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Anti Arms Trade Campaigners on Trial in Worthing Magistrate's Court

28-08-2008 08:24

Smash EDO Press Release

Thursday August 28th

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UK Film Premiere: "Yellow Gate Women"

27-08-2008 18:34

Margaretta D'Arcy returns to Greenham to celebrate the 19-year struggle of the women who put the US military and their nuclear missiles to flight.

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Bush's expansionism has hit a snag in Georgia (by Latuff)

27-08-2008 08:02

Bush's expansionism in Georgia
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Bush's double standard on Georgia, Iraq and Palestine (by Latuff)

26-08-2008 20:08

Bush's double standard
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Tensions Begin on Eve of DNC

25-08-2008 22:01

Anti-capitalists reclaim the streets of downtown Denver to kick off DNC Protests, met by police in stand-off

Two pink tanks blasting raucous music and masked protesters carrying signs such as “It’s the $y$tem, Stupid”, “No HOPE in Capitalism,” and “Riot for Peace” took over the downtown of the Mile High City on Sunday on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

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Devonport submarine base blockaded by Trident Ploughshares, one arrest

25-08-2008 21:20

Blockade at Camel's Head (S. Lasenby)
Around thirteen activists from anti-nuclear direct action group Trident Ploughshares took the police by surprise when they blockaded Devonport naval dockyard, near the centre of Plymouth, in the early hours of Friday, 22 August, 2008. One man was arrested. The Royal Navy base is used to refit nuclear submarines, including the Trident nuclear missile-carrying Vanguard fleet based at Faslane, Scotland.

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Palestine Today 082508

25-08-2008 15:27

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday August 25th, 2008.

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PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings

24-08-2008 14:00

The U.S. intelligence community buckled sooner in 2002 than previously
reported to Bush administration pressure for data justifying an invasion of
Iraq, according to a documents posting on the Web today by National Security
Archive senior fellow John Prados.

The documents suggest that the public relations push for war came before the
intelligence analysis, which then conformed to public positions taken by
Pentagon and White House officials. For example, a July 2002 draft [1] of
the "White Paper" ultimately issued by the CIA in October 2002 [2] actually
pre-dated the National Intelligence Estimate that the paper purportedly
summarized, but which Congress did not insist on until September 2002.

A similar comparison between a declassified draft [3] and the final version
[4] of the British government's "White Paper" on Iraq weapons of mass
destruction adds to evidence that the two nations colluded in the effort to
build public support for the invasion of Iraq. Dr. Prados concludes that the
new evidence tends to support charges raised by former White House press
secretary Scott McClellan and by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
in its long-delayed June 2008 "Phase II" report on politicization of

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Free Gaza Boats Break Siege of Gaza; International Support Crucial to Success

24-08-2008 10:16

Thousands of Palestinians line Gaza Port to welcome Free Gaza boats
Two small boats carrying 42 human rights activists broke the siege of Gaza. They sailed from Cyprus in defiance of Israeli threats to intercept the boats to enforce its blockade of Gaza. The arriving boats were greeted by thousands of jubilant Gazans and former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Intense international support was crucial in persuading Israel to allow the boats through.

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Brian Haw - 7 years on, still going strong

24-08-2008 01:09

UK, London. Houses of parliament seen through Brian Haw's peace flag. 2008
Images of Brian Haw's peaceful demonstration in Parliament Square, London, UK.
Brian's protest, against war and to highlight the ridiculous SOCPA laws, is now in its seventh year.

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In the Name of Decency, Compassion & Higher Justice: Allow American War Resister

23-08-2008 14:01

I am beginning to feel like the Government of Canada is
attempting to adopt an ideology as our national identity and I am very
disturbed by that. I feel that some of your policies are beginning to depart
from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the
face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a
majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to
support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada.

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Open Letter to the Canadian Prime Minister

23-08-2008 13:50

I feel that some of your policies are beginning to depart from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada.

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Rwanda: obscuring the truth about the genocide

23-08-2008 13:18

Far from being radical, the attacks on France for its role in the 1994 war
are designed to whitewash Western intervention more broadly.
Barrie Collins,, 13.08.2008

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Blockades: Acts of War

23-08-2008 12:55

From July 21 - 31, Joint Task Force (mostly US, but also UK, France, Brazil and Italy) "Operation Brimstone" large scale war games were conducted off the US East coast in the North Atlantic. Its purpose may have been to prepare for a naval blockade of Iran. From what's known a naval deployment may be planned, and a blockade may ensue. The situation remains tense and worrisome.

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Armenia's Struggle for Independence

23-08-2008 12:29

Each country must find its own way, shaped by its immediate situation, and seen against the backdrop of its own specific cultural and political history. In the case of Armenia, it is evident that any perspective for real economic progress must be based on cooperation with its neighbors in the context of a regional development perspective. This means negotiating political solutions to the continuing conflicts with Azerbaijan and Turkey, in order to reestablish normal economic and trade relations. To achieve this, requires a capable leadership dedicated to the future of its nation and its people, as well as support from the international community. Armenians are seeking such leadership.

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Missile Defence: Washington and Poland just moved the World closer to War

23-08-2008 12:10

The signing on August 14 of an agreement between the governments of the
United States and Poland to deploy on Polish soil US `interceptor missiles'
is the most dangerous move towards nuclear war the world has seen since the
1962 Cuba Missile crisis.

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Anti-Trident circus skills demo outside Rolls Royce in Derby

23-08-2008 11:17

This is a peace campaigning, juggling, clowning, stilt-walking, and music playing invitation.

Come and have fun and say no to Trident’s replacement!

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Latest from the boats sailing to Gaza.

23-08-2008 09:35

Early yesterday morning the 43 people on 2 boats of the Free Gaza movement embarked from Cyprus, to sail to Gaza Port, a journey that would normally take 30 or so hours. They are all fine, have sent out footage of themselves from the boats, and it seems that they have not yet had any direct contact with the Israeli navy. However, at 10am today they spoke to their support team in Cyprus to issue this message:

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War against Iran ? Its not just about nuclear bombs.

23-08-2008 00:32

Even ther CIA says Iran has No nuke programme ,but the U$ and israel still do a song and dance about "enriched uranium."Why?
It may not be the Bomb and enriched uranium that the US is worried about but the depleted uranium by-product.

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Faslane Peace Camp-Benefit Gig.

22-08-2008 23:16

um. Benefit gig in aid of the peace camp based at Faslane .