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US nuclear-powered carrier entry to Manila violates Philippine Constitution

19-08-2009 13:25

US nuclear-powered carrier entry to Manila violates ASEAN Treaty .

The following manifestation was made by Rep. Walden Bello of the Party-list Akbayan! on the floor of the House of Representatives of the Philippines on August 13, 2009. It was prepared by Herbert Docena of Focus on the Global South.

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Open letter to David Cameron about Brian Haw

19-08-2009 09:38

The likely next Prime Minister, David Cameron, has threatened to have long term Parliament Square peace protester Brian Haw removed from his demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament. This has very serious implications for freedom of speech.

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Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider

18-08-2009 20:08

"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."

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Naming of the Dead Ceremony in Cambridge

18-08-2009 17:31

Cambridge Stop the War and other Cambridge residents to hold a Naming of the Dead Ceremony for British troops and innocent Afghan civilians who have lost their lives in the war.

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Israel: Obama’s end-of-the-year deadline to Iran has been moved up to September

17-08-2009 17:45

President Obama's ultimatum to Iran on a BBC interview ten days before Iran's presidential elections went largely unnoticed by the world media.

Yesterday, the Israeli ambassador to US announced that Obama's end-of-the-year deadline has now been brought forward to September.

As the US/UK/Israeli war lobby is paving the ground for yet another imperialist invasion, "anti-war" initiatives across Europe and North America show signs of total capitulation...

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Five activists walk straight into Faslane nuclear weapons base – *breaking news*

17-08-2009 15:51

Trident Ploughshares, Monday August 17, 2009 – 16:40pm – for immediate release

This afternoon five peace activists from nonviolent direct action group Trident Ploughshares walked unchallenged straight into Faslane naval base in Scotland, the home of Britain ’s nuclear-armed Trident submarines, making a mockery of security for Britain’s “strategic nuclear deterrent.” The five are currently still inside the base.

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Italy, Germany and Japan: Former World War II Axis Nations Repudiate Bans agains

17-08-2009 15:42

U.S. military, especially air, bases in Germany, Italy and Japan have been used in every major military campaign waged by the Pentagon from the Korean War to the current one in Afghanistan for basing bombers and for the transit of troops, weapons and equipment.

So despite constitutional requirements to repudiate and renounce and bans against preparing for war, the three former Axis nations have indeed been partners to a series of armed conflicts for sixty years.

But for most of that period, indeed for almost a half century, the nations' legal prohibitions against direct military aggression have been observed even in the breach.

With the return of Germany, Italy and Japan to waging and supporting wars and the revival of Nazi sentiments in Europe a student of the future could be forgiven for thinking that the Axis powers were the victors and not the losers of World War II and that the Nuremberg trials had never occurred.

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Peace pensioner Irene jailed again

17-08-2009 15:14

Irene blockades Devonport submarine base, Aug 08 - Photo: S. Lasenby
Peace and environmental activist and Trident Ploughshares member Irene Willis, 64, originally from Essex but now living in Tregaron, Wales was released from jail last Wednesday, August 12th after serving 10 days of a 20 day sentence at HMP Eastwood in Bristol for non-payment of fines totalling £638 imposed for her part in nonviolent protests against nuclear weapons and the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon between 2006-8.

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The March of Hell. Our Japanese Cousins are some of the most oppressed activists

17-08-2009 08:08

Photo of a speech using a giant puppet which was also used to protest with.
This network of activists are constantly harrassed more so than our country by ultra-nationalists and police alike. Since I've been here and there is little connections at all between them and Europe. The 15th of August, where 14 war criminals are commemorated alongside the dead. I'll describe what is apparently the most hardcore protest of the year for the left as there's no news anywhere. Kyoto university just had an occupation. Apparently that is not unusual. Why isn't it somewhere? There is a sort of mini Burning Man festival in the countryside next week. A 2 day Anti-Nike event after. They have a 'drifter's` union of young people who drift from cornershop and restaurant shops with no sicial mobility. Nothing like that gets through. Please look at the videos of youtube at the end and read the Japan Times article on the 15th of August demonstration.

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Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso

17-08-2009 01:13

" All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving.
The transmission from our reporter was abruptly suspended."

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Marine Mammals And Other Sea Life To Be Decimated

16-08-2009 19:26

The United States Navy will be decimating millions of marine mammals and other aquatic life, each year, for the next five years, under their Warfare Testing Range Complex Expansions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS under NOAA), has already approved the “taking” of marine mammals in more than a dozen Navy Range Warfare Testing Complexes, and is preparing to issue another permit for 11.7 millions marine mammals (32 Separate Species), to be decimated along the Northern, California, Oregon and Washington areas of the Pacific Ocean.

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Mass murder of Afghan infants by US, UK, NATO & Australia

16-08-2009 12:42

The "annual death rate" for Afghan infants is about 7%, this proving what an utter sham "democracy" is in Occupied Afghanistan and the war criminality of the US Alliance Occupiers, the US, the UK, NATO and Australia.

Would the Afghan parents and family members of these innocent victims willingly vote for puppets of the US Alliance mass murderers of Afghan children?

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Africa: U.S. Military Holds War Games on Nigeria, Somalia

16-08-2009 08:31

In May 2008, the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, hosted "Unified Quest 2008," the army's annual war games to test the American military's ability to deal with the kind of crises that it might face in the near future. "Unified Quest 2008" was especially noteworthy because it was the first time the war games included African scenarios as part of the Pentagon's plan to create a new military command for the continent: the Africa Command or Africom.

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Clinton Threatens War in Horn of Africa

16-08-2009 08:24

Secretary of State Clinton deployed language identical to George Bush's to justify U.S. military intervention in Somalia, and made bellicose threats against neighboring Eritrea.

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Afghan War: NATO Builds History's First Global Army

14-08-2009 19:02

Two months before the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of NATO's first-ever ground war the world is witness to a 21st Century armed conflict without end waged by the largest military coalition in history. Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater, much less the same country.

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Open Letter to the Presidents of the Union of South American Nations

14-08-2009 13:25

"Clearly, faced with the progressive and democratic advances in our continent, the U.S. Empire - which in the past one hundred years exercised its hegemony over the life of our republics - has launched a retrograde and anti-historic counteroffensive, with the aim of rolling back the union, sovereignty and democracy of our continent, and imposing the restoration of imperial domination in all spheres of life of our societies."

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Northwood Anti-War Vigil – weekly for three years

14-08-2009 00:41

Copyright (c) 2009 D. Viesnik
SIX Catholic Worker Farm residents and supporters gathered outside Northwood tube station in northwest London on Thursday afternoon (13 August, 2009) for their weekly anti-war vigil, which has continued for three years.

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Smashing dates for your diary

13-08-2009 18:47

Next week's noise demo will be a support demo for Elijah Smith, on remand in Lewes prison. He is due to be moved back to Bristol yet again shortly so come and show him some support!

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Kevin Rudd waters down anti-terror laws: Major win for Civil Liberties when a Hi

13-08-2009 06:09

Kevin Rudd waters down anti-terror laws: Major win for Civil Liberties when a HighCourt Writ is shoved up McClelland's ass !!

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Robert McClelland has moved to soften elements of Australia's counter-terrorism laws, barely a week after police raided a cell of suspected Somali and Lebanese extremists in Melbourne.,25197,25921975-601,00.html

Defending Habeas Corpus