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Tsunami used as an opportunity by vested interests– Justice H. Suresh

02-01-2008 06:54

22/12/2007CHENNAI: In the concluding session of the two day people’s tribunal on the status of rehabilitation of tsunami, Justice H.Suresh stated that the tsunami relief work is used as an opportunity to exploit people. The tribunal organised by the Voices from the margins, a broad platform of organization of marginalized communities and support groups exposed many discrepancies and shortcomings in the tsunami rehabilitation after three years of the tsunami.

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Marijuana print NBC suits and gas masks for Camden High Street

02-01-2008 04:43

Camden drug dealers are to be given limited edition marijuana print NBC suits and gas masks as ebola, plague, TB, measles, cholera, diptheria, smallpox, and more are set to be available on Camden High Street...due to the building of the world's largest ever virus containment facility and animal testing lab on a Camden council estate. {You will be saved!}

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Part III: The Politics of Bridge-Making

02-01-2008 01:01

III. Encounter: The Politics of Bridge-Making
Feliz Año Cabrones: On the Continued Centrality of the Zapatista Movement after 14 Years
(written by El Kilombo;

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Part II. A Society to Create

02-01-2008 01:00

Feliz Año Cabrones: On the Continued Centrality of the Zapatista Movement after 14 Years.
(written by El Kilombo;

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Part I. On the Continued Centrality of the Zapatista Movement

02-01-2008 00:55

Feliz Año Cabrones: On the Continued Centrality
of the Zapatista Movement after 14 Years
(written by El Kilombo;

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Columbia's Plan: Biotech Hazard on the Hudson - Somers Town build it !

01-01-2008 23:55

Columbia's Plan: Biotech Hazard on the Hudson,en/

Here is an article showing many similarities with the approved London Bio Tech Lab in Somers Town, London. The "difference" is just the name .

Columbia vs Wellcome Trust

Both of them got the Rockfeller Foundation behind...

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Sir Ian's head on a SOCPA platter please

01-01-2008 23:35

Bollocks 2 Blair still means something, I do believe.

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They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

01-01-2008 22:00

Sounds a bit too familiar ...

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60 Years of The Catastroph (by Latuff)

01-01-2008 20:32

Nakba 60 years
High-resolution version for printing purposes here:

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Global Direct Action Reports + Video

01-01-2008 18:57

28th-1st: Mexico, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain and Austria. A lab animal breeder in France was also raided, insects freed whilst rats and mice were rehomed and "all the equipment was wrecked! Freezers broken, buckets destroyed, administrative papers stolen (customers addresses!)."

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ITT Corporation Admit 208 Violations Of Arms Control Laws

01-01-2008 16:30

ITT Corporation have reached a settlement in a civil action brought against them by US State Department over the illegal export of classified military technology to several foreign countries including China, Israel and the UK . They have agreed to pay a £28 million dollar penalty.

The case is just the latest of ITT's criminal and unethical activities that shows nothing much has changed in their long history of collusion with fascism, war crimes and genocide.

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Welfare State in the Market Trap

01-01-2008 14:54

"The crisis of the welfare state is a crisis in the heads of the economic and political elites. The welfare state is a political barrier against the marketing of human labor. The welfare state can be regained through democratic solidarity.. Today one farmer can feed 88 non-farmers."

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Derby Nurses Claim To Be Too Busy To Meet Union Over Pay Cuts

01-01-2008 13:52

The Derby Evening Telegraph reports:
Nurses working in Derby's hospitals say they have not been able to attend meetings about planned pay cuts because their wards are too short-staffed.

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The Destabilization of Pakistan

01-01-2008 11:02

Baloch population in pink - In Iran, Pakistan and Southern Afghanistan
This US agenda for Pakistan is similar to that applied throughout the broader Middle East Central Asian region. US strategy, supported by covert intelligence operations, consists in triggering ethnic and religious strife, abetting and financing secessionist movements while also weakening the institutions of the central government.

The broader objective is to fracture the Nation State and redraw the borders of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Happy new year!!

01-01-2008 00:34

If there was a real social revolution happening in the UK and world over right now the fireworks that resound street to street would sound symbolic, sweet and victorious, but they don't...

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As Predicted: Gaza Reoccupation Planned

01-01-2008 00:01

ALERT: Annapolis a Charade: Olmert Plotting Massive Aggression

In Germany, according to historian Richard Evans, in 1931-1932, if enough Germans of conscience had begun to say No -- history would have had an entirely diferent outcome.

If we go any further down this road the tears will be those of conservatives as well as progressives. They will be (Israeli) tears.

The time for weeping has to stop; the time for confronting must begin.

Adapted from "American Tears"

The timing is interesting, given the upcoming "Annapolis Conference", which serves to be about PR alone, as Olmert has already ruled out any Negotiations or Compromise in the name of peace.

If you follow the events surrounding Israel's "Disengagement" from Gaza, you will quickly understand that this was the plan all along. While Israel was making a public spectacle of "forcing Jews to leave their homes", it was quietly surrounding the Strip with artillery emplacements, in an operation ominously named "First Rain".

Under this operation, Gaza basically became a "Free-Fire Zone", and several artillery and gunship strikes killed a high number of civilians. Finally, when one of these batteries fired upon and murdered a Palestinian family - picnicking on a beach that had been Segregated "Jews Only" only weeks before, Hamas finally decided to call an end to its unilateral, two-year cease-fire.

(In essence, they took Israel's bait. After all, you can't excuse your Aggression and label it "defense" if you're not being intermittently attacked. Never mind the hypocrisy underlying the entire media's framing of that whole debate ...)

When the Palestinians responded by electing Hamas to power (yes, elected), Israeli Extremists and their Ideological, bought foreign co-conspirators imposed unilateral sanctions on Gaza, a bit of Collective Punishment which increased the hardship of those stuck in the world's largest Concentration Camp.

When they felt Gaza had been substantially weakened, the US and Israel undertook a Coup attempt, using corrupt elements within the Fatah Party, provoking a violent response by Hamas, which expelled the group. Most of the world's media ignored the events leading to this "crisis", and instead only repeated the Propaganda emanating from the US and Israel, which used this to further increase sanctions against Gaza.

Most recently, Israel stepped up its Collective Punishment, except that human rights groups and legal advisors to the Government halted some of its approved measures, because they run contrary to International Humanitarian Law.

This was sold as another "response to rocket attacks" (again highlighting the hypocrisy of the debate's Framing - are the Palestinians allowed to defend themselves from strikes which actually KILL people ... ?), even though high-ranking officials said that this was NOT, in fact, a response to these attacks, but a way to "distance Israel from Gaza's infrastructure".

The real reason for this whole episode, of course, has been to "soften up" the Gaza Strip for a long-planned military attack, a way to undermine the resolve, and hopefully rid this territory of Palestinians altogether.
Olmert signalled long ago that he would not entertain any serious discussions at this summit, essentially selling out the Israeli public's desire for peace.

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Rice Compares Israel to US South Under Segregation

31-12-2007 23:59

Desmond Tutu likens it to S. African Apartheid.

Others still, to Germany and much of Europe under Nazism.

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“Death zones” in Gaza

31-12-2007 23:58

"Disengagement" was about turning the entire Gaza Strip into such a Death Zone, as evidenced by Israel's surrounding of the Strip with artillery emplacements, in an operation ominously called "First Rain", and the civilian slaughter which ensued.

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Will the Children's Revolution Save the Human Race from Extinction?

31-12-2007 20:58

Proposals for the Eco Warriors to try to save humanity from extinction in a global warming catastrophe by lending support to a Children's Revolution in the villages near Heathrow Airport that are being threatened with demolition to make way for the planned third runway have been circulated by the Earth Aid Environmental Campaign.

An appeal has been issued for all the environmental campaigners in Britain to come together urgently and work with the local people in the Sipson Harmondsworth and Harlington villages to create a futuristic high tech eco-village to set an example of the way forward to ensure the survival of future generations.

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Paul Gassa Belongs to Leicester

31-12-2007 18:32

Paul from Cameroon currently detained in Oakington IRC, is facing forced removal to France, on British Airways Flight BA302 leaving Heathrow at 06.20am on Thursday 3rd January 2008 to Charles De Gaulle airport France, for onward transit to Douala/Cameroon.