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Violent state repression of protests over Bhutto assassination

31-12-2007 16:32

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday ordered the military and other security forces to take whatever measures were necessary to quell rioting sparked by last Thursday’s assassination of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, former prime minister and current prime ministerial candidate Benazir Bhutto.

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Palestinians Today 123107

31-12-2007 14:20

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday December 31st, 2007.

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Obscurity and confinement for migrants in Europe

31-12-2007 13:17

There are now 224 detention camps scattered across the European Union; altogether they can house more than 30,000 people - asylum-seekers and 'illegal' immigrants awaiting deportation - who are often held in administrative detention for as long as 18 months. In a number of EU countries, there is no limit on detention length.

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C4 waning news resorts to propaganda via crap TV to stop rise of 2008 truth

31-12-2007 11:44

Channel 4 news readers have resorted to junk news posting in a bid to revive their waning news reputations. Jon Snow tells us the serious issues is he believes the media is responsible for whipping up hysteria over Diana and the Mcanns. Snow is not concerned over the lies about the war, whipping up hysteria about attacking Russia following the death of a moronic spy Litvinenko (guilty of countless deaths before being murdered himself). Last but not least Snow does not deem it necessary to be a truthful reporter but a moral arbiter based on the worse of society - the UK government warmongering machine. Year of citizen journalism means end to crap be it C4, Guardian, Independent or other forms of lying coverage

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24C3 - Demonstration against data retention

30-12-2007 22:19

There´s a new law for data retention in Germany. It passed all hurdles and will come into effect starting from the 1st January 2008. The connection meta data (phone, cell phone, internet) of all citizen of Germany will be stored for six month then. A law suit against this law will be started soon. The AK Vorratsdatenspeicherung organized a demonstration that took place here in Berlin starting in front of the congress center to protest against this and similar laws. There will be more demonstration in the near future.

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Knesset Decrees: After Winograd, Olmert will Face Music

30-12-2007 21:42

50 MKs, both right-wing and left, sign petition demanding special Knesset session deliberating Winograd findings. ‘Olmert mustn’t continue to evade responsibility,’ say lawmakers.

Payment for Annapolis, perhaps?

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Bhutto's Last Address: Pakistan In Danger From Outside

30-12-2007 21:39

In her last speech before her assassination, Bhutto signaled that she didn't want foreign troops (read: US forces currently stationed in Afghanistan) inside her country to battle Pakistan's internal problems with violence.
It is very doubtful, then, that she would have had any stomach for the kind of agreement, as had already brokered in Islamabad and Washington, for the US to provide Special Service forces to fight on the Pakistani side of the Afghani-Pakistani border.

At the moment this agreement was brokered, she became irrelevant to US foreign policy.And note the date of this article: one day before she was assassinated.

Also note that she told the BBC that if she was murdered, one of the people to investigate was "the man who murdered Osama bin Laden".

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Two Years Too Many - London Demo - Kader Must Stay

30-12-2007 21:07

Friday, 18 January 2008: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION in support of Abdelkader Belaouni

In London, demonstrate at the Canadian High Commission, west side of Trafalgar Square, at 1pm.

On 1 January 2006 Algerian Abelkader Belaouni (Kader) took refuge in St. Gabriel's Church in Montreal to avoid deportation from Canada. Despite an outpouring of support, he has remained a prisoner in the church ever since, unable to leave for fear of being arrested and deported. That's two years too many!

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open letter to Fabio Mussi, the new Italian communist of the banana party

30-12-2007 20:28

Fabio Mussi, Minister of University and Research and leader of the Sinistra Democratica party in Italy has proposed in the Decreto Milleproroghe a reform of Italian universities and research. This is an open letter to Ministro Mussi which questions the likely detrimental consequences of such a reform based on the neoliberal British HE system. In particular the letter challenges the harm to academic freedom and research suggested by a system that encourages competitiveness and looks after capital interests. Vergogna!

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Drug firms invedtigated over Iraq bribes

30-12-2007 19:59

GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca have been asked to hand over papers as part of a probe into bribes allegedly paid to Saddam Hussein's former Iraq regime. The Serious Fraud Office is examining allegations of bribes paid to secure lucrative contracts in breach of Iraq's 1996 to 2003 oil-for-food programme.

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Plenary: How do we live as Zapatista mothers and girls

30-12-2007 15:57

Plenary: How do we live as Zapatista mothers and girls in the Caracol of La Garrucha

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Northern Anti-Racist March calls for support on 19th January

30-12-2007 14:53

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Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) would like to invite all local and national anti-racist groups and organisations to support our march against racism on 19th January (information below).
Stop Criminalising Immigrants! Freedom to Work! Freedom to Stay!

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Refugees in Calais ignored by France government

30-12-2007 12:32

Hundreds of refugees have gathered in Calais. Many risk there lives to go to Britain.

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Anglo-American Ambitions behind the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

30-12-2007 08:16

It has been known for months that the Bush-Cheney administration and its allies have been manuevering to strengthen their political control of Pakistan, paving the way for the expansion and deepening of the “war on terrorism” across the region. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto does not change this agenda. In fact, it simplifies Bush-Cheney’s options.

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First day of the Women´s Gathering in La Garrucha

30-12-2007 07:08

Compañeras from the five Zapatista Caracoles, among them children, shared their testimonies of how they were living under the landlords rule before they got organized. They spoke about the process of the struggle to gain more participation in all areas; in education, health, community responsibilities, and high level military ranks. They also commemorated the important work of Comandanta Ramona as an example of struggle to be followed.

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Women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and….revolution?

30-12-2007 05:59

Since 1994, the Zapatista's have placed women's rights and participation at the centre of their social and health agenda, including the promotion of sexual and reproductive rights. Today the Zapatistas run a health system autonomous from the Mexican government that includes community educators, trained midwives, community clinics and an autonomous hospital. This transformation is promoting women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.
(Tamil Kendall

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Christmas message 2007, Against racism, war and exclusion ''illegals''

30-12-2007 02:10

Contrary with the hypocrisy of the traditional Christmas-celebrations and the consumption-hysteria, the message is to work for peace, against racism and exclusion of ''illegals''
To say it shortly: the advancement of human rights, without distinction

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Western Bush-ite Murdochracy Ignores 1.5-2 million excess death Iraqi Genocide

30-12-2007 00:50

Data from authoritative sources such as UN agencies and the top medical literature indicate that post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Iraq now total 1.5-2 million; post-invasion under-5 year old infant deaths total 0.6 million; and refugees total 4.5 million - this constituting an Iraqi Genoicde as defined by the Un Genocide Convention. Yet racist, lying, Mainstream media of the Western Murdochracies utterly IGNORE this carnage.

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Motive: Benazir fingered MI6s Omar Sheikh

29-12-2007 23:43

Omar Sheikh
The fact that prime 9/11 suspect is still up to tricks - killing Osama Bin Laden in fact - and all on the David Frost show. Showing links between ISI and the CIA.