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Mon, Nov. 9th, 2009, 07:26 am
timaldo: under the sky. Russia, Ufa

Hi you all! I'm Tim, I’m traveller. Sometimes I travel on my country and create short movies.
I want to show you some amazing video of city.
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Tue, Feb. 10th, 2009, 07:43 pm
the_summoning_d: Gaza/Palestine Demo

Glasgow University students are currently in the second day of their occupation of the Computing Science Building. Please email glasgowunioccupation@gmail.com or search for us on facebook, bebo, or blogspot for more info

Tue, Oct. 28th, 2008, 11:40 pm
edinantimil: Anti-Militarist Gathering – 29th & 30th November – 60 The Pleasance,

Anti-Militarist Gathering – 29th & 30th November – 60 The Pleasance,
Edinburgh

A gathering of reflection and planning for a new anti-militarist movement.


It should be clear by now that, whatever success the left and the peace movements have had, we are at the moment utterly incapable of doing more than generating good media coverage. It is time that we realized our collective strength. It is time that we looked beyond the ethics of banner waving to what we can achieve through direct action. In short, it’s time to move from anti-war protesting to anti-war resistance.

This movement has already begun. Smash EDO have taken its fight to the streets of Brighton, army recruitment centres across the UK get their windows smashed and daubed in graffiti on a regular basis and recently the rooftop of Ratheon Systems in Bristol was occupied, Nuclear bases at Faslane and Aldermaston have been besieged by blockaders, some examples of a huge number of ongoing campaigns and battles to shut arms factories, suppliers and military bases.

This is a call out to mobilise against militarism in the UK. In November 2009 the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will meet in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre for five days of talks. Over 600 delegates from member states will gather to scheme and plot the extension of western imperialism through the so-called 'North Atlantic Treaty Organisation'.

This is a call out inviting you to the Anti-Militarist Gathering, taking place on Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th November 2008, in The Societies Centre, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh. The gathering will take a critical look at the current state of the anti-militarist/anti-war/peace movement in the UK, celebrating the movement's successes and analysing its shortcomings, as well as providing a forum to discuss how we can build an anti-militarist movement capable of resisting and stopping current and future militarism and aggressive state violence. The gathering will also aim to bring together a broad-based network of groups and individuals to begin mobilising for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly that will take place 13th-17th November 2009.

Join us in Edinburgh 29th & 30th November 2008 for a weekend of reflection and planning for a new anti-militarist movement.

Crash space and kids space will be provided and all venues are wheelchair accessible.

Email us at: edinburghantimilitarists[at]riseup.net

Check: http://edinantimil.livejournal.com for updates and more information



Edinburgh Anti-Militarists are a collective of individuals who have only recently begun working on this gathering and subsequent mobilisation against the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – we are also very in need of funding. If you are able to make a donation to the gathering in order to cover its various costs, we would very much appreciate it. You can send a cheque payable to 'Edinburgh Anti-Militarists' c/o Edinburgh Peace and Justice Resource Centre, St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ.

Thu, Sep. 25th, 2008, 05:04 pm
erniemay: Amnesty International SVAW Band Night...

You are invited to our Amnesty International Stop Violence Against Women band night at the Bongo Club on Friday 26th Sept, doors open @ 7pm, tickets are £7 (£5 concession)!!!!

Starring:

Jubilee Hall: http://www.myspace.com/rustygunsonmusic
Lipsyc for a Lullaby: http://www.myspace.com/lipsyncforalullaby
Molly Wagger: http://www.myspace.com/onionandcheese

The poster: http://www.myangelwings.co.uk/bandnightposterv8.jpg

Should be an amazing night...

Ernie xxx

Mon, Jun. 16th, 2008, 01:48 pm
heartrevolt: (no subject)

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student

Thu, May. 29th, 2008, 05:09 pm
jinxremoving: (no subject)

Amnesty International
Edinburgh St Mark's group presents:

The Asylum Process

Panel Discussion

THURSDAY 5 JUNE 2008
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2JL

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Robin Harper, MSP
Dr Ian Connor, Clinical Psychologist, Compass Team
Asylum Seekers and Refugees Mental Health Liaison
Michael Collins, Migrant Rights Activist
Fiona Southward, Women's and Children's Department, Legal Services Agency
Asylum Seeker/Refugee (to be confirmed)

This is a free event

cross-posted: refugeenews, scotsactivist

Mon, Mar. 17th, 2008, 09:11 pm
jinxremoving: (no subject)

Edinburgh: Queen Margaret University LGBT Society have arranged a coach to London on Saturday 22nd March for anyone wanting to join the protest in defence of Mehdi Kazemi.  Students and non-students welcome.  Details about the protest below.  For more info on the QMU campaign visit http://qmumehdi.blogspot.com/

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On Saturday March 22nd at 2pm Middle East Workers' Solidarity will be staging a protest opposite Downing Street in defence of Mehdi Kazemi, a gay Iranian asylum seeker who the British government plans to send back to Iran on the grounds that if gay Iranians are "discreet about their sexuality", they will not get in trouble.

In fact, Mehdi Kazemi's boyfriend in Iran has already been executed for being gay, and the regime knows about Mehdi Kazemi and will likely kill him if he returns. We are demonstrating to demand that he should not be sent to his death in Iran, and that he should be allowed to stay in Britain if he so chooses.

Middle East Workers' Solidarity

cross-posted to refugeenews

Sun, Mar. 16th, 2008, 03:26 pm
jinxremoving: (no subject)

Death sentence: gay Syrian teenager facing deportation
By Kurt Bayer
http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Death-sentence-gay-Syrian-teenager.3883009.jp
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN: Take part in Scotland on Sunday's online petition below*

HIS only crime was to be gay. For that he was half-drowned, brutally beaten and then fell into a coma. He survived, escaped from jail, fled his country and eventually arrived, exhausted and bedraggled, here in Scotland. And now the Government wants to send him back.

Syrian Jojo Jako Yakob last night pleaded with the Home Office to reverse a deportation order and spare him the certain death he believes he will face if he returns to his country. "I wish to claim asylum and I wish to stay here in Scotland," he said.

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Reprieve for gay Iranian

A gay teenager from Iran remains on temporary reprieve after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith vowed to reconsider his deportation to the Islamic Republic.

Meanwhile, human rights activists have vowed to take Mehdi Kazemi's case to the EU courts, which on Friday issued a resolution asking the Netherlands and the UK to "find a common solution to ensure that he is granted asylum or protection on EU soil".

The youth arrived in England in 2005 to learn English and applied for asylum soon after learning of the execution of his same-sex partner under Iran's sodomy laws. After the refusal of his request for asylum, Kazemi fled to Holland to avoid deportation from the UK.

However, a request from British authorities to return the 19-year-old in order to complete the deportation process was upheld last week by the Dutch Supreme Court. After an outcry from gay rights campaigners, who claim that the youngster faces execution, the Home Secretary has stepped in to review the decision.

ONLINE PETITION

We, the undersigned, urge the British government to rescind the deportation order against Jojo Jako Yakob and grant him asylum to stay in this country. We believe it would be an act of inhumanity to force his return to Syria, where it is almost certain he would be tortured and even killed on account of his sexuality.

* It's a bit of a lazy 'petition' - it's just the standard Scotsman on-line comment-fest, with the usual bickering and drama.

Sat, Mar. 8th, 2008, 06:54 pm
crazymansam: What Better Time? Issue Three!

What Better Time? is the monthly newsheet of the Scottish Climate Activists. March edition is out now. Its available online, and luckily for all you LJers its an LJ!
whatbettertime
This months edition looks at biofuels, the M74 and more!

Hope you like it! x

Fri, Feb. 15th, 2008, 03:20 pm
jinxremoving: (no subject)

This, from a friend of mine. Please, UK people, take action now, as Guy is set to be deported tomorrow.Thanks.

You can read the story on the New Statesman website link below, or just the following synopsis:

Nice guy gets here 9 years ago from Cameroon after being tortured applies for asylum gets job at Selfridges food court does Human Rights degree volunteers at various refugee places and is general good egg claim gets rejected applies again hears nothing goes along to routine appointment is detained stuck in police cell and is being deported on Saturday.

Please go sign the petition and forward this on to as many people in the UK as you can.

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http://www.newstatesman.com/20080214005

> this is really urgent: a friend of mine - Guy - was detained yesterday and is facing deportation back to Cameroon where he is likely to be tortured - again.
>
> Please help
>
> Please sign our online petition:
> http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopdeportationofguy/index.html
>
> Join our facebook group:
> http://uclac.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10842910058&ref=mf
>
> More info on this here:
> http://www.amnesty.org.uk/blogs.asp?bid=37
>
> please ask everyone you know to sign the petition - time is running out.
>
> Anything you can do to help us - advice, media connections, blogging about it, moral support - get in touch !
>
> Thanks so much - this is soooooooo important to me
> Sara
>
> Please tell the Home Secretary to NOT DEPORT Guy Nijke to Cameroon 
> on Saturday:
>
> http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopdeportationofguy/index.html


cross-posted: refugeenews, scotsactivist

EDIT, 15:28:

I've just received the following message:

Just to let you know that the deportation order has been cancelled for tomorrow. I would stress that is only a small victory as this is the normal procedure when an application for judicial review has been submitted. However, it does mean that we now have more time to continue with the other activities.

Kirrily has been asked by the caseworker at Jeremy Corbyn's office to pass on that they cannot reply to everyones' emails but they have been received. Any further information will be passed out through this network and on the facebook group and the blog.

Kirrily has just seen Guy and he passes on his deepest thanks. He is very overwhelmed by all the support he is receiving.

Thank you everyone for all that you have done so far, carry on emailing/faxing Jacqui Smith and your own MP (re. Sara's email today) and keep on circulating the petition link to family and friends.

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