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SOCPA - film of anti-trident day of protest (2 of 2 - quicktime mp4 version)

19-03-2007 01:21

twelve minute film shows celebs' press-call in the morning, the lock-on and parliament square blockade of the afternoon, and the cyclists' 'fish on bicycle' demo in the evening, followed by police harassment as the 'official' cnd protest finishes

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SOCPA - film of anti-trident day of protest (1 of 2 - wmv version)

19-03-2007 01:12

twelve minute film shows celebs' press-call in the morning, the lock-on and parliament square blockade of the afternoon, and the cyclists' 'fish on bicycle' demo in the evening, followed by police harassment as the 'official' cnd protest finishes

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SOCPA - 'unauthorised' commemoration of dead in iraq today

19-03-2007 00:34

186 crosses
in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the iraq occupation, 'voices in the wilderness' staged an unlawful demonstration in parliament square yesterday afternoon. police were clearly instructed not to intervene, as members of the press were there and it was a sensitive issue.

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Tyneside Action Report: No More Blood for Oil, Troops Out of Iraq

18-03-2007 20:18

On Saturday 17th March supporters of the RCG (Revolutionary Communist Group), its newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! and other assorted activists held a protest outside the Shell petrol station in Byker to mark the approaching 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and to draw attention to Britain's economic interests which lie behind the continuing occupation.

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Open letter to the anti-war movement

18-03-2007 17:54

The national popular resistance in Iraq, in defending the whole of humanity against a culture of force, deserves our recognition and support, writes Hana Abdul Ilah Al-Bayaty

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4 anti-military activists from Spain poured gallons of red paint over themselves

18-03-2007 15:28

Dancing Spanish Painters Dancing Spanish Painters
A group of 15 Spanish activists from five different areas of Spain, all belonging to the Spanish Consciencious Objection Movement, arrived at Faslane for the week-end. With banners, song and dance they protested at the UK's possession and deployment of nuclear weapons.

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“The Germans have to learn to kill”

18-03-2007 12:24

At a meeting in Washington, Bush administration officials, speaking in the context of Afghanistan, berated Karsten Voigt, German government representative for German-American relations: "You concentrate on rebuilding and peacekeeping, but the unpleasant things you leave to us." ... "The Germans have to learn to kill."

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1000 demonstrated against war in Gothenburg Sweden

18-03-2007 12:18

From Göteborgs Posten, Anders Hofgren
Around a thousand protesters expressed their outrage against the British and American aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan four years after the illegal invasion of Iraq.

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Sunday service: Christian right's twisted view of Revelation

18-03-2007 10:12

The Christian right, particularly in the U.S., has decided that 'believers' have to precipitate by arms cataclysmic events that lead to Christ's second coming. What they appear to have missed is that they may be the very group of twisted 'believers' and nuclear button-pushers that Christ will return to banish from the face of the earth. - posted by Tony Gosling

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: The Official Legend of 9/11 is a Fabricated Setup

18-03-2007 04:56

The arrest and confessed statements of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed serve to uphold the official 9/11 narrative, namely that the 9/11 attacks were masterminded by Islamic terrorists.

The following text by Chaim Kupferberg, first published by Global Research in October 2003, shortly after the arrest of KSM, reveals with foresight and accuracy the nature of the propaganda ploy. According to Kupferberg, a "marketing plan" was established in June 2002 to introduce Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to the public as the 9/11 mastermind.

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AUSTRALIA: Photos: Noisy antiwar protest through Melbourne Streets

17-03-2007 20:42

Melbourne Noisy antiwar protest
March 20th is the 4th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Protest around the globe will mark this weekend. In Melbourne about 500 people gathered outside the State Library on Saturday and marched through the city streets to the Headquarters of the Liberal Party.

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Confronting the War Machine in the Pacific Northwest

17-03-2007 14:49

On March 5th, 2007, several people were attacked and at least three arrested by police in Tacoma, WA. at a series of protests against shipments of military supplies at the city's port. The reasons for the attacks and arrests were not clear to onlookers, who told the press that the protesters were doing nothing but holding signs. In an exchange I had with Jeff Berryhill of Olympia, WA (who was arrested along with Wally Cudderford and Caitlin Esworthy), I was told that all he was doing when he was shot with a rubber bullet by the police was "holding a sign that read "Courage to" (Courage to Resist is an organization supporting military resisters.) The next thing he knew he was hit in the thigh by a police-fired projectile. All of this occurred in the predawn hours of March 5th, 2007. The reason for the unusual timing of the arrests is because even though the protest began the evening before, the actual loading of the equipment did not begin until after midnight.

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Pre-emptive Peace Strike: “Don’t Attack Iran”

17-03-2007 12:34

Withdraw your labour, book a day off work, or take a break from your usual routine and show the government that you are opposed to any actions or steps that might be taken that threaten the sovereign nation of Iran.

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed deconstructed

17-03-2007 10:54

Raw Story journalist Larisa Alexandrovna has noted a rather glaring problem with the KSM “confession”: he claims to have targeted the Plaza Bank in Washington state—however the bank was not founded until well after KSM was supposedly captured and interned at Camp Gitmo. “I think we can say for quite certain that whomever is being held as KSM was either caught recently or that his entire confession is a fraud,” concludes Alexandrovna.

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Open Letter to Amnesty International

17-03-2007 07:52

Apart from writing terrific looking reports, and with the exception of bringing much sought after relief in few individual cases, what level of global impact has Amnesty International had over the years? Its own ongoing reports on Israel-Palestine are of exactly zero impact, as empirically evident by the continual reality of new faits accomplis being daily constructed on the ground! In Project Humanbeingsfirst's view, this is entirely because the battles are often being fought at the "low order bits of the issues", when "the higher order bits" entirely determine where "the page faults" (in computer science geek-speak). This deplorable failing in our view, can easily be remedied by addressing the issues at the right levels of abstraction.

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Use of human shields by Israel (by Latuff)

17-03-2007 04:06

Palestinian civilians used as human shields by Israel
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed Israeli state terror.

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Divide and . . . divide: Is this colonialism in its final throes?

16-03-2007 23:07

The sectarian difference between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq has been mythologized by American and British propaganda since well before the invasion, and many impressionable Americans now believe sincerely that their forces have become embroiled in a sectarian war that has been going on for centuries.

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Trident about as useful as a fish on a bicycle

16-03-2007 22:46

A fish on a bicyle in London
A fish and a photographic comment on trident

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: “Confession” or Bush administration propaganda?

16-03-2007 21:37

Rather than put to rest all doubts about 9/11, the KSM “confession” refocuses all inquiries back on the Bush administration’s role behind the 9/11-Al-Qaeda-“terrorism” military-intelligence propaganda operation, and the manufacturing of the KSM legend.

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Torture Investigation Stopped by Canadian Military Officials

16-03-2007 19:52

The practice of handing over prisoners is ``directed by the operational chair of command and is required to be followed by all (Canadian Forces) members involved in the handling of detainees, not just the military police."