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If Any State Nukes Iran--It means war with all humanity

13-01-2007 20:54

Bush's "troop surge" is just a false tactic leading to WAR WITH IRAN.

The goal is, and has always been, control of all of the Middle East's oil -- not just to grab Iraq's.

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Bush’s Iraq “surge” met with despair in Britain

13-01-2007 20:13

President George W. Bush’s announcement that the United States is committing an additional 21,500 troops in order to escalate the war in Iraq has thrown Britain’s establishment into political turmoil.

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A Risky Game of Risk: MAUREEN DOWD - 'I feel good about the new war with Iran' +

13-01-2007 19:03

- DOWD: I feel good about the new war with Iran.
- Blair advocates warlike foreign policy and more

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Deacon Dave in Hebron, Palestine

13-01-2007 12:52

Israeli soldier searches children at checkpoint
Deacon Dave has been in Hebron, Palestine for 2 months with the International Solidarity Movement. He is planning to return for a further 3 months in mid February. So far there are 2 public events planned where he will share his photographs and stories of life under occupation.

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Benefit cheats subvert

13-01-2007 11:29

Campaigners in Bristol have altered a ‘benefit cheats’ billboard so the original message targeting people working illegally while on benefit, now highlights the governments decision to halt an inquiry into a corrupt arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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American Congress: Failed Institution

13-01-2007 03:44

Democrats have failed the American people (and civilised world) by allowing the lunatic U.S. President to re-introduce nuclear warfare in an already unstable world. Two extremely disturbing indications from Bush’s ‘new strategy’ spell madness in the clearest possible terms but the Democrats have made it clear, they will adopt the role of spectator, satisfying themselves with an ‘I told you so’ attitude AFTER the calamitous event. The non-interventionist attitude of the Democrats confirms INCOMPETENCE as a malaise that extends throughout the entire body of government in the USA. Any government that would plunge the world into a future holocaust earns for itself the status of nuclear target – where does it end? The only two nations likely to utilise nuclear weapons today are Israel and the United States, as has clearly been indicated by Bush and his echo, Condoleezza Rice, in their recent address:

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Will Bush Start a War With Iran?

13-01-2007 02:01

A number of articles are posted predicting a US war with Iran. And a Google search on this subject showed 104 million articles. Searching "US Nuclear War With Iran" showed 24.7 million articles. Therefore, a lot of very thoughtful people are deeply concerned, and writing about, this subject. And there are many indications that this nightmare will begin soon, just as there were before the illegal US bombing, invasion and occupation of Iraq began in 2003.

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Bush Speech: Full Steam Ahead on Iran Attack

12-01-2007 20:49

Bush said the U.S. intends to take action against Iranian proxies in Iraq, and vowed to find and destroy the networks supplying these groups with weapons and training.” In addition, and ominously if not predictably, Bush “also promised that the U.S. would work ‘with others’ in order to block Iran from developing nuclear arms and dominating the region.”

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Bombing of Somalia

12-01-2007 16:53

The USA has been bombing Somalia for days following an invasion by their Ethiopian allies. Hundreds of innocents have been killed.

The Islamic Courts that ruled most of the country have been defeated and Somalia has already been brought back to the chaos that the country had suffered for 16 years until the Islamic Courts brought peace to the capital.

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Why the US Is Not Leaving Iraq: The booming business of war profiteers

12-01-2007 11:38

Neither the Iraq Study Group nor other establishment critics of the Iraq war are calling for the withdrawal of US troops from that country. To the extent that the Study Group or the new Congress purport to inject some "realism" into the Iraq policy, such projected modifications do not seem to amount to more than changing the drivers of the US war machine without changing its destination, or objectives: control of Iraq’s political and economic policies.

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Bush Escalates Iraq War with 20,000 More Troops; Threatens Iran, Syria

12-01-2007 10:50

Threatens Iran, Syria with Military Action
Bush Escalates Iraq War with 20,000 More Troops; Threatens Iran, Syria with Military Action

President Bush announced plans Wednesday night to escalate the war in Iraq and send over 20,000 more troops. He said he took responsibility for past mistakes but that more troops are needed to pacify Baghdad and other parts of the country. The President also threatened military action against Iran and Syria. We play excerpts of his address.

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Australian prime minister welcomes US “surge” in Iraq

12-01-2007 06:48

Pro-war stance
The prime minister is able to get away with this only because of the pro-war stance of the Australian media and the opposition Labor Party. Every newspaper, ranging from the Murdoch press to the “liberal” Sydney Morning Herald and Age, today published editorials supporting Bush’s plan, albeit with certain tactical concerns.

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Israeli Apartheid (by Latuff)

12-01-2007 01:18

Israeli Apartheid
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's apartheid.

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Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan

12-01-2007 00:47

Is the surge an orchestrated distraction from the real war plan? A good case can be made that it is. The US Congress and media are focused on President Bush’s proposal for an increase of 20,000 US troops in Iraq, while Israel and its American neoconservative allies prepare an assault on Iran.

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Somalia : another war "Made in USA "

12-01-2007 00:41

To understand what is happening in the Horn of Africa, the nature of the TPLF-regime of Zenawi Meles in Ethiopia that sent its troops into Somalia last month must first be explained.

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Tackle the Shackles, Close Guantanamo

11-01-2007 23:12

warming up

Some 70-80 people gathered today in Perry Barr, Birmingham, in front of Hiatt, a UK company that makes shackles and other torture equipment, to 'celebrate' the 5th anniversary of the notorious US-run prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where 10 British residents and 400 other prisoners are held illegally. The protest was part of a UK-wide day of action and was called by Reprieve (a UK charity that legally represents the British residents held in Guantanamo), Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign, Save Omar Campaign and Amnesty International. Hiatt manufacture the shackles used by the US military in Guantánamo Bay over the last 5 years. The company has never missed a business opportunity in over 200 years, from supplying "nigger collars" to the slave trade to shackles used during torture by various unsavoury regimes (see press release).

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Interntional community supports Americans against Bush war plan

11-01-2007 23:10

Against Bush war plan
The public hanging of Saddam Hussein proves the point nicely. Bush intended to escalate violence so he could stay the course, splice and dice while stealing Iraq's resources.

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Guantánamo Bay Demonstration Outside US Embassy

11-01-2007 21:44

Demonstration outside the US Embassy to mark the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp.

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In speech on Iraq escalation, Bush promises more bloodshed, wider war

11-01-2007 19:55

Demand criminal prosecution
Working people must reject the official consensus of defending the interests of American imperialism, organize mass demonstrations against the war and for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, and demand the criminal prosecution of those responsible for launching and continuing this war of aggression.

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Vigil for Guantanimo prisoners. Wednesday night.

11-01-2007 17:57

Some pictures from the vigil called by Amnesty International and supported by around 100 people.