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Tony Blair: What, me worry? (by Latuff)

30-06-2007 22:34

Peace envoy Tony Blair, the worst joke of the year!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Blair's future is Brown

30-06-2007 20:37

As Tony Blair left Downing Street, leaving Britain 's Prime Ministership to his long time rival and co-leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown, the protesters outside Blair's office were greeted with the news that Blair had just been appointed as the new "Middle East Envoy" for the Quartet. (US/EU/UN/Russia)

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More Nottingham students arrested at Faslane

30-06-2007 20:01

Six Nottingham students have been arrested following blockades at the North and South entrances of Faslane nuclear base.

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Peace envoy Tony Blair (by Latuff)

30-06-2007 05:56

Peace envoy Tony Blair
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Absurd London “Bomb Plot” Inaugurates “Control Freak” Brown

30-06-2007 00:28

Of course, you need evidence to claim “al-Qaeda” is behind the sloppy and wholly amateurish work in London today, but that has not stopped the corporate media or the fear-monger hacks with an agenda—i.e., slaughtering Muslims and divvying up the Middle East—from leading to conclusions and thus subjecting the public to non-stop propaganda.

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Showing off Killing Machines in Town

29-06-2007 16:50

Victoria Sq. filled with old military craft
As part of the National Veterans Day, Birmingham's Victoria and Centenary squares were filled with military craft today, alongside exhibitions and public 'entertainment'. By using shiny medals and pictures and kids military games, they were trying to make the military and its murderous business more acceptable and attractive to the public.

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We Want A Tank For DSEi

29-06-2007 14:25

With the DSEi arms fair on the horizon, we have decided it's time to move up a notch or ten in our equipment dept.

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US/UK Arms Trade Treaty Increases Military-Industrial Secrecy

29-06-2007 13:22

On his last day in office as PM, Tony Blair signed the 'US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty' with George Bush, extending the UK Official Secrets Act to all imports from the US of military technologies on the US 'Military List'.

The treaty (if ratified) will make it an offence under the OSA for employees of UK contractors to disclose any information about US imports of military list items into the UK, and in return licencing will also be relaxed by US authorities for Amercian companies sharing information with their UK subsidiaries. The UK already waivers requirements by UK contractors to get export licences for the export of military equipment to the US, and this arrangement will continue.

The treaty marks an unprecedented level or co-operation between two aggresive militaristic countries who are the top two arms manufacturers and arms traders on earth, and who are jointly responsible for the creation of ongoing instability and violence in the Middle East.

(Source: Society for British Aviation,
 http://www.sbac. cms/content/ preview/news_ item_view. asp?i=16782& t=0)

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Students Against Trident blockade North and South gates at Faslane nuclear base

29-06-2007 13:19

9 students were arrested this morning at Faslane nuclear base after blockading the road for 40 minutes.

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Anti-Trident camp sends clear message to Gordon Brown

29-06-2007 12:22

Activists from the Strident Tent State join with academics to blockade Faslane
Anti-nuclear activists from Universities across the United Kingdom are camping in Peaton Glen, adjacent to the Coulport depot where the United Kingdom's arsenal of nuclear warheads are stored, ready to be loaded on to the submarines berthed at Coulport. The camp, named the Strident Tent State, will be holding workshops, events, and nonviolent direct actions from Thursday June 28th to Tuesday July 3rd.

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Peace camp in parliament square

29-06-2007 10:37

Last week-end I toddled up to London to participate in a peace camp in Parliament Square. The camp lasted from noon Saturday until noon Thursday, straddling the death throes of the Blair administration and the early wailings of the Brown era (“The King is dead! Long live the… errrm. No, actually, down with the next king too!”)

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Migaloo the White Whale frustrates US-Australian War Games

28-06-2007 17:16

Migaloo the white humpback whale
Migaloo, the white humpback whale, is forcing the USA and Australian military forces to reconsider using the Great Barrier reef for war games. The USA and Australian Defence forces have faced down a civil disobedience peace campaign against their Talisman Sabre War Games, from June 19 to July 2, at Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, only to come up against the white whale!

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Smash EDO Lebanon War Protesters Found Not Guilty

28-06-2007 15:17

28th June 2007

Smash EDO Press Release

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Who’s sawing off the Horn of Africa?

28-06-2007 13:28

An analysis of the Horn of Africa’s political outlook in the short to medium term should include an assessment of geopolitical conditions in the Middle East. As part of Operation Enduring Freedom US naval vessels have engaged in several military strikes in Somalia. This shows that the Ethiopia-Somali axis is to some extent the “Southern front” of the larger Middle East theatre of war. US intervention in the Horn of Africa is brought about by the policy framework of the war on terror, as well as the need to safeguard shipping routes through the Suez Canal. This raises significant political questions that the AU has to confront, foremost among which is the impact foreign military aid (and political interference) has on the stability of African states.

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Tony Blair: Middle East peace envoy (by Latuff)

28-06-2007 07:02

Peace envoy Tony Blair
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Tony's last hour.

27-06-2007 23:16

Freedom of speech.
With all this talk of spin and cronyism its easy to forget the valuable contribution that Tony Blair has made to these fair Isles. Indeed as these pictures from his final hour in office demonstrate Tony has left us a unique legacy. View below to see just some of the parts of our lives that have been enhanced by his leadership...

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The "Use of the Armed Forces" in America under a National Emergency

27-06-2007 17:48

Taken together, NSPD 51 and Sec 1042 of the DDAA 07 define the contours of a "democratic dictatorship" in America (in the case of a National Emergency) under the authority of the White House.

We are not dealing with "Military Rule" or "Military Government" as normally understood, because the authority to govern is still vested in the President and Vice President. What is at stake is the unrestricted and arbitrary "Use" of the Military by the President /Vice President in the conduct of police and law enforcement functions.

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Who Should Bomb Iran First? The myth of Left-leaning media bias

27-06-2007 17:38

Mainstream media discussions of media balance are limited to a single question: Is the media too critical of powerful interests?

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Good riddance Blair from Parliament Square.

27-06-2007 16:30

Since Saturday the protest camp in Parliament Square has been a scene of almost boring calm. Even the police were behaving in an unusually affable manner but all that changed today, almost as if in a final finger-up gesture from the departing Tony Blair.