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We must spread our ideas in the army

02-09-2009 23:31

Harsh times may lie ahead, prepare now

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Why Not Crippling Sanctions for Israel and the US?

02-09-2009 20:32

Iran is developing nuclear energy, which is its right as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran’s nuclear energy program is subject to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which consistently reports that its inspections find no diversion of enriched uranium to a weapons program.

The position taken by Israel, and by Israel’s puppet in Washington, is that Iran must not be allowed to have the rights as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty that every other signatory has, because Iran might divert enriched uranium to a weapons program.

In other words, Israel and the US defy international law by claiming the right to abrogate Iran’s right to develop nuclear energy.

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DSEi open meeting in Brighton on Friday

02-09-2009 19:45

As you may know by now the world's largest arms fair, DSEi, returns to London next week. If you are in Brighton and are thinking of coming up to DSEi, or just want to know more, why not come along to the Disarm DSEi public meeting?

It will be held this Friday (4th) at 5.30pm in the Cowley Club back building, 12 London Road, Brighton. All welcome.

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Sept 4 international mobilization: Latin America free of US bases & intervention

02-09-2009 07:28

4 September 2009 International Mobilization ON THE PATH TO PEACE, declaring Latin America as a ZONE OF PEACE, free of US military bases and intervention.

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NATO official: Iran could fire conventional or nuclear missiles into Europe

01-09-2009 18:31

Daily Telegraph, 2007

Echoing the six-month-long intensive propaganda campaign before invading Iraq in 2003, the leading members of the NATO Alliance (US, UK, Germany, France) and Israel are desperately trying to show Iran as a threat, without presenting a shred of evidence.

Now, an anonymous “NATO official” is claiming that Iran is posing a threat not only to Israel, but also to Europe. Even more astonishingly, after 4 years of constant scare-mongering over “Iran’s nuclear threat”, this official is reverting to Clinton administration’s “Iran’s ballistic threat” propaganda.

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Rethink Afghanistan - Security

01-09-2009 15:48

The sixth installment of Robert Greenwalds documentary 'Rethink Afghanistan' has just been released onto Youtube.

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Palestine Today 090109

01-09-2009 15:35

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Tuesday September 1st, 2009

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DSEi warm-up demo at EDO tomorrow

01-09-2009 13:12

The noise demo at EDO tomorrow (4-6) will have a DSEi theme in preparation for the London demos next week.

Monday September 7th - ITT are organising a conference at the QE2 conference centre for the delegates at the DSEi arms fair. We'll be there to make some noise from 9am.

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America's Tortured Past

31-08-2009 21:44

In his book, "A Question of Torture," McCoy explained how techniques were developed, refined, codified in manuals, used extensively in Southeast Asia, Central America, and now everywhere, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at secret black sites globally. A worldwide gulag exists with no oversight or legal compliance - on US bases, torture ships, and in prisons of complicit countries. Nothing is banned, including the most inhumanely harmful abuses.

In office, Obama abandoned his promise to continue America's sordid, tortured past in violation of the rule of law, ethical and moral standards, and everything he swore he'd change.

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Israeli Occupation Soldier Shoots Blindfolded, Handcuffed Palestinian Detainee

31-08-2009 20:29

The Israel Defense Forces officer accused of ordering a soldier under his command to shoot a bound and blindfolded Palestinian detainee failed his second polygraph test on Monday, after having passed the first test in a private institute last week. The results of Monday’s lie-detector test, held under the auspices of the military police, prove that Lieutenant colonel Omri Fruberg, commanding officer of IDF regiment 71, lied in his testimony, and suggest he did in fact give order to open fire at the Palestinian detainee.

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Palestine Today 083109

31-08-2009 17:20

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Monday August 31st.

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Reflections on Peaceful Protest and Constitutional Dialogue in San Pedro Sula, H

30-08-2009 22:09

"As a result, the political demand of the protest is simple: reinstate Zelaya as the legitimate president and permit the constitutional referendum."

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Support the Decommissioners Booklet

30-08-2009 20:28

A booklet titled 'If I had a Hammer' has been released in support of the EDO decommissioners.

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Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela

29-08-2009 16:02

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

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Inglorious Bastards (US)

29-08-2009 12:39

This machine kills children
In 2005 US marines were hit by a roadside bomb. The marines went on a crazed rampage and massacred 24 local civilians. The commanding officer Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani was the only person who was charged with any crime relating to the massacre and yesterday the charges against him were quietly dropped.

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Inglorious Bastards (UK)

29-08-2009 12:37

There is a damnable war-propaganda article in the Times today, an extract of a war-porn book called 'Desperate Glory: At War in Helmand with Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade'. Before I link to the article, I'll give a brief synopsis of the facts I can extract from it.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu: Threats to our existence must be nipped in the bud

29-08-2009 11:18

Israeli Prime Minister examines blueprints of the Auschwitz concentration camp
This week the leaders of Israel, UK, Germany and US launched yet another joint propaganda campaign against Iran. The aim is to get the UN Security Council to impose “crippling sanctions” on Iran, a step that would ultimately facilitate their next brutal invasion.

Actually, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it is possible for “the coalition of the willing” to impose these sanctions “even without a UN Security Council decision”.

Meanwhile, the 118 member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) (about two thirds of UN member states) have “reaffirmed the basic and inalienable right of all states to develop research, production and use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, without any discrimination and in conformity with their respective legal obligations”.

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AFRICOM: The Pentagon's First Direct Military Intervention In Africa

28-08-2009 10:23

While conducting wars, bombings, military interventions and invasions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and recently Southeastern Europe over the past half century, the Pentagon has left the African continent comparatively unscathed. That is going to change after the establishment of the United States Africa Command on October 1 of 2007 and its activation a year later.

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Climate Camp Mass Action Against Barclays - Friday 2:30pm

28-08-2009 01:40


From militarism, to environmental degradation to gentrification and the oppression of migrants - the banks finance the corporations responsible.

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Anti Arms Trade Campaigners Publish Map of UK Arms Dealers

28-08-2009 00:32

Disarm DSEi anti arms trade campaigners ( have released a map showing the locations of thousands of UK arms dealers and manufacturers.