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Palestine Today 04 13 2010

13-04-2010 16:10

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center for Tuesday April 13, 2010.

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Prompt global strike: World military superiority without nuclear weapons

13-04-2010 12:28

US military presence across the globe (2009) [map by David Vine]
In essence, the new US nuclear doctrine is an element of the novel US security strategy that would be more adequately described as the strategy of total impunity. The US is boosting its military budget, unleashing NATO as a global gendarme, and planning real-life exercises in Iran to test the efficiency of the Prompt Global Strike initiative in practice. At the same time, Washington is talking about a completely nuclear-free world."

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Palestine Today 04122010

12-04-2010 19:31

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center for Monday April 12, 2010.

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The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution

12-04-2010 12:50

"In the same month, the highest-ranking general in the United States, “Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” He explained, “It's a global crisis. And as that impacts security issues, or feeds greater instability, I think it will impact on our national security in ways that we quite haven't figured out yet.”[22] Rest assured, they’ve figured it out, but they don’t want to tell you."

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Kyrgyzstan And The Battle For Central Asia

11-04-2010 22:15

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed five years after and in the same manner as he came to power, in a bloody uprising.

Elected president two months after the so-called Tulip Revolution of 2005 he helped engineer, he was since then head of state of the main transit nation for the U.S. and NATO war in Afghanistan.

Which direction the next Kyrgyz government takes will have repercussions on the U.S. and NATO plans for the largest military offensive of the Afghan war scheduled to begin in two months in Kandahar province.

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Photos of the 7th Sharrow Lantern Carnival

11-04-2010 21:26

The 7th Sharrow Lantern Carnival was held in Sheffield on 11th April 2010, starting in Mount Pleasant Park and ending at the General Cemetery. The first one was organised to mark the first anniversary of the start of the Iraq war in 2003.

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Spread Truth & Love @ London "Counter Terror Expo 2010", Wed April 14th

11-04-2010 19:11

Invitation for a creative protest presence at the London "Counter Terror Expo 2010", National Hall, Kensington Olympia, Wed April 14th

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ABC escalates Iran war propaganda: Echoes CIA claim of “defected” scientist

11-04-2010 12:10

ABC joins CBS and CNN in blatant war propaganda against Iran. Based on the history of lies preceding the unlawful US armed attack and invasion of Iraq (explained verbally here), Americans have little time to stop a lie-based US armed attack of Iran. Official US policy allows first-strike use of nuclear weapons based upon these lies.

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Obama’s Lies About Iran: Obama hired to make war where Bush could not?

10-04-2010 17:45

"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."

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Philippines: Ex-martial law detainees to campaign vs Marcoses

10-04-2010 00:47

MANILA, Philippines – Activists who were detained during martial law condemned the attempt of the Marcos family to return to power through the May elections.

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London Shut Down Guantanamo Protest

09-04-2010 21:45

Some photos from the 9th April 2010 protest held outside the US Embassy in London demanding the closure of Guantanamo, Bagram and the other secret CIA prison camps.

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Bath Bomb #29 Out Now

09-04-2010 13:11

Bath's monthly radical freesheet is out now, chronicling the rise and falling on its feet of Bath's Black Cat social centre, Border Agency harrassment, property questioning, Mayday plots, Tesco encroachment, and the usual...

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Sheriff Scott throws out charges of racism against SPSC

09-04-2010 12:33

The charges of “racially aggravated conduct” which were levelled at the 5 members of the Scottish Palestine Scottish Camapign were thrown out by Sheriff James Scott at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday 8th April 2010.

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"Racism" charge dropped against Israel protestors

09-04-2010 06:51

Five Palestine campaigners who contested the relevancy of a “racially aggravated conduct” charge in relation to their protest against Israel’s blockade of Gaza had all charges against them dropped yesterday.

The campaigners, all members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), had interrupted the August 2008 Edinburgh Festival concert by the Jerusalem Quartet. Tours by the classical musicians are regularly sponsored by the Israeli Government, which the campaign group claims makes them a legitimate target for protest.

The campaigners had been accused of making “comments about Jews, Israelis, and the State of Israel”, but during a three-day legal debate at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, a BBC audio recording of the event revealed that there had been no reference made to “Jews”. Comments included “They are Israeli Army musicians”, “End the Siege of Gaza”, “Genocide in Gaza”, and “Boycott Israel”.

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Reminder: 5.5 Days till Counter Terror Expo

08-04-2010 22:41

Office of Exhibition organiser Clarion
Assemble 12 Noon, Olympia Way, W14, on Wednesday 14 April.

Sponsored by arms company Thales, and organised by Clarion Events—responsible for Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) the world’s largest arms fair, the Counter Terror Expo( takes place between 14-15 April 2010 at Olympia, London.

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Shut Down Guantanamo! Monthly Demo - Friday 9 April, 6-7pm, US embassy, London

08-04-2010 21:03

US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London (nearest tube: Bond Street / Marble Arch), 6-7pm

Join us for just ONE HOUR for our monthy demo outside the US embassy to call for the closure of Guantanamo, Bagram and secret CIA prisons, the return of British resident Shaker Aamer to the UK, the release of other prisoners not facing any charges to countries where they will not face persecution, and an end to the US practice of kidnap, torture and indefinite detention without charge or proper trial.

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08-04-2010 11:14

Details in brief

Date: Wednesday 14th April 2010
Time: Meeting to start 7.45 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House,12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA.

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Faslane Free Cafe -Zombies at the base!!

08-04-2010 09:30

Zombies at the base!!