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Counter Terror Expo Take Two: G4S Technology

05-01-2010 21:55

In the lead up to the Counter Terror Expo in April 2010, Corporate Watch is taking a closer look at the companies helping to create, and profiting from, the terror/security culture (see the previous article at The trade fair, which is taking place at Kensington Olympia in London, is an opportunity to make huge profits for any company that can link its products to Western governments' 'wars on terror'. Amongst the 250 exhibitors are several companies developing security systems using biometric technologies and increasingly oppressive surveillance systems, bidding for lucrative contracts to create state-of-the-art security systems, for both state agencies and private clients.

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Under 2 weeks to Smash EDO's J18: Remember Gaza

05-01-2010 21:37

With just under two weeks to go to Smash EDO's Remember Gaza mass event this is a short message to keep you all in the loop.

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Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010

05-01-2010 20:35

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’.”

In Oceania, truth and lies are indivisible. According to Obama, the American attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was authorised by the United Nations Security Council. There was no UN authority. He said the “the world” supported the invasion in the wake of 9/11 when, in truth, all but three of 37 countries surveyed by Gallup expressed overwhelming opposition.

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Aldermaston: training, lobbying, actioneering

05-01-2010 18:28

A brief update on current and forthcoming opportunities for campaigning against the next generation of British nuclear weapons - including lobbying, direct action and training.

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U.S. to subject foreign air travellers from 14 countries to full body search

05-01-2010 09:20

"The Transportation Security Administration is mandating that every individual flying into the U.S. from anywhere in the world traveling from or through nations that are state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening." (*)

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1st Anniversary Benefit for Bristol EDO Decommissioners

05-01-2010 00:45

Exactly 1 year on from the decommissioning of the EDI ITT arms factory in Brighton by 6 Bristol anti-militarists (see, supporters of the 6 combine to present a rip snorting fundraiser for the defendants campaign.

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Remember Gaza - Target Barclays - Smash EDO

04-01-2010 22:10

There has been a global call for action from the international Palestine solidarity movement for December 27th - January 18th, the anniversary of the Israeli massacre in Gaza, In the run up to Smash EDO's Remember Gaza mass demonstration on the 18th Jan why not target Barclays Bank, read on to find out why...

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Guardian Newspaper Fronts ‘Black Propaganda’ Against Iran

04-01-2010 10:18

On Thursday, 31 December 2009, a video was released through the UK’s Guardian Newspaper, claiming that “after a year-long investigation, GuardianFilms has exclusively uncovered the story of what happened to the five Britons kidnapped in Iraq on 29 May 2007, as the only survivor, Peter Moore, is released”.

Granted, this PR effort on behalf of the British Secret Intelligence Services, using Guardian Newspapers as a front, is a cut-above U.S. IntelCenter’s amateurish video releases of ‘Al-CIA-Duh’ agents.

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Northwest Airlines Christmas Day Flight: "Al Qaeda Made Me Do It!”

04-01-2010 08:14

There is no better story to confirm the existence of Al Qaida than having an alleged Muslim fundamentalist fumble his attempt to blow up a plane over US soil, then declare to the authorities that Al Qaida instructed him to do it.

As a result of this last Christmas terror incident our Nobel Prize president will continue to expand his low intensity wars in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, maybe Nigeria and for certain Iran to make us safer and to defeat the mythical Al Qaida.

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Lebanon: Rebellious rhymes against post-war misery

03-01-2010 11:25

MC Tamarrod
The hip-hop beats ringing through the muddy, unlit streets of the burnt-out Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared seem incongruous. But the rhymes are camp-grown - and courageous.

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Obituary - Frances Mary Blake

03-01-2010 10:18

Frances-Mary Blake 1939 - 2009
Reseacher and Writer on the Irish Civil War. Campaigner for British Withdrawal from Ireland. Supporter of Irish Political Prisoners and their families. Activist on Human Rights & Justice generally

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Smash EDO benefit roast today

03-01-2010 09:59

Come and raise some money for Smash EDO by having a lovely roast!

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Los Angeles police beat and detain British activist protesting new war in Yemen

03-01-2010 03:29

A British national from London (who wishes to not have his name revealed) was viciously beaten by LAPD while attempting a one-man protest against the recent escalating threat of a new US-British front for war in Yemen.

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2010: U.S. To Wage War Throughout The World

02-01-2010 13:06

U.S. Global Command and Control System (GCCS)
January 1 will usher in the last year of the first decade of a new millennium and ten consecutive years of the United States conducting war in the Greater Middle East.

American troops will continue to fan out to most all parts of the world. Everywhere, that is, except to their own nation's borders

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Iranian-American Columbia Prof. Kian Tajbaksh being tortured

01-01-2010 19:41

Dr. Kian Tajbaksh
His single crime for which he has been sentenced to over 15 years of imprisonment: "e-mailing videos of last summer's public demonstrations following the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."

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Remember Gaza 2010

01-01-2010 10:48

Market Square Message
A timely reminder of events unfolding last year, using a now familiar canvas. Happy New Year, those who are free, cherish it, freedom is not free...

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Happy 2010 from Obama (by Latuff)

31-12-2009 02:01

Happy 2010 from Obama!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Venezuela Says Colombia Planning Attack in Venezuelan Territory

30-12-2009 23:49

"Over the last several months, Venezuela has sent 15,000 troops to patrol the 2,000 kilometer-long border region and prepare to defend the national territory in the case of a potential attack.
New Colombian Base near Venezuelan Border
A week and a half ago, Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva announced the construction of a new “joint base” to be shared by police and military forces near the northern border with Venezuela, and the activation of a new fleet of hundreds of Blackhawk helicopters supplied by the U.S.
This Tuesday, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe declared, “I de-authorize any mention that indicates a retaliatory intention, or the intention of international warfare. This government does not permit it.”

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US' Next War Target: YEMEN

30-12-2009 17:43

Northern Yemen Tribes
Yemen is US' Next Target on War Against Terrorism ... Obama promised to crush Al-Qaeda in Yemen ... The US government announced its relentless commitments to crush terrorists in Yemen. Yesterday, Barack Obama promised ‘accelerated offensive’ against militants in Yemen by citing the example of a 23-year-old Nigerian who supposedly wanted to bomb a US bound airliner. The president of that North American country said he would commit ‘every element of national power’ to perform another mission in the Middle East, a region which holds huge oil and gas reserves. But many experts have questioned Washington's seemingly aggressive military drive into the Middle East as whether it is designed to destroy the Al-Qaeda militants or just making up excuses to boost military presence to control vital energy resources.

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Obama New Year's Eve (by Latuff)

30-12-2009 16:03

From Obama with love...
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.