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Blair’s Middle East tour: “Jaw, Jaw” in furtherance of “War, War”

20-12-2006 09:59

Prime Minister Tony Blair’s tour of the Middle East has been used to back a constitutional putsch by President Mahmoud Abbas that threatens a Palestinian civil war, to trial plans for a massive increase in troop numbers in Iraq and to pave the way for hostile action against Iran.

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Jesus will be crowned by parliament as a King of Poland?

20-12-2006 08:55

According to the "Rzeczpospolita" newspaper, such is the project of groups of Catholic parliamentarists. Catholics have majority in parliament.

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Close Torture Bay

20-12-2006 06:35

January 11, 2007 -- Citizens to target illegal Detention Centre

The world today is in no doubt as to the criminal status of the illegal detention centre of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The past three years have not only witnessed unprecedented assaults on the founding principles of the USA by the Bush regime, but also on international law and convention. The government of the USA is clearly rogue, a fact in which its officials delight. The contempt the neo-cons display for their own citizens is only exceeded by the extreme disdain they exhibit toward the international community. Each day that Guantanamo Bay remains operational is a day of unspeakable psychological horror, torture and injustice.

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Indymedia Watch Censors Comments

20-12-2006 04:14

The self proclaimed watchdog of indymedia sites has disabled comment on his blog in response to comments criticising his hypocritical campaign against the indymedia - criticism which he described as a 'spam attack'.

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BNP member arrested in Ipswich on suspicion of murder

20-12-2006 03:29

BNP member Steve Wright is identified as second person arrested in Suffolk of killing of five sex workers. The 48 year old fash was arrested in a dawn raid on his home in Ipswich's red light district, where he regularly took in prostitutes while his wife was at work.

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British Report on the Assassination of Pierre Gemayel

20-12-2006 00:49

report's cover page
An Arabic website, run by Syrian dissident journalist Nizar Nayouf, has exclusively published the cover page of a confidential report by the British embassy in Beirut, of which a copy was sent (or leaked) to someone in the NATO, on the assassination of Lebanese minister Pierre Gemayel. It suggests that the assassination, along with that of Samir Qassir, Gebran Twani and George Hawi earlier, were carried out by Lebanese militants affiliated with Druze leader Walid Junblat and Christian leader Samir Geagea, and not by the Syrian government or its Lebanese agents. Both groups, the reports further reveals, have been receiving military training by Ameriacn (and possibly Israeli) trainers in Jordan since November 2005. Furthermore, the report's sources think "the killers' motive" must be seen in light of an "agreement between the Sunni leader Sa'd Hariri and ex-president Amin Gemayel to nominate the latter's son, Pierre Gemayel, to succeed president Emil Lahoud next year. The report summarises that the crime was committed "mostly for regaining the initiative by the 14 March alliance and protecting PM Fouad Saniora's govermant from collapse."

See the full article in Arabic:

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Festive Season heightens deprivation for the Underclass

20-12-2006 00:30

Chinese waste ends up in UK landfills and the underclass pay for it!

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Hamas ready for peaceful coexistence with Israel within the borders of 1967

20-12-2006 00:03

an interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

Khaled Meshaal is the political leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement, which earlier this year came to power with a large majority in the free and democratic election in Palestine. In summer 2006 the Israeli Minister of Justice Haim Ramon publicly confirmed his government’s order to kill Khaled Meshaal. In 1997 in the Jordanian capital Amman Meshaal survived a assassination attempt by Israel’s secret service Mossad by a narrow margin. Currently the leading Hamas politician lives in Syrian asylum in Damascus under strong security.

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55 mile walk from Brighton to London ends in SOCPA showdown.

19-12-2006 23:19

3 Brighton activists marched the 55 miles for 3 days from Brighton to Whitehall to deliver letters to Downing Street and postcards to the foreign Office demanding the release of Brighton resident Omar Deghayes from Guantanamo Bay.

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"Oaxaca Libre!"

19-12-2006 22:39

Local school-children caught a large dose of ‘Zapatismo’ in Edinburgh city centre on Saturday, when they spontaneously joined a UK wide week of action to raise much needed awareness of the ongoing and systematic repression of Mexican people in Oaxaca amidst an almost total lack of media coverage in the western mainstream press.

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Sacked JJB Sports union steward Chris Riley talks about more strikes as JJB

19-12-2006 20:29

Sacked JJB Sports union steward Chris Riley takes on Wigan Athletic's owner Dave Whelan, as union members vote for further strike action between Christmas and New Year to protest against Riley's sacking.

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Faslane action

19-12-2006 20:21

Wednesday morning, 7:30am. A dark road somewhere North of Glasgow. Scottish cold and rain beating in my face. I'm chained via a bike lock to Irene, veteran of the Faslane struggle. One arm disappears into a tube, at the other end of which is my mate Steve. There are seven of us, five women and two men, standing in a line stretched across the road.

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Terrorism, Security Business and Britain

19-12-2006 18:49

"The airlines, as owners [of airports], would be sensitive not only to the direct impact on their profits, but the indirect impact as a result to unhappy customers who chose alternative modes of transportation."

This is suggested by Joseph Stiglitz, former US Council of Economic Advisers, in a Financial Times article. In this, he discusses the UK airports "debacle" of this summer, triggered by the discovery of the terrorist plot to blow up aircraft. He argues that the BAA (British Airport Authority) lacked efficiency and sufficiently trained staff for security checks. So airlines should own the airports so they can modernize security measures with the latest equipment and new highly trained staff.

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Stonehenge Solstice 2001 VIDEO

19-12-2006 18:38

5min video chronicle of the Stonehenge solstice celebrations in Wiltshire

21st of June, 2001

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Failing councils are creating gravy trains for consultants

19-12-2006 18:12

Failing councils, lack of accountability, democratic deficits, are creating a gravy train for consultants, whilst at the same time reinforcing the lack of accountability, the democratic deficit.

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19-12-2006 17:59

Pausing only to wish you a merry winter solstice, herewith the final News
Sheet of 2006, compiled and sent out by Rising Tide UK:
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Iraqi unions attack plans for foreign control of oil

19-12-2006 17:47

Press release from PLATFORM on the oil grab in Iraq

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Council attempts to seize retirement home

19-12-2006 16:42

Chingford Avenue
The Rotten Borough of Rushmoor is trying to seize a bungalow in Farnborough from a local man that he has earmarked as his retirement home.

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£17,000 On Roof For Car, But No Free Buses For Kids In Liverpool

19-12-2006 16:06

Oh Shit! Colin 'Cover Up' Hilton has spent £17,000 of taxpayers money on a new roof for his car!
This is at the same time that the city council is planning to stop free school buses for 4,500 of the city's kids.

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Press release: Mumia Is an Innocent Man - Free Him Now!

19-12-2006 15:36

Press release from the Partisan Defence Committee.

The attached press release was issued by the Partisan Defense Committee in New York on 8 December 2006.

Also attached is a PDF file of a full page advert for the campaign including many notable signatories to the PDC's statement - including Tony Benn, Bob Crow, Jeremy Corbyn, Jeremy Dear, Gareth Peirce and others here in Britain - that has appeared in the Morning Star and Workers Hammer newspapers. Similar ads have placed in newspapers in the US.