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Help kick Foie gras out of Bath for good - contact the sellers!

10-05-2008 21:55

Foie Gras is nearly out of Bath - but we need your help to get rid of this sick 'delicacy' once and for all.

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Guantánamo: Torture victim Binyam Mohamed sues British government for evidence

10-05-2008 21:29

Binyam Mohamed
Lawyers acting on behalf of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident in Guantánamo, who was rendered to torture in Morocco and in a CIA prison in Afghanistan, have sued the British government for refusing to provide evidence that may assist in his defence at Guantánamo. Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” reports.

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New London AF Group

10-05-2008 18:39

New London AF Group

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child is not allowed to say goodbye

10-05-2008 16:50

organised crime in the Netherlands. Bureau jeugdzorg the Dutch company that takes and holds children makes big monies by ordering the parents to pay for the 24/7 care in an institution. The children are not allowed to speak to their families ( unless the parents pay extra) and this is to keep them from passing information and to alienate them from their families so they can use this in courts.
The following is a horror story about a dying grandmother and her last whish.

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The trial against antifascists in St.Petersburg, Russia is concluded!

10-05-2008 15:24

On the 8th of May 2008 Leninskiy district court sentenced 6 antifascists who took part in attacking the meeting that was organised by the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI) on Pionerskaya square in St.Petersburg in September 2006.

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Welfare Reform Act to force sick and vulnerable into work

10-05-2008 14:58

The draconian measures laid out in the Welfare Reform Act 2007 are now being implemented in Britain by the Labour government of Prime Minster Gordon Brown. The Act represents a wide-ranging attack on millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people who rely on Incapacity Benefit (IB). Recipients of the benefit are deemed unable to work due to poor physical or mental health.

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Tax Credit Office sacks Asian employee for heckling the BNP

10-05-2008 14:48

An Asian employee has been sacked after colleagues at the Tax Credit Office in Preston complained he was an extremist for heckling the far right British National Party (BNP).

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RFK MUST DIE: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy

10-05-2008 14:45

A new feature documentary RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy will be released next Friday, May 16th at the ICA and Rich Mix cinemas in London. Shane O'Sullivan follows up earlier reports for Newsnight and the Guardian and explores what really happened the night Bobby Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5th, 1968. Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan has never been able to remember the shooting. Now, new evidence suggests Sirhan did not shoot Robert Kennedy and the case should be urgently reopened.

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Open letter to Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty

10-05-2008 12:33

“LIBERTY: Protecting Civil Liberties Promoting Human Rights”

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EU directive on immigration to be voted

10-05-2008 08:23


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War Is Commonsense

10-05-2008 03:32

The flatness of the world was once commonsense.

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Burmese Cyclone protest at Burma Embassy "Let Aid Experts In"

10-05-2008 02:25

"Let Aid Experts In"
Appalled yet hardly surprised at the junta's callous indifference to the deaths of up to 100,000 citizens and 1.5 million more destitute, the Burmese community protested passionately at their embassy on May 9th for aid experts and aid to be allowed into Burma. Whilst getting away as always with giving the international community the run-around, this time playing games over frustrating aid shipments - the brutal junta has been more preoccupied with rigging its military biased constitution referendum for May 10th.

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10,000th Human Shield volunteer for Iran

10-05-2008 00:55

The 10,000th human shield volunteer today pledged himself to travel to Iran to try an stop illegal military intervention.

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Call for US to show evidence of Tehran weapons link

10-05-2008 00:23

A delegation to Downing Street will this week call for the those accusing the Iranian government of supplying weapons and training to Iraqi militias to "put up or shut up"

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Hillary Clinton: Dead Man Walking

10-05-2008 00:16


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New website: Leave it in the Ground

09-05-2008 23:35

a new website's gone live; it's as it says on the box - leave it in the ground!

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Supernote Enigma: american economic warfare against North Korea

09-05-2008 23:19

The supernote claims made against North Korea by the US government indicate a plan of economic terrorism and sabotage disguised as a jusitified penalty for an international crime. Read more about this latest round of hypocrisy, whereby North Korea is accused of doing what the evil empire is: economic warfare

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Policing and Protest: Committee Call For Evidence

09-05-2008 23:15

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has put out a call for evidence in relation to UK policing and protest. They specifically cite SOCPA and the prosecution of Maya Evans as an example of 'concerns' that have been 'borne out'. It's a chance to show them what we already know. The deadline for submissions is Monday 9 June 2008.

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The war on Iraq: The war on Iraq: Conceived in Israel

09-05-2008 20:41

"what is possibly the unacknowledged real reason and motive behind the policy — security for Israel." - Paul W. Schroeder