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Naval encounter highlights tensions stoked by Bush trip to Middle East

08-01-2008 09:10

An incident in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday involving US warships and small, high-speed Iranian craft has served to heighten tensions in the Gulf on the eve of President Bush’s departure for his first extended trip to the Middle East. The Iranian foreign ministry downplayed the encounter as “a normal issue” that “happens every now and then for both sides”, but the Pentagon and White House did the opposite, claiming that the Iranian actions had been provocative and dangerous.

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Brown government slashes science budget

08-01-2008 09:07

On December 11, the Science and Technology Facilities Council announced severe cuts to the budgets of critical physics research and astronomy projects in the UK.

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Prison-death demonstration: Holloway Prison, London - 16 January 2008

08-01-2008 00:43

A peaceful demonstration will be held outside HMP and YOI Holloway, London
on Wednesday 16 January 2008, at 1.30 pm, for the duration of the afternoon
to protest against the death of Ms Jamie Pearce, aged 24
who died in the care of the jail on 10 December 2007
Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend

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NHS kills theatre nurse, Husband to be deported after inquest

07-01-2008 22:04

A FILIPINO man is being deported from Britain because his wife, who died following a hospital blunder, is no longer working here.

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Naples: riot against rubbish and political 'camorra'

07-01-2008 21:26

The people of Napoli resists with blockades and riots against the politicians that interrupt the collection of the rubbish and want to build new sites for rubbish.

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The Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Growing?

07-01-2008 20:43

The climate change deniers never miss a chance to tell us that research is showing the Antarctic ice sheet is actually growing. That sounds like the total amount of ice is increasing and things are just fine......the globe isn't heating up if it's not happening there......right?

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Nafeez Ahmed: The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis

07-01-2008 20:26

Audio The Hidden Holocaust

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed speaking on The Hidden Holocaust — Our Civilizational Crisis at a public meeting held on 20th November 2007 at Imperial College, London.

See also the notice of the meeting and the first three parts of a four part write-up of the talk:

  1. The Hidden Holocaust—Our Civilizational Crisis Part 1: The Holocaust in History
  2. The Hidden Holocaust—Our Civilizational Crisis Part 2: Exporting Democracy
  3. The Hidden Holocaust—Our Civilizational Crisis, Part 3: The End Of The World As We Know It?

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The United States' Selfish Solicitude

07-01-2008 18:55

Interference with another country's internal affairs violates international law. In contrast to this, the neo-conservatives' revolutionary way of thinking preaches "democratic interference" with all the consequences we are now observing in Afghanistan and Iraq. Has US "democratic interference" led the world into barbaric times?

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Climate change on Trial!

07-01-2008 18:37

Photo outside the demonstration
The eleven climate change activists who shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station on April 10th 2007 are on trial FROM Monday 14th Jan AT NOTTINGHAM BRIDEWELL MAGISTRATES COURT.

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Greenwash Guerillas Invade BP Sponsored Tate Britain

07-01-2008 16:25

Video Die-In Inside
On Friday 4 January the Risaing Tide Greenwash Guerilla Brigade decided to pay Tate Britain a lil' visit.

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London: Burma Independence Day Peace Walk

07-01-2008 15:54

Monks gather at Marble Arch
Last Friday was the 60th anniversary of Burma gaining independence from Britain, but the Burmese had little to celebrate, being under the rule of a brutal military government. A peace march was held in London on Saturday 5 January to mark the continued suffering and struggle of the Burmese people for freedom. All pictures copyright.

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Support The Harmondsworth 4! Demonstrate Monday 14th January 2008

07-01-2008 14:30

9:30am onwards

Southwark Crown Court
1 English Grounds
(off Battlebridge Lane)
London SE1 2HU
(nearest tube London Bridge)

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The Independent: Iraq death rate belies US claims of success

07-01-2008 14:03

The Independent today published an article by Kim Sengupta about a new report by Iraq Body Count (IBC), which concluded that the death rate in Iraq in the past 12 months has been the second highest in any year since the invasion, which contradicts American claims that the "troop surge" has "dramatically reduced" the level of violence across the country.

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Israeli army develops a new killing bulldozer

07-01-2008 13:00

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has developed a tiny bulldozer for combat operations inside Palestinian cities, according to Bamahaneh, an Israeli military weekly. The tiny, olive-coloured machine, called "Lioness", is designed for rumbling down narrow roads and paths in the closer quarters of Palestinian cities but the main innovation, besides its small size, is a firing post for the driver. In previous operations, Israeli forces have sent full-size bulldozers ahead of ground troops, causing considerable damage to buildings.

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A Review of the Film "Route Irish"

07-01-2008 12:48

**Accessing "Route Irish" on the net
you can go to
and watch online.

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The Hidden Holocaust -- Civilizational Crisis, Part 3: The End Of The World As We Know It?

07-01-2008 12:32

Part three (see part one and part two) of an article by Nafeez Ahmed on the history of imperial genocide follows, the subject of this article was the subject of recent public meeting, The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis.

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On the Anti-Democratic Character of Neoliberalism

07-01-2008 11:59

Privatization, deregulation and cuts in social spending is the trinity of the free market, Naomi Klein explains. The conscious production of unemployment is anti-democratic. The conscious worsening of the income- and assets-distribution is anti-democratic. In a democracy, the massive plundering of public assets is absolutely intolerable,

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"How non-violence protects the state" - UK tour

07-01-2008 11:48

A speaking tour of UK autononmous social centres by Peter Gelderloos.

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McDonald's celebrates 25 years in Lincoln

07-01-2008 11:43

On Saturday, McDonald's celebrated 25 years of serving junk food in Lincoln.

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pro-Palestinian meeting to go ahead despite crypto-zionist intervention

07-01-2008 10:46

Atzmon by Ben Heine
Despite a last minute venue change, Gilad Atzmon will present his talk on "The Primacy of the Ear - The Road from Music to Ethics" at 9 Trafalgar Terrace, Brighton this evening at 7.30pm.