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THIS IS APPALLING (from the Guardian) [Jun. 5th, 2012|12:19 pm]
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elven_ranger

A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations and told to sleep under London Bridge before working on the river pageant.


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FULL article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/04/jubilee-pageant-unemployed

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(no subject) [Dec. 31st, 2010|01:30 pm]
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elven_ranger

In the news , there are big moves to make ALL medicinal herbs (so think your St Johns Wort, Echinechea, Vervain, Aloe Vera etc etc etc) , illegal, in spring 2011 across the European Union.
http://gaia-health.com/articles301/000301-big-pharma-scores-big-win-medicinal-herbs-disappear-eu.shtml

If you disagree with these plans, please see
If you have any concerns about this, sign the petition here: and Contact your MEP here
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A CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION [Sep. 1st, 2010|11:59 am]
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pozor_vostoka


A Call for International Days of Action in Support of Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov

September 17–20, 2010


On July 28, 2010, more than two hundred young antifascists and anarchists carried out a spontaneous demonstration outside the town administration building in Khimki, a suburb of Moscow. They demonstrated in defense of the Khimki Forest, which was at that time in the process of beings cutting down for the needs of big business. The demonstration, during which several windows were broken, received a great deal of public attention. The authorities responded with a wave of repressions. The day after the demonstration, two well-known social activists, Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov, were arrested. They are now threatened with up to seven years in prison for disorderly conduct, although there is no evidence of their complicity in illegal activities. Meanwhile, the police continue to hunt down and harass other activists, especially those involved in the antifascist movement.

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We ask you to hold protests outside of Russian Federation embassies, consulates, trade missions, and cultural centers, as well as at public events and concerts connected to Russia. We also ask you to send faxes, e-mails, and protest letters to the court, the prosecutor’s office, and the country’s political leadership. In the very nearfuture we will inform you of addresses where you can send these protests as well as more details about the ongoing repressions in Russia. Look for this information on our website http://khimkibattle.org in English, German, Russian, and French.

Join our campaign!

Campaign for the Release of the Khimki Hostages

+7 (915) 053-5912 * info@khimkibattle.org * http://khimkibattle.org
http://khimkibattle.org/?p=302〈=en
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2010|12:46 am]
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goacidic
I'm working on revamping my website and turning it into more of an e-zine and resource centre. I'd like to include articles written by as many different people as I can, and include links to good websites. I want it to focus mainly on the subjects of feminism, anarchism, cannabis activism, anti-racism/sexism/homophobia/consumerism, environmentalism and that kind of jazz, but I will consider anything really.

If you have any links or anything you've written yourself that you think might fit, please let me know and I will gladly consider it.
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(no subject) [May. 28th, 2009|02:39 pm]
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whatever_freak
I’ve just joined the Make Animal Testing History virtual march. We’re marching in support of updating Europe’s law on animal experiments to better protect animals and increase action on non-animal alternatives. Join me on the march!

www.makeanimaltestinghistory.org
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MY DEAR FRIENDS... [Jan. 24th, 2009|11:42 am]
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trollingtroll
I am most curious to know your thoughts on the following manuscript, http://www.kurzweilai.net/meme/frame.html?main=/articles/art0182.html

Though I understand that it is by now rather old hat, and you may well criticise me for being less than 'chic', as is the revolutionary way.
I post the article, manifesto, whathaveyou as it seems to have certain ideas that belong to the mainstream of society, presuming one accepts that the mildly alternative is now the mainstream of the wealthy west.
I would be interested to know how much you concur with the ideas written (if at all) and if there is any sympathy for the man and his crimes within this community.
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2084, [Jan. 12th, 2009|12:48 pm]
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stolencompass
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Britain is officially the most 'watched' nation on earth. With less than 1 per cent of the global population, Britain can boast 20 per cent of the world's closed-circuit TV cameras; the average inhabitant is caught on camera 300 times a day. Despite this erosion of personal privacy by the omnipresent cameras, and the regular mislaying of data-sensitive files and computers by government employees in 2008, few Britains have so far complained.
Source - NewInternationalist Jan/Feb 2009.
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An "intelligent" write-up from the BBC? [Jan. 5th, 2009|06:26 pm]
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innocent_irony
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7811386.stm

(cross-posted, apologies)
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Repressions by the State and their impact on the Art. [Nov. 29th, 2008|02:34 pm]
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rotte_volf
I realize, many people here won't agree with me that some level of the State's repressions sometimes benefits to the Art. In some circumstances these mobilize the creative activity. Becouse the artist clearly sees in front of him injustice and malformed and reflects it some way. But if he simply pressed with impersonal force such as money, market etc., he often becomes demoralized. Here's example. Some Russian artists stood with the masks and posters near the vote station at the last parliamentary elections in Russia. "I sell my vote for drink!" was written on their posters. So they expressed their protest against election's irregularities. Next minute they all were captured by the police.

Some other thoughts about art and its environment see in the article below.

The art is died. Long live the art!


There is fairly widespread view that the art is died. This opinion we can see not only in the art community, but also among people who interested in the arts. Many people believe that artists can't say anything new and any new forms can't appears. One can only re-quote and outplay something that was already expressed by somebody. We, supposedly, can only compete with each other in epatage. This viewpoint is quite coordinated to the dominant spirit of our age - postmodernism.

Certainly, the art comes at deadlock. But what is it? Death or crisis? Is it transition in something new?
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(no subject) [Nov. 11th, 2008|12:11 pm]
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itsgrimupnorth
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