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Beirut Flyposting - Pics

11-08-2006 23:15

Activist in Beirut are putting a running political commentary onto the walls and empty buildings of Beirut. Below are a few examples.

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Demos Banned for Arab League Ministers Meeting - Mon 7th Aug - Photo Report

11-08-2006 23:12

A planned demonstration today was banned by the Lebanese government. The action had been called outside a meeting of Arab league ministers. This was in the same area where a spontaneous demonstration outside the UN building following the Qaa outrage became violent, with considerable damage being done to the building itself.

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Latest News From Iceland Action Camp

11-08-2006 23:02

An international action camp in Iceland's Eastern Highlands to defend this last great wilderness in Europe against destruction by hydro-power dams for the aluminium industry has been ongoing since the 21st July. This is the latest news from someone who has just returned...

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Birmingham: Anti-Deportation Campaign Revival meeting

11-08-2006 22:47

Please come and support families and individuals wanting to start anti-deportation campaigns.

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Deaths in Custody

11-08-2006 21:02

Deaths in Custody (police and prison custody)
- article published on 11 August 2006,
following the conclusion of the Michael (Mikey) Powell case

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Brize Norton Protest Noon Tomorrow, Saturday 12 August

11-08-2006 20:29

Swindon’s Community Poet, Tony Hillier, calls for support for a media-glare protest in Carterton village by Brize Norton main gate tomorrow, Saturday 12 August 2006 at noon to call for a “Ceasefire Now”. The station is being used for bombs on their deadly journeys from USA to the Israel/Lebanon War. The protest is organised by Swindon Stop the War Coalition.

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Witch hunt in the UK

11-08-2006 20:02

Much of what is now described has been taking place largely in the English-speaking world, beginning where most of our woes have recently originated in America.

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Problems with Europe's nuclear plants raise worries just as the energy was gaini

11-08-2006 19:31

By Susan Sachs | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

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One Month in Lebanon

11-08-2006 18:33

The war in Lebanon is one month and hundreds of innocent lives old; the international community is displaying all the coherence and cohesion it did in 1939 – déjà vu! The solution today is as it should have been then – stop the invader with a confederation of nations opposed to the war. It stops! Count the nations for war, two, against the war, the rest of the world!

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Birmingham Indymedia screening @ the Cottage Social Centre tonight!

11-08-2006 17:49

This is the third in a series of weekly screenings at Birmingham's latest autonomous social centre, the Cottage Social Centre. This evening, Friday August 11th 2006, in conjunction with the second Camp for Climate Action meeting, we will be screening a selection of films on the themes of resistance to ecological destruction and linking the phenomenon of petroleum addiction with war and global warming.

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11-08-2006 17:47

by Simon Johnson

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500 women takeover tv station, stop the paramilitary death squads contact lists

11-08-2006 17:11

after massive repression people in mexico are successfully standing up to goverment repression & taking over, email the mexican officials below & contact support groups for further info

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SchNEWS - Axis Of Oil - Why the west sits back while Lebanon is battered

11-08-2006 16:40

Israel - Lebanon - Resolution Negotiation
As SchNEWS goes to print it seems as if attempts in the UN to obtain a ceasefire between Hizbollah and Israel have failed. As Israel pours more troops across Lebanon’s borders, the war’s escalation threatens a cataclysm. Is Lebanon destined to play the overture to a far wider middle-eastern war? It is this fear coupled with solidarity with the Lebanese people which has sparked a resurgence in the UK anti-war movement.

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Is anyone going to the Northern Green?

11-08-2006 16:32

The Northern Green Gathering and the British Nationalist Party

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Sanayaa Park Refugee Centre, Lebanon - Sun August 6th - Photo Report

11-08-2006 16:15

Sanayaa Park is one of the many homes to the thousands of refugees that are flooding into Beirut at present. The small ornamental garden near the Beirut financial district has become a village for people fleeing from the south or southern Beirut suburbs. It is hot and dusty and hundreds of families sleep on mats in the open air with no shelter and few facilities. Sleep is difficult with the constant sound of bombing and sonic booms from Israeli fighter jets.

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Lebanon's Increasing Refugee Crisis - Sun 6th Aug - Photo Report

11-08-2006 16:12

Exact figures for the amount of refugees in Lebanon and Syria are hard to come by. Everyday the situation changes. Today for example several new districts of Beirut have been leafleted, so now thousands are flooding out from the suburbs in question, looking for shelter anywhere in the city they can find it. There is also a fear that with the world looking the other way (i.e. towards London’s ‘foiled terror plot’) the Israelis will exploit the one-track media window to get away with mass murder. They have a history of doing this. Ask any activist or journo who was in Palestine during 9/11.

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180 Ways To Sow Peace

11-08-2006 16:10

pray-ins, pickets, economic boycotts, lawsuits, message planes, breathing

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Derry anti war protestors arrested after Raytheon occupation

11-08-2006 16:08

Derry anti-war protesters, including Eamonn McCann, arrested after Raytheon occupation

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South Beirut After a Night of Bombing - Sat Aug 5th - Photo Report

11-08-2006 16:05

This morning Israel announced that it had hit several Hizbollah strongholds in the south of Beirut. That their targets had been carefully selected and were areas where they were storing arms and ammunition. So we went to the neighbourhood of Dhayiya to take a look for ourselves. The last time I saw devastation on this scale I was covering the aftermath of the South Asia Earthquake. Entire blocks have disappeared into piles of rubble and twisted metal. The first and most obvious thing is that aside from a few small shops and work units this was clearly a densely populated residential area. Locals tell us that the buildings destroyed include a mosque, an orphanage and a neighbourhood health clinic. The death toll is unknown this area has been bombed periodically over the last week. How many bodies lie under the rubble is unclear but human remains have a very distinctive smell and the odour is everywhere.

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Request to President Chavez to publicise a Political-Education policy

11-08-2006 15:49

We need to establish & publicise a POLICY of Public Information Campaigning to educate & politically activate on vital political issues (e.g. oil imperialism) our General Publics, university students in particular.
If President Chavez would publicise this policy, millions of supporters throughout the world could begin to change the minds and hearts of the Silent Majorities who ignorantly support fascism and imperialism, and are usually against us.