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Akiner:Cultural Learnings of SOAS for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Uzbekistan

31-12-2006 00:07

Dr Shirin Akiner
Like Borat, this SOAS academic's life revolves around approaching unsuspecting people and persuading them to believe all sorts of drivel about life in a Central Asian Republic.

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No place at the Inn, asylum in Egypt

30-12-2006 21:22

In contrary to the often hypocritical ''Christmas'' approach, The Birth of the Child is no sentimental story about ''A Little Child in a Manger'', but the reality of the exclusion of the poor, persecution by the State and seeking illegal asylum in a foreign country
That's the reason, this Story is based on respect towards any human being, regardless descent or committed crime

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Saddam's execution: the western antiwar movement - the left boot of imperialism?

30-12-2006 21:16

The silence of the western antiwar movement on the lynching of Saddam Hussein is deafening and is increasingly beginning to prove what a lot of discerning people have suspected all along – that the mainstream anti-war movement (including large parts of its left wing) in the west is the well concealed left boot of western imperialism, the conscience of the conqueror.

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Israeli journalist: "Sharon planned the assassination of Arafat"

30-12-2006 20:13

Uri Dan, an Israeli journalist who died recently, and was close to the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, published, before his death, a book in which he accuses Sharon of planning the assassination of the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat.

The book was published in France and the author states that Arafat was poisoned by a direct decision from Sharon who had a phone call with the U.S president George W. Bush in April 2004, and decided to assassinate Arafat after the call.

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More troops to Iraq = more genocide

30-12-2006 12:35

The new year is set to see more imperial genocide in Iraq as the US increases troop numbers. 61% of the population of Iraq support attacks on the troops of the imperial occupation - things are simply going to get worse, much worse. The number killed by the imperial occupation already dawarfs those killed, with western support, by Saddam. Downing Street and the White House are occupied by genocidal, psycopath, war criminals.

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Neocons and Democrats Tussle over Long or Short “Surge” of Violence in Iraq

30-12-2006 12:14

Naturally, the Democrats are onboard with more murder and mayhem, never mind the arguments over the duration of Bush’s “surge,” designed to last for the foreseeable future.

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Hanging Saddam is inhuman and illegal - Who's next?

30-12-2006 08:40

Hanging Saddam? George Bush as Texas governor was named 'Texecutionor' as the biggest Serial Killer with 155 victims. Compared to Bush's 655.000 estimated deaths in Iraq, Saddam Hussein is a bad apprentice. But, murder is murder: whoever does it.

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2006: A Deadly Year For Journalists

30-12-2006 08:03

Frank Smyth
A new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 55 journalists were killed this year in direct connection to their work. The most violent country was Iraq where 32 journalists lost their lives.

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The execution of Saddam Hussein

30-12-2006 05:20

Subject of a kangaroo court
The Iraqi leader was not, however, tried and sentenced under the auspices of a working class tribunal. He was the subject of a kangaroo court established by an occupation regime after the invasion and conquest of Iraq by the United States. In other words, his crimes were judged and the penalty imposed by those guilty of even greater crimes than his own.

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Saddam hanging (by Latuff)

30-12-2006 04:31

Saddam hanging
Copyleft cartoon by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Saddam executed after travesty of justice

30-12-2006 04:07

Saddam was convicted in November
With several members of his defence team murdered was their ever any chance that Saddam's trial would be fair? I doubt it. Bush, Blair and the Iran/Contra neoCons know Saddam was the man who could have put them away or sent THEM to the gallows.

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ZNet's Anti War Songs

30-12-2006 03:30

... which include Dylan's Masters of War, Lennon's Working Class Hero, Ochs's I Ain't Marching Anymore, Newman's Political Science, Springsteen's Born In the USA and many many more.

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Anti-Wall Activists Beaten and Shot with Rubber Bullets in Bil'in Protest

30-12-2006 02:55

Around 200 hundred people, including international and Israeli activists, joined together in Bil'in village, near the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, for the weekly demonstration against the illegal annexation of the village's land. Nearly 60% of Bil'in has been lost as the route of the wall cuts directly through the area.

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660 Palestinians Killed in 2006

30-12-2006 02:20

B'TSELEM, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has published its 2006 annual statistics. In a press release, the human rights group, which was established in 1989 to document human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, said this past year has witnessed "a deterioration in the human rights situation in the Occupied Territories, particularly in the increase in civilians killed and the destruction of houses and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip." At the same time, it added, "there was an improvement regarding violations of the right to life of Israeli civilians."

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British Army is 'Shrinking'

30-12-2006 01:58

The overall number of soldiers in the British army has fallen, despite record sums being spent on recruitment, figures revealed in a written Parliamentary answer by Defence Minister Derek Twigg show. There were more than 12,700 new recruits in 2006, an increase of about 1,000 on last year, with some £89m spent on recruiting, an increase of £3.5m. Almost 14,500 personnel, whoever, have left the service this year.

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Mystery Tristar over Whitby

29-12-2006 22:24

Whitby Today is appealing to witnesses who saw this mystery plane, a rendition flight? something worse? Any ideas anyone?

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Baghdad Burning

29-12-2006 18:51

Friday, December 29, 2006

End of Another Year...
You know your country is in trouble when:

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motley crew confront Northwood

29-12-2006 00:49

'Wise men go the other way' what would you do?
faith based bunch have a nerve; to 'resist', 'insist on life' and vigil UK military nerve center

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Israel have the right to exist (by Latuff)

29-12-2006 00:16

What about the Palestinians' right to exist?
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's state terrorism.

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Anarchists Against the Wall have blocked central Tel Aviv

28-12-2006 19:23

Twenty activists from Anarchists Against the Wall have blocked central Tel Aviv with razor wire from the Apartheid Wall.