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Polden, David

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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Devonport blockaders’ victory

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

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The Palestinian Spring?

Tunisia, Egypt ... Palestine?

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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.

Shannon conviction overturned

Irish peace activist Mary Kelly has won a six-year struggle to overturn a conviction for a $1m action against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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UK boat to join Gaza convoy

Departing in May, a boat carrying a contingent from Britain will join a convoy from 20 countries to the besieged people of Gaza.