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There's never a truer word spoken in jest...
Collected here are the many graphics produced by SchNEWS, as featured in the top corner of each issue over the years, as well as other originally produced spoofs and satire. All these images are copyleft - free to use for non-profit use - and in fact many have been nicked and used by campaign groups, other magazines as well as flyposted and used on independent record covers. By all means use them - and drop us a line when you do.

See also graphics from issues 351-400, 401-450, 451-480, 481-500, 501-520, 521-540, 541-560, 561-580, 581-600, 601-620, 621-640, 641-660, 661-704 (2009)

SchNEWS In Graphic Detail
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A collection of SchNEWS' best graphics from the past decade, presented in a full colour pocket-sized book. Covering issues from climate change to vivisection, police repression to resource wars, these graphics manage to raise a grin out of some deadly serious matters, all the while never watering down the uncompromising anarcho-green message of SchNEWS. This is a diverse range of images both in form and content with detourned or subverted images, fake ads, mixed metaphors, wafer-thin gags and more. Order yours now - £6.50 incl P&P, available online through this website. 96 pages, 120x168mm, full colour, ISBN 978-09529748-9-5 For more click here

Won't The Real Flash Shady Please Stand Up?
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8th July 2011 | Issue 778 - IT'S ALL OVER - As Rupert Makepeace finally pulls the pin on that beacon of quality journalism, SchNEWS Of The World.

Why are NATO really in Libya?
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1st July 2011 | Issue 777 - LIBYA: ANTI-NATO CLASSES - “The Euro-American attack on Libya has nothing to do with protecting anyone; only the terminally naive believe such nonsense. It is the West’s response to popular uprisings in strategic, resource-rich regions of the world and the beginning of a war of attrition against the new imperial rival, China.” - John Pilger.

RIP Brian Haw 1949-2011
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24th June 2011 | Issue 776 - SFAIR AND SQUARE: R.I.P. BRIAN HAW - One man protest, Brian Haw, who occupied Parliament Square for a decade as a symbol of peace and a vigil at parliament's doorstep against the acts of genocide it regularly commits, sadly dies of cancer.

Workfare = Welfare For Business
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3rd June 2011 | Issue 774 - NOT PLAYING WORKFARE - The new Work Programme part of the Welfare Reform Bill, currently going through the House of Lords, would force those on unemployment benefits to work up to 30 hours a week in places like Poundland to earn their JSA. This works out as equivalent to £2.25 an hour for those over 25, and a measly £1.78 an hour for those younger.

Homage to Madrid
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27th May 2011 | Issue 773 - NO SPAIN, NO GAIN - We've got the Arab Spring – what about a European summer? It's a week since thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators pitched up in central Madrid (see SchNEWS 772) - and revolution fever is spreading across Europe like nits in a playground.

Mr Litigious vs Little Miss Copyleft
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20th May 2011 | Issue 772 - AND FINALLY - Can there be any worse nightmare than being hunted down by the capitalist incarnation of cartoon characters from your childhood? SchNEWS has received a 'cease and desist' letter from the current owners of the Mr Men brand, Chorion Ltd over this graphic from December 2005.

Fracking hell
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13th May 2011 | Issue 771 - FRACKING HELL - As shockwaves about the nuclear industry reverberate around the world after Fukishima, he comes another ecocidal hell - fracking: recovering natural gas by blowing up underground shale rocks, releasing noxious chemicals and resulting in radioactive waste water.

As cops launch activist witch-hunt after March 26th protests
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6th May 2011 | Issue 770 - BAA BAA BLACK BLOCK - Operation Brontide swung into full force last week, coincidentally just before the Royal wedding. Cops claim to be after 276 people for offences including violent disorder and criminal damage committed during the March for the Alternative on 26th March (see SchNEWS 765).

Stokes Croft anti-Tesco riots in Bristol
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29th April 2011 | Issue 769 - STOKING THE FIRES - Riots in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol after police raid squat and anti-Tesco protesters.

As NATO wade into the conflict in Libya
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15th April 2011 | Issue 767 - TAKING LIBYA-TIES - An eyewitness account of events in Libya gives an insight into the real agenda behind the NATO involvement as the rebels fight Gadaffi's army. "According to what I saw on the ground, I can’t believe that NATO is looking to get rid of Gaddafi unless they find a suitable replacement." - Medyan Daireh, Al Jazeera journalist.

Eyewitness from Libya
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15th April 2011 | Issue 767 - TAKING LIBYA-TIES - An eyewitness account of events in Libya gives an insight into the real agenda behind the NATO involvement as the rebels fight Gadaffi's army. "According to what I saw on the ground, I can’t believe that NATO is looking to get rid of Gaddafi unless they find a suitable replacement." - Medyan Daireh, Al Jazeera journalist.

Who Gives A Shit? The SchNEWS Royal Wedding Commemorative Teatowel
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8th April 2011 | Issue 766 - WHO GIVES A SHIT? - Some people are cashing in on the royal wedding with gratuitous, opportunistic, unofficial merchandise. Er - including SchNEWS... see also

Anti-cuts demo in London kicks off again
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1st April 2011 | Issue 765 - M26: RITZ SPIRIT - “HUNDREDS of anti-royal anarchists ran riot across central London yesterday, turning a peaceful demonstration about spending cuts into a class war” - Sunday Express

Fukushima disaster
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18th March 2011 | Issue 763 - NUCLEAR POWER: GOING CRITICAL - The terrifying situation in Japan has rekindled the debate over nuclear power around the world. While in the US, Obama has reaffirmed his support for nuclear power to protect the massive investment his administration has made in the industry, over in Germany and Switzerland the governments have jammed the brakes on plans to build and replace nuclear plants.

Won't The Real Flash Shady Please Stand Up?
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11th March 2011 | Issue 762 - PROFIT HUNGRY - Sharp rises globally in food prices is not because of famine or pestilence, but rather a reflection of the way staple foods are commodities in a crumbling financial system...

Camp For Climate Action disbands
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4th March 2011 | Issue 761 - PENNY FOR THE GUY ROPES - The Camp For Climate Action is disbanded as SchNEWS puts its two-bobs worth into the debate...

Cameron goes to the Middle East to support British arms firms
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25th February 2011 | Issue 760 - CAMERON WAVES ARMS ABOUT - Cameron flies to the Middle East after Mubarak resigns - to offer his support to the burgeoning revolution? Er, not exactly, he went the biggest arms fair in the Middle East, at Abu Dhabi, to flog British arms to dictatorships in the region who are solid customers for weaponry.

Mubarak falls after revolution in Tahrir Square, Cairo
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18th February 2011 | Issue 759 - MIDDLE EASTERN PROMISE- Egyptian dissidents (along with the masses) celebrated on Friday as Hosni Mubarak finally threw in the towel after the mass protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and across the country refused to abate...

Shush - libraries are having protests against the cuts
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11th February 2011 | Issue 758 - THE WITHDRAWAL METHOD - As noisy protests continued against tax avoidance by big business and cuts in education and benefits another, altogether quieter, national campaign took off this week at our most unsung of public services: the libraries.

Sir Philip Green tax dodger
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4th February 2011 | Issue 757 - CUT TO THE QUICK- Thousands take to the streets of London and Manchester in the latest national demonstrations against the cuts sweeps the country...

The Egyptian uprising kicks off in Tahrir Square
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21st January 2011 | Issue 756 - MUBARAK'S AGAINST THE WALL - From Tunisia to Yemen, Arab streets are in revolt as the old order trembles...

Won't The Real Flash Shady Please Stand Up?
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28th January 2011 | Issue 756 - INTER-NETCU - During the media frenzy around Mark Kennedy, the police infiltrator who spent seven years undercover in the UK protest scene, SchNEWS opens up the can of worms that is the lists of posting made on Indymedia coming from a police internet server.

Conservatives - it's time for cha... chainsaws
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14th January 2011 | Issue 754 - FIGHT THEM ON THE BEECHES - The Tory's new Public Bodies Bill for the Forestry Commission is essentially a plan to flog off the family silver and privatise forests up and down the country. The sale is intended to raise £2bn - less than half of one years tax avoidance by Vodafone.

Policeman takes a wiki-leak
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14th January 2011 | Issue 754 - AND FINALLY - A controversial new art installation has not been going down a bomb with German cops in Dresden. ‘Petra’ is a lifesize model of a female riot cop in full armour squatting down, trousers akimbo, relieving herself on the floor. The ‘piss de resistance’ is a yellowish pool of liquid puddling at her feet. Police are extremely pissed off...

Welcome to austerity Britain
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7th January 2011 | Issue 753 - AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR from SchNEWS...

Xmas greetings from SchNEWS
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17th December 2010 | Issue 752 - XMAS GREETINGS from SchNEWS...

Benefit Cuts
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17th December 2010 | Issue 752 - THE WELL UNFAIR STATE - Tuition fees got you riled up? Wait ‘til you get a handle on what our Tory chums have got planned next - a massive demolition (sorry, overhaul) of the existing benefits system. With all benefits and tax credits being rolled into one system, the screws are gonna get tightened.

Charles and Camillas Rolls Royce gets attacked during protests
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10th December 2010 | Issue 751 - CRUDE BUT REFINED - MPs huddle in Parliament to decide on the future of education, while protests rage outside. Charles and Camilla's Rolls Royce is attacked by anti-cuts protesters.

Julian Assange
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10th December 2010 | Issue 751 - WIKILEAKS: HACKTION STATIONS - Despite founder Julian Assange being arrested in the UK this week, the Wikileaks website itself has proved harder to conquer, and a mass direct ‘hacktion’ campaign of unprecedented size has booted itself up to help fight back.

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3rd December 2010 | Issue 750 - WIKILEAKS - The Wikileaks furore develops and it becomes the topic of a media frenzy, rather than the facts it has confirmed or uncovered.

Student protests kick off again
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25th November 2010 | Issue 749 - NEW KIDS ON THE BLACK BLOCK - Thousands of Britain's schoolchildren and students walk out of their classrooms and take to the streets in a second wave of student-led protests against the savage education cuts.

Wills and Kate announce wedding - Who Gives A Shit?
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18th November 2010 | Issue 748 - WILLS AND KATE ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT - and SchNEWS asks the same the question the rest of the nation is asking: Who Gives A Shit?

Student protests
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11th November 2010 | Issue 747 - LOSING THEIR FACULTIES - Student protests laugh all the way to Millbank as the windows are taken out of Tory HQ in the largest student demo in memory kicks off in central London.

Vodaphone - power to US
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4th November 2010 | Issue 746 - THE VODAFONE-Y WAR - In the past week as many as 21 Vodafone stores have been hit with direct action. The phone giant have become a widespread target for the national anti-cuts campaign following their multi-billion government-sanctioned tax-dodging shenanigans.

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29th October 2010 | Issue 745 - FIRST CUT'S NOT THE DEEPEST - As the Con-Dem coalition announce massive cuts, the first rumblings of mass protests across the country are heard...

Climate direct action A-Team
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22nd October 2010 | Issue 744 - CRUDE BUT REFINED - Utmost secrecy, activist goodie bags and sheer determination shut down the Corydon oil refinery in Essex - the UK’s busiest oil refinery - last week in one of the most well-planned actions the climate justice movement has seen so far - Crude Awakening.

ITT's Hammertime Smash EDO protest in Brighton
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15th October 2010 | Issue 743 - HAMMERING HOME THE POINT - The ‘ITT’s Hammertime’ Smash EDO demo in Brighton on Wednesday (13th) ended with over fifty arrests, after police made it clear they were going to protect the arms makers at any cost.

No Borders protest in Brussels suffers violent policing
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8th October 2010 | Issue 742 - FRONTIER LAW - The No Borders camp in Brussels took its protest against harsh European asylum laws to the EU capital - and were met by shocking police violence, leading to 500 being 'preventatively' arrested, and 14 being seriously injured.

Mass demonstrations across Europe as austerity measures bite hard
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1st October 2010 | Issue 741 - UNREST FOR THE WICKED - Mass protests and strikes have broken out across the whole of Europe this week as the reality of already imposed and still pending austerity cuts becomes clear. Across the EU, rallies were held in thirteen capital cities and in Spain a general strike saw millions take action.

No Borders Camp, Brussels
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24th September 2010 | Issue 740 - BRUSSELS SPROUTS CAMP - No Borders Camp 2010 in Brussels kicks off this Saturday (25th) til the 3rd October, and plenty are converging on that part of the continent in an effort to create a world where no one is illegal. Among the objectives of the camp are the denouncing of European migration policy; and showing the links between this policy and the structures of capitalism and repression.

The Papal tour of Britain
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17th September 2010 | Issue 739 - The pope tours Britain amid the child abuse scandals tearing through the Catholic church.

The Blair autobiography comes out - A Journey or is it Mein Kampf?
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3rd September 2010 | Issue 737 - MEIN KAMPF? - The Blair autobiography comes out - full of, as expected, lies and fantasies justifying all his diabolical and murderous actions masquerading as a 'hey guys' self-effacing leader on a crusade to 'well, you know' right the wrongs of the world. A Journey or is it Mein Kampf?

The Camp for Climate Action moves from Wales to Scotland
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20th August 2010 | Issue 735 - HIGH PRESSURE FRONT - Climate Climate Camp Cymru in South Wales ends - having had to change sites midway through due to an eviction - and then climate campaigners took at site in Edinburgh to begin the Scottish Climate Camp.

Another festival is cancelled as authorities continue to clamp down on summer fun.
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6th August 2010 | Issue 734 - GRASSROOTS STRUGGLE - Yet another independent festival has been cancelled after a concerted campaign by bureaucrats, nimbys and police. This time it's the Grassroots Feastival, which was a small volunteer-run event due to take place in Cambridgeshire in early September.


US Military is moving to unmanned drones and robots to fight their unwinnable wars.
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30th July 2010 | Issue 733 - ROBOT WARS - Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are increasingly becoming the face of modern imperial war. Remotely piloted Predator, Reaper and now Avenger drones mean that the world’s great powers can unleash destruction from afar without risking a single soldiers life.

Policeman who murdered Ian Thomlinson will not face charges
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23rd July 2010 | Issue 732 - GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER - major whitewash as the policeman who murdered innocent bystander Ian Thomlinson during the London G20 protests in April 2009 will not face charges.

The EU loosen rules on genetically modified crops
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16th July 2010 | Issue 731 - AGAINST THE GRAIN - The EU are copping out of regulations and approving changes to the rules that may break the deadlock which has prevented any significant cultivation of GM crops in Europe.

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.

EDO Decommissioners victory
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2nd July 2010 | Issue 729 - THEY THINK IT'S ALL OVER... ITT IS NOW!! - The EDO Decommissioners trial ends in Hove Crown Court with all defendants getting unanimous acquittals. Could it be all over for EDO/ITT in Brighton?

Is George Osborne an android?
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25th June 2010 | Issue 728 - THE TORIES THREATEN CUTS - but there's something a bit suspicious about George Osborne's rubbery complexion and lack of emotion as he raises the spectre of massive cuts...

UK Teknival is busted by police
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18th June 2010 | Issue 727 - RAVING MADNESS - The UK Teknival over Mayday in Wales was busted by police and gear confiscated in another attack on fre parties and festivals in Britain.

The World Cup is back on. Don't get your hopes up.
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11th June 2010 | Issue 726 - We don't do sport - but incessant repeats of 1966 '...they think it's all over - it is now...' can only mean one thing: it's the World Cup.

BP oil spill in gulf of Mexico
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28th May 2010 | Issue 724 - BP OIL SPILL IN GULF OF MEXICO - for more click here

BP - a slick operation
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28th May 2010 | Issue 724 - BP OIL SPILL IN GULF OF MEXICO - a slick operation. For more click here

Blood sucking vampires from the IMF
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21st May 2010 | Issue 723 - ALL THAT ROMAINS... - Welcome to the age of austerity. Romania has erupted in protests as harsh measures continue to grow and waves of discontent flood Europe.

I'm Jake the Peg... with my extra Clegg
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14th May 2010 | Issue 722 - NOT A CLEGG TO STAND ON - As Britain's aristocracy proper regain control of Downing Street in the form of posh-boy double act of Cameron and Clegg.

Move over And & Dec - here comes Cam & Clegg
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14th May 2010 | Issue 722 - THE TORIES WIN - Move over And & Dec - here comes Cam & Clegg

Greece eplodes as austerity cuts bite hard
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7th May 2010 | Issue 721 - GREECE KICKS OFF (AGAIN) - Greece eplodes as austerity cuts bite hard...

Greek crisis
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30th April 2010 | Issue 720 - CRASH OF THE TITANS - Riots again in Greece as IMF imposed wage cuts hit the country...

We can't go on like this...
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23rd April 2010 | Issue 719 - THE TORY PUBLICITY MACHINE HITS FULL STEAM - But their publicity posters are providing great fodder for spoofs. A whole website is devoted to spoofs of this one (cllick here), so we thought we'd join in the fun...

David Cameron
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16th April 2010 | Issue 718 - BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION - David Cameron is a caring conservative - until he is elected. We know the routine.

Here's hoping for a hung parliament
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9nd April 2010 | Issue 717 - BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION IS ANNOUNCED - Maybe a hung parliament wouldn't be such a bad thing...

BP - Beyond Being Beyond Petroleum
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2nd April 2010 | Issue 716 - SAND STORMS - BP have decided they are beyond pretending they're beyond petroleum as they get stuck into the extra-dirty extraction of tar sands for oil in Canada.

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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...

A Midsummer Night's Mare
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26th March 2010 | Issue 715 - A TWIST OF FETE - In what is fast becoming a summer tradition, yet another gathering has fallen victim to party-pooping police tactics. Strawberry Fair in Cambridge - the UK’s last free open-air festival - has been cancelled under police pressure.

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.

US-Israel crisis
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19th March 2010 | Issue 714 - NETAN-YAHOO SUCKS - The inverse law of political spiel states that, in order to get to the truth, simply reverse any statement made by any politician. So, when Obama says “There’s no crisis in Israel-US relations” you know something weird is going down.

The Daily SchTelegraph
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12th March 2010 | Issue 713 - SUSSEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE - Following last week’s ‘Stop The Cuts’ demonstration and occupation of the senior management’s offices (see SchNEWS 712) six Sussex University students had been suspended and excluded from campus.

Susex Uni students demand a much higher education
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5th March 2010 | Issue 712 - SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS - Students at Sussex University came into violent conflict with riot cops on Wednesday (3rd March 2010) as they occupied the executive nerve centre of their university.

30000 kick off in Greece
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26th February 2010 | Issue 711 - GREEK FIRE - Greece has once again been rocked by protests, strikes and civil unrest. This time in response to a series of swinging government cutbacks aimed at bringing the country into line with neo-liberal dogma and reducing its budget deficit.

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.

The news from Afghanistan
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5th February 2010 | Issue 708 - EYEWITNESS AFGHANISTAN - A now the news from war-torn Afghanistan as SchNEWS talks to Brightonian Al Jazeera journalist Medyan Dairieh recently returned from the country.

Blair accepts his Oscar for the Chilcot Inquiry
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5th February 2010 | Issue 708 - BLAIR FACED CHEEK - As Blair smirked and simpered his way through his evidence at the Chilcot Inquiry, in a masterful display of outright bullshitting and bare-faced lies.

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.

Wanted - Blair for war crimes
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29th January 2010 | Issue 707 - CITIZEN’S ARREST OF THE WEEK - You probably wouldn’t need much encouragement to try and perform a citizen’s arrest on Britain’s greatest living War Criminal, Tony Bliar. But, just in case you are the kind of money-grabbing mercenary who does, someone has had the genius idea of offering hard cash to anyone who can collar the mad vicar.

Haiti: The Aftershock Doctrine
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22nd January 2010 | Issue 706 - HAITI: THE AFTERSHOCK DOCTRINE - As the rescue effort winds down and the body count piles up, SchNEWS takes a look at why this earthquake hit so many so hard, and how the international aid effort is being subverted by military and corporate power.

Wild At Heart
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15th January 2010 | Issue 705 - WILD AT HEART - As the Smash EDO campaign announces location for the Remember Gaza demo - Brighton's Wild Park.


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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 - 2 pages A4 - 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 - 1 page A4 - 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)

Washing Up Section 6
Washing Up Section 6 - spoof of a squatter's Section 6 notice. (Download A4 page, PDF, 6kb)