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Direct Action Germany: 17th-19th December

27-12-2008 16:20

19/12/08: Unknown persons set on fire two luxury cars, Berlin
19/12/08: Unknown persons set on fire two luxury cars, Berlin
19/12/08: Luxury Condo-project attacked, Berlin
18/12/08: Colour attack on fashist shop, Nuremberg
17/12/08: Tank redesigned, Colbitz-Letzinger Heide
17/12/08: Colour to police station, Mannheim

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International Call for Action against Agrexco

27-12-2008 11:52

The Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign ( is issuing an international call to action against Carmel-Agrexco next February. Carmel-Agrexco is the Israeli national exporter of fruit and vegetables and imports large quantities of goods from illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

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Twinning group needed for vulnerable village in the West Bank

27-12-2008 10:57

The Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group are looking to find a committed group of people seeking a village to twin with in Palestine. The 5000 people of Al Mazra’a al Qibliyah –located not far from Bir Zeit in the West Bank- are experiencing increasing violence from the surrounding settlement Talmon B and are therefore in need of a strong campaigning support network.

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'4000 soldiers had to die' new statements from US warmongers

26-12-2008 14:20

In two deeply cynical statements, two conservative US politicians admit delight at the killing and maiming of even their own soldiers in Iraq, as well as certainty the the US would have gone to war with or without 'knowledge' of weapons of mass.

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Ahmadinejad on Channel 4: "Jesus would stand with oppressed"

26-12-2008 10:32

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
"If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers. If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over."

This speech might give us a clue why the Iranian president is far more popular in Latin America, Africa and Asia than his imperialist counterparts.

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26-12-2008 08:57

Digos Massacre
Despite the tremendous efforts of the Communist Party in the Philippines to destabilize the government, its popularity is at its lowest.

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Barack Obama: "America’s First Jewish President"

26-12-2008 08:54

Obama's speech at American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), 4 June 2008
According to a nationally prominent Zionist spokesperson, former Congressman, Federal Judge, White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton and early backer of Obama, Abner Mikvner, “Barack Obama is the first Jewish President”.

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The Impending Nuclear Obliteration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran

24-12-2008 22:03

Get ready for the fireworks display of all time.

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Gaza Ghetto (by Latuff)

24-12-2008 19:34

Gaza Ghetto
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against US backed Israeli state terror.

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How the Anti-Republican-War movement is destroying the Peace Movement

24-12-2008 14:14

Cindy Sheehan
The Anti-Republican-War Movement will stand down during the Obama regime and “give him a chance.” The Peace movement is still working and will continue to work no matter whom is President.

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A Historic Moment: The Election of the Greatest Con-Man in Recent History

24-12-2008 08:14

The entire political spectrum ranging from the ‘libertarian’ left, through the progressive editors of the Nation to the entire far right neo-con/Zionist war party and free market Berkeley/Chicago/Harvard academics, with a single voice, hailed the election of Barack Obama as a ‘historic moment’, a ‘turning point in American history and other such histrionics.

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brian haw narrowly escaped parliament square ban in court today

24-12-2008 01:18

at westminster court, judge caroline tubbs banned brian haw (the parliament square peace protestor who has been there for more than seven years) with an exclusion order covering the westminster area. barristers eventually managed to have the ruling suspended pending an appeal, but the threat is still very much there.

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London horse show protest reveals arms fair links

24-12-2008 00:09

Event organisers Clarion, the promoters of the International Horse Show (16-22 December), were exposed as the owners of five major arms fairs at a protest at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (21 December).

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Don't Be A Buffalo Soldier

23-12-2008 08:37

Barack Obama, the vaunted "role model," wants a greatly expanded U.S. war machine capable of putting lots more "boots on the ground" around the globe. The author poses the question: "Is having a Black commander-in-chief enough to get you to enlist in America's war for empire, to kill people, and maybe die yourself, trying to keep America's strnglehold on the world in effect?

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Africa, AFRICOM and Proxy Imperialism

23-12-2008 08:30

Imperialism ain't easy. Times change, and the neocolonial exploiters have to stay on their toes. They must encourage "the illusion of independence" in the formerly colonized world, the better to maintain effective economic control...

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LONDON: Eleventh of Every Month Until Justice Campaign

19-12-2008 11:26

Pictures from December 11th and the international grassroots Eleventh of Every Month Until Justice Campaign

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Veteran peace campaigner jailed for three months for US “missile defence” action

18-12-2008 17:46

Trident Ploughshares Press Release – Thursday 18 December 2008

Long-standing peace activist and member of nonviolent direct action group Trident Ploughshares Sylvia Boyes, from Keighley, was today sentenced to three months’ imprisonment at HMP New Hall, West Yorkshire by Bingley Magistrates' Court. The sentence was issued for Sylvia's refusal to undertake “community punishment” for her part in an action against US "missile defence" at Fylingdales Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station in North Yorkshire on 6 August 2008, the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima .

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Christmas in Prison for Peace Protestor Grandmother

18-12-2008 17:42

During August 2008, to mark the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Sylvia Boyes cut the fence at Fylingdales Radar station near Whitby. Today (18th December) Sylvia (aged 65), a dedicated peace campaigner, was sentenced for 12 weeks by Bingley Magistrates Court for her action at Fylingdales. Her protest was against Fylingdales role as an early warning radar station, part of US Missile Defense.

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The Pathetic End to Bush Era (by Latuff)

15-12-2008 10:27

Iraqi reporter throws shoes at Bush in Baghdad
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.