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Indymedia Radio London Newswire Show a special discussion from Palestine

17-05-2006 08:42

Listen to a series of discussions about the current situation in Palestine: with Dr Jadah IsHak the director of the Jerusalem Research Institute, Ghassan Adonis the co founder of ISM ( The International Solidarity Movement) Fida Ghareeb the co-ordinator of the IMEMC Youth Advocacy Service and Ghassan Bannora IMEMC reporter.
This debate was recorded especially for the Resonance FM Indymedia Radio London News Wire wednesday Slot and aims to present back ground of the current crisis in Palestine that is not generally explored in the Western Media.

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Irish to Protest Howard Visit

16-05-2006 23:41

Western cheerleader for the Bush "war on terror"
Howard visits Ireland next week and is to address the Dail (parliament). Howard is the primary Western cheerleader for the Bush "war on terror". Ireland has had its neutrality compromised by the Government hosting 1100 U,S, troops a day at Shannon Airport, County Clare. Check links below for Irish reponses to Howard visit.......

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Shabby Treatment At Devonport Dockyard

16-05-2006 23:08

We arranged to deliver a letter to the Base Commander in preperation for the camp starting on 18/05/06 and found the arrangements altered at the last moment.

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Pentagon Flight 77 video - more questions than answers

16-05-2006 21:38

interesting that they feel a need to release this now...

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Monday afternoon with Brian Haw & Mark Thomas in Parliament square.

16-05-2006 20:00

Telling it like it is.
My first full afternoon in Parliament square. It is now around the 1800th for Brian.....

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Iran says nuclear right 'irreversible', rejects EU plan

16-05-2006 18:19

What the nuclear-rich Europeans have to understand, like the Russians and Chinese, is that this is not a "nuclear issue/crisis", but merely an effort by the Extremist Regime in the US to feign a justification for a war they've had planned for years now.

It's a matter of Aggression, period. Nothing in the world can legitimize an invasion and subsequent occupation they see as "inevitable".

It should be pointed out that every relevant, credible body affirms that Iran is well within its rights under the NPT. The EU needs to stop playing the US/PNAC game, and start dealing with reality.

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Today in Palestine, The Daily News for the 16th May 2006

16-05-2006 16:43


The Israeli Army orders a school in Jenin to remove the Palestinian flag, Army detains Palestinian Press photographer in Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers invade Al-Khader village, beat two children, Israeli Army invades the West Bank city of Nablus, Right-wing Jewish extremists try to set fire to a mosque in Hifa, Army invades Tammon village and the Army arrests resident from Al Hashmia village

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LONDON: MEET PRESIDENT CHAVEZ - He calls Bush 'Hitler' and Blair 'the pawn'.

16-05-2006 12:36

The US 'PNAC pack' versus Venezuela: ''But the sanctions may not make much difference. Last year, on Chavez's orders, Venezuela's military began shifting arms-purchasing to non-US sources, including Brazil, China, Russia, and Spain.''

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Killjoy was here

16-05-2006 11:07

another graphic comment from the only sane ape in the pack.

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Failure of the Affluent State

16-05-2006 05:28

When the State fails and criminals steal the reigns of power corruption filters through State institutions. The agencies and the regulatory ‘authorities’ usually ‘toe the line’ and therefore cannot be trusted to serve the interests of the people. When the government becomes a den of thieves, liars and murderers it is the people who must restore sanity and legitimate government.

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Iraqi children suffering alarming malnutrition - UNICEF

16-05-2006 04:34

Children are major victims of food insecurity
"Under-nutrition should not be accepted in a country like Iraq, with its wealth of resources..." Malnutrition among Iraqi children has reached alarming levels, according to a UNICEF survey showing people are struggling to cope three years after US-forces overthrew Saddam Hussein. The report on food security and vulnerability in Iraq said almost one child in every 10 aged between six months and five years, suffered acute malnourishment. "Children are major victims of food insecurity," it said, describing the situation as "alarming". 15 per cent of households are classified as "Extremely Poor." A total of four million Iraqis, roughly 15 per cent of the population, were in dire need of humanitarian aid including food, up from 11 per cent in a 2003 report, the survey of more than 20,000 Iraqi households found...

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Appealing to the United States is not very appealing

16-05-2006 04:05

Is not very appealing
"...The people will scrutinize our presidencies. Did we (manage) to bring peace, security and prosperity for the people or insecurity and unemployment? Did we intend to establish justice or just supported (special) interest groups, and by forcing many people to live in poverty and hardship, made a few people rich and powerful -- thus trading the approval of the people and the almighty with theirs? Did we defend the rights of the underprivileged or ignore them? Did we defend the rights of all people around t he world or imposed wars on them, interfered illegally in their affairs, established hellish prisons and incarcerated some of them? Did we bring the world peace and security or raised the specter of intimidation and threats? " -- Mahmood Ahmadi-Nejad

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North America: Big Brother said it: "It's the Moment of Truth!"

15-05-2006 22:07

"arms of mass resistance"
Precisely this emancipatory lesson should be taught to Bush and his military industrial complex. There are more economic, political and social "arms of mass resistance" in store, stockpiled across the globe, that could be applied to topple the "Empire." In fact, there are measures that could scare the hell out of the bosses of the whole world market. For example, what about the catastrophic effects of a global workers' strike, a stay-at-home for just a month? How much "collateral damage" would this labor atomic bomb cause? It could put NASA, the Pentagon and NATO in total jeopardy, it even could wipe out mankind!

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15,500 on the run in E. Burma from Murder, Burnings, Mines, Rape, Torture

15-05-2006 19:30

Free Burma activists around the world are organizing global action to respond to the attacks on innocent civilians in eastern Burma pepetrated by the ruling military junta. The attacks -- the largest in ten years -- have resulted in 15,500 persons being driven from their homes.

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Block the Builders target contractors again

15-05-2006 14:12

Cementing global destruction
This morning nonviolent direct action group Block the Builders took their protest against the controversial Orion laser facility to the doors of the cement factory supplying materials for foundations of new facilities at AWE Aldermaston.

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Inside Iraq: A women's story

15-05-2006 13:45

Film Showing and discussion, 1st June, 7.30pm in the International Community Centre, Mansfield Road. Organised by Nottingham Iraq/Iran Union Solidarity.

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Cross-party briefing on the Armed Forces Bill 17 May 2006, 6.30-8pm

15-05-2006 12:37

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (above Westminster tube, entrance on Victoria Embankment, wheelchair accessible)

The Armed Forces Bill 2006, a major redrafting of military law, will be in the Commons on 22 May. Yet it has gone through committee stage with hardly a whisper in the media and a deafening silence even from politicians who opposed the Iraq war.

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Liverpool Peace Tax Protest - 23 May

15-05-2006 12:03

Join protestors who have withheld 10% of their taxes as a protest against the military spending of our government. There will be a mock drain with a placard reading "Taxes for War - Money Down the Drain".

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Reed-Elsevier and the Arms Trade

15-05-2006 08:49

The following is an open email to all academics regarding the participation of the publishing house Reed-Elsevier in the arms trade. An academic boycott is being started; for more information and to sign up to the boycott go to:

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Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush

15-05-2006 07:40

Unofficial FULL translation . 18 pages, pdf