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Security Alert: Omali Yeshitela and Uhuru delegation determined!

12-11-2009 13:09

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Security Alert: Omali Yeshitela and Uhuru delegation determined to attend Sierra Leone workers conference despite martial law.
Supporters of human rights for African people alerted to protest if the government attempts to deter the delegation.

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The Road to a New Movement Begins: Black is Back Coalition

12-11-2009 07:47

“Somebody had to stand up and say the emperor had no clothes, and it was our responsibility as African Americans more than any other people in the world,” said Omali Yeshitela, chair of the Uhuru Movement and top organizer of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. The emperor is, of course, President Barack Obama.

Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron, a former Black Panther, declared: “We don’t want a president to transfer the war from Iraq to Afghanistan. We’ve come to Washington to say to President Obama, end the war in Iraq, end the war in Afghanistan, end the war in Pakistan.”

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Peak Coal Could Mean Blackouts - Richard Heinberg

12-11-2009 05:06

Radio Ecoshock interview with Richard Heinberg on his new book "Coal, Climate Change, and the Last Energy Crisis". Known for Peak Oil exertise, (author of "The Party's Over", and "Powerdown") - Heinberg blows up the myth of coal reserves. Will Peak Coal come in time to save the planet?

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Smash NATO Convergence Centre open!

12-11-2009 01:13

After months of mobilising and planning today the NATO Welcoming Committee set up the Smash NATO Convergence Space in Edinburgh. The space will act as a base for activists resisting the NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting in the city from Friday.

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Lance Corporal Joe Glenton faces prison for not going to war - good on him

12-11-2009 00:17

War Resisters' International learned today that Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, who already faces charges of desertion for refusing to return to Afghanistan, has been arrested and charged with five counts of "disobeying a lawful order" public speaking resisting the war and in London on 24 October 2009, and for expressing his opposition to the war in Afghanistan to the media.

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Protest against the privatisation of Edinburgh's social care

11-11-2009 22:21

Deaf Action
About 150 people, service users and carers, protested today noisily in front of Edinburgh City Chambers against the privatisation of the care and support services. The final decision on the competitive tendering processes is planned to be made on 19th of November. The protesters called to stop the selling off of this vital service to private companies.

[Carers poverty protest at Scottish parliament | Save our homecare services | Council worker slams Council over cuts | Glasgow daycare workers on strike | Council strike sweeps Scotland ]

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Fort Hood: A media orgy of rumors, speculation and falsehoods

11-11-2009 20:49

One false and contradictory claim after the next was disseminated last night by the establishment media with regard to the core facts of the Fort Hood shootings.

Perhaps most irresponsible of all is the unverified claim that Hasan had written on the Internet in defense of suicide attacks by Muslims, even though the origins of those writings are entirely unverified. Similarly, certain news organizations -- like NPR -- used anonymous sources to disseminate inflammatory claims about Hasan's prior troubles allegedly grounded in activism on behalf of Islam.

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Palestine Today 111109

11-11-2009 18:55


Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Wednesday November 11th, 2009.

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Camden bio Hazard Lab poses a threat to environmentally protected area in Camden

11-11-2009 17:53

There are plans to build a deadly virus containment facility in Camden. This poses a virus threat leak to residents and visitors. This also poses a threat to an environmentally protected area in Camden, Camley Conservation and Elm Village. Foot and Mouth disease was leaked into the water supply from Pirbright in Surrey. The areas Muslim community also faces persecution under terror legislation.

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Colombian Social Forum on Climate Change

11-11-2009 17:51

Lets have Justice in the face of Climate Change
What do colombian social organisations say about climate change? How do they understand Climate Justice in the Colombian context of mass displacement and a social and armed conflict due to historical inequalities in wealth and land .

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Four Aldermaston Big Blockaders to be judged tomorrow

11-11-2009 16:36

Defendants with counsel & supporters at Reading Magistrates' Court - D. Viesnik
Four peace activists (two from London, one from Scotland and one from Switzerland) who were among 33 people arrested during the Big Blockade of the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire last October will be judged on Thursday 12 November at 2pm at Reading Magistrates' Court, Berkshire. The trial took place on 21-22 October, 2009. A fifth defendant, Barbara Dowling, from Glasgow, changed her plea to guilty and received an 18-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 in costs.

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Climate Change, Nuclear Power and Democracy

11-11-2009 15:46

The governments proposals to bypass public scrutiny to implement a new generation of Nuclear power plants raises important questions for the climate change movement.

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Protests at Lublin university, Poland - part of the world students' dissent

11-11-2009 15:06

University protests spark in Poland.

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Joe Glenton Arrested.

11-11-2009 14:43

The soldier currently serving with the Royal Logistic Corps has been arrested.

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Call out from LCC Occupation ---breaking news

11-11-2009 14:41

Update from those inside the lecture theatre, opposing the sacking of 180 workers and the cutting of 16 courses

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The EDL: The BNP’s Useful Idiots? (Part 1)

11-11-2009 14:34

With the EDL meeting up the road in Leeds a week back, Ragnor Ironpants digs below the surface to find what’s really behind the phenomenon.

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NATO SS? Czech troops wear Nazi insignia in Afghanistan

11-11-2009 13:26

The NATO mission in Afghanistan has been shaken by the news that two Czech officers were found wearing Nazi insignia. The symbols of SS battalions on their helmets has resulted in the two men being suspended. Their commanding officer has also been suspended amid reports that he'd ordered a cover-up. The two soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan and received state awards.

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México. Paro Nacional 11 N 1er. Reporte

11-11-2009 13:22

En los primeros minutos de este dia 11, jornada de Paro Nacional en México, se confirma PARO TOTAL Y CIERRE de los siguientes centros de estudio

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Miracle-worker surgeon lends his support to refugee children's project

11-11-2009 12:54

Professor Magdi Yacoub will be among the celebrity guests at the launch of a new project for refugee children in Western Sahara tonight in London. There is still time to book a ticket at

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15 - 17 January 2010: Peace News Winter Gathering

11-11-2009 11:54

Join people from across the spectrum of the British peace movement for a weekend of exploration, celebration and empowerment - learning from other movements, struggling with challenging issues, and creating greater cohesion and solidarity in a segmented peace movement.