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On The Ground - Calais, France: Migration, Immigration, Starvation

18-12-2007 17:18

Homeless refugees queue for food
On a day when the main news headliners strike out with the Diana Inquest and the Lib-Dem D-Day between Nick Clegg, unfortunate name, and Chris Huhme, the international day against immigration detention and deportation goes unnoticed by the masses. And all the while the cold wind bites into skin and bone, freezing deep within the bodies of those refugees I met not two weeks ago, living rough on the streets and in the forests of Calais, France.

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UK students and education workers support jailed Iranian students

18-12-2007 16:31

Please add your or your organisation's name to this statement; it will be translated and sent to activists in Iran. Email your name to Daniel at

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Palestine Today 121807

18-12-2007 16:14

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Tuesday December 18th, 2007.

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Ransmayr Attacks Bush's Permission for Barbarism

18-12-2007 15:34

Ransmayr spoke of a strategically fomented panic that seizes all democratic societies in our day, making the abolition of civil rights, offensive war and mass murder seem inevitable as self-defense measures.

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London Home Office HQ Blockaded by Refugee Support Groups

18-12-2007 14:30

Home Office Blockade
9.45am, 18 December 2007: Five people from refugee support groups including No Borders London managed to successfully blockade the front entrance of the Home Office headquarters on Marsham Street in London.

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Short haul flight adverts cancelled

18-12-2007 14:27

Flybe cancel 1
Shocking U-turn from short-haul carrier!

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Urgent appeal for British resident Binyam Mohamed, “close to suicide” in Guantánamo

18-12-2007 14:13

An appeal for readers to write to the Foreign Secretary David Miliband to demand the return to the UK from Guantánamo of British resident Binyam Mohamed, who, as his lawyer explains, "may be close to suicide."

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Mirage of Improvement in Iraq: Yet Another Facelift for the Failed Occupation

18-12-2007 13:41

The New York Times Nov 19 announces, "Baghdad’s Weary Start to Exhale as Security Improves."

The Washington Post Nov. 23 reports, "Returnees Find a Capital Transformed."

People in the US are willing to believe the establishment media telling them that refugees are returning to their homes in Baghdad in an environment of improved security and new hope.

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Manufacturing Threats - Sudan, Iran, and The War For Civilisation

18-12-2007 13:07

News that British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons had been jailed in Sudan after allowing her pupils to call a teddy bear Mohammed fed straight into the UK media’s hate factory and its “war for civilisation”.

The Gibbons story was mentioned in a massive 257 articles in UK national newspapers in the first week, providing an excuse to boost claims of “genocide” in Sudan in 10 of these.

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SOCPA & New year

18-12-2007 12:52

What will happen

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Philippine President Gloria Arroyo: Economist or Politician?

18-12-2007 11:21

Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo & Imelda Marcos
I think I’m a pretty good economist, but a very bad politician.”
- by Gloria Macapacagal-Arroyo

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No Borders 'Dawn Raid' action also in Manchester

18-12-2007 11:20

This press release was send to the local media this morning...

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Brighton Arms Dealers to be taken Over by Company who Traded with Hitler

18-12-2007 11:12

Smash EDO Press Release


Brighton Arms Dealers to be taken Over by Company who Traded with Hitler

Contact Andrew Beckett or Chloe Marsh for more details

tel 07875708873


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G8/Genova Sentence : 110 Years of Jail for the Demonstrators

18-12-2007 10:26

the final sentence of trial against the demonstrators of the G8 2001 summit, yasterday gave us the verdict: 25 of us will pay for everybody

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Licensed to kill

18-12-2007 10:21

For the past 13 years, Britain's National Security State has had the legal right to do anything that it likes.

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Corporate oil giants scramble to plunder Iraq’s energy reserves

18-12-2007 08:09

When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki finally sent the so-called “oil law” to be passed by the parliament in July, George Bush phoned to congratulate him personally. Maliki’s failure to push the legislation through had been a source of growing frustration and anger in Washington for more than a year. The law was needed to legitimise one of the main aims of the illegal US invasion of Iraq—to allow foreign corporations to assume control over the country’s state-owned energy resources on the most lucrative of terms.

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UK water companies fined millions after fiddling accounts

18-12-2007 08:07

Companies supplying water to more than half the population in England and Wales have been fined millions of pounds this year, after fiddling their accounts and cheating customers.

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Do you want to send Gordon Brown a message?

18-12-2007 05:59

Dear Londoner

As you may know there is an election for London Mayor in the next few months. Is there a message you would like to be sent to Gordon Brown and Ken Livingstone?

Support Brian Haw for London Mayor 2008 and your message will be delivered.

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“No Borders” Activists Prevent “Dawn Raids” on Children

18-12-2007 05:59

Simultaneous No Borders blockades preventing dawn raids today.

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Letter from US Artists and Scholars in support of Cultural Relations with CUBA

17-12-2007 23:06

More than 500 U.S. artists and academics demand an end to the blockade...