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Religious Fundamentalism In Israel

15-08-2009 20:35

Israel Shahak's (1933 - 2001) "Jewish History, Jewish Religion" argued that while Islamic fundamentalism is vilified in the West, comparable Jewish extremism is largely ignored.

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First report back from RWB demo

15-08-2009 16:16

Fun and frolics at the RWB demo

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Climate campers reclaim Ffos-y-fran

15-08-2009 15:14

Campers at Climate Camp Cymru near Merthyr Tydfil have upped the ante and have set off to enter Ffos-y-fran open cast coal mine, just yards from the camp.

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Thodoros Iliopoulos: An interview

15-08-2009 14:17

The interview that follows was conducted by Ntina Daskalopoulou and published in an Athens daily this morning. It is translated and posted here as is: with no comments, additions or explanations – none is needed. After 36 days on hunger strike, Thodoros’ words are crystal clear. In his face, the State has found an enemy to unleash all its revanchist rage, some rage in reality directed against an ever-growing current of disobedience, resistance and solidarity. As long as there are people like Thodoros standing up to the wrath of the State, the next December will always be close. In the struggle against their order, Thodoros is not alone — trans.

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Nuclear Power Trashing the Climate

15-08-2009 12:42

The Joker
Nuclear Power produces EMISSIONS MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN CO2 - not to mention nearly 500,000 tonnes of Co2 last year from Sellafield's gas plant. The barrage of pro nuke propaganda is aiming to bounce the country into nuclear new build. MP for Copeland Jamie Reed has been handsomely rewarded for consistently lying to Parliament about "homegrown, climate friendly and safe" nuclear power.

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German Bundeswehr manual challenges DU denials

15-08-2009 10:12

Raising DU awareness

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Luton Love Music Hate Racism Event 16TH August

15-08-2009 08:56

Tomorrow Luton hosts a Love Music Hate Racism event with artists such as Swan Collective, Lee Knell, Pearl Handled Revolver, Inspired Balance, Arrows Audio, Vish Beatz, UK Alliance, Harmony, Prince Malachi, Wired, Sean Devlin, Kid Charlemagne, Son of Man, Daniel Conway, Michael Green, Laura May, Jonny Fever, Personal Justice.

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The BNP’s Illustrious Record

15-08-2009 08:45

Wondering what the BNP will be like as representatives in the EU parliament? Their record as elected officials in local councils suggests ineffectual, incompetent and often just plain stupid. Campaign groups Searchlight and Unite Against Fascism compile stories from all over the country that paint a bleak picture of hapless BNP councillors.

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Hard Choices Ahead in South Africa

15-08-2009 06:46

Reflection on the way forward after the rebellions in South Africa.

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Fourth attempt to remove Cherbal Family

15-08-2009 06:44

"All we want to do is to be allowed to stay in the UK and to make a life for ourselves here. We will never return to Algeria." Ismail Cherbal

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Report: Sunderland Speak Out Against Racism 8th August

15-08-2009 01:46

On Saturday the 8th of August the first Sunderland Speak Out Against Racism was held. The street meeting was well attended with 15 people actively taking part and a high level of interest and support provided.

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New Largest Investor Morgan Stanley Dumps HLS

15-08-2009 01:45

Activists from Win Animal Rights launched a campaign to influence the new #1 Huntingdon Life Sciences Investor, Morgan Stanley, (who recently bought LSR stock) to divest their large holding of LSR shares. With 679,225 shares of LSR stock, Morgan Stanley was a 5% owner of Huntingdon Life Sciences. Also, many emails were sent to Morgan Stanley asking them not to deal with HLS (LSR).

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Day of the Broken Promise

14-08-2009 23:28

Police officer facilitates the demonstrtion (really he did)
Benny Wenda, West Papuan independence leader and chairman of the Koteka Tribal Assembly, and most of the rest of the small handful of West Papuans living in Britain demonstrated opposite the Netherlands Embassy in London on Fri 14 Aug, to mark the anniversary of the 'Day of the Broken Promise', 15 August 1962. Photos Copyright (C) 2009, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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SchNEWS Issue 687 - Fash Get The Brum Rush

14-08-2009 20:51

A new grouping of far-right racists demonstrate in central Birmingham – and have their arse kicked by local anti-fascists... plus, a snapshot of what anti-fascists are up against on the mean streets of Moscow, the Vestas protests continue on the Isle Of Wight as workers continue their occupation, the Scottish Camp For Climate Action ends and the Welsh Climate Camp begin - both targetting the coal mining industry and it's climate impact, a 77-day long militant occupation by sacked workers at a Ssangyong car plant in South Korea ended this month with a dramatic raid by 300 police and 100 commandos, and more...

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UN Official: Israeli Human Rights Violations in Gaza

14-08-2009 20:27

Israeli War Crimes in Gaza
The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said that there is significant "prima facia" evidence that Israeli forces violated international law and human rights during their invasion of Gaza between late December and mid-January.

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Provocation on the Plinth

14-08-2009 20:21

Photo credit: Arts Council England/Kevin Clifford

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth as part of Antony Gormley’s One & Other project

Artist and activist Liz Crow sat on the plinth in a crowded Saturday night Square on her wheelchair wearing full Nazi regalia to draw attention to a hidden history and the message it holds for us all today.

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Afghan War: NATO Builds History's First Global Army

14-08-2009 19:02

Two months before the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of NATO's first-ever ground war the world is witness to a 21st Century armed conflict without end waged by the largest military coalition in history. Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater, much less the same country.

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Calais info night 21st August @ LARC

14-08-2009 17:29

Find out what is happening in Calais and what can be done to help the situation. Plus enjoy a vegan meal and some lovely music!

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This Week in Palestine -Week 33 2009

14-08-2009 16:25


Welcome to This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for August 8th to 14th, 2009