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Australia: Greenpeace activists stage APEC coal protest

02-09-2007 15:43

Greenpeace activists paint "Australia Pushing Export Coal"
Twelve Greenpeace activists have been arrested at the world's biggest coal port at Newcastle, 160km north of Sydney, after painting the message "Australia Pushing Export Coal" on the side of a coal ship, The Endeavour, and unfurling a large banner in Chinese calling on China to be cautious of John Howard and George Bush’s attempts to sabotage Kyoto. The protest comes at the start of the 2007 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) forum meeting being hosted by Australian Prime Minister John Howard in Sydney 2-9 September 2007, and being attended by USA President George Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Hu Jintao and other Pacific rim leaders.

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Iraq war casualties question

02-09-2007 13:44

would anyone know where I can get the most uptodate numbers for both the military and civilian casualties? i've had a look at the IBC and a few other sites but am not sure which one is actually the most comprehensive and most accurate?

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Can Human Rights Survive the "War on Terror"?

02-09-2007 13:36

Attached is an audio recording of a public meeting held in Sheffield on 1st September 2007 which was addressed by Stephanie Harrison, a Human Rights Lawyer dealing with those targetted by the anti terrorist legislation and Mohammed Abdulmalik, president of Libya Watch, a Human Rights Organisation.

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Behind Bush's Latest Anti-Iranian Threats

02-09-2007 10:22

In a final paragraph entitled "General Understandings," the document asserts five points which must have sent Bush ballistic. Since it is absurd to imagine that the establishment press will give the public any insight into what is going on here between the IAEA and Iran, it is worth quoting the points in full

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European Law backs Tara defence and outlaws construction.

01-09-2007 23:14

WORK on the controversial section of the M3 near the Hill of Tara must
now stop.

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Two anti-war films have taken the Venice Film Festival by storm.

01-09-2007 22:42

This could be the redeeming message for two of Hollywood’s icons who have come to the anti-war party a little late. The duet however made up for their late arrival with powerful films premiered at the Venice Film Festival this weekend.

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Porter: Kill More Iraqis or Pay $9 per Gallon

01-09-2007 22:28

No doubt, for a large number of Americans, it is a good enough excuse: “Gasoline prices could rise to about $9 per gallon if the United States withdraws troops from Iraq prematurely, Rep. Jon Porter said he was told on a trip to Iraq that ended this week,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. “To a person, they said there would be genocide, gas prices in the U.S. would rise to eight or nine dollars a gallon, al-Qaida would continue its expansion, and Iran would take over that portion of the world if we leave,” said the Nevada Congress critter.

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Tara Poem: A Call to Action

01-09-2007 19:55

A short video of a recorded poem by one Tara activist, a call to action in County Meath, Ireland, to halt the construction/destruction being caused by the new M3 motorway.

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Privatizing Misery, Deporting and Imprisoning Migrants for Profit

01-09-2007 19:02

The Hidden Agenda of the Border Hype: Security Guards and Prisons in the Dollars-For-Migrants Industry

By Brenda Norrel

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pretty simple when its spelled out in blue and red

01-09-2007 18:06

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and in our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Below are charts of nine little-known statistics.
Please click on any statistic for the source and more information.
go the website to view sources

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Oaxaca Info Night In Liverpool

01-09-2007 17:49

An update on the uprising, police repression & protests in Oaxaca, Mexico Food, films and talk Sunday 16th September, 7pm - 10pm, Next To Nowhere at the Liverpool Social Centre, 96 Bold Street, underneath News From Nowhere

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'An Introduction to Anarchism' In Liverpool

01-09-2007 17:22

Hosted by the Merseyside Anarchist Group
Thursday 20th September - 7.30pm - 10pm
Next to Nowhere at the Liverpool Social Centre, 96 Bold Street, underneath News from Nowhere.

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Grand Opening Week At Liverpool's Next To Nowhere

01-09-2007 15:27

We open with a week of events from 15th September to 23rd September (flyer), and from then on will be available to book for meetings and events. If you have a meeting or event that you would like to put on why not book the centre?

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The attempt to deport Learco Chindamo

01-09-2007 15:19

Learco Chindamo was 15 years old when he killed headmaster Philip Lawrence outside his London school in 1995. He was sentenced to be “detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure”—the formal judgment pronounced in the most serious juvenile cases as an alternative to handing down a life sentence to a child. He can be considered for parole after serving a tariff (minimum) of 12 years detention, which expires in January 2008 when Chindamo will be 27.

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Mental health workers on strike in support of colleague

01-09-2007 15:13

Nearly 700 UNISON members in Manchester Community and Mental Health branch went on strike yesterday in support of their colleague Karen Reissman, suspended from work since June.

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Prison officers in mass unlawful strike

01-09-2007 15:05

Some 20,000 prison officers in England and Wales took illegal unofficial action on Wednesday 29 August against Gordon Brown’s public sector wage cuts and the disastrous overcrowding in prisons.

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Workers at Royal Mail contractors Romec strike

01-09-2007 15:02

Following an overwhelming 12 to 1 yes vote for industrial action, engineers and admin workers are Romec were due to strike today over a sub-inflation pay offer.

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This Week In Palestine – Week 35 2007

01-09-2007 14:12

This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for August 25th through August 31st, 2007.

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July 7th bombing victims' meeting in London on Monday 3 September

01-09-2007 14:09

Tonights public meeting will be focussed on the events of 7th July 2005. It will be a unique event combining the perspectives of a 7/7 survivor as well as the family of a 7/7 victim.