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BNP meeting in Exeter today... help us kick fascism out.
Message on this FB page if anyone finds a definite venue.
Last year they went to the Victory Hall in Broadclyst, but they are denying there's any meetings there today.
any news please post on the wall. ta.
I'm in Rio, Brasil and here the causes of knife and gun crime are people are desperate so have to steal to get enough money to live, and also people are scared, especially kids, so they carry weapons to defend themselves against others with weapons
hey people whats up
today i spoke with yet another politician, asked a few questions, the economic crisis, the knife crime that's got every young person as a potential victim yet perceived as a potential perpetrator, and stuff like that.
he seemed refreshingly honest, didnt completely tow the party line which i can respect, but some of his views were so right wing it was shocking,
on the subject of knife crime, he believed all who kill should suffer capitol punishment, that itself is debatable, but he followed with all knife associated crimes should be dealt with as harsh as possible, this although a harsh outlook too can be sympathised with as the crime IS a big problem, but what shocked me, is when asked "what do you think are the causes of knife crime?" he simply said "i have no idea where it all came from.
surely some thought should be put to the causes, hate to quote mr soundbite himself but "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime"? crap. they put youth centers in rough areas, or scrub some graffiti and they think they are cleaning the streets.
this is just another example of a government that just does not understand its people,
of course knife crime needs to be punished, and yes, i believe severely, but if know one tries to understand the people and why things like this happen things will never be solved.
thanks for reading
lets just hope apathy wont let this continue
This week, the US Senate is taking its tentative first steps towards establishing an independent commission into Bush’s War on Terror -- an open investigation into torture, detention, wiretapping and illegal transfers to secret prisons across the globe. This is a major development, but as expected there are very nervous and powerful interests who want to bury it.
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this is a pledge for everyone to say no to id cards.
to not register for a national identity card
to not supply personal details or fingerprints to a national identity register
to no apply for any document or service if joining the national identity register is a condition of obataining it
and to not co-operate with any identity and passport service interview concerning your identity
Our civil liberties are slowly being eroded. We are well on our way to become a database state whereby all our personal information is stored and retained.
Id won’t stop terrorists
Id won’t catch criminals
Id won’t prevent fraud
It will be a massive expense and a waste of our time but most of all it will strip away our privacy!
Please visit www.no2id.net