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Appeal by Sri Lankan Tamils on hunger strike, detained at Haslar IRC

24-07-2007 14:02

While the Sri Lankan government is engaged in bombing, killing, torturing and terrifying into leave its Tamil citiziens, the UK government is sending them back to genocide.

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Filipino workers slam Arroyo for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis

24-07-2007 13:45

A dismal failure! This is the verdict of workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) as they slammed the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration ahead of her State of the Nation Address (SONA) for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis.

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Brighton Tubas Solidarity Group Appeal for Funds for Fasayil School

24-07-2007 12:48

PLEASE SEND CHEQUES TO: Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity
Group, c/o BPEC, Brighton Eco-Centre, 39-41 Surrey Street, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 3PB

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Water Bowser Locations Gloucestershire etc - 24th july

24-07-2007 11:50

latest bowser location list - bottle water distro points being set up too

locations being published here:

info on radio on:
104.7 FM and 1413 AM
95 FM Stroud and 95.8 FM in Cirencester

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Syria to Employ Hezbollah Strategy

24-07-2007 09:55

It makes certain sense Syria, with its puny military—when stacked up against Israel, armed to the teeth by the United States—and its out-moded Russian tanks and planes, would eventually adopt Hezbollah’s winning strategy, as there is simply no way it can go up against Israel on the battlefield. Naturally, this new development pokes a big hole in the Likudnik and neocon agenda to take out all of Israel’s enemies in turn.

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Justice, The Australian Way

24-07-2007 00:09

Can you imagine what would happen if Dr Haneef is a white Anglo-Australian detained in India, accused of trafficking in narcotic drugs? Actually, you don’t have to imagine. The entire Indian justice system will be on trial in Australia, accused of corruption and injustice. In Australia, a Guantanamo Bay justice applied to Dr Haneef even with the presumption of innocence.

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Nice weather we're 'aving

23-07-2007 23:17

Climate change in one way or the other - and it gets tricky: jet stream; gulf stream; el nino; il nino - is to blame. The way out? 90% cut in co2 emissions within 10 years.

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Camberwell squat centre dances on

23-07-2007 22:46

Still no word on the eviction. No word from the alleged owners.

So… We decided to press ahead with events… if we get evicted then yah boo. These are what we came up with… There is room for more events… if you have any ideas get in touch. Seriously. There’s no point just consuming this space, make it happen. Every mini-gig or party, meeting or workshop that happens is a dance of defiance to the profiteering scum that boss this world.

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Emergency laws make extending pre-charge detention unnecessary

23-07-2007 21:54

Shadow Home Secretary David Davis told journalists today that anticipated future terror emergencies do not warrant new laws to extend pre-charge detention.

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Galloway thrown out after clash in Commons

23-07-2007 21:02

Respect MP George Galloway was thrown out of the Commons chamber after repeatedly clashing with Speaker Michael Martin.

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Sri Lankan detainees go on hunger strike in Harmondsworth

23-07-2007 18:06

Some 29 Sri Lankan Tamil nationals have reportedly gone on hunger strike at the Harmondsworth detention centre in London in protest at a Home Office decision to deport them back to Sri Lanka tomorrow. Harmondsworth has been the sight of continued resistance, with repeated hunger strikes, riots and demonstrations.

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Can "foreign policy" be usurped by "global policy"?

23-07-2007 17:31

UK new foreign policy remains one of western hegemony, can this change...and what can change it?

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Church to join Gay Pride party

23-07-2007 17:01

A press release explaining the decision of Brighton Quakers to join in brighton Pride celebrations in 2007.

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A Postcard For John Bowden

23-07-2007 14:31

Card signing at The Common Place in Leeds
One postcard that the Scottish Prison Service will find it hard to ignore!

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not sorry: cops still spinning Menezes execution

23-07-2007 12:57

At the same time as the family of Jean Charles de Menezes were holding a memorial to mark the 2nd anniversary of his death, the cop who devised the Operation Kratos policy which killed him was busy defending her bloody legacy to the press.

Barbara Wilding, now Chief Constable of South Wales Police, told the South Wales Echo: "[Shoot-to-kill is] the most awful title and not one that should ever have been put to that policy. We should have challenged that right from day one."

It's a tough sell, given that the policy is to "identify, locate and neutralise the threat [by] deliver[ing] a critical head shot with 9mm rounds". Another key difference from the normal firearms policy is that a senior officer gives the order to fire, and the marksman must shoot whether or not he sees a threat, a distinction which goes unmentioned in the endless terror-hyping PR pieces, although Police Review had reported this in December 2004: "the Met decided to 'urgently revisit the legal basis' of the anti-terror Operations Kratos and Clydesdale after members of the force's firearms unit laid down their weapons [...] it is understood that they involve senior officers ordering a police marksman to shoot suicide bombers in London [...] the SO19 officers were concerned about their legal position if they were ordered to take a 'head shot' of a suicide bomber."

The Justice4Jean family campaign is holding a public meeting tonight, details below.

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Kurdish Journalist, Activist Sentenced To Death In Iran

23-07-2007 11:57

July 19, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Islamic regime of Iran - northwestern Kurdistan Province have condemned two ethnic Kurds to death for acting against the 'country's national security'.

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Urgent Advice

23-07-2007 11:31

Water shortages

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MWB Group - National Foie Gras Target!

23-07-2007 11:10

The MWB Group own 20 hotels in the UK, trading under Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, and have got restaurants in all of them selling foie gras.

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Saving A President

23-07-2007 10:58

With 18 months left in office and his presidency foundering, George Bush is like a cornered animal desperate enough to try anything to survive. Surrounded by a dwindling, but still potent, number of hard liners, this article suggests a disturbing scenario ahead that bodes ill for the nation and world if it happens. It appears the Bush administration's scheme involves changing the subject by scare-mongering that may be followed by staging one or more major home-based terror attacks on the order of 9/11, then waging war with Iran on the phony pretext Tehran threatens US and regional security. Further strikes may also be planned against the tribal areas of Pakistan along with backing Israel's intentions against Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas. These will be ominous developments if they happen as explained above. In an effort to survive and finish out their term in office, George Bush and Dick Cheney may be willing to gamble everything for what, in the end, can't be achieved.