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5 city protest against Iran's anti-gay hate..

10-08-2005 15:23

Protests are to be held in 5 cities around the world on 11 Aug against Irans anti-gay hate and the execution of two gay teenagers on 19 July.

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EU Gymnich 2005 - 1st & 2nd September Newport South Wales

10-08-2005 14:28

A call out to all groups & individuals opposed to the ‘profit before people’ policies of the EU to carry out colourful & creative protests at the meeting.

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The UN as Stopgap

10-08-2005 13:53

"First of all, the question must be raised whether Iraq is actually a military problem that could be solved with more troops. This is assumed by Bush and others.."

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Alfredo mp4

10-08-2005 13:30

Video Alfredo and Pia
My Granddad, Alfred Edkins from Kingstanding Birmingham, was a Prisoner Of War in Italy, during WWII. When Italy capitulated, he fled, hiding in all sorts of places. One day a farmer’s girl saw him in a field and ran away screaming. Her family later took him in, treating him like family.

This is a short film with animation following some of these amazing.

I posted a quicktime version earlier on the UK page this version is in mp4.

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10-08-2005 13:22

These are three other views on the stun guns being used today, and should be made accessible for debate.

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Washington Plays into the Hands of the Mullah

10-08-2005 13:17

"In fact, political control in Iraq seems to be slipping away from Washington.. Before the 2003 Gulf invasion, so-called Middle East experts emphasized that a genuine cooperation between Iraqi and Iranian Shiites would never occur..Today cooperation could hardly be any closer.."

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East London Public Meeting against the DSEi arms fair

10-08-2005 11:59

Newham Opposition to War and Racism (NOWAR) has organised a public meeting in Stratford on Monday 5 September as part of the growing campaign against the world's largest arms fair that will be held in Custom House in September.

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Indymedia readers and the media

10-08-2005 11:14

The dismissive attitude of posters to an article on the grounds that it was written in the Daily Mail shows that people are thinking too narrowly.

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10-08-2005 10:54

Video AlfredoPiaPhoto
My Granddad, Alfred Edkins from Kingstanding Birmingham, was a Prisoner Of War in Italy, during WWII. When Italy capitulated, he fled, hiding in all sorts of places. One day a farmer’s girl saw him in a field and ran away screaming. Her family later took him in, treating him like family.

This is a short film with animation following some of these amazing stories.

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'Phillip Duddock's' accent' heard in militant broadcast

10-08-2005 05:36

How low can you go Phillip Duddock?
Now we have to be on the lookout for an Australian terrorist because they make good bait over-here and there is no lack haters on behalf of the bad examples that the government is setting on behalf of the Australian people. How low can you go Phillip Duddock?

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10-08-2005 00:33

Friday 19th August 9pm-2am
@ The Rainbow (Digbeth, Birmingham)

INQLAB is a not-for-profit clubnight organised by the South Asian Alliance.

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Ohio's Abu Ghraib

10-08-2005 00:29

Unlock The Box!
The idea of living in a concrete box without knowing how long you'll remain there is known to create trauma symptoms similar to those experienced by hostages: anxiety, headaches, lethargy, insomnia, nervous breakdowns, perspiring hands, and heart palpitations.

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"The Truth About a Mexican Hero"

10-08-2005 00:17

Cesar Chavez was no hero to revolutionary change

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Contributors wanted for DSEi newspaper

10-08-2005 00:16

With DSEi 2005 only one month away, this is a proposal and a call out for help putting together a special newspaper for distribution around the estates near Excel one week prior to the event...

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BP and Eden Project climb into eachother's arms

09-08-2005 23:50

The Eden Project has teamed up with BP on a project called 'Carbon Credits:
Apart from anything else, carbon credits and the whole idea that planting trees can offset your emissions is very dodgy:

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Inspiring film about the life & death of an activist

09-08-2005 22:33

Jill`s Film, the truly inspirational film about the life and untimely death of animal rights activist Jill Phipps, is now available on DVD. Limited copies are also available on VHS video. Order your copy today.
Also below, details of a horror novel dedicated to Jill, written by her mother Nancy.

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'Armed turnout' of Nottinghamshire Police. [another false alarm]

09-08-2005 21:16

Well, there I was at 3.30pm this afternoon, travelling down the Nottingham Road, passing the junction of Gregory Boulevard, when four police cars including the heavy mob, and some Armed Responce Units, pulled over a bus. I didn't know what was going on to start with, but like most citizens, am quite concerned to be confronted by guns on the streets.

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Food Not Bombs at Hiroshima Remembrance

09-08-2005 21:06

Preparation is fun!
A Food Not Bombs event took place at Millenium Point on Saturday 6th August 2005, as part of the Hiroshima - Never Again music and WMD awareness festival.

Short report and pictures from the event.

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Cindy Sheehan News..... Help Wanted...
by Stefan Wray Tuesday, Aug 9 2005, 2:34pm
stefwray (nospam)
national / war and peace / action alert

Here is an update from VFP member Dick Underhill regarding Cindy Sheehan in Crawford, including a list of needs.

Cindy Sheehan is still outside Bush Ranch in Crawford waiting for Bush to come out
and face up to her..and thereby face up to the truth about what he has done to this
nation and the world.

The Crawford Peace House, Code Pink, MFSO, VVAW, VFP and a host of other
organizations are working together to support Cindy...Many thanks to Cindy and the

It rained real hard this morning things are wet...but they are holding out and
standing up magnificently. We have some needs. More info follows listing:

1: A camcorder to record any confrontations with authorities or hecklers.
2: 30 people to help set up 1000 crosses and someone to take charge of this effort
3: People to manage the Crawford Peace House...answer phones, keep in clean, make
sandwiches etc.
4: Someone to help organize a commemorative/interfaith service for Sunday
5: A BIG TENT say 8-10 feet wide and 15 feet long, other tents?
6: People on site
7: Jail Watch

We are told that Condi Rice and Rumsfield are coming to Crawford on Wed or Thur for
a party of $100,000 fund raisers at a ranch near the Bush ranch and along the street
where the encampment is set up. They may declair the encampment a threat to
National Security and demand we clear out. I'm not 100% sure what Cindy will
do..she has declaired that she will stay until the President talks with her, she is
arrested (which she is prepared to accept), or until the end of August.

Now a review of our needs by the numbers..

1: We really need one or more camcorders to record any confrontations with hecklers
or authorities. Make sure batteries are charged. I am going to and from Crawford
daily and will take care of transortation if necessary..better yet..take it to
Crawford yourself.

2: The folks from Arlington West are bringing our 1000 crosses to set up a memorial
for the US dead in Iraq. We need 30 people to help set them up on
Wednesday...probably starting between 9 and 10 AM. We also need a volunteer
coordinator for this task. Someone with email and a cell phone who can keep a
volunteer contact list and coordinate...

3: We need a volunteer Coordanator and volunteers to be in and manage the Peace
House. Keep it neat, make coffee and sandwiches and....answer phones, and...

4: We need volunteers to organize and folks to attend a commemorative or interfaith
service for Sunday..

5: Any one who can loan us a big tent say 8-10ft wide and 15ft long..please let me
know. We might also need some smaller tents. There is room for storage at the
Peace House. Be sure to tag any 'loaned tents' with your name and contact

6: We need people in Crawford. Folks are coming in from around the Nation and the
World. The next 2-3 days are critical...start your engines and point your nose
toward Crawford ASAP.

7: In case Cindy or others are arrested we will need to discuss a 'jail watch/vigil'
If you can volunteer for this, let me know.

Cindy has given us a once in a lifetime opportunity to get the pendulum moving
toward a peaceful all over the nation and the world are paying
attention. Take Vacation, Play Hookie, Run away from home...what ever it takes...get
in your cars and get to Crawford.

On behalf of Cindy Sheehan and all the voluteers,

Dick Underhill 512-799-9379

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