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Shell Abandons Alaskan Arctic Oil Drilling Project

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Shell announced Monday that it was abandoning the controversial $7 billion, seven-year quest for crude oil under Arctic waters after an exploratory well failed to find significant amounts of oil and gas. Shell had repeatedly stressed the enormous hydrocarbon potential of the far north region in public, but the Guardian reported that in private Shell Read More

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Cereal Killer cafe protesters plan to target Jack the Ripper museum

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Anti-gentrification campaigners aim to ‘shut down’ the controversial east London museum in Whitechapel this weekend

Anti-gentrification protesters who targeted a breakfast cereal cafe on Saturday amid chaotic scenes in east London are planning another protest this weekend, aimed at a controversial museum in the same area.

The demonstration outside the Cereal Killer cafe in Brick Lane was the third such event under the Fuck Parade banner, but the first to attract attention beyond local or alternative media.

Next action 4 @Classwar2015 is opposing the vile Jack The Ripper Museum. Meet 2pm Sunday 4th October 12 Cable Street pic.twitter.com/suc84gBtFG

Related: I was part of the Cereal Killer cafe protest – here’s why | Will Harvey

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Hong Kong 'umbrella movement' marks first anniversary and vows to fight on

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Pro-democracy activists say struggle is not over but there is little appetite for renewed occupations in the near future

Activists in Hong Kong have vowed to continue their fight for democracy, one year after clashes between police and student protesters sparked some of the largest demonstrations ever seen in the former British colony.

Hundreds of campaigners descended on Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Monday afternoon to remember the 79-day “umbrella movement” demonstrations that began on 28 September last year.

Related: One year on, Hong Kong democracy activists ask what protest achieved

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I was part of the Cereal Killer cafe protest – here’s why | Will Harvey

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The point of the protest wasn’t to damage property or to frighten anyone. It was to highlight that gentrification is brutal, and is driving poverty in London

At the weekend I was one of hundreds of demonstrators who took to the streets of Shoreditch in London, in the third incarnation of Class War’s fuck parade, a protest-cum-street-party against gentrification. During the evening some paint and cornflakes were thrown at the Cereal Killer cafe on Brick Lane, which received a lot of attention, while the issues at the heart of the protest – inequality and social cleansing - were largely ignored.

While I sympathise with the workers who had to clean up on Sunday, and am deeply sorry that some children were intimidated by the protest, the petty vandalism that occurred pales in comparison to the brutality of the gentrification that is destroying the lives and demolishing the homes of some of London’s most vulnerable people.

Related: Never mind the hipsters. It’s the property developers who are ruining our cities | Dan Hancox

Related: Shoreditch Cereal Killer Cafe targeted in anti-gentrification protests

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John McDonnell defends public right to protest

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Shadow chancellor says before party conference speech that non-violent protest is part of democratic tradition

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has argued for the importance to democracy of non-violent protest, in response to criticism of his previous calls for direct action.

“In our democratic tradition in our country we have the ballot box to use, of course, to elect MPs to be our voice and determine our policies. We have the trade union rights to protect us at work,” he said. “In addition to that, if politicians aren’t listening, we’ve always retained the right, over centuries, to get out in the streets and demonstrate.”

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Shell abandons Alaska Arctic drilling

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Oil giant’s US president says hugely controversial drilling operations off Alaska will stop for ‘foreseeable future’ as drilling finds little oil and gas

Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition.

Related: The new cold war: drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic

Related: Arctic drilling for 'extreme oil' is risky - and letting Shell do the work is reckless | Cindy Shogun

Related: Greenpeace performs Arctic requiem in effort to touch hearts over Shell drilling

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New Social Media Rules & Restrictions for Turkish Students

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Turkish educational system suffers yet another blow; after last year’s signaling of a life style indoctrination by President Erdoğan, this year new rules and regulations update seems to target the students’ future experiences and uses of free speech and questioning capacity. President Erdoğan had said “We have a problem with certain things, still. Thus we Read More

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Shoreditch anti-gentrification protest: the view from inside the Cereal Killer Cafe - video

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Video footage taken from inside the shop shows the Cereal Killer Cafe coming under attack during an anti-gentrification protest in Shoreditch on Saturday evening. Staff can be heard calling the police and apologising to customers for the disturbance, as protesters throw objects against the cafe’s windows

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Anti-gentrification protesters target Shoreditch's Cereal Killer Cafe - video

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Demonstrators target several businesses during an anti-gentrification protest in Shoreditch, including the Cereal Killer Cafe and Marsh & Parsons estate agents. Hundreds of people took to the streets of East London on Saturday to protest against unaffordable housing. Demonstrators set fire to a ‘hipster police’ mannequin and held banners calling for a class war

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Shoreditch Cereal Killer Cafe targeted by anti-gentrification protesters

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Mob throws paint and cereal at east London cafe in attack owners describe as ‘terrifying’

Hundreds of class war protesters attacked a cereal cafe in east London on Saturday night, daubing the word “scum” on the shop window and setting fire to an effigy of a police officer.

Riot police were called in to defend the Cereal Killer Cafe, in Shoreditch, after it was targeted by a large crowd of anti-gentrification activists carrying pigs’ heads and torches.

Related: The hipster Cereal Killer Cafe owners aren’t the East End’s real enemy | Audrey Gillan

Tonight we were attacked with paint and fire by an angry mob of 200. Riot police are on the scene. pic.twitter.com/GPXLmyMmuN

Related: Can the Cereal Killer cafe, which sells only cereal, really make a killing?

Whatever happened in Shoreditch tonight is making my life exceedingly difficult pic.twitter.com/g2jXaEVpJu

Anti-gentrification tonight in Shoreditch #FuckParade #classwar pic.twitter.com/qK9IWnh5kp

Due to an impromptu demo, Old Street Roundabout is currently blocked. Expect delays on all approaches. pic.twitter.com/qyRszSWJ68

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Watch The Stimulator: Refugee Crisis & Social Media Wars

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Stimulator – This week we look at the dire fuckin situation of people escaping war and abusive governments for the relative safety of the global north. Our featured interview is with Erin Gallagher a journalist with Revolution News, who tells us about “PeñaBots”, fake Twitter accounts that attack free speech in Mexico. On the break Read More

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Pentagon: US Trained Syrian ‘Rebels’ Gave Gear to Al-Qaeda

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The best way to describe U.S. foreign policy is “too little too late,” or even better, “shouldn’t have happened in the first place.” This is probably the worst result of the Pentagon’s poor decision making since the disaster in Mosul, Iraq when ISIS took 2,300 Humvees along with large amounts of weapons and ammunition from the US backed Iraqi army. A $500 Read More

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Mexican Massacres: Retrospective on 50 Years of Murder and Impunity

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At the one year anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 normalista students from Ayotzinapa and the murder of 6 others in Iguala, we are publishing a retrospective of massacres in Mexico to understand why the Ayotzinapa protests are still raging. Why are protesters still smashing government offices? Why are families still demanding answers? Why Read More

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Slovenia: Pro and Anti Refugee protests in Ljubljana

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Two gatherings took place on Friday in Ljubljana, Slovenia – both pro and anti-refugees. Protesters participating in far right protests demanded from their government to close borders completely and “defend the country from Muslim immigrants as they could change the identity of Slovenia”, while participants of the pro-refugee protest asked for the opening of borders and showing more understanding for Read More

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California Lake Dries Overnight Killing Thousands of Fish

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Thousands of fish lay dead in what used to be Mountain Meadows reservoir also known as Walker Lake, a popular fishing hole just west of Susanville, California. Residents of Lassen County, California, are baffled after an artificial lake dried up, seemingly overnight, leaving thousands of dead fish across 5,800 acres of mud. “Something went haywire,” Read More

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Evidence Indicates West Bank Killing was Extrajudicial Execution – Amnesty

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Evidence obtained by Amnesty International indicates that the killing of Hadeel alHashlamoun by Israeli forces in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, on 22 September 2015 was an extrajudicial execution.  Amnesty – Israeli soldiers shot and mortally wounded 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamoun after they stopped her at a checkpoint in the Old City in Hebron. Pictures Read More

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Delaware Officers Kill Jeremy McDole in His Wheelchair

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Deleware – On Wednesday afternoon, Wilmington police received a 911 call about Jeremy “Bam” McDole, a paralyzed man in a wheelchair with a self-inflicted wound. A witness on the scene shot a cellphone video showing one officer pointing a shotgun or a rifle at McDole in the wheelchair, screaming at him “drop the gun” and Read More

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Radicalisation is too crucial for experts' work to be hijacked for a headline

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Outrage about the anti-radicalisation kit has centred on the story of ‘Karen’, but the bigger problem is the tendency to play politics with national security

The release of the federal government’s anti-radicalisation awareness kit was first trumpeted on the front page of the Daily Telegraph on Monday.

The Sydney tabloid reported that Michael Keenan, the justice minister, had briefed state education ministers on the kit, which would be made available to teachers “amid growing concerns about the rise in the number of home-grown teen terrorists”.

Related: Radicalisation kit links green activism and 'alternative music' to extremism

Related: Anti-radicalisation kit never meant for use in schools, says key author

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Jailed for a Traffic Ticket – Watched as He Died in Cell

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Detroit – 32-year-old David Stojcevski was jailed 30 days for failing to pay a $772 traffic fine. David suffered 17 of those days with drug withdrawal and died on suicide watch in full view of a surveillance camera and guards who made no apparent effort to help or treat him until he stopped moving after Read More

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Burned Alive: The Dawabsheh Family’s Struggle for Justice

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Guest post and images by Sedina Sabanovic Imagine if headlines came in reporting an 18-month-old American boy by the name of James Smith has been a victim of an arson attack after terrorists set fire to his family home. Immediately burning him to death and later killing both parents due to injuries sustained, while four-year-old brother Read More

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