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UG#623 - Waking Up And Smelling The Kool-Aid (Finance Capital & Dictatorship)

12-03-2013 12:59

We accompany our continued reading of David Graeber with Richard Peet on the Rise of Finance Capital. In our second hour, an outspoken Chris Hedges gives his own account of the rise of neoliberalism and reports on the America you won't have heard about on Commercially Controlled media, which he researched for 2 years to write his latest book.

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Cardiff Bedroom Tax Meeting

12-03-2013 00:37

Anti-Bedroom Tax Meeting, Thursday 14 March at 7 pm
Tair Pluen, Cardiff City Centre

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Native squatter refuses to cooperate in court after mansion eviction

11-03-2013 22:57

Abka Re Bey (aka Tabith Gentry) was arrested early Friday morning (8th March) outside of 600 S. Shady Grove Road in East Memphis, an empty mansion worth more than $3 million that sits on nearly four acres, that she and her family had squatted. She faces charges of aggravated burglary, criminal trespass and theft of property $6,000 or more and was in court Monday morning. Her bond was set at $2 million.

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Counter Terror Tuesdays: Call the US Embassy in London

11-03-2013 22:19

They say Terror Tuesdays. We say Counter Terror Tuesdays.

Call the US Embassy in London every Tuesday.

Protest Obama's Tuesday meetings where he chooses new targets from his 'kill list' of men, women and children.

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Poisoned Flag: US Sailors Nuked by Fukushima

11-03-2013 21:39

Sailors tell a harrowing tale - exposed to radiation from Fukushima, over a period of 2 months, as close as 1 mile from shore. They were not told of the accident until weeks later, were never properly tested for exposure, received no preventative treatment, and even now get no medical help from the Navy. The pair are among
more than 100 U.S. sailors suing TEPCO, the Japanese nuclear plant operator.

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The Hibakusha: the Ethical Case for Independence

11-03-2013 20:55

By Douglas Stuart Wilson There are almost as many reasons for the independence of Scotland as people in favour of the idea. Over the last few months, James Kelman, Alasdair [...]

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get involved! - Come to the Stop G8 Network Meeting in London

11-03-2013 20:55

StopG8 is organising a week of action, including workshops, gigs and cultural events in June. There is also a major day of action on Tuesday 11 June, 'J11 – Carnival against Capitalism'. There's lots to do and we need more people to get involved.

Hate meetings?! No problem, we want people to come and take on jobs, you don't have to sit around in big groups discussing things. The next national meeting will be in London on 6th and 7th April (venue tba, see, we'll arrange the agenda so you can come along and get involved without spending hours in meetings.

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Activist risks jail,pledges not to answer questions if stopped under Terror laws

11-03-2013 12:46

Tom Woodhead, who is currently being held by Israeli immigration authorities has pledged not to answer questions if British authorities attempt to misuse the Terrorism Act 2000 when he is deported to the UK.

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Orwellian Secret Courts in the UK: Britain on the Brink of Tyranny

11-03-2013 12:13

Judicial trials to be held in secret
By Global Research News

Global Research, March 10, 2013

Law and Justice, Police State & Civil Rights 114 64 7

Britain is on the brink of tyranny.

The Justice and Security Bill, if it becomes law, will enable judicial trials to be held in secret, and it will even be illegal to tell anyone about them. The bill has now gone through all stages in the House of Commons, and will now go to the House of Lords for consideration. In other words, it’s nearly there (

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The Skegness Standard supports fascism

11-03-2013 08:55

The BNP has recently announced that its Lincolnshire Coastal Branch, organised by Grimsby’s Robert Ashton, will be holding another day of action in Skegness next weekend. The BNP will be meeting from 11.30am on Sat 16th March, with the intention of marching to the Heath Road halal abattoir. Last time they met at The Victoria, 23 Wainfleet Road. We don’t imagine they will have moved far but you can call them on 07714009285 to find out. They are even taking the party’s Lie Lorry for a spin around the streets – let’s hope that there are no low bridges in Skegness! Party activists will, once again,  be crying crocodile tears and pretending to care about animal rights but in reality they are more interested in persecuting Muslims.

Interestingly, local paper The Skegness Standard seems to be propping them up, giving the fascists “ground breaking” advertising space for their demo. Readers may remember that after the last BNP demo in January, the Standard gave the BNP a totally uncritical front page article, which will undoubtedly have been a boost for them. Either the people running the paper are totally naive or are sympathetic to the fascists.

We have written to the Standard’s editor, Philip Murray, asking him why his publication is giving support to the fascist BNP. We ask that anti-fascists contact Mr Murrary to find out why his publication is promoting a party led by a holocaust denier that has a racist and authoritarian ideology:

Skegness Standard
Unit 22
The Hildreds
PE25 3NU

Editor – Philip Murray
Telephone: 01754 897120 Fax: 01754 610987

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NF & KKK lynched black people in effigy in Swansea

11-03-2013 04:00

Swansea Blitz 1941 + Swansea NF rally 2013
On 19 Feb 1941 the Nazis arrived over Swansea - the Luftwaffe injured 400 locals and killed 230 innocent Welsh people. On the 9 March 2013 the Nazis came back....

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e day Hassanat Aliyu and her daughters deported late Saturday night

11-03-2013 01:11

Hassanat Aliyu and her daughters deported the day after International Women’s Day and the night before Mother’s Day

‘My children do not know where they are, we can’t stay in Nigeria. Why has the British government treated us like this?’ Hassanat speaking from Nigeria.

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Let's start a war: ten years on

11-03-2013 00:55

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South West Extreme Energy Gathering

10-03-2013 20:55

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Dublin Alternative G8

10-03-2013 20:47

The 2013 G8 Summit is to be held in Fermanagh, Ireland on 17th-18th June.

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Citizens Lobby with Life on the Brink

10-03-2013 18:40

Cant' be done? As emissions hit new record, Citizens Climate Lobby Exec. Dir. Mark Reynolds teaches people to lobby the government for sane policy, like Hansen's "Tax and Dividend". Could be done in UK, or anywhere. Philip Cafaro on new book "Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation."

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Leaflet against the Bedroom Tax in Market Square

10-03-2013 10:55

12:30 - 2.00pm. Market Square [Left Lion], Nottingham

The static demo is being advertised for Saturday, 16 March 2013 1.00pm at the Brian Clough Statue / Speakers Corner, just off the Market Square

The campaign says:

The Bedroom Tax is a blunderous policy motivated by ideas of social engineering and the further sale of Council houses newly vacated by those unable to pay.

It will disproportionately affect single parents, disabled people, those with family in the forces or at university, carers and the people they care for.

In Nottingham alone, 4746 families will be affected by the Bedroom Tax. We oppose the Bedroom Tax in principle & in detail. Not one person should be forced to pay it. This is a peaceful demonstration to protest against the injustice of the Bedroom Tax that penalises the disabled, single parents, families of those recently deceased, foster parents and the parents of children in the army or at university: 

This will be a static demonstration rather than a protest march. 

Twitter: @BedTaxNotts


Nottingham Bedroom Tax Protest


Notts against the Bedroom Tax


Bedroom tax: shortage of small homes means many have nowhere to move

180,000 people are underoccupying two-bedroom homes, but only 70,000 one-beds are available, says housing federation



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I’ll miss Hugo Chavez

10-03-2013 02:03

I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from Development Debacle, Deglobalization, and Dark Victory. I was stupefied; the guy actually read my stuff!