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SMASH EDO: Petition and week of events

12-09-2009 18:29

After a rare week off from the noise demos to focus on the DSEi arms fair Smash EDO will be back outside EDO as usual for weekly noise demos on Wednesday between 4 and 6pm. Come along!

In the meantime, there has been a petition set up for the Foreign Office demo to demand an end to arms exports to Israel. Please support the decommissioners' actions by signing it and circulate widely. To add your signature go to

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The drumbeat of fear mongering propaganda continues: What are State and the Pen

12-09-2009 15:36

"He and Jorge Noguera met with Venezuelan military personal. I don't know if these meetings took place here in Colombia or in Venezuela, but I know they took place," Garcia revealed.
In response to the question; do you think the plot you are talking about was initiated by Jorge Noguera and the minister Londoño? Garcia responded, "No, I don't think it was. They were sought after, above all Londoño, was sought after by Venezuelan opposition sectors."
"Over there [in Venezuela] there was an opposition alliance; I think it was called the Democratic Bloc, that had made alliances with factions of the [AUC] in order to conspire against the government of President Chavez."

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When the "Big Lie" becomes the "Truth" - The Global Research Reader on 9/11

11-09-2009 20:11

Provided below is a selection of essential reading published by Global
Research in the course of the last few years.

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Disarm DSEi Pix - Hilton Hotel

11-09-2009 07:51

Disarm DSEi and other anti-arms trade protesters outside London's Hilton Hotel

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Pre-Hilton Actions For DSEi

11-09-2009 07:18

Protesters decide to hit the hotels early and wake up delegates for the DSEi conference and an small group hits AVIVA.

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Candle lit vigil for Oxford Six

10-09-2009 19:15

Six floating candles were set adrift this week in a symbolic act of solidarity with the six students from Western Sahara who were arrested and beaten last month after protesting when the Moroccan authorites refused to allow them to travel to a peace conference in England. Although released, the Oxford Six remain in danger and two of them have subsequently be picked up and tortured by police.

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DSEi Arms Fair Exhibitor and SHAC Protests in Cambridge

10-09-2009 18:24

Protesters At Mott MacDonald
Arms trade and animal rights protests in Cambridge

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NATO Welcoming Committee website live - Nov 13th day of action

09-09-2009 21:55

day of action banner
In November the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will meet in Edinburgh. As
anti-militarists we aim to shut it down.

We are calling for a mass demo to try and shut down NATO on Friday the
13th of November, the first day of the assembly.

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Disarm DSEi 2009 timeline

09-09-2009 16:44

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On September 8th 2009, protesters gathered in the City of London to demonstrate against the DSEi arms fair taking place in the Excel Centre in East London. Last Hours was using mobile updates to document the event.

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Merchants of Death Free Walking Tour

09-09-2009 16:37

A brief report on the Merchants of Death Guided Tour the London arm of Campaign Against the Arms Trade carried out today.

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DSEi Day 2 and Disarm goes to ExCEL

09-09-2009 16:36

Today being the second day of DSEi, a group of about 20 had arranged to meet up and head for the ExCEL Centre. FIT were down the road from LARC and more turned up at Freedom, so no element of surprise was possible. We met up in a local park, and set off, attracting an ever larger gaggle of cops on the way to Tower Gateway, with more joining the throng at the station. By the time we got onto the train, there were almost as many cops as protestors. Arriving at Custom House DLR, one member of the group was pulled aside for a search under Section 1 for drugs. The rest of the group were escorted up the stairs to a walkway overlooking the centre and platform, where the sound system was switched on, banners put up and delegates generally abused using a powerful megaphone. The glass on the side of the walkway proved very effective for banging on as delegates gathered on the platform below.

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Catholic Workers Arrested at DSEi Arms Fair for Pouring Red Paint

09-09-2009 14:07

Wednesday 9th September 2009 DSEi (1) Arms Fair, ExCEL Centre, Docklands, London.
London Catholic Workers Katrina Alton and Martin Newell poured red paint on to a sign advertising the DSEi Arms Fair [this morning at 8.30am]. The red paint represents the blood of the victims of the arms fair, on [the walkway which is the main pedestrian entrance to the arms fair by Custom House DLR station].

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Disarm DSEi press release: Corporate Investors Attacked at Anti Arms Trade Action

09-09-2009 00:28

Windows were smashed and paint bombs thrown as hundreds of anti arms protesters descended on The City to voice their anger against the investors in the arms trade.

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Smash EDO Weekly nose demo cancelled due to DSEi

08-09-2009 23:50

Smash EDO have a week off!

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Pix from Disarm DSEi protests London

08-09-2009 22:49

Tuesday 8th September, London, and the Disarm DSEi protests begin with a tour of the "attractions" in the city.

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World War Two: Good war or imperialist slaughter?

08-09-2009 19:45

The Second World War, was supposed to be a ‘good war’, perhaps the only ‘good war’ of the last hundred years. This has been used again and again to justify the present social order. This idea of the ‘good war’ serves to reinforce the idea that, when it comes down to it, we must all rally together to defend democracy when it is threatened by something ‘much worse’...