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Killing them with kindness

21-02-2010 14:58

Poem based on actual recent news events from Afghanistan

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Apppeal to anti-war organizations to oppose the increasing threats against Iran

20-02-2010 20:32

A storm of developments is dramatically increasing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. In response, the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) is issuing this appeal to the anti-war movements in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries to raise the demands of “No war, no sanctions, no internal interference in Iran!”

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The End of Obama’s Vision of a Nuke-Free World

20-02-2010 17:58

To secure America, a president must have the courage to dismantle what, in the past, has been proclaimed as the foundation of our survival, but in reality presents us with the seeds of our destruction—nuclear weapons.

Back in April 2009, in a speech delivered in Prague, US President Barack Obama articulated his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Since that time, however, the Obama administration has offered very little of substance to push this vision forward.

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Syria: A Clenched US Fist Behind the Hand of Friendship

19-02-2010 18:43

Charles Hunter, Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus
The announcement by Washington today that it is appointing an ambassador to Syria – after an absence of five years – is being hailed in the western media as another example of the Obama administration’s “policy of engagement” for regional peace.

The seeming US hand of friendship towards Syria is more accurately understood as the further clenching of Washington’s fist towards Iran.

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1,000 Demonstrators Marked 5 Years of Protest in Bil'in by Dismantling the Wall

19-02-2010 18:32

One week following the victory forcing Israel to begin rerouting the path of the Wall (1), and under the shadow of an unprecedented wave of repression(2) against the popular struggle, over a thousand protesters took part in a demonstration at the west Bank village of Bil'in, marking five years of struggle there. At the height of the demonstration dozens of protesters stormed the Barrier, toppled some 40 meters of it and crossed to village's lands. Protesters also managed to take over a military post adjacent to the path of the Wall for a short time.

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Dissident Island Radio tonight!!

19-02-2010 16:57

mmmmmm.... five more minutes
Captain of the Rant // Aldermaston Big Blockade // FAU Berlin // Calais Hangar // Colonel Gaddafi

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No ID, No Freedom. People sent home Without ID

19-02-2010 15:01

Police in Wakefield checked 900 ID card, anyone found out in public with NO ID was ordered to go home and not use the streets of Wakefield

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Gaza Protests: Harsh Sentences Likely To Deter Lawful Protest

18-02-2010 22:52

outside the embassy
Harsh sentences delivered
On Friday morning last week the waiting room inside Isleworth Crown Court started to fill with some of the protesters who had taken part in the London-Gaza protests in January last year. They were there to be sentenced for their role in those protests. The defendants had all pleaded guilty to charges of violent disorder, some because of pressure from their lawyers, others as part of a plea bargain and in fear of a heavier sentence if they stuck to their original "not guilty" pleas. Also present were family members and friends who had come to lend their moral support. The atmosphere was one of tense, nervous anticipation. Most of the defendants had been told that they could expect to be sentenced to community service, which is what the author of the pre-sentence reports had recommended. Others expected a custodial sentence but, in light of their early "guilty" plea and other mitigating factors in their favour, a relatively short one.

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Heckler and Koch successfully shutdown

18-02-2010 11:36

Giving up selling guns for lent?
Protestors Occupy the Roof and Lock Themselves to the Gates of the Nottingham Offices of Heckler and Koch

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Aldermaston Big Blockade 2010

17-02-2010 14:22

Blockaders 'Locked-On' at the Main Gate (In)
Anti-nuclear and peace activists from CND, Trident Ploughshares and other groups descended upon the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, on Monday to protest against the replacement of the UK Trident nuclear system and increasing nuclear weapons manufacturing.

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US army chief: We're obliged to make sure that the Holocaust never happens again

16-02-2010 22:25

US army chief Mullen and Israeli army chief Ashkenazi visit the Holocaust museum
In the name of preventing another Holocaust, the war-criminal-in-chief threatens war against a country that has never waged any war of aggression.

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Your sporadic Smash EDO update

16-02-2010 16:31

Upcoming Smash EDO events.

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Life in the Buffer Zone

16-02-2010 14:06

The Israelis call it the “buffer zone.” Gazan NGOs often call it the “hot zone.” But to the Palestinians who live near this wide swath of land alongside the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, it is fertile land where their children played and they made a decent living by raising wheat and olives. That is, until Israel declared it off limits.

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Questionmarc takes on H&K

15-02-2010 19:06

Nottingham-based graffiti artist and troublemaker Questionmarc is probably most famous for pasting up "urinate here" signs all over Nottingham city centre. Now she/he has turned her/his attention to local dealers in death Heckler & Koch and plastered the city with posters designed to act "as a subliminal awareness raiser that the corrupt firm continue to operate from our city."

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Worldwide: war is illegal action

15-02-2010 10:47

War is illegal
Spread the word! The US military/corporate empire is destined to crumble. Come be part of a historic action!

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PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds blockade nuclear bomb factory

15-02-2010 10:01

Blockading at the main gate
Campaigners call for disarmament of Trident and abolition of nuclear weapons
An estimated eight hundred campaigners from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and a number of other countries have joined a blockade of every gate of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston, Berkshire, England. [1] The blockade started at 7am.

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More civilian deaths as US launches offensive in southern Afghanistan

15-02-2010 09:11

In what is likely to be the first of many such atrocities, two US military rockets slammed into a house near Marjah, the target of the current offensive, killing 12 people. US military authorities admitted that the victims were innocent civilians sheltering in their own home, as they had been advised to do by US and NATO officials.

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NATO's Secret Transatlantic Bond: Nuclear Weapons In Europe

15-02-2010 03:07

"Each non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to receive the transfer from any transferor whatsoever of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or of control over such weapons or explosive devices directly, or indirectly; not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices; and not to seek or receive any assistance in the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices." [13]

The Time piece of December 2, then, points out that the continued presence of U.S. nuclear warheads in Europe is "more than an anachronism or historical oddity. They [the weapons] are a violation of the spirit of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)...."

"Because 'nuclear burden-sharing,' as the dispersion of B61s in Europe is called, was set up before the NPT came into force, it is technically legal. But as signatories to the NPT, the four European countries and the U.S. have pledged 'not to receive the transfer...of nuclear weapons or control over such weapons directly, or indirectly.' That, of course, is precisely what the long-standing NATO arrangement entails."

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Obama Radically Advances The Great American Tradition Of Committing Mass Murder

13-02-2010 17:29

By unleashing this new generation of American, Canadian and British etc. mass murderers on the town of Marjah in Helmand province in Afghanistan, Barrack Obama continues to prove that he is just as much a tool of Yankee Imperialism as was George W. Bush.