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Cyclists let off

Most Critical Mass cycle protesters arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games in London (PN 2549) will

Fracking aggravation

On 7 September, two Bristol-based anti-fracking protesters were found not guilty of aggravated trespass, but a third was convicted of failing to leave as soon as practicable, at the Cuadrilla Resou

EDO aggravation

On 23 August, two Smash EDO activists were found guilty by Brighton magistrates court of aggravated trespass at the EDO MBM arms factory in Moulsecoomb.

Tomlinson injustice

On 17 September, the Metropolitan police finally fired the police officer who hit passerby Ian Tomlinson with a baton and pushed him to the ground during protests against the G20 in London in April

Sanctions injustice

On 28 August, Dr Shakir Hamoodi, 59, an Iraq-born US citizen, began a three-year sentence for sending money between 1991 and 2003 to his relatives in Iraq, and the families of friends living in Ira

GM fears revived

New experiments on rats seem to confirm the dangers of eating genetically-engineered food.


Yacoob and Hudson resign over Galloway remarks

Two leading members of the Respect party have stood down from high-profile positions in the party over remarks on the nature of rape by Respect MP George Galloway.


Global anger against Vedanta

Mining company's operations spark protests.


Women rising

8,000 women joined the annual “Million Women Rise” International Women’s Day march on 6 March, according to organisers. That’s 3,000 more than last year.

Gabriel and Maya go to prison

Two peace activists found guilty in 2009 of highway obstruction during an anti-war protest were jailed in the last month.