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NPOIU Pops Up In Brighton Mags Court Hearing

19-05-2009 23:10

4 defendants on trial this week for alleged offences connected to the June 2008 Brighton Carnival against the Arms Trade were blessed with a court visit by the secretive National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU).

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Saturday 23 May - Stop Police Violence, Kettle New Scotland Yard!

19-05-2009 15:26

Kettle Scotland Yard!
Saturday 23 May - assemble 3pm Trafalgar Square
March via Downing Street to New Scotland Yard.

The United Campaign Against Police Violence has called a national demonstration to highlight the issues of police violence and demand justice for those who have died in police custody.

The police tactic of "kettling" demonstrators - essentially detaining protestors and bystanders without charge - will be turned on its head on the protest, when we kettle New Scotland Yard.

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Obama: I understand why Israel considers Iran an existential threat

19-05-2009 13:02

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House
“Leon Panetta, the CIA director, flew to Israel two weeks ago to warn [the Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, the defence minister, not to surprise Obama with a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.” reported the Sunday Times; on the eve of Netanyahu’s meeting with President Obama in Washington.

So, we are led to believe that President Obama, who was elected as “the peace candidate”, will restrain the nakedly belligerent Israeli government.

In his Newsweek interview published online the same day, whilst reiterating the same old propaganda, Obama’s tone was more blunt than usual…

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London Tamil Protest Policing Questioned/ video and blog

19-05-2009 12:32

Video of Monday 15 May, includes assaults and threats of arrest to journalists, and catches spurious comments by a police officer about the press "parasites".

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Burma Protest - First Day of Aung San Suu Kyi Show Trial

19-05-2009 03:58

Over 200 people protested at the London, Burmese Embassy on Monday 18th May as part of a global day of action. Some of the Burmese are continuing a 24 hour fast outside the embassy, which will be concluded with a demonstration between 12:00 and 1pm on Tuesday 19th May.

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AMN Action Roundup #1

19-05-2009 00:38

Welcome to the first Action Roundup from for Anti-Militarist Network. To have your events or actions covered either add them to Indymedia UK under the anti-militarism tag, or email us.

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police attacking tamils tonight

18-05-2009 23:53

eye-witnesses claim many injured as police push tamils from two sides, leaving them with nowhere to go. there is panic among the peaceful protestors, and people are being crushed against barriers. police are not in riot gear because they have experienced over and over that the tamils are completely non-violent.

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Obama’s Animal Farm: Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice

18-05-2009 20:27

It is just as George Orwell described in Animal Farm: The Democratic Pigs are now pursuing the same brutal, military policies of their predecessors, the Republican Porkers, only now it is in the name of the people and peace. Orwell might paraphrase the policy of President Barack Obama, as ‘Bigger and bloodier wars equal peace and justice’.

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Tamils in Parliament Square need tents

18-05-2009 18:10

Call-out from supporters in the Square. Please come into the crowd with tents.

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tamils just broken police lines again

18-05-2009 15:30

monday 4pm tamils at parliament square have once more flooded the roads and brought the area to a standstill

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Obama and Brown complicit in Abu Ghraib abuse

18-05-2009 11:08

The Daily Telegraph today links both Barak Obama and Gordon Brown to the torture, abuse, rapes and murders at Abu Ghraib and other US black prisons [1]. The supposedly liberal, anti-war, anti-torture President has just appointed General Stanley MacChrystal as his new army chief in Afghanistan. It links him to the Human Rights Watch report into that abuse 'No Blood, No Foul' [2].

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Tamil solidarity call-out - US embassy protest on Monday morning

17-05-2009 22:37

with news of more than 1000 new deaths and thousands injured in just a few hours today in Vanni, tamils in london are calling for a solidarity protest outside the US embassy, grosvenor square on monday morning to urge barack obama to intervene.

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activist groups in derby need support on different projects

17-05-2009 21:20

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derby is fast becoming a dumping ground.and polluted area .many things going on all different

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peace camp raynesway derby anti nuclear against trident

17-05-2009 20:57

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camp set up all welcome to join /against trident missiles and new reactors being built in derby ,making the area a bigger terrorist threat.the area already has the highest .leukemia rating in uk .swans on river have been found to have radio active elements in them .main monthly prottest end of month .carnival attmosphere //but all are welcome to visit the peace camp and join the cause /its oposite rolls royce .next to derby car auction hope you join us roo shaun and co /

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Af-Pak is Obama's War

16-05-2009 09:28

President Obama, who campaigned behind a thin veil of peace, dragged two heads of client states into the White House to demand “that both Afghanistan and Pakistan allow their citizens to be murdered and or displaced in the thousands” – or else. Obama read Presidents Zardari and Karzai “the riot act” to let them know who is boss in the military theater called “AfPak.”

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Bath Bomb #22 Out Now

16-05-2009 01:41

This month's issue of Bath's radical newsletter, now out

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Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Demo & Picket in Nottingham

15-05-2009 13:01

"I've been to a lot of demonstrations against arms companies and normally it's kind of me and about three Quakers and a dog and a couple of crusties. I really hope the campaign can grow and grow and actually get a result here".

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Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Mark Thomas in Nottingham

15-05-2009 12:54

"I've been to a lot of demonstrations against arms companies and normally it's kind of me and about three Quakers and a dog and a couple of crusties. I really hope the campaign can grow and grow and actually get a result here".

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Undercover peace activists invade arms fair

15-05-2009 10:41

booming business
From May 12th to 14th 2009, Brussels hosted the ITEC exhibition (International Training and Education Conference), the annual top event for companies in the military training and simulation business. On the first day of the event, Vredesactie activists went in undercover and revealed controversial activities. On May 13th, a delegation of politicians visited ITEC to make clear that an event like this is not welcome.
A videoreport with undercover images is now online:

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Estimate 1700 Tamil civilians killed 3000 injuried in 48 hrs in Sri Lanka

15-05-2009 09:53

''The local aid workers in Vanni Region estimated 1700 civilians have been killed and over 3000 injured in the last 48 hours due to the persistent use of heavy artillery and mortars by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The catastrophic situation has been made worse by the acute shortage of food and medicine.''

''The ICRC ship carrying emergency supply of food provided by the World Food Organization (WFO) has been prevented from delivering its consignments due to refusal of the Sri Lankan Government to provide security guarantees, even though LTTE has given all clearance and guarantees . And another ship working on medical evacuations also prevented from reaching shores with the same reason''.