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The US was behind the Rwandan Genocide: Installing a US Protectorate in Africa

08-04-2010 07:32

The civil war in Rwanda and the ethnic massacres were an integral part of US foreign policy, carefully staged in accordance with precise strategic and economic objectives.

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Easter in Parliament Square

06-04-2010 22:53

An account of the ongoing peace campaign in London's Parliament Square with 20 photos.

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Faslane blockaded twice in three days during Euro Days of Action to Ban Nukes

06-04-2010 14:59

6 APRIL 2010

Following Saturday's pan-European actions at nuclear weapons bases (see for details), more than a dozen Trident Ploughshares activists today revisited Faslane, home of the UK's nuclear weapons. The protesters intend to ensure that high on the agenda of the election called by Gordon Brown today is the UK's nuclear weapons and their threat to global security.

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Is Iran a Threat to Global Security? US is Waging War against the Wrong Country

05-04-2010 13:24

All of what's happening right now resonates with the developments which we've been a witness to two years before the invasion of Iraq. New York Times is exactly replaying the unpleasant scenario it had devised to convince us that the late dictator Saddam Hussein has had Weapons of Mass Destruction. History is being repeated once again and Iran is now subject to a backbreaking, multilateral psychological warfare in addition to the previously-running economic embargo. The very fact that Iran is still standing on its own feet demonstrates the powerful will and strong capability of this nation; however, what's really happening behind the scenes? What will happen if U.S. or its Middle East subordinate, Israel, attack Iran?

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Apartheid (by Latuff)

05-04-2010 12:05

Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against US backed IsraHell's state terror.

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Non-violent protest under pressure in the West Bank

05-04-2010 10:43

The Offices
At two o'clock this morning, the Israeli Occupation Army (forcefully
entered a house in Howarah Town, South of Nablus. The house, which was
empty at the time, is used as an office for the Michigan Peace Team.

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Washington Asserts Colonial-Style Control of Haiti at UN Donors’ Conference

04-04-2010 17:24

"Referring in his remarks to the conference to a social and human tragedy with few parallels in modern history—to which he greatly contributed during his two terms as president—Clinton spoke as if he were discussing a corporate merger or the setting up of a new hedge fund. “My job in the next 18 months,” he said, “is going to be to try to connect the inside and outside forces in a way that maximizes the input and the impact of all the players, and minimizes the frictions and transaction costs.”

Aside from setting up more garment sweatshops, the main component of the “reconstruction” plan submitted by Haitian President Préval with the blessing of Washington appears to center on relocating impoverished workers from Port-au-Prince to more rural areas. This would serve the two-fold function of permitting a gentrification of the capital, making it more attractive to foreign investors, and disaggregating the working class in the hope of dissipating its potential social and political power."

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Easter 2010: Way Past Time To Break Silence On Militarism

04-04-2010 14:53

Martin Luther King delivers his "Beyond Vietnam" speech in New York, April 1967
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” warned Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous speech at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, 43 years ago this Easter Sunday.

The speech was titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It was delivered exactly one year to the day before his 1968 assassination in Memphis.

The people who heard that speech recognized it as one of the most powerful speeches ever given articulating the immorality of the Vietnam War and its destructive impact on social progress in the United States.

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Obama: All the evidence indicates that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons

03-04-2010 18:24

President Obama’s video message to mark the Iranian New Year, 20 March 2010
In his video message to mark the Iranian New Year (Nowruz), US President Obama accused the leaders of Iran of showing a "clenched fist" to his "extended hand". Two weeks after releasing that message, he went a step further...

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Israeli "Peace" Plan (by Latuff)

03-04-2010 08:55

Peace, according to Netanyahu...
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against US backed IsraHell's state terror.

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Chagos Islanders Need Our Solidarity

02-04-2010 20:11

Charlezia - an Islander...but will she ever see home again
Behind yesterday's seemingly positive declaration of the Chagos Islands as a "Marine Reserve" by the UK government lies a sinister not-very- well- hidden agenda...

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Presidential Violence!

02-04-2010 11:30

Few imagined how dangerous a “Black” U.S. presidency could be for Black interests and the prospects for world peace. Barack Obama’s “success” – as it will be judged by those powers with which he has aligned – requires that “we valorize capitalist imperialism, male supremacy, militarism, and white supremacy.”

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Audio of Smash EDO/Bernardine Dohrn Tel Aviv meeting

31-03-2010 21:30

Here are two audio recordings from people in Tel Aviv and International Indymedia. Please post and pass these on. They are not to be used for profit!

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Waitrose Supermarket Occupied on International BDS Day of Action

31-03-2010 15:04

On Tuesday 30th March, in line with the Palestinian called International Day of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, approximately 50 activists from a variety of Palestine solidarity groups, inclusive of War on Want, International Solidarity Movement, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and numerous others, entered Waitrose in the Barbican, Central London, to protest the sale of Settlement and Israeli produce.

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Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez

31-03-2010 14:10

"The path is not to fly a plane into a building. It’s to create consciousness. And then the rest will come on its own. I’d like to take this moment to say hello to people of the United States. And us here in the South, we have a lot of faith. And the people in the North are going to wake up. Just like you have woken. Just like many have had an awakening. You can do great changes in the United States, and in a peaceful way, I hope. Because, what happens in the United States, those changes in the United States depend a lot...the future of the world depends on that a lot."

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CSIS report designates Turkey as the optimum route for a possible Israeli attack

31-03-2010 13:40

Three weeks before the US President Barack Obama’s visit to Ankara in April 2009, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published a report which claimed that Turkey would be the optimum route for a possible Israeli attack on Iran.

A new CSIS report released in March 2010 makes exactly the same point.

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NZ activists who destroyed govt spy base dome acquitted by jury

31-03-2010 10:26

NZ jury accept 'greater good' defence

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Lindis Percy reluctantly accepts out of court settlement

31-03-2010 08:57

For four years Lindis Percy (Coordinator of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases – CAAB) has tried to bring Frank Macdonald (US First Class Airman based at the USAF base at Croughton, Northamptonshire) to court.

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On Iran, is UK again 'helping' the US pursue regime change in the Middle East?

30-03-2010 12:32

Is London really ready to help Washington go down the primrose path of regime change in the Middle East one more time? Because, if Washington follows London’s diplomatic advice, that is, in all probability, the place where American policy will end up.