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multimultimultinational bid to take over the earth centre ????

13-01-2010 00:32

As you may be aware a campaign has been running to revive the Earth Centre in Doncaster as a community space and environment skill centre. In the last few days it has come to our attention that a very curious collection of multinationals partner a company (RTTG) Rapid Technology Transfer Group that has along with DMBC have been privately making plans for the future of the site. They dont seem to have a website yet.....

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The Anatomy OF US's Defeat IN Afghanistan

12-01-2010 19:14

The article discusses the reasons for US's defeat in Afghanistan

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Northwest Bomb Plot 'Oddities'

12-01-2010 16:40

The goal is Yemeni oil. Hence the reason for the destabilization and the purported need for the US to stop al-Qaeda (literally, 'the database'). The Yemeni national security chief has declared that the country is receiving assistance from the US in the crackdown on what he called 'al-Qaeda operatives' in southern Yemen (Press TV). Translation: US corporaterrorists want Yemen's oil and they want it NOW.

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Section 44 Overturned in European Court of Human Rights

12-01-2010 12:01

This morning, it has been announced that Kevin Gillan and Pennie Quinton have won their case against the Metropolital Police over being stopped and searched under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in the European Court of Human Rights.

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Cambridge Remember Gaza Vigil

11-01-2010 16:47

Cambridge Stop the War Coalition and Palestinian Solidarity
Campaign to hold vigil to oppose the continuing suffering of the Palestinian people.

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2010 - 4.5 million dead in Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide

11-01-2010 15:35

As we enter the 2010s the deaths from the Afghanistan War include 4.5 million violent and non-violent excess deaths of Indigenous Afghans since 2001.

The carnage of Obama's Afghan War, Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide is already comparable to that of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust.

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Mediablackout: Were Afghan Children Executed by US-led Forces?

11-01-2010 13:56

Ignoring or downplaying Western crimes is a standard feature of the corporate Western media. On rare occasions when a broadcaster or newspaper breaks ranks and reports ‘our’ crimes honestly, it is instructive to observe the response from the rest of the media. Do they follow suit, perhaps digging deeper for details, devoting space to profiles of the victims and interviews with grieving relatives, humanising all concerned? Do they put the crimes in perspective as the inevitable consequence of rapacious Western power? Or do they look away?

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15-17 Jan, N'ham: Still time to book your place at the PN Winter Gathering

11-01-2010 12:14

There's still time to book a place at this month's Peace News Winter Gathering in Nottingham (15 - 17 January):

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BAE forced to drop charity link

11-01-2010 11:21

BAE workers helping the troops
BAE has been forced by campaigners to sever its link with Sue Ryder Care.

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Islam4UK and the Silence of the Left

10-01-2010 20:12

An open letter to the radical left regarding Islam4UK

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Who Would Benefit Politically from a Terrorist Incident on American Soil?

09-01-2010 20:25

"That doesn't square" Ranstorp elaborated, "because the American Department for Homeland Security has pretty stringent data-mining capability. I don't understand how he had a valid visa if he was known on the terror watch list."

Good question, Dr. Ranstorp. Perhaps because someone wanted him on that plane. The question is, who?

One would have thought, given the "special treatment" afforded antiwar activists by TSA at airports, that a warning about Abdul Mutallab's possible involvement with terrorists, by his own father no less, a former top official in a government friendly to Washington, numerous NSA intercepts, a CIA dossier and MI5 reports would have raised at least one red flag!

In the suspect's case, there were so many red flags flying you'd have thought the Red Army was parading through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport!

Then again, perhaps Abdul Mutallab was on that plane because, as journalist Daniel Hopsicker was told by a former aviation executive during his investigation of the 9/11 attacks: "Sometimes when things don't make business sense ... its because they do make sense...just in some other way."

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Cambridge Anti-Militarist Film Night

08-01-2010 16:15

Cambridge Anarchists will be showing the film "On the Verge" about Smash EDO on Sunday 10th Jan. at the Cafe Project, Jesus Lane.

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U.S. - Venezuelan Relations: Imperialism and Revolution

08-01-2010 12:45

"The relation between past imperial successes in securing harmonious hegemonic collaborating rulers in the 1990’s and the profound political changes resulting from the crises of and breakdown of neo-liberalism, led Washington to totally misread the new realities. The resulting policy failures (for example Latin America’s rejection of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) and isolation and defeat of US policy toward Venezuela, Cuba and Honduras reflects what we conceptualize as “romantic reaction”, a failure of political realism: nostalgia for the imperial “golden age” of hegemony and pillage of the 1990’s. The repeated failure by both the Bush and Obama regime to recognize regime changes, ideological shifts and the new development models and trade patterns has lead to mindless threats and diplomatic incapacity to develop any new bridges to the centrist regimes in the key countries of South America, especially toward Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay).
The gap between past (1975 – 2000) dominance and present declining hegemony, in Latin America establishes the parameters for understanding US-Venezuelan relations and in particular the ten years of political confrontation and the incapacity of Washington to restore its client elites to power, despite repeated efforts. Likewise despite Venezuela’s dependence on single product exports (petrol) and bureaucratic inefficiencies and corruption, its external policies have gotten around selected US boycotts and hostile diplomatic moves, while expanding regional ties and forging new trade and investment networks."

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Viva Palestine convoy - George Galloway deported from Egypt

08-01-2010 10:31

The Respect party member was apparently trying to enter Gaza with a humanitarian convoy.

According to the 'Viva Palestine' spokeswoman, the convoy had been arrested at the Rafah crossing point - plain clothed officers identified Galloway and police bundled him into a vehicle and drove off before putting him on a plane back to London.

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Never Mind the Facts, let’s have a war...

08-01-2010 09:54

Sunday Times, 13 July 2008
A missile test-fired by Iran last week was reported on the BBC World Service as being “capable of striking Israel”. The choice of words was not unusual. The well-worn phrase is so reliably heard in these news bulletins that its use betrays a coded script.

The not-too subliminal implications are that Iran is: a) a hostile state; b) doing something illegal in test-firing a long-range missile; and c) gearing up to deliver on its alleged threat to wipe out the state of Israel.

This is a propaganda system at work: the choice of words and framework of logic designed to condition people into accepting certain options. In this case, the pre-determined option is a unilateral military strike on Iran either by the US or Israel.

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Police in Turkey attacks people who opposes US military bases

07-01-2010 20:25

Police in Turkey attacks people who opposes US military bases
Urgent action needed . Please send protest messages to officials

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Gaza, Play, Blood and Sand

07-01-2010 16:51

Gaza visit - sand stories and lots of play

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America’s Terror

07-01-2010 09:26

The U.S. assigns to itself the right to slaughter civilians and children wherever it chooses on the planet, yet howls in outrage when its protégés on the other side assert the same murderous privileges. “In the same week that Americans wrung their hands over Mutallab’s holiday season threat, soldiers from their country murdered Afghan children.”

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Sample email and phone statement for Egyptian Embassy and MPs

06-01-2010 13:00

Here is a sample telephone statement to say when you call the egyptian embassy. The egyptian embassy has stated they have received many calls and emails. I asked approximately how many calls and emails they've received this morning. he sounded fed up and said he can't disclose except saying they've received "a lot". I read the statement and as soon as he heard the words viva palestina he put the phone down, but never hung up, he walked away from the phone. I could hear talking and phones ringing in the background. After 20 seconds he returned back to the phone, and I continued reading my statement he sounded now really annoyed probably having expected me to hang up. After reading my statement I asked him how my raised concerns would be next processed, he said he had no power and that he said if you email it would forwarded to the relevant authority who would do something about it.

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Profiting From the Occupation: An Open Letter to Fyffes

06-01-2010 09:54

The Christmas period is one of the busiest times of the year for date importers. Tonnes of dates are imported into the UK from illegal Israeli agricultural settlements on Palestinian land. Campaigners have been focusing on Israeli companies, such as Carmel Agrexco, importing these dates into the UK but little is known about Fyffes, a transnational company that has also sourced dates from Israeli settlements.