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Press Release The Final Waging Global War By Way of Deception Report: Statement

30-05-2009 21:16

The Pakistani military is repeating the same genocidal mayhem as it did in East Pakistan to secede it into Bangladesh. Now it is once again at its best for further balkanizing Pakistan at the behest of its paymasters. There is apparently always some very good justification for practicing the 'war on terror' upon civilian populations.

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Smash EDO update: stay (or get) involved!

28-05-2009 18:56

Now when the dust has settled on the events of Mayday, it is important that we keep up the pressure on EDO/ITT. As always, noise demos are continuing outside the factory between 4 and 6 every Wednesday and there are a few special ones lined up.

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects For A Multipolar World

28-05-2009 11:44

Contrary to Samuel Huntington's concept of the allegedly inevitable clash of civilizations, the conclusion drawn in the SCO framework was that harmonized interactions between civilizations and their mutual assistance were possible.

"The contours of an alliance of five non-Western civilizations – Russian, Chinese, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist – began to materialize."

The world is at a historical crossroad with the security and even survival of humanity at stake. One path continues along the way that has been pursued to date, of the right of might and every person for himself regardless of the consequences. The other is one of a more rational, just, peaceful and multipolar alternative.

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Rape photos at Abu Ghraib

28-05-2009 11:02

The main 'world' story in the Daily Telegraph today is the confirmation by Major General Antony Taguba that photographs of rape at Abu Ghraib are among those being kept secret by Obama.

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Come to the Peace News Summer Camp: 23 - 27 July, Oxfordshire

28-05-2009 09:48

Join people from across the broad spectrum of the British peace movement for five days of exploration, celebration and empowerment. Bring your contribution to a hothouse of creativity, a small self-governed society run by democratic camp meetings, a viable example of the kind of world we are trying to bring about. The Peace News Summer Camp helps build a radical movement for the future by building a living community today.

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Woman arrested at nuclear sub base talking to workers

28-05-2009 09:03

Trident Ploughshares Press Release - 28 May, 2009

Early this morning, one woman was arrested as Trident Ploughshares activists took their legal right to protest to the north gate of Faslane nuclear submarine base in western Scotland. Their placards showed quotations from President Obama and Prime Minister Brown reacting to the recent underground nuclear weapons tests carried out by North Korea. The activists wanted the workers at Faslane to consider how their work compared to the activity in that country.

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(Re)Founding Statement Of Sheffield Activist Network

27-05-2009 21:41

As collectively agreed by the SAN collective:

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Wedding 'Die-In' Protest at London Afghanistan War Base, Wed 27 May

27-05-2009 20:41

A bride at Northwood station
Wedding Party peace protest at UK Military HQ in Northwood on Wednesday 27 May 2009 against killing of civilians in Afghanistan, on second anniversary of US attack on wedding party, killing 47.
Pictures Copyright (C) Peter Marshall, 2009. All rights reserved.

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Burma Protest over Total Oil at French Embassy

27-05-2009 09:35

Burmese democracy activists protest at the French Embassy about French Total Oil's collaboration with the brutal military junta as heroic democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi's show trial continues in Burma. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has previously condemned Total as "the biggest supporter of the military regime in Burma". French Total Oil funds the evil military regime with approximately 500 million dollars a year from its operation of the Yadana gas pipeline, that is used by the corrupt generals to slaughter ethnic minorities, students, monks and anyone who speaks out for human rights and justice in Burma.

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North Korea Conducts 2nd Nuclear Weapons Test

25-05-2009 04:35

North Korea says it has carried out a "successful" underground nuclear weapons test, according to the Korean Central News Agency. The North "successfully conducted one more underground nuclear test on May 25 as part of the measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defense in every way as requested by its scientists and technicians," the news agency said on Monday

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The Fargate Speaker (#7) - A Bridge Too Far!

24-05-2009 14:07

Issue #7 of the Fargate Speaker, Sheffield Anarchist Federation's antidote to crappy local news rags. In This Issue: Lib Dems - What are they good for?, More Economic Crisis for Dummies, Post Office closures (cont.), Careers Fair Disruption, plus much more....

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Spies Paid To Harm Animal and Environment Protectors

24-05-2009 12:02

Objectification of Living Beings
Those who harmed London Greenpeace, Chico Mendes, anti KFC activists,

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Does Cheney Make Obama Look Good Enough?

24-05-2009 07:06

Dick Cheney could make anyone look decent, honorable, and law-abiding by comparison. But is the existence of someone worse, no matter how many hours our media monopoly gives him, enough to make Obama's decisions acceptable? Let's look at their pair of speeches given on Thursday in Washington, D.C., and depicted as a debate by the media.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures: Diplomacy, Militarism and Imagery

23-05-2009 12:49

President Obama’s greatest foreign policy successes are found in the reports of the mass media. His greatest failures go unreported, but are of great consequence. A survey of the major foreign policy priorities of the White House reveals a continuous series of major setbacks, which call into question the principal objectives and methods pursued by the Obama regime.

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CCTV (ANPR) systems used to track anti-war protesters

23-05-2009 10:00

Link to short video report on BBC - features EDO/ITT protesters.

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Sri Lanka conflict: And Then They Came For Me

22-05-2009 11:00

by Editor, 'The Sunday Leader'
Published: 11 January 2009

This was Mr Wikramatunga's last editorial, who was brutally assassinated on 8 January. The opinions expressed are the author's own. Extract was also published in the May/June 2009 edition of Amnesty Magazine.

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Say no to US Missile Defence - demonstrate at Fylingdales

20-05-2009 10:54

Say no to US Missile Defence - join the demonstration at Fylingdales!

12 noon, Saturday 13th June
Ellerbeck Bridge, RAF Fylingdales, Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Sri Lankan Army burying the evidence of war crimes?

20-05-2009 09:53

A day after the conflict was said to be officially over, there are reports coming out of Sri Lanka overnight that over 1000 Tamils were shot on sight in the enclave where civilians & LTTE forces had been confined in the last few weeks. There are reports that Sri Lankan soldiers were using mechanical diggers to dig large holes in the same region (Mullaivaikal - northern Sri Lanka). An estimated 25,000 people are dead since January this year and 30,000 injured. This figure is expected to rise dramatically if the whereabouts of 25 to 50 thousand civilians who were left in the enclave and still confirmed to have been there last Sunday can no longer be verified.
Meanwhile, Tim Martin from Act Now! continues into day-3 of his indefinite hunger strike outside the US Embassy.