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Polden, David

The right to march?

On 26 August, the metropolitan police in London obtained the home secretary’s consent to ban marches in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington, Waltham Forest, and Newham for one month from 2 September.

Free speech fettered

Israeli Palestinian MP deported from UK.

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Iraq deportation blockaded

Action taken at detention centres.

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Around Britain

Remember and resist

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The Palestinian Spring?

Tunisia, Egypt ... Palestine?

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Devonport blockaders’ victory

Five anti-Trident activists acquitted after prosecution fails to make adequate case.

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New Gaza flotilla

A new “Freedom Flotilla 2 – Stay Human” aid convoy is being assembled for another attempt to break the siege of Gaza.

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Irish police forced to apologise for “rape” joke

The Irish environmental group “Shell to Sea” has published a video in which a police sergeant suggests to another Garda (Irish police officer) that they should say to an arrested protester: “Give m

Kettling in court

On 14 April, the high court ruled that police acted illegally when they cordoned (“kettled”) Climate Camp protesters in Bishopsgate, London, at the G20 protest on 1 April 2009.

85,000 rise in Wisconsin

On 10 March, in the teeth of mass political opposition, Wisconsin’s Republican-dominated state assembly passed the governor’s bill to repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions, af