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Turkey prepares to assume a more significant role in Afghanistan

23-02-2009 13:19

ISAF troops under NATO command, September 2008
Aiming to create an influence in the Middle East with its now-familiar identity as a “Muslim country” and after its latest stand in Davos, once again Turkey is preparing to use this influence in Afghanistan, in favour of the US. It is is expected to provide a wider and more critical support for the NATO's ISAF occupation forces.

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Palestinians take Miliband, Mandelson & Hutton to court re Gaza -Tue 24 Feb 11am

23-02-2009 00:28

You may wish to come on Tuesday 24th February at 11.00 am to the High Court of Justice to show your support for Gaza and protest against the British Government's failure to stop supporting the Israeli aggressor.

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Anti-militarist movement second gathering

22-02-2009 23:58

In November 2008 a gathering of reflection and planning for a new anti-militarist movement took place in Edinburgh. Having taken a critical look at the current state of the anti-militarist/anti-war/peace movement in the UK whilst celebrating the movement's successes and analysing its shortcomings, the Anti- Militarist Network (AMN) was formed.

Join us for the second gathering to further discuss how we can build an anti-militarist movement capable of resisting and stopping current and future militarism and aggressive state violence.

This gathering will also continue to bring together a broad-based network of groups and individuals to begin mobilising for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly that will take place 13th-17th November 2009.

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UN's Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) clarifies misleading media reports on Iran

22-02-2009 21:55

Following the release of IAEA's latest report on Iran last week, a number of scaremongering anti-Iran headlines appeared in the Western media.

In response to questions by Dr. Kaveh Afrasiabi, the IAEA spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, has issued a statement clarifying the IAEA's position regarding the misleading articles in the US and European press concerning Iran's production of low-enriched uranium.

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Boycott and Disinvest in Israel, in Solidarity and Self-Defense

22-02-2009 21:15

"Black Americans, who have experienced apartheid at home and fought successfully against it in Africa," feel most intensely the need to register their opposition to Israel's version of apartheid. Yet their elected officials cower at the feet of the pro-Israel lobby, which has successfully targeted independent-minded Black officials for defeat.

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St Andrews: Student Occupation Rallies, Enters Fifth Day

22-02-2009 17:43

To mark the fifth day in occupation of a key university building, student protestors held a rally to gather support for the campaign before a meeting with University officials on Monday.

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George Bush Should Be Arrested In Calgary, Canada

22-02-2009 17:32

"While legal perils swirl around George W Bush's White House lawyers for their role in empowering torturers, Bush will cross an international border--possibly for the first time--as a free and private citizen." Bush should be arrested for war crimes, in Canada, March 17

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Election Results: Towards Fascist Rule in Israel

22-02-2009 11:00

President Peres tasks Netanyahu with forming government
Prospects are grim with Israeli Arab Knesset member (MK) Ahmed Tibi calling Livni "90% Lieberman and 10% Netanyahu." For his part, Netanyahu is 100% hard-line, and won't give an inch on compromise. As head of state, he promises to destroy Hamas. Whoever forms the government, Palestinians, Israelis, and most others will be losers.

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Israeli student jailed for refusing to serve in army tours UK, 5-14 March

21-02-2009 17:12

Tamar Katz, a 19 year old Israeli war-refuser jailed for 51 days last year, will be doing a speaker tour of Britain between 5 and 14 March 2009.

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Group 4 Securicor Attacks South African Shack Dwellers' Movement Against

21-02-2009 15:05

Group 4 Securicor private security guards are being used on the increasingly violent war on the poor in South Africa as the ANC continues with its project to drive the poor out of the cities. For useful links giving background to this statement see

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CND and the inconsistencies of anti-unilateralists

21-02-2009 14:31

I am in favour of unilateral nuclear disarmament. I’m not a peacenik, in that I don’t hold all violence to be inherently unjustifiable, but the very idea of nuclear war makes my mind boggle. That we, that is, the UK, retain a nuclear arsenal with the capacity to wipe out millions if not hundreds of millions of lives is effectively a crime against all humanity. I’ve met a few Labourite activists who believe we should keep our weapons, but I’ve never yet met one who is consistent about it.

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Finkelstein talks: The misuse of anti-Semitism and abuse of history - Mon 23 Feb

21-02-2009 12:40

Norman Finkelstein
Please note that professor finkelstein will be speaking at two different venues on the same day.

Norman Finkelstein explores the corruption and bias of scholarship surrounding the Palestine-Israel conflict. The talk will examine the growing tendency of pro-Israel commentators to use spurious charges of anti-Semitism to deflect and discredit legitimate criticism of Israel.

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Jews Sans Frontieres: Joel Kovel fired from Bard College for anti-Zionism

21-02-2009 11:02

Joel Kovel
"A fundamental principle of mine is that the educator must criticize the injustices of the world, whether or not this involves him or her in conflict with the powers that be. The systematic failure of the academy to do so plays no small role in the perpetuation of injustice and state violence. In no sphere of political action does this principle apply more vigorously than with the question of Zionism; and in no country is this issue more strategically important than in the United States, given the fact that United States support is necessary for Israel's behavior. The worse this behavior, the more strenuous must be the suppression of criticism."

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Obama goes to WAR! (three cartoons by Latuff)

21-02-2009 07:29

Copyleft artworks by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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EU, NATO, US: 21st Century Alliance For Global Domination

20-02-2009 21:05

US Vice-President Joe Biden's speech at Munich Security Conference on February 7 was interpreted by a major German source as follows:

"The Americans will be scrupulously careful that the confrontation with Tehran does not develop into a one-on-one battle between the US and Iran. Biden's message is the following: Every NATO country and every member of the European Union is now involved, as of today. This is the price for the new trans-Atlantic openness and cooperation."

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Antiimperialist Media - The Bloodthirsty Occupation of Iraq

20-02-2009 15:12

We present you some original scenes from the US Army, which invaded and occupied Iraq since today. You will see what the Occupation brought to the People and how they reacted...

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Barack Obama Administration Continues US Military Global Dominance

20-02-2009 10:12

The Barack Obama administration is continuing the neo-conservative agenda of US military domination of the world— albeit with perhaps a kinder-gentler face. While overt torture is now forbidden for the CIA and Pentagon, and symbolic gestures like the closing of the Guantanamo prison are in evidence, a unilateral military dominance policy, expanding military budget, and wars of occupation and aggression will likely continue unabated.

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The Art of War : Bible Story

20-02-2009 05:00


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Celebrated Oud player Firas Jabloun to perform at Keep Gaza Alive

19-02-2009 16:08

Internationally renowned Tunisian singer and Master Oud player, Firas Jabloun, has joined line up of musicians, singers, and poets for Keep Gaza Alive fundraiser

Details in brief:
Date: Saturday 21st February 2009
Time: 7- 10 pm
Location: St Andrew’s Hall Chesterton Cambridge