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UK Issued Two Different Coordinates for Gulf Incident

04-04-2007 08:21

The UK Ministry of Defence website still contains their widely quoted press release [1] , issued on the 28th March, which attempts to clearly establish that the arrest of the fifteen British sailors and marines by Iran took place in Iraqi waters. Unfortunately for the MOD, it appears that they have used two different sets of position coordinates to fix the site of the incident.

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The Radley Swan blogs on the Radley Lakes Inquiry

04-04-2007 08:06

The Radley Swan
The Radley Swan gives a different take on the inquiry into Town Green status for Radley Lakes.

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JERUSALEM POST: Is US ready to strike Iran on Friday???

04-04-2007 06:07

The United States will be ready to launch a missile attack on Iran's nuclear facilities early this month, perhaps on Good Friday according to reports in the Zionist Jerusalem Post.

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Open Letter To Middle East Scholar Daniel Pipes

04-04-2007 05:33

In response to article posted on titled: "Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam" at:

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Silence Broken David Hicks tells all - Afghanistan, Guantanamo, politics, guilt.

04-04-2007 04:06

1. Why I made a guilty plea 2. The guilty plea: how I advised David 3. My island home: first weeks at Guantanamo 4. Ten torture techniques in 12 months 5. Solitary confinement was one thing, just don't get me started on the food 6. I never met a DFAT official I didn't like. Come to think of it, I never met a DFAT official

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Embattled Historian Abandons Israel For Britain

04-04-2007 03:49

The Zionists' Brownshirts have succeeded in driving away another Academic who dares to speak the truth about Israel's history. It's sad that so many Israelis of consience have chosen to leave the country, rather than stay and fight for the change that is vitally needed. This only ensures that those who remain are left defenseless against an increasingly-radical, ill-informed, violent majority.

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Just where were those 15 brits?

04-04-2007 03:32

British MOD Issued Two Different Coordinates for the Gulf Incident

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Third Planet Report, Passover Ed.

04-04-2007 01:58

Link to progressive web radio from The Farm, in Summertown, TN, USA

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Seized explosives 'four times bigger' than Bali bomb Megablast in 2002?

04-04-2007 01:16

It seems the CIA, Indonesian and Australian authorities are trying to cover their tracks with propaganda. Now they say that they have found explosives 'four times bigger' than the Bali bombs in 2002. But that is not possible because the biggest blast was a [mini nuke] Megablast. And there is ample evidence of it from eyewitness accounts.

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Manor Gardens Allotments: Spring Party, 1 April, 2007

03-04-2007 23:36

Getting down to work on a plot
The eviction of Manor Gardens plotholders has been postponed until July pending court action, and they celebrated with a party.

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The Long history of British and American covert provocation and action in Iran

03-04-2007 22:54

Britain and the US have a long history of covert action against and provocation of Iran in their bid to aggressively control the region. Our governments have continually violated Iranian territory covertly for decades and then covered up the fact.

Nothing has changed. These facts and past precedents are exactly the reason why we should be questioning our own governments on the authenticity of the current seizure of the British marines by Iran. It seems that we are once again witnessing the unfolding of ongoing covert military action by our governments against (whether you agree with it or not) a democratically elected foreign government in Iran.

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Spot the difference!

03-04-2007 22:23

There are a few elephants stomping around the newsrooms up and down the UK at the moment and the mainstream media seems unable to spot them either.

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War on Iran and Responsibilities of a People

03-04-2007 20:09

I wrote this as the Introduction chapter to my book "Prisoners of the Cave" in 2003 - almost exactly 4 years ago as the bombing of Iraq was underway and the American peoples were mesmerized by the "shock and awe" of a defenseless civilization on their television screens. Is another one about to commence on another defenseless nation - Iran? How relevant is this introduction today after all that has been disclosed over the past 4 years? Are the voices that are actually heard in the American mainstream only to be of those wearing the distinguished garb of "scholarship" lining the streets of Washington DC and the well walked hallways of the Ivys? When will the voices of the ordinary peoples themselves be allowed to inform the ordinary peoples? After all, it is us who are the ultimate enablers of "shock and awe", and also us who pay the heavy price. It is indeed only our profound complicity through our uncourageous silence and inaction that bestows the unspeakable power on the minority of opinion makers and the handful of hectoring hegemons which in turn enables them to send America's sons and daughters to new heights of barbarism while visiting the munificence of their high-tech "shock and awe" upon defenseless human beings. How can a civilization claiming to be a "populist democracy" permit such "imperial mobilizations"? Did "Good Germans" only live in Germany? How about the public living in the rest of the "civilized world" in Western nations hoisting their "democratic" ideals on the rest of humanity? Of the 6 billion peoples on the planet, at least 2 billion live in these "democracies". Where are their voices? Shame!

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Birmingham Indymedia Screening: Iraq For Sale

03-04-2007 19:18

Birmingham Indymedia will be screening the Iraq for Sale – The War Pofiteers film at the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on 10 April, 8pm. There will also be speakers afterwards from Corporate Watch and Hands Off Iraqi Oil.

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America's Profound Shame

03-04-2007 17:28

Excerpt from the Preface to the book "Prisoners of the Cave" to be available shortly at

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03-04-2007 17:26

EU to reduce greenhouse gases

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Seriously crap reporting from Indymedia

03-04-2007 17:10

Last saturday, after months of organising, a huge event called Reclaim The Future took place in a squatted building on Holloway road. The event itself kicked off at 1pm and throughout the afternoon there were workshops and discussion on a wide variety of issues and campaigns. The events during the day are just part of the story. The previous days had seen large numbers of people self organising the space in order to be ready for the day - a real example of doing it for ourselves.

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Swiss Court Ruling Allows Euthanasia For Mentally Ill

03-04-2007 16:11

A RULING by Switzerland's highest court has opened up the possibility that people with serious mental illnesses could be helped by doctors to take their own lives.

Switzerland already allows doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients under certain circumstances. The Federal Tribunal's decision puts mental illnesses on the same level as physical ones.

The move has been labelled as "dangerous" as it could lead to a rapid rise in the number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicide.

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81 States and the European Commission sign UN Disability Convention

03-04-2007 16:02

Today at UN Headquarters in the General Assembly plenary room, the UN
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional
Protocol were formally opened for signature, marking the first opportunity
for States to become signatures and start the process to become States

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Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up Four Years Later

03-04-2007 15:51

Interview With
Ghost Troop Commander