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Pianeta di Amore Planet of Love Planeta lásky 愛的行星 Planeet van Liefde Planet of

08-02-2010 02:24

Flag to plant on the Planet of Love
Radical performative global action: how 'bout a hug?

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Afghan proverb (by Latuff)

07-02-2010 20:38

We have the TIME!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Police watch as violence used against Cargoflora blockaders

07-02-2010 10:00

This morning boycott Israel campaigners blockaded the gates of Cargoflora and Carmel Agrexco in Hayes, Middlesex.

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Carmel Agrexco and Cargoflora blockaded over Imports of Israeli Flowers

07-02-2010 09:48

Carmel Agrexco and Cargoflora's depots in Hayes Middlesex have been blockaded early this morning. Cargoflora's gates have been blocked by campaigners using D-Locks and superglue while the Agrexco blockaders have used panels of 'Hares' fencing.

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West Bank Protests Video Round-Up

06-02-2010 11:42

Local and international activists braved foul weather conditions to demonstrate in villages up and down the West Bank yesterday. As further evidence of the popular struggle’s growing power, each protest went ahead as planned. Here’s a video round-up of what happened.

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pixies attack EDO again

05-02-2010 12:17

paint attack in the night

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Hard lesson for Obama (by Latuff)

05-02-2010 02:03

Hard lesson for Obama
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Blackstones police manual defines "extremism"

04-02-2010 14:20

Well.....Blackstones police handbook 2009 and Blackstone's 2009 Counter-Terrorism handbook both Oxford University Press, make interesting reading. It appears that we are all far too extreme for our own good. Read page 131-137 for laughs or groans of frustration.

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Solidarity with anarchist prisoner in Turkey

04-02-2010 00:24

A solidarity call with Volkan Sevinc -anarchist prisoner- who is imprisoned after a demonstration to support a conscientious objector.

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Was Boycotting Apartheid South Africa Anti-White?

03-02-2010 12:02

The background
Five SPSC members interrupted a concert by the Israeli musicians and sponsored cultural ambassadors of the State of Israel, the Jerusalem Quartet, during their Aug 2008 Edinburgh Festival performance at the Queen’s Hall.

After being removed by private security guards, they were subsequently arrested, detained in Police cells, and later charged with “breach of the peace”.

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Good Morning America: US Public Wakes up to the Destructive Nature of Capitalism

02-02-2010 23:30

As 20 million Americans struggle with unemployment and 40 million depend on food stamps, President Obama’s exhortation for “America to make painful choices” and to “live within its means”, must sound rather sickening. The president’s budget announcement calls for “austerity” in “discretionary spending” such as education and healthcare, but this frugality is not extended to the American military.

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The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti: Now we know

02-02-2010 19:17

"A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing.[17] With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, -- the poorest nation in the Americas -- would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause.

According to Marguerite Laurent ('Ezili Dantò') of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation."

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Mossadegh and Ahmadinejad: Iran faces almost the same dilemma as 1953

02-02-2010 14:47

[1] Time magazine, 25 September 2006 - [2] Time magazine, 4 June 1951
There is a stark similarity between some aspects of the political atmosphere dominant over Iran today and those under Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh right before the U.S.-led coup of 1953 that resulted in the overthrow of the legitimate government of Iran and the establishment of a U.S.-puppet government of the Shah.

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Warning & prompt for action against the Chagos Conservation Trust

02-02-2010 00:25

This is serious: environmental issues are being shamelessly manipulated by vested government and military (UK/US) interests to undermine the entire ethical position of the global environmental movement. See below for links:

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Protest against Blair at Chilcot Inquiry - Photos

01-02-2010 15:08

All these police under investigation
Protesters kept up a day-long protest outside the QEII confrerence centre while Tony Blair was performing at the inquiry. Photographs Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States.

01-02-2010 14:38

"The U.S. government is an immoral enterprise -- engaged in imperial wars, propping up corrupt bankers and supersized corporations, crushing small businessmen, plundering the tax-base for corporate welfare, snooping on the private lives of citizens -- and we want no more part of it. The gods of the empire, are not the gods of Vermont."

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Eight Children Hospitalised in Nabi Saleh Siege

01-02-2010 09:07

Around twenty residents of Nabi Salah village were injured during Friday’s demonstration, directed mainly at the Hallamish settlement which occupies the village’s farmland and primary water source. Most of those injured were children not participating in the protest, tear gassed and fired upon with rubber bullets as they sheltered in a nearby house.

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US military's Haiti "relief" ops: A Rehearsal For Troop Deployment in L. America

31-01-2010 21:57

USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility
The American commandeering of the airport at Port au Prince and de facto seizure of sovereignty over Haiti looked exactly like an invasion and occupation – except that Haiti had already been invaded in 2004 by the U.S., which then turned over occupational duties to its servants in the United Nations. To speak of a U.S. “invasion” of Haiti is getting a little bit redundant. The Americans never left, and they and their flunkies walk all over Haiti like an old rug.

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Importance of including truth emergency in the progressive media reform movement

30-01-2010 21:22

Almost 1,000 scientific professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, and physics have now concluded that the official explanation for the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings is implausible according to laws of physics.

This conclusion should be a part of our political discourse given how much of the policy in the past eight years has been based on assumptions about 9/11.

In a free society, this type of inquiry would be a matter of civic principle, not national ridicule, which it what it has largely been when it has not been totally ignored by corporate media.

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York Calls for Debt Cancellation for Haiti

30-01-2010 17:44

Around 30 York residents assembled at the city's Parliament Street Fountain, on the busy "Residents Weekend", to call for Haiti's debt to be cancelled and to denounce the imperialism and distaster-capitalism that have marred aid efforts so far, and threaten Haiti with centuries more suffering. Over a hundred passers by signed petitions, and the protest received local media coverage, raising the need for long-term politicaland systemic chance alongside the excellent short-term aid donations that have marked a public outpouring of concern.