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Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain

16-01-2008 18:48

US forces are in the region to stay, and Washington under any administration (Democrat or Republican) intends to dominate this vital part of the world with its vast energy reserves. The strategy appears similar to the divide and conquer one in Yugoslavia. There it worked, but the Middle East and Central Asia aren't so simple. Stay tuned as events will likely accelerate, the media will highlight them, and it looks like stepped up conflict (and its fallout) is part of the plan.

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Blood price for US support to Turkey's PKK operation: Military base against Iran

15-01-2008 09:19

Having given no support to Turkey’s struggle against the PKK for a long time, the US supported the Turkish army’s recent bombing of the Qandil mountain.

The reason behind this support is becoming clear now: An agreement made between the US, Turkey and the Federal Administration of South Kurdistan for the construction in South and North Kurdistan [i.e. Northern Iraq and Southeastern Turkey respectively] of two strategic US military bases targeting Iran.

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Freedom to protest march- smash EDO - smash ITT

14-01-2008 19:56

A RIGHT to Protest demonstration is being held in central Brighton on Saturday January 19, meeting at 12 noon in Churchill Square.

bring noise

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BBC to interview Cuban Five lawyer...

14-01-2008 16:11

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is delighted to announce that Leonard Weinglass, US Attorney for the Miami Five, will be live on BBC Radio 5 on Thursday 17 January 2008.

Weinglass will guest on the Simon Mayo show next Thursday at 2.15pm UK time.

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Sunday 3pm - Loose Change Final Cut at Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford

14-01-2008 16:09

Loose Change Final Cut at the Phoenix
"A country that hides something is a country that's afraid of getting caught."
George W Bush

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Child soldiers (by Rafaela Tasca and Latuff)

13-01-2008 21:48

Child soldiers
Copyleft artwork by Rafaela Tasca and Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Freedom to protest - Aldermaston

13-01-2008 17:54

Om Saturday 12 January, Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp(aign) joined others around the country in holding a demonstration claiming the freedom to protest. The Atomic Weapons Establishment is subject to SOCPA and military lands byelaws - both of which intend limiting the right to protest.

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Jan 15 press conference: Scotland Yard to investigate Blair&Goldsmith war crimes

13-01-2008 12:44

Press Conference, Room C, 1 Parliament St.
(just off Parliament Sq.)
Tuesday 15th January 2008 3pm

John McDonnell MP and members of the Campaign to Make War History will brief MPs and the media on allegations of war crimes committed against the people of Iraq by Britain's former Prime Minister and former Attorney General.

Officers from Scotland Yard have commenced a criminal investigation into the deaths of Iraqi citizens killed during the armed invasion and occupation of Iraq. The Metropolitan Police are acting in response to crimes reported by peace activists from We Are Change UK and The Campaign to Make War History. In an unprecedented step, the case was handed to the War Crimes division of the Counter Terrorism branch who are now investigating allegations of 14 criminal offences committed by Tony Blair, Lord Goldsmith and others. The offences are under the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which came into effect under English common law, just two days before 9/11.

Two Members of We Are Change UK and a representative from the Campaign to Make War History were interviewed for six hours at Belgravia Police station on the 20th December 2007. Evidence was provided to the police relating to the crimes of:-

• genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and conduct ancillary to these crimes under Sections 51 and 52 of The International Criminal Court Act 2001.
• a crime against peace and complicity in a crime against peace under Articles 6 and 7 of The Nuremburg Principles.
• murder, incitement to murder and conspiracy to murder under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
• conspiracy to commit genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes under the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Details of the alleged breaches of international treaties and violations of the laws of war will be provided at the meeting.

Chris Coverdale (The Campaign to Make War History): 020 8540 2865;
John McDonnell MP: 020 7219 6908;
Simon Moore 0208 560 1319, Rob Little 07915 063322 (We Are Change UK)

83, Priory Gardens, London N6 5QU Tel: 020 8540 2865

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Stop Bias Against Iranian Students and Academics in The Netherlands

13-01-2008 11:06

In a radical and unprecedented move Twente University in Enschede, The
Netherlands, has decided on a total exclusion of and denial of
admission to all Iranian nationals. The university bases its decision
upon the request of the Dutch Ministry of Education to "exercise
vigilance and prevent specialized teaching or training of Iranian
nationals of disciplines which would contribute to Iran's
profileration of sensitive nuclear activities and development of
nuclear weapon delivery systems" in compliance with the resolution
1373 of UN Security Council.

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AUDIO Dialect podcast - Balkan tension brewing, plus weekly news & arts roundup

13-01-2008 00:35

In this show we go into depth on the Balkans. It looks like the former Yugoslavia may be on the brink of crisis again... what are the causes of the present worries and how do they fit in with the past decade in that troubled part of Europe -
18:30 Coming Crisis in the Balkans and thorough disentangling of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia - Martin Summers

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Official Version of Naval Incident Starts to Unravel

12-01-2008 23:10

Despite the official and media portrayal of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz early Monday morning as a serious threat to US ships from Iranian speedboats that nearly resulted in a "battle at sea," new information over the past three days suggests that the incident did not involve such a threat and that no US commander was on the verge of firing at the Iranian boats.

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Official Version of Hormuz 'Naval Incident' Starts to Unravel

12-01-2008 14:28

There is a state in the region with a record of faking such situations in order to trick the US into war - but it isn't Iran ... "The Pentagon has said that it recorded the film and the sound separately, and then stitched them together"

Unless the media starts to seriously acknowledge Israel and America's desperate attempts to start a war with Iran, there can be no real understanding of these events amongst much of the public.

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US War Plans and the "Strait of Hormuz Incident": Just Who Threatens Whom?

12-01-2008 09:55

Instigated by the Pentagon, a bungled media disinformation campaign directed against Iran has unfolded.

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Bush launches "Scorched Earth" campaign in Iraq

11-01-2008 20:08

Despite the humiliating defeat of the U.S. insurgency in Iraq, its campaign of terror, violence and destruction continues apace

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Kilburn protest against Total Oil support for Burma dictatorship

11-01-2008 19:51

Seven protestors held a demonstration at the Kilburn Total petrol station at 409 Kilburn High Rd on 10th January, calling on the company to stop being an accomplice to the crimes of the military dictatorship, as the largest western investor and financial supporter of the brutal corrupt regime.

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Strait Facts

11-01-2008 16:57

Iran's release of the video taken on the morning of Sunday January 6th in the Strait of Hormuz, clearly debunks Pentagon's hype of depicting a routine patrolling operation by the Iranian Navy as an act of unfathomable aggression against the United States.

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AWPC challenges denial of right to freedom of assembly

11-01-2008 15:05

quite so!
A legal challenge to byelaws at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston will take place at the High Court in London on 1 February 2008.

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2008 presidential charade promises deepening of government criminality and expan

11-01-2008 00:19

Every election in modern US history has been a criminal manipulation, choreographed and rigged by political elites and performed by hand-picked elite puppets, each backed by their teams of corrupt war criminals, intelligence/security “advisors” and think tank assets. The 2008 affair will be no different.

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Children as "Collateral Damage" of the War in Iraq

10-01-2008 22:44

imperialist atrocities against children

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An Open Letter To All Present and Future US Representatives

10-01-2008 21:18

Our Congressional Representatives should be put on notice for not representing We-The-People