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Demonstrations against Lula da Silva paralyse Brasília

17-12-2004 09:20

Am 25. November 2004 wurde Brasília durch zwei Demonstrationen gegen die pro-imperialistische Regierung Lula erschüttert. Dieses Jahr wird im Zeichen von Straßenmobilisierungen zu Ende gehen und weist zugleich auf die Perspektive eines kämpferischen 2005 hin.

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17-12-2004 07:16

"participantes oficiales de las mesas..."
URGENT STATEMENT TO BE BROUGHT TO PARIS Assembly to be held 18/19th December.
Written in English and Spanish, this document has multinational signatories and is one of the many "Letters to the Editor" (ranging from The Guardian to The Star) which never get published, on the grounds of being off topic, esoteric, too verbose or whatever excuse.

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Circus Yukos

17-12-2004 03:04

The antics of opposing groups of Oil interests, played out by the performances of their respective nations, have reached new levels of absurdity. As the Russian ‘due process of law’ dismantles Yukos for take-over by one of its lackey interests, the West screams outrage and accuses Russian courts of corruption, ‘confirming’ that the Russian legal system is the “tool of a corrupt government.” Well, really! Since when has the legal system of any nation been anything other than a tool of the prevailing regime?

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Plunder Promoters Targeted Again

17-12-2004 00:01

Four anti-war activists dressed in business suits entered and occupied the building housing Iraq plunder-promoters Windrush Communications yesterday. Windrush Communications organise conferences (Iraq Procurement ) which allow for the sell-off of Iraq’s assets, properties and resources – all in contravention of international law.,2763,1079563,00.html These conferences amount to organised pillage and lay the groundwork for the stealing of the futures, possibilities and potential of generations of Iraqis to come.

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16-12-2004 23:53

A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.

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Mass e-mail action: Free the Belmarsh Nine

16-12-2004 23:19

A mass e-mail action has been called to demand that Charles Clarke, the new Home Secretary, frees the Belmarsh Nine, imprisoned without trial in December 2001.

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From Indymedia UK to the United Kollektives

16-12-2004 22:59

The following article about the pre-history of indymedia in the uk was published in the autumn 2003 issue of "Media Development", which had a focus on Indymedia. Also see an article on Bristol indymedia in the same issue.

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Met Police firearms officers in the firing line, what now?

16-12-2004 22:02

The decision to suspend the two officers in the Harry Stanley case has brought to a head a major problem which has been festering for far too long.

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logic of quorn

16-12-2004 20:06

email sent from Marlow foods re mcdonalds

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Blunkett forced out by a lie

16-12-2004 18:59

Home Secretary David Blunkett has been forced out of office by the lies he told about fast-tracking a visa application for his mistress's nanny.

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European Convention on Human Rights Applies to Iraq

16-12-2004 18:56

In a landmark case, the High Court has ruled that the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights can be applied to UK troops serving in Iraq.

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Kelly Minio-Paluello arrested for filming peaceful demonstration near Ramallah

16-12-2004 18:32

Journalist and community activist Kelly Minio-Paluello (23) was arrested brutally by Israeli Border Policemen while filming a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday outside Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territories. She is currently being held in Hadera Detention Centre awaiting deportation. Kelly has visited Cambridge several times. Her husband, Cambridge activist Mika Minio-Paluello, remains in Palestine.

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Vanunu elected rector of Glasgow University

16-12-2004 17:56


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Dutch violations of the rights of a defendant

16-12-2004 17:11

With this article I want to express my worriness about the recent
violation of the rights of Mohammed B, the suspect of the murder on the Dutch
cineaste van Gogh, which is not only an attack on his rights, but can also lead to a further erosion of the Dutch judicial system, which is based on the protection of the rights of a defendant and a fair trial.

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Radio interview with M.Ware from Time Magazine about Iraq

16-12-2004 16:26

A must listen

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2/42-alpha : children 'in prison' near Cambridge

16-12-2004 16:25

2/42-alpha : children 'in prison' near Cambridge

The case of 2/42-alpha is descriptive of abuses occuring on behalf of the home office. 2/42-alpha comprises Monica, her son Sidhaart and her husband Anoop who, after living with in London for two and half years, have now been imprisoned in Oakington Reception Centre for 46 days. They have just been told that their deportation will be "within the next month". The weight loss and sickness of their child, the impact of detention on mental health, and the fact that multiple reviews have recommended that children are placed in deportation centres for absolutely no longer than a few days... seem to mean nothing.

2/42-alpha applied for bail today and their application was turned down. Tonight they sleep just down the road in Longstanton, in a 'prison'.

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TURKEY: Conscientious objector Halil Savda arrested / fear or torture

16-12-2004 16:22

Fear of torture: Turkish conscientious objector in military prison

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Shed No Tears For Blunkett 1

16-12-2004 16:03

In the wake of Blunkett’s overdue resignation a picture is being painted, with himself as the primary artist, of ‘an honourable man brought low by love’. The career of this vain, arrogant, conceited individual was not brought to an end because of Blunkett’s private life, something he has done his utmost to deny the rest of us, but because he is a liar and corrupt, neither of which are new.

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Action reveals Lockheed Martin's hidden HQ

16-12-2004 15:39

Leafletting outside Lockheed Martin's hidden HQ
14th December: Sarah from Oxford joined East London activists in Victoria to expose the hiding place of Lockheed Martin UK, part of the world’s largest maker of weapons of mass destruction, bunkerbusters and cluster bombs.

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Labour website of the year

16-12-2004 13:45

Voting began last week for this annual competition, which began in 1997, and which allows trade unionists around the world to vote for their favourite union websites. The Labour Website of the Year, sponsored by LabourStart is the only global competition open to all trade union websites and aims to encourage excellence in website design in the international trade union movement.