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eco-centric - x-mess edition mp3

22-12-2006 10:18

eco-centric - x-mess
a weekly environment show with nimbin community radio, nimfm. 44 minutes, mono 10mb - note, our libsyn server is full this month, sorry for using this time.

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Ipswich Reclaim the Night march

22-12-2006 09:42

The organisers of the Ipswich Reclaim the Night march have issued the following press release:

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Outrage against police brutality comes to Wall Street

22-12-2006 09:08

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Protestors march toward Wall street Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 in New York. Several hundred people demonstrated near Wall Street on Thursday to protest the shooting of an unarmed black man by police officers in Queens. The march in Manhattan's financial district was the latest in a series of protests over the death of Sean Bell, who was killed last month by a fusillade of police bullets as he left a Queens nightclub hours before he was to be married.

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Unqualified Slogans: “Win” and “Way Forward”

22-12-2006 06:47

As America faces the most calamitous military misadventure in its history, the administration offers unqualified slogans rather than detailed plans to remedy the horror it created in Iraq. The American mass media is now buzzing with the sound of nothing meaningful. The Bush administration has resorted to contextually meaningless slogans in its efforts to dupe an increasingly sceptical public. The latest inane slogans saturating the airwaves are “win” and “way forward”. Only adolescents and the daft invest meaning in unqualified slogans – shall we test the latest two slogans and attempt to determine the ruse behind the deception?

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((o))axaca audio update sunday 17th (en)

22-12-2006 04:36

oaxaca audio update sunday 17th (en)

English update from oaxaca

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Australia Complicit in CIA Bali Bombings: Community

22-12-2006 02:10

Community blame the CIA
[There is] no doubt whatsoever of the CIA's involvement and the complicity of the Australian goverment and that view is shared by us and by our counterparts in Indonesia.

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The Shortwave Report 12/22/06 ¡Listen Globally!

22-12-2006 00:40

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia

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Study Shows Richest Two Percent Own Half World Wealth

21-12-2006 21:01

The richest 2% of adults in the world own more than half of global household wealth according to a path-breaking study released today by the Helsinki-based World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER).

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Future Labour Cabinet Urged to Block Blair on Iran

21-12-2006 18:26

A press release will be released later this evening giving details of a high level delegation that will deliver a letter to 11 Downing Street tomorrow urging Gordon Brown and potention future members of his cabinet, to oppose moves towards military intervention against Iran.

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Ballet Nazi

21-12-2006 17:47

Leeds ballet dancer is a neo-Nazi drama queen!!!

Adolf Hitler would have been so proud.

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OutRage! Gay Nigerian deported by Labour

21-12-2006 17:11

OutRage! News Service Dec 21st.

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High Court rejects Jean Charles de Menezes family appeal

21-12-2006 17:05

On December 14, three High Court Judges unanimously rejected demands for a full investigation into the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to rule out criminal prosecutions of the police officers who shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes at a London Underground station on July 22, 2005.

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banksy art theft - metro article comment

21-12-2006 16:47

anyone else care to comment? this metro article about banksy art theft reminded me of another theft by men in yellow jackets. i thought it worth commenting.

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Airport Chaos

21-12-2006 16:34

Dense fog is causing chaos across the UK's airports, with BA cancelling all domestic flights from Heathrow. Cancellations are also happening across the country, including Gatwick, Manchester and Scottish airports.

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2 Barcelona anarchists facing trial - Solidarity needed!

21-12-2006 14:30

Ruben and Ignasi facing trial on January 11th 2007 - We urgently ask for international solidarity. This trial is a direct attack on the anarchist movement in Barcelona, in the form of a repressive measure against two individuals who have been involved in supporting prisoners and fighting against the State.

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EDO Corp Director Found Guilty By US Inspector Of Conflict Of Interest

21-12-2006 14:01

The US Department of Defense inspector general was instructed by US Congress last summer to carry out an 'independent investigation' into EDO Corp Director and former CIA man Dennis C Blair's involvement in the F22 multiyear contract, and has found paradoxically that he did breach conflict of interest rules, and yet this did did not affect the Institute for Defense Analyses report that recommended an extension of the F22 programme. Blair resigned as President of IDA and EDO Corp this summer after was revealed he and EDO stood to benefit financially from the contract which the so called independent IDA report recommended.

The New York Times has previously reported that despite the revelations about Blair, and opposition from George W Bush and Donald Rumsfeld to the extended contract for the system, that has taken 22 years to develop, and was intended for outdated Cold War battlefield scenarios, the Pentagon/Lockheed Martin F22 lobby group managed to sway the US Congress to extend the contract. The F22A Raptor is expected to enter active service in the next year and is the US's most expensive military weapon ever developed. Meanwhile the independence of a report by a Pentagon watchdog into a Pentagon preferred military project is obviously open to question.

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Video - squatting in Taiwan

21-12-2006 13:46

I often travel with a video camera these days and think it's a good idea to spread ideas for a better world. It's great to compare between projects and communities around the world.

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The Anarchists' Ball - 3-Sided Football Endcliff Park 30 12 06 12pm

21-12-2006 13:39

Three goals, hexagonal pitches...The rules have changed over the years, but FIFA would have a field day with this lot. Goal shrugs off the shackles of organised leagues and hangs out with the anarchists.

It is unlikely that Luther Blissett is even aware of the fact that he's the inspiration behind three-sided football, a form of the game that 'deconstructs the mythic bipolar structure of conventional football'. But then Watford is not a hotbed of class war and, although it is rumoured that he organised a three-sided football league during his playing days, Blissett probably isn't attending Hackney Anarchist Week in east London. Goal is, however, and it is here that we encounter the Luther Blissett 3-Sided Football League, named after the man himself. The game has been further developed by anarchist group the London Psychogeographical Association (LPA).

Played on an hexagonal pitch between three sides, each defending one goal, the aim is not to score the most goals, but concede the least. Goals are conceded when the ball 'is thrust through a team's orifice', so dissolving 'the homoerotic/homophobic bipolarity of the two-sided game'. Put simply, three-sided football is, ideally, an exercise in co-operative behaviour, with one side persuading another to join in a campaign against the third - thus breaking down the very basis of capitalist organisation - and all before teatime.

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Billion Eyes of the Beast

21-12-2006 13:18

On the Web, anyone with a digital camera has the power to change history.
In 1991, when a bystander videotaped the police beating of Rodney King
in Los Angeles, the incident was almost unbelievable‹ not the violence
but the recording of it. Imagine! That four policemen would pummel a
subdued man, and someone would just happen to have a camera! What were
the odds?

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Cambridge Coach to Ipswich Reclaim the Night

21-12-2006 13:01

A coach has been organised to take people from Cambridge to the Ipswich Reclaim the Night on Friday 29th December. It will leave Parkside (opposite the fire station) at 5.30 pm and return around 10.15 (leaving Ipswich at 9 pm) Tickets cost £5.50 Please book in advance if you can (with jimjepps AT )