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Palestine – the legal hell

14-06-2006 19:35

The legal system in Palestine and Israel. There are three legal systems, completely separated; the civil system, the military system and the Ministry of Interior.

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Palestine Today

14-06-2006 16:25

Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media centre, for Wednesday June 14th, 2006

One Killed another injured in clashes in Khanyounis, while Gunmen set fire to the house of head of the Preventive security force in KhanYounis. The Israeli Army invades Beit Wazen village and arrests three, Army and settlers attack a Hebron resident and his son, Army confiscates a house in a Bethlehem village.

Those stores and more coming up stay tuned.

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Brian Haw Press Release

14-06-2006 12:07

Police change charge against Brian Haw at the last minute.

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End University and Other Cat Torture

14-06-2006 08:34

The worst universities around the world..for animal abuse besides
Oxford and Cambridge are
Emory, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Univ of Wisconsin
Ohio State

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Soldiers refusing to serve in Iraq face possible life sentence

14-06-2006 00:05

Last month it was revealed that nearly 3,000 soldiers have deserted the British Army each year since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Of these, more than 1,000 are still reported to be missing. Official Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures record that 2,825 soldiers went “absent without leave” in 2003, rising to 3,050 in 2004 before falling slightly to 2,725 in 2005.

The MoD has attempted to play down the figures. An official commented, “We regard that figure as fairly constant. It often happens for family reasons and there is no evidence to suggest operational commitments contribute significantly to the figures.”

In reality, the figures must reflect in some fashion the opposition of soldiers being asked to serve in an illegal war. The number of those deserting or going “absent without leave” has more than trebled since 2001.

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SBS Dateline documents ultra violent suppression of West Papuan identity

13-06-2006 21:48

So we hope for help from the people there
'STUDENT, (Translation): They have been shot, cut up and stabbed. If we go back to Papua, we don’t stand a chance, we will be arrested and killed. Australia is the strongest nation in the Pacific region. We are not going there because we want to get rich, we may have fuzzy hair, they may have different skin and different builds. But it is an established nation and it’s … the biggest. So we hope for help from the people there. '

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Cambridge needs Democracy Now!

13-06-2006 21:40

How to hear Democracy Now! on 209radio when it goes out on FM early next year?

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Thirst for West Bank Water

13-06-2006 20:30

Deliberately cuts off our water
One example of this vastly unequal division of water resources is my West Bank village of Qira. Every summer the Israeli company that supplies water to our village and that provides about 53 percent of the total Palestinian domestic water supply deliberately cuts off our water, thus generating a crisis. Last year Qira, a village of 1,000 residents, had no water for more than three continuous weeks, despite the summer heat.

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Is the US behind the Death Squads?

13-06-2006 16:18

What the mainstream media refuses to report . . .

Crying Wolf: Who is Behind the Death Squads in Iraq?

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Virtual Protest Takes On Parliament Square Ban

13-06-2006 16:08

Strike the pose...
New website offers protesters the chance to protest together, separately, in one place, from everywhere...

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Palestine Today - June 13, 2006

13-06-2006 15:18

Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media centre, for Tuesday June 13th, 2006

Army arrests three residents from Tulkarem and two from Nablus. The Israeli Army invades Jenin and unknown gunmen burn the PLC offices in Salfit, One youth from arrested from Bethlehem, Al Quds Open University students' protest in Beit Sahour, Gaza shelled by Israeli air force killing 9 and injuring 20, Palestinian resistance fighters ambush army vehicles in Nablus

Those stores and more coming up stay tuned.

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Dr Shirin Ebadi denounces military intervention in Iran

13-06-2006 10:29

Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, spoke on two anti-war platforms in London this week. A report from CASMII.

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Debriefing from Venezuela TUC delegation Wednesday June 14 7pm @ NUJ

13-06-2006 00:21

CALLING NOTICE: Debriefing from members of the TUC delegation to Venezuela on Wednesday June 14 at 7pm at the NUJ headquarters (308 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1, nearest tube: Kings Cross).

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Brian Haw 5 years not out!

12-06-2006 19:49

Here is a short piece with 7 photos of Brian Haw's contimuing vigil in Parliament Square.

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Stop the War conference Saturday June 10th 2006

12-06-2006 19:12

This a brief account of the Stop the War conference on Saturday June 10th in London. 12 photos of the day are attached.

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Rally for Justice at Scotland Yard Sunday June 11th 2006

12-06-2006 18:36

This is a 630 word piece about the rally for justice outside Scotland Yard on Sunday 11th June. 10 photos are attached.

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EDO Corp Shares Drop To 52 week Low (NYSE)

12-06-2006 16:57

Independent Stock Market News

Following a disasterous UK court surrender to peace activists in April and reports of first quarter loss of millions due to related legal costs, EDO Corp today traded at their lowest price in the last year ($25.24) Nervous markets concerned about a possible interest rate rise and news of planned US withdrawal from Iraq have led to lack of interest in the beseiged arms company that has heavily invested in ongoing military operations in Iraq.

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Palestine Today

12-06-2006 16:03

Palestine Today a service of the international Middle East media centre for Monday June 12th, 2006

Today the Army starts to open a trench along the Yabod-Araba road. A car was shelled in Gaza also troops install portable checkpoints south of Tubas and the entrance of Tamon. The Army invades the West Bank city of Jenin and clashes with the resistance

Those stories and more coming up stay tuned.

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Global Responses to Global Threats

12-06-2006 14:43

A new report from Oxford Research Group examining the various threats to global security, and sustainable responses to those threats.

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Block the Builders Take Protest to Chippenham

12-06-2006 14:23

Block the Builders
This morning, as a delegation of Scottish MSPs, church leaders and NGO representatives visited Britain's nuclear weapons factory at AWE Aldermaston, anti-nuclear nonviolent direct action group Block the Builders took their protest to the UK office of German firm M+W Zander in Chippenham, Wilts.