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Oxford Six released from Moroccan prison - battered and bruised

10-08-2009 17:17

The Western Saharan student who arrested while they were on their way to Oxford to attend a peace and reconcilliation conference have been released by Moroccan authorities. Footage and photographs document show evidence of serious injuries suffered during their detention.

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The Pentagon's 21st Century Counterinsurgency Wars: Latin America and South Asia

10-08-2009 15:31

"democracy - prosperity - liberty - progress"
Coups and counterinsurgencies engineered and supported by Washington are no longer relics of the past century. Coups of the Georgian variety and its offshoots or of the Honduran model and Vietnam-style counterinsurgency wars have been reactivated as foreign policy options of choice. What is new is the degree of international coordination now practiced by the US and its allies.

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Palestine Today 081009

10-08-2009 14:55

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Monday the 10th of August 2009.

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Smash EDO Receive letter to Operation Otter

10-08-2009 14:45

Received today from Chief Superintendent Cliff Parrott

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Dan Glass and two indymedia journalists beaten and arrested

10-08-2009 14:23

During the morning of 10 of August, an indymedia crew left the Scottish Climate camp based at Mainshill and proceeded to visit Danny Meikle in Coalburn (a few miles away).

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Correlation Between Abuse of Women and Abuse of Animals

10-08-2009 14:23

Men are the sealclubbers, matadors, slaughterhouse workers
In Australia, Japan, Spain and elsewhere, oppression of women
is correlated to violence toward animals

It is men who torture bulls in rings in blood sports reminiscent
of ancient gladiator contests.
It is men who are the vast majority of hunters and fishermen.
Men are the sealclubbers.

We are to be our sisters' keepers as well as our brothers'.
We are to be our animal sisters' keepers as well.

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The Wall Street Journal Walls Itself In and Ridiculously Defends the Dictatorshi

10-08-2009 14:07

"The coup d'état that rocked Honduras in late June and removed democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya from office, sending him into exile in Costa Rica, was preceded by a multi-million dollar build-up of foreign aid from a U.S. agency that includes on its board of directors the president of the International Republican Institute as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
That taxpayer-funded agency, called the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), oversees a multi-billion dollar foreign-aid fund called the Millennium Challenge Account. It was established in 2004 under the Bush administration as means of combating terrorism by funding development in poor nations under a strict neo-conservative free-trade model."

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Photographers to “Flash-Mob” Canary Wharf – as new campaign is launched.

10-08-2009 13:31

A new campaign for photographers’ rights launched this weekend – with more than two hundred leading photographers showing their support for the website by holding up a placard saying “I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!” – will help all photographers to understand and uphold their legal right to take photographs.

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Intervention prevents police attack - Come help turn the tide in Calais

10-08-2009 13:04

This felt like a real practical prevention of police attempts to hassle, arrest and quite clearly attack migrants in broad daylight in the centre of Calais in front of tourists and Calaisiens. This was made possible by our numbers increasing only slightly today, so come to Calais and continue the work to support migrants here. Lots of recent info elsewhere on

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Far-right planning Manchester protest

10-08-2009 12:33

Far-right organisations the English Defence League and Casuals United have announced they will be holding an ‘anti-Islamic extremism’ protest in Manchester this October.

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South Lanarkshire Locals And Climate Campers Confront Council

10-08-2009 11:46

Scotland's first Camp for Climate Action culminated today by directly confronting South Lanarkshire Council whose members have approved new open cast coal extraction despite massive local opposition. They were protesting about the serious health impacts of this kind of 'mining on the cheap' and concerns about coal's contribution to climate change.

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after we have burnt everything

10-08-2009 10:06

Correspondences about revolutionary strategy and emotions
(written after the NATO summit in Strasbourg, France, April 2009)

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Climate Rush & Yes Men Barricade Mandy's Home in Support of Vestas Protests

10-08-2009 09:51

Not you're usual return from holiday...
Welcome home Mandy! At 6am this morning, two climate suffragettes and the Yes Men barricaded Peter Mandleson's Regent's Park home in support of the Vestas workers and wind power in the UK. The climate suffragettes, chained to his gate, unfurled a banner reading 'Mandy, Put Some Wind in Vestas' Sales' while the Yes Men inflated their 'survivor balls' in preparation for the worst effects of climate change...

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Prisoner Support :: Dan Amos has moved prisons

10-08-2009 09:50

SHAC Prisoner Dan Amos has been moved to D Cat prison in Ford, West Sussex.

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The Rally To Save Vestas Wind Turbine Factory

10-08-2009 08:58


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Open Invite to Paul Hills from Smash EDO

10-08-2009 08:55


For the attention of Paul Hills (Managing Director of EDO MBM), EDO MBM employees and the people of Brighton,

cc, The Argus

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Pix from weekend on Vestas Cowes roof

10-08-2009 08:06

chatting with locals, waiting for donated takeaway meal
The weather was lovely and they made the most of it, follow for updates

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Around the Campaigns Monday 10th August 2009

10-08-2009 06:20

Berzi Family have left the UK
"I'm afraid we lost the Berzi family. Thanks to the many people who sent faxes and messages of encouragement the family felt people cared about them. There was both local and national support for Samia and her family, their MP Gwyn Prosser intervened but was unsuccessful in persuading the Immigration Minister to stay the removal."
Kate Adams
Berzi Family Belong to Dover
Kent News: Campaign for family facing deportation

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Honduras President Manuel Zelaya (by Latuff)

10-08-2009 04:51

Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff. To be published in Contraponto, the paper of the Sindicato dos Servidores das Justiças Federais no Estado do Rio de Janeiro SISEJUFE-RJ.