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The Death of the Inclusion Policy in the East Asian Shelf Waters

16-01-2014 14:40

The Chinese extension of airspace claims into the Pacific that shocked so many Atlantic observers is interesting to analyse for a number of reasons. First, it is just as symbolic as the recent border conflict with India in the Himalaya. Second, in its entire arrangement it nevertheless equals a tangential intervention into material conflicts of neighbours, first of all Japan and Korea. And third, the issues at stake such as the meddling of reactionary regimes from across the Pacific are hot enough to mandate attention from only collaterally related places which are affected by the destructivity of these forces as well. Nine months after the "High Noon" atomic test, China now appears to have seized the opportunity to assist Korea as a fellow "nuclear club" member and by doing so at the same time reassert its own position on the Taiwan issue. But to the outside observer it is something much worse that is contained in these developments – the Japanese expansionism whose first wave was only stopped by external reactionaries. Nobody can seriously want the atomic bombings against Japan to occur again, all the more so after the Fukushima incident. But anything suitable to stop the historical revisionism of the Tokyo regime from proliferating across the Pacific and Indian oceans and leaving similar consequences as it did the first time is a welcome – and under sudden circumstances even a necessary – change.

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Ill Health and Social Corruption in Edinburgh.

16-01-2014 12:23

I got this call from someone I have no wish to engage with.

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UG#674 - Sane Methods but Insane Purposes (Angles On The Crescendo Of Violence)

16-01-2014 11:56

Our title, the self-diagnosis of the Captain Ahab, applies just as fittingly to the US led corporatocracy says Chris Hedges in his allegorical reading of Melville's Moby Dick. A variety of material, including an unread chapter of Charles Eisenstein's Ascent of Humanity and an interview with gift economy pioneers Vic Button and Frank Bowman point the way to a more optimistic end for humanity than that of the Ahab's doomed whaling voyage.

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Preventing Heart Attacks, Strokes, Arthritis, Alzheimer's, Food Poisoning, Etc

15-01-2014 19:48

How insecticides, hormones, and intrinsic poisons in meat and fish cause disease

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Banner Drop in Solidarity Against State Terror in England and Mexico

15-01-2014 16:02

Last Sunday I saw a banner drop in old town Hastings that read: 'End State Terror! Torture and Murder. Eng.-Mex. Free Carlos, Amelia, Fallon, G. Rodriguez'.

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The Irradiated Sailors of Fukushima

15-01-2014 11:29

The Irradiated Sailors of Fukushima

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Martin Luther King’s historic plea to break the silence on militarism

15-01-2014 07:02

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” — Martin Luther King, in his famous speech at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967

King’s Riverside Church speech was titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It was delivered exactly one year before his April, 4, 1968 assassination in Memphis.

The people who heard that speech recognized it as one of the most powerful speeches ever given articulating the immorality of the Vietnam War and its destructive impact on social progress in the United States.

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New indy media website to be realised

15-01-2014 00:55

new website coming

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Sharonian evil lives

14-01-2014 09:35

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon believed the only good Arabs were dead ones. He spent his entire military and political career slaughtering them. He represents the worst of Zionist extremism. He devoted his military and political career to working for a Greater Israel. He believed mass slaughter and destruction further it.

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Join the legal block today to protect your home and community from fracking

13-01-2014 22:32 is an online hub to raise awareness of the areas in Britain which could be affected by hydraulic fracturing, and help people in Britain challenge fracking companies looking to operate in their communities.

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Scotland can be free of London, but not capitalist markets

13-01-2014 17:54

That a small country could defy the power of capitalist markets — the product of the aggregate interests of the world’s most powerful industrialists and financiers — is not realistic. Those markets are expressed through a variety of means, financial and political, through multilateral institutions and imperialist governments, through webs of debt and military pressure.

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The Syrian sarin question – Human Rights Watch refuses to answer

13-01-2014 16:14

Recent new elements concerning the attack with the nerve agent sarin on the 21st of August in Syria point to the fact that, in contrast to earlier claims put forward by among others Human Rights Watch and the New York Times, there is not one shred of proof the Syrian army was involved.

On the 28th of December 2013 the New York Times to a certain degree withdrew its previous claims although it blamed the US government and not itself for the lies produced then back in September 2013. However Human Rights Watch still didn’t react to these developments and so continues to stick to its old now discredited lies.

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Plea to Make Coal a 'Special Case'

13-01-2014 08:18

The Loose Anti Opencast Network, along with CPRE, FoE Scotland, the Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance and the London Mining Network are launching a campaign today to change the rules governing the Opencast Mining Industry in the UK. This is because Coal is being phased out of the UK's Energy Mix and we don't want to be left with a heritage of derelict opencast sites such as blight large areas of Scotland, where 35 sites lie abandoned.

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TEXAS: Impending Wrongful Execution of Mexican Citizen

13-01-2014 01:37

The American state of Texas continues to flout International Laws:

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Mark Duggan - my report on yesterday's vigil in Tottenham

12-01-2014 19:33

Carole Duggan, Rupert Sylvester, and Stafford Stott
More than a thousand people stood in peaceful solidarity with the Duggan family outside Tottenham Police Station yesterday afternoon. Speakers from families of just a handful of the 1400 deaths in custody since 1990 told over and over how the authorities close ranks and deny justice, and the media smear and misinform.

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The Internationalist No. 36 is out!

12-01-2014 18:57

The Internationalist No. 36
To get your copy, send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008 USA Subscriptions: US$10. Or contact an Internationalist supporter.

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Informal Anarchists criminal damage at Vinci Construction in Bristol

12-01-2014 18:30

A University of Bristol email about criminal damage caused to Vinci construction

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All World's Ocean Fish Contaminated by Fukushima Radiation

12-01-2014 18:19

Map Of The Most Irradiated Seawaters
Fish flesh is increasing in radioactive concentration hourly.

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Report: NYE anarchist anti-prison demos in world 2013

12-01-2014 14:46


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Behind NATO's propaganda outlet for progressives - the Guardian's board members

11-01-2014 12:52

The Guardian, 10 June 2013
It is completely disingenuous for anyone to suggest that the Guardian reports on Edward Snowden's revelations are much more than a carefully managed propaganda exercise deployed in the internal power struggle of the US-Anglo elite about how best to manage their declining global power and influence.

Likewise, it is absurd to suggest that the Guardian editors are implementing a "publish and be damned" policy, as Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald has suggested, when it is inconceivable that their editorial policy on publishing Edward Snowden's material will not have been closely coordinated on the basis of the Board's relations with colleagues in the British government, in British intelligence and in the US-Anglo corporate sector.