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'The Shape of Things to Come' - The EU Stockholm Programme

24-08-2009 10:16

A recent report released by Statewatch has highlighted the direction in which EU-wide policymaking is likely to heading until the middle of the next decade. The full article here contains a press release from the European Civil Liberties Network which breaks down the 60-page report into something less lengthy. The major themes are massively increased surveillance, tighter social control, and a harsher border regime. It is stated within the report, 'The Shape of Things To Come' by Tony Bunyan, that funding for 'security' in the EU's 2007-2012 financial plan is set to increase by 968%.

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'Dirty timebomb' ticking in Russian nuclear dump threatens Europe

24-08-2009 10:03

20,000 discarded uranium fuel rods stored in the Arctic Circle are corroding. The possible result? Detonation of a massive radioactive bomb experts say could rival the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

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Parasitic Scientists

24-08-2009 09:46

Results in mice are extremely promising and, as usual they seek "substantial" funding to advance their findings.

Someone, please pass the sick o bag.

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Report from Last Week's Meeting Between Police and the Camp for Climate Action

24-08-2009 09:36

Last Thursday, the Camp for Climate Action Police Liaison Team spoke at a "briefing afternoon", at the Metropolitan Police's Training Centre in Gravesend. Why did they do this, and what on Earth could they possibly say to the police? Simon Stanley was at the scene...

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Urgent appeal for political prisoner in Turkey suffering from cancer

24-08-2009 07:28

August 19 protest in Vienna in support of Guler Zere
Appeal for Guler Zere, who has been in jail in Turkey for 14 years. She is now severely ill with cancer but the authorities are not releasing her, even though prison conditions give her no chance of recovery. A campaign has started for her release, and there is also an appeal for an urgent delegation to Turkey.

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HC 321: Severe Removal/Deportation Warning

24-08-2009 06:54

[This briefing if for general information only and must not be construed as a substantive legal explanation of HC 321. Please note, NCADC will not respond to any queries on HC321. If you think any of the information below affects you or members of your family, you must seek expert legal advice.]

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Hamid Karzai and Afghan elections 2009 (byLatuff)

24-08-2009 03:27

Hamid Karzai
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Workers' Fightback: Update 15: Royal Mail and China

23-08-2009 23:51

We support... rank and file workers' struggles against the chaotic profit system!

We believe... workers know how to run our workplaces far better than business people, the government, or trade union leaders!

We aim for... workers' control over our own jobs and our own lives!

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Police, HLS and others visit local animal rights site

23-08-2009 22:45

An open letter to the opponents of the movement from Animal Rights Cambridge

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Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data

23-08-2009 22:08

Two people have been successfully prosecuted for refusing to provide U.K. authorities with their encryption keys, resulting in landmark convictions that may have carried jail sentences of up to five years.

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Dare to Examine Israel - blood libel or organ harvesting

23-08-2009 20:12

The Israeli hasbara is in overdrive condemning a mainstream Swedish newspaper ( report titled "Dare to examine Israel". The report asked Israel to refute Palestinian claims that victims of Israeli aggression have had their organs harvested for transplant before their corpses were returned. This is regarded as a 'blood libel' ('The Jews killed the child to drink his blood') typical of Czarist Russia.

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InformAction: A Climate Camp map, please print and distribute

23-08-2009 19:06

Check out and print this map (a3) to ensure you have a joyfull stay in Ldn during the Camp this week!

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Freedom is not for sale!

23-08-2009 19:00

Freedom is not for sale!
Are we really going to let the new world order
slaughter us like silent lambs?


ps. play these two youtube videos at the same time
and you will feel the boost. The music is like tailor made
for the riot!

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Obama: Necessity of War in Afghanistan; continuation of Democratic politics?

23-08-2009 18:23

Franz & Jutta: In the War of Ideas.
In a previous commentary we indicated that United States President Barack Obama, like his predecessor George W. Bush, in all probability is steering his corporate ship of State, his 'Titanic', towards turbulent waters, to a programmed, protracted world "war of necessity" ...

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Cuban Connection: Honduran Coup

23-08-2009 17:09

"Perhaps slightly less well known is that, before the coup, Ralph Nodarse was an active participant in assassination attempts against president Zelaya. And it may not be common knowledge, outside of Honduras, that his name came to light in a bombing attempt against former Honduran president Carlos Roberto Reina."

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HLS Top Customers Week of Action

23-08-2009 15:30

Kicks off tomorrow!

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Weekly update from Calais

23-08-2009 14:58

Many arrests, one jungle destroyed and re-established, and riot police chased off...Read on for details about the past week in Calais.

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Pentagon Plans For Global Military Supremacy

23-08-2009 13:32

The U.S. and NATO plans for the deployment of interceptor missiles and complementary radar facilities in Europe are not and could not be designed to protect the United States and Western Europe from imaginary Iranian intercontinental ballistic missiles and equally non-existent nuclear warheads.

Even the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright was forced to concede this even the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright was forced to concede the point at the space and missile defense conference this week.