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Direct Action Success at Glasgow University - Etherington evicted, then re-occupied
Posted by: Roy on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:51 AM
Protest On 1 February 2011 the former Hetherington Research Club at Glasgow University was occupied and re-opened as ‘The Free Hetherington’ as an alternative social and learning space but also as a base for anti-cuts struggle on campus.

On 21st March Police forcibly evicted the 15 students present at the time with no warning, with no eviction order being given and with some students being injured. During the eviction a supporting crowd built up and after, with most of the police gone about 100 people then occupied the University Senate rooms a plush suite where the University management operate. In the end the Management caved in and told the students they could have Hetherington back if they left the Senate rooms so within 12 hours of the eviction, the students were ‘rather cordially’ invited back in. For the full story click ‘read full article’ below:

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John Cleese on PR, Proportional Representation
Posted by: Roy on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 08:50 AM
Protest I've just seen this amusing but informative old election advert by John Cleese. To watch click here

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President Aristide on Haiti and its future
Posted by: Roy on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 08:28 PM
Protest Jean-Bertrand Aristide has finally been given a diplomatic passport to return to Haiti!!!.
Global Womens Strike were able to facilitate a commission by the Guardian newspaper for President Aristide to write the following article. See also Mark Weisbrot historical background piece below.
For more information:

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I was born on the 28th January when I came to Tahrir Square.
Posted by: Roy on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 07:33 PM
Protest How does it feel to be a doctor here?
Before I came here I was not free and I never knew real respect. Here, in the sovereign state of Tahrir, we are all free. I was born on the 28th January when I came to Tahrir Square. We have organised everything here for ourselves, we have done things we never thought we would do and felt things we never thought we would feel. There is an old saying that says that, in life you should ‘make your friends happy and your enemies angry’ and that is what we are doing in this revolution. I will be here until we succeed.

For the full interview with this Egyptian surgeon click below

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one way to fight the bankers
Posted by: Roy on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 09:46 AM
Protest A computerless friend of mine, Chris Brown has asked me to circulate his suggestion about the banks which I’ve tried to summarise (from a phone conversation) below
Roy St Pierre

‘Most of us are cross with the big banks for causing the financial crisis.
Despite the cuts we are all facing and the huge bail-out from public funds they received, bankers seem to be carrying on as usual with huge bonuses

So instead of waiting for the Government to do something, why don’t those of us with accounts with the big banks just remove them, stop them playing with our money.

So if not already a member, why not switch to the Cooperative Bank? No shareholders to pay off and while not perfect, it does at least have an ethical policy.’

For some more suggestions (from me)click below for full story

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Peace campaign anecdotes from Helensburgh Court
Posted by: Roy on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 10:14 AM
Protest In December last year the Helensburgh District Court sat for the last time.
Here is one anecdote from a court case arising from the campaign to shut down the Faslane Nuclear Base:

The time when JP Stirling, presiding over a Trespassing charge at Faslane Base, was interrupted from the public gallery by Sylvia Boyes who appealed for‘Common Sense’ to prevail and that she and the accused should be tried together as they had been arrested together. “Sit down madam” commanded the JP, “Common sense plays no part whatsoever in these proceedings!!!”

From Trident Ploughshares
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Challenging Penalty Notices to stop racism & criminalisation
Posted by: Roy on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:04 AM
Protest Penalty Notices (PN) are increasingly being used by the police against people accused of offences ranging from “littering” to “harassment”. Arrested and taken into custody, people are offered the option of accepting a PN and paying a fine under threat of being charged and taken to court, not realising that in many cases not only they are innocent but there is insufficient evidence for them to be prosecuted.

Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Legal Action for Women recently got a penalty notice withdrawn. It had been issued against the son of one of our volunteers, a young man who suffers from severe trauma and has been picked on by police on a number of occasions. We record below how we did it.

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Heckler & Koch shut down 18th Feb 2010
Posted by: Roy on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 07:28 PM
Protest The international sales office of arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch was shut down on Thursday 18th February by anti-arms-trade activists.

The six activists arrived at H&K's Nottingham warehouse building before any employees turned up. Using D-locks and arm-tubes, one pair locked themselves to the staff entrance while another pair blockaded the goods gate. Meanwhile the other two gained access to the roof and hung anti-arms-trade banners on the front of the building.

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Raytheon news...a message of hope
Posted by: Roy on Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 07:32 PM
Protest Just a quick message of hope...

Yesterday, US arms manufacturers Raytheon, made a formal announcement that they will pull out of Derry city before the end of next month. While I am quite confident they will spin the story to make it look like it is part of their global restructuring plan.....the power of protest and persistence can not be underestimated on this one. For years, people in Derry have continued to campaign against the plant and at least twenty one people have been hauled before the courts with a raft of charges against them including trespass, criminal damage etc. etc...

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Home Education under threat: please sign the petition
Posted by: Roy on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 05:19 PM
Protest Please consider signing this petition in support of the right, that parents have always had, to educate their children at home
Click here
In particular, the government should ensure :-
• No right of access to the family home without evidence of a crime
• No right to interview a child alone without evidence of risk of serious harm
• No CRB checks or registration for parents to look after their own children, or to informally look after those of their friends, family etc
• No licensing / registration / assessment / monitoring of methods by which parents fulfil their duties without evidence that they are failing to do so, and with specific recognition that education “otherwise” than at school is a perfectly legal option to fulfil their duty regarding education
• No undermining of parents as being in the best position to determine how to meet their child’s needs, according to their age, ability, aptitude, and any special needs they may have
• Greater focus on applying existing resources and procedures to cases of children known to be at risk, rather than dilution of these resources by routinely monitoring whole sections of the community
• Compliance with the fundamental presumption of innocence unless there is specific evidence to the contrary For more click below

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Regular Peace Actions 

Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901 For photos click here

Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland: Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons Base For more info click here

Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill - for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of 'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of this American base on UK land.For more info click here

For more info click here

2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere
or contact

Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here

3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact

last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534

First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578  

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