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Constitutional Renewal Bill

12-04-2008 05:50

In a recent judicial review, the government was found to have acted unlawfully in stopping the SFO investigation into corruption at BAe Systems. The government's response is not, it seems, to re-open the investigation but to draft a bill (the Constitutional Renewal Bill) giving themselves the power to stop such investigations in the future.

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'War on terror' propaganda of the British press is in high gear

11-04-2008 22:52

The Times, 11 April 2008
Although the selected items below are from today's Times and Sun only, the British press as a whole is involved in this massive disinformation campaign.

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Asking Wallace Art Collection not to accept Total Blood Money

11-04-2008 15:19

The group again visited the Wallace Art Collection at Hertford House, Manchester Square, London on April 9th. They have been considering accepting money from the French oil company, Total that is the largest western sponsor of the brutal military junta in Burma and whose pipeline was built with slave labour. Total seeks to whitewash its dirty image by associating with the Arts.

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War and the "New Middle East": US Coalition Building and the Arab League

11-04-2008 14:01

In the collective memory of many inside and outside the Arab World, the summits of the Arab League have a tradition of inconsistency and contradiction. They symbolize the dysfunction that has plagued the Arab World since the First World War. The importance of these Arab League summits are in their roles in paving the political grounds for U.S. war plans in the Middle East.

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Guantanamo: US embassy Baghdad 'liberation' vigil tonight + other actions

11-04-2008 11:02

Recent protest outside Starbucks in Oxford Street
Details of the London Guantanamo Campaign's upcoming activities in the capital.

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Another TOTAL demo in Chester

11-04-2008 07:52

Completely empty forecourt
Members and supporters of Wrexham Women for Peace and Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum visited the TOTAL petrol station in Hoole, Chester again last night as part of the continuing calls for TOTAL to get out of Burma.

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Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ with China

11-04-2008 07:47

Washington has obviously decided on an ultra-high risk geopolitical game with Beijing’s by fanning the flames of violence in Tibet just at this sensitive time in their relations and on the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. It’s part of an escalating strategy of destabilization of China which has been initiated by the Bush Administration over the past months. It also includes the attempt to ignite an anti-China Saffron Revolution in the neighboring Myanmar region, bringing US-led NATO troops into Darfur where China’s oil companies are developing potentially huge oil reserves. It includes counter moves across mineral-rich Africa. And it includes strenuous efforts to turn India into a major new US forward base on the Asian sub-continent to be deployed against China.

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April 9th: Iraq, Fifth Anniversary of “Liberation”

10-04-2008 21:57

Iraqis have had yet another western insult imposed upon them: the fifth anniversary of “liberation” and the shameful, staged toppling of the statue of President Saddam Hussein, the face covered by an American flag, by a US marine. A flag, the world was told, which had been rescued from the Twin Towers. Like the alleged hijacker's passport ( the latter presumably chucked from the 'plane before impact) the flag too, survived an inferno that melted steel. The Pentagon PR machine must have burned a lot of midnight oil dreaming up that rubbish. The statue's fall began the systematic destruction and erasure of the history of Mesopotamia and our humanity, ancient and modern.

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The dubious politics behind the Beijing Olympics protests

10-04-2008 20:23

An effort is under way to organize a campaign against the Beijing Olympics along the same general lines as the boycott of the Moscow games in 1980 engineered by the Carter administration as a propaganda weapon, supposedly in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan the year before.

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London to Geneva anti-nuclear walk starts Chernobyl Day, Sat 26 April

10-04-2008 14:37

Parliament Square, London, Aug '07 - (c) L. Viesnik 2007
Ceremony to mark Chernobyl Day will kick off London to Geneva anti-nuclear walk

You are warmly invited to join Footprints for Peace on Saturday 26 April for the start of their three-month, 1500km International Peace Walk towards a Nuclear-Free Future, from London to Geneva through France, in conjunction with the main French anti-nuclear coalition Sortir du Nucleaire.

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Pixies attack EDO

10-04-2008 13:55

Smash EDO

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Hey, Tibet's been part of China for 700 years plus!

10-04-2008 10:20

Humanitarian Interventionists and Benevolent Global Hegemonists, most of whom lack even a rudimentary understanding of China's long and complex history, share a particularly nasty trait. Many of these Globocops imagine because they have downloaded a few pages of separatist propaganda from, and shed a tear or two while watching ‘Seven Years in Tibet,’ that qualifies them as China experts. They believe this qualifies them to pass judgment about whether China ‘deserves’ to remain intact or be forcibly Balkanized by the World's Only Remaining Superpower. Their attitude rivals that of the most contemptible 19th century imperialists.

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UAAF-TV want your direct action vids!

10-04-2008 04:09

Direct action from the animal rights, environmental, & anti-war/arms movements...

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Dahr Jamail: "Beyond the Green Zone" in Glasgow

09-04-2008 12:00

Acclaimed independent journalist Dahr Jamail, who reported unembedded from Iraq over the last 4 years spoke in Glasgow last night.

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War Clouds Over Mideast

09-04-2008 00:04

The world needs to stop Appeasing these Terrorists, before this gets a whole lot worse ...

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timeline of antiNATO days, bucharest

08-04-2008 19:22

The NATO summit in Bucharest took place between April 2-4. Activists from Romania and abroad organized “Anti-NATO Days” between March 28 and April 5, as a form of protest. What follows is a daily chronology of events, starting with the repression and abuse by border guards, police and the mass-media, to the actions of solidarity by human rights organizations and foreign activists.

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Hothead McCain

08-04-2008 04:45

As predicted, the 'Neo-Conservative" War Criminals are attempting to piggy-back their way into the White House once again.

Is another Rigged election around the corner?

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Israeli 'Emergency Drill' Raises Eyebrows

08-04-2008 01:39

After failing to again trick the world into 'excusing' an Act of Aggression against Iran, it now appears as if Israel will try to provoke one of the countries it wishes to attack.

The greatest threat facing the Israeli People is the Extremists within their own Government.

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House of Cards: Israel Unrestrained

08-04-2008 01:35

It's time for Israel to prove that the Palestinians have a 'partner for peace'.

It's absurd to suggest that, while America remains Israel's underwriter, that it will enter into any viable process. These claims hold about as much water as their wild tales about Iraq and Iran.

The fact that this tragic comedy has been allowed to continue for this long shames us all.