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The biggest online portal in Azerbaijan- was shut down today

20-02-2009 22:49

Today, Azerbaijan saw yet again, how far the government can go in its quest for achieving full power over freedom of speech in this country.

"The site was closed for reconstruction work and will resume its work in a week" stated Anar Mammedxanov, a parliament member in his official statement on the closer of one of hte biggest news portals in Azerbaijan in Russuan and English languages- (

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Protest to take Tamil Tigers off Terrorist List

20-02-2009 22:47

There was a marching protest today in front of the White House where activists shouted out for President Obama to “help us”; meaning to take the Tamil Tigers off the terrorist list.

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20-02-2009 22:44

Update from St Andrews Occupation

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The London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism

20-02-2009 22:42

This is the declaration which emerged from the The London Conference on Combatting Antisemitism.

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Britan 2009 (are we in a police state?)

20-02-2009 21:41

Originally published at Tilting at Windmills
16 February 2009

This is not the piece I wanted to write! I wanted to write something short and sharp. This piece is neither of those. I wanted to write a simple piece about the new powers the police have today been given. This piece isn’t that either.

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Viva Palestina caravan has reached Morocco.

20-02-2009 21:10

“Just driven at 40mph through the streets of Tangier. Crowds of people lined the route cheering, giving victory signs and waving. Amazing!” - george galloway

A fellow pilgrim adds:

“The feeling is immense peace, love, respect and humbleness. The people here are true brothers welcoming us with food, love and hospitality. When the convoy got off the ferry from Spain to Tangier the whole convoy group joined together in one big Jummat.”

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EU, NATO, US: 21st Century Alliance For Global Domination

20-02-2009 21:05

US Vice-President Joe Biden's speech at Munich Security Conference on February 7 was interpreted by a major German source as follows:

"The Americans will be scrupulously careful that the confrontation with Tehran does not develop into a one-on-one battle between the US and Iran. Biden's message is the following: Every NATO country and every member of the European Union is now involved, as of today. This is the price for the new trans-Atlantic openness and cooperation."

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Singing Martyrdom in Gaza

20-02-2009 20:55

'Raise your voice, raise your voice, raise it in your song! Songs are still possible, they are still possible!'

"Please tell me how he was! How did you find him? Was his body still put together? Was it in pieces?! You have to tell me!" demanded the mother of the martyr Yousef Abu ‘Oda.

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The Roots of Hatred in the Zionist Ideology

20-02-2009 20:50

In 1939 Europe turned a blind eye to the rise of Nazism. The British foreign minister Neville Chamberlain believed that a policy of appeasement would work with Hitler; it did not. Hitler attacked Poland, giving the world a costly lesson - a policy of appeasement does not work with fascism. The outcome is well known: Europe was ruined and around 50 million lost their lives. Yet thanks to the Norwegian "home front" resistance, Hitler was deprived of the heavy water needed for manufacturing the nuclear bomb; had he acquired enough material to do so, the history of humanity might have been dramatically different to that which we know.

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This Week in Palestine -Week 08 2009

20-02-2009 20:34


This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for February 14th through February 20th 2009.

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Get off the internet, I'll see you in the streets!

20-02-2009 20:28

A bunch of reports today talk about the harmful effects of so-called social networking websites and how infact they isolate and separate people. When reading this it might be worth substituting some of the websites and concepts with things closer to home for users of this site and analysis what role activist sites such as indymedia really have in bringing forward the revolution or advancing radical struggle. The article quoted below suggests that social networking sites do the opposite of what they claim, could the same be true across the board.

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Is it G20 or G22?

20-02-2009 20:17

This is a real puzzle. Gordon Brown has just sent out his invite list for the G20, which, once Britain is included, runs to 22 countries. I think it is because Spain and the Netherlands have been invited this time. Even so, you have to wonder why it is still called the G20. So far the UK bumpf has promoted it as the “London Summit”, which may be a cover for the arithmetic issues. It would be easy enough to rename it the G22 — after all we there have been G22 and even G33 meetings in the past. But G22 does sound a bit like a fighter plane. And if you put G22 into google, it comes up with this rather scary looking gun. Probably best to leave things as they are. Long live the 22 members of the G20.

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Drug gangs stop banks collapsing

20-02-2009 19:34

Amazing honesty from UN drugs TSAR. He might have added that the drugs war keeps many others employed ( including undertakers ). He declined to say which banks.

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BBC Covers Peak Oil: A Farm for the Future

20-02-2009 18:14

A Farm for the Future
Most would agree the subject of peak oil has not received the mainstream media coverage its importance warrants. On Friday the BBC will be broadcasting an excellent peak oil documentary; it focuses on farming. Presenter and co-producer Rebecca Hosking explores the importance of oil in farming and the potential impact of peak oil. The film has a passionate narrative centred on Rebecca’s small family farm in South West England; can she make her farm fit for the future?
Fri 20 Feb 2009, 20:00 on BBC Two, repeated Sun 22 Feb, 17:00 on BBC Two (and also available on iPlayer).

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Anti-Israeli protestors set to fight assault allegations in court

20-02-2009 18:10

Three people protesting against the visit of Israeli ambassador, Ron Proser, to the Welsh assembly in June 2008 face allegations of assault against the police. The protestors have described these charges as pure fabrication, intented to deter people from mounting any sort of effective protest at the assembly - even when it's against someone as odious as Proser, who represents the criminal Israeli state.

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The CIA Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated

20-02-2009 18:05

The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.

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Students ‘Die’ outside NATWEST...

20-02-2009 18:03

students draw out their message
Students from the University of Birmingham staged a creative 'die in' today outside the campus branch of NATWEST in protest against the RBS groups (who own NATWEST) dirty and irresponsible investments into fossil fuels. They were calling fellow students to join the threat to boycott in September 2009.

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Libertarian bloc on student fees demo, Feb 25th

20-02-2009 17:33

Call-out written by anarchist group at Goldsmiths Uni. All social anarchists and (left-)libertarians welcome.

Meet 12pm on the corner of Thornhaugh Street and Russell Square.

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Third Runway - For and Against in Westminster

20-02-2009 16:42

One Solution: Aviation
Two demonstrations took place in Westminster last night (19 Feb, 2009), In Parliament
Square around 20 people turned up for the Modern Movement event, along with a few from Plane Stupid to add a little interest, while on Whitehall around a thousand took their message "3rd Runway - NO WAY!" to Gordon Brown. Pictures Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved