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Direct Actions for Palestine

The end of the Operation Protective Edge does not mark the end of the siege in Gaza, the occupation of the West Bank and the sanctioned discrimination of Palestinians living in what is commonly known as ’48.
 
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Amazing action today (6th August) when local activists shut down the Barclays bank in Machynlleth.[...]

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ACTIVISTS CLOSE DOWN ARMS FACTORY : DAY 2 OCCUPATION : JOIN THEM : STAFFORDSHIRE near BIRMINGHAM

The London Palestine Action Group have managed to close down an Arms Factory in Staffordshire. They are in Day 2 of their occupation.  Do yourself a favour and join them. This is how history starts… the good stuff!

The UK arms industry to Israel alone is worth £7.9 billion pounds.
- The following is the[...]

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Latest On Gaza 2014

This post will try to keep up with the latest on the war in Gaza. Updated 05-08-14

Lady Warsi resigns over UK Government stance on Gaza on Twitter
With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on Gaza

 
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GERMANY TO REJECT CETA

There is a a lot of talk and pats on the back in on-line media that Germany is to reject the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), commonly referred to as the “Canadian TTIP”.
If true this is wonderful news for all the people who support workers and environment rights, democracy and their national[...]

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Occupy Public Assembly For Gaza 26th July #OccupyTheOccupation

By Inka Stafrace
Occupy in London sent out the suggestion to occupy Parliament Square after the Gaza march  through our social media although there was little pre planning. In a relatively spontaneous fashion we wanted to create a space that compliments the large marches (between 45-60,000 turned up yesterday) and utilises the energy and interest[...]

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Stand with the people of Gaza: #OccupyTheOccupation. Parliament Square

 

In solidarity with the people of Gaza, London activists call for urgent Parliament Square occupation
“It’s time to stand with the people of Gaza and refuse to leave – #OccupyTheOccupation”
Twitter: hashtag #OccupyTheOccupation, follow @occupylondon; Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444554505830086/

 
In solidarity with the people of Gaza, activists in London have issued a call-out for[...]

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What the recent ECJ ruling means for transparency in the TTIP negotiations

Crossposted from BEUC: The European Consumer Organization

By BEUC’s Senior Legal Officer, Kostas Rossoglou
Last week in Brussels, scores of EU and US officials held the 6th negotiating round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal.
Despite press conferences and civil society briefings the real substance of discussions remains in the dark. However, an[...]

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On TTIP and the NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us

Crossposted from Open Democracy
John Hilary
The TTIP trade treaty talks re-opened in Brussels last week. We should not be reassured by the convenient ‘leak’ of a private letter between key TTIP advocates claiming the treaty poses no threat to the NHS.

The NHS has become a key battleground for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment[...]

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Thousands March Against Attack On Gaza

By Inka Stafrace
People chanted and marched for 2.5 hours from Downing Street to the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest the latest Israeli military operation – Operation Protective Edge – in Gaza.
The death toll of OPE is now 307 Palestinians and 2 Israelis and 1 Bedoiun child (by a Hamas rocket). Israeli claims[...]

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