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Markets and Power

08-12-2005 19:53

The dreadful reality is the `best of all possible worlds' as in the world of Voltaire's Candide. Serious financial crises, increasing poverty and high unemployment cannot shake a modern Candide.. The ideological legitimacy of neoliberalism is over, Walden Bello said.

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Tight security impedes scapegoat case

08-12-2005 19:33

Frozen Gulag [File photo] (Rooters)
Indymedia has learnt this includes a bank account his supporters say was set up to fund legal representation for Muslims facing any kind of legal action. The prosecution is understood to allege the money was intended for terrorist purposes.

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Terror scapegoats to be relocated without warning

08-12-2005 18:24

The next logical step is RENDITION!
Threats and intimidation in custody

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08-12-2005 18:16

Unison Cambridge Health campaign against NHS cuts
1pm Market Square, Cambridge

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Action needed against crackdown culture - police escalate offensive poster drive

08-12-2005 17:21

Nottingham Police, allied with authoritarians at the local council and the Home Office, have been wasting taxpayers' money on a wave of offensive posters intended to terrorise dissidents and the socially excluded. This campaign has escalated with attempts to terrorise those involved in subvertising the posters.

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08-12-2005 16:35

The forthcoming local council elections to be held in parts of the UK including in London have been 'decided' in effect by the parties that have apparently selected the best candidates for representing their local areas. This is utterly untrue. Local people must have proper and full and transparent say in who gets to be selected to represent the locality. Parties must not have that control any longer.

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911 – a route to war or an excuse for war?

08-12-2005 15:38

The war with Iraq and everything that led to war with Iraq was a lie. Is it not time to reopen 911 to see if it too was a lie? Was 911 the 'new Pearl Harbor' that the neocons so desired?

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Spies, Lies & Whistleblowers

08-12-2005 15:36

Spies, Lies & Whistleblowers: MI5, MI6 and the Shayler Affair by former MI5 officer Annie Machon (Book Guild, 2005) provides a detailed account of the abuses within the intelligence services, and how resources are being devoted not to prevention of terrorism but to suppress political dissent.

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Italy: Cops and anti-TAV protesters clash

08-12-2005 13:53

Protests against the building of a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps linking Italy and France have escalated dramatically, following a violent pre-dawn raid by riot cops on a protester camp at Venaus.

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08-12-2005 13:24

Thursday 8th December 2005
Birmingham Central Mosque
Belgrave Middleway, B5
Speakers Include
Clare Short (MP)
Abu Baker Deghayes (Brother of Guantanamo Detainee)
Moazzam Begg (Ex-Guantanamo Detainee)

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Jack Straw - complicit in torture. Labour North West - complicit with Jack Straw

08-12-2005 13:04

Jack Straw did not "act alone" in his decision to co-operate with the United States government's torture programme. Labour North West could have stopped him, but they didn't. They actively supported Straw in May 2005, even when the extent of his torture complicity was becoming very clear.

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Leeds stops evictions of Iraqi Kurds - more cities must follow

08-12-2005 12:43

Over 400 Iraqi Kurds have been made destitute over the last three month in Britain because they refused to accept "volontary return" into the war zone of Iraq. Hunger, Homelessness and possibile employment in the informal labour market at wages around 1 Pound are the results of a Home Office Policy that increasingly evokes resistance in local communities all over Britain.

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Law Lords ban torture

08-12-2005 11:57

Today the Law Lords voted to overule the previous decision taken in the court of appeal that allowed....

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Roma In Kosovo subject to Environmental Racism

08-12-2005 10:49

Environmental racism  is the unequal protection against toxic and hazardous waste exposure and the systematic exclusion of people of color from environmental decisions affecting their communities (including urban planning and zoning, and natural resource extractive activities). The movement for environmental justice has emerged in the last 30 years to articulate a vision of a society in which no community is unfairly burdened with pollution or other environmental harms and where social justice and ecological sustainability prevail.

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Protest Against Approval of Second Reactor for Sydney

08-12-2005 03:11

At 8:30 this morning, approximately 30 protestors gathered outside the Masonic Centre on Goulbourn St, prior to the commission meeting to deliberate over whether or not to approve a licence to the second reactor at Lucus Heights

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International Human Rights Day Action

08-12-2005 02:15

Offer of Hope
Justice Action and the Australian Prisoners Union (APU) call for one minute's silence in support of the Offer of Hope at midday on International Human Rights Day, Saturday 10 December 05

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Once Again, Hands Off Cuba!

08-12-2005 00:37

The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly opposes Washington’s Cold War sanctions against Cuba, but the Bush administration is indifferent. Indeed, the White Hose is organizing to bring about regime change in Havana.

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07-12-2005 23:24

We live in a world in which our governments hardly care about life.
Evidence of this are the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq carried out by the U.S. and its economical, political, cultural and environmental occupations all around the world and its consequences. Some of this consequences are high levels of
pollution, human and animal deaths, environmental racism, etc.

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Innocent Man Killed In U.S Airport?

07-12-2005 21:36

A Man who apparently claimed to have a bomb has been shot dead by U.S federal air marshal today.

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New NoBorders group set up in Birmingham

07-12-2005 20:07

With an ever-increasing number of "failed" asylum seekers and "illegal" immigrants forcibly returned to the countries they had fled, increasingly restrictive measures and immigration controls and racist government policies.. a number of activists in Birmingham have met up and decided to get a local No Borders group running.

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