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Dissident Island Radio Show - Tonight!! 9pm

17-04-2009 16:25

impunity indeed...
On the show - lots of anti-militarist campaign updated info and more...

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New Anti nuke/military forum

17-04-2009 16:08

A place for people intetested in this movement to discuss

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Demos continue [April] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham

16-04-2009 00:04

12.30pm on Tuesday April 14th, people had gathered at the gates to the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch, based within the Easter Park Industrial Estate on Lenton Lane, Nottingham. Nottingham NG7 PX. [Unit 3 in fact].

The campaign holds regular monthly demonstrations, [These are normally held on the 2nd monday of every month]

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Anti-Police Brutality Demo in Newcastle

15-04-2009 13:38

Geordies staged an anti-police brutality demo last week in response to the polices actions at the G20, and also to highlight the acts of brutality these thugs commit everyday.

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9/11: Time for a Second Look: David Ray Griffin - 14th April at 7pm

13-04-2009 22:03

An important lecture by Professor David Ray Griffin, who is widely regarded as the most scholarly and credible academic to vocally criticise the official narrative of September 11:

"9/11 Time for a Second Look"

Tuesday 14th April 2009 at 7pm

City University, Angel, London

(more details below)

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Mayday! Mayday! Anti-Militarist Map of Brighton

13-04-2009 11:44

On May 4th Smash EDO are holding a mas s street party against war, greed and militarism. Here's a handy map of war profiteers in Brighton and Hove.


Over the years Mayday has been a time to celebrate ordinary people's struggle against global capitalism. The growing anti-militarist movement is a part of that struggle. On May 4th people from across the UK and beyond will come to Brighton in a show of force against EDO MBM/ITT, who profit from the suffering of ordinary people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

EDO MBM/ITT do not operate in a vacuum. The weapons they manufacture couldn't be produced without the support of other corporations; investors, business partners and companies providing services to them. This map plots the network of companies complicit in ITT's crimes in Brighton.

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UK "Terror Plot": Gordon Brown points finger at Pakistan

12-04-2009 11:48

Guardian, 10 April 2009
Now that the UK Defense Minister has publicly announced Britain’s engagement in Obama’s “Af-Pak War”, it is hardly surprising that the latest wave of relentless false-flag terrorism propaganda by the British government and media specifically target Pakistani citizens living in the UK.

Just a day before the “Easter Plot”, the “civilian” Prime Minister of Pakistan went as far as saying “give us the drones and missiles that will allow us to take care of this problem on our own”; meaning the Pakistani Armed Forces’ extermination of its own people who resist the imperialist invasion of their country.

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Israeli teenage have been jailed for refusing to serve in the Israeli military

11-04-2009 21:17

refused to serve
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Five young Israelis who refused military service defied the separation between Israelis and Palestinians on Saturday evening to share their tales of prison, isolation, and struggle with an audience outside the West Bank city of Bethlehem.They were four women and one man.

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Stop deportations to Iraq - demonstration outside UKBA, Cardiff, 17th April

11-04-2009 21:10

No Borders South Wales will be holding a demonstration in solidarity with the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) outside the UK Border Agency, 31-33 Newport Road, Cardiff on Friday 17th April at 1pm.

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Where's the good, in good friday? - of street art(s) roasted artichokes (later)

10-04-2009 20:28

The Jury is out. 'X' marks the spot of a death/s.
Memory / image vigil in Southampton for the 'X' number of deaths from warring, poverty and the effect of greed and climate disaster. Pictures to follow. Also other add your own reflections.

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Cardiff Anarchist Black Cross Benefit- 11th April

10-04-2009 17:35

On Saturday April 11th Cardiff ABC will be hosting a gig to benefit the EDO/ITT decommissioners and Greek prisoners involved in the riots in December.

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The army needs... subvertising

09-04-2009 17:53

Subvertised Army posters on phone boxes in North London.

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Brighton Anti-Militarism Conference 2nd-3rd May 2009

09-04-2009 10:30

The anti-militarist network invites all who are prepared to take action against global militarism for a two day conference at the Cowley Club Social Centre in Brighton on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2009.

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plymouth 5 released without charge

09-04-2009 08:56

Ooh! look out for that toxic "political literature"
"Terror probe police release group Police officer with evidence Investigating officers removed items from a city centre address All five members of a group arrested in connection with an alleged terror plot have been released without charge"

bbc article with commentary

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The Rwanda Genocide Fabrication by Keith Harmon Snow

09-04-2009 07:26

Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Kagame Dictatorship's War Crimes Victory in Rwanda - Human Rights Watch, Alison Des Forges and Disinformation on Central Africa

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Obama: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat to its neighbors

08-04-2009 22:54

US President Obama and Turkey's President Gul
"If this relationship is so strategic, and so firmly founded on common interests and values, why is our image in Turkey so abysmal? Why is Iran more popular than we are?" wrote Mark Parris, a former US ambassador to Turkey, two months before last November's US presidential election.

Having engaged in a "charm offensive" during a two-day visit to Turkey this week, did President Obama really have a different agenda than his predecessor Bush?

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Six Britons Join Two Hundred Strong Blockade of NATO Summit in Strasbourg

08-04-2009 13:46

NATO-ZU blockade - Copyright (c) D. Viesnik 2009
Six Britons Join Two Hundred Strong Blockade of NATO Summit in Strasbourg

Trident Ploughshares Press Release

Saturday, 4 April, 2009


Six British members and supporters of anti-nuclear campaign group Trident Ploughshares joined over two hundred protesters from a dozen countries in the five-hour NATO-ZU / Shut down NATO nonviolent blockade of NATO's 60th anniversary conference this morning [see note 1]. The activists blocked a main road into the red security zone around the conference centre where NATO is meeting. There were no arrests. At the same time, other groups of five hundred and seven hundred activists blocked other main roads into the red zone. They are joining tens of thousands of protesters from across Europe.

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Strasbourg - north blockade

08-04-2009 10:38

Blockaders are ready to resist being removed
As part of the anti-NATO summit protests, several blockades were organised to stop, or hinder, access to the red zone - the part of Strasbourg that was completely closed off and where the summit took place.

These blockades were done under the "Block-NATO" umbrella ; one of those, the north blockade organized by "NATO-ZU", was strictly nonviolent.

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The Future of NATO: Time to Break a Taboo

07-04-2009 19:46

The European public supports neither the military engagment in Afghanistan nor new expansions of NATO.. The alliance must promote disarmament and arms control.