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More troops to Iraq = more genocide

30-12-2006 12:35

The new year is set to see more imperial genocide in Iraq as the US increases troop numbers. 61% of the population of Iraq support attacks on the troops of the imperial occupation - things are simply going to get worse, much worse. The number killed by the imperial occupation already dawarfs those killed, with western support, by Saddam. Downing Street and the White House are occupied by genocidal, psycopath, war criminals.

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Last day to vote against SOCPA

30-12-2006 12:27

Vote to repeal the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 which bans unauthorised protest near Parliament.

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Neocons and Democrats Tussle over Long or Short “Surge” of Violence in Iraq

30-12-2006 12:14

Naturally, the Democrats are onboard with more murder and mayhem, never mind the arguments over the duration of Bush’s “surge,” designed to last for the foreseeable future.

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Against the repression in Oaxaca, Anti-capitalist class struggle!

30-12-2006 12:08

For several months the town of Oaxaca, capital of the Mexican State of the same name, has been the center (of a movement) of important struggles which have undergone (or suffered) repeated attacks by the forces of repression (police, army and paramilitary) with many victims: at the end of November the toll was 22 dead and 34 disappeared.

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"The President is dead long live the President."...

30-12-2006 11:39

"The President is dead long live the President."

I find it amusing and smacks hypocrisy how Tony Blair and Margaret Beckett diddle daddle around the issue of the death penalty.

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Pictures from Chiapas

30-12-2006 08:57

Commanders and bases of support of the EZLN arrived yesterday in the afternoon at the caracol II of Oventik, accompanied by a delegation of national and international observatores.

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Hanging Saddam is inhuman and illegal - Who's next?

30-12-2006 08:40

Hanging Saddam? George Bush as Texas governor was named 'Texecutionor' as the biggest Serial Killer with 155 victims. Compared to Bush's 655.000 estimated deaths in Iraq, Saddam Hussein is a bad apprentice. But, murder is murder: whoever does it.

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EZLN "Intergalactic Encuentro" draws activists from 30 countries

30-12-2006 08:13

A communique from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) "Intergalactic Commission," Dec. 24

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2006: A Deadly Year For Journalists

30-12-2006 08:03

Frank Smyth
A new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 55 journalists were killed this year in direct connection to their work. The most violent country was Iraq where 32 journalists lost their lives.

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The execution of Saddam Hussein

30-12-2006 05:20

Subject of a kangaroo court
The Iraqi leader was not, however, tried and sentenced under the auspices of a working class tribunal. He was the subject of a kangaroo court established by an occupation regime after the invasion and conquest of Iraq by the United States. In other words, his crimes were judged and the penalty imposed by those guilty of even greater crimes than his own.

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NYT exposes Eli Lilly lies about Zyprexa

30-12-2006 04:55

"Eli Lilly Said to Play Down Risk of Top Pill"
"Eli Lilly Said to Play Down Risk of Top Pill"

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Saddam hanging (by Latuff)

30-12-2006 04:31

Saddam hanging
Copyleft cartoon by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Saddam executed after travesty of justice

30-12-2006 04:07

Saddam was convicted in November
With several members of his defence team murdered was their ever any chance that Saddam's trial would be fair? I doubt it. Bush, Blair and the Iran/Contra neoCons know Saddam was the man who could have put them away or sent THEM to the gallows.

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ZNet's Anti War Songs

30-12-2006 03:30

... which include Dylan's Masters of War, Lennon's Working Class Hero, Ochs's I Ain't Marching Anymore, Newman's Political Science, Springsteen's Born In the USA and many many more.

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Defend the Freedom of Information

30-12-2006 03:17

The UK government is currently debating changes to the Freedom of Information Act. In short, these changes will make it even harder to get politically inconvenient information into the public domain. Changes to costing, and limitations to the number of requests an organisation may submit, threaten to make the act totally unusable for public purposes.

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Anti-Wall Activists Beaten and Shot with Rubber Bullets in Bil'in Protest

30-12-2006 02:55

Around 200 hundred people, including international and Israeli activists, joined together in Bil'in village, near the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, for the weekly demonstration against the illegal annexation of the village's land. Nearly 60% of Bil'in has been lost as the route of the wall cuts directly through the area.

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660 Palestinians Killed in 2006

30-12-2006 02:20

B'TSELEM, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has published its 2006 annual statistics. In a press release, the human rights group, which was established in 1989 to document human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, said this past year has witnessed "a deterioration in the human rights situation in the Occupied Territories, particularly in the increase in civilians killed and the destruction of houses and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip." At the same time, it added, "there was an improvement regarding violations of the right to life of Israeli civilians."

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British Army is 'Shrinking'

30-12-2006 01:58

The overall number of soldiers in the British army has fallen, despite record sums being spent on recruitment, figures revealed in a written Parliamentary answer by Defence Minister Derek Twigg show. There were more than 12,700 new recruits in 2006, an increase of about 1,000 on last year, with some £89m spent on recruiting, an increase of £3.5m. Almost 14,500 personnel, whoever, have left the service this year.

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30-12-2006 01:52

Order you to leave our town now

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Home Secretary Used Flawed Data to Privatise Probation Service

30-12-2006 01:41

The National Association of Probation Officers has accused the Home Secretary John Reid of using "flawed data" to justify the privatisation of the Probation Service. NAPO said only 53% of people on probation re-offended within two years and not 60%, as the Home Office said. The government is claiming that the Probation Service should be broken up because performance is bad and re-offending rates are too high.