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"Indonesian territorial integrity"'s just a bloody map

16-10-2007 19:50

An article exposing the UK Government's collusion with Indonesia in stopping the people of West Papua from voting for freedom from Indonesian colonial rule

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Myanmar's “Saffron Revolution”: The Geopolitics behind the Protest Movement

16-10-2007 19:13

Burma’s “Saffron Revolution,” like the Ukraine “Orange Revolution” or the Georgia “Rose Revolution” and the various Color Revolutions instigated in recent years against strategic states surrounding Russia, is a well-orchestrated exercise in Washington-run regime change, down to the details of “hit-and-run” protests with “swarming” mobs of Buddhists in saffron, internet blogs, mobile SMS links between protest groups, well-organized protest cells which disperse and reform. CNN made the blunder during a September broadcast of mentioning the active presence of the NED behind the protests in Myanmar.

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Bye Law Bobbies: Under Pressure

16-10-2007 09:15

“This is the most heavy handed policing we’ve seen outside this factory in over two years. EDO have used Sussex police as their rottweilers before and their efforts have ended in failure and humiliation for the company. This is a desperate act by a failing company. The community has shown time and again that this aggression will not silence us. We will continue to protest against EDO until it has been shut down.” - Sarah Johnson, spokesperson for Smash EDO

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"Drum Them Out!" The NSA Menwith Hill demo, 13 Oct.

15-10-2007 19:18

Dangerous activists needing section 20 containment!!
Britain has declared that spybase NSA Menwith Hill can be used as part of the American Missile Defense system. "Drum Them Out!" - was the recent demonstration to protest this and indeed the whole system of American bases in the UK and their total lack of accountability.

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Iraq war: Nightmare with no end! (by Latuff)

15-10-2007 06:27

Nightmare on Baghdad Street
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Monday STW 'banned' demo. In Pictures

14-10-2007 21:51

Banning the demo probably incereased the attendance from a few hundred to several thousand. It also gave the gathering a mood of defiance.

Perhaps we should get them to ban everything?

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The "Great Game" Enters the Mediterranean: Gas, Oil, War, and Geo-Politics

14-10-2007 21:16

Contours of the Nabucco Project
History is in the making. The Second Summit of Caspian Sea States in Tehran will change the global geo-political environment. This article also gives a strong contextual background to what will be in the backdrop at Tehran. The strategic course of Eurasia and global energy reserves hangs in the balance.

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The New World Order, Forged in the Gulf

14-10-2007 13:04

The neo-conservatives have no discipline in their strategy; they are rabid imperialists, but prefer a strategy of showing their might through brute military force. The neo-cons, however, cannot be considered to be ‘brilliant’ strategists by any means, but rather just outright, overt colonialists. If you compare tactics briefly, you will understand the difference better. Brzezinski’s tactics of preserving American hegemony in the Middle East and Central Asia, were done so covertly that it had no outright repercussions of the public perception of America. Afghanistan was seen as being at the fault of the Soviets, whereas, the Iranian Revolution, to this day, has been viewed as damaging to American hegemony, and in fact, America was largely seen as the victim in that event. But, it nonetheless managed to achieve the overall aims of the Anglo-American alliance, in preserving their hegemony in the region and preventing the USSR from gaining a foothold in the region, as Islamic, religious governments would not work with the Soviet Union, a secular, anti-religious communist state.

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Burma Is Not Iraq

14-10-2007 09:06

The 2003 invasion of Iraq has enabled two important realisations. First, that imperial powers act only to preserve their interests, and second, that humanitarian intervention — i.e. humanitarian imperialism — is touted and encouraged by the media and official circles mostly to circumvent the true self-serving intents of aggression. Granted, many Americans are still under the impression that Iraq harboured Al-Qaeda, developed weapons of mass destruction and threatened America’s security. But who can blame them? Compare the relentless campaign of fabrication and half-truths prior to the invasion — courtesy of the Bush administration and its willing allies in the media — to the dismal follow-ups on whether such military adventurism actually achieved any of its declared objectives.

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Opportunities for young psychos (by Latuff)

13-10-2007 02:02

"Be All You Can Be"
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Burma's dogs and graffiti artists continue the protests

12-10-2007 22:10

Protesting Dogs Are Now on the Regime’s Wanted List, by Saw Yan Naing writing for Irrawaddy, October 12, 2007

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Divide And Rule

12-10-2007 22:10

US plans to partition Iraq have been on the back burner for almost two decades. Now the future of the Arab world for generations to come hangs on whether or not they succeed

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Edo Blockaders charged with 'Conspiracy to Cause Criminal Damage'

12-10-2007 16:31

Update on people arrested at EDO on 3rd October

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US hires mercenaries for Iraq (by Latuff)

12-10-2007 02:19

Mercenaries in Iraq
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Iran, the Decider, and the Enablers

11-10-2007 23:27

The dates can only be guessed. November for the triggering incident, December for the trip to the U.N., February for the ultimatum, perhaps March again for the strikes. The repetition would suit his taste for boyish acts of defiance.

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Dragonflies with a byte: new spy insects being used to surveil antiwar protests

11-10-2007 22:28

Spy “Insect”
Yesterdays Flashpoints discussed the spy bugs that are being deployed at anti-war protests across the US with Dick Becker, International ANSWER Coalition and Ian Thompson, attorney and co-coordinator of ANSWER:

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What's wrong with Stop the War Campaign?

11-10-2007 21:41

Some reactions to the Not One More Death demo

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The Plight of American Veterans

11-10-2007 14:09

Socialist Party USA, and Peace and Freedom Party are asking all U.S. veterans to join their efforts to obtain more for U.S. veterans and to end the Iraq War. The two political parties are also demanding an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and allied forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. Stewart Alexander says, “The Democrats, Republicans and Bush are already past the deadlines to get out; and that was before March, 2003.

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Dangerous Crossroads: US Sponsored War Games

11-10-2007 08:22

These war games are being conducted amidst mounting US threats to actually declare a "real war" on Iran.

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Photo of EDO MBM being forced to smash own window!

10-10-2007 21:07

Paul Hills - managering director of EDO MBM was forced to smash the window of his own factory in order for workers to start their day, after protesters secured all entrances into the factory.