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DSEi City demo visits Arms Trade investors as police keep a low profile

08-09-2009 14:53

Despite Disarm DSEi's refusal to negotiate with the police, the planned demo visited a number of investors in the Arms Trade. Protestors arriving at the meetup were surprised to find a very small police presence, and a noticeable lack of FIT teams and police cameras.

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Grilliband - your chance to ask about vestas, e.on, nukes, and that bloody grin

08-09-2009 11:45

Does my grin look big in this?
Guardian Repost + commentary: "Live Q&A: David Miliband on the Copenhagen summit
In the first of a series of web chats on Copenhagen with government ministers, David Miliband replies to your questions". OK, so it's MSM hosted, but no reason not to take the opp. to take this grinning buffoon to task, eh?

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Western Sahara campaigners meet Foreign Office officials

08-09-2009 09:06

A group of campaigners went to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deliver a letter to David Miliband to demand that the UK government takes swift action to secure the safety of the Oxford Six students. The students were arrested and beaten by Moroccan police whilst on their way to a British Council-sponsored peace workshop.

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Sri-Lankan Army massacred civilians in bunkers - medical worker

08-09-2009 08:39

A medical worker who came out of Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal during the last days of the war on the NE Sri Lankan coast last May reveals shocking evidence which had so far only been rumoured.....meanwhile, conditions in Sri Lanka’s militarised internment camps continue where over 250,000 civilians remain in captivity, what critics have called “the world’s biggest open air prison”.

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Meeting and greeting the Arms dealers

08-09-2009 06:50

Monday morning, and with ITT sponsoring a pre-DSEi conference at the QE2 Conference Centre in Victoria, a meet and greet event was organised for 8 in the morning. Arriving about 20 minutes early, the first sight to greet the eyes is 3 police vans and a sea of yellow jackets clustered around the entrance door. As I get closer, I see that someone must have got there much earlier, as the central glass panel is redecorated with an antiwar slogan. Railings are being erected around the site, and as I draw closer I am approached by a copper who calls me by a name that is definitely not mine. He informs me that someone has applied for permission to demonstrate, and that they have provided a designated protest area to facilitate our right to protest. I point out that I am nothing to do with the application, and that I would not be joining anyone who had applied for state permission to exercise the right to protest. He then proceeds to threaten me with a SOCPA arrest if I don't enter the pen.

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Post DSEi Action Debrief and future action planning

07-09-2009 23:13

LARC, Fieldgate Street (nearest tube Whitechapel), 7pm

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Letter delivered to Gordon Brown on Western Sahara

07-09-2009 22:50

To mark the 18th anniversary of the UN ceasefire in Western Sahara, a delegation of campaigners and MP’s will today visit Downing Street to call on Britain to use her role within the UN Security Council to help enforce the terms of the ceasefire agreement and resolve the 34 year Western Sahara conflict. Versions of the letter were sent to the governments of all UN Security Council permanent members.

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Flashmob die in at 4th plinth

07-09-2009 21:41

Trafalgar Squares 4th plinth was focus of protest against arms trade today

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The U.S. invades and occupies Pakistan: A Pakistani viewpoint

07-09-2009 19:30

We are watching it happen in the streets. The recurring nightmare has become a grim, new reality for the people of Pakistan. After watching the horrors of the U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and neighboring Afghanistan for 8 years, the "war on terror" has finally arrived in The Land of the Pure. Obama is fulfilling his campaign promise to Pakistan.

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Christian Peace Activist Arrested at War Planning Conference

07-09-2009 15:20

Chris Cole, peace activist, was arrested this morning following a protest at the UK Defence Conference held QE Conference Centre in London. Cole spray painted anti-arms trade messages and poured red blood outside the centre. He has been charged with £2,000 work of criminal damage and bailed to appear at Horseferry Magistrates Court on 17th September.

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ITT Supports Sabotage, Direct Action, and CIA/Blackwater Death Squads

07-09-2009 09:39

Between 2000 and 2008 ITT was awarded support contracts with US Special Operations Command worth $147,167,316.00

By working for SOCOM, ITT shows its support for their mission of overseeing the United States Special Forces involved in clandestine and covert actions including top secret CIA assassination missions illegal under international law.

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In the wake of the Afghan Election: NATO Intensifies Military Deployments, Carna

07-09-2009 09:10

In Afghanistan, the U.S. is waging its longest war since that in Vietnam and NATO is fighting its first ground war.

Not, never, willing to acknowledge that the Afghan war is in fact a war, Washington and Brussels from the NATO summit in April until now have attempted to justify their troop buildups in South Asia as motivated primarily by insuring that the second presidential election in Afghanistan since the joint U.S.-NATO invasion of 2001 proceeded uninterrupted. A ruthless counterinsurgency and bombing campaign was thus portrayed as another war for democracy.

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"He's not a good Monarch. He's a very naughty boy!"

06-09-2009 23:37

Monty Python, Terry Jones, joins signatories in call for action on Western Sahara

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18th anniversary of Western Sahara ceasefire marked in Downing Street

06-09-2009 23:26

Campaigners in London visit Downing Street whilst campaigners in Western Sahara beaten in prison

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EDO MBM Component Used To Commit Another NATO War Crime

06-09-2009 22:06

Germany's worst atrocity since WW2 used EDO MBM components made in Brighton.

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Vigil at arms industry conference to kick off 5-day fast for arms trade victims

06-09-2009 20:32

At the same time as Disarm DSEi and others hold a noise demo outside the pre-DSEi arms industry conference at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on Monday (7 September, from 8am), I will be there (with others hopefully) commencing my five-day "famine" and series of vigils for the victims - both direct and indirect - of the arms trade.

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GET ACTIVE - Lobby about the Oxford Six

06-09-2009 19:32

The arrest and beating of the Western Saharan students sponsored by the British Council to travel to the UK for a peace conference is an outrage that our government must take some responsibility for. We ask you to appeal to David Miliband and Ivan Lewis as well as your local MP's to petition the Moroccan government to safeguard the security of these you peace campaigners.

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Holding the Police to Account at DSEi

06-09-2009 18:20

After the policing of the Climate Camp, many people are curious about how DSEi will be policed this year.