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The Law Faculty occupation continues...

25-01-2009 15:36

In the light of other campuses facing evictions of activists, the occupation at Cambridge's Law Faculty continues apace.

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Energy War: NATO meddling in Sudan to block China

25-01-2009 09:32

The US is slowly shifting its military needs towards Africa and Sudan in particular. While the Barack Obama administration will force the UN to declare a no-fly zone over Darfur, the US forces in so called peacekeeping missions will establish their bases in Darfur or Kenya and other surrounding nations in order to keep Sudan under its umbrella.

Clearly, the NATO will be brought in to support the US in its 'conquest' mission and its global strategy of controlling the 'energy' reserves across the African continent.

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14th day of hunger strike in parliament square

25-01-2009 00:27

maria gallestegui continues her hunger strike in parliament square for the people of gaza
sunday will be her 14th day without food
she is drinking liquids and taking basic mineral and vitamin supplements
mainstream media is still ignoring her protest even though gaza itself has quickly fallen from the headlines

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Breaking Gaza ’s Will: Israel ’s Enduring Fantasy

24-01-2009 23:20

A Palestinian in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank
"Freedom or death," is the popular Palestinian mantra. These are not simply words, but a rule by which Palestinians live and die. Gaza is the proof and Israeli leaders are yet to understand.

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Photos: Sheffield March Against Israel's Attack on Gaza

24-01-2009 22:39

Photos from the march from Ellesmere Green to Devonshire Green held on Saturday 24th January 2009 to protest against Israel's Attack on Gaza.

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Eyewitness Report From Gaza: 'Yesterday and Tomorrow'

24-01-2009 20:10

Yesterday and Tomorrow
Saturday 24th January by Ewa Jasiewicz

We're like trees, we have our roots and they allow us to grow, little by little, we grow up and then they cut us down. But, whatever they throw at us, whatever they do to us, we are still here and we will still be here – Om Bassim, Jabaliya Camp, January 2009

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Solidarity Picket in town + more occupation pictures.

24-01-2009 16:36

Solidarity picket.
This afternoon a small but significant number of actvists turned up at The Market Square in Cambridge to show their solidarity with the Cambridge University students currently occupying the Law Faculty.

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Falmouth activist films night - On the Verge

24-01-2009 15:34

Falmouth People and Planet films and vegan cake night - Wednesday 4 February, 6-8pm
Seminar Room I, Tremough Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, UK, TR10 9EZ

We will be showing 'On the Verge - the film they tried to ban'.

Free cake!

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Guantanamo: "The iguanas have more protection than the human prisoners."

24-01-2009 15:17

The Cageprisoners Tour, which marks the seventh year since Guantanamo Bay was opened, arrived in Liverpool on 22nd January. Of the three speakers, Moazzam Begg and Omar Deghayes were prisoners there. The third, Chris Arendt, was a prison guard.

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The BBC's refusal to air a humanitarian appeal for Gaza

24-01-2009 14:10

The BBC has blocked the broadcast of an appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (an alliance of apolitical humanitarian charities) calling for donations to relieve the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza caused by Israeli air strikes and blockades.

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Peace Group Demands Shutdown of Israeli Embassy

24-01-2009 12:29


13 January 2008: Carrying a giant eviction order and a mock padlock, the broad anti-war group, Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, went to the Israeli embassy today to symbolically order its closure.

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Why the police riot? - part 2

24-01-2009 11:10

500+ police officers prepare to ban a march in London 17th Jan 2009
The British police public order tactics manual is a secret document establishing a paramilitary third force in the UK, under the control of a private company (ACPO) with permission from the home office.

This is part 2 of a series, for part 1 see:

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Gaza – The Blood-Soaked U.S.-Israeli “Ceasefire”

24-01-2009 10:00

The U.S.-Israeli “ceasefire” is an effort to continue to pursue these criminal aims. For one, there are reports that many Israeli troops will not immediately leave Gaza. Israeli military forces continue to surround Gaza, and Israel and Egypt continue to imprison the people of Gaza and control all access in an out. So the starvation of Gaza will probably intensify as a result of this “ceasefire.”

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The Law Faculty Occupation - further developments.

24-01-2009 03:24

Meeting between students and building staff, with a Proctor present.
Currently there is a something of a low level power struggle going on inside the Law Faculty between the Proctors, other building staff and the occupying students.

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Sheffield Gaza Protest Photos and Saturday Demo Details

23-01-2009 22:21

Supporters of the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign leafleted people outside Sheffield's train station on the evening of 23rd January 2009. Tomorrow there is march from Ellesmere Green to town, details follow.

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Support the EDO decommissioners

23-01-2009 19:35

After one person was granted bail yesterday, two decommissioners remain on remand in Lewes prison. Any messages of support welcome.

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Top Three Gaza Myths Debunked

23-01-2009 16:23

American perceptions of Palestine are warped by Israeli propaganda transmitted as fact by corporate media. Israel, the United States and only a handful of other nations thwart “the international consensus for peace” in the region called for in UN Resolution 242. Hamas did abide by a cease fire with Israel “and even arrested members of militant groups who did fire a handful of rockets” in the period before the latest conflagration.

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Betraying the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

23-01-2009 13:38

Martin Luther King
This inauguration is lauded as the realization of Dr. King's dream. To betray the dream, to profit from the sacrifice is to insult the legacy.

Obama stands silent as his country aids in the genocide of the Palestinians. He will forge peace by sending 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan to intensify the massacre that has left nearly 800,000 of his brothers and sisters dead. He stands silent on the more than 700,000 of his brothers and sisters who have been murdered in Iraq. He threatens War against Iran, Syria and already destroyed Lebanon. He remains silent on the murder of his brother Oscar Grant III by police officer Johannes Mehserle in California.

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Call for Conscientious Objection

23-01-2009 13:11

"You have no enemies. People of another faith, another culture or another color are not your enemies. There is no reason to fight against them..."

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Israeli Embassy protest - January 17th 2009 (The Yellow Army)

23-01-2009 12:04

In protest of Israel's atrocities in Gaza and UK sales of arms to Israel, around 300-400 people assembled in front of the Israeli Embassy gates in Kensington, London. The police were far more than prepared for the demonstration in what became a sea of yellow jacketed officers. A diminished crowd of about 150 people were forcefully dispersed and escorted from Kensington by the MET and Transport Police.