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EDO Corp Fraud Whistleblower in US Court Battle

01-08-2008 13:46

A former EDO Corp employee in the US claims that flaws in troop protection equipment made by a newly acquired subsidiary of the company were covered up so as not to place strain on corporate relationships.

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The possibility of a retaliatory attack by Iran on US bases in the region

30-07-2008 11:28

[4] Sunday Times, 13 July 2008
The US Airbase in Incirlik, Turkey contains 90 nuclear warheads. As was the case in Afghanistan and Iraq, this base is likely to play a crucial role in a prospective war against Iran. Moreover, the Sunday Times map (see item 4) indicates that the use of Turkish airspace by Israel is also being planned, with the tacit consent of the Turkish authorities.

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Houses Searched and further arrests made over the Carnival Against Arms Trade

29-07-2008 17:13

Update on arrests following the Smash EDO Carnival Against the Arms Trade which was held in Brighton on 4th June (see

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Time for the Shamocracy to End, Time for Real Democracy to Begin

29-07-2008 14:09

The political system is corrupt, democracy is just a sham and we, the people are being repressed by a small number of faceless dictators who control society who through the use of fear have maintained their control over us. The time has come for this to end and for us to live in a real democracy and we can if we stop relying on a system that has failed us time and time and rely on ourselves.

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Anti War Protesters on Trial for Conspiracy

29-07-2008 13:37

Smash EDO Press Release

29th July 2008

Anti War Protesters on Trial For Conspiracy

Tel Andrew Beckett or Sarah Johnson on 07875708873

E mail

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Chiswick Free Burma Protest against Total Oil

28-07-2008 21:50

Six protesters from held a demonstration at Chiswick West Four Total petrol station, 137 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick W4 2ED on 23rd July. They called for French Total Oil to stop funding the brutal Burmese junta with hundreds of millions of dollars a year from the French Total operated Yadana gas pipeline. Burma earns most of its foreign currency from gas exports and spends 50% of its budget on the military in a war against its own people. Since the mid 1990s French Total Oil has played a significant role in keeping the brutal Burmese junta in power, against the wishes of the Burmese people.

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Colombian use of Red Cross + Telesur Logo in rescue - illegal - Chavez

28-07-2008 18:59

Hugo Chavez has been broadcasting his weekly Sunday telly show almost without fail now for many years. It both gives him an opportunity to get close to his people and also get up the noses of his enemies. Yesterday's show saw him speak of Colombia's "operation Jaque" which saw Ingrid Betancourt rescued on her 2321st day of captivity and the use by Colombia of the red cross insignia of the International Red Cross society as well as the logo of the pan-American TV network "TeleSur".

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Flashback: "Wiped Off The Map" - The Rumor of the Century

28-07-2008 18:31

Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran's President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map". Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, as the following article will prove.

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VID (5.50) -"Iraq Veterans Against the War" Open Coffee House near Ft. Lewis, US

28-07-2008 18:13

A group of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are planning to start
up a GI coffeehouse near the entrance of the Fort Lewis military base
in Washington State. Though the project is still in its planning
stages, the idea is that it will be a center for supporting GI rights
and war resistance in the region, as well as a place for GIs to get
coffee right off the base.

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Jews For Justice

28-07-2008 09:11

A leading Jewish Human rights organisation speaks out.

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Ex-Mossad chief says strike on Iran could 'affect us for 100 years'

26-07-2008 21:09

Note that most of the definitives tossed about by these Extremists are unsourced at best.

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Neocons Lash Out at White House for Diplomatic Overtures to Iran

26-07-2008 21:07

Lashing out is about all these disgraced War Criminals have left.

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Hijacker Legend is RACIST but how to lay down this gauntlet?

25-07-2008 18:14

‘There comes a time when silence is betrayal’ (Martin Luther King) - Is it racist and/or Islamophobic to continue to subscribe to the official story of 9/11? Should we not denounce it as a racist rumour?

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This Week in Palestine – Week 30 2008

25-07-2008 16:00

This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 19th, through July, 25th, 2008.

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Rough Music Outlawed In Brighton

25-07-2008 12:03

On 23rd July 2008 in Hove Crown Court Judge Hayward and two lay magistrates dismissed the appeal of an anti-arms trade protestor against his conviction under a council bylaw enforced under section 235 of the Local Government Act 1972 which makes it an offence not to desist from shouting, singing, drumming,or playing loud music in a street or public place when asked to do so by a police constable or anyone else. Marcus Wise is the first political protester in Brighton to be convicted under the bylaw since it came into force in 1998.

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Happy Birthday Binyam! Party/Demo report

25-07-2008 07:20

Binyam Mohamed turned 30 yesterday in Guantánamo Bay. Held illegally and without conviction for over six years, the British government wouldn't let Binyam come to his party, so we took the party to them!

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Anti-War Movement Successfully Pushes Back Against Military Confrontation With I

24-07-2008 10:38

"Who says there's no anti-war movement in the United States? In the past two months, the anti-war movement has taken on one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States in an important fight. And so far, the anti-war movement is winning."

They will never tell us about our victories. That's up to us. General Joe

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Israeli military police shooting a bound Palestinian detainee (shocking)

23-07-2008 17:03

Video Nilin Shooting
21 July '08: Following exposure by B'Tselem, Military Police investigate shooting of bound Palestinian

Yesterday (20 July), B'Tselem published footage it received of a soldier firing a rubber-coated steel bullet, from extremely short range, at a Palestinian detainee who was cuffed and blindfolded. The act occurred about two weeks ago in the presence of several security forces, among them the battalion commander, a lieutenant colonel, who held the Palestinian’s arm while the soldier fired.