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Towards an Economy of Plunder

21-06-2010 14:15

"Towards an Economy of Plunder

The US media, in chorus, has upheld the "recent discovery" of Afghanistan's mineral wealth as "a solution" to the development of the country's war torn economy as well as a means to eliminating poverty. The 2001 US-NATO invasion and occupation has set the stage for their appropriation by Western mining and energy conglomerates.

The war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war."

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London Campaign Against the Arms Trade Stop the Arms Trade Week Action

21-06-2010 10:54

London CAAT were outside the UKTI department today to call for government support to the arms trade to stop

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Open Letter To The British Government Regarding The Gaza Flotilla

21-06-2010 05:51

Mr Vidler,
Your response to my email is shocking and apalling. Given that we each must take responsibility for what we do, even when done on behalf of others, I would go so far as to say that your action in writing it, even on behalf of your government calls into question your personal integrity. I will not so much as extend the polite courtesy of thanking you for response as this perhaps also is a matter of personal integrity. The rest of this correspondence is addressed to the other recipients referred to above and the government generally.

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Turkish Air force attack ' killed ' Three and wounded several Kurdish citizen

20-06-2010 11:55

One week after shelling and bombing the Kurdish villages by Iran's islamic troops,

Yesterday 8 pm, Turkish air forces has bombarded the [Sidikan, Arbil province] .
Due to heavy bombarding villages one young girl killed and several others including children wounded.

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Cambridge EDL break a Union Jack and Issue 'Threats'

19-06-2010 18:07

Hand scribbled 'Cambridge Division' EDL flag!
Amusing footage emerges online of the small number of EDL supporters at last Monday's Anglian Regiment March.

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"Cut the War" - Call-out for Parliament Blockade on Budget Day

19-06-2010 16:14

12noon Parliament Square Tuesday 22nd June
Street Party - Rave against the Cuts
Be there.

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The role of "mental imagery": Giving a "human face" to racism, genocide and war

19-06-2010 11:48

For the corporate elites to continue practicing genocidal predation for power and profit in developing countries, it is necessary that the predation be cast in a false cover of humanitarian aid, democratic development, solidarity, progress, and the like, and that the most overtly murderous practices be cast as necessary in a fight against evil.

If sufficient care is not taken to secure this cover of mental imagery, then the bosses’ actions will appear more to be what they are, murderous and psychopathic, and the bosses’ children may not feel comfortable sitting on the bosses’ laps and the bosses’ partners may not feel comfortable sleeping in the same bed…

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Suu Kyi marks birthday; world remembers

19-06-2010 11:48

RANGOON—From tree planting in Burma (Myanmar) to a solidarity rally in Washington and flash mobs in Britain, people around the world are holding events to mark the 65th birthday today of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Five US soldiers charged with murdering civilians in Afghanistan

19-06-2010 10:12

A total of five US soldiers are now charged with murder in the killing of three civilians in Afghanistan earlier this year, according to a statement issued by the Army Wednesday. Three soldiers were charged Tuesday, joining two charged earlier this month. All could face the death penalty if convicted.

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EDO Decommissioners Round 2.

18-06-2010 18:37

The defence get their first victory under their belt as one defendant gets their case dropped at the beginning of the week, followed by the start of the defence case with Decommissioners Ornella Saibene and Robert Nicholls taking the stand along with character references for each.

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Reclaiming the Moors for Peace - Fylingdales, 6 June 2010

18-06-2010 15:58

RAF / USAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire – Sunday, 6th June 2010

A day to build awareness of the role of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station in the North York Moors National Park, both among the activists and the public visiting the park.

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Brazil and Iran: Our motives and the bullying trio

17-06-2010 21:56

If it was possible to blatantly lie about Saddam Hussein’s "weapons of mass destruction" and then devastate Iraq, if they can lie shamelessly about the Iranian nuclear program and threaten Iran with a military strike, what is to ensure that the same thing will not happen to Brazil tomorrow? Brazil has a duty to defend the rights of Iranians today, lest we endanger our own rights in the future.

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"The war is worth waging":Afghanistan's vast reserves of minerals and naturalgas

17-06-2010 12:17

Afghanistan's mining minister holds a press conference in Kabul, 17 June 2010
The 2001 bombing and invasion of Afghanistan has been presented to World public opinion as a "Just War", a war directed against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, a war to eliminate "Islamic terrorism" and instate Western style democracy. The economic dimensions of the "Global War on Terrorism" are rarely mentioned.

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17-06-2010 11:52

Cambridge Stop the War Coalition are holding a public meeting on
Afghanistan with:

Karla Ellis (Military Families against the War)
Judith Orr (Stop the War Coalition national officer)

on Friday 18th June at 7.30 pm in the Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane,

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Charges dismissed on "Bonhoeffer 4" war resisters in Australia

16-06-2010 07:46

Charges Dismissed on 4 Australian Christian Peace Activists Arrested Resisting the War on Afghanistan

Wednesday, 16 June, 2010

The charges against the Bonhoeffer Peace Collective - four Christian peace activists who infiltrated the secret Australian military base on Swan Island in March and shut down the switchboard, a satellite and causing a lock down on the base, effectively disrupting the Australian war effort in Afghanistan - have been dismissed.

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Smashingly good start at Decommissioners trial.

15-06-2010 19:35

As the Decommissioners trial in Hove Crown Court enters its second week one of the defendants had their case dropped due to insufficient evidence provided by the prosecution. Back of the net. So thats one down... eight to go.

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Behind The Scenes at Parliament Square's Democracy Village

14-06-2010 22:58

Have you passed by the Houses of Parliament recently? If so, you may have noticed that the number of “residents” in the Square has sky-rocketed. Want to know who they are? What their placards claim? How long they’ll be there? We recently dropped in on the inhabitants of the “Democracy Village” to have a chat about their causes and plight. Here’s what we found out.

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Campaigners Challenge War Celebration

14-06-2010 21:44

Today the Anglian Regiment marched through Cambridge with "drums beating and bayonets fixed".
Local protested dropped a banner from Kings College and protested in front of Kings College with banners calling for and end to the war. They faced hostile responses from some of those lining the streets as well as the local EDL group. Banners with 'End the War - Bring them Home' and "If any question why we died, tell them because our fathers lied" (Kipling) were held high.

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Parliament Square, Friday 11th June 2010

14-06-2010 20:39

Some Court legal papers get delivered to site
Some photos of some the various sights on the square that day.

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QinetiQ Opposed in Great Malvern

14-06-2010 18:33