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Issue No. 2164

Protest at Stoke Newington police

A protest outside Stoke Newington Police Station, east London, on Wednesday of last week saw around 30 people gather to support Ibrahim Avcil.

Ibrahim is the chair of the Refugee Workers’ Cultural Association (GIK-DER), a Turkish community organisation, and he is also a Stop the War activist.

He has been charged in connection with the protests that Hackney Stop the War has been holding outside the Army Showroom in Kingsland Shopping Centre.

Protest Thursday 13 August, 9am, at Bow Magistrates Court (near Bow Road tube station).


Brum council freezes pay

BIRMINGHAM City Council bosses are being accused of cynically turning their backs on an pay deal by imposing a freeze on all workers.

The Unison union slammed the council for trying to wriggle out of the nationally agreed local government pay deal, leaving the city’s 40,000 non-teaching staff facing a pay freeze.


Those BNP Nazis can folk off

Hundreds of folk music fans and musicians this week came together in Sidmouth at one of the country’s most important folk festivals to launch Folk Against Fascism.

The organisation has been formed because of the BNP’s stated intention to infiltrate the traditional folk scene and twist the tradition into an intolerant and belligerent cultural form.

Folk Against Fascism aims to stop this happening.

Huw Pudner


Unite United Left to meet

supporters of the United Left within Unite the union will gather in Manchester next month for a hustings of potential left candidates for the up coming election for general secretary of the union.

Saturday 5 September,

12 noon Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester.


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Tue 11 Aug 2009, 18:46 BST
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