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Shell actions at Rossport continue
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9th July 2010 | Issue 730 - THE HOLE TRUTH - There is still plenty of ire left in Ireland as campaigners ready themselves for another summer of action against Shell and their plans to despoil the coast of County Mayo with a new gas pipeline (see SchNEWS 719). The project is already a decade late and three times over budget; pretty impressive for a small community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world.


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2nd April 2010 | Issue 716 - UN-IRVING - After protests against fascist holocaust-denying loony David Irving stopped his talk in Brighton from happening, he claimed it was the work of hired heavies. Which gave us an idea...

Another land battle in ye old Albion
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19th March 2010 | Issue 714 - TIT TOP - Well blimey. Against all the odds it looks like Titnore Woods has been saved from the developers’ evil clutches.

Slay It With Flowers from Carmel Agrexco
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12th February 2010 | Issue 709 - CARMEL AGREXCO : SLAY IT WITH FLOWERS - Last Sunday (8th Feb 2010), two teams of activists blockaded the gates of Cargoflora and Carmel Agrexco in protest at the importation of flowers from occupied Palestine. Several of the blockaders were severely assaulted by staff at the Cargoflora depot.

Lanarky In Action
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29th January 2010 | Issue 707 - LANARKY IN ACTION - Early Monday morning bailiffs and police under the auspices of the National Eviction Team began the long expected eviction of Mainshill Solidarity camp.

Domestic extremists collectors cards
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30th October 2009 | Issue 697 - A LIBERAL HELPING? - The Guardian publish a police 'domestic extremists' spotter card and brew up a storm about police attempts to monitor protesters.

Riot P*rn Monthly
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8th May 2009 | Issue 675 - BRIGHTON ROCKED - As Smash EDO May Day Mayhem Hits The Streets Of Brighton...

The 5th Horseman Of The Apocalypse - Apathy
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6th March 2009 | Issue 667 - FOOLS RUSH IN - Momentum is building up for protests against the G20 Summit next month in London. With four horsemen of the apocalypse about to descend on the city of London, we're worried about the fifth...

Euro Trashed
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19th December 2008 | Issue 660 - EURO TRASHED - It's kicking off in Europe, as the havin' it Greeks continue to lead the way...

Athens hosts the paramilitary olympics
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12th December 2008 | Issue 659 - GO GREECE FIGHTIN' - Athens explodes into riots after the murder of fifteen year-old punk.

Go Greece Fightin'
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12th December 2008 | Issue 659 - GO GREECE FIGHTIN' - Athens explodes into riots after the murder of fifteen year-old punk.

Eco Terror - eco activists are the new terrorists
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14th November 2008 | Issue 655 - FIFTH COLUMNIST - After The Observer published it's 'eco-terrorism threat' article, SchNEWS looks at how the British Govt are painting eco-activists as the new terror threat.

Shell - responsible energy
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22nd August 2008 | Issue 643- GOING OVERBOARD - Direct action continues at Rossport, Ireland to stop work on Shell's gas pipeline and refinery.
"...the dredging machine started picking up large amounts of debris from the sea bed and dumping it within inches of the protesters – as the Gardai stood and watched..."

Badgers in direct action against culling
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9th Nov 2007 | Issue 610 - LICENSED TO CULL - Into the valley of DEFRA as badgers face needless extermination in forthcoming badger culls in the southeast of England.

Say No to the renewal of TRIPOD!
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5th October 2007 | Issue 605 - IN GRAND STYLE - Faslane 365, the year of direct action against the Faslane Naval Base, finished this week after over 100 separate actions, and a total of 1150 arrests...

We're all going to Wem-ber-ley
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21st September 2007 | Issue 603 - WE'RE ALL GOING TO WEMB-ER-LEY - Anti–academy protesters, who set up camp on a community sports ground in Wembley to prevent the building of a neo-Labour City Academy, have taken things to the trees. The group (mainly composed of teachers) have been occupying the site for the past six months.

Battle Of Soldiers Hill, Hill Of Tara, Ireland
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20th July 2007 | Issue 597 - EIRE WE GO AGAIN - Seven protesters against the motorway planned at the Hill Of Tara in Ireland (See SchNEWS 596) were arrested on Weds 18th trying to stop diggers from illegally destroying the important archaeological site at the proposed Blundlestown interchange in the Tara/Skryne Valley.


Battle Of Soldiers Blind Destruction as Cilla Black says 'Tara' to ancient Irish monuments at the Hill Of Tara.
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20th July 2007 | Issue 597 - Blind Destruction as Cilla Black says 'Tara' to ancient Irish monuments at the Hill Of Tara.

Shells Angels - we are the people our parents warned us about.
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6th July 2007 | Issue 595 - $HELLS ANGELS - as Rossport campaigners fight the building of a gas refinery in the west of Ireland...

Hill Of Tara
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27th April 2007 | Issue 585 - TARA! TARA! TARA! - SAs work begins on the M3 Motorway in Ireland, which will damage land in one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe at the Hill Of Tara...

Hill Of Tara - Life in the slow Slaine...
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If Carlsberg did riots....
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10th March 2007 | Issue 579 - DANISH PASTING - The eviction of the four storey Ungdomshuset (literally: Youth House) in Copenhagen has sparked three days of rioting and forced the Danish state to close its borders to foreigners coming to join the solidarity struggle.

Another blatant Danish reference as the Ungdomhuset eviction is depicted in LEGO
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10th March 2007 | Issue 579 - Another blatant Danish reference as the Ungdomhuset eviction is depicted in LEGO. Er what else Danish is there?

Tenth anniversary of The Third Battle Of Newbury
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6th January 2006 | Issue 526 - CARRY ON CAMPING - A decade on the from the high point of the 90's ecological direct action protest camps - Newbury - SchNEWS looks at the current crop of protest camps around the country.

More Va-Va-Voom all this month at Renault

11th November 2005 | Issue 520 - FRENCH FRIED - France has ignited with direct action, which also spread to Berlin and Brussels. These riots are the boiling over of tension in Paris's suburbs after continual police harassments, searches etc, particulary of immigrant youths.

4 signs the Wombles are doing something right

22nd October 2004 | Issue 470 - The European Social Forum hits London, and the Wombles become a big target for Met Police repression...

Mayday Monopoly 2001 - as the police put a row of cops on Piccadilly.
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4th May 2001 | Issue 303 - THREE THOUSAND CRAP ARRESTS - The Mayday Monopoly anti-capitalist demonstration in central London is heavily policed, with 3000 confined to a small section of road for hours in what's known as a 'kettle'...

I'm sick of your middle-of-the-road politics

8th November 2002 | Issue 380- ASSAULT AND PEPPER - Thousands took part in last Thursday’s nationwide day of action against the threat of war on Iraq. In Brighton, SchNEWS joined in with hundreds of others for the best bit of direct action on the city streets since the heady days of Reclaim The Streets parties way back in 1996.

No U-Turn - D-Locks Ahead

22nd December 2000 | Issue 288 - WHEEL OF FORTUNE - Last week John ‘Two Jags’ Prescott announced the transport budget for local authorities for the next five years. Four billion pounds – nearly half the total – is to be spent on roads. That’s enough to build forty more Newbury bypasses. It looks like it’s time to dust down yer D-locks and take out yer tunnelling tools again.

Never Mind The Ballots
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18th April 1997 | Issue 116 - They wanna fight, we wanna party! - Report from the 'Nevermind The Ballot's mass demo in London bringing together Reclaim The Streets and the Liverpool Dockers, a fortnight before Neo-Labour take power...


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Jolly Roger Press
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Jolly Roger Press -
SchNEWS's take on an anarchist publishing house catalogue produced for the Anarchist Bookfair, Issue 608 - October 2007 (Download PDF - 970kb)

Blair Mugshot
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Blair Charge Sheet
- as Blair leaves, we look at his record - Issue 594, June 2007 (Click Here)

Rave Casualty Support Group
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Barrio Social Centre - What's On Guide - SchNEWS looks at a typical British social centre. Issue 573 - Jan 2007. (Download PDF - 220kb)

Upper Crust - from the spoof festival guide
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Spoof Festival Guide
- close to the bone parody of UK festival scene produced for Big Green Gathering, Issue 553 - August 2006. (Download PDF - 2.2meg)

Winston get a mohawk - Mayday 2000
SchNEWS Worst Britain
- produced for the Peace De Resistance book in 2003 (Click Here)

Are You Really Green? - questionnaire produced for the Big Green Gathering 2007 (not yet available)