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SOCPA - brian haw court case (day 1) - superintendent terry in the dock

12-12-2006 00:14

police 'imposing' conditions in may 2006
parliament square protestor, brian haw, was at marylebone magistrates court today facing criminal charges arising earlier in the year for alleged breach of conditions imposed on his demo. as an 'organiser' he could face a custodial sentence. the case is set to last three days and supporters are welcome - there is a public gallery.

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House of Lords freedom to protest ruling (about Fairford Coaches)

11-12-2006 22:12

At 9.45am on Wednesday 13 December, the House of Lords will rule on the case of 120 anti-war protestors detained by police and prevented from attending a demonstration at RAF Fairford on 22 March 2003, just two days after coalition forces launched their attacks on Iraq.

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Seven Arrested At Aldermaston

11-12-2006 10:54

Mell Harrison from Norwich being arrested
Seven people have been arrested during an action which blocked two gates at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston this morning

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200 Eritreans Protest outside the Eritrean Embassy in London.

10-12-2006 20:41

(London 08-12-04) Nearly two hundred Eritreans gathered together protesting the Human Rights abuse that continues unabated in Eritrea....

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Neo-Cons in Disarray

10-12-2006 03:56

Washington today is characterised by neo-cons running for cover as reality presses in on their delusional world. It’s every psychopath and criminal for him/herself as uncertainty grips the culpable. Neo-cons and their support networks are abandoning the new American century (delusion) for the hard reality of rapid American decline and the very real prospect of facing war crimes tribunals. The recent utterings of arch-neocon, Richard Perle, attempting to lay blame on the imbecile, Bush, reveals panic at the highest levels; but it’s far too late to evade responsibility, the world is very familiar with the criminal perpetrators of the whole neo-con fiasco.

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The Good News Behind the Bad for Middle Eastern Women

10-12-2006 00:04

Nikki Keddie, one of the nation's leading Middle East scholars, argues that despite Western stereotypes, women in many Middle Eastern countries are making great strides in terms of civil liberties and legal rights. But America's disastrous occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan threaten to undo much of the progress.

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Whose War on Whose Terror? Reclaiming Our Rights

09-12-2006 18:20

Yesterday, I was fortunate to have been one of the opening plenary speakers at the 'Reclaiming Our Rights' conference at the Human Rights and Social Justice Institute at the London Metropolitan University, organized mainly by the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC). It was an excellent conference bringing together some of the leading dissident organizations involved in political activism against the anti-terror laws. Speakers included people like Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan; Mark Thomas, political comedian and journalist; Gareth Pierce, leading human rights lawyer; Brian Haw, the permanent Parliament Square protestor; among many others.

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Nobel Peace Laureate Arrested at Faslane, Scotland

09-12-2006 15:32

Five people, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Mark Chapman, Philip Mangold, Ann Patterson and Miriam Turley were arrested by Strathclyde police outside the UK trident nuclear submarine base at Faslane , Scotland on Saturday 9 December at 12 noon. Mairead Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate and honorary President of the Peace People . The five were part of a larger group called that had come from Ireland as part of the Faslane 365 campaign to protest against nuclear weapons of mass destruction at the Base. The blockade lasted about 40 minutes while the traffic was slowed down to a single lane. The other members of the group sang songs and shouted words of encouragement while the five were being arrested.

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TURKEY: Conscientious objector Halil Savda arrested

08-12-2006 12:18

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On 7 December, Turkish conscientious objector Halil Savda (TK14682) has been arrested while attending trial at the Corlu Military Court.

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Public Meeting this Sunday on 19/3/07 Global Day of Action for Iraq and Beyond

08-12-2006 11:43

The common call to action to make March 19th 2007 a global day of action against the war on terror, marking the 4th anniversary of the invasion, followed by a proposed response to be discussed at a public meeting at ULU, London, in Room 3E on the 10th December from 2-6pm. Please circulate widely.

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Confirmed: ‘Wyatt Earp’ losing War in Iraq

08-12-2006 02:28

Is anyone surprised? When first we heard the simplistic binary logic of “wanted dead or alive” or “you're either with us or with the terrorists” and “mission accomplished” (no connection to the real world whatsoever); WE KNEW IT WOULD BE A DISASTER. Many intelligent articles were written at that time sounding a warning, testifying to the fact – peruse this site and read for yourselves! But let’s not stop with the above lest it HAPPEN AGAIN; the moronic comment of Wolfowitz, that the Iraqi people would welcome invaders with “bouquets of flowers”, signals either total lunacy or the worst criminal liar of all time? Not to be outdone by Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld offers his ‘poetry of insanity’ for idiots and Americans, quatrains of pathology expressed in the ‘known-unknown-knowns’ of criminal deception. Not to be excluded from the unadulterated INSANITY and INCOMPETENCE is the war-whore herself, Condoleezza (status quo) Rice, of Lebanon infamy who believes that peace equates with war!

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Iraq’s Death Squads: An Instrument Of The Occupation

08-12-2006 00:17

The aim is to create a climate of terror and incite civil war among Iraqis in order to justify the ongoing Occupation of Iraq and the fraudulent “war on terror”. The growing number of daily civilian massacres, rapes and torture of Iraqis by U.S. forces and their collaborators are deliberately ignored by the media, making Iraq the biggest hidden U.S. atrocity in the U.S. history of violence against defenceless people. It is also possible that the violence is created to provide a “safety net” for foreign troops' withdrawal and discredit the heroic struggle and Resistance against the Occupation and deny Iraqis victory against the most violent and powerful war machine in history....

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U.S. senator urges use of NATO defense clause for energy

07-12-2006 23:58

In what could lead to a radical re-examination of NATO's defense doctrine, a leading U.S. senator has called on the alliance to come to the aid of any member whose energy sources are threatened by using the organization's Article 5 mutual defense clause.

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The Lebanese Velvet Revolution

07-12-2006 23:37

The Lebanese opposition, which organized this mass demonstration are Hezbollah (Party of God), AMAL Movement (Afwaj Al-Mouqawama Al-Lubnaniyya; Lebanese Resistance Detachment), and the Christian Free Patriotic Movement (FPM). They claimed the legitimate right for such protest based on the Lebanese constitution that grants the people the right to change their government.

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07-12-2006 21:35

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Iran-Contra Criminal Gates Gets WarmTreatment in Senate and Media

07-12-2006 18:24

“Brushing aside questions about Robert Gates’ past involvement in the Iran-Contra debacle, and ignoring his role in the funneling of intelligence to Saddam during the Iraq/Iran war, and overcoming their own hesitance 15 years ago to advance him to the position of CIA director, the Senate Armed Forces Committee voted unanimously for the former analyst to replace the primary architect of every aspect of Bush’s military muckraking abroad and assume responsibility for Rumsfeld’s war against Iraq, effective with the anticipated vote of the full Senate later this week,” writes Ron Fullwood.

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EDO's Fans Sabotaged

07-12-2006 14:41

EDO are a company producing weapons for the 'US and its allies'

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Smash EDO Blockaders in Court

07-12-2006 14:21

Three protesters had their first hearing in Brighton Magistrates today after blockading EDO MBM, Brighton

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Photos of Smash EDO Masquerade

07-12-2006 14:14

Yesterday Smash EDO held a victory masked ball to celebrate EDO's dismal performance in 2006