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Self-harm in Immigration Detention - November 2006

18-01-2007 06:08

Freedom of Information Act 2000. NCADC asked for figures on self-harm in immigration detention for November 2006 under the following headings: 1) Number of individuals on formal self-harm at risk; 2) Number on incidents of self-harm requiring medical treatment; 3) Number of deaths if any.

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The Locus Of Responsibility: Media Alert's Exchanges with the BBC and C4

18-01-2007 05:55

Consider this recent exchange with Paul Adams, BBC News 24's Chief Diplomatic Correspondent:
Dear Paul,
Your online piece today is curious [1]. You write:
"Tony Blair insists Britain must continue to show its willingness to launch military interventions for humanitarian purposes after he leaves office."
Why do you take at face value Tony Blair's argument that military interventions are "for humanitarian purposes"? Why did you not write, instead:
" launch military interventions for what he calls 'humanitarian purposes'..."?

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Oz Minister’s Identity Crisis

18-01-2007 04:41

The ‘Australian’ Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, familiar to the local population as an American apologist, stooge and lackey, appears to have lost every vestige of a national identity as he strained today to defend the illegal detention by the criminal Bush regime of the Australian citizen, David Hicks. Mr. Downer’s muddled and professionally unqualified statements regarding the mental health of David Hicks, after five years detention in Guantanamo Bay concentration camp, only serve to highlight his personal dereliction of duty and his traitorous attitude to a foreign power.

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Top Pentagon Official Calls for Boycott of Law Firms

18-01-2007 03:42

To boycott law firms
A top Pentagon official last week urged U.S. corporations to boycott law firms whose attorneys represent detainees at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In a radio interview last week, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs Charles “Cully” Stimson said companies might wish to shun firms that represent “the very terrorists who hit their bottom line back in 2001.” Stimson apologized after his remarks were condemned by the American Bar Association and deans from more than 130 law schools. We speak with the co-author of the law school petition and a corporate lawyer representing six Guantanamo prisoners

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Haiti: Outbreak of Sickness in Prisons

18-01-2007 02:21

A newly released investigation into the deadly scourge of Beri-beri in Haiti's National Penitentiary uncovered evidence that the clash between the manufacturing process used in U.S. processed rice and the traditional Haitian rice cooking method has been killing poor young men behind bars and leaving others morbidly ill. - Jeb Sprague and Eunida Alexandra*

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Iran: Pieces in Place for Escalation, by Colonel Sam Gardiner

18-01-2007 01:22

The following text by Colonel Sam Gardiner (USAF, Retired) confirms our worst fears. The US is in an advanced state of readiness to wage war on Iran.

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Service members join war protest

18-01-2007 01:08

Several dozen service members joined peace activists today to call for an end to the war in Iraq, part of a nationwide effort that links a growing group of active-duty protesters to the peace movement.

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London buses recruitment ads

17-01-2007 23:56

Something must be done about the part recruitment ads on our buses play in the war effort

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New Year Destruction at the Hill of Tara, Ireland

17-01-2007 23:13

In flagrent contempt of best archaeological and ecological practice, a systematic campaign of tree felling, earth clearance and monument removal has begun at the Hill of Tara. This is even before the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the M3 Motorway, through the Tara / Skryne Valley, has even been signed. Daily protests are taking place, every 7am in the morning at the Hill of Tara car park.

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Vigil For Somalia

17-01-2007 22:20

U.S. Bombing of Somalia

DEMONSTRATION: Saturday 20th January
1pm-3pm Churchill Square, Brighton

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Police clash with anarchists in Athens

17-01-2007 21:21

Greek protesters clash with riot police during a rally in Athens January 17, 2007. Students and teachers participated in a rally against the government's plans to reform higher education and introduce private universities.

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G8 police raids in Munich

17-01-2007 21:21

in munich different places were raided by the police. Named as a reason was the call to blockade the airport Rostock-Laage published in several broshures and in the call for protests against the socalled security-conference [a privatelly organized sub-summit where politicians, weapons industrials and nato-generals harmonize their strategies,].

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Camp Bling at 'Prittlewel King' awards

17-01-2007 20:31

Southend 'Mayor' cancels F5 road widening at 'Prittlewell King' award celebrations

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17-01-2007 20:10

[Surprise, surprise, surprise! Actually the biggest surprise is that the Bush
Administration officials have allowed this report to be published.]

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Further details and pictures - PIPELINE PROTEST

17-01-2007 19:04

Action continues in South Wales. This is a call to arms, come and join in. The welcome is very warm and food and water plentiful.

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Ireland and the abuse of democracy....Jan 2007.

17-01-2007 14:58

How political corruption and ineptitude affects everyone.

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Sleaze Vaz was 'champion' of Muslims against Rushdie in 1989!

17-01-2007 14:42

The disgraced 'ethnic' MP Keith Sleaze Vaz has had a quite hectic 24 hours in the media and Westminster spotlight. He is now part of an almost ubiquitous gang of India-capitalism-Right-linked spin operatives doing what Blair has been doing - promoting British commercial and related interests on the huge market for capitalism that is many [and the mainly westernised centres in the selected, northern and southern belt] states of India. Vaz hit the British PMQs this lunchtime. As he did Jon Snow on Channel 4 News last night. On the surface, on the issue of Shilpa Shetty being allegedly bullied and racistly attacked on Channel 4 CBBH. So who is reviving the career and the operation - of Sleaze Vaz. The resurfacing of the Slimy, Sleazy Vaz spells political and democratic disaster for most of the disenfranchised ethnicity-described people in the UK

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MP promotes junk food

17-01-2007 13:24

Aldershot's MP serves up a Big Mac
Obviously oblivious to the links with childhood obesity and aggression, and probably doesn't care, Gerald Howarth MP was recently pictured on the front page of his local paper serving a Big Mac.

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Make Capitalism History

17-01-2007 13:22

The iron fist of McDonald Douglas protects the soft fist of McDonalds. Militarism represents the dark side of capitalism. We must resist normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy. Culture shock, critical thinking andlove for life and the future can change priorities and free us from fatalism, resignation, helpless-ness and the warrior cult, the bitter fruit of "failed states" (Noam Chomsky).

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Intl Day Against Homophobia-2007-Make some noise !

17-01-2007 12:30

Press Release from IDAHO UK concerning the yearly event on May 17th...(Given the news about the EU far right MEP's we need more than a day, we need everyday....