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A glimmer of hope for the London-Gaza protesters

30-03-2010 12:18

All charges were dropped against 24 year old protester Jake Smith yesterday in Isleworth Crown Court after it emerged that the police had withheld crucial CCTV footage which could have exonerated him at a much earlier stage. The prosecution held onto the footage for 14 months and only released an extra seven and a half hours worth of video evidence to his legal team the day before his trial was due to take place, hidden amongst which were a few vital seconds of exculpatory evidence. Jake had been charged with two counts of violent disorder which included moving a police barricade during the protests, but what the withheld footage has now revealed was him being hit repeatedly by the police with their batons and shields and then him falling to the ground only 37 seconds before he moved the barrier, which he said he did for his own protection.

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Smash EDO in Tel Aviv!

29-03-2010 21:07

Sunday the 28th of March saw the campaign entering the belly of the beast as two Smash EDOers held a public meeting with Israeli anti occupation activists in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Support Ka'abne School against Demolition by the Israeli Military

29-03-2010 20:20

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Global Boycott Divestment Sanctions Day Action

29-03-2010 19:46

We will be leafletting outside Tesco's on the Cowley Road from 5 to 7pm Tuesday 30th March against the continued stealing of goods by Israel from illegally occupied Palestinian Land.

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The Buds of Peace? An Interview with Workers from Tulkarem Industrial Zone

28-03-2010 21:43

The Nitzanei Shalom settlement industrial zone was built on the land of the West Bank town of Tulkarem in the early eighties. The land was confiscated by order of the Israeli military. The name means 'the ‘buds of peace’. Presently the zone houses eight factories owned by Israelis but worked in by Palestinians. The zone has been accused of causing a deterioration in health for the nearby residents of Tulkarem, unsafe working conditions and underpaying workers.

Corporate Watch interviewed several workers from the Solor and Yamit factories:

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Pickets against Ahava build momentum

28-03-2010 21:12

ISM London joined Palestine solidarity activists descending on central London today for the second of an ongoing series of demonstrations against the Ahava cosmetics store. The Israeli company specialises in Dead Sea products made in the illegal West Bank settlement of Mitzpe Shalem.

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Miliband is lying about Iran's nuclear program

28-03-2010 19:33

UK Foreign Minister David Miliband before the Iraq Inquiry, 8 March 2010
UK Foreign Minister David Milliband has an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune calling for sanctions on Iran that hits all the usual talking points: that Iran is going nuclear, that a nuclear-armed Iran would cause proliferation in the region, that Israel sees Iran as an existential threat would "act in self-defense" against Iran, and that Iran has failed to "come clean" on its nuclear progam. All of these points are of course entirely false.

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Dissident Island Radio - check out the show!

28-03-2010 15:20

...featuring an exclusive interview with one of the Belgrade 6, how to make your own alcohol, Campaign Against the Arms Trade and much more...

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NATO Chief: Weapons of Mass Destruction threat is real and growing

28-03-2010 14:37

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen speaking at the Brussels Forum, 27 March 2010
“The threat of Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction” was the key argument of the relentless Anglo-American propaganda campaign in the run up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Seven years later, the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) points the finger at the next target by declaring that the threat of proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction “has remained largely abstract” until now, but it is “real and growing”.

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Media Disinformation regarding America’s Afghan War

28-03-2010 10:24

"For its part, the occupation forces’ ISAF Joint Command issued an “operational update” mentioning that on the night of March 24/25th its forces had searched a compound outside Zerah Ghar, Tere Zayi district of Khost Province and captured “two Taliban sub-commanders” as well as “several other insurgents,” lots of ammunition and money.[18] The official communiqué concluded with the usual, “no shots were fired, and no Afghan civilians were harmed during these operations.” But a day later, when the two civilian deaths in Chergotah could no longer be concealed, NATO published the usual promise of an investigation and the “our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible accident and their families.”

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UK KFA Statement on US imperialism's Germ Warfare in Korea

27-03-2010 09:15

New evidence has come to light confirming the DPRK's case that the US used biological
weapons during the 1950-1953 war

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UK Company Exporting from Jordan Valley Settlements

26-03-2010 05:30

Illegal settlement trading: another company exposed.

For picture evidence, visit

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UN Human Rights Council adopts 5 resolutions against Israel

26-03-2010 01:03

Israeli ambassador gestures during the UN Human Rights Council session on 24 Mar
The UN Human Rights Council has roundly condemned Israel in resolutions tabled under the agenda item 7, “Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories”. Five resolutions have been adopted against Israel, amounting to the greatest number of condemnatory resolutions on a single country.

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Our right to protest: Support the London-Gaza Protesters at court, Fri. 26 March

24-03-2010 15:49

Many thousands of us came out to demonstrate against Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza in January 2009.

Following these protests in front of the Israeli Embassy in London, 119 young people were arrested. They were predominantly Muslim and aged between 16-19 years, the youngest was 12. So far 78 people have been charged with offences, the vast majority of these are public order offences which hold a maximum of 5 years imprisonment.

The next hearing is scheduled for the 26th March, at 9.30 at Isleworth Crown Court. It is important that as many people as possible come out to show that they support the young people and recognise the unfairness of these convictions and will not stand for it.

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Support Gaza protesters at Court - 9:30, 26th March, Isleworth

23-03-2010 12:18

Many thousands of us came out to demonstrate against Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza in January 2009. Motivated by images of violent death and destruction, and a desire to express solidarity with the people of Gaza, adults and children spontaneously gathered at the Israeli Embassy in London to demand justice.

Following these protests 119 young people were arrested. They were predominantly Muslim and aged between 16-19 years, the youngest was 12. So far 78 people have been charged with offences, the vast majority of these are public order offences which hold a maximum of 5 years imprisonment.

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Free film night at Bath Black Cat Centre - This thursday!

23-03-2010 10:58

Hi All
Just a reminder that the Black Cat film night will be returning this Thursday, starting at 7pm.

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Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime

23-03-2010 08:32

Since 1991, the U.S. has released the radioactive atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs into the global atmosphere.

The U.S. has illegally conducted four nuclear wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and twice in Iraq since 1991, calling DU "conventional" weapons when in fact they are nuclear weapons.

DU is the Trojan Horse of nuclear war – it keeps giving and keeps killing. There is no way to clean it up, and no way to turn it off because it continues to decay into other radioactive isotopes in over 20 steps.

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Seventh Anniversary: The Objective of the War on Iraq was to Destroy the State

22-03-2010 11:15

The purpose of the war waged on Iraq was from the onset the destruction of the Iraqi state. But there is more: cultural cleansing, tolerating the looting of museums, the burning of libraries and the murder of academics was part of the war strategy.

State ending will certainly become established as a concept, alongside genocide and its derivatives, such as urbicide (destruction of cities), sociocide (destruction of social fabric) mnemocide (destruction of collective memory).