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High hopes for Obama (by Latuff)

09-11-2008 21:18

High hopes for Obama
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Thousands March to Show No! Welcome 4 State mUrDeRers!

09-11-2008 18:01

Ireland, Iraq - End the Occupations!
Thousands of people turned out to the Sinn Fein rally/march today (Sun 2
Nov) which opposed the 'home coming' parade by the notorious RIR regiment of
the British Army.

There was a large Ógra Shinn Féin presence on the day, with young
republicans travelling from across Ireland.

The rally/march was calling for an end to the ongoing illegal occupations in
Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan and also to demand the truth for the hundreds
of families who have been bereaved through the official British state policy
of collusion and state murder. The UDR/RIR themselves where part and parcel
of the murder machine.

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At least 20 killed in Russian submarine accident

09-11-2008 08:04

At least 20 people were killed and another 21 injured in an accident on a Russian Pacific Fleet nuclear submarine which was undergoing routine tests, an aide to the Russian Navy commander said on Sunday. "More than 20 people were killed during sea trials as a result of the accidental launch of the fire-extinguishing system on a nuclear submarine of the Pacific Fleet

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Escalating U.S. Attacks Stir Opposition and Outrage in Pakistan

08-11-2008 09:25

Awami Mazahmat
Secular-minded workers, students, professionals, and concerned citizens joined a mass protest in the streets of Karachi, demanding an immediate end to the deadly raids by U.S. forces on Pakistani villages from bases in Afghanistan. The current U.S. policy of shifting combat focus from Iraq to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, apparently backed by both Republicans and Democrats, is galvanizing Pakistani public opinion decisively against the U.S. (Photos by Abira Ashfaq and Faris)

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Obama speaks on Iran (by Latuff)

08-11-2008 04:38

Obama speaks on Iran
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Obama advisers discuss preparations for war on Iran

07-11-2008 23:09

The emerging consensus on Iran in US foreign policy circles again underscores the fact that the differences between Obama and McCain were purely tactical. While millions of Americans voted for the Democratic candidate believing he would end the war in Iraq and address their pressing economic needs, powerful sections of the American elite swung behind him as a better vehicle to prosecute US economic and strategic interests in the Middle East and Central Asia—including the use of military force against Iran.

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Nuclear weapons manufacturers urged to resign following university visit

07-11-2008 21:15

Representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment near Aldermaston in Berkshire have met calls for their resignation after they visited the University of Birmingham to recruit students into the development and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.

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UN First Committee Overwhelmingly Backs New Uranium Weapons Resoluti

07-11-2008 11:34

127 states have backed a second resolution highlighting health concerns over the use of uranium in conventional weapons. Several key states including Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands and Finland changed their positions to back the resolution.

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World has now a new emperor: Barack Obama (by Latuff)

07-11-2008 00:50

Habemus Imperator!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Christmas Fair opens to ridicule over owners' arms fair purchases

06-11-2008 13:08

Press Release from Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT)

5 November 2008

As the Spirit of Christmas Fair opened in London this morning, its owners Clarion Events faced ridicule over their assertion that they were "entirely comfortable" with their recent purchase of arms fairs. A peaceful protest by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) saw campaigners dressed as Santa Claus and elves carrying sacks of weapons rather than presents (photographs available on request).

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Careering Downwards, courtesy of Cambridge University!

05-11-2008 23:52

Check one Banner Drop!
Today and tomorrow, Cambridge University are hosting a Careers Fair, which seems to comprise a motley collection of arms manufacturues, planet wreckers and Vivisectionists.

To highlight just how dubious many of the exhibitors at this event are, some activists decided to go along today.

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British Government's AWE-ful lies continue

05-11-2008 21:23

Following last week's very successful Big Blockade of the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston , Government cover-ups over the development of new nuclear warheads at the site continue.

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Morning in Obamerica

05-11-2008 19:38

What has Obama wrought? In the euphoria, can reality reclaim its rightful place? The parameters of rhetorical change are boundless, propelled into the nether-reaches of nonsensicality by hyper-speak and super-wishfullness that can never supplant the real world of entrenched class and race rule. Celebrate good times...COME ON! But at some soon point in time, we must return to the ground. And the need for struggle. Better start as soon as the cold breeze hits you. Like now.

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police arrest edo activist at home

05-11-2008 12:58

Hampshire police have taken one of the activists arrested at the first edo demo on june 4th into custody for further questioning they arrived at the house on behalf of sussex police and arrested the activist for violent disorder, the activist was arrested at the first edo demo and has been on bail since for conspiracy to commit criminal damage, conspiracy to commit aggrevated tresspass and breach of s14.

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Raytheon in Bristol Blockaded

05-11-2008 11:31

hi honey we're home!
Work Disrupted For The Third Time In Three Weeks At Raytheon Systems, Bristol.

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Why not disrupt Santa's little murderers Clarion in London this week?

05-11-2008 10:35

Clarion are the organisers of several international arms fairs, including Europe's biggest, DSEi which is held in London every two years. They are also the organisers of the recent Baby Show at Earls Court and this week's Spirit of Christmas fair at Olympia. What better opportunity to congratulate Clarion on its diverse product portfolio by getting along to Olympia and indulging in some creative campaigning? Saturday might be a particularly good day to put in an appearance, possibly in costume.

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Bolivia Kicks Out Regime-Changers Posing as Drug Cops

05-11-2008 09:57

The Americans are more interested in destabilizing the Bolivian government than in suppressing the cocaine trade. President Morales shuts down the DEA and expels the U.S. ambassador.

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Raytheon in Bristol Blockaded

05-11-2008 09:50

yes, with only two rooftop occupations, a noise demo and about twenty arrests in the last 3 weeks, it was time they pulled their finger out!

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Sheffield activists keep up the pressure on the military

04-11-2008 18:09

Alongside activists from No Sweat and Animal Friends, members of the newly formed Kick 'Em Off Campus network visited the Yorkshire Autumn Graduate Careers fair to let military recruiters and arms dealers know exactly how welcome they are at our university.