hands of the police it's been a busy one.

There were words from Tower Hamlets ALARM about what to expect from September 3rd's EDL demonstration in Tower Ha…

Bradford Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Bradford PSC Family Fun Day - 4th September

Family Fun Day in Bradford this Sunday 4th September

BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection): Bantin & Kingman Beagle Farm Plan Rejected

East Riding Council have rejected the plan from B&K for a beagle breeding farm in Yorkshire. The farm would have bred beagles to be tested on by the company.

New York Times: Japanese Activists Resist New Nuclear Build

IWAISHIMA, Japan — When the boats came to start work on a planned nuclear power plant just off this tiny island, an aging fisherwoman named Tamiko Takebayashi carried out a dramatic protest: she lashed herself to the dock.

Atlanta Independent Media Center: War on drugs is "universally unconstitutional"

The reversal of the onus of proof in drug-possession cases is incompatible with the rule of law and is therefore unconstitutional in ALL jurisdictions. If you're a juror in a trial for possession of a prohibited drug, and if you are told that the "law" requires the defendant to prove that the possession was unwitting, it is your civic duty to put the onus of proof back where it belongs (on th…

Captain Jul's Mission Log: £4,300 a minute

The 2011 English riots are currently estimated to have cost the taxpayer £100 million. That works out at about £10,000 a minute.  Quite expensive, as riots go. Over twice as much as the 2009 English Defence League (EDL) riot in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire...


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