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Honduras coup (by Latuff)

24-09-2009 01:20

Honduras coup
Honduran coup leaders are popularly known as "gorillas" and Roberto Micheletti as "Goriletti".

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Goriletti (by Latuff)

23-09-2009 16:49

Honduran coup leader Roberto Micheletti
Honduran coup leaders are popularly known as "gorillas" and Roberto Micheletti as "Goriletti".

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The One-Sided War on the Streets of Honduras

23-09-2009 13:53

“We will continue the struggle for democracy,” said Zelaya, as the crowd voiced their desire for a new constitution. “This time I won’t be caught napping,” joked Zelaya, referring to the episode on June 28, when the military accosted him in his pajamas.

Later, when the lights were cut, there were fears the authorities might storm the gates at any moment, and side arms were handed out to security guards. The lights soon returned courtesy of the compound’s generator (and gas supplied by La Resistencia). The expected attack didn’t come until dawn, when police launched tear gas shells into the courtyard, and forcibly occupied neighboring buildings."

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End torture in Western Sahara campaigners demand

22-09-2009 22:48

Western Sahara Campaigners mark International Peace Day with a demand for the immediate end to torture

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The President Has Returned: All Hell Breaks Loose in Honduras!

22-09-2009 16:52

"This is a textbook example of what we've referred to before as "dilemma actions." It puts the coup regime on the horns of a dilemma, in which it has no good options. It can leave Zelaya to put together his government again from the Brazilian embassy with the active support of so many sectors of Honduran civil society, or it can try to arrest the President, provoking a nonviolent insurrection from the people of the kind that has toppled many a regime throughout history. Minute by minute, hour by hour, and, soon, day by day, the coup regime is losing its grip. At some point it will have to choose either to unleash a terrible violent wave of state terrorism upon the country's own people - which will provoke all out insurrection in response (guaranteed by Article 3 of the Honduran Constitution) - or Micheletti and his Simian Council can start packing their bags and seeking asylum someplace like Panama."

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Free gigs in North East Wales for Peace Day

21-09-2009 22:40

Three free gigs have been held in North East Wales over the last three days to mark International Peace Day, which is today, 21 September.

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Obama and Vietghanistan (by Latuff)

21-09-2009 08:37

Obama and Afghanistan
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, originally produced for The Sovereign Newspaper, New York:

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peace not war - pass it on

21-09-2009 00:14

please pass on to peace movement peeps...

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Photos from Palestine stall in Edinburgh on Saturday 19th September 2009

20-09-2009 17:14

20 photos from a lively and well attended stall for Palestine in Edinburgh's Princes Street on Saturday 19th

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The Twilight of the Warlords

20-09-2009 12:35

The Afghan War: what is behind this madness?

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Obama: Bush was right that Iran’s ballistic missile program is a serious threat

19-09-2009 16:02

The Times, 18 September 2009
After 4 years of constant scare-mongering by the world’s leading nuclear powers over “Iran’s nuclear threat”, US President Obama reverts to Clinton administration’s “Iran’s ballistic threat” propaganda of the late 1990s.

In early October, these nuclear powers will hold the “much-anticipated” talks with Iran in Turkey; the neighbouring country that hosts the largest US nuclear arsenal outside the USA.

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Barclays cash machines sabotaged

16-09-2009 13:47

3 barclays cashpoints in Brighton were superglued last night

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Campaign Against Arms Trade Launches University Wiki

16-09-2009 12:13

CAAT launches new Universities Wiki to assist with campus campaigning.

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Last Tuesday's Protests Against DSEi Arms Fair

15-09-2009 20:38

Destroy the arms trade
s the DSEi arms fair opened at the ExCeL centre, several demonstrations against it took place in London. A couple of hundred people, many masked, took part in an autonomous action in the City of London, while CAAT organised demonstrations including one outside the UK Trade and Investment office in Victoria St. Dan Viesnik was also there as a part of his 100-hour famine at various key locations highlighting the suffering of victims of the arms trade. Pictures Copyright (C) 1999, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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US Military Mental Health Crisis

15-09-2009 18:39

In January 2009 more US troops committed suicide than were killed in action in Iraq & Afghanistan. In recent years suicide rates in the military have more than doubled, mental health entry standards for new recruits appear to have been lowered and the resulting problems are being medicated with a dangerous cocktail of psychotropic drugs despite manufacturers warning labels.

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UN Report Finds War Crimes In Operation Cast Lead

15-09-2009 16:55


Press Release


xxxxxxxxxx UN Fact Finding Mission finds strong evidence
of war crimes and crimes against humanity
committed during the Gaza conflict;
calls for end to impunity

15 September 2009

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Money talks in U.S. policy toward Honduran putsch regime

14-09-2009 17:10

"So, in effect, since the earliest days of the coup regime in Honduras, the U.S. has done little more than repackage and rebroadcast the same aid cuts to appease the media and to compliment its rhetorical position of being against the coup. But behind the scenes, the economic effect of the aid cuts has been little more than symbolic posturing."

"Henry Kissinger was brutally honest about the U.S. diplomatic reality in Latin America, when commenting decades ago on the government of democratically elected President Salvador Allende of Chile — who was overthrown in a 1973 U.S.-backed coup that led to Allende’s assassination and a subsequent reign of terror by the dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon

Under Secretary of State Clinton, that fundamentally anti-democratic foreign policy appears to continue to be the status quo for Latin America — absent a much more hands-on effort to change that course by the president of the United States.

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BT’s £59 Million Investment in Arms

13-09-2009 22:55

From Banking on Bloodshed
After Tuesday’s protest against investors in the arms trade, Felix Allen in the Evening Standard reported that:

"A witness at the BT building said: “They came running in and jumped over the security barriers, smashing glasses and telephones.

“Some of them went up to two floors above, having a look round and writing graffiti.

“It could have been really frightening but when they started shouting about BT being involved in the arms trade I knew that they didn’t know what they were going on about. Then they must have got bored and left.”

The Standard leaves it at that, but we thought you might be interested to know more about BT’s investments in the arms trade.

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Charlie Sheen Challenges President Obama to Re-Open 9/11 Investigations

13-09-2009 22:30

Sheen wants Obama's ear
Eight years on and in the aftermath of Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen's 9/11 challenge to President Barack Obama, journalists of the world's media conglomerates have been slow responders to follow the trail of evidence. Sheen posed numerous questions in a YouTube video directed at the President and claimed in a supporting document that the official 9/11 story was a cover-up that fitted an historical pattern of government scripted attacks as pretexts for war.

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Report and 4 photos from Palestine Solidarity stall

12-09-2009 22:38

4 photos from Palestine solidarity stall